Senator Hugh Segal says Canada will “shun” the Commonwealth Summit in Colombo
Posted on June 8th, 2013

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada

7 June 2013

Senator Hugh Segal (Conservative Party of Canada)

Canadian Senate, Parliament of Canada, Ottawa

Dear Senator Hugh Segal:

I just read a ColomboPage news item of Thursday, June 6, 2013 which was headlined ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” Canada shuns Sri Lanka summit over human rights concerns.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  It continued to say ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-Frances Harrison, author and former BBC correspondent in Sri Lanka, Hugh Segal, the Canadian governmentƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s envoy to the Commonwealth and Lal Wickrematunge from the Sunday Leader newspaper gave their views about the meeting.

To be honest I have not read your views, but I can imagine the gist of it from the headline ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” Canada shuns Sri Lanka summit over human rights concerns.

My response as a cautionary word for the Sri LankanƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s back in that beautiful island was ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-Just forget this Canadian Senator Hugh Segal.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  I donƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t think he is capable of deciphering what are ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-good human rightsƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ and what are ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-bad human rightsƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚, as he is one of the Canadian Conservatives who after you all managed to kick the butts of the worldƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s most ruthless Tamil Tiger terrorists and wiped them out militarily on 19 May 2009, have still been unableƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  to acknowledge and accept, your classic textƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  book example of the most profound human rights act.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  That your Sri Lanka was involved in liberating 295,873 TamilƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  hostages, the biggest liberation of political hostages in modern history. These Tamils were taken hostage as a human shield by the Tamil Tigers for 30 months, herding them like unwashed cattle from the west coast to the east coast of the island.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  It is strange that this amazing human rights act in Sri Lanka doesnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t seem to have registered in Senator SegalƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s radar at allƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚.

ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-Just forget about this Canadian Senator Hugh Segal, because I doubt this man is capableƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  of deciphering what is a ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-good human rightƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ and what is a ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-bad human rightƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  He is one of the gang of Conservative law makers who has had difficulty to acknowledge and acceptƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  the quality of your act of ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-good humanity ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-, when you all prepared one million meals to feed these liberated 295,873 Tamils a hearty breakfast, lunch and a dinner each day. These Canadian Conservatives havenƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t yet acknowledged this fact after four years since the war ended.ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-Just forget this Canadian Senator Hugh Segal who has not been able to recognize like the rest of the Conservative inner circle, how the Sri Lankan government gave back the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”right-to-lifeƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢, the No.1 human right, to 22 million of your people, when your brave soldiers wiped out the ruthless Tamil Tiger terrorists on 19 May 2009, who had hijacked this ‘human right’ for 27 killing years.ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚

ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-Just forget Senator Hugh SegalƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s comments and that Canada will shun Sri LankaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s Commonwealth summit over human rights concerns.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Looks like he is another Canadian governmentƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  joker like CanadaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Jason Kenney who went to preach about human rights to the Sri Lankan Government on January 7th, when on the very same day, the First Nations peoples were demonstrating a stoneƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢sƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  throw away from his parliamentary office in Ottawa for the very same reason that his ConservativeƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  government was violating the human rights of the First Nation peoples.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-ShunƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ you are told, so what?ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Ask this Canadian to go ahead and ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”shunƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ the Commonwealth summit.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Who the hell cares anymore about CanadaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s participation!ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚

My friends in Sri Lanka, this is just for you to note.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Senator High Segal is a newly recruited actor in the Canadian Conservative GovernmentƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-I will HuffƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦and ..IƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ will Puff and I Will Blow Your Island DownƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ Pantomime Theatre.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  There targeted audience is the separatist Tamil Diaspora in the Greater Toronto Area.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ My friends in Sri Lanka, just be calm and be happy and get on with the second chance of your lives that you all were given by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Armed Forces when they eliminated the Tamil Tiger terroristsƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ on 19 May 2009 on the shores of the Nandikadal lagoon.

Perhaps, Senator Hugh Segal, you may want to comment on what I had to state to the Sri Lankan peoples about your commentƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ on their lack of human rights and that Canada will ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”shunƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ the Commonwealth Summit.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  As for me,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ a Sinhalese-Canadian of Sri Lankan origin and a card carrying Conservative, I couldnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t care two damnƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ prairie straws whether Canada attends the summit or not in November.


Asoka Weerasinghe

11 Responses to “Senator Hugh Segal says Canada will “shun” the Commonwealth Summit in Colombo”

  1. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:



    Tell all Canadian politicians to get lost, we do not want any of you to live peacefully in our homeland.
    Well written Asoka!

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    Canada banned Tamil terrorists and other Tamil front organizations during war. Now they feel they are losing votes. So they go to the other end of APPEASING Tamils.

    Crabs dance ONLY until the water boils!!!

    Give Canada 20 years and ALL TAMILS would be STRUCTURALLY GENOCIDE (turned into Canadian majority like people except skin color).

  4. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    LORENZO !! I like your reference to the CRABS. In this case the Crabs will be the Canadians. There will be no white Canadians in about 20 years. their skin will be contaminated with the Tamil pigment.

  5. Fran Diaz Says:

    What is Canada afraid of ?

  6. Ananda-USA Says:

    Bravo, Asoka!

    That’s telling this stinky bugger where to get off.

    He has been bought and sold a dozen times over by the Tamil Eelamists in Canada. So what is new? In EVERY Western Country the Tamil Eelamists will buy a few PALEFACED TRAITORS to abandon the National Interest of their country, and to PROSTITUTE themselves for their Personal Interest to enrich themselves and hang on to their elected post in parliament.

    Let us not pay heed to this Canadian PROSTITUTE wearing a Senator’s Sheepskin!

  7. Ananda-USA Says:

    The TNA fondly ASSUMES that the GOSL has to hold the Provincial Council Elections because of the UPCOMING CHOGM and UN Human Rights Council meetings.

    Let the GOSL CONFOUND THE TNA by holding a NATIONWIDE REFERENDUM to REPEAL the 13th Amendment and DISSOLVE ALL Provincial Councils and them use that as the DEMOCRATICALLY EXPRESSED WILL of ALL PEOPLE of Sri Lanka to NOT Hold Provincial Council Elections at ALL.

    Let NO COMMUNITY have separate powers defined by Communal Attributes of Race, REligion, Language, Caste or Sex. To do so would be to pit these communities against each other FOREVER for SPECIAL RIGHTS as in India. India has been destroyed beyond repair by allowing Communal Special Rights sanctioned by law to reign; PLEASE DO NOT make the same mistake in Mother Lanka.


    NEVER devolve VETO rights over National Legislation to UNREPENTANT SEPARATISTS.
    NEVER devolve TAXATION rights to UNREPENTANT RACISTS; Only the National Government should levy tax and then remit a portion to local governments …. as appropriate.

    EVERY DAY we see the TNA showing its TRUE SEPARATIST COLORS demanding powers that only SEPARATISTS would demand.

    Rise Up …. O Patriots of Mother Lanka …REPEAL the 13th Amendment and DISSOLVE the PROVINCIAL COUNCILS.

    Rise Up … O Patriots of Mother Lanka … DEMAND a NATIONWIDE REFERENDUM to REPEAL the 13th Amendment and DISSOLVE the Provincial Councils.

    Our Craven Politicians cower in fear of foreigners; You must take up this challenge to PROTECT & DEFEND Mother Lanka NOW!

    O Patriots of Mother Lanka … Ask Not For Whom the Bell Tolls for It Tolls for Thee!

    Sri Lanka Tamil party sees no use of holding Northern PC poll after reducing powers to provinces

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    June 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s major Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says it would be useless to hold elections to the Northern Provincial Council after amending the 13th Amendment and reducing powers vested with the provinces.

    TNA parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran says the government however is compelled to hold the Northern Provincial Council elections.

    “The current President and the government are going against this (implementing the 13th Amendment and going beyond),” he said.

    “We want to go beyond the 13th Amendment. Provincial Councils need more powers on land, police and taxation. There are also issues in relation to the Governor. It is important to go beyond the current system. Only then can people in each province look after themselves. We are not satisfied with the current system and we must go beyond,” he added.

    According to Premachandran, he does not have faith in the government to hold the Northern Provincial Council election, but understands that the government is compelled to hold the election because of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and the resolution adopted at the UN Human Rights Council.

    “The government has to therefore show the world that it is democratic and holds elections. The government has to face accountability issues before the international community and there is a lot of pressure, so they would have to hold elections in the North. It is not that the government wants to hold elections, but it is compelled to do so,” he has said.

  8. jayasiri Says:

    Thank you all, including Asoka..for a very appropriate dying conservative party in Canada.

    For the TNA members who rely on south & other tax payers who pay their salaries, perks & all benefits…ITS TIME YOU people realize that you are a minority. Amounts to about 4% of the total population of Sri Lanka, as General FONSEKA, said after defeating LTTE, you Tamils, need to adjust & try to live with the majority race peacefully, IF NOT FIND INDIA or Europe, or USA to live as most of you people do anyway.

    When Sri Lankans did not give what you want, when your poulation was 12%, with 4-5% of the population NOW, TRY AND ASSIMILATE, ADAPT yourself to Sri Lankan way of LIFE, as Moors, Malays, Some Tamils, & Burghers live.

    TAMIL NADU is the best place for you, because Europe & Amerca are too COMFORTABLE for you people. (REMEMBER WORK HARD< NOT our Captain of the Cricket Team said) because of historical reasons YOU DO it anyway, while Sinhalese work smart & they prove it.

    God save BBS & other Sinhala Buddhist associations who can counter any excessive, Church based solutions, Conspiracies planned by outsiders, to de-stablize sri Lanka.

    As Ananda said, get involved, all expats who love our motherland must get involved…….THIS IS THE TIME or never~……Thank you & May the Noble Triple Gems Guard our Sri Lanka ~ J

  9. Lorenzo Says:

    Thank you Lankaweb for removing the offensive pics article.

    May God bless you.

  10. A. Sooriarachi Says:

    When reading the modern scary fables of people like Francis Harrison, Lal Wickrematunga, Hugh Segal, the HRW, the AI and a host of other ignorant characters, I go back in time as they remind me of the stories in Gullivars Travels which I enjoyed as a young child.

  11. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Sometimes it becomes necessary to place the interest of the nation over the policies of other nations. If Canada continues to maintain that Sri Lanka is a nation that continues to violate human rights then the presence of the Canadian Embassy is not needed since it is counter productive to the national interest of Sri Lanka. Maybe it is time to invite the Canadian Ambassador to leave Sri Lanka and close the Canadian Embassy. To make the point to Canada give the building that housed the Canadian embassy to the Buddhist Sanga or to China. In the same breath close the Sri Lankan Embassy in Canada. That would immediately remove the power Canada has over Sri Lanka and do the same to the US and Indian Embassies if they continue down the path of classifying Sri Lanka in this humiliating way with little or no proof. India above all has the most to lose if her presence in Colombo is removed and it could induce New Delhi to take a new point of view of Sri Lanka

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