Reponse to an article in the Ottawa Citizen – Tamils like Tories shift on Sri Lanka’
Posted on May 13th, 2013


Nalin DeSilva,Ottawa, Canada

With reference to an article titled: ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”Tamils like Tories shift on Sri LankaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢.

I am not sure of the background of Lee Berthiaume, but it certainly looks like either he is not aware of the definition of a Terrorist, or he is not aware of the atrocities carried out by the Tamil tigers (LTTE).

He is addressing them as ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”rebelsƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  LetƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s call a spade a spade and not try to whitewash the LTTE, which was a Tamil Tiger terrorist organisation till they were vanquished in 2009 by the Sri Lankan Government forces. For the benefit of Mr Berthiaume as well as all readers, I hereby include the definition of ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”TerroristƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ and ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”TerrorismƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢.

Merriam Webster Dictionary of Terrorism:

Systematic use of violence to create a general climate of fear in a population and thereby to bring about a particular political objective.

The Free dictionary Definition of a Terrorist:

A radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses religion as a cover for terrorist activities

act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act – the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear.

Oxford Dictionary:

A person who uses terrorism in the pursuit of political aims:

Now if you cared to research all the acts of violence including numerous suicide bombings, in Sri Lanka and even the suicide bombing of the then Prime Minister of India Rajiv Ghandi, who died due to the bombing, I am not sure how any decent journalist can call the LTTE Tamil Tigers ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”rebelsƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢!..ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Unless that journalist has been bribed, as the Tigers are famous to do, like the recorded fact of them bribing the AI (Amnesty International) and HRW (Human Rights Watch). No wonder these organisations have a leaning towards the LTTE Overseas rump and their agenda to discredit the Sri Lankan Government.

The LTTE for everyone information is classified as the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”most ruthless terrorist organisation in the worldƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢, by the FBI.

Thousands of innocent lives blown up by suicide bombs, poor Sinhala and Muslim farmers hacked to death while they slept, 600 policemen, who were asked to surrender to the LTTE by the then government, thinking they would be able to negotiate a peace with the LTTE, were murdered in ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”cold bloodƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ by the LTTE I can go on.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” Could have been saved, had Canada acted. Yes, like Esan Satkunarajah has quoted, Canada could have done more!.

See the websites below


LetƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s see the facts:

1. It was a Canadian Government that made unaudited contributions of millions of dollars to the Tamil terrorist front organizations, every month. It is estimated that the LTTE lost about $5 billion in terms of the arms, which were lost when they lost the war. Sri Lanka Navy sank 10 shiploads of weapons during the war. Most of this money would have been from Canada.
2. It was a bunch of Canadians that bought enough explosives from Ukraine and other countries to last for several decades and shipped to Sri Lanka for the use of the LTTE Tamil terrorists.
3. It was Canadians that planned, funded and executed through their LTTE agents, the bombing of the Central bank of Sri Lanka killing and maiming several thousands of innocent office workers and tourists.
4. Now it is Canada that is leading the Western Hypocrites to punish Sri Lanka for destroying in the battle field the most venomous, brutal, corrupt and cunning LTTE terrorists that destroyed the nation for several decades, with help from the Tamil Diaspora and their Western friends.
5. We know that the Western Nations with the help of their bogus human rights agencies hauled the Liberian Leader to the War Crimes Tribunal for aiding and abetting the terrorists in a neighboring country. On the same token, are not the foreign leaders in India, Norway, Canada, UK and the LTTE Tamil Tiger Diaspora operating from USA, Canada, Norway, EU, India and Australia, guilty of similar and worse war crimes committed in Sri Lanka by the terrorists?


All these stories of discrimination are just that ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”storiesƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Even back in 1983 when the troubles broke out in the country,

The FLQ killed QuebecƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s Labour Minister Pierre Laporte and kidnapped James Cross the British Trade Commissioner, which Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau cited in justifying his invoking the War Measures Act.

But when Sri Lanka found the thousands of innocent Sri Lankan killed and politicians assassinated by the LTTE Tamil Tigers who were trained by the Indian Government in their military camps in South India and at the foothills of the Himalayas, and presented to Parliament the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), the Canadian Government cried foul and wanted it to be dismantled.

This is CanadaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s disingenuous ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”We are Holier than ThouƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ sick Foreign Policy on Sri Lanka, nothing more and nothing less. This is nothing but an attempt to ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”appeaseƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ the Tamil voters. For the parliamentarians of the GTA and its suburbs were thousands of Tamil votes and thousands of green $20 bills to be stuffed by the LTTE Tamil Tiger Rump into your election preparedness coffers.

There are no longer ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”honorable politiciansƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢, the Canadian Government and Foreign policy is dictated by a bunch of Terrorists, who are trying to keep the concept of the Sri Lanka Government discriminating against them going. Why you may ask?.

Very simple, there is a core group of LTTLE Diaspora rump, whose job when their leader was alive was to intimidate the majority of poor Tamils who had come to Canada on the bandwagon as refugees, when they were really economic refugees. Most came not from Sri Lanka but from Europe and other ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”safeƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ countries, and some had been living in these countries years prior to 1983.

Of course they took the opportunity to come to Canada as Canada was very generous.

This core group have no other job, their job was going from home to home and business to business of these Tamils and intimidating them to forking out thousands of dollars for the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”causeƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢, these thugs keep 25% of the collection the rest went to the cause. Also by keeping up the bogus stories against the Sri Lanka Government, this would facilitate more and more Tamils to come to Canada as bogus refugees, thus increasing their ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”baseƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ for collection of funds. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The Canadians politicians are falling for this. Sad. Of course the facts are there if they care to investigate.

The full account of these allegations by the LTTE Diaspora which lack tangible proof towards confirmation has been reported as follows and picked up by many global news agencies which as usual has caused enough cheap sensationalism for some for whom it appears to be sufficient cause to once again label the Sri Lanka Government as culpable despite lacking in credibility towards reality based on hard facts.

The irony is that the Conservatives as well as the other parties think all Tamils in Canada support the anti Sri Lanka stance and are all pro LTTE. Nothing could be closer from the truth.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Except for a small hard core of the LTTLE rump, the rest of the Tamils hate these LTTE Tiger Supporters.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Their lives were turned upside down in Sri Lanka by these thugs, and now these same is happening for them in Canada.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Most of them live in fear of their lives in Canada, and dare not go to the police. Most of them will be voting for the opposite side of which the LTTE Tiger rump is wooing. Anyone interested can visit Sri Lanka and speak to the Tamils in the North and the East and find out directly from them the real situation on the ground they will hear a different version from what the LTTE Diaspora has been telling the world. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ See the report by the Australian MPS who visited Sri Lanka to speak to the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

As pointed out by the Australian MPƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s if the Tamils want to really escape persecution in Sri Lanka they have go only 12 miles across the Palk Straits to Tamil Nadu which is their home land. Instead they travel by boat to Canada and Australia for better economic prospects. Tamils have migrated all over the world to escape from their homeland to Malaysia, Fuji, Europe, Canada, Australia, Norway etc.

The real Tamil Problem is a Caste problem.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Caste is defined by the Hindu religion and has existed in India (and Tamil Nadu, homeland of about 60 million Tamils, located in South India).ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  The Caste system has existed in India for over 3,000 years.

The low caste and Dalit Tamils have used all means possible to flee Tamil Nadu to escape Caste based discrimination.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  There are about 10 to 15 million low caste & Dalit origin Tamil people.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  The British and the Dutch brought in about one and half million Tamil people to work as indentured labor in the tobacco and tea plantations of Sri Lanka during Colonial times.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Also to grow coffee for colonists.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Read book ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”The Bitter BerryƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ by Christine Wilson where it describes the horrendous journey made by Tamils near slaves for the colonists, where thousands died of disease, starvation and for other reasons such as snake bite and attacks by larger animals.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  It was not the Sinhala people who brought in Tamils from Tamil Nadu to work in near slave conditions.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  The Sinhala people and others in Sri Lanka however have to now face the demands made by Tamil leaders for a separate state in Sri Lanka, and were forced to face terrorism by the LTTE.

So my word of warning to all political parties in Canada, beware, the day you donƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t dance to the tunes of the LTTE Tamil Diaspora, you could be in danger of your lives from the LTTE, remember what happened to the prime Minister of India Rajiv GandhiƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  and President Premadasa. They were killed by LTTE Suicide bombers.

Back in the east we have a saying ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”Once you catch a TigerƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s tail, you cannot let it go, as the Tiger will devour you if you did!ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢

3 Responses to “Reponse to an article in the Ottawa Citizen – Tamils like Tories shift on Sri Lanka’”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    ALL those who LOVED Tamils ended up in deep misery!

    Tories are playing a dangerous game. Some of them feel “guilty” for fighting AGAINST terrorism.

    e.g. banning terrorist front organizations in Canada

  2. A. Sooriarachi Says:

    Canadian politicians are guilty of aiding and abetting the LTTE terrorists to carry out their inhuman actions in Sri Lanka in return for LTTE support for these politicians to remain in power as well as any other benefits. Therefore, it is in the interest of these Canadians to paint LTTE terrorists as rebels fighting for human rights, which is far far from the truth.
    I think those politicians involved in supporting LTTE terrorists should be held accountable for LTTE crimes, just as much as the LTTE terrorists now residing in foreign countries and still active.

  3. Fran Diaz Says:

    Canada is fast losing ground as a fair and just nation. Canada was thought of as the one star nation devoid of pettiness & injustices. Now all that is lost. Wither Canada ?

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