|Born||Colombo, Sri Lanka|
|Education||Nalanda College Colombo|
|Known for||former Deputy High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in Canada|
He is an award winning poet and his poetry has been published in many literary magazines in the United Kingdom, Canada, India, Germany and many countries. Few of the many poetry awards he won are Welsh University Eisteddfod Poetry Award, Sri Lanka State Literary Award (1995 for My Roots), Manifold Award and City of Ottawa’s Appreciation Award for Arts and Culture in 2003. His poem "Trail of Mankind" was adopted as the storyline for Canada’s National Museum of Man’s Orientation Hall in Ottawa 1972. Books written by him were shortlisted for the Archibald Lampman and Lampman-Scott Award as well.
- "Opposition attacks refugee law proposals". Lankaweb. October 28, 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2011.
- "A reading by Asoka Weerasinghe". Sunday Times. June 1, 2008. Retrieved 19 April 2011.
- "One man's effort to blunt LTTE propaganda in Canada by Rajendra Alwis, Ottawa, Canada". Daily News Paper. 2010-04-03. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2011.
- "'Memories'-Collection of poems by Asoka Weerasinghe by Shabna Cader". The Nation. 2010-12-19. Retrieved 19 April 2011.