Author Archive for Ira de Silva

Your Demand for the Arrest of Mr. Gothabaya Rajapakse In Singapore

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

I. de Silva Canada Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Conservative Party Leadership Candidate – 2022 Dear Mr. Poilievre Reference your “demand” for the arrest of Mr. Gothabaya Rajapakse, the former President of Sri Lanka, please explain what right you have to make any “demands” on politicians of Sri Lanka and the Government of Sri Lanka as well […]

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Post War Sri Lanka: Fractured and Unjust For Tamils by Visvajit Sriramrajan

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

I. de Silva Canada The EditorDiplomat MatazineOttawa, Ontario Dear Ms. Campbell:                                    Re: Post War Sri Lanka: Fractured and Unjust For Tamils by Visvajit Sriramrajan I am writing to correct the many falsehoods in this article. The first sentence indicates clear bias and false information that continues throughout the article. To support this statement I […]

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Statement Regarding the Tamils in Mississauga

Friday, May 15th, 2020

I. de Silva Canada Mayor Bonnie Crombie of Mississauga I have just watched your statement regarding what you refer to as Tamil Memorial Day. I am writing to you because I was offended by your statement and the fact that you are making public statements based on  misinformation and lies without doing any research on […]

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Tamils Welcome Sanctions Against Army Chief

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Ira de Silva What is obvious in the reaction of the Tamils against the army chief is that they recognize his role in the defeat of the Tamil terrorist group the LTTE, which they identified with and supported and resent him for the military defeat of the LTTE.  To them, he is a villain, to […]

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Sri Lanka – Human Rights in Grave Peril

Friday, January 31st, 2020

Ira de Silva Canada The Editor,Human Rights WatchNew York,N.Y.U.S.A.  At the outset it is important to state that the so-called “war” in Sri Lanka was one that was waged by the terrorist group known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which had the dubious distinction of being classed as the most violent terrorist […]

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Swiss Embassy Staffer to be Flown to Switzerland

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

I. de Silva London, Ontario Canada Hon. HansPeter Mick Ambassador for Switzerland in Sri Lanka 63 Gregory’s Road Colombo 7 Sri Lanka Dear Sir:                          Reference Your Action to Fly a Sri Lankan Citizen and Her Family to Switzerland News reports claim that you have intervened to request the Sri Lankan Government to assist […]

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Response to Easter Bombing

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Ira de Silva Canada The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka is giving interviews to foreign news media regarding the bombings on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. He tried to tell the world that he did not know that there were warnings given to Sri Lankan authorities prior to the bombings. To the BBC it was […]

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Removing Tamil Tigers from Terrorist List

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Ira de Silva Ontario, Canada Mr. Jack MacLaren MPP, Carleton-Mississippi Mills, Queens Park Ontario.  Dear Sir:  I have just watched the video of your statement in the legislature at Queens Park and read a comment in the Toronto Sun of April 12,2018 bylined Bonokoski in which he sums up your attitude as “naive, foolish thinking”. My […]

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Digana Violence – U.S. Calls for Punitive Action

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Ira de Silva Canada The Editor Lankaweb A news item on March 7,2018 states that the U.S. embassy has urged the Sri Lankan government to take immediate action against those responsible for the violence. Does this confirm that the U.S. is controlling Sri Lanka’s internal administration? When violence is the order of the day in the U.S., why […]

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Statement on Sri Lanka on Anniversary of end of War

Friday, May 19th, 2017

I de Silva Canada Hon. Prime Minister Office of the Prime Minister Ottawa, Ontario Dear Sir: I refer to your statement of May 18,2017 on the eigth anniversary of the end of the war in Sri Lanka. I note that you extend your deepest sympathy and support to Canadians of Tamil descent. You seem to […]

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Trudeau in Photo with Former VP of Terror Group April 26,2017

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Ira de Silva London, Ontario The Editor National Post Toronto, Ontario Dear Sir: Your news item of Mr. Trudeau,  with a “former” leader of a terror group is a damning indictment on the political leaders of Canada and of the Liberal Party in particular. Tamil terrorist supporters in Canada funded Tamil terrorism in Sri Lanka […]

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Denial of Visa application of Maj.Gen. C. Gallage by Australian High Commission

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Ira de Silva Canada It is incredible that the Australian High Commission has either denied or claims a visa for Maj. General C. Gallage is “under assessment” – diplomatic jargon to cover the denial of a visa.  Australia considers the Major General as a  “Potential Controversial Visitor” citing war crimes  and crimes against humanity as reason […]

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Dire Straits – March 9,2017

Friday, March 10th, 2017

 Ira de Silva Canada The Editor The Hindu, Delhi, India  Dear Sir:  Regarding the killing of a Tamil Nadu fisherman “somewhere between the Indian and Sri Lankan coast” on March 7,2017, it is correct that this is an unfortunate result of the long-standing dispute between Tamil Nadu fisherman and Sri Lankan fisherman. What you fail to […]

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Indian Foreign Secretary Urges Tamil National Alliance to Unite to Fight for Tamil Rights

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

I. de Silva The Editor New Indian Express India Dear Sir: Re: Indian Foreign Secretary Urges Tamil National Alliance to Unite to Fight for Tamil Rights This is an example of blatant Indian interference in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka. India has been the regional bully for decades and it appears that Indian foreign […]

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Sri Lanka’s Troubling Quest for Justice – January 13,2017

Monday, January 16th, 2017

I. de Silva Canada The Editor, The Diplomat 701 Ebisu MF Bldg. 4-6-1 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013 Japan. Dear Sir: Reference this article by Taylor Dibbert, I am writing to bring to the attention of your readers the many assumptions, inaccuracies and uncalled for “advice” to the Sri Lankan government and mostly to the Sri […]

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Can Sri Lanka Hold On To Its Fragile Peace – National Geographic Nov. 2016

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Ira de Silva Canada The Editor National Geographic Washington, D.C. U.S.A. Dear Sir: Can Sri Lanka Hold On To Its Fragile Peace – National Geographic Nov. 2016 Reference the article in the November 2016 issue of National Geographic titled “Can Sri Lanka hold on to its fragile peace” by R. Draper, the simple answer is […]

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Heed the Voice From The North and Answer Allegations – Sept.28,2016 Media Release

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Ira de Silva Canada National Peace Council of Sri Lanka 12/14 Purana Vihara Road Colombo 6 TO:  Mr. Jehan Perera & Others of Governing Board I am writing to you regarding your latest Media Release of September 29,2016. While you claim that your vision is  “a vision of a peaceful and prosperous Sri Lanka in which […]

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Canada’s Duplicity Regarding Sri Lanka

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Ira de Silva Canada I refer to the statement made by the Canadian Prime Minister on July 25,2016, titled “Canada Renews calls for Sri Lanka’s Reconciliation”.  It states that the war and the devastation it wrought “reminds us to heal the wounds of those who have suffered and promote unity over division and inclusion over prejudice.” […]

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Statement Re Anniversary of the End of Tamil Tiger Terrorism in Sri Lanka

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Ira de Silva Hon. Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario. Dear Sir: Your statement on the seventh anniversary of the end of Tamil terrorism clearly indicates that Canada is continuing it’s support of Tamil terrorism as it has done in the past. I would like to remind you that funding for […]

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National Anthem and Reconciliation

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Ira de Silva Canada The National Peace Council  claims that the singing of the national anthem in Tamil is a strong gesture of reconciliation by the government. It claims that the government had the courage and wisdom to have the national anthem sung in both  Sinhala and Tamil overcoming the objections of “nationalists”. These opinions indicate […]

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Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Ira de Silva Canada According to news reports, there seems to be a difference of opinion on whether investigations into the final phase of the Eelam war in 2009 will be done by competent local investigators and judges or whether it will be outsourced to international personnel. The difference of opinion illustrates the differences between the UNP […]

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Statement in Ontario Legislature on November 26,2015

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Ira de Silva Canada Mr. Jack MacLaren, MPP Ontario Legislature Queens Park, Toronto Ontario. Dear Sir: I trust you received my letter of  November, 29, 2015 regarding your unprincipled, false statements regarding Sri Lanka in the Ontario Legislature on November 26, 2015 while remembering and mourning for LTTE terrorists at a time when Canadian politicians were […]

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Statement by Mr. Jack Maclaren in the Ontario Legislature Glorifying Tamil Terrorism in Sri Lanka

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Ira de Silva Ontario,Canada Hon. Jack MacLaren, MPP Provincial Legislature, Queens Park, Toronto, Ontario. Dear Sir: I am writing to express my outrage at your unprincipled, ignorant, false statement in the Ontario Legislature on November 26,2015 “remembering and mourning those who were were killed during the war in Sri Lanka”.  It is particularly galling that you […]

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Lifting Ban on LTTE Organizations and Supporters

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Ira de Silva Canada The government has lifted the ban on several organizations and individuals previously thought to have been working for the LTTE. It is reported in the media that according to the Foreign Minister “there was hardly any tangible evidence to link them to the LTTE”.  The de-listed organizations are Global Tamil Forum (GTF); […]

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TNA Manifesto & UNP

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Ira de Silva London Reference  the statement by the Deputy Foreign Minister on the TNA manifesto. The TNA, which acted as a proxy for the LTTE,  continues to support the division of Sri Lanka and the establishment of Eelam in the northern and eastern provinces supported and funded by the pro-LTTE Tamil diaspora. The problem with […]

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Victory Day, Remembrance Day & LTTE Flag

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Ira de Silva London Reading the news reports from Sri Lanka especially regarding the growing increase of the LTTE operating in the country without any inhibition, fully supported by the spokespersons of the LTTE namely the TNA and the Governor of the Northern Province, should be cause for concern for all Sri Lankans. It is generally […]

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Response to Your Comments – The Island Newspaper – April 8,2015

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Ira de Silva Canada Mr. Gaurav Ahluwalia First Secretary Political Indian High Commission Colombo, Sri Lanka Dear Sir: Having read your comments regarding the editorial in The Island of April 2,2015 regarding India’s actions in Sri Lanka, I am constrained to write to you. The Island stated “If India had not created, trained, armed and funded […]

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What is the GOSL Policy on the LTTE

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Ira de Silva Canada Reference the statement by Mr. Ajith Perera, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs this week that “new evidence of the LTTE activities overseas was the basis for the EU’s ban”, would the current government explain to the Sri Lankan people why after January 8, 2015 the government has, by it’s statements and actions […]

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Supporting LTTE a Criminal Offence in U.K.

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Ira de Silva London, Canada The Island newspaper has published an article on March 6,2014 which states that the British High commission in Colombo claims that the LTTE is a proscribed organization in the U.K. Showing support for the LTTE by fundraising, waving flags and other means is a criminal offence”. Sri Lankans would like to ask […]

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Helping Sri Lanka’s New Democracy

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Ira de Silva London, Canada The Editor New York Times New York,N.Y. U.S.A Dear Sir: I am writing to you regarding this disgusting exhibition of U.S. ignorance, arrogance and hypocrisy. To write of Sri Lanka’s “new democracy” shows how ignorant the writer and your paper is regarding Sri Lanka. It is a country that has had […]

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