Sri Lankan Abuses Spur Ottawa to Eye Boycott of Summit
Posted on April 29th, 2013

Ira de Silva London, Ontario Canada

The Editor
Globe & Mail
Toronto, Ontario.

Dear Sir:

                            Re: Sri Lankan Abuses Spur Ottawa – April 27,2013

The news report states that Mr. Harper’s representatives emerged from the meeting of the Ministerial Action Group in London on Friday, April 26th, miffed because Canada was out voted and did not succeed in it’s myopic, inaccurate and vindictive opinions on Sri Lanka. The current Canadian Government has been spewing hatred and objections against Sri Lanka since before the last meeting of the Commonwealth in 2011. Before and after the meeting in 2011 Mr. Harper has been saying that he will not attend and providing a list of conditions for Sri Lanka to fulfill for him to attend.

The report states that Canada is appalled that the meeting will be held as scheduled in Sri Lanka in spite of Canada’s strident objections. Canada has learnt the hard way that the Commonwealth is a group of equal members. Canada can have it’s own opinions but does not have the right or ability to condemn a member state or conduct it’s foreign policy in a holier than thou attitude and a bull in a china shop manner as personified by John Baird on the international stage. This display of ignorance and lack of diplomatic skill is what is appalling. It has diminished Canada.

This governments statements on Sri Lanka show that it is supportive of the LTTE diaspora and bases it’s policy on Sri Lanka on what the LTTE supporters in Canada feed it without any independent verification hoping that they will vote Conservative. The other political parties play the same game. However, members of the Commonwealth, who are not pandering to the Global Tamil Diaspora, who have a balanced and objective view and do not need Tamil votes to get elected  have voted against Canada’s biased, flawed and dictatorial opinions.

Whether Mr. Harper or any other representative of Canada attends the meeting is just academic. In 2011, sixteen members did not attend. If Canada does not attend, so be it. For the members at the meeting who oppose LTTE terrorism and whose citizens did not fund terrorism in Sri Lanka for decades as Canada did, it may be a relief.

Yours truly,

Ira de Silva
London, Ontario 

4 Responses to “Sri Lankan Abuses Spur Ottawa to Eye Boycott of Summit”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Why do we need this USELSS ABUSIVE commonwealth?

    When commonwealth summit takes place in Colombo, people should PROTEST British ABUSES and DEMAND compensation.

    Is there a way to reach out to ABORIGINALS of Australia and Canada?

  2. Vijendra Says:

    Shame on Harper and Baird for taking Canada down to the gutters, all for the sake of a few potential votes from the Tamil diaspora. What scumbags! Instead, they should open their eyes and see the reality on ground. Come to Sri Lanka and see the progress made since the eradication of the ltte terror.

    The Tamils in Sri Lanka are much better off than the majority in Tamilnad. Harper and Baird must learn to be open minded and not believe the biased Tamil diaspora propaganda machine. If the Canadian political leaders are this stupid, I really feel sorry for the Canadians.

  3. Insula Says:

    Canada’s Complicity in the War on Terror
    “Canada is “appalled” that Sri Lanka has been chosen to host the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in November, its foreign minister says.
    John Baird said Sri Lanka had failed in the fundamental Commonwealth values of “freedom, democracy, human rights, the rule of law and good governance”.
    Sri Lanka dismissed Canada’s objections, saying Commonwealth members had agreed the summit could go ahead.”
    Comments:
    Headline should be: Canada Joins US and Israel in Global Terrorism and Human Rights Violations.
    Read on …
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-boston-bombing-web-of-lies/5332981
    The Boston Bombing Web of Lies
    Canada’s Complicity in the War on Terror
    Three days after Boston was locked down, invaded by a colossal police-military apparatus on a surreal “teenagehunt”, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police made a very timely announcement: they had foiled a terrorist plot targeting a Via Rail passenger train. Or so they say.
    In a very absurd press conference where three RCMP officers repeatedly answered questions with “we cannot comment as the investigation is ongoing”, the only information they seemed very eager to disclose was that the suspects “received guidance from Al-Qaeda in Iran”.
    RCMP press conference
    While the Canadian mainstream media take these RCMP allegations at face value, independent news outlets suspect hidden political motives behind the highly publicized announcement:
    Neither the police nor government have given any reason as to why, after allowing the accused to remain at large for months, they were suddenly arrested Monday afternoon and in a very high-profile manner. […]
    Speaking Tuesday after Jaser’s arraignment in a Toronto court, his lawyer, John Norris, drew attention to the timing of the police-government announcement that they had uncovered Canada’s first “al-Qaeda-sponsored” terror plot. Said Norris, “The timing of the arrest is a bit of a mystery and certainly I would like to hear the RCMP’s explanation for that. They have been very clear that there is no risk of public safety and it is surprising to say the least that this arrest would be made now, close on the heels of what happened in Boston and timed perfectly with what was happening in the House of Commons yesterday.”
    On Friday, the Conservative government announced that it was changing the House of Commons’ agenda, scheduling third and final reading of its “Combating Terrorism Act” (Bill S-7) to begin Monday and conclude this week. Bill S-7 gives the state vast new powers. These include: the right to hold terrorism suspects for 72 hours without charge, to convene “investigative hearings” at which those believed to have information about an imminent terrorist attack are stripped of their right to remain silent, and the power to place restrictions for up to a year on the movements and rights of persons deemed by the state to be terrorist suspects but against whom they have insufficient evidence to lay charges. […]
    US authorities have been quick to trumpet the Canadian claims of a thwarted terrorist attack—claims that boost their own efforts to portray North America as under siege from terrorists and justify a vast expansion of the national-security apparatus and coercive powers of the state. The US ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson, issued a statement Monday saying the arrests of Esseghaier and Jaser “were the result of extensive cross-border cooperation” and had underscored “that we face serious and real threats.” […]
    At Monday’s press conference, the RCMP asserted that Esseghaier and Jaser had acted under the “direction and guidance” of “al-Qaeda elements located in Iran.”
    The RCMP said that they had no evidence of Iranian government involvement. […]
    The Harper Conservative government, which has declared itself Israel’s strongest ally and has expanded Canada’s decades’ old military-strategic alliance with Washington, broke off diplomatic relations with Teheran last summer. In justifying this action, Conservative Foreign Minister John Baird labeled Iran “the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today.” (Keith Jones Canadian Government unveils “Terror Plot” as it Adopts Draconian New Law, World Socialist Web Site, April 24, 2013.)

  4. A. Sooriarachi Says:

    Canada’s John Baired is behaving as if he missed out on a huge reward, had he been successful in shifting the CHOGM meeting to Tamilnadu or some other location. If they are really trying to earn a huge reward from the Tigers, then, they will keep on working on their agenda, set for them by the Tigers.

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