Author Archive for ASOKA WEERASINGHE

My comments on Jack MacLaren’s request to remove Tamil Tigers from the Canadian Government’s list of Terrorist organizations

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada 21 April 2018 Jack MacLaren, Independent (Trillium Party) MPP for Carleton-Mississippi Mills, Ontario Cc. Premier Kathleen Wynne, MPP Dear Jack MacLaren: ‘Sweet Mother of Jesus!’  What’s all this that I read in the Toronto Sun of April 12, 2018,  bylined Bonokoski which […]

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Decapitated Buddha statue

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada 16 March 2018 The Editor (Letters) The Ottawa Citizen Dear Editor: On Friday, 16th morning, the Buddhist monks of the Hilda Jayewardenaramaya at 1481 Heron Road, woke up to a heartbreaking sight outside on the Monastery’s front lawn. The four-foot white Buddha […]

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Statement on Sri Lanka’s Inter-communal violence

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 12 March 2018 Hon. Chrystia Freeland Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Room 509S Centre Block, House of Commons Ottawa, On KiA OA6 Dear Minister Chrystia Freeland: As a Sri Lankan Buddhist-Canadian, who has lived in Canada since 1968 and in Ottawa since 1970, permit […]

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Re: Inviting Jaspal Atwal, Sikh extremists, latest gaffe on PMs Indian trip

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada 23 February 2018 Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN Dear Editior You published Christie Blatchford’s Comment Libs have tolerance for convicted terrorists. on  page NP2 in today’s paper. Wrong! . Libs have tolerance for terrorists, period, as they have shown their promotion of the Tamil Tiger […]

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Ceremonial Opening of the TGTE Parliament in Canada

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Asoka Weerasinghe (Mr.) Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario .  Canada 26 January, 2018 President Maithripala Sirisena President of Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat Galle Face, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka Ceremonial Opening of the TGTE Parliament in Canada  Dear President Maithripala Sirisena: By now you may have heard that a major anti-Sri Lanka event took […]

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Sri Lanka : Darusman Report

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 1 January 2018 Garnett Genuis, MP Conservative MP for Sherwood Park-Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta Cc. Matt DeCourcey, Liberal MP Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister  of Foreign Affairs Dear Garnett Genuis: May the year ahead be filled with Happiness, Love and Joy and hopefully will bring […]

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Response to your statement in Parliament on the Tamil separatist issue

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 2 December 2017 Garnett Genuis, MP Conservative MP for Sherwood Park-Fort Saskatchewan Alberta Cc. Matt DeCourcey, Liberal MP Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Foreign Affairs Dear Garnett Genuis: Re: Your Statement in Parliament  on Sri Lanka’s Tamil Community In Canada, on Nov.20th, 2017. I […]

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Response to Kate Cronin-Furman’s article in the Washington Post

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . CANADA. 23 November 2017 (KINDLY PASS THIS LETTER ON TO THE EDITOR) The Editor The Washington Post 1301 K.Street NW Washington DC 20071 US Dear Editor: The article that you published by Kate Cronin-Furman, Are Sri Lankan officers ordering soldiers to sexually […]

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Sri Lankan Army Peacekeepers

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada 15 November 2017 Michael Cooke, The Editor Toronto Star 1 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario MSE 1E6 Dear Editor: Having returned from abroad after an absence of just over two weeks, I have just read your article Sri Lanka’s military aren’t ready to […]

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Ranil’s request

Friday, August 18th, 2017

 Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 16 August 2017 Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe Prime Minister of Sri Lanka No. 58 Sir Ernest De Silva Mawatha Colombo 7 Sri Lanka. Dear Prime Minister: Today, I read in Home News,  that while speaking at a ceremony held at BMICH, Colombo […]

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Sri Lanka Request for Flood Relief

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 29 May 2017 Rt. Hon. Maithripala Sirisena President of Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat Galle Face Colombo 1 Sri Lanka Sir: I have just received by e-mail a  Request for Flood Relief Assistance to Sri Lanka  from our High Commission in Ottawa. […]

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Tamil Eelam War 8th Anniversary Statement

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario. K1J 6G1 Canada 19 May 2017 Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, K1A  0A2 ATTENTION: Kate Purchase, Director of Communications – Kindly brief the PM on this letter of utmost concern to many non-Tamil Sri […]

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DPL People Smugglers

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 7 May 2017 Hon. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat Colombo, Sri Lanka. Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka. Cc. Hon Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs Colombo, SriLanka Hon. Gayantha Karunatilake Chief Government […]

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Justin Trudeau with Velupillai Thangavelu, former VP of the Tamil Tiger terrorist organiization

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1  Canada April 26, 2017 The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN Dear Editor: Your news item bylined Stewart Bell – Trudeau in photo with former VP of terror group – Banned WTM affiliated with Tamil Tigers – says one thing about the Liberals, they […]

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Meethotamulla Garbage Disaster

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada Easter Sunday, 2017 Hon. Dr. Harsha de Silva Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs Colombo Sri Lanka. Dear Dr. Harsha de Silva: Just read your announcement, Deputy Minister Harsha de Silva says that the Government will bear all funeral […]

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letter to Mayor John Tory on his visit to Sri Lanka’s North

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 14 April 2017 Mayor John Tory City Hall, 2nd Floor 100 Queen Street W Toronto, On. M5H 2N2 Dear Mayor John Tory: I wish you a Happy Sinhala &  Tamil New Year. Your personal observation piece on Sri Lanka in the Toronto Star, ‘The quest […]

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Chief Minister’s request for incorporation in the Constitution

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario .  Canada 26 February 2017 Hon. Canagasabapathy Viswalingam Wigneswaran Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister’s Office Kandy Road Kaithady Sri Lanka. Dear CM Wigneswaran: I was somewhat concerned when I read your statement ….because our people would be slowly but steadily chased out from […]

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Re: proposed marriage of the City of Brampton with Sri Lanka’s northern city Vavuniya as your gender specific, ‘sister-city’.

Friday, January 13th, 2017

 Asoka Weerasinghe Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 13 January 2017 Mayor Linda Jeffrey City of Brampton the ‘Flower City’ 2 Wellington Street West, Brampton, ON. L6Y 4R2 Dear Madam Mayor Linda Jeffrey: Re: proposed  marriage of the City of Brampton with Sri Lanka’s northern city Vavuniya as your gender specific, ‘sister-city’. Wow!  What’s […]

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Sri Lanka’s Tallest Christmas Tree on Galle Face Green 2016-17

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 6 January 2017 Honourable Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat Galle Face, Colombo 1 Sri Lanka CC;Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka His Grace Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith Dear President Maithripala Sirisena: Re: Sri Lanka’s Tallest Christmas Tree on […]

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OPEN LETTER to Hon. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 27 December, 2016 OPEN LETTER to Hon. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat Galle Face Colombo 1 Sri Lanka & Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Prime Minister’s Office Colombo 1, Sri Lanka cc; His Eminence Archbishop […]

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End of the Year, the State of our Island of Sri Lanka 2016

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

 Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester  . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 22 December 2016 Honourable Maithripala Sirisena President of Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat Galle Face Colombo 1 Sri Lanka Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Your Eminence, Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith Re: End of the Year, the State of […]

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Controversial Christmas Tree Guinness Dream coming True

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 19 December 2016 His Eminence Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith The Archbishop’s House Borella 00800 Colombo 08 Sri Lanka Your Grace: Re: Controversial Christmas Tree Guinness Dream coming True This is my third letter on this subject and the first […]

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The Tallest Christmas Tree Saga continues

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada. 16 December 2016 Hon. Maithripala Sirisena President of Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat Galle Face Colombo 1 Sri Lanka cc. His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe.  Re: The Tallest Christmas Tree Saga continues Dear President […]

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Galle Face Christmas Tree -The Tallest Christmas Tree in the World 2016

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Gove Crescent .  Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada Hounarable Mithripala Sirisena President of Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat Galle Face Colombo 1 Sri Lanka Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith Re:  The Tallest Christmas Tree in the World 2016 Dear President Sirisena: When I read that this stupid ChristmasTree Project […]

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The Democrats US Policy on Sri Lanka – A BRIEF – KINDLY TAKE NOTE

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada 9 December 2016 The Honourable Nikki Haley Office of the Governor of South Carolina 1205 Pendleton Street Columbia, South Carolina 29201 US Designated Republican’s US Ambassador to the UN New York, US (sent by FAX: 803-734-5167 & hard copy by mail) Honourable […]

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

Friday, 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 […]

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Providing Security Services on Outsourced Basis 2016 for the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 2 November 1016 Rt. Hon. Maithripala Sirisena President of Sri Lanka President’s Secretariat Colombo 1, Sri Lanka. Attn:  Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Dear Mr. President: Re: Providing Security Services on Outsourced Basis 2016 for […]

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UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues Statement on Sri Lanka

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 28 October 2016 Rita Izsak-Ndiaya U.N.Rapporteur on Minorities United Nations New York. US Dear Rita Izsak-Ndiaya : You people at the UN keep foxing me as your ‘we-are-the-Masters-of-your-destiny’ arrogance and stupidity have no bounds.  You bunch go around the world as if […]

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Observations on FM Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s comments on ‘separation’ and ‘federation’ in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

 Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario .  Canada 11 October 2016 Hon. Mangala Samarawera, MP Minister of Foreign Affairs Government of Sri Lanka Colombo 1, Sri Lanka Dear Minister Mangala Samaraweera: I was absolutely excited when I came across the report by Hassina Leelarathna,in Lankaweb, reproduced from Sri Lanka Express under the […]

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Dr. Harsha De Silva: Response to your comment on our diplomats at Foreign Missions.

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 23 September 2016 Hon. Dr. Harsha De Silva, MP Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Government of Sri Lanka Colombo 1 Sri Lanka Dear Dr. Harsha De Silva: I was quite intrigued to read the Daily News report on what you had […]

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