Yet another open letter to Brian Senewiratne
Posted on February 10th, 2012

Rudra Gamini de Zoysa

At the expense of making Brian Senewiratne respectable I wish to draw the attention of the readers of these columns to the questions I have put to clarify some aspects of his twisted outlook and the venomous hatred he has towards the Sinhala race. Answers to these questions will make clear why Senewiratne, even as an octogenarian is so twisted, bitter and exudes such venom. Lanka Peiris has aptly quoted Sir Walter Scott ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” well done.

My questions to Brian Senewiratne, (a contributor of many articles to the Tamil Net and proselytizer of LTTE propaganda) are stated below. All Senewiratne, who has delusions of adequacy, has to do is to give ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-YESƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ or ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-NOƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ answers to my questions in any public forum such as LankaWeb or Tamil Net. Here goes:-

1.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Are you the very same Brian Senewiratne who failed the Ceylon Medical College entrance examination?

2.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Are you the very same Brian Senewiratne who proceeded to do medical studies in England as a result of failing to gain entrance to the Ceylon Medical School?

3.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Are you the very same Brian Senewiratne who was besotted with one Miss. Kamalini Alagaratnam (a student colleague at the university) and ultimately married her?

4.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Are you the very same Brian Senewiratne who accidentally stepped on a sea urchin one Sunday morning at the Mt. Lavinia beach and when writhing in pain and agony was taken to College House by a member of the ethic group that you hate so much?

5.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  If the answer to question 3 above is ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-yesƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚, is KamaliniƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s fatherƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s name Winslow Thambiah Ivers Alagaratnam?

6.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  If KamaliniƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s fathers name was Winslow Thambiah Ivers Alagaratnam, then was he a member of the Koviar caste (a relatively low caste according to the Tamil caste structure)?

7.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  After you returned to Sri Lanka with your English Medical Degree did you apply for the post of Professor of Medicine at the Medical School in Peradeniya?

8.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Are you the very same Brian Senewiratne who was unsuccessful in securing the appointment of Professor of Medicine at Peradeniya?

9.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Are you the very same Brian Senewiratne who at the time you missed out on securing the Professor of Medicine job was Dr. T. Varagunam appointed to that post?

10.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  When Dr. T. Varagunam was a secondary school student at Royal College was he a member of the rugby team that made history for Royal in 1948 by defeating Trinity College in the annual Bradby Shield encounter? You do not have to answer this question Brian Senewiratne. It will be good for you Brian Senewiratne to know that T. Varagunam was a brilliant academic even at Royal College and played as Hooker (Number 3) for the 1948 Royal College rugby team. Dr. T.Varagunam is currently the Chancellor Eastern University of Sri Lanka.

Brian Senewiratne if you have said ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-YESƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ to 7 out of the 9 significant questions you are a loser – a loser that has lost all in his life. To cure yourself, before you pass in to total oblivion, of the hatred that you have my advice to you is to study and practise the Karaniya Metta Sutta ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” The BuddhaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s words on Loving Kindness.Brian Senewiratne there is nothing wrong with you that reincarnation wonƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t cure.

Rudra Gamini de Zoysa

23 Responses to “Yet another open letter to Brian Senewiratne”

  1. stanley perera Says:

    This fellow Seneviratne is a utter failure all his life. We need to pity this fellow. He is only trying to survive and live in luxury at the expence of his country of birth which gave him a free education. This type of people are a dying race with patriotic Sri Lankans are taking over after annihillation of his supporters Tamil Terrorists. It is about time Seneviratne fellow join the team of racist, terrorist and seperatist TNA. Run chappie run for it. Don’t wait uintil your pockets get emptied. No need to teach you to make hay while the sun shines. You are just about to become a senile get yourself admitted to the nearest geriatic ward. May be you are already there. Can you remember what you ate last night?

  2. aravinda Says:

    11. Are you the Brian Senewiratne who says ex-President Chandrika is your cousin? When did you last visit Horagolla Walawwa to see your relatives? How come they never heard of you?

  3. Christie Says:

    From what I gather in Australia Brian is no different to other Sinhala Socialists in Australia. I smell some of them contributing to LankaWeb.

    He has done a lot to his cause (casuse of his family) and have spent a lot of his own money.

    I do not know but he could be from Attanagllae ( there was a well known Seneviratne clan there in Ceylon). He definitely had close commections with SLFP and its founding family like most of the visible proponents as well as invisible Sinhalese of the Indian Tamil terrorist out fit

  4. dhane Says:

    Its a very interesting debate between father Brian and son Romesh Senewiratne. As far as I know Brian was anti Sinhalese and reasons already exposed. Romesh seem to be better Dr and clever pernality.

  5. nandimitra Says:

    Brian Seneviratne belongs to a family that was part and parcel of British Colonialism. Christian converts who collaborated with the colonialist be it Portugese,Dutch or British to subjugate their own people to get better positions in the colonial establishment. They belong to the Mudaliyar families . At independence he and his family as was the case with most Tamils , lost that privileged position. Now married to a Tamil his venomous attacks against the Sinhalese is understandable. I think it would be better if Dr Seneviratne repents the actions of his ancestors that caused such injustices on the native people of Sri Lanka at the behest of their white masters than harp about discrimination. If not for the privileges his family enjoyed he may not be in this present position. People in glass houses should not throw stones.

  6. nilwala Says:

    Brian’s hatred of the Sinhalese stems from just ONE reason… REVENGE!
    He was.a highly ambitious man who could not achieve the academic standards required to:
    1. Be admitted to the Medical Faculty at the University Entrance (U.E.) Examination
    2. Having been selected for admission to the Science Faculty, he opted for Zoology Hons. But here, he failed to get the First Class necessary for selection into the Science Faculty as a Lecturer.
    3. With Medicine as his primary aim he tried to enter the Medical Faculty as some other Science graduates had done – but they had First Classes – e.g. Stanley Dissanaike – and he did not, which was a requirement.
    4. Utterly frustrated, he went to UK and studied Medicine at a University there.
    5. Returning to Sri Lanka he tried again to secure a position at the Faculty of Medicine. At Peradeniya – he got an appointment as Lecturer, but could not be promoted to a Professorship and to a Chair as he did not have the requisite First Class at his first degree, which was a rule put in place by Jennings in order that the Univ. of Ceylon academic staff be on par with those in other British Universities.

    Kamalini’s explanation given to their son Romesh that Brian’s hatred of the Sinhalese stems from his failing to pass Sinhala at the U.E. in the 1950s is NOT correct as there was NO SUCH REQUIREMENT at that time. A credit in Sinhala language at the S.S.C. (Senior School Certificate – equivalent of the current GCE O-Levels) was what was required and he must have obtained it.

    His anger is that the various Selections Boards at the University Medical Faculties had rejected him – first at the Entrance, and later when he wanted an appointment to a Professorship/Chair/Head of Dept. at Peradeniya. There were both Sinhala and Tamil members in these Selections Boards, but they had to follow Faculty rules. He was angered that they did not BEND the rules. His anger with his cousin Chandrika Bandaranaike was also because she could not or would not use her influence to have the University BEND the rules.

    Ever since his emigration to Australia he has tried every which way he could to take REVENGE against the Sri Lankan Sinhalese for his thwarted ambitions. The LTTE was the easy way in which to do this.
    PLUS, he found the respect and recognition that he yearned for, from the LTTE-supporters in the Diaspora as well as other LTTE supporters in the West for all that he was prepared to do to denigrate the Sinhalese.

  7. radha Says:

    Hmmmm…… the pointed questions posed by Dr Romesh Seneviratna are very interesting. If there is substance to them, then it appears that what Dr Brian Seneviratna was/is to the LTTE terrorist organization is similar to what Dr Josef Mengele was to the Nazi Germany: i.e. the Angel of Death. If so, may be I have a few supplementary questions to ask:

    * What was the professional and idealogical relationshp between Dr Brian Seneviratna and Mrs Adele Balasingham, both of whom it so happened to be Australian Nationals?
    * Were they by any chance connected through the media of brain-washing kids and mentally disturbed adults, and the chemical cyanide?
    * If these foreign companies had been funding Dr Brian Seneviratna’s research with patients in Kandy Hospital, were they approved by the GOSL at the time, as ethical?
    * Were foreign companies paying Dr Brian Seneviratna for experimentation on human beings which even at that time might have been considered as unethical in the UK?

    It looks like a whole can of worms has been opened up regarding Dr Brian Seneviratna’s hidden side of personality, professional integrity and state of mind, even when he was in full command of his faculties.

    I am sure the readership is very interested to learn more about Dr Brian Seneviratna. Could Dr Romesh Seneviratna please narrate his story to enlighten us and the public at large.

  8. Charles Says:

    Brian Seneviratne is one of the National traitors. He may want to live and die happily with his “earnings” he expects to get from the appropriate quarters, for being a traitor to his motherland.

  9. Raj Says:

    Romesh, there was no Sinhalese paper in 1950 UE examinations. So,you may have been brainwashed by your dear father in many other ways. However you having a sinhala father and a tamil mother is good. But your father unfortunately is a first class traitor, not because he supports LTTE but because of his hatred towards sinhalese. I remember him telling in one of his interviews about 3 years ago, that GOSL government will be bankrupt within a year so. Check it out in youtube my son. Amedical degree does not always make a rationally thinking person.

  10. Charles Says:

    I would like to know whether Dr. Romesh.S had posed these questions to his father and if so what werehis answers.

    It would be interesting and most revealing of what goes to make a man a traitor to his own “kind”, taking for granted that he is a Sinhalese both from his father’s side and from his mother’s side. It is not necessary for one to be a Sri Lankan to love the country of his birth , be a real patriot, and the communities that populated his motherland.

  11. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    It appears to me that Romesh is drawing a Red Herring across the trail. What is his point raising all those Medically related Questions ? Was his father putting the lives of Sinhalese in jeopardy in the Hospitals that he worked in, experimenting on them ? As someone stated, Romesh has opened a can of worms over his fathers broad spectrum medical experiences. May be he was experimenting for LTTE requirements. His question, ” Who do you think sold Cyanide to Tamil Tigers “? is very interesting. Possibly, his father positively knows who. A very close connection with the LTTE, between the father and son, cannot be discounted. It appears that they are both in cahoots with the Tamil Tigers.

  12. radha Says:

    Thank you so much Dr Romesh for your candid frankness expressed in your brief narrative. With your professional background, yourr current standing in the community and your insider knowledge of what was going on in your father’s mind and actions, we can only conclude that your information is credible and robust. It also provides us a rare insight into what motivates an apparent “pillar of the society” to do some dastardly things on the quiet. The analogy of Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde character may be very appropriate in this context. Obviously, readers will now be able to take a balanced view, and make up their own minds about Dr Brian Seneviratna, and his international hate campaign.

    Playing around with other peoples mental states, drugs, poisons and viruses withoutproper control by authorities, I believe is a criminal act. It seems that Dr Brian could not get stoop down himself low enough to apply his techniques to his own son. It is a terrible epitaph to a man who represents himself as a doctor.

    Dr Romesh, now that you have offloaded the debilitating pain that you have carried forward from your childhood, I do hope that you too will feel invigorated and energized to take forward your own campaign to promote peace between communities in Sri Lanka and abroad. May Peace be with you brother, and between our communities for ever.

  13. Charles Says:

    What a father and what a son !

    Neither of them are capable of promoting peace in Sri Lanka and both of them seem to have been shaped in the same mould.

    It is better the father shuts his mouth lest his past overtake him, and the son perhaps mind his music and leave Sri Lanka do without either of them.

  14. Lorenzo Says:

    What Marco says is correct.

    But Romesh may have changed his mind since 2008? Looks like it.

    Anyway peace plans of war time are not suitable for peace times.

  15. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    Well Romesh, happy to hear that you were not on the same thread with the LTTE. Sorry.

  16. nilwala Says:

    Romesh’s comments make it even clearer that Brian is a psychotic – a controlling and domineering even megalomaniac personality with serious delusional tendencies. Others who have known Brian, but did not know of the problems between father and son, had discerned in Brian an abnormal hate and bitterness against anything or anyone that did not bend to his will.
    His son has borne the brunt of this PSYCHOSIS, as has Sri Lanka, a country that had afforded him many advantages including a free education through University. His delusional tendencies are what make him think himself better qualified than anyone else for every job that he has applied for.
    It is LTTE support and LTTE finances that have sustained him and given him the recognition he craves.

    But the cause for the greatest concern is his dabbling with biological warfare methods using viruses and bacteria, which could make him a VERY DANGEROUS PERSON whom INTERPOL AND THE FBI SHOULD SERIOUSLY INVESTIGATE.

  17. Raj Says:

    Oh my god Romesh! Sad to hear your revelations of your father’s inhuman treatment to you. You need to be careful though. Probably you know of his crimes to humanity more than anyone else. I could not understand in your first comment whether you were defending your father or not. Mad men think others are mad. So, readers of course will know whether the father or the son is mad. I have never seen anything like what you have written Romesh. I am going to watch your youtube contribution to peace.

  18. nilwala Says:

    I have just taken a first look at Dr. Romesh Senewiratne’s series of lectures on Integrated Medicine, and find that he has some fascinating ideas that Lankaweb readers may like to hear about…

    Here is a link:

    Wish you the very best of luck Romesh!…
    as you persist with your challenging ideas in a world dominated by a medical establishment icomprised of academia and Big Pharma which collaborate to exclude new approaches to Medicine such as you describe.

  19. desh Says:

    Why waste time for a rat like this Brain?

  20. desh Says:

    Who, do you think, sold cyanide to the Tamil Tigers? You asked, Romesh.

    When my friend send me the You Tube link on your lecture, I refused to watch it as the Brian S name make me vomit. When, my friend send me to this Lankaweb site, and read your comments, I wanted to hear you through.

    I am sorry, but your father is worse than Mengele. I have seen people, who had been “treated” by Mengele. Now, that I hear from you that your father was vicious enough to make the “doctors” to inject dopamine-blocking drugs against your will on over a hundred occasions, I cannot resist but tell you that he is a monster.

    Tell you the truth, Romesh, I hope I’d never see your father, as I’d send his teeth down his throat (if he has any teeth yet), even if I’d be arrested for that. I hope for my own sake I’d never meet him.

    I am actually stunned after reading your comment about these dopamine-blocking drugs, and you being locked up at his will. What did your mother do then? Is she his partner in these atrocities?

    If he had murdered so many patients in Kandy, he should be arrested and extradited to Lanka. Are you willing to testify against him and make a complain against him at the CID in Lanka.

    I am really sorry, you had to go through all that viciousness! I would say that you should forgive your parent as Buddhist, but he should be punished for his deeds.

    Let me tell you a real life story.

    One parent did everything possible to harm a child, and not only the child but also the grandchild. That parent wanted to give the other children everything, while harming this one. Time went by, the parent is now 76 years old. The child, who was harmed in many ways has lot of friends, who come to help. Some had even sacrificed a lot to help this one.

    Now what happened to the other children?

    One has children, who are practically permanently sick, and the other has his family broken up, and both of these children hates that parent, while the one who was harmed by the parent loves the parent. Both the other two children have all kind of sicknesses too.

    What happened to the parent?

    When this parent got sick, they look the other way. When the parent is so sick, the neighbours, etc push the two children to take care, and they do that reluctantly, hating every cent spent. They even say that to the face of that parent. Around the 76th year, the parent fell on the floor and had wait till next morning, when the door was broken to get at the parent. This parent landed in the hospital for more than a month, and you should’ve seen the faces of the two children, how they hated to spend money. Their faces were long up to their knees. But, the one, who was harmed was the only one, who was cheerful, trying hard to get the parent on legs.

    Today, the parent lies on bed, cannot sit up, and falls down to the pillow. The parent knows very well that the two children hate to spend on medicine and medical care, but cannot stop as the one who was harmed jumps on their heads. The worst part is that the parent knows what’s going on.

    This is Hell on Earth lifetime for the parent.
    This parent cannot die so easily, to get out of the pain in the mind. Most probably would live like this or in a worse condition, but with ALL 5 senses working and the mind intact for next 10-15 years. Isn’t that Hell on Earth?

    See, I can’t wish anyone bad. I just can’t, even though I’d say things when angry. If I meet your father by chance, I’d be the one who’d be locked up later for harming him. So, I hope I’d never meet him. Why should I sin?

    You forgive your father. He maybe he living devil, but forgive him!
    He’d suffer before he leaves this world and the suffering would be long. There is no way out of that, even euthanasia won’t help.

    There was a girl, who hit her mother at the slightest chance. She changed her religion, married and had 3 children, but had a terrible cancer for 5 years and died before she was 50. She had the cancer ONLY after her mother died, so her mother never felt bad about that. There is no way out!

  21. lingamAndy Says:

    My personal observations as a non-Sinhalese??
    I was so confidened you are not Chinhalavan ! as you said If any community comes close to the father (god) in the parable of the prodigal son, it is the Sinhalese. You do not have any of this characters at all !

    You characters are excectly same like mine (Saivate Tamil rasist)!

  22. Dham Says:

    All seems to be silent. Let me respond to you Romesh.

    Please read Buddhism and try to get rid of anger and hatred. True, we humans cannot understand you father. But this is the way it is. We need not be moved by his horrific crimes.
    You can read in this site how people respond with anger and hatred ( including myself).
    But when we take a deep breath and concentrate on our mind we can only see the impermenance and suffering.

    Having lived in various parts of the world I can assure you that there is no other race than sinhala race who forgive any enenmy. It is not a weakness, it is the power. Therefore forgive your parents for misleading you and torturing.
    That is all I can say.

  23. Dr Romesh Senewiratne Says:

    Three years ago I responded to this open letter to my father, Asoka Brian Senewiratne on Lankaweb. In response, my father took out a “domestic violence order” (DVO) against me and convinced the mother of my daughter Zoe Arya Chakravarti​ to do the same, though I have never been violent to them or anyone else. My daughter was taken to Melbourne, and is still being kept, against her will (and mine) at an undiclosed location. Her mother Sara Genovese, is a member of the Italian Mafia (Genovese Crime Family) who came into my life when my sister and father took out a contract on me with the Genovese Family in 1994. This was organized by my older sister Shireen Senewiratne who acted as a surgical consultant for the LTTE (the medical side was run by my father, who was in control of the entire killing system that masqueraded as the LTTE “health system”).

    After they took my daughter down to Melbourne I was reported as “mentally ill” again and locked up for two months with the claim, by psychiatrists, that I had “paranoid delusions” that my father supported the Tamil Tigers. They injected me with large, abusive doses of antipsychotic drugs, which they started soing again a few months ago when my father arranged for me to be locked up and tortured again when I came out in support of Mahinda Rajapaksa in the last Sri Lankan election. This time he personally came into my house while I was locked up and ransacked and stole my things before sabotaging my work and taking all my remaining possessions in the bag of his trailer (with the help of some Tamil youths) and placed them in storage in a self-storage unit near his house. I was given a key and the code to get in to retrieve my possessions after being tortured for two months at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, which he has long regarded as “his” hospital (he was employed there between 1976 and 2001 on the medical ward, until he was sacked for incompetence and trouble-making).

    In fact my father did more than support the Tamil Tigers. He was a key enabler of the organization having done groundwork for the war in 1968 to 1975, before he came to Australia to wage war against Sri Lanka and her gentle, friendly people, whom he hated because he couldn’t undertand their languages and failed to get into Medicine in post-independance Sri Lanka, and had to pay for a degree in Cambridge (borrowing money from his fiance’s father, Winslow Alagaratnam, who he later had killed at the beginning of the war).

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