‘NDP statement on UN Panel Report on accountability for War Crimes in Sri Lanka’
Posted on May 6th, 2011

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

5 May 2011

Hon. Jack Layton, MP 
 Leader of the Opposition and the Leader of the  NDP
 House of Commons, Ottawa

Dear Jack Layton:

Re: “ƒ”¹…”NDP statement on UN Panel Report on accountability for War Crimes in Sri Lanka’

Here I am writing to you 72 hours after the closing of the polls on the election of your party as the official Opposition Party in the House with a youthful caucus, among who are four McGill University undergrads.  All what I can say to you is Wow! and Congratulations.

I know part of Tuesday you were defending your new and inexperienced youthful caucus among them was the 19 year old Pierre-Luc Dusseault, the youngest to be ever elected to Parliament.  Among the mix, I see you have the first Tamil member the 29-year old , Rathika Sitsabaiesan who took former Derek Lee’s riding Scarborough Rouge-River, who I have read somewhere that in an interview with CBC she is now trying to distance herself from the Tamil Tigers.

Jack, all what I can tell you is, and I am sincere when I say that I wish your new member of parliament representing Scarborough Rouge-River “every inch and moment of Good Luck in the world’ when trying to wipe out the white Tiger stripes from her psyche, as I have been given reasons to believe from her Facebook pages that she has some affiliation with the Tamil Tigers as the Tamil Tiger flag has been prominently displayed there.  She might have to buy  new running shoes with rollers to run fast enough to distance herself of being a pro-LTTE activist Diaspora member, and Velupillai Prabhakaran the leader of the Tamil Tigers who was snuffed out on 18 May 2009 must be turning in his grave spitting bullets through 12 inches of soil hoping that one would get her for trying to turn her back on his terrorist movement of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam  (LTTE) (aka Tamil Tigers) which was and still is supported by the Tamil Diaspora in the Greater Toronto Area.

It does seem that your new member is smart and learning fast not wanting  to touch the letters L.T.T.E in the alphabet even with a barge pole as she knows that it was easy for her to make fools out of politicians like you  by making you tell lies about the Sri Lankan Government and us Sinhalese about the Eelam War in the House, and now that she is in public office and in the House,  she is aware that it is a liability to carry even a small Eelam flag that is sewn with lies into the  House of Commons  and display it on her desk with  Tamil-pride as the truth is that the Tamil Tigers were the most ruthless terrorists there ever was and was band in Canada in April 2006.  And the alleged persecution of the Tamils in Sri Lanka were all concocted  by Tamils to have the Canadian flood gates kept open to filter her Tamil people as  “ƒ”¹…”convention’ refugees and bilk the Canadian system but only  to get on the first plane back home, the country that they ran away from saying that they have been persecuted no sooner they get their Canadian passport into their hands.  And that is the Tamil Fact, Jack.

The classic example was when you acted as the God-father for the Tamils of the GTA when you called for an Emergency Debate on Sri Lanka on February 4, 2009, which was really a comic “ƒ”¹…”Tamil  Tiger Blarney Gong Show’ to placate the Tamils who were sardine packed in the gallery and cheering you all, as none of the lies that were hurled at Sri Lanka  that evening got stuck on the Sri Lankan Government  and its armed forces.  When the  “ƒ”¹…”Liberal Terrible 5′, Derek Lee, Jim Karygiannis, Robert Oliphant, Judy Sgro and Albina Guarneiri called the Canadian government to stop the “ƒ”¹…”genocide’ of Tamils in Sri Lanka’s North, we now know Jack that it was a load of cod’s wallop.  Then Liberal Albina Guarneiri with a squeaky clean voice stood up in her pulpit like a nun and read a ream of abominable lies, authored I suspect by a Tamil, as if she was reading a page from the Holy Bible and I could challenge her now, as every thing what she said  that evening was a lie.  And, of course, she has retired from politics, and so has Derek Lee and Robert Oliphant went down in defeat.  Hallelujah!

And your caucus members like Paul Dewar and Wayne Marston didn’t do any better that evening either.

What your Rathika has not admitted as yet is that that the latter stages of the  Eelam War 4 were a humanitarian war with the Sri Lankan armed forces trying to save the lives of 300,000 Tamils from the clutches of the Tamil Tigers who herded them as a human shield for 30 months like unwashed cattle from the west of the island to the east while they were retreating from the advance of the government armed forces;  and from saving these 300,000 Tamils from getting blasted by one of the over a million landmines that were planted  like fields of mushrooms by the Tamil Tigers, and  from bullets shot at them by these terrorists if they tried to get away from the human shield.   

What Rathika has not admitted as yet is that the Sri Lankan Government soldiers carried the feeble and the old Tamil parents and grandparent in their arms like babies to safety, risking their lives dodging Tamil Tiger bullets.  And that was not an act of “ƒ”¹…”genocide’ Jack as the Sinhalese soldiers were the angels dropped from heaven to save their feeble and old from Tamil Tiger bullet-deaths, and your Rathika knows it.

What Rathika had not admitted as yet is that the Sinhalese in the thousands cooked a million meals a day to feed the 300,000 Tamils thrice a day who were in temporary longhouse welfare shelters, and that not a single Tamil of the 300,000 was let to starve.   

What Rathika has not admitted  as yet is that she witnessed a miracle happening in front of her eyes, when the Sinhalese who the Tamils said killed her people could have turned their backs on the rescued Tamils and told them, “ƒ”¹…”Starve to death you Tamil bastards as you killed our Sinhalese people for 27 bloody years.”  But the Sinhalese didn’t.   That was the beauty about the Sinhalese.  That was the amazing generosity and love that my Sinhalese people, Buddhists and Christians alike, had for the Tamils.  And that was a human rights laboratory at work.  And Rathika knows it.

 What Rathika has not admitted as yet is that 95% of the 300,000 Tamils who were rescued in May 2009 have returned to their homes which were renovated and some newly built, and that they are luxury accommodation compared to what we Canadians let our native Canadians and Inuit live in remote Reserves.  Shame on us Canadians and three Cheers for the Sri Lankan Government!

What Rathika has not admitted as yet is that by annihilating the Tamil Tiger terrorists on 18 May 2009, who according to her Facebook pages seem to have a soft spot in her heart, the Sri Lankan Government’s armed forces gave back to the 21 million Sri Lankans their “ƒ”¹…”right-to-life’ which had been hijacked by the Tamil Tiger terrorists.  And that is human rights at work in Sri Lanka for you Jack.  And that is a fact and Rathika knows it.

What Rathika has not admitted as yet is that 41 % of the population in the capital Colombo are Tamils, and she would dare approach them encouraging them to get on a plane to get to Toronto Pearson International Airport and tell the Canadians that they have been persecuted by the Sri Lankan government and are landing as refugees.  You know what Jack, she would be told with a tone of scorn in no uncertain terms by these Colombo Tamils. “Hey! Letchimi, why don’t you bugger-off to where you came from as we are enjoying the best of our lives in our Sri Lanka and we happen to be doctors, lawyers, thosai mudalalis, sari emporium mudalalis, engineers, architects, diplomats and you name it and we also drive BMWs.  You may also resent this bit of information Letchimi, we also marry Sinhalese people and they are loving and lovely people.”

 And these are the Tamil Facts that Rathika has to admit.  And if she doesn’t, I will be the first to call her, “ƒ”¹…”Rat-hika the newly minted NDP Humbug’. Those are the facts that Rathika has to face now and admit as an honest democrat and an honest Canadian politician.  When she stretches her hand at every end of the month to get the portion of the $157,731.00 annual pay cheque, she might find it somewhat daunting as she wouldn’t want to look a  damn liar as the truth about the Tamil Facts are staring right at her face and her conscience will eat deep down in to her heart if she will not tell the truth to the Canadians.  That is the reality check for you Jack, and you better believe it.

Now coming to your “ƒ”¹…”NDP statement on UN Panel Report on accountability for War Crimes in Sri Lanka’ put out on 29 April 2011, three days prior to you being elected as the Leader of the Opposition and Rathika being elected an MP to parliament, and introducing Rathika, as the Tamil New Democratic candidate for Scarborough Rouge-River as the “ƒ”¹…”Special Advisor on Tamil issues’ the statement said:

“During this war atrocities took place while media and international bodies were not allowed in, or to report out.  The NDP has always supported an independent inquiry into human rights violations in Sri Lanka and will continue to work towards this.  We will work toward Parliamentary study on the human rights violations in Sri Lanka.”

Well, Jack, you and Rathika have taken a noble task to study the alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka, and will you now continue with your noble task to right the wrongs around the world and make statements that the NDP will also continue with your studies on Human Rights violations by the Americans and the West, including Canada as a participant of the NATO forces, in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Libya.  Failing to act and extend your noble work which you have started in Sri Lanka with such enthusiasm will only let the world, including me, call you two suspect as NDP HUMBUGS!

Jack, if you are going to act as a true democrat in the new parliament, I don’t think it would give you credence to show that you are truly one of them if you only have Rathika, a Tamil, to be your “ƒ”¹…”Special advisor on Tamil issues’.  However, if these Tamil issues impinge in any way on the ethnic Sinhalese to be suspect as human rights violators in Sri Lanka, it is only fair that you appoint a “ƒ”¹…”Sinhalese-Canadian to be your Special advisor on Sinhalese Issues’ to get the facts right and be fair if the NDP wishes to be the morally responsible, squeaky clean Judge and Jury on this issue.

So, permit me to volunteer to be the one-time Sinhalese-Canadian Honourary Special Advisor to you on Sinhalese issues pertaining to ‘Tamil issues’, especially related to the “ƒ”¹…”UN (Moon) Panel report’, which you two on behalf of the NDP are seeking “an independent inquiry into human rights violations in Sri Lanka”.

Here is this Sinhalese-Canadian’s advice to you:

  1. Please be advised that that the Three UN Panel Report should not be termed the UN Panel Report, but should be recognized as the “ƒ”¹…”Moon Panel Report’, as the composition of the panel of the so called “ƒ”¹…”experts’ is from out side the UN organization.  As such it violates the authority under which the Secretary-General of the UN is expected to function under Article 100, Clause 1 of the UN Charter.  This is the article which provides guidance to the Secretary-General to maintain his/her strict neutrality of the UN.
  2. Please be advised that further, Ban ki-Moon, The Secretary-General of the UN has clearly violated Article 2 (7) of the UN Charter which prohibits intervention in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state, thus this Report which  has been called the UN Panel Report and released for international consumption is a good reason for the Secretary-General  Ban ki-Moon to be impeached.
  3. Please be advised that The Panel that Ban ki-Moon had appointed was headed by Marzuki Darusman, a former Attorney General of Indonesia who was also a member of the International Independent Group of Eminent Persons (IIEGP) invited to observe the working of Sri Lanka’s Presidential Commission looking into alleged serious violations of human rights in March 2008.  Darusman left the Commission in a huff disagreeing with  the Sri Lanka Government and yet signed the IIGP Report without paying a single visit to Sri Lanka to ascertain himself the actual ground situation. The second panelist was Steven Ratner an adviser to a Non Governmental Organization known as the Human Rights Watch (HRW) that has been very critical of Sri Lanka from the inception of the Eelam War. Ratner has also co-authored a book with Jason Adams titled “ƒ”¹…”Accountability for Human Rights: Atrocities in international law beyond the Nuremberg legacy’ wherein in page 123 he has stated that the “ƒ”¹…”convention on banning apartheid should be invoked in relations to countries such as Sri Lanka.’  With this backgrounder Steven Ratner should have been dismissed from the panel instantly for his bias against Sri Lanka.  And the third panelist the South African Yasmin Sooka is a close associate of the South African Tamil Navi Pillay who is the patron of  the Sooka Foundation, and also responsible for the failed resolution that was brought against Sri Lanka before the UNHCR in May 2009.  With such credentials none of the panelists would qualify to be an honest non-partisan member of any panel dealing with the alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka as they carry with them full baggages of  anti-Sri Lankan attitudes.  It clearly shows that Ban ki-Moon is up to mischief wanting to hang Sri Lanka cold by denying the island the much deserved prosperity of reconstruction, rejuvenation and reconciliation since the end of the  30-year war in May 2009, thus should not hold the all important office of neutrality as Secretary-General in the UN and is a good reason for him to be impeached.
  4. Please be advised that in the UN Report that you are referring to, the Darusman, Ratner, Sooka panel starts by insisting that they have no investigative power and that they are not embarking on any investigation at all.  With regard to this, on the first page of the executive summary, they say, “The panel’s mandate however does not extend to fact finding or investigation.”  In confirmation of this, the page 3 of the report says, “The panel has not conducted fact finding as that term is understood in United Nations practice.”  Again on page 6 of the report the Darusman, Ratner, Sooka panel says, “The panel and the United Nations officials repeatedly made clear to the government the scope of its mandate as an advisory panel to the secretary general including that it was not engaged in any investigation.”  And again the Darusman, Ratner, Sooka  panel stresses on page 14 of the report that “the panel’s mandate precludes fact finding or investigation.”
  5. Please be advised that the panelists Darusman, Ratner and Sooka had taken this assignment with  preconditioned minds wanting to destroy the progress of the development and reconciliation among the ethnic groups of this sovereign island state and play Russian roulette with the lives of its  21 million peoples when their cunning becomes so transparent when on page 15 of the report says, “The panel has chosen to present the allegations it finds credible, in a narrative account.”  And again on the same page they say, “this account should not be taken as proven facts.”  This contradiction proves the fact that the panelists Darusman, Ratner and Sooka wrote a horror story of fiction hoping that it would be a best seller.  But it turns out to be a sick attempt by these three voyeurs and this book of fiction is nothing to get excited  and will no way win the Pulitzer Prize. 
  6. Please be advised that with the above facts on this Moon Report on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka it is nothing for you Jack and your Tamil advisor Rathika to get so hot and bothered about and to send messages to Sri Lanka saying that “ƒ”¹…”we NDPiers will huff and will puff until we blow your country down’.  Take a deep breath, you two,  and get on with the work that you two have promised the Canadian masses to get elected “”…” Health care, Economy, Foreign investment, post-secondary education, Jobs, prosecuting human traffickers, law and order, seniors, etc.  Drop your ugly intentions about Sri Lanka.  They did well to get rid of the most ruthless terrorist movement in the world, the Rathika’s  Facebook friends, the Tamil Tigers.  And it doesn’t make sense to make  America’s President Obama a Hero for  taking the second ruthless terrorist  Osama bin Laden down, and  yet,  make Sri Lanka’s President Rajapaksa a Criminal for taking down the number one ruthless terrorist Velupillai Prabhakaran of the Tamil Tigers.  This defies simple logic.
  7.   What Jack! Am I seeing the Sequel in the making to the February 4, 2009, “Tamil Tiger Blarney Gong Show in the Canadian Parliamentary Chambers”, which you acted as the Producer and Director, with this “ƒ”¹…”NDP Statement on UN Panel Report on accountability for War Crimes in Sri Lanka’?  And I also see that you have recruited an under-study to produce and direct this Gong “ƒ”¹…”Horror’ Show “”…” Rathika Sitsbaiesan, MP for Scarborough Rouge-River.  Ha! I just don’t believe this and  do we really call Canada a democracy?  You NDPiers with such nonsense only make Canada, demo-crazy! 

Signing off as your one-time Honourary Special Advisor on Sinhalese Issues,

Sincerely,

Asoka Weerasinghe (Mr.)

17 Responses to “‘NDP statement on UN Panel Report on accountability for War Crimes in Sri Lanka’”

  1. Sunil Mahattaya Says:

    Quite Correct Mr Weerasinghe! Your remarks and observations are quite appropriate, thank you Sir!
    No matter which organisation they creep into, these Tami Eelam(Tiger) Sympatisers can never hide their true colours.There are many Public and private offices globally to which they have gained access and their rhetoric is always the same towards supporting Tamil secession in Sri lanka, the trend once being open, bold and arrogant globally albeit lately in Canada, gone underground and operating surreptitiously as legally they are not tolerated by the National Law Enforcement Agencies hounding them. It is slightly different with high profile individuals who think they have carte blanche to the right to promulgate LTTE sympathies even clandestinely if not openly. If Jack Layton notwithstanding his status as official opposition leader in the Canadian Parliament turns a blind eye to the Canadian Government policy deeming it permissible through some pretext or the other particulary relative to the Tiger Sympathiser in his camp as cited by Mr.Weerasinghe, Mr Layton will probably be setting a dangerous precedent in tolerating such while also neglecting his civic duties as a Canadian as anyone with links to any terrorist organization and in this case Ms.Rathika Sithsabaiesan needs to be disentitled to Parliamentary office!

  2. Vis8 Says:

    Short-sighted Western politicians, allured by the votes and “campaign-money” (a.k.a. terror-money) of the expatriate Canadian Tamil terror-supporters, further have fallen for these wolves in sheeps’ clothing. Very soon, the half-a-million expatriate votes will be going to elect “their” candidate. Canadian politicians will soon regret when these expatriates start competing politically with them. There could be separatist movements in Canada, soon. Hope it is not too late for Canada.

  3. dhane Says:

    Dear Asoka work out a way and means to be impeached the Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon. He is a useless man and no need to keep him any more.

  4. M.S.MUdali Says:

    Canada is not Sri Lanka. Tamil people ran from Sri lanka. Why? Now this is a NDP wave. Many unknown faces appeared in parliament.

    But you Sinhalese cry at the moon for winning a parliament seat by a TAMIL. If a Tamil person get elected from Matara, then we can trust what ever you bark!

  5. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    Hey Asoka ! If at all the Government is mulling to respond to the Report, I would suggest venturing on many avenues. My first step would be to take paragraph by paragraph, or set of lines by set of lines.

    Let us take the first Paragraph / Introduction. It should be printed in Black. The answer in minute detail, eliciting all pertinent data, should be rhetoricall presented with pictures, Photographs, illustrations, in BLUE.

    So the Reprt Paragraph should be presented in BLACK, and the Answer Paragraph should be printed in BLUE.
    If the need to present damning atrocities and violent murder, the pertinent data should be in RED. There should be a process of colour coding in the answers.

    THE ANSWERS SHOULD NOT BE PRINTED SEPERATELY IN A DIFFERENT VOLUME, AS THE READER WILL HAVE TO DO CROSS REFERENCES, TO ASSIMILATE THE TRUTH IN THE FINDINGS.

    THE REPORT AND ANSWERS SHOULD BE IN THE SAME BOOK. IT CAN LEAD TO MANY VOLUMES. TO RE-ITERATE MY CONCEPT OF REPLY PRESENTATION I HEREWITH REPEAT.

    Every Report Paragraph in BLACK has to be answered just below that in BLUE. If Murder scenes have to be reflected, then the pertinent data covering the scene should be in RED. This is one action that can be taken, so that it can be shown to the whole world. THERE SHOULD BE NO HURRY IN BRINGING ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION. I do hope my rhetoric is understood.

    Next, UNSG has acted far far beyond the mandate that he has been entrusted with. He acted arrogantly, Arbitrarily, and unilaterally, to appoint Three individuals into a panel, who are not employees of the UN. He had absolutely NO permission from any legitimate arm of the UN. He very well knew that the three he appointed, all had something in common, and that is damning malice towards Sri Lanka. They did not know the history and the ground realities of a THIRTY YEAR OLD WAR. They have no vision as such to advice. Hence it was Paki Sarawanamuttus malicious thesis that was presented as the Darssma Report. Taking all this into consideration, there is probable cause to IMPEACH THE BANKI MOON. Hope Legal Luminaries in Sri Lanka would already be looking into the prospects.

  6. M.S.MUdali Says:

    I respect President Mahinda for speaking in Tamil in UN. But Lankaweb is a UNP dominated readers. Can these posters tell why Ranil gave a carved out area for LTTE?

    We have enough LAWS to make our country peaceful but who is ready to implement them?

  7. patrioticsrilankan Says:

    Rathika is not only going to get more rights for Tamils living in Sri Lanka via Canadian Parliament, she will get more and more rights for the Tamils who belong to the oppressed caste on Northern Sri Lanka. She hails from the electorate in Jaffna where the first MP from the oppressed caste was elected to Sri Lankan Parliament in 1977 – Mr Rasalingam.
    But these so called “vellaala” Tamil Canadians will not re-elect her in next election and blame her caste for her inability get re-elected. But right now 1982 Vadamaraatchi born Rathika promised to all Tamils in Sri Lanka that she won’t re-marry again until Tamil speaking Sri Lankans get their dreams come true – free Canadian Permanent Residence and migration to her riding sponsored by Canadians. Brave Rathika divorced her husband and quit happy married life only 12 days after her wedding to serve Sri Lankan Tamils!

  8. M.S.MUdali Says:

    What ever it is, Rathika created history in Canadian politics! The NDP wave brought Conservatives to power with absolute majority. Many well known Liberals and Quebec separatists were defeated.

  9. haynes Says:

    Rathika must realize tha the constituency of Scarborough -Rouge River is made up of more than the 6000 or so tamil voters . Her job is to look after the entire constiuency;not just tamil issues.Otherwise her chances of getting re-elected will be slim.

  10. patrioticsrilankan Says:

    Rathika is from Mathanai Sri Lanka. Rathika married former oppressed caste leader and former Sri Lankan MP(Nominated) M.C.Subramaniam’s son. The marriage lasted only 10days.
    Due to her ivery very “close” relationships with Poovaalapillai and Piragalathan of CTC, CTC recommended Rathika to Jack Layton for nomination. Rathika knows how to spread her “wings”. But very moody unapologetic Rathika should learn to listen others with different opinion – Otherwise she will become another Jag Baduria.

  11. M.S.MUdali Says:

    M.C.Subramaniyam’s children married before 90s. Then who was this guy married to Rathika?

  12. Nanda Says:

    Dear Tamils,
    This article is not about a woman. This is about something else. You people are so elated on little things and making this your meeting place to gossip !
    Mudali Ayya,
    Why not blame Christians instead ?

  13. Sri Rohana Says:

    Jack Layton or Rathika Sitsabaiesan elected to Canadian Parliament, to represent Canadians. They don’t have elected to interfere Sri Lanka’s internal matters in Canadian Parliament. They don’t have any mandate to do so.
    To represent Sri Lankans we have elected 225 representatives from entire Sri Lanka. Those 225 members of Parliament have a mandate to represent Sri Lankans. In addition to Parliament we have a President, Provincial council members and Local government representatives. Therefore we need not any outsiders to interfere our affairs.

    It is obvious that Rathika Sitsabaiesan migrated to Canada as a bogus refugee. How come a liar, fraudster represent as a member of parliament? What I cannot understand is if she had a problems in Sri Lanka instead of traveled to Canada she could easily go to Tamil Country (tamil nadu) within 45 minutes. Why she more preferred Western world for (economic) refugee status? Isn’t it U.S $ or C$ the final target.

  14. M.S.MUdali Says:

    Nanda:
    LTTE is run by Vatican. That is why Fr.Emmanuel praised LTTE as the divine soldiers of Christ. Why cannot you ask Malcolm Ranjith for the support given by his church?

    Further Rathika and many rookies are elected. So, you must be happy instead of barking at her!

  15. patrioticsrilankan Says:

    Rathika’s sister Nalini Sitsabaiesan works for Royal Canadian Mounted Police(RCMP). She will be moving from RCMP Vancouver Detachment to Mississauga Detachment next month. Nalini is year older than Rathika. Rathika’s other sister Neera is 3 years older than Rathika. Rathika’s oldest sister Meera married to Dushy Gnanapiragasam a close relative of Prabakaran.

  16. M.S.MUdali Says:

    How did Thushy Gnanapragasam relate to Prabhakaran? Prabhakaran’s father was a Kerala born Malayalee and his mother was from Pt.Pedro.

  17. cassandra Says:

    MSMUdali,

    After noting what you keep repeating, like a broken record, about the LTTE and the Vatican I think I am getting brainwashed. I am now beginning to believe that the LTTE in fact runs the Vatican!

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