Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena meets U.S.Secretary of State John Kerry
Posted on May 7th, 2015

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

6 May 2015

Honourable Maithripala Sirisena

President of Sri Lanka

President’s Secretariat

Galle Face

Colombo 1, Sri Lanka

Dear Honourable President Maithripala Sirisena:

I felt somewhat assured that you will be an honest caretaker of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka with your comment …that no room would be allowed for international community to interfere in the country’s domestic affairs…” when you spoke to the nation during the May Day rally. Sri Lanka couldn’t have asked for more.

However, my expression somewhat” has the notion of some doubts, as the proof of the pudding is in its eating.

And then U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry comes along and tells you indirectly through an answer to a query by a journalist that he was not interested to ask Sri Lanka to align with anyone. We welcome strong relationships” between Sri Lanka and any other country with which Sri Lanka wanted to have a relationship.   What the U.S. had done was to offer suggestions, not to demand,” the Secretary of State had added. Ummm..would you believe it? In my summation it is, Henry All-Cock”!

Well, Mr. President, I suppose you realized that all this was Henry All-Cock” spoken by Mr. Kerry. You know and we all know and the whole world knows that the US surreptitiously helped you to bring about a regime change when former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was getting too close to China for the US’s and India’s comfort, and China was getting closer to Sri Lanka by helping Sri Lanka to defeat terrorism which US didn’t and India trained the Tamil Tigers as terrorists to destabilize your island nation.   And it is no secret that China alongside with Russia defended Sri Lanka in the UN even using their veto power at the UN to stop US on its strides to hurt Sri Lanka with their resolutions to teach Sri Lanka a lesson for not aligning with them. What ought to be acknowledged is that China is a friend who held Sri Lanka’s weak hand in her time of need when Sri Lanka was being isolated and bashed by the West and your good neighbour” India joining the western villainous bullies to clobber Sri Lanka.

And then Mr. Kerry says that he hoped that the Sri Lanka government would continue to cooperate with United Nations to explore the best way for a credible domestic investigation into allegations of human rights.”

Shish! President Sirisena, those comments by Mr. Kerry was Henry All-Cock”, tantamount to interfering in your country’s domestic affairs.”   I am sure you are smart enough to see it and read between the lines.

Mr. President, I hope you whispered the following into Mr. Kerry’s ear in your own Yahapalanaya-diplomatic language. This indeed would have been a gutsy gumption act by you showing that you are no puppet of the West.

State Minister Kerry stop interfering in my country’s domestic affairs.  I have little interest in your advice knowing that you Americans have screwed the world while appointing yourselves as the ‘Global Policeman of the World.’ What I abhor is that you Americans are still knee-deep in the quagmires of Iraq and Afghanistan, having invaded Iraq on a lie and killing 1.2 million Iraqis, and still trying to clean up the Taliban’s even after a decade and along the way killing innocent Pakistanis with your drones.

 State Minister Kerry, I abhor America’s lack of value of human life when former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright uttered these despicable words –I think it is a very hard choice, but the price – we think the price is worth it”,   when asked about the half-a-million children who died as a result of the US invading Iraq on a lie. And you are trying to advice us about Human Rights! Come on, you must be joking, State Minister Kerry.

State Minister Kerry, look what you all did in Libya?   All three countries, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya are in chaos. Thanks for the mighty America who think they can right all wrongs of the world.   That’s Hog-wash! You Americans do not have a good record, so keep your nose clean and keep out of the internal affairs of my country. Yes, we can be friends. But not to the extent of your American interference. Yes, I do understand that my island is strategically placed geo-politically in the Indian Ocean. That does not give your country the license to cripple my country, my island nation. Remember, it is my land and it is not your land! Yes, I understand that your interest is not in my peoples but the fact is that Sri Lanka is placed strategically in the Indian Ocean as over 50 per cent of the world’s container traffic and 70 per cent of the global energy trade uses the Indian Ocean and by passes my island nation. That doesn’t give you the luxury of a license to poke your finger in my country’s internal affairs. Your advice I will take it with a pinch of salt, of what you said. I have decided to ignore  all of it as it was America’s ‘Henry-All-Cock.’

 State Minister Kerry, you said that we should Cooperate with United Nations to explore the best way for a credible investigation into allegations of human rights”. Come again Mr. Kerry…. you must be kidding!”

 Mr. President Sirisena, I hope you took the opportunity to whisper into US State Minister Kerry’s ear in your choice Yahapalanaya-diplomatic language which would strengthen the fact that here is another President, the other being former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has the guts to deal with western bullies.

Mr. Kerry, to be honest with you, I just cannot seek   UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon’s cooperation for help as this is the UN guy who mooned my country, Sri Lanka, not once but several times and my people with arrogant-impunity. I resented it then, and I resent it now. I cannot and will not subject my country and my peoples into such arrogant humiliation.

 This is the guy who appointed a special panel of three to advise him on Sri Lanka’s alleged war crimes, the very issue that was dealt in June 2009 at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva where the members decided in a 29 to 12 vote not to intervene in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs. But this guy Moon exceeded his powers prescribed in Chapter XV of the UN Charter where his role as the Chief Administrative Officer has limits of his authority detailed clearly in Articles 97 and 98.

 So this guy Moon goes ahead and appoints Marzuki Darusman, the former Indonesian Attorney General who was a member of the international team appointed to observe proceedings of a previous Sri Lankan Commission. But he left in a huff and a puff squabbling over fees with strong anti-Sri Lankan feelings. The guy Moon, the Secretary General of the UN should have never appointed him as a panelist. Moon was up to a lot of mischief.

 State Minister Kerry, this guy Moon appointed Steven Ratner as his second panelist. And Ratner had written that the Tamils represented by the Tamil Tiger terrorists are an oppressed minority.   I say its rubbish. I say that the Tamils were the ‘privileged minority’ compared to the ‘wronged majority’ the Sinhalese in Sri Lanka, and were far, far better off than your minority Blacks in the US.

 More over, Ratner was an advisor to Human Rights Watch (HRW) that has been very critical of Sri Lanka from the inception of the Tamil terrorist Eelam War. Ratner had also co-authored a book with Jason Adams titled Accountability for Human Rights: Atrocities in International Law beyond the Nuremberg Legacy”. On page 123 of this book Ratner had stated that the convention on banning apartheid should be invoked in relations to countries such as Sri Lanka ….” Minister Kerry, with that backgrounder Steven Ratner should have been dismissed instantly as a panelist. And there lies the bias of their Darusman Report which ended up as the Bible to humiliate my country, Sri Lanka, as war criminals. I cannot accept this report or Ban Ki-Moon who was the instigator to come up with this report.

 And the third panelist was the South African Yasmin Sooka who was a close associate of South African Tamil Navi Pillai, the former Chief of UN’s Human Rights Council in Geneva, who is the patron of the Sooka Foundation, and also responsible for the failed resolution that was brought against Sri Lanka before UNHRC in May 2009.   This clearly shows her bias against Sri Lanka

  State Minister Kerry, surely you are not expecting me to cooperate with this anti-Sri Lankan UN for help, do you now!.   Sorry, you are asking too much from me, and I am not ready to take my 21 million peoples along a path of humiliation. This is not going to happen.   I have already dismissed the Darusman cut & paste Report, mainly news pieced together from TamilNet.   And that is how your American cookie crumbles on my side of the fence.

 And I thank you for giving me a hearing and you now know from where my Yahapalanaya Good Governance is coming from, and foreign interference in the internal affairs of my country has no place in it.”

 Well, President Sirisena, show your people that you are no puppet of the West, and that you have the guts to stand tall for your country and people against such adversarial western pressures.”

Mr. President, let me share with you two issues that stymied me about your Yahapalanaya Good Governance. You surprised me as it showed that you are not that humble but have a streak of arrogance as did your predecessor President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

  1. When you brought down the Rajapaksa Government because of alleged corruption, fraud, nepotism and cronyism, how is it that your first appointment as a higher up in your government was of your younger brother, Kumarasinghe Sirisena as the Chairman of Sri Lanka Telecom.

I don’t challenge his credentials or whether he is the most brilliant guy in town, but according to my Sri Lankan political lexicon – President appoints a brother to a high position in Government = Nepotism. Which ever way you slice the brick of Bibikkam, the slice always comes up with the word ‘nepotism’ written with  Sri Lanka flag’s lion yellow icing.  I thought it was strange. How come, Mr. President? What should be good for the goose (My3pala) should be good for the gander (MahindaR). Don’t you think so?

  1. You recalled 29 Diplomats after you established your Yahapalanaya Good Governance because all of them were Mahinda Rajapaksa’s creed of cronyism and nepotism and then you appoint to UN’s Permanent Mission in New York, a Minister Counsellor from the Private Sector, one Ms. Sonali Samarasinghe who I read is a lawyer and journalist. Why and How Come? Were there no qualified Foreign Ministry diplomats good enough to fill that post or are they just good enough to sit at their desks and twiddle their thumbs and keeping breathing In and Out to calm their frustration?   That is what I call cronyism which brought down the Rajapaksa Government. I thought it was strange. How come Mr. President?

It was your Foreign Minister who pledged to professionalize the Sri Lanka Foreign Service by appointing career diplomats. Ha! so here we go again, until another Government gets elected and recall  all your non-career diplomats in droves from our Foreign Missions costing Sri Lanka a fortune.

By the way, Mr. President,    I was told that you thought that I was an expatriate Journalist who wrote you the previous piece – a script for a Puppet Show. No I am not going to claim that I am a journalist, and insult excellent journalists like Don Mahindapala and Malinda Seneviratne who I admire dearly.   I am just a simple expatriate Sri Lankan who is interested in rocks, fossils, interpreting the sciences to the public through exhibits and Sri Lankan masks, and still romancing  and respecting my Motherland  Sri Lanka, who nurtured me during my formative years.

However, I will certainly claim that I have written over 1,200 letters to Editors of Canadian newspapers, political journals and Canadian parliamentarians between August 1983 and August 2013 defending the good name of our Sri Lanka.  And that is my claim to seek a window to let this letter of mine find the  Honourable  President of Sri Lanka.

Sincerely

Asoka Weerasinghe (Mr.)

8 Responses to “Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena meets U.S.Secretary of State John Kerry”

  1. Ben Silva Says:

    Asoka, you have been very polite to this back stabbing, clueless idiot My3. Independent, the abusive person with a single brain cell can do a better job. In my view both are Indian puppets and traitors.

  2. helaya Says:

    No point telling this idiot president anything. You better send a skirt and a blouse to this guy. He is a puppet of of other idiot Ranil.

  3. Ben Silva Says:

    Well said helaya

  4. Fran Diaz Says:

    Re the so called Human Rights violations during the final war with the LTTE : Mr Neville Ladduwahetty had sent in two articles to the Lankaweb (from Island newspp originals) showing that the LTTE had used Tamil people in civilian clothes to fire at the SL Army. The LTTE was also using Tamil civilians as their Human Shield. The Human Shield people fled toward the safe area and the LTTE fired at them to stop them fleeing. When it came to counting dead bodies, there were mostly so called Tamil CIVILIANS lying dead on the ground.
    The LTTE did not give their fighters UNIFORMS to wear duing the final stages of the war !! It was not a conventional war. Our politicos did NOT inform Mr Kerry of this fact.

  5. Charles Says:

    No You are wrong Asoka Weerasinghe, the President Maithripala cannot whisper into the ears of Kerry any thing frank, honest, and forceful, because I have a feeling Maithripala is a machanised robot a replica of the real man Sirisena. This Robot Maithripala is being activated from a distance by the despicable, distructive foursome-Ranil, Chandrika, Mangala and Rajitha. The real man Maithripla Sirisena who ate hoppers with Mahinda Rajapakse and went the following morning to meet may be Ranil may be languishing in a secret prison some where- perhaps in Afghanistan taken away by the Americans. speThat is why Kerry was !:

  6. Charles Says:

    No You are wrong Asoka Weerasinghe, the President Maithripala cannot whisper into the ears of Kerry any thing frank, honest, and forceful, because I have a feeling Maithripala is a machanised robot a replica of the real man Sirisena. This Robot Maithripala is being activated from a distance by the despicable, distructive foursome-Ranil, Chandrika, Mangala and Rajitha. The real man Maithripla Sirisena who ate hoppers with Mahinda Rajapakse and went the following morning to meet may be Ranil may be languishing in a secret prison some where- perhaps in Afghanistan taken away by the Americans. That is why Kerry was so bold speaking to Mangala as if there is no President and made himself quite at home here…..

    Maithripala I mean the real one is not even a shade near to Mahind to speak so boldly to the Whites !

  7. . Says:

    Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena meets U.S.Secretary of State John Kerry

    Very well Put Asoka!
    And reportedly CBK is the ghost author of the Darusman report; she and Darusman are in the same exclusive club of 39 members, ‘The Global Leaders Foundation’ whose patron is George Bush. Another familiar and obnoxious member of this NATO funded club is Gareth Evans.

    Of course what can you expect from Navi Pillay? She is the grateful S. African acting Judge with just 3 months experience who was suddenly put on the International stage as an ‘expert’.

    Rahul

  8. aloy Says:

    Now I can comment on the thrash through Facebook.

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