Author Archive for ASOKA WEERASINGHE

PROMOTING ETHICAL TOURISM IN SRI LANKA Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice vs Canada’s Asoka Weerasinghe’s Tourism Communiqué

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Editor  ‘Canada’s Asoka Weerasinghe’s Tourism Communique PROMOTING ETHICAL TOURISM IN SRI LANKA Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice (https://www.srilankacampaign.org/ethical-tourism/thinkagain/) vs Canada’s Asoka Weerasinghe’s Tourism Communiqué Ethical-Tourism is a new trend which simply means budget-tourism which benefits people and the environment in different destinations.  It can offer a better income to families by sourcing products and […]

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Letter on the Canadian Prime Minister and his Liberal Government

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Asoka Weerasinghe Ottawa, Canada Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario .K1J 6G1 . Canada Canada Day, 2016, 12:24 PM Her Excellency Shelley Whiting, High Commissioner of Canada in Sri Lanka Canada House. 5th Lane Colombo 3, Sri Lanka. His Excellency, Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka Dear High Commissioner Shelley Whiting: I just […]

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Letter on the Canadian Prime Minister and his Liberal Government

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent. Gloucester, Ontario,  Canada 14 June 2016 Hon. Maithripala Siresena President Republic of Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka CC;Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Dear President Sirisena: ColomboPage of June 8, 2016 told us that Sri Lanka President vows to eradicate LTTE ideology which is still present locally and […]

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Asoka Weerasinghe responds to Sunil Mahattaya

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Asoka Weerasinghe Ottawa Kindly permit me to answer to Response 9 by Sunil Mahattaya recorded on May 26th, 2016 @ 7:05 AM, to my response to Canada’s Prime Minister willing to assist Sri Lanka address serious violations of International law during the war”.    You said:”stop picking on Canada’s PM in a tirade that seems to […]

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: Your statement of Canada willing to assist Sri Lanka address serious violations of international law during the war.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent, Gloucester, Ontario, K1J 6G1 19 May 2016 Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons, Ottawa. Hon. Rona Ambrose. Interim Leader of the Conservative Party Hon. Tom Mulcair. Leader of the NDP Hon. Stephane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety Dear Prime […]

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Tamil Tiger annahilation Victory Day Celebrations at Beaconhill North, Ottawa, Canada

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Asoka Weerasinghe  Ottawa, Canada 19 May 2016 Hon. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Honorable Gentlemen of the Republic of Sri Lanka: It is with absolute glee that I share with you my personal celebration of the 7th Anniversary Victory of the Eelam War in my home. […]

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The Pulse of Rural Sri Lanka

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 29 February 2016 Rt. Hon. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Prime Minister’s Office No.58, Sir Ernest De Silva Mawatha Colombo 7, Sri Lanka. Honourable Gentlemen: I […]

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Tamil Eelaventhan takes Jack MacLaren down the garden path

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Asoka Weerasingthe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada  8 December 2015 Patrick Brown, MPP, Leader of the Conservative Party, and the Leader of the Opposition of the Provincial Government of Ontario, Queens Park, Toronto. Ontario.Jack MacLaren MPP cc.Premier Kathleen Wynne,MPP Yasir Naqvi MPP, Minister of Community Safety Jason Kenney, Conservative […]

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Jack MacLaren statement on Tamil Rememberance Day at Queens Park, Toronto

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 28 November 2015 Hon. Kathleen Wynne, MPP, Leader of the Liberal Party Premier of the Province of Ontario Province Legislature, Queens Park Toronto. Ontario cc.Yasir Nqvi, MPP,  Minister of Community Safety Patrick Brown, MPP, Leader of the Opposition (Conservative Party) Jack MacLaren, MPP, for Kanata […]

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Gloucester’s most prolific poet still going strong at 80

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

By Fred Sherwin Courtesy The Eastender  Nov. 22 Gloucester’s most prolific poet still going strong at 80 He’s published 19 collections containing more than 400 poems including his most recent offering POEMS: Pilgrimage to Discover Dylan Thomas”, a literary tribute to his favourite poet containing poems written and lovingly cared for over more than half […]

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Open Letter to ex-TNA, MP, P.Ariyanetthiran

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 9 November 2015 OPEN LETTER TO Ariyanetthiran, former Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP from the Eastern District of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. Dear P. Ariyanetthiran: I just happen to read the news item in the New INDIAN EXPRESS of November 5, 2015, posted […]

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Participation at the 32nd Black July Remembrance Day in Scarborough

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 15 August 2015 Mr. Jack MacLaren, MPP Carleton-Mississippi Mills 240 Michael Cowpland Drive, Suite 100, Kanata, ON K2M 1P6 IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THIS LETTER ON THE TAMIL TIGERS AND THEIR SUPPORTERS IN CANADA Dear Jack: My Sri Lankan-Canadian friend Visita Leelaratna briefed me of […]

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OPEN LETTER to Members of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) – Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Asoka Weerasinghe OPEN LETTER to Members of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) – Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi Headquartered in Jaffna, Sri Lanka Ladies and Gentlemen of TNA I read with interest your Parliamentary Election, Manifesto of 2015, and have taken  the liberty to forward you a letter sent to you all a few years ago, which […]

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A response to Minister Managala Samaraweera’s intended Diasposa Festival

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 27 May 2015 Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, MP Minister of Foreign Affairs Government of Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka. Dear Minister Samaraweera; I read in Tamil Diplomat of May 24, a head line Sri Lanka to Organise a Diaspora Festival: Says Foreign Minister […]

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My response to say “Sorry to Tamils”

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 18 May 2015 Dear Don Suraweera: To continue with my response of 13th May to your Hello Friends: I just wanted to let you know about a great event that is organized in relation to reconciliation or ask forgiveness from the Tamil […]

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

Thursday, 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 […]

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Indian High Commission’s response to The Island’s editorial

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 12 April 2015 Mr. Gaurav Ahluwalia First Secretary (Political) & Head of Chancery High Commission of India in Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka Dear Mr. Ahluwalia: What’s all this eye-wash by you on behalf of your country India, when you said I am constrained […]

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A response to Douglas’s queries on my My3 Palanaya Bilingual Policy – A Warning

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario.  Canada Good Friday, 2015 Sri Lanka’s My3 Palanaya Bilingual Policy – A Warning Responding to Douglas’ Comments & Questions Dear Douglas: I was pleased that you read my letter of concern to President Maithripala Sirisena of 30 March, 2015.  It was written from my heart the […]

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Sri Lanka’s My3 palanaya Bilingual Policy – A Warning

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Ottawa . Ontario  . Canada 28 March 2015 Your Excellency  Maithripala Sirisena President of Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat Galle Face Colombo 1, Sri Lanka Copy to Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Your Excellency: Sri Lanka’s  My3 palanaya Bilingual Policy – A Warning […]

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Minister Mangala Samaraweera: wanting to lift ‘terrorist ban’ from Eelam activists abroad

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 23 March 2015 Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, MP Minister of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sri Lanka Colombo 1 Sri Lanka.   Dear Minister: It was exasperating to read the news in Adaderana of 19th March which said: Sri Lanka’s new government […]

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TNA HIGHLIGHTS – Sinhalese influx into North Lanka

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Every Sri Lankan [Tamil and Sinhala] should read this and pass it on to others……………. Dear Members of the TNA, I was livid to read what P.K. Balachandra had reported of your concerns about the Sinhalese influx into North Lanka ”.  Let’s get this crystal clear to all you shadows of the late Velupillai Prabhakaran, […]

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Canada’s statement on Sri Lanka’s Presidential election

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 12 January 2015 Hon. Jason Kenney, MP., PC Minister of Employment & Social Development & Multiculturtalism House of Commons, Ottawa Dear Jason Kenney: Thank you for forwarding John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affair’s statement of congratulations on a Sri Lanka’s Successful Presidential Elections.   That was magnanimous […]

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper: It’s time to apologize to Sri Lanka

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada 20 December 2014 Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, MP, PC  Prime Minister of  Canada House of Commons, Ottawa Honourable Prime Minister: The Ottawa Citizen of 15 December 2014 reported bylined Peter O’Neil that Defence Chief apologized to India in 2011.  Why?   Because, a ministerial […]

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Deepak Obhrai: says “Tamils faces discrimination in Sri Lanka

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 6 December 2014  Hon. Deepak Obhrai, MP, PC Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, House of Commons, Ottawa.  Dear Deepak: Your statement in parliament in response to the Tamil Tiger sympathizer, the rookie Tamil MP  for Scarborough-Rouge River, Rathika Sitsabaiesan’s comment in parliament offending Canada’s […]

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Rathika Sitsabaesan insulting Canadian Veterans

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada 28 November 2014 Rathika Sitsabaiesan, NDPs Rookie MP for Scarborugh-Rouge River, Ontario House of Commons, Ottawa Hon. Steven Blaney, Minister for Public Safety; Hon. Tom Mulcair, MP, Leader of the NDP and the Oppositio;  Hn. Julian Fantino, Minister of Veteran Affairs. Dear Rathika: […]

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OHCHR’s collusion on Sri Lanka Investigation

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 14 November 2014 High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein UN Human Rights Council Palais Wilson, 52 rue des Paquis CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland. Dear Mr. High Commissioner Zeid: Five days ago I received  a nine page letter titled: Sri […]

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Hill Shooting

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Asoka WeerasingheKings Grove Crescent . Gloucester. Ontario . Canada 30 October 2014 The Editor The Hill Times Dear Editor: In your report on the Hill Shooting you say ‘PM Harper vows to fight terrorism after Hill shooting but others urge caution.’  And so do I. If I were Prime Minister Harper, I would be careful to […]

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The day that Canada faced terrorism

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 24 October 2014 The Editor EMBASSY, Ottawa Dear Editor: I hate to tell you this that it was a matter of time that Canadians would come face to face with terrorism, and we did  on 22 October 2014.  We were never immune to terrorism while cynically […]

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Sri Lanka: OHCHR Investigation per UNHRC Resolution A/HRC/25/1

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Asoka Weerasinghe (Mr.) Sri Lankan (Sinhalese)-Canadian  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1. Canada 24 August 2014 Hon. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General, United Nations, New York  Hon. Ban Ki-Moon: Re: OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka per UNHRC Resolution A/HRC/25/1 of March 2014 & ‘UN Chief encourages Sri Lanka to cooperate with the international […]

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Reporter Terry Glavin on Sri Lanka’s ethnic cleansing of Tamils

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove, Gloucester . Ontario . Canada   28 August 2014   The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN   Dear Editor: How wrong Terry Glavin  was when he said, “Let’s say, too, that the reason Prime Minister Stephen Harper boycotted the Commonwealth conference in Sri Lanka last November was mostly because 300,000 Tamil-Canadians […]

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