First Annual General Meeting of the Canada-Tamil Parliamentary Friendship Group
Posted on November 11th, 2016

Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada

9 November 2016

Mark Holland, Liberal MP for Ajax, Ontario
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario.

Dear Mark:

Re: First Annual General Meeting of the Canada-Tamil Parliamentary Friendship Group

Some one out there had sent me your note to your Parliamentary Colleagues informing of the First Annual General Meeting of the Canada-Tamil Parliamentary Friendship Group, to be held on Monday, November 14th, at 5:30 P.M. in Room1140, of the Valour Building.

Mark, do I understand that the selected hour for this initial gathering is of a planetary auspicious time when one Tamil member from your constituency will appear with a red third eye between his eyebrows and break a coconut by thrashing it on the concrete floor at your feet, seeking blessings for a successful palaver and a future for this newly formed Parliamentary Group.

Hmmmm….Very interesting…!  I am not quite sure what the exact significance of this coconut breaking act is, but I hope you do.  It was announced that 1008  coconuts were broken by a Sri Lankan-Tamil  at the Nallur Kovil in Jaffna seeking the help of the Hindu Pantheon to get Hillary Clinton elected as the next President of the US.  And that bit of hocus-pocus did not work as she was not elected  as President of the USA last night.  It seems that this coconut-breaking act has some rub-the-Aladdin’s-lamp-magic for the Tamils. I suppose sometimes it works, but some times it doesn’t, like after breaking millions of coconuts at Kovils around the Tamil Diaspora world for 30 years, and killing thousands of innocent Sinhalese, plucking infants off their mothers breasts and thrashing their heads on rocks like breaking coconuts and watching the blood ooze like warm-ketchup for the want for their mono-ethnic, racist, separatist  Tamil state, Eelam.  That mythical Eelam they still haven’t  got and I wish that they damn well will never, ever,  get..

As Dr. Martin Luther King did say, We shall have to repent in this generation not so much for the evil deeds of the wicked people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.” So I have decided to put on the hat of the good people”, the one with the logo of the Sri Lankan Sinhaya (lion) to lay out to you what I think of your new project Mark, to collect all the Canadian-Tamil votes for the Federal Liberals at the next federal election.

You know what Mark, there are several things that bother me as a Sri Lankan-Sinhalese-Canadian about this AGM of the Canada-Tamil Parliamentary Friendship Group, which you obviously is the leader and want it to happen and succeed for the sake of the Tamil Diaspora, for the sake of jigging every Tamil-Canadian vote for the Liberals at the next Federal election.  Your AGM disavows the norms of parliamentary protocol as it is not the norm to have Parliamentary Friendship Groups based on ethnicity. It is disconcerting that your heart does not cry for me, a Sinhalese, and the rest of the Sri Lankan-Sinhalese community in Canada who had been subjected to horrendous human rights violations by the Tamil Tigers (Liberation Tamils of Tamil Eelam), the most ruthless gang of serial killing terrorists in the world.  These Tamil Tigers were the terrorists who perfected the detonating suicide body pack for suicide bombings.  And by the time the Tamil Tigers were annihilated on 19th May 2009, the last dying with a gun-shot wound to his head on the beach sands of the Nandikadal lagoon,  they had 388 ‘Jaffna’s crow-feathers-of-pride’ stuck on their leader Prabhakaran’s military beret and the leather waist belt with pockets for live bullets and hand grenades, each for a successful suicide bombing killing thousands of innocent Sinhalese together with their young Tamil suicide bomber.  Half of these suicide bombers were young brain-washed Tamil women who had been kidnapped on their way to school to be used for this very heinous act.  Will this get chalked in during your ‘focus of human rights violations’ in Sri Lanka?  I bet not as it would not help your Tamil vote seeking agenda, will it now, Mark?

I am disappointed that you have initiated this Canada-Tamil Parliamentary Friendship Group for the very purpose of advocating for human rights in another country, when we Canadians have been slapped at by the United Nations for violating the Human Rights of our Inuit and First Nations peoples.  Mark, you have no moral right to puff yourself like a robin and strut around with a puffed red breast telling the Sri Lankan Government, Hey! listen to us as, We are Holier than Thou!.”    You bunch of Humbugs” would be my reaction.

You know what got my goat Mark, it is when your note to your parliamentary colleagues says, that the focus of this Canada-Tamil Parliamentary Friendship Group will be all about peace and justice in Sri Lanka.”   How dare you, Mark! That is a clumsy, sordid and a disingenuous offering, when it were you men and women of the Liberal Party parliamentarians, under the Prime Minister’s Jean Chretien and Paul Martin, who looked away when the Tamil Diaspora collected two million dollars each month for 13 long years to stuff the Tamil Tiger war-chest to purchase war killing weapons to kill my Sinhalese people back home in Sri Lanka.  That disingenuous offering by you to be the international-police to focus on ‘peace and justice in Sri Lanka’ is a load of Bull” Mark. Especially when you lot aided and abetted that Eelam War; a crime that needs punishing.

I wonder whether your bleeding heart will have a tear for me and for the rest of the Canadian-Sinhalese community in Canada when you hear this story.

Turn your hands and look at your palms intimately. That slight film of blood is of my Sinhalese people, which is also on every pair of palms of 34 million Canadians.  You Liberals made us all sinners, when you let a Canadian-Tamil cut a cheque for many millions of dollars in 1994 from a Bank in Vancouver to purchase 10 tons of hexagon, a plastic explosives like Semtex 50 tons of Trinitrotoluene (TNT) and a large quantity of electric timing caps and detonator cord from the Rubezone Chemical Factory in the Ukraine.

These explosive materials bought with Canadian dollars were used in a truck bomb to bring down the Central Bank Building in Colombo’s Financial District on 31 January 1996, killing 114 and maiming for life another 1338 people.   One happened to be a friend of mine.  A Director in the Bank, a Master’s degree graduate in Statistics from the University of Waterloo and a Ph.D from Ottawa U.

I see that you are seeking accountability from Sri Lanka for human rights violations.  Ha!  You know what Mark? The Sri Lankan Human Rights violators compass needle has been pointing towards Canada for many, many moons, as we were responsible for the 114 deaths and maiming for life 1338 others.  We, Canadians did those innocent 114 people in, Mark.  Does your bleeding heart bleed for me and my other Sinhalese in Ontario, now?  Let me draw your attention that we Sinhalese are children of your same God as of your friends of the Tamil Diaspora that you have adopted as a Canadian Parliamentary  surrogate Dad  God won’t be too happy with you for discriminating us Sinhalese-Canadians.  He will tell you, Mark, you are a true and true racist.  Now that you have breached the parliamentary protocol, why don’t you lead a Parliamentary Canadian-Sinhalese Friendship Group to show your political fairness.”  And don’t let Your God hear you say to yourself, Na! It is not worth it God, as there aren’t enough Sinhalese votes to push the Greater Toronto Area Ridings over the hump to keep the Conservatives away from the winner’s post.” That’s what it is, isn’t it Mark?  I think I know your Liberals too damn well.

Like the former Cabinet Ministers Paul Martin and Maria Minna with nine other backbenchers  led by Jim Karygiannis who patronized a $60 a plate dinner organized by FACT to raise funds for the most ruthless Tamil Tiger terrorists on  6 May 2000, in Toronto.

This event was proof positive that your Liberal party’s support for the Tamil Tigers are a bunch of sickkoes, supporting the Tamil Tigers to have their own mono-ethnic racist Tamil state Eelam, by breaking that island democracy into two.

But don’t forget, Mark, when on October 30, 1995, when all of Canada were on pins, and most of the Liberal caucus were peeing in their pants as Quebecers went to vote for their referendum to split away from the rest of Canada. It was a touch and go vote when the No” votes came at 2,362,648 (50,58%) and the Yes” votes were 2.308,360 (49.42%). Phew! That was close for comfort.

The bottom line of this exercise was that all of Canada minus the Quebecoise  did not want a Francophone separate, racist state.

So what was good for the goose surely should be good for the gander,  So Mark I hope you and your colleagues will never, ever go there during your Group deliberations wanting to promote a separate Tamil State, Eelam, to pander to the Tamil Diaspora seeking their votes.

You Liberals did lose the remaining crumbs of your political innocence of honesty when you all participated in the Canadian Parliament’s Tamil Blarney Gong Show which took place in the parliamentary chambers on 4 February 2009, called by NDP’s Jack Layton for an Emergency Debate on Sri Lanka,  and the gallery was sardine packed with Tamil immigrants and refugees.  This is the leader of a Canadian political party who compared the ruthless Tamil Tiger serial killer leader Velupillai Prabhakaran to South Africa’s Nelson Mandela, at a Pongu Thamil celebration at Queens Park in front of 10,000 Tamils.  I suppose as a politician you know best Mark that politicians can show what stupid-clowns they are when they go begging for the Tamil votes in the Greater Toronto Area.  And so you happen to be the Founder & Architect of the Canada-Tamil Parliamentary Friendship Group.  I pray that it will not end up as the second Canadian Parliamentary Tamil Blarney Gong Show. 

This was the Tamil Blarney Gong Show, when you Liberals introduced to the world The Canadian Liberal ‘s Terrible  Lying Five – Robert Oliphant, Derek Lee, Jim Karygiannis, Judy Sgro, and Albina Guaneiri, who tried  to stick the  label, ‘Tamil-Genocide’ with crazy glue on Sri Lanka and its Armed Forces.  The tube of crazy glue was not prepared to provide the Terrible Lying Five that luxury and rebelled and didn’t perform and the charge of ‘Tamil-Genocide’ just slithered away into oblivion.  Your Tamil vote hungry Liberal politicians have an obnoxious habit of spewing the words ‘Tamil Genocide’ willy-nilly like a hot spiced-up Vindaloo based word hoping that it would burn in Sri Lanka’s belly.  Your Terrible Lying Five failed miserably and they looked a sad picture of a Quintet of Stupidity with dunce caps on their heads. Hell No, I hope  your new venture will not try that hoaxy, dirty shenanigan again, for the want of  the Tamil Diaspora votes of the Greater Toronto Area.

I honestly hope that during your Canada-Tamil Friendship Group discussions that you all will be honest and recognize that getting rid of the Tamil Tigers militarily in Sri Lanka gave back the most treasured human right to the island’s 21 million people, to enjoy the dignity of their right-to-life which had been hijacked by he Tamil Tigers for 30 long years.  Don’t ignore it…don’t skip it even though it wouldn’t support your agenda of spitting on Sri Lanka and splitting the island which your friends, the Tamil Diaspora want.

Furthermore,  while I assume that your  ‘Parliament’s Canada-Tamil Parliamentary Friendship Group’ is made of Intelligent people who could sieve through the complaints of Tamil Genocide” like what we heard from the Liberal Party’s Terrible Lying Five, ask yourselves, if indeed when the Fact is that by the end of the Eelam war on 19 May, 2009, the Sri Lankan armed forces had saved the lives of 295,873 Tamils from the clutches of the Tamil Tigers who herded them as a Human Shield from the west coast to the east coast like unwashed cattle for 30 months under a scorching Jaffna sun, why on earth would anyone complain of Tamil Genocide by the Sri Lankan Government and its armed forces. That’s a load of cods-wallop, isn’t it?  Be careful not to get sucked into that ugly sink hole that is meant for God damn Liars.

Mark, the question that you have to ask is, if there was indeed a Tamil Genocide, why the heck didn’t the Sri Lankan soldiers let the 295,873 rescued Tamil refugees die of starvation, without turning themselves to be cooks to prepare 1000,000  hearty breakfasts, lunches and dinners a day, to feed  them and keep these Tamil refugees alive.  You tell me why, Mark?

Explain this story to a Middle School Grade 7 students in Ajax and ask them to explain what they thought of it. You know what you will hear from these intelligent kids is, Mr. Holland, either the people who complain about Tamil-Genocide is a bunch of nutty people, or else they are up to some shameful mischief.  Either way, ignore these stupid, good-for-nothing-people!”

I suppose you do understand why you got my goat when you had requested your Parliamentary colleagues to attend your First Annual General Meeting of the Canada-Tamil Parliamentary Friendship Group, I suspect your intention and I smell an awful smelly rat here.

By the way, Mark, my involvement in this Canadian-Tamil Diaspora file goes back to 4 August 1983, when you were just 9 years, 10 month and 16 days old, when I together with another Sinhalese member of our Sri Lankan community, Asoka Yapa, from Chalk River went on TV’s National News at 6 o’clock in the evening to tell our side of the story after the Tamils for 11 days had spat, kicked and rubbed the Sinhalese faces on the ground with insults and lies using every conceivable print and audio-visual media that gave them a hearing.  I couldn’t take that crap from the Tamils anymore.  No sooner the news clip was aired my telephone at home started ringing, with Tamil accented voices threatening me that they will blow my face off the earth.”   And these threats went on for years.  They weren’t happy that we let the Canadians know that their stories were a bunch of ugly blood-dripping Fairy Tales.  So, I am no Johnny-come-lately on this file.


Asoka Weerasinghe.

One Response to “First Annual General Meeting of the Canada-Tamil Parliamentary Friendship Group”

  1. plumblossom Says:

    The LTTE or the Liberation tigers of Tamil Eelam terrorist group massacred over 35,000 Sri Lankan Armed Forces members, Police Force members and Civil Defense Force members over 6000-7000 overwhelmingly Sinhala but also Muslim civilians, 1,253 Indian Peacekeeping Forces (IPKF) members, over 2,000 Tamil Armed Group members who supported the Government of Sri Lanka and who were against the LTTE, around 3,000 Tamil civilians and all this add upto 47,000. Around 35,000 LTTE terrorists are estimated to have perished too. In all around 84,000 in total have perished on both sides in the war.

    As you can see it is the brutal LTTE terrorists who massacred over 47,000 mainly Sri Lankan Armed Forces members, Police Force members, Civil Defense Force members in over 26 years of war. Over 23,000 Sri Lankan Armed Forces members are today both temporarily and permanently disabled due to the war. Over 13,000 Sri Lankan Armed Forces members are permanently disabled due to the war. Over 156,000 Sri Lankan Armed Forces members have been injured due to the war. Over 6,000-7,000 overwhelmingly Sinhala but also Muslim civilians have been massacred by the LTTE terrorists in the war of over 26 years.

    The LTTE terrorist group also ethnically cleansed the entire Sinhala and Muslim population of the Northern Province, of over 65,000 Sinhala people and over 75,000 Muslim people of the Northern Province in the 1980s and the 1990s. The LTTE also ethnically cleansed the entire Sinhala population of the Batticaloa District in the East of over 25,000 Sinhala people.

    Today, the Sinhala people and their descendants of over 135,000 are yet to be resettled in the North and in the Batticaloa District and Muslims of over 115,000 are yet to be resettled in the North. Uptil 2012, of the above number, around 32,000 Sinhala people and around 32,000 Muslims has been resettled in the North.

    The LTTE terrorist group recruited over 20,000 child soldiers, all Tamil youth, as attested by UNICEF itself which stated in 2007 that perhaps the LTTE has recruited over 20,000 young persons under the age of 18 years into its cadre between 1983-2007 inclusive.

    The LTTE was notorious for its horrific terror tactics such as large scale bomb attacks and the use of suicide bombers in carrying out hundreds of attacks against mainly Sinhala civilians and the country’s leadership, horrific attacks against Sinhala civilians using IED devices, claymore mines and bombs, the massacre of Sinhala villagers in their villages in the North Central, Eastern, Northern and North Western Provinces, the coerced recruitment or abduction of Tamil youth and children for recruitment as child soldiers, forced money collection from Tamils with threats to life in case of non-compliance, attacks on Sri Lanka’s economic infrastructure such as the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), Sri Lanka’s the then only international airport, oil storage facilities, hotels, planes, buses, trains etc. ethnic cleansing of Sinhalese and Muslims from the North and East of Sri Lanka, the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the systematic assassination of over 120 noteworthy Sri Lankan politicians, civil servants, senior military and police officers, prelates, activists, academics, journalists and other professionals who were assassinated by the LTTE who were but a few of the hundreds of assassinations carried out by the LTTE, including the former Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar.

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