Reporter Terry Glavin on Sri Lanka’s ethnic cleansing of Tamils
Posted on August 28th, 2014

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove, Gloucester . Ontario . Canada

  28 August 2014
The Editor (Letters)
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 have had to watch helplessly as their families back home were being subjected to ethnic cleansing”, in his essay ‘Look to our  diasporas for foreign policy in put ‘.
This is utter nonsense and how wrong he is.  When 27,000 Sinhalese who had lived in the north of Sri Lanka  for generations were kicked out having been terrorized by the Tamils between 1971 and 1981,  and that was ethnic cleansing of the Sinhalese by Tamils.
When in August 1977, 400 Sinhalese undergraduates and lecturers at the Jaffna University were stoned and chased out of the campus by the Tamils  and were bused south lying on the floors dodging of the hail of rocks and stones, and that was ethnic cleansing of the Sinhalese by the Tamils.
In October 1990, 100,000 Muslims were given 24 hours to get out of the north leaving all their valuables and gold at the nearest Mosque, making Idi Amin look an angel who gave three months for the Ugandan-Indians to leave Uganda.  That was ethnic cleansing of the Muslims by the Tamils.
Liberating 295,873 Tamils by 19 May 2009, by the Sinhalese army soldiers who were herded like unwashed cattle as a human shield for 30 months from the west coast to the east coast by the Tamil Tigers was not ethnic cleansing of  Tamils by the Sinhalese, but liberating the Tamils by the Sinhalese from  their Tamil Tiger terrorists.  These are all recorded  historical facts that no Tamil can dispute
Where did Terry Glavin get all his information about the Tamils being ethnically cleansed in Sri Lanka?   And this is where Stephen Harper got is  cues wrong which made his foreign policy on Sri Lanka look so silly and juvenile and isolating Canada from the rest of the 51 Commonwealth sister countries at the November 2013 Summit in Colombo.  This was all about the Tamil votes in nine ridings in the Greater Toronto Area at the 2015 federal elections and nothing else.
Asoka Weerasinghe

4 Responses to “Reporter Terry Glavin on Sri Lanka’s ethnic cleansing of Tamils”

  1. douglas Says:

    Dear Asoka: WELCOME BACK. Your Prime Minister needs “Tuition” on Sri Lanka. I read in some news that he also has produced some “Muslim Fundamentalist Terrorists” to fight in Iraq.

    As you correctly said, for him it is all about votes at the next election and winning a few seats to establish a majority government. I hope Canadians will realize it and prevent that beautiful country going into ruins.

    Thank you for giving us a helping hand. In another comment, I have requested you to make a submission to the UNHRC Investigation Committee set by Ms. Navi Pillai. Please do so. Thank you again.

  2. Naram Says:

    Well said sir, These guys have no principles and would sell their nearest dearest for few more votes and thus their livelihood.

  3. Nanda Says:

    “Your Prime Minister needs “Tuition” on Sri Lanka”

    Our Prim(itive) minister need tuition too ( on how to load a container properly)

  4. douglas Says:

    Nanda:- Our PM must also be “taught” not to stab his own secretary from behind and make him a “Billy Boy”. He also must be guided with whom to sit at a lunch at home. Of course at that moment he must have been very worried and thinking of the “huge” quantum of money needed to finance the Provincial Election campaign of his son. In any other country such as Singapore all these people by now will be having “Rest In Peace” at a jail. But fortunately ours is a “Miracle of Asia”.

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