Sri Lanka: Canada’s statement at UN’s HRC, 31 May 2010
Posted on June 3rd, 2010

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Cnada

June 3, 2010

Hon. Stephen Harper, PC., MP
Prime Minister of  Canada
House of Commons 
Ottawa, Ontario
cc: Hon. Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs;   Hon. Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs; Hon. Bev Oda, Minister for International Cooperation; Hon. Jim Abbott, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation

Dear Prime Minister:

The Interactive dialogue  in reference to Sri Lanka by the Canadian representative with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights during the Human Rights Council Session on May 31, 2010, had every element of being a Big Bully Boy we are “ƒ”¹…”Holier than Thou’ cynicism.

This is what was said: “Throughout Sri Lanka’s 26-year conflict, Canada has consistently registered its concerns related to governance of human rights.  Canada looks to the Government of Sri Lanka to move expeditiously towards a viable political solution that satisfies the legitimate aspirations of all Sri Lankan citizens.”

Mr. Prime Minister, my immediate reaction was, “Come again Canada, I just don’t believe what you said.”

–         Let’s acknowledge the fact that Canada helped fund that Eelam War for 13 Liberal government years by letting the Canadian Tamil Tiger separatist supporters collect 2 million dollars a month to stuff the Tamil Tiger war chest for them to buy sophisticated war weapons to fight against the legitimately elected democratic government and drag on the war for 27 bloodying years, and we are now pretending that we were concerned and we were a bunch of goody-two-shoes all along.  What baloney!;

 –         Let’s acknowledge the fact that Canada let the Tamil separatists cut a cheque for 7 ½ million dollars from a bank in Vancouver to buy explosives from a Ukraine Chemical factory in 1994, which brought down the Central Bank Building in Colombo on 31 January 1996 killing 114 innocent civilians and maiming for life another 1,400, and we are now pretending that we were concerned and we were a bunch of goody-two-shoes all along. What baloney!;

 –         Let’s acknowledge that Canada let tens of thousands of Tamils carry a sea of Tamil Tiger flags for weeks of the banned terrorist organization the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) last April and May in Ottawa and Toronto blocking the streets and Highways harassing the citizens mobility and giving oxygen to live another day to want to destroy that democracy, and we are now pretending that we are concerned and we were a bunch of goody-two-shoes all along. What baloney!;

 –         Let’s acknowledge that Canada let the Tamil Eelamists have their Eelam Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam elections take place in Canada last month whose intention is to claim their separate Tamil state Eelam which they failed to do after 27 years of fighting and witnessing over 100,000 innocent people bombed and killed, and we are now pretending that we are concerned and we were a bunch of goody-two-shoes all along.  What baloney!;

 –         Let’s acknowledge that Canada’s hasn’t once in the recent months persuaded  these Canadian Tamil separatists to participate and help the Sri Lanka  government to develop the North and East and resettle the Tamilian people after the war, and we are now pretending that we are concerned and we are a bunch of goody-two-shoes all along.  What baloney!  What hypocrisy!  What humbug!

 It is time that Canada show our honesty and not make such popular statements when addressing matters related to Sri Lanka  at such International fora but say words that reflect the honest hearts of Canadians to reflect the goodwill wishing success for the contemporary developments in Sri Lanka.

Let’s gear Canada’s remarks towards the reconciliation process which the present Government has received an overwhelming mandate from the people in Sri Lanka.

Let’s show Canada’s honesty in our concerns by persuading the Tamil separatists who have been given a home in Canada to participate in the development process of Sri Lanka which will be welcomed by the Sri Lankan government and her peoples in particular those Tamils who are now settling down in the North and East having suffered immensely during the Tamil Eelam separatist war.

Above all, Mr. Prime Minister, let us tell the world through these Fora that we are indeed honest Canadians when it comes to the welfare of Sri Lanka and Sri Lankans who have decided not to leave its shores seeking greener pastures abroad and want top break up that little democratic island into two.

We are honest Canadians so let us reflect that honesty by not making politically popular statements about Sri Lanka  that do not reflect  her contemporary developments when discussing with our international partners.

Sincerely

Asoka Weerasinghe 
(Conservative card carrying Member) 
                                    

One Response to “Sri Lanka: Canada’s statement at UN’s HRC, 31 May 2010”

  1. PRIYAN WIJEYERATNE Says:

    Asoka, have you posted this letter to Harper? If you have not, I hope you would. Cheers mate!!

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