A rebuke to Sri Lanka
Posted on May 2nd, 2013

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada

2 May 2013

The Editor

The Ottawa Citizen.

Sir:

You say in today’s editorial,”… the diplomatic equivalent of a slap in the face – is for the leader of one country to refuse to attend a high profile gathering hosted by another.  Well Canada has just slapped Sri Lanka,” by announcing that Prime Minister Stephen Harper not wanting to attend the Comonwealth Summit in ColomboThe reason being that there has been alleged human rights violations during the last five months of the 27 year long Tamil Tiger terrorist’s Eelam War for wanting their separate mono-ethnic, Tamil state.

On the contrary, I see that Canada had got egg all over its face, when Prime Minister Harper thought that he could be the Commonwealth’s Pied Piper and hoping that all other 53 nations would stand behind him wanting to boycott the summit.   Not so.  There has been no takers so far and Canada has been isolated.

But then, what moral right has Canada got to preach human rights to Sri Lanka when Canada was part of Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger terrorist problem when Canada aided and abetted the Tamil Tigers by allowing the Tamil Diaspora collect two million dollars a month for 13 Liberal party governing years to stuff it into the Tamil Tiger war chest to buy sophisticated war weapons to kill over 100,000 innocent civilians.  And  the  RDX and TNT explosives used in the truck bomb which brought down the Central Bank Building in the Fort in Colombo killing 114, and maiming 1338 others for life on 31 January 1996, were bought  from the Rubezone Chemical plant in the Ukraine with a seven-and-a-half million dollar cheque cut from a Tamil account in a Vancouver Bank in 1994.  So let’s not paint Canada lily-white.

And more to the point with Canada’s human rights violations of its native peoples which is a concern of the UN,  Canada’s presence  at the summit

with all that  questionable baggage and double-speak will only tarnish that gathering of the Commonwealth leaders in Colombo.

If Canada wants to boycott the summit, so be it.  That Commonwealth Summit will  certainly do well without Canada’s classic hypocrisy.

Asoka Weerasinghe

6 Responses to “A rebuke to Sri Lanka”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Well said Wimal Weerawansa.

    This is why people LOVE you.

    “This portfolio is no big deal for me and I am holding on to it very lightly as I am prepared to leave it and go home at any moment. Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa said.

    We didn’t come here to hold on to these posts. We are against the holding of elections and giving constitutional power for something that was defeated militarily. The Eelam dream was defeated with many sacrifices by our soldiers. We are not willing to betray them” he said.

    Explaining the rationale of the NFF holding its May Day rally separately after holding it for four consecutive years with the government, the minister said there were many things which he could not say if he was on a government stage.

    We cant say that we don’t want the Northern Provincial Council elections and that we don’t want Tamil and Muslim separatist elements getting what they want. If I’m told to leave the ministerial posts for saying these things I will gladly forego all of this” he said.

    – dailymirror.lk

  2. A. Sooriarachi Says:

    The vociferous campaign by Some Canadian politicians, to spread false messages of Tiger separatists, seems to me as something more than the greed to remain in power. It is almost like a life and death struggle. Could it be there are other benefits accruing to them by working like slaves for these separatists? Or is it the fear that one day they could be charged for aiding and abetting LTTE terrorism in SriLanka?
    As for the “slap in the face” comment, I can also see many slaps in the face of these Canadian leaders, by the rest of the Commonwealth nations, who did not buy their demand, based on LTTE propoganda, to punish SriLanka.

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    Trivia time!!

    Who imported 30,000 injections for abortion of Sinhala women to reduce Sinhala population growth while Tamil and Muslim population growth is ASTRONIMICALLY HIGH, higher than rats?

    The answer: A very religious Muslim man!

    Lets NOT hide facts and live in a fools’ paradise. Lets ACCEPT FACTS so that we can move forward.

  4. Senevirath Says:

    “”CAN U ADA”””” WHO CARES U ” ADA.” DO NOT COME TO SRI LANKA . WE CAN DO WITHOUT U.

    Wimal weerawansa this the time for u . u can be one of those GEMI THARUNAYO— village youth—- who should give up marxism and come forward to save sinhala boudhdha urumaya AS GUNADSA AMARASEKARA SAID

    BUT U HAVE TO WORK WITH OTHER PATROTIC ORGANIZATIONS

    LORENZO
    WHO IS THE RELIGIOUS MUSLIM. TELL ME “”vahen oro bhasawen”” like YOUR “”dumbinda silva””

  5. Lorenzo Says:

    The name has not been published. A Pakistani working with SL agents.

  6. Sunil Vijayapala Says:

    mmmm I wonder what’s with lankaweb????
    anyway I was waiting for a relevant article to point out this. please read the Sunday Island headline news – minister gunesekara’s meeting with imf.

    when an unwise person is holding both presidency and finance, the country is in a peril, painting a false picture. i’ts the responsibility of all sri lankans, including expats, to clearly understand the real situation in the country and take remedial action.
    i wonder why bbs is not taking on the issue on economy. this organization has been castigated by people of being anti-other religions, which is incorrect. bbs is not against other religions but sectors of other religions, which have some unscrupulous people with mean agendas. i do not know why so called English speaking intellectuals in sri lanka fail to understand this simple fact.

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