Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu as a panellist on Human Rights in Sri Lanka
Posted on November 18th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe. Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario Canada

November 18, 2009

Professor Chelva Kananganayakam
University of Toronto
Toronto

 Dear Professor Chelva Kananganayakam:

Re: MUNK CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Panel Discussion on Illusionary Justice: Threats to the Rule of Law and Human Rights in Sri Lanka on November 16, 2009.

I am not certain why I am writing to you, perhaps may be because you are affiliated with the University of Toronto.  If you feel that this topic does not concern you at all, then forgive me, but I had to let my bile spill on someone at U of T.

I ached to know that such a panel discussion was allowed to take place in the heart of Toronto, the Canadian-Eelam county on the heels of reports from local and international intelligence which says “the severely affected international network of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam following the defeat of the outfit militarily in Sri Lanka is slowly gathering ground using the Canadian soil as the base.”  This panel discussion most definitely was part of that phenomenon, and the sponsors, the Centre for South Asian Studies and Asian Institute are guilty of aiding abetting it, and to let Tamil-Eelamists get a foothold in Canada as their base.

The panel discussion will include Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, the Executive Director of Centre for Policy Alternatives, an independent and non-partisan public policy institute focusing on issues of democratic governance human rights and peace,” the announcement said.

This good Doctor is the guy who charged the Sri Lankan Government for committing “ƒ”¹…”ethnic cleansing’, when on June 7, 2007, they picked up 301 Tamils as security threats in Colombo, from a Tamil population of 390,000 and sent to their homes in buses in the North and East of the island. They were living in half-way houses from where most of them spliced together bombs to blast the mainly majority Sinhalese community in the Colombo capital region.  And he attributes himself to be non-partisan and I am shocked, as according to him, it’s OK for Tamils to kill the Sinhalese.  Ouch!

This is the good Doctor who didn’t care a tuppence when 400 Sinhalese lecturers and undergraduates were stoned out of the Jaffna University Campus on 17 August 1977, and had to be brought down south in buses escorted by the army and police while they were lying prostrate on the floor away from the hail of rocks and stones thrown by separatist Tamils.  Believe me, this good Doctor Paikiasothy wasn’t a two year-old in diapers in August 1977 then, drooling with a soother in his mouth.  He was a big boy, big enough to make his voice heard around the world complaining that his Tamil people were violating the rights of the Sinhalese.  And he has the gall to attribute himself to be “ƒ”¹…”non-partisan”.  Phew! What a ton of dosai!

This is the good Doctor who couldn’t care two masala-vadais, when the separatist Tamil Tigers kicked out 100,000 Muslims in 24 hours from their homes in the North and the East of the island in October 1990, where they had lived for generations, and we didn’t hear his non-partisan voice complaining to the world that his Tamil people are taking away the rights of the Muslim people.  Nor did we hear the voice of the “ƒ”¹…”squeaky-clean’ wanna-be Amnesty International either.

I understand that the main sponsor of this panel discussion was the University’s Centre for South Asian Studies.  Let me warn the faculty of this Centre not to encourage such partisan discussions hence forth as there will be more Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu clones, who are anti-Sri Lankan Government coming to you all asking for your respected academic stage from where they could throw stones at the Sri Lankan government.

Unless this Centre has an opposing panel discussion on “ƒ”¹…”Illusionary Justice: Threats to the Rule of Law and Human Rights in Sri Lanka, the other side of the coin’, I would charge the faculty, although harsh, of being a bunch of intellectual frauds who are part of the conspiracy to continue to sabotage the once ever good friendship between Canada and Sri Lanka which has now turned frosty because of the Tamil-Eelam issue.

Just watch out for the other Paikiasothy clones that will come out of the wood-work now that you all have provided a stage to this good Doctor and tarnish the reputation of the Centre for Asian Studies by letting him throw stones at Sri Lanka.  They are all intellectual Human Rights frauds, trying to pick a dollar here and a dollar there from the million dollar  Human Rights pie saying that they too are genuine Human Rights activists.  What rubbish! 

I will appreciate it  very much if you would be kind enough to share my concerns with the appropriate Faculty Council Members of U of T.

Asoka Weerasinghe.

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