The Canadian Government has said that it will carry out investigation from several aspects regarding the LTTE connections of the refugees who arrived in Canada on the Sun Sea vessel.
A large number of people including LTTE suspects illegally entered Canada during August last year. They were detained at a federal facility in Barnaby while the investigations are being carried out. The Canadian Government has refused to provide refugee status to several people who were found to have been connected to the LTTE. The Canadian judicial reports say that a woman who was wearing a LTTE necklace was released on a bond of 1000 US dollars and strict conditions. The Canadian Government has stressed that refugee status will not be granted to any one who was connected to the LTTE.