Canada’s Prime Minister Justine Trudeau insults this Sinhalese Sri Lankan-Canadian
Posted on April 14th, 2020

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grover Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada

14 April 2020 (Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day)

Editor (Letters)
THE OTTAWA CITIZEN
Ottawa, On.

Dear Editor:

So I, as a Sinhalese-Sri Lankan-Canadian finally got it.  

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in his approach, to show the world Canada’s arrogant

New World Order,  clinically and surgically removed Sri Lanka’s historical tradition by

dissecting Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations into two by his statement, “Today, Tamils in Canada and around the world celebrate Puthandu, and welcome the beginning of a new year.”

No such courtesy towards me and my Sinhalese-Canadian brothers and sisters by wishing us,  “Today, Sinhalese in Canada and around the world celebrate Sinhala Avurudu, and welcome the beginning of a New Year.”

I got it Canada.  Your Justine Trudeau’s Liberal Government just slapped me with this racist

innuendo.  When I arrived in Canada on October 16, 1970,  from London, England, on an invitation by the National Museums Corporation to help the design team as Head, Thematic Research Section, on the renovation of the Victoria Memorial Museum in Ottawa with their 15 brand new exhibition Hall, I came bringing with me my rich Sinhalese Heritage culture, which included the annual Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebration every April. Prime Minister Justine Trudeau has just dissected that one event of harmony between the two ethnic peoples.

All that it has done was to show Canada’s hypocrisy when she harps on “reconciliation” between the two communities which were at war for 30 long bloody- years because the separatist Tamils wanted their mono-ethnic, separate, racist Tamil state, Eelam.

 I hope the Sri Lankan Government and the Canadian Sinhalese populous will note this hypocrisy by Canada.

Let me inform Prime Minister Justine Trudeau and his Liberal Government.  You may have

slapped me Ladies and Gentlemen of the Liberal Party of Canada, but I will ever remain Asoka Weerasinghe, the proud Sinhalese Sri Lankan-Canadian who arrived with a rich Sinhalese cultural heritage in his baggage, on October 16, 1970, and no one is going to take that away from me, as I am determined to walk tall, whether you are the lovers of the  Sri Lankan Tamil-Canadian community or not, and not us, Sinhalese.

That is how the cookie crumbles.

Asoka Weerasinghe

One Response to “Canada’s Prime Minister Justine Trudeau insults this Sinhalese Sri Lankan-Canadian”

  1. Chanaka B Says:

    Prior to Independence it was only Sinhala Avuruddha.

    Robert Knox in his book only mentioned Sinhala Avuruddha, not Tamil.

    After Independence it became Sinhala and Hindu Aluth Avuruddha.

    After 1977 it became Sinhala and Tamil Aluth Avuruddha.

    Tamil’s Aluth Avuruddha is Thaipongal which is celebrated in January. They also have Deepavali.

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