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News Archive for May 2011

Lobbying politicians in western nations
Anjalika Silva USA
Lobbying politicians in western nations against terrorism is clouded by huge political donations that have negated all other efforts made by Sri Lanka. Yet, we suffered the longest with this menace.  The LTTE activities continue as a form of thuggery and gang warfare against their own people breaking the law with no consequences in some countries.  The fear of being threatened and demands of monetary contributions continue for those living abroad although the war is over in Sri Lanka.  They have no political aspirations to provide for the better good of the Tamil people ---especially those who suffered... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/11)

UN's special rapporteur and Britain's Channel Four video clip on Sri Lanka
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario. Canada
31 May 2011 The Editor THE OTTAWA CITIZEN   Sir: You reported that Christopher Hayns, UN's special rapporteur had said after viewing the British Channel Four video which alleged Sri Lanka troops executing Tamil Tigers, that "What is reflected in the extended video are war crimes of the highest order - definitive war crimes." I wish that we could come to some conclusion of this controversy by the UN accepting the challenege by Mr. Siri Hewawitharana one of the world's leading digital video systems experts and former head of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/11)

THINK AS HUMAN BEINGS AND SERVE YOUR NATION
Ranjit Wickremeratne
Who can say that we will live tomorrow or day after tomorrow. No one can say that therefore let's thank the almighty for giving us this opportunity to live as humans and serve the nation we were born in good faith. Sri Lanka is my homeland I never knew whether I will be a muslim or a Tamil or a Sinhalese or my religion will be Buddhist,Christian or Muslim until I  came to this world as a human being. Let's forget the race,religion party and colour and try to live as human beings serving and helping each... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/11)

Rathika Sitasabaiesan, MP for Scarborough-Riouge River: suggested APPC to study alleged war crimes as reported in Darusman Report
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grover Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada
28 May 2011 Hon. John Baird, MP., PC., Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Vic Toews, MP., PC., Minister of Public Safety Hon. Peter Van Loan, MP., PC., Leader of the Government in the House of  Commons Hon. Jason Kenney, MP, PC., Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Hon. Julian Fantino, MP., Associate Minister of National Defence Dear Ministers Baird, Toews, Van Loan, Kenney and Fantino: Re:  Rathika Sitasabaiesan, NDP MP for Scarborough Rough River : her  set priority in the House  is to form an All... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/11)

War Trauma in the military, their families and Communities
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge  M.D.
Combatants Affected by the Prolonged War The 30 year armed conflict in Sri Lanka has produced a new generation of veterans at risk for the chronic mental health problems that resulted following prolonged exposure to the war. Over 200,000 members of the Sri Lanka armed forces and police had been directly or indirectly exposed to combat situations during these years. There had been nearly 20 major military operations conducted by the Armed Forces from 1987 to 2009. A large number of combatants from the Sri Lanka armed forces were exposed to hostile battle... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/11)

Pharmacies, chemists and their role
Dr.Tilak Fernando
In order to prevent or reduce harm to patients and to improve public health, mechanisms for evaluating and monitoring the safety of medicines in clinical use are vital. Equally qualified pharmacists are expected to be professional in their duty, with the knowledge and expertise to provide authoritative information to medicines. In Sri Lanka, law specifically warrants ‘Pharmacists’ to hold a professional certificate. Despite such laws, what is taking place is many qualified registered pharmacists while displaying their licence overtly employ ‘unqualified cashiers’ to dispense medicine to the public. Press reports recently indicated that the Cosmetic Devices and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/11)

Prednisone Abuse by Ayurvedic Quacks in Sri Lanka
By Anil Perera
I have read with sadness the reported case of cricketer Upul Tharanga being tested positive for the banned substance Prednisone.  Sunday Times claims that Prednisolone was prescribed to him by a well known alternate medical practitioner. Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug used to treat certain inflammatory diseases. It is used in the treatment of asthma, allergic disorders and rheumatic disorders. Improperly used it has serious side effects leading to diabetes, depression, glaucoma, cataracts and a host of other conditions. Unfortunately some unscrupulous quacks who call themselves Ayurvedic doctors abuse Prednisone and include it in very... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/11)

Why do the children hate to learn cooking?
Dr Hector Perera UK
There are plenty of reasons why the children are reluctant to learn some basic cooking; a major point may be the smell of food that might get deposited on them while cooking. Unfortunately some of the urban children are addicted to takeaway foods than home cooking. Food smell on you? These escaping molecules of fats, oils and all essential oils can deposit on anything in the kitchen or it might go all the way to your sitting room and deposit on anything including on the flat screen expensive TV and on other things such as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/11)

Welcome to the Violent World of President Obama
by John Pilger
When Britain lost control of Egypt in 1956, Prime Minister Anthony Eden said he wanted the nationalist president Gamal Abdel Nasser “destroyed … murdered … I don’t give a damn if there’s anarchy and chaos in Egypt.” Those insolent Arabs, Winston Churchill had urged in 1951, should be driven “into the gutter from which they should never have emerged.”... -Full Story-
(mathaba.net - 28/05/11)

Death squad attacks in Libyan "rebel" capital
by Patrick Martin There is a mounting climate of fear and political intimidation in Benghazi, the headquarters of the Transitional National Council, the anti-Gaddafi coalition that is being backed by the United States, Britain and France in their war against Libya.... -Full Story- (mathaba.net - 28/05/11)

Brad Adams, if violation of Human Rights is your interest, turn your attention to what USA,France and UK is doing in Libya
By Charles.S.Perera
Brad Adams is a prejudiced individual who is unable to see things objectively, therefore the Human Rights Watch  of which he is the Director for Asia, cannot be any thing but anti progressive, reactionary, and far from seeking human welfare, despite its boastful  label “ Human Rights Watch”.  It only  “watches “ the interest of some groups and  countries, and seeks to deliberately discredit  and weaken the developing countries  meaninglessly throwing  disparaging remarks on matters it is ignorant about and even refuses to understand. All these Western human rights activists, including Brad Adams human rights watch are not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/11)

Giving into India: India forgets that Sri Lanka is a sovereign country
By Garvin Karunaratne Ph.D.
The Island has reported in its Editorial that India has in a very high handed manner persuaded Sri Lanka to implement the 13 th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution and to grant police and land powers to the Provincial Councils, among other matters all of which smacks interference in the domestic matters of a sovereign Sri Lanka, Dr Gunadasa Amerasekera the President of the Patriotic National Movement has also questioned the high handed act of Foreign Secretary G.L.Peris’s signing an Agreement with India on his recent visit. He states” ‘, the Government of Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/11)

Molding Sri Lanka’s graduates into Leaders & Suggestion for National Service
Shenali Waduge
As customary there is much hue & cry over the grand initiative to provide a phased out 3-week leadership training for 22,000 undergraduates with food, lodging (separate for males & females) & attire that will include 171 periods of learning. So when a Government in a country that has been enslaved by numerous aid packages given often with agreement to structurally adjust state services continues to provide free education upto tertiary level & is presently allocating Rs.200million for an exercise that would really change the mindset of university entrants for the better through a series of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/11)

The Time It Took These Allegations Against The Sri Lanka Cricket Board To Surface Implicates the Accusers Rather Than the Accused!
Bowled Out By Doosra Kumar
May 27th 2011 It seems a crying shame that that the allegations against Sri Lanka’s Cricket Board being made by the likes of the country's longest-serving cricket captain and member of the Opposition DNA party in Parliament, Arjuna Ranatunga, as well as another former captain Hashan Tillekeratne also a Member of Parliament for the Opposition UNP appear to have come at this late stage relative to when they were alleged to have transpired which alone seems to attest to their cooked up nature which implicates the accusers more than the accused as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/11)

Remembering great Sinhala scholar and linguist Arisen Ahubudu
By Philip Fernando
Kalasuri Arisen Ahubudu, 91, passed away after an illustrious career. His versatility as a skilled writer, orator, scholar, playwright, teacher, linguist, author and poet in Sri Lanka was accepted by all. He hailed from Malalaga, Koggala—the birth place of another scholar late Martin Wickramasinghe. He was a teacher from Nittambuwa Training College and joined several others as adherents of the Hela Hawula movement founded by Munidasa Cumaratunga. Among his colleagues and Hela stalwarts were Vellala Jayamaha, Pandit Gorakane Sil Ruwan Thera, Jayantha Weerasekera, Amarasiri Gunawadu, Rafael Tennekoon and others. He changed his name from Ariyasena Asuboda... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/11)

LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FOR UNDERGRADUATES
Malin Abeyatunge
The Higher Education Ministry (THEM) has launched leadership training and positive thinking development training course for 10,000 university entrants at 28 training centers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and Cadet Corps on May 23. Instead of applauding this venture, I find that the opposition UNP and JVP have opposed to this program. It has become a fashion of the day for the UNP and the JVP to oppose every policy of the Government and they don’t seem to be constructive criticism but just opposing for the sake of opposing. May be that specially the JVP... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/11)

The Truth about Foreign Aid
By Shenali Waduge
It is predicted that by 2020, total world debt would reach $200 trillion and 963million people live in hunger. Every day 16,000 children die of hunger-related causes. These are the very countries that not only take loans but end up becoming prey to IMF and  World Bank structural adjustment programmes that seal their economic downfall forever. When a country falls into debt, it means it owes money. Inability to pay that money is likely to lead to bankruptcy. Countries that fall into debt generally to Western governments and international institutions controlled by the west,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/11)

Doublespeak of ICRC?
- Kumar Moses
Credibility of ICRC officers who worked in Sri Lanka during the last phase of the war is highly dubious following their obvious doublespeak. The foregoing are examples and irrefutable proof of their manipulation of facts to suit the agenda of external interested parties who wish to see disintegration of the island nation. ICRC sources claimed Sri Lankan troops shelled the PTK hospital during the final stages of the war. These sources claim according to the Sri Lanka Panel of Experts report page 25, that even the operating theatre was hit! These allegations are contained in ICRC... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/11)

Overseas Sri Lankans taken more seriously and treated with more respect.
Mobisher Rabbani
The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) is the foremost organization looking after the welfare aspects of Sri Lanka’s migrant workers and their families that deals with foreign employment. Its mandate encompasses promotion and protection of migrants by setting standards and approving or rejecting the contracts provided by foreign employers to Sri Lankan migrants, licensing recruiting agents, and operating programs to protect Sri Lankan migrants and their families. Today, the SLBFE is a public corporation with over 800 employees in seven major departments and is governed by a Board of Directors. The Bureau also has 24... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/11)

Bruce Haigh’s Mischief Making
By Prof Rajive Wijesinha -MP Sri LankaParliament
I am writing, as Head of the Sri Lanka Peace Secretariat in 2009, to correct some errors in the opinion piece on ‘The Drum’, reproduced it seems from ABC News. It seems best to make annotations direct on the published text, though I hope you will also reproduce the evidence from the ICRC that suggests Mr Haigh is being his usual mischievous self as regards Sri Lanka. “Admiral Thisara Samarsinghe was recently approved by the Australian Government to become the next Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Canberra. He joined the navy... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/11)

WILL NORWAY EVER BAN HER ADOPTED CHILD LTTE?
Malin Abeyatunge
May be agitation to ban LTTE in Norway would never have crossed the minds of the Sri Lankan governments or any other world-wide anti-LTTE organizations as Norway has been the adopted home of LTTE. I may be wrong as I don’t remember seeing/reading any demand to ban LTTE in Norway though there were umpteen numbers of letters/articles written against Norway and Eric Solheim for their cordial relationship with the LTTE. But it was taken for granted with Eric Solheim as a peace facilitator who has been appeasing LTTE from the very beginning, giving LTTE cadres military training,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/11)

Leadership Training for University Students has More Good than Bad
Geoff Wickrema Kotte
At last the university system of Sri Lanka is moving in the right direction. The proposed leadership training session for all university students is a very timely and farsighted concept that must be implemented as soon as possible. It has immense benefits for the nation, future professionals and for the society at large. The following are some of these benefits. There are many other benefits in addition to these that certainly warrant an early implementation. 1. Facilities at military bases can be used for the purpose with very little additional capital investments or huge recurrent expenditure.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/11)

Some thugs can’t even name themselves…
by Malinda Seneviratne
It has been reported that Rajiv Gandhi, on his way to sign the Indo-Lanka Accord, had told Tamil Nadu politicians that the agreement he was to sign with the then president of Sri Lanka, J.R. Jayewardene, would bring Sri Lanka under the Indian orbit, just like Bhutan. The before and after of the Indo-Lanka Accord is well known, but considering the recent joint-statement issued by the ministers in charge of external affairs of the two countries, it is worth a recap.  India, under Rajiv Gandhi and before him, under his mother, Indira Gandhi, armed, funded and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/11)

TIME TO REDEFINE AMERICA'S GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY
By Nimal Fernando
Perhaps it is time to rethink “manifest destiny.” After all, since charity is believed to begin at home, America has an urgent problem on her hands: keeping a great many home fires from going out. Worse, over a million home owners could not pay their mortgages and had to foreclose. Globally, it is time America stopped playing the now-familiar role of global firefighter ... and turned those hoses on the hot spots at home. Pick any American state, as they are all in a huge financial hole, to the collective tune of $430 billion, a situation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/11)

New Zealand Commemorates Ranaviru Day 2011
BY: Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM- Spokeperson United Sri Lanka Assn.
The United Sri Lanka Association (USLA) of New Zealand held the annual Ranaviru day commemoration at Lak Madura, the association hall, in Tawa Wellington on the 21st May. The meeting commenced with the singing of the national anthem, observation of a minutes silence and lighting of a candle by each of the attendees, in honor of the Ranaviru who had paid the ultimate price for the liberation of Sri Lanka from three decades of Tamil Tiger Terrorism. Channa Ranasinghe, vice president chairing & welcoming the guests paid tribute... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/11)

Some thugs can’t even name themselves…
by Malinda Seneviratne
It has been reported that Rajiv Gandhi, on his way to sign the Indo-Lanka Accord, had told Tamil Nadu politicians that the agreement he was to sign with the then president of Sri Lanka, J.R. Jayewardene, would bring Sri Lanka under the Indian orbit, just like Bhutan. The before and after of the Indo-Lanka Accord is well known, but considering the recent joint-statement issued by the ministers in charge of external affairs of the two countries, it is worth a recap.  India, under Rajiv Gandhi and before him, under his mother, Indira Gandhi, armed, funded and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/11)

‘Now there is no more mankind, but animal-mankind’
Dr.Tilak Fernando
In this progressive age, man’s behaviour is described in numerous configurative maxims. From time immemorial all religious leaders and their doctrines have been aiming at elevating man to a better life and to uplift his ‘soul’ (athma) to higher ‘spiritual stations’ after this life. Despite all such efforts, over the centuries, ‘there is no more mankind now, but only animal -mankind!’ - (Sheik Mowlana Nazim - Seal of Saints - Naqshbandi order in the world). Up until the Indian spiritual leader, Sai Baba’s demise last month, he had been propagating that “man had moved out beyond animal... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/11)

Should we give into Tamil Nadu racism?
S. Akurugoda
According to the Joint Declaration issued following the State visit of Foreign Minister Prof. G.L Peris to India, Indian Government has emphasized that a devolution package, building upon the 13th Amendment, would be the necessary conditions for a lasting political settlement. It is interesting to note that, although there are various agreements said to have been reached including the lifting of emergency and other economical political matters advantageous to India, there is not a single word about India’s stance on the infamous Ban Ki-moon’s report. The reality of the Rajiv-JR Agreement and the resulted 13th Amendment... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/11)

Mr Ban ki Moon: Why have you forgotton the Chagossian Islanders?
By Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D.
Mr. Ban Ki Moon,  Please answer me. What about the Human Rights of the Chagossian Islanders? The Chagossian Islanders were the original inhabitants of the Chagos islands in the Indian Ocean. They  were thrown  out of the Chagossian Islands  when Britain decided to have an uninhabited island to hand over to the USA  to have a military base. Let me jog the  memory of the United Nations, because the United Nations becomes  forgetful of facts when it suits the Superpowers to aggrandize themselves and takeover a poor Third World territory, in order to establish... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/11)

Prof Rajiva Wijesinha Highlighted the Pathetic State of Affairs in the Diplomatic/Propaganda Front
Dilrook Kannangara
Hon Professor Rajiva Wijesinha found time in his busy schedule to meet expatriate Sri Lankans recently. The Member of Parliament from the ruling UPFA and the party leader and president of the now defunct Liberal Party of Sri Lanka, exchanged views with patriotic professionals residing abroad on matters relating to propaganda, diplomacy, political solutions, recent political history, terrorism, separatism and connected issues. The former Senior Professor of Languages at the University of Sabaragamuwa stressed the need for the upliftment of linguistic skills of the entire population especially English skills. He also pointed out the need to take... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/11)

Dayasiri Jayasekara UNP MP from Kurunegala a rising star in UNP is a potential Leader .
By Charles.S.Perera
UNP is in shamble, as usual Ranil Wickramasinghe is on his erratic path of finding means to defeat the government and send the President home. He had been at it from the time he became the Leader of the Opposition, and he will continue until the cows come home if he manages to keep his leadership role in a party whose members seem to have lost interest in the party, the leader of which fatigues them with his political antics, walking in circles with complete lack of ideas. Batalanda torture chambers, and the Millennium safe house... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/11)

TIME HAS COME FOR TAMIL RACE TO WAKE UP AND FIGHT FOR AN INDEPENDENT TAMIL NADU
anuradhini
More than 50 million Tamils live in the Tamil Homeland (Tamil Nadu).Similar to any other race, Tamils live in considerable numbers in Sri Lanka, Mauritius, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, Canada and in many other countries. While the Tamil Nadu politicians have been constantly engaging in racist politics to fight for Tamil independence and preservation of Tamil culture in other countries, they have foolishly neglected to fight for their rights in their own homeland. Hindianisation continue in Tamil Nadu as well as in foreign countries in great proportions. Modern Tamils are generally encouraged to speak Hindi instead of Tamil... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/11)

Recently Indicted Raj Rajaratnam, Billionaire Financier of Sri Lankan Tamil Origin Residing in the USA Exposed As A Big Time Contributor To The Hillary Clinton Campaigns And The LTTE !
Insight By Sunil Kumar
May 23rd. 2011 The New York hedge fund billionaire Rajaratnam indicted recently and faces prison for the rest of his life  for orchestrating an illegal $20 million insider trading scheme has been exposed By the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC News) as a major contributor to former Senator and now Secretary of State  Hillary Clinton's unsuccesful past presidential re-election campaign as well as other programs sponsored by her. He is also accused of being the single largest known U.S. contributor to a charity linked to the Tamil Tiger terror group in Sri Lanka, according to records obtained by ABC News.com.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/05/11)

Does Sri Lanka have to report to India?
Shenali Waduge
Based on the premise that Sri Lanka is, has been & ought to be a sovereign nation, Sri Lankan’s need to demand to what extent spokesman for the Government has any right to jeopardize that sovereign status especially in the context of joint press releases made that compromises & leaves room to crucify Sri Lanka. Given that our leaders are elected by us & only for a term, they need to first answer the question of why we need to send officials to explain status of affairs in Sri Lanka & why Sri Lanka needs to give... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/05/11)

Mr Savage, EU and Regime Change – Open Letter to Head of EU Delegation in Colombo
Dr Bandula Kothalawala London N7
Mr Bernard Savage Head of EU Delegation 26, Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha Colombo 7  Dear Mr Savage  Regime Change in Sri Lanka  According to a news report in the Daily Mirror of 20 May 2011, you, in your capacity as EU Ambassador in Colombo, had stated that the European Union had no intention of bringing about a regime change in Sri Lanka. No doubt, millions of Sri Lankans had a good night’s sleep yesterday, curled up snugly in bed, despite the heat, comforted by your kind, timely and reassuring intervention!  Mr Savage, I should... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/11)

ARE WE SELLING OFF SRI LANKA?
by hela puwath
The Sihalese are selling their properties in the cities and moving out to the countryside en masse, look at Colombo, Kandy and other cities. Our government is encouraging the poor - mostly Sinhalese - to go to the countryside to farm by offering incentives like free fertilizer etc., while not offering any incentive or encouragement for entrepreunuership and business in the cities.  You may have heard of many cases where the poor – mostly Sinhalese - who used to live in cities and surroundings, have sold their properties and moved away from the commercial centers and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/11)

The US and Its Gun Culture
Jay Deshabandu
I am not against American culture. But, it is my opinion that it has a pervert gun culture which I am not happy about. Unlike for many citizens around the world, Americans have freedom and right to protect themselves with their own guns. I cannot condone killings of birds for just for fun for example. We huamn are not here to rule the world but to protect it!  This might be the reason why two Americans had disassembled gun parts with them, and they were arrested recently at the Colombo airport. The two Americans might have thought... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/11)

The Travels of a Journalist—69-We leave Big Bend National Park with many fond memories to spark our interest in digging more of Texas
By Shelton A. Gunaratne © 2011 Professor of mass communications emeritus at Minnesota State University Moorhead On our way to Cottonwood Campground in the Rio Grande floodplain Tuesday (26 Nov.) late afternoon, we focused on exploring the area along the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive. Because we did not have adequate time Tuesday to explore all the tourist spots on this scenic drive, we spent much of Wednesday as well to cover the spots we missed. However, so as not to confuse the reader, I shall comment on the attractions we encountered in spatial order from north to south as... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 20/05/11)

America's War for Global Domination
by Michel Chossudovsky
12/15/03: (Global Research) We are the juncture of the most serious crisis in modern history. The Bush Administration has embarked upon a military adventure which threatens the future of humanity. The wars on Afghanistan and Iraq are part of a broader military agenda, which was launched at the end of the Cold War. The ongoing war agenda is a continuation of the 1991 Gulf War and the NATO led wars on Yugoslavia (1991-2001). The post Cold War period has also been marked by numerous US covert intelligence operations within the former Soviet Union, which were instrumental... -Full Story-
(informationclearinghouse.info - 20/05/11)

SriLankan foreign Minister in India: Yes Sir, no sir, three bags full, Sir.
By Mario Perera, Kadawata
 It was downright humiliating to watch the performance of Minister G.L.Peiris before the Indian rulers. There he was seated upright before Manmohan like an Abitthiya before the Mahanayake, with his head held with its habitual slant, taking in every word seemingly from the source itself of wisdom. Then he met two others who reiterated the same litany, no doubt in sugar coated diplomatic wrappings but nevertheless bitter in themselves. What was said concerned the implementation of the 13th amendment, the lifting of the state of emergency and the power sharing on quasi-federal lines. This comes... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/11)

Ban Ki Moon should withdraw his Panel Report on Sri Lanka, in the face of continued “terrorism “ of USA, France and UK” against the people of Libya.
By Charles.S.Perera
 While Ban Ki Moon  awaits  Sri Lanka Government’s  reaction to his advisory Panel’s Report “Democracy” is being ridiculed under his very nose by the powers to which he has become a stooge- USA, France and UK.  In the most scandalous manner in which the terrorist leader of Al Qaida  Osama bin Laden  was murdered, USA, France and UK managed to divert the attention of the world from the other scandal  in which they are engaged in since the 19 March,2011- the  attempting  to murder  Colonel Gaddafi the  Leader of the Sovereign State of Libya.  This “war”  they... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/11)

MR. OBAMA! YES YOU CAN
Malin Abeyatunge
This is a humble appeal to you Mr. President Obama. As a Sri Lankan I congratulate you for ordering the killing of the second most deadliest terrorist in the world Osama bin Laden, the first deadliest terrorist being LTTE leader Prabhakaran killed by Sri Lankan forces despite your country and the remaining west were mollycoddling and trying to save his life. I believe the majority Sri Lankans who suffered under LTTE’s brutality would agree with me for congratulating your US special force NAVY SEALS for carrying out the assassination of Osama , the second most deadliest terrorist... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/11)

Libyan Bedfellows: Al-Qaeda and NATO
Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
What do NATO and Al-Qaeda have in common? They both support the uprisings in the Middle East and they are both terrorist organizations whose leaders apparently think nothing of using indiscriminate methods such as murdering children and targeting civilian structures to further their agendas. For these two axes of evil, the end justifies the means. What did Cameron, Sarkozy and Obama say when they heard that the three grandchildren of Muammar Al-Qadhafi had been murdered in an air strike by NATO? Did they apologise? No of course they didn't. It makes you wonder what they would say if... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 19/05/11)

BRIC: Challenging the Western economic dominance
By Philip Fernando
 BRIC: Brazil, Russia, India and China are the cynosure of the world. The four countries are beginning to be dominant economies. They would equal or surpass USA, Germany, Japan and France as a bloc within the next two decades. The economist who predicted that in 2001 was Jim O’Neill, chief economist for Goldman Sachs, who publicly, and in Goldman’s name got it right. BRIC’s amazing growth as an economic powerhouse by 2020 seemed smack on target.  BRIC has come into everyday parlance describing the manner investments take hold as financiers and policymakers combine their strengths. It... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/11)

India's Insistence About Lifting Emergency In Sri Lanka Tantamount to Meddling In Sri Lanka's Internal Affairs And The Weak Response Of Minister Peiris!
 LankaWeb Weekly Editorial
May 18th 2011  Seems a bit high handed on the part of India to urge the Sri Lankan Government for the early withdrawal of emergency regulations and investigations into allegations of human rights violations. So what gives India the right to such a dictate? Jayalalitha's post election "homily" to Sri Lanka calling for Rights investigations as leader of Tamil Nadu? A bullying mentality by virtue of being a regional Nuclear Power? the Pro Eelam Global lobby which constantly agitates about rights violations which are trumped up? or a sudden rush of blood to their heads... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/11)

White flags, LTTE and diplomats
By Albert J. Fernando, Canada
During the last several months there had been quite a spate of articles contributed by individuals and organizations criticizing the Sri Lanka Government and security forces alleging that leaders of LTTE who offered to surrender bearing a white flag had been killed by the military at the final phase of Eelam War that ended in May, 2009. Let us examine the circumstances under which this incident alleged to have occurred. According to reports, this incident had taken place on May 17 or 18, 2009. Those who criticize the military forget the following: Some... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/11)

Libya: More terrorist attacks by NATO
Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
Indiscriminate wanton acts of mass murder and terrorism, the latest disgusting display of callous disregard for human life by NATO and more blood on the hands of its war criminal leaders Cameron, Sarkozy, Obama - chilling reminders of the cold-blooded reptilian evil which mingles among the leadership of nations in the international community. While the international media continues to spin the lie that the Libyan authorities are attacking unarmed civilians (see the photo), NATO continues to spend millions upon millions upon millions of dollars of taxpayers' money (50,000 dollars per aircraft per hour times thousands of missions) on... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 18/05/11)

Strauss-Kahn’s accuser may have AIDS
RT
The IMF chief & touted French presidential candidate may have more than prison time to worry about. According to the New York Post his accuser may be HIV positive. The alleged victim lives in an apartment rented exclusively to those with HIV or AIDS. Prior to living in her current apartment the maid from west-Africa lived in another apartment run by Harlem Community AIDS United which sets aside apartment homes strictly for adults with HIV or AIDS. Due to medical confidentiality laws it cannot be confirmed that the woman does indeed have AIDS, but based on her present and... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 18/05/11)

A naked man sexually aggressed a room maid in Hotel Sofitel, and Harlem Police arrested IMF Chief taking him for the naked man in Hotel Sofitel.
By Charles.S.Perera,
 Greece facing a serious monetary problem awaits an aids package from IMF.  The Managing Director of the IMF  who was expected in Brussels on the 16 May,2011, for talks to bail out Greece was caught in a virtual «  ambuscade » the Saturday night.  A 32 year old room maid  at Hotel Sofitel in New York accused  that a man occupying a room in the hotel Sofitel forced  her to have oral sex, attempted  to rape her and imprisoned her.   Dominique  Strauss Kahn had by then boarded the plane to  keep his rendez-vous in Brussels.   The police officers... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/11)

Norway's Damning Attitude Over Rights Issue A Reflection On Frustrations Based On Incapacity To Sustain The LTTE whom They Championed Once !
Insight By Sunil Kumar
May 17th. 2011 Norway needs to be exposed once and for all, for the Machiavellian  stance it has adopted  towards Sri Lanka on the Tamil Tiger issue which they once surreptitiously supported from many perspectives and was damning towards their bifurcated attitude at times reflecting hypocrisy and pretence as empathetic towards Sri Lanka yet their transparencies as Eelam sympathisers more often than not seemed to stand out rather apathetically and indiscriminately and now their pro Eelam sympathies once again seems to have surfaced!   When the Norwegian government is said to be stepping up pressure on Sri Lanka over... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/11)

A NEVER-ENDING DISASTER
PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER
 Dr.Manmohan Singh is no doubt such an enigmatic and charismatic character India must always be proud of. Always having a very positive approach and a strong will and an unshaken resolve to solve all those conflicting issues which have turned this region into a blazing inferno, Dr. Singh has become one of the most popular personalities not only for the Indians but also for the people of Pakistan. On 12th of May, in his opening statement at the Joint Press interaction along with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul he said, “Peace and security requires all... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/11)

Che-mystry and chemical attractions.
Dr Hector Perera UK
When a dummy female cockroach is smeared with the synthetic smell of a young female cockroach and placed in the middle of a deadly sticky glue paper, all sexually active male cockroaches get fatally attracted to the dummy. When they tried to get to her they get stuck and more come along to find this fatal attraction. The subject chemistry is a sort of a mystery subject, one makes things or synthesise things but cannot see the actual molecular structure of a single molecule. A single molecule of an acid, alcohol or an ester cannot... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/11)

“Bin Laden died of disease in 2006” – former CIA agent
Russian News
Osama Bin Laden cheated the gallows and died five years before US security forces officially announced he was killed, says a former CIA agent, currently living in Turkey. “I knew Bin Laden’s Chechen guards very well,” Berkan Yashar, himself an ethnic Chechen, told the Russian TV station, Channel One. “Samy, Ayub and Mahmud were with him right to the end. I remember well this date as there were three sixes in it – June 26, 2006. Those three men, as well as two Muslims from London and two from the US saw Bin Laden dead.He was seriously ill... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 17/05/11)

Support This Project
Michael Sarnacki
In the early months of 1994, while on a plane heading to New York City, I sat next to, and had a long conversation with, a Catholic priest from Sri Lanka. At the end of that flight and the extended discussion with Fr. Quintus Fernando, I had an invitation to visit that exotic place. As one would expect, before leaving the United States, I gathered a number of travel books about Sri Lanka and did some basic travel research. Flipping through one of the books, I came across a photograph of a regally costumed elephant being ridden... -Full Story-
(srilankafestival.com - 17/05/11)

What the Superpowers did to Somalia & Zimbabwe:That is our fate if we are not united and not smart
By Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D.
Somalia was once a country with a vibrant economy. That was not far away- it was all in the Sixties. Earlier it had been a nomadic country that developed its agriculture and liuvestock. There the last ruler was Said Barre. He drew enormous help-loans, from Soviet Russia to develop his county. Those were the days when the USA vyied for power with Soviet Russia. Said Barre turned to the USA, that offered more liberal loans. In that process the country got into debt that it could sustain only by getting further loans- funds from further... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/11)

Jayalalitha’s dog and pony show a futile attempt at mass hysteria
By Philip Fernando
AIADMK leader Jayalalitha is acting like Prabhakaran’s avatar beating the war drums in Tamil Nadu after becoming Chief Minister. The mass hysteria she feigns is nothing but a testament to her conflicting interests with New Delhi. So her rhetorical onslaught seemed directed at Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in order to drown Tamil Nadu’s gargantuan economic crisis. Ironically, Rajiv Gandhi took a direct hit from the psychotic Prabhakaran. Now Jayalalitha re-enacts the insipid melodrama periodically talking of a mythical Eelam. The dog and pony show reappears whenever the turf battles get hot in Tamil Nadu. At the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/11)

Canadian Supreme Court has ordered the expulsion of a leading LTTE sea tiger.
SBC
Canadian Supreme Court has ordered to expel former leading figure of LTTE sea force, Vigu Vignashvaran alias Vigu from Canada. The sea tiger leader has requested political asylum in Canada and Canadian Supreme Court has rejected his appeal.  Canadian CID and emigration and immigration department have presented video tapes that show the suspect conducting military operations for the LTTE to the Supreme Court. Vigu is the second LTTE carder who has been evicted by the Canadian Supreme Court.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/11)

WATCHOUT NEXT DOOR-SECURE THE BORDERS
Ranjit Wickremeratne
Two years passed since we eliminated terrorism and the most ruthless terrorists group in the world led by the coward and murderer VELUPILLAI PRBAKARAN. This cold blooded murderer was created by India and he and his gang did immense damage to our beloved homeland where no one can forgive him for that. Past is past we are now started a new life in new SRI LANKA therefore we should all try to protect our land from all the enemies to our land within and outside for every citizen irresepctive of race,color or religion to live peacefully. As... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/11)

Three (un)wise monkeys and controversial Darusman Report
Dr Tilak Fernando 
 When bin Laden attacked Twin Towers on 9/11, America’s prestige as the most powerful nation was reduced to zero. Naturally Americans were embarrassed. Prabakaran brought mayhem to Sri Lanka for 30 long years. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, after taking over the reins of Executive Powers of the country, had one pinpointed ambition to ‘free the country’ from the terrorist grip. To his credit he successfully managed to achieve his goal in less than three years. In the eyes of big Western powers Sri Lanka was considered only as another developing nation. Her bravery and guts in annihilating... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/11)

MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan: UN (Darusman) Report on Sri Lanka
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada
14 May 2011 Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, MP., PC Prime Minister of Canada   House of Commons, Ottawa  Dear Prime Minister: Re: Rathika Sitsabaiesan, NDP MP for Scarborough Southwest : UN (Darusman) Report on Sri Lanka I have great admiration for this rookie Tamil MP for her enthusiasm to get parliament involved in what concerns deep in her heart as a Canadian-Tamil and I give an A+  for her enthusiasm. But unfortunately there ends the passing grade as I give her a F for her misplaced priorities... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/11)

Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder
By MARK MAZZETTI and EMILY B. HAGER
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Late one night last November, a plane carrying dozens of Colombian men touched down in this glittering seaside capital. Whisked through customs by an Emirati intelligence officer, the group boarded an unmarked bus and drove roughly 20 miles to a windswept military complex in the desert sand.The Colombians had entered the United Arab Emirates posing as construction workers. In fact, they were soldiers for a secret American-led mercenary army being built by Erik Prince, the billionaire founder of Blackwater Worldwide, with $529 million from the oil-soaked sheikdom.... -Full Story-
(nytimes.com - 15/05/11)

Chelvanayakam – the Grim Reaper of Jaffna
H. L. D. Mahindapala
The Vadukoddai Resolution, which declared war on the democratically elected state and the nation as a whole, is “a crime against peace”. This principle was first enunciated and tested at the Nuremberg trials in convicting the fascist Nazis and later incorporated into the UN Charter. When peaceful alternatives were available to resolve inter-ethnic relations – however tardy they may have been -- the Jaffna Tamil leadership opted for a military solution by declaring war on May 14, 1976. No other Tamil-speaking community had ever decided to step out of the non-violent democratic framework and resort... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/11)

Sambuddhathva Jayanthi―May 2011
Article 7 Buddhist Traditions: Buddhism has survived successfully for the past 2,600 years without any boosts from sources of power or aggression.  The success can primarily be attributed to the essence of the doctrine, the philosophy of Buddha's teachings.  what the Buddha taught us is scientific and remains timeless.  According to the Buddhist teachings, solutions to our problems lie within ourselves and not from outside.  Hence, most of our problems can be solved if we apply the Buddhist principles and philosophy meaningfully. [caption id="attachment_16026" align="alignright" width="172" caption="Gautama Buddha"][/caption] The Buddhist tradition has preserved a distinct ethic for leading day-to-day activities.... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 15/05/11)

“Walk to the troops': SMS sent Tamils to their death”. The other side of the story.
Don Wijewardana
 Ben Doherty’s sensational article “Walk to the troops': SMS sent Tamils to their death’ appearing in The Age of 14 May is one sided. At the time the war ended Palitha Kohona was Secretary of Foreign Affairs. As such he did not have any operational responsibilities relating to the war. All what he did was to provide information on how to surrender to anyone who enquired including Ban ki Moon’s Chief of Staff Vijay Nambiar. The story should have ended there. But the LTTE rump desperately searching for someone to pin responsibility for the defeat of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/05/11)

Rule of law or law of the jungle?
Patrick Seale writes:
Bin Laden's killing could spark a chain of violence unless Obama uses new-found political clout to effect real change.The killing of Osama bin Laden on 1 May by a team of US Navy Seals sends a brutal message to the world that the execution of America’s enemies takes precedence over any consideration of morality or international law. For daring to attack the United States — an act of lèse majesté, the medieval crime of violating majesty — AlQaida’s founder had to be hunted down and exterminated, however long it took and at whatever the cost. Might... -Full Story-
(gulfnews.com - 14/05/11)

Why the legacy of Osama bin Laden will live on
By Peter Baofu, Ph.D.
The recent "gruesome" killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 02, 2011 was received with jubilation in the U.S. (and its allies), and there is even an euphoric talk in Western mainstream media about the coming end of al-Qaida and the emerging triumph for the war on terror. Contrary to this current euphoria, the legacy of Osama bin Laden will live on, just as the wars in the world will continue. There can be many different reasons for this, of course; consider, for illustration, five of them below.... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 14/05/11)

Russia refuses to cooperate with the West on Syria
Russia warns of foreign intervention against Syria and that the Syrian opposition "wants to stop the process of dialogue," says Foreign Minister of Russia. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday rejected the possibility of foreign intervention in Syria by NATO to stop the alleged attacks by the government against the demonstrations. The Russian official warned that "the Libyan script" could be replicated in this Arab country. Lavrov exhorted the opponents of President Assad not to repeat the situation in Libya and hopes "that this script, with foreign players interfering in the situation, even with the use of force does not... -Full Story- (english.pravda.ru - 14/05/11)

Algeria warns against opening diplomatic missions in Benghazi
Politics 5/14/2011 11:12:00 PM
ALGIERS, May 14 (KUNA) -- The Algerian government on Saturday warned that opening foreign diplomatic missions in Benghazi city, east Libya, could lead to dividing the country. Speaking to reporters here, Abdulaziz Belkhadem, the personal representative of the President of the Republic Abdulaziz Bouteflika said: "The existence of such missions could deepen the division of the country into two, which we oppose categorically." Belkhadem, who doubles as minister of state and secretary-general of the ruling National Liberation Front (FLN), made the comments on the sidelines of a symposium on the ongoing geopolitical changes and... -Full Story-
(kuna.net.kw - 14/05/11)

Norwegian diplomatic staff in Sri Lankan refugee secrecy
by Michael Sandelson.
Norwegian embassy personnel in Colombo have secretly aided Tamil rebels out of Sri Lanka and provided political asylum in Norway for years.Staff members have helped approximately 12 people so far, purchasing flight tickets, driving some to the airport, and issuing visas at short notice both for emigrants and those who had already escaped from Sri Lanka, alleges Aftenposten. Norwegian Opposition politicians call the move “quite unusual” and “bordering on activism”, fearing it will damage international relations between the two countries. Head of research at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Iver B. Neumann, believes “it is... -Full Story-
(theforeigner.no - 13/05/11)

The Travels of a Journalist—68.-We go mule riding in Mexican border, dip our feet in Hot Springs’ water,and make camping super adventure
By Shelton A. Gunaratne © 2011 Professor of mass communications emeritus at Minnesota State University Moorhead
As I mentioned in Travels-67, we entered the Big Bend NP through the three-mile long Persimmon Gap, the park’s northern entrance/exit. Named for the Texas persimmon trees that grow in abundance in the nearby arroyos (desert washes), the gap has been a pass through the Santiago Mountains on the Comanche Trail, the Marathon-Boquillas stagecoach route, the Old Ore Road, and also a route used by the U.S. Army. A few miles south of the gap is the Dog Canyon Trail, forking east and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/11)

Warm, close and friendly international relations – Sri Lanka and United Nations in the world family
Sarath Wijesinghe, LLM (London) Solicitor-Attorney-at-law
 A senior respected member Sri Lanka is a senior and a respected member of the United Nations respected by the Family of Nations as having embraced modern democratic ideals since 1931 by adhering to adult franchise and having practiced great Asian democratic models for thousands of years.  In that sense in the democratic world Sri Lanka is senior and experienced though some South Asian countries have experienced army rules.  In the short history of Pakistan and Bangladesh there were turbulent periods and the good news is currently both countries are democratic with democratically elected... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/11)

US cloaks lies with bigger lies - campaigner
RT
The wave of Middle East revolutions was a false flag from the start and the ultimate target for the US was indeed Libya all along, insists Ian R. Crane, an independent researcher and campaigner for political truth and integrity. ­The reason for the Western media having certain countries tagged – such as Venezuela, Cuba, Libya, Iraq, Iran, North Korea – is “they all have or had one thing in common – that is they are free of debt of the World Bank.” “They are not locked in the World Bank or IMF, they have their own banks, they issue... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 13/05/11)

Terrorist strikes: The one who is murdering children is NATO
Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
NATO's murderous policy continues in Libya as, against every fibre of international law, its leaders continue to target civilians, civilian structures and Colonel Gaddafi himself without the slightest iota of respect for human life. The news of the death of Gaddafi's grandchildren was met with a derisory sniff by Cameron, Obama and Sarkozy. The one who is murdering children is NATO. One wonders how these three would react to the news that their children or grandchildren had been targeted by terrorists, blasted to pieces by a bomb. Would they scoff and say "Well they shouldn't have been in... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 13/05/11)

Letters to the editor: What war is next?
Bernard Parsons Covina
We supported rebels in Egypt against President Mubarak (our friend) and he was removed from office. What have we achieved? Muslim extremists burning Christian churches and attacking Christians. We supported the rebels in Libya against Colonel Gadhafi (our friend) by creating a no-fly zone and are currently bombing and killing civilians - including children. Senator Kerry wants to release Libya's frozen assets in the U.S. to these rebels. Who are these rebels? Are they Islamic terrorists? Who knows? Now our politicians want us to interfere in Syria to remove its president. Will we soon find ourselves... -Full Story-
(sgvtribune.com - 13/05/11)

NATO’s split within
Alistair Burnett (World View)
14 May 2011With Operation Unified Protector in Libya, NATO enters war for the third time in its history. And like its first-ever conflict with Yugoslavia in 1999, the alliance is anything but unified. But gone to war it has, carrying out air strikes against forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and more than 100 sorties on most days. The half-hearted nature of the intervention can be seen as a glass half full or half empty for the alliance. But over time the cherry-picking approach of the members could reduce it into irrelevance. The initial decision... -Full Story-
(Khaleej Times - 13/05/11)

Libya: Col Gaddafi moving around Tripoli in secret tunnels
Col Muammar Gaddafi is moving around Tripoli in a network of secret tunnels and bunkers as Nato dramatically ramps up its efforts to kill the Libyan dictator. Analysis of "key targets" bombed by the alliance shows that there has been a significant switch in recent days from assisting the rebels to bombing "command and control" and other targets in Tripoli.... -Full Story- (telegraph.co.uk - 13/05/11)

Libyan Govt Claims 18 Dead in NATO Attack
NATO bombs a Libyan government position The Libyan Government has claimed at least 18 civilians have been killed in a NATO attack in the eastern town of Brega, reports Sky News. Mussa Ibrahim, a spokesman for the government of Colonel Gaddafi told Sky News that religious leaders were among the dead. "This is the most horrendous, terrible attack so far." he said. "Last night Libyan TV were broadcasting live from a religious gathering of over 100 people in Brega town. "After the gathering the religious leaders and civilians left and stayed in a guest house in Brega. Nato attacked the... -Full Story- (thisdaylive.com - 13/05/11)

Nato 'cannot reach me', Gaddafi says
BBC
Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has said he is in a place where Nato bombs "cannot reach", in an audio message broadcast on state television. He also condemned as cowardly an attack on his compound in Tripoli on Thursday. Libyan officials said the strike killed three people. Nato officials said a command-and-control bunker was hit. Col Gaddafi's statement came after Italy's foreign minister said he had probably been wounded in an air strike and was believed to have left Tripoli.... -Full Story-
(bbc.co.uk - 13/05/11)

Tamil lobby defeated in EU Parliament: no independent inquiry into Sri Lankan affairs
H. L. D. Mahindapala
 The latest blow to the anti-Sri Lankan Tamil expatriate lobby came last night (May 12, 2009) when the European Parliament rejected a move made by the Socialist Greens to establish immediately an international justice mechanism to inquire into Sri Lankan affairs.  Without recommending any need for an international inquiry the EU Parliament urged the Government of Sri Lanka to develop its own mechanism through the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) to deal with the issues raised by the Advisory Panel of Experts (APEs) appointed by Ban Ki-Moon. The EU resolution urged the Government of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/05/11)

Sri Lanka Should Treat the West the Same Way the West Treats Sri Lanka
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි.
මෙම වෙබ් අඩවියට ලිපියක් ලියන කුමාර් මෝසස් මහතා, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට යෝජනාවක් ඉදිරිපත් කර තිබේ. එම යොජනාවට අනුව, Sri Lanka Should Treat Tamils the Same Way the West Treats Muslims. මේ ලිපියට අනුව, Sri Lanka Should Treat Tamils යන කොටස එලියට ගත් විට, Sri Lanka යනු එක් අයෙකුත් , Tamils යන්න තවත් අයකුත් බවට පැහැදිලිව විකණ්ඩනය කර ඇත. මේ මහතා   Sri Lanka යනුවෙන් නම් කලේ කාවද? මෙය වැදගත් ප්‍රශ්නයකි. නමුත් ගම්‍ය වන වැදගත්ම කරුණ වන්නේ මේ මහතාගේ Sri Lanka ව තුල Tamils ලා නැති බවයි. එසේ සිටිනවා නම් Sri Lanka Should Treat Tamils යනුවෙන් ඒ මහතාට වැකියක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/05/11)

NATO’s Overthrow of Gaddafi
Posted by Michael S. Rozeff on May 12, 2011 05:31 AM
I suggested yesterday that Gaddafi’s 2009 plan to nationalize Libyan oil and distribute the profits directly to Libyans, while bypassing the government’s bureaucracies, helped motivate rebel elements within the Libyan government and NATO’s overthrow of Gaddafi. Stephanie Dumont agrees. She writes “I lived in Libya (I’m French) and know that this war is completely unfair to my Libyan friends (aka: the majority of the population) as they have been ignored or ridiculed by the media. I am so outraged that I made a video that I feel does... -Full Story-
(lewrockwell.com - 12/05/11)

Going by Western/Tamil Prescriptions, Sri Lanka Should Treat Tamils the Same Way the West Treats Muslims
- Kumar Moses
The biblical story of the wise king Solomon (971 - 931 BC) is very much similar to the happenings in Sri Lanka following the release of the Advisory Panel of Experts’ report which has been fittingly referred to as the APE Report. The story goes: two mothers delivered their babies on the same day; both fell asleep huddling their babies. One careful mother made sure she kept her baby a safe distance away while the other carelessly pressed her baby in sleep killing it. Later she claimed the living baby as hers. The matter was taken... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/05/11)

Robert Blake’s insistence on ‘equal rights” and interference in Sri Lanka’s Internal Affairs
SPUR   (Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka Inc)
Robert Blake continues with his patronizing pronouncements on Sri Lanka in his assumed role of the US appointed Viceroy of Sri Lanka. One particular mantra that he never fails to repeat about Sri Lanka is along the lines of “a just solution that allows Tamils and Muslims equal political rights”. This advice, apart from being unsolicited is misleading and inaccurate. We want Mr. Blake to clearly articulate the political rights that he thinks are denied to Sri Lankans who belong to the Tamil and Muslim ethnic groups... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/05/11)

The Politicization of Sri Lanka’s Public Service
Shenali Waduge
Sri Lanka’s public service is one of the largest in Asia. Political interference has put a halt to whatever reforms have been introduced or recommended over the years. The question remains would politicians drafting changes to revamp Sri Lanka’s public sector want to or be ready to divest the power over people that would deny them the ability to flaunt their power? Would they really want to give up the unprecedented powers they wield over the public sector?  A states administrative system must be accountable, transparent, respect the rule of law, function without discrimination & protect all... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/05/11)

ජොනතන් හාකර්ගේ මරණය
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම්. ජයතුංග
 ලන්ඩනයේ සෙන්ට් තෙරේසා රෝහලට ඇතු`ථ කරනලද මහලූ රෝගියා හුස්ම ගත්තේ සෙමෙන්ය. ඔහු රෝහලට භාරදුන් පුද්ගලයා රෝගියා පිළිබඳ වැඩි විස්තරයක් දැන සිටියේ  නැත. මහල්ලා වැන්දඹුවකු  බවත්, ඔහුගේ එකම පුතා ස්කොට්ලන්තයට ගොස් ඇති බවත් රෝගියා භාරදුන් පුද්ගලයා හෙදියට කියා තිබිණි. රෝගියාගේ ඇඳුම් බෑගයත්, දිනපොතත්, බයිබලයත්, රූසෝගේ කෘතීන් කිහිපයකුත්, නැගෙනහිර යුරෝපයේ සිතියමකුත් රෝහල් කාර්ය මණ්ඩලයට භාර දී තිබුණි. රෝගීන් භාරගන්නා ස්ථානයේ සිටි ලියන්නා ඇසූ ප‍්‍රශ්ණවලට උත්තර දී තිබුණේ ද අඩ වශයෙනි. එම නිසා  රෝගියාගේ රෝග ඉතිහාසය පිළිබඳව  වැදගත් යමක් මොහුගෙන් ලබාගැනීමට නොහැකි විය.  මෝඩ පහේ බේබද්දකු බ`දු වූ මෙම පුද්ගලයා ඇඳ සිටියේ කලූ පැහැති   කිලිටු කබායකි. ඔහු නොනවත්වාම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/05/11)

Hell freezes over William Blake is on our side
By Philip Fernando
William Blake is seemingly on our side. To many Bin Laden getting ripped off in Abbottabad may have triggered it. Yet others would always see Assistant Secretary of State Blake as the universal symbol of anti-Western bluster indicating sympathy to the Tiger cause even after Prabhakaran got crushed under the deadweight of colossal crimes against humanity. Blake’s current pro-Lankan stance compared to his silence or reluctance to rebuke Tiger atrocities that brought them total defeat seemed amazingly ticklish. Yet providing a carte blanche to Blake to dilly dally as he pleases would be unwise and unpalatably... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/11)

AUSTRALIA’S CURRENT TRAVEL ADVICE ON SRI LANKA IS NOT FULLY CORRECT AND PREJUDICIAL TO SRI LANKA’S TOURISM AND OTHER INTERESTS
MEDIA RELEASE 17  SRI LANKA SUPPORT GROUP, CANBERRA
Following are the major errors in the Australia’s current Travel Advice on Sri Lanka:   The overall level of advice – ‘high degree of caution’. This should be toned down to at least ‘Exercise Caution’ ‘Large demonstrations were planned in Kandy on 1 May 2011’ –  no demonstrations were planned or held on this day ‘Visitors to Sri Lanka must avoid military and government installations’. Banning the visit of Military installations is ok but not government installations. Otherwise,  they cannot even enter the airport, train stations, immigration offices and any... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/11)

Healing Combat Trauma in Sri Lanka via EMDR
Dr. Ruwan .M Jayatunge M.D. Trained in EMDR
Abstract The Sri Lankan society is hugely affected by combat related stress as a result of the 30 year armed conflict. Combatants as well as a large number of civilians including members of the LTTE have undergone a tremendous amount of war related stress for the last 3 decades. There had been large military operations where the combatants were directly exposed to hostile battle conditions. Following these traumatic combat events a considerable number of soldiers became psychologically wounded. Deplorably Psychological wounds of the Eelam war were not addressed appropriately. As a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/11)

UN dilemma: To back or not to back Libyan fighters
A stalemate on the battlefields of Libya and a political deadlock on the UN Security Council have left Western powers with a stark choice — covertly aid the fighters or leave them in the lurch. Analysts and UN diplomats warn that if the United States, Britain, France or their allies were to exploit loopholes in, or secretly circumvent, a sanctions regime they themselves engineered in February and March, it could prompt Russia or China to adopt a similar stance on the sanctions against Iran. Russia and China, both veto-wielding permanent members of the 15-nation Security Council, have become increasingly critical... -Full Story- (arabnews.com - 10/05/11)

Mau Mau torture files were 'guilty secret'
Highly sensitive documents revealing the torture of Mau Mau Kenyans at the hands of the British authorities were a "sort of guilty secret" for the UK Government, a report has found . Foreign Secretary William Hague said the documents, which detail how detainees were castrated, beaten and sexually abused while in British camps, should now be made public. His announcement comes as a High Court judge is set to decide whether the UK Government, which sanctioned "systematic violence" in the detention camps, is liable for the torture of the Mau Mau people between 1952 and 1961. Last month, the High... -Full Story- (independent.co.uk - 10/05/11)

Moon has no evidence to hang even a cat
H. L. D. Mahindapala
 In appointing an Advisory Panel of Experts (APE) Ban Ki-Moon, the Secretary-General, has grabbed (literally and metaphorically) the tiger’s tail: he can’t let it go because he is under pressure from the Western and Tamil lobby (represented partly by the anti-Sri Lankan Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy within his own Cabinet) nor can he hang on to it because he knows (or should know) that he has done the wrong thing and no one has come forward so far to run with the report to the Security Council – the strategic point which can implement decisions.  Parenthetically,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/11)

SPINLESS SECREATARY GENERAL OF THE UN
Mahinda Weerasinghe Author of: Mission to Oslo
Ban Ki-moon’s characteristics were never as explicitly specified as that by Mona Juul. In a leaked internal memo on the 20th of August 2009, Norway's deputy ambassador Mona Juul targeted Ban and exposed his qualities unequivocally. He was “spineless,” “charmless,” and helplessly, “incapable” of getting anything done, reported Mona to her Bosses in the UD. Memo under question itself was conveniently leaked prior to Ban’s planned arrival in Oslo, and its timing strategically calculated by the conspirers. Ban cancelled the schedule trip to Oslo subsequent to the leak! He recognised the implications... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/11)

A reply to Pearl Thevanayagam reference her artcle in the Sri Lanka Guardian dated 07 May
 Lanka Peiris
First it is journalists like you who bring disrepute to journalism as a whole. The posting of Sri Lankan Diplomats should not concern you. This is prerogative of the government.  These defence chiefs deserve a little bit of time to enjoy their lives before retirement for the grand job they did in exterminating rabid LTTE terrorists in Sri Lanka while undergoing extreme hardship in the battlefronts for the past 20/30 years.  It is only now that a Sri Lankan can live and work peacefully or go anywhere they without the fear of suicide bombing vermin. HSZ should... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/11)

Sincere Appreciation and Thanks to the Australian Govt. for the acceptance of Sri Lanka's new HC Rear Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe !
Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya, Melbourne
Hon.Julia Gillard, The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia Canberra. 09-05-11  Madam Prime Minister,  My sincere thanks to the Federal Government in accepting the appointment of the Rear Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe as the High Commissioner for Sri Lanka’s in Canberra.  Sri Lankan community, though not vocal as the LTTE Tamil fronts in Australia, had utmost confidence in the Federal Parliament Canberra, that sanity prevails in executing justice in matters of this nature. I believe the High Commissioner for Australia in Colombo may have a lot to do in making this decision.  If I take back... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/11)

The Travels of a Journalist—67-We fly from Fargo to San Antonio, then drive to Big Bend National Park on a 9-day adventure of camping.
By Shelton A. Gunaratne © 2011 Professor of mass communications emeritus at Minnesota State University Moorhead
 Having camped in almost every national park in the West and the Midwest, I turned next to the South. My attention focused on Big Bend National Park located in south Brewster County, Texas. The Big Bend NP encompasses approximately 324,220 hectares. The mammoth size of the park becomes clear when you realize that almost one-quarter of the 1,000 miles of Rio Grande/ River Bravo, which makes up the boundary between the United States and Mexico, flows through the Big Bend territory. Within the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/11)

Leading the Buddhist lay followers away from rituals and Ceremonies to the path of the Dhamma is the duty of the Buddhist Monk.
By Charles.S.Perera
Rituals, which are procedures for conducting religious practices cannot all be eliminated, because they are the customary practices that kept a belief system alive.  Different religions have different rituals and religious practices some of  which such as animal sacrifice, and  smearing of animal blood are unacceptable  and should be removed  by all means .  Even the worship of « lingam » though it is an ancient custom seems out of place in an environment of sanctity and worship, but they are not connected to Buddhism and therefore no further elaboration seems necessary. As far as Buddhism is concerned some... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/11)

The National Exhibition of Information Technology (NEXiT)
Microsoft Student Ambassador Faculty of Information Technology University of Moratuwa
NEXiT, organized by the Faculty of Information Technology of the University of Moratuwa, is an exhibition that aims to fulfill the Information and Communication Technology oriented knowledge requirements of the populace of Sri Lanka in a noteworthy manner, by being the 'IT Exhibition of the Year'. NEXiT will be known as the first ever IT Exhibition of this scale organized by a higher education institution/ University in Sri Lanka, which is planned to be held on 24th, 25th, and 26th of May 2011 at Faculty of Information Technology, University... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/11)

The lies behind the West's war on Libya
Jean-Paul Pougala
It was Gaddafi’s Libya that offered all of Africa its first revolution in modern times – connecting the entire continent by telephone, television, radio broadcasting and several other technological applications such as telemedicine and distance teaching. And thanks to the WMAX radio bridge, a low cost connection was made available across the continent, including in rural areas. It began in 1992, when 45 African nations established RASCOM (Regional African Satellite Communication Organization) so that Africa would have its own satellite and slash communication costs in the continent. This was a time when phone calls to and from Africa... -Full Story-
(pambazuka.org - 08/05/11)

Transcendentalism and American-Anglo-European power politics
By Mario Perera, Kadawata
Advaita and Transcendentalism are two perspectives of existence that are literally poles apart and irreconcilable. The former is a fundamental tenet of the Asian mind and outlook, whereas the latter expresses the Christianity influenced Western perspective on that subject. Advaita means non dual or not two. This Oneness is said to be the fundamental quality of everything. Duality has nothing to do with being separate but with appearing to be different. Things can appear different without being separate. It is a belief, principally among Asian civilizations that there is a Oneness within all life of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/11)

Response to Financial Times article of 4/5/11
Ranjith Soysa, Spokesperson for Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights (SPUR), Australia.
Editor Financial Times London Sir,  Please permit me to deal with a few salient points highlighted in your latest comment on Sri Lanka (FT 4/5/.2011).  Your comment focus on the report of the three-man panel commissioned privately by the Secretary-General without any authority from the Security Council, General Assembly or the UNHRC – the only three bodies legally entitled to take action against member states. Therefore, it is a private report and not a “UN report” as stated by you. Your comment also fail to mention... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/11)

Minister of Power and Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka together with 22 others shave their heads and observe Dasa Sil.
The Media Team Ministry of Power & Energy
In preparation for the Sri Sambuddha Jayanthiya, observing the Dasa sil ritual, the highest form of religious observance obtainable by a common person, Minister of Power and Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka, Western Province Minister Udaya Prabhath Gamanpila, Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe together with 22 other devotees, clad in white shaved their heads according to buddhist rituals and embarked on a 10 day Dasa Sil observance and Meditation at Sadhaham Sevana Viharaya, Gothami Road Rajagiriya this morning (08/05/2011)    This group entered temporary consecrated life  by a group of distinguished monks, Chief incumbent of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/11)

Sri Lanka's Dirty War Must Be Investigated - May 4,2011
Ira de Silva London, Canada
The Editor Financial Times London, U.K.   Dear Sir:   I am writing to correct some of your statements in this editorial. This report is not a U.N. report - it was an advisory report to the Secretary General that was called for to satisfy the western powers, the same powers who tried their best - your David Milliband who admitted that he spent 60% of his time to woo the Tamil vote in the U.K. was one of them, to save the leadership of the Tamil terrorists. These countries were pushing for a report, again... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/11)

The U.S. is the World's Greatest Purveyor of Violence
By: Mike_Whitney
The greatest threat to Libyan sovereignty and independence is the United States of America. Nothing else comes close. Gaddafi hasn't been targeted because he's a tyrant, but because he sits on an ocean of petroleum. That's what this is all about, right? If Libya's main source of wealth was car parts or coconuts, there never would have been a war.The notion that a leader does not have the right to put down an armed rebellion against the state is too absurd to dispute. If we apply the same standard to the demonstrations in Wisconsin, then the teachers... -Full Story-
(marketoracle.co.uk - 08/05/11)

LIBYA: ALL ABOUT OIL, OR ALL ABOUT BANKING?
by Ellen Brown
If the Gaddafi government goes down, it will be interesting to watch whether the new central bank joins the BIS, whether the nationalized oil industry gets sold off to investors, and whether education and health care continue to be free. Several writers have noted the odd fact that the Libyan rebels took time out from their rebellion in March to create their own central bank – this before they even had a government. Robert Wenzel wrote in the Economic Policy Journal... -Full Story-
(webofdebt.wordpress.com - 08/05/11)

Obama does a Mahinda Rajapaksa on Osama under a silent Moon
H. L. D. Mahindapala
 In a finger-biting drama of forty minutes President Obama watched his elite SEALS execute his shoot-to-kill order, without giving Osama bin Laden – the number one enemy of America – a chance to hit back or face charges, whatever his crimes may be. It was a spectacular and vote-winning military operation that will ensure his second term as president. In short, he did a Mahinda Rajapaksa. He even buried Osama in the sea exactly the way that Mahinda Rajapaksa buried Velupillai Prabhakaran. There is, however, a difference: Prabhakaran was armed to the teeth surrounded by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/11)

Why the Government should not send a reply to the report of the UNSG’s advisory Panel ?
By Charles.S.Perera
 The Government of Sri Lanka as a member state of the UN should not accept to respond to a document presented by the Secretary General of the UN, which has not received the sanction of either the Security Council, or the General Assembly of Member States.  The Secretary General of the UNO according to the UN Charter has no right to act independently without the authority of the Assembly General of the UNO or its Security Council. Therefore, the report of the Advisory Panel of the UNSG which is strictly a private document prepared by the Panel... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/11)

African National Congress should ask UNSG for a Panel to 'Bin Laden's killing' as well
P.A.Samaraweera, Australia
The African National Congress had made a statement endorsing the Report by Ban Ki Moon's Panel. And had asked Sri Lanka to investigate violations of Human Rights committed during the war.   The ANC says, that they have high regard for the Report, because Yasmin Sooke, who according to them is a prominent South African jurist, served in the panel. Further, another obvious reason is Navi Pillai of the UN is a product of South Africa. So she too may have a finger in this.   The ANC should ask Ban Ki Moon to appoint a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/11)

Damage Limitation Exploitation with No Limits
Prof. Hudson McLean
The earlier article Battle of the Two Presidents - Prof. Hudson McLean (LankaWeb - 05/05/11) illustrated the parallel between Sri Lanka & the USA, a David & Goliath in comparison, achieved a similar objective, utilizing quite similar tactics, with a massive difference in budjets. However another blunt difference was, the global reaction accorded to Sri Lanka and the USA. Sri Lankan authority responsible for projection of SL image globally should accept the blame. Either SL plays to the global audience as a Priority in a professional manner or simply play to a domestic population. And... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/11)

Minds of the Anti-Sinhalese Racists Laid Bare Thanks to Another Odd Michael
MahamahaRaja
 Michael Roberts is interested in Sri Lanka. “Tear asunder” the link that equates Sinhalese and Sri Lanka, he implores his followers. Go for the “Eelam you can get” by living and working in the south while having an autonomous culturally pure north, he says. And so “have your cake and eat it” he exclaims (1).  At this point I'm sure you're wondering “Michael who?” I hadn't heard of him either. His bio on the back cover says he studied at the University of Peradiniya, was a Rhodes scholar, and now lives in Australia. He has worked for the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/11)

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge's book on the 71 Uprising
Shelton Ranasinghe
When the magic show we were watching at the faculty of engineering theater in April 1971 was abruptly stopped and an announcement was made to say that the Peradeniya University Campus was closed with immediate effect, we were wondering what was happening. Within a short time we understood the cause was an insurgents attack on several police stations. However we were not concern about it. But within a matter of hours we understood the seriousness of it. That night, we were afraid whether our own colleagues who would be in the insurgent movement will forcibly lead us... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/11)

The many personalities of Kiki Darusman
Rajiva Wijesinha
One of the more astonishing features of the Darusman Panel is the character of its chairman. I have in fact met him, for he has participated in workshops organized by the Council for Asian Liberals and Democrats, which I now chair. He was I think Attorney General of Indonesia in those days, serving in the government of President Abdurrahman Wahid, who subsequently became an individual member of CALD. What I did not know then, and only found out recently was that Mr Darusman had previously been a member of the Golkar Party of President Suharto. In 1999 he... -Full Story-
(rajivawijesinha.wordpress.com - 07/05/11)

‘NDP statement on UN Panel Report on accountability for War Crimes in Sri Lanka’
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada
5 May 2011 Hon. Jack Layton, MP   Leader of the Opposition and the Leader of the  NDP  House of Commons, Ottawa Dear Jack Layton: Re: ‘NDP statement on UN Panel Report on accountability for War Crimes in Sri Lanka’ Here I am writing to you 72 hours after the closing of the polls on the election of your party as the official Opposition Party in the House with a youthful caucus, among who are four McGill University undergrads.  All what I can say to you is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/11)

Almost two years after the war - this is to the Tamil community
By Nimal Fernando-former Observer and Gulf News (Dubai) journalist, now lives in semi-retirement in the United States)
Anniversaries are pregnant with opportunities -- of the right kind. The upcoming anniversary of the defeat of terrorism; the liberation of the Tamil community; the return to normalcy and peace, and a quicker step towards prosperity could be a vital opportunity for religious leaders, political parties and socio-cultural organisations in Sri Lanka to reach out to Sri Lankans in an unprecedented manner to hasten the healing process.  Such a process demands a multi-layered approach when one considers the staggering losses suffered by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/11)

Promoting Treachery – a new dimension to political affairs
Rajiva Wijesinha
I was told yesterday by one of those NGO activists who had benefited hugely from foreign funding that several Embassies were furious with me because of an article I had written about a meeting at the house of the American Ambassador at which UN officials were present. I was surprised, because I had not been negative about the Embassies in general, and had indeed made it clear that I thought most Embassy representatives were victims of an attempt to dragoon them into complicity in the agenda of others.... -Full Story-
(rajivawijesinha.wordpress.com - 06/05/11)

International Terrorism and Geopolitical Implications: Why the U.S. will struggle to combat terror even after Osama is long gone On May 04, Wednesday 2011
JMack
Google 'Lara Stemple regurgitates Tamil Terror Propaganda' To: Lara Stemple, open letter We cannot make you do the right thing. However we can appeal to your conscience. So here goes: The vast majority of Tamils in the U.S. financed terrorism and ethnic cleansing in Sri Lanka. These Tamils are guilty of war crimes. But they live under the protection of the United States government. That does not justify the U.S. of harboring war criminals and terrorists. Most nations out there know this, including Pakistan. Pakistan knows for a fact that we Americans are hypocrites. While justifying killings of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/11)

MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD !
Ranjit Rupesinghe
The Editor Time Magazine MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD ! - (according to Time) Here we go again-last year when you published a list of "the most influential women" you couldn't find a place for the world's first female Prime Minister the late Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka who indeed was a trail blazer. You had the Meirs, Thatchers, Gandhis, Merkels etc but not the lady who crashed through the glass ceiling to lead her country in 1960 and then again in 1970 when she won in a landslide and secured a 2/3rd majority for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/11)

University Students To Army Boot Camps.
Sasanka De Silva, Pannipitiya,
The government’s decision to send students who are eligible for university admission in 2011 to Army camps to expose them to leadership techniques, English language and IT training is a flawed decision.  Thanks to our old fashion paper-marking systems, first students have to wait for months to get the examination results, followed by a couple of more moths for the re-correction process to end and finally the University admissions results.  The students lose almost a year due to the process and unfortunately not many of them avail this free time for any useful activity.  Therefore,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/11)

Discovering the Spirit of Buddha in the Land of Elephants-A unique project initiated by Mr. Michael Sarnacki,
EMBASSY OF SRI LANKA, WASHINGTON DC
Dear Sri Lankans,   We wish to inform you about a unique project initiated by Mr. Michael Sarnacki, an American photographer and a writer from Michigan, who has been in and out of Sri Lanka for the last 15 years. Michael Sarnacki has been working in our country for almost fifteen years, annually documenting Kandy Esala Perahera.  He has assembled his photographs and research text in a pre-published manuscript entitled, Sri Lanka and the Kandy Esala Perahera. The text of the book has been gone through by a panel of Sri Lankan... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/11)

Osama Bin Laden and Obama Sin-Laden
Dilrook Kannangara
After decades of manhunt all over the world and after the deaths of millions of Muslims mostly civilians, the US government finally got their man in Pakistan. He was unarmed and was with his family but he was needlessly killed. Punishing Osama for his crimes is a good thing as it eliminated one more terrorist. The US government refuses to release his death photos fearing they will give away vital clues of his death. The timing of his death cannot be better for the US president. It came at the wake of the US President’s long... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/05/11)

Novelist unfolds link of ‘Terroritis’ with ‘Englishitis’ and ‘Colonialitis’
A review  By Professor Shelton A. Gunaratne
Suwanda Sugunasiri, 75, a Sri Lankan Canadian who lives in Toronto, has just published his first novel [An] Untouchable Woman’s Odyssey (Distributor: A Different Booklist, Toronto).  Sugunasiri describes himself as a poet, a columnist, a literary critic and a Buddhist scholar. Shelton Gunaratne, professor of mass communications emeritus Minnesota State University Moorhead, wrote this review. The quoted words in the headline come from the novel itself. The lead male character of the novel, Milton Abhiman, claims, “Terroritis is killing me every working moment … I lost a wife to De-Andhrese [Tamil/LTTE?]... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/05/11)

Gadaffi, Bin LAden & Tamil Tigers
Asoka Kuruppu
When the Sri Lankan Air Force bombed & killed a Tamil Tiger terrorist leader, Tamil Chevan, in 2007/8 the West condemned the action. One Canadian MP even attended the wake for him in Toronto organized by the Tigers there. But attempts on Gadaffi's life killing one of his sons & grandchildren is acceptable ! When the Tamil Tiger terrorist leadership was 'put out of business' in May 2009 the West was outraged ; no congratulations to Sri Lanka but the beginning of a smear campaign against Sri Lanka on civilian casualties, alleged killing of Tiger surrendees etc... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/05/11)

THE NUMBERS GAME
By Don Wijewardana
There is a familiar story in Sri Lankan folklore of a man vomiting seven crows. In fact what he had done was only throw up on a crow’s feather but as the story spread it got magnified over and over. A close parallel to this is currently being played out in the international arena. That is the account of numbers killed during the last days of the Eelam War IV. Immediately after the end of the war the UN had suggested a death toll of possibly 7000. The source of this number was the LTTE’s Tamil... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/05/11)

THE ABBOT ABAD HUNTING
PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER
Followed by the threats of a horrible tomorrow for the people of Pakistan, the so-called dramatic killing of Osama Bin Laden in Abbot Abad is going to give a new twist and turn to the ‘fabulous’ story of the US war on terror. Who is going to be held responsible for the death of Osama Bin Laden; USA or Pakistan; CIA or ISI; it is yet too earlier to be decided. Things are still very ambiguous; particularly in Pakistan people are taking this hunting episode simply as a play staged by the CIA under the crafty... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/05/11)

Saving the world economy from Gaddafi
RT
Some believe it is about protecting civilians, others say it is about oil, but some are convinced intervention in Libya is all about Gaddafi’s plan to introduce the gold dinar, a single African currency made from gold, a true sharing of the wealth. ­“It’s one of these things that you have to plan almost in secret, because as soon as you say you’re going to change over from the dollar to something else, you’re going to be targeted,” says Ministry of Peace founder Dr James Thring. “There were two conferences on this, in 1986 and 2000, organized by Gaddafi.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 05/05/11)

UN Security Council powers dispute coalition attacks
By News Bulletin
UN Security Council powers publicly crossed swords over the Libya conflict on Wednesday with Russia and China leading criticism of international coalition air raids. Both called for greater efforts to reach a ceasefire. France reaffirmed the West's case that the international community had to intervene to defend civilians. Russia's UN envoy Vitaly Churkin raised alarm at the growing number of civilian casualties in the conflict between Moamer Kadhafi's forces and rebel fighters. "Unfortunately it must be noted that actions by NATO-led coalition forces also lead to civilian casualties. This took place in particular during recent bombings of... -Full Story-
(axisoflogic.com - 05/05/11)

Battle of the Two Presidents
Prof. Hudson McLean
Battle of the Two Presidents & the Terrorist Heads! For thirty odd years Sri Lanka was under a cloud of Terrorism created by the Tamil Tiger LTTE led by Velupillai Prabhakaran, supported by the affluent Tamil Diaspora living in foreign countries. It took one term for President Mahinda Rajapaksa to blow the brains out of an armed Prabhakaran, a body of armed body-guards, and eliminate some of his top terrorists. And bring-in SP from Thailand to Sri Lanka. The world did not rejoice at the elimination of the man who created the Human Suicide Bomb. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/11)

'Spot the Difference' - Al Qaeda & LTTE
... -Full Story- (lankaweb.com - 04/05/11)

Beginning of Another War - May 2,2011
Ira de Silva London, Canada
The Editor The Island Colombo, Sri Lanka   Dear Sir:   Your editorial is titled "Beginning of Another War" - however this "war" has been going on since May 2009 with those who supported the LTTE getting together to avenge defeat/death of Prabhakaran and some of the LTTE leadership. It is a pity that the GOSL did not realise this and take action to stop this crusade from the outset because it would have helped stem the growth of the western anti-Sri Lanka lobby headed by the "LTTE rump". They grew in strength and garnered support... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/11)

Daughter: Bin Laden captured alive, executed later
Russia Today
Osama Bin Laden’s daughter claimed her father was captured alive by US forces and then later executed in front of her. Al-Arabiya, citing Pakistani security officials, reported that the 12-year-old daughter of Bin Laden saw her father executed after capture and drug aboard a helicopter. The official allegedly rejected any notion a firefight took place. “Not a single bullet was fired from the compound at the US forces and their choppers. Their chopper developed some technical fault and crashed and the wreckage was left on the spot,” the official told Al-Arabiya. The White House has already changed its... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 04/05/11)

Bin Laden "death": Was it bin Laden?
Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
First, a vague reference by an unnamed US official that Usama bin Laden was dead and had been buried at sea. Then, twenty-four hours of conflicting stories, culminating with the White House backtracking on its story. Every time Pinocchio lied, his nose grew longer. We examine the myriad of conflicting stories released after Obama's desperate coup...... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 04/05/11)

71 කැරැල්ල 40කොටස
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
 මරදානේ ජයතිලක 71 කැරැල්ලේ ගුවන් හමුදාවේ සබඳතා තිබුනේ මරදානේ ජයතිලක හරහායි. ඊට හේතුව ඔහුගේ වැඩිමහල් සොහොයුරා ගුවන් හමුදාවේ සේවය කිරීමයි. මරදානේ ජයතිලකට කථා කිරීමට මා දැරූ මූලික උත්සාහය අසාර්ථක විය. ඔහු මගේ දුරකථන පණිවිඩ වලට පවා පිලිතුරු දුන්නේ ඇල් මැරුණු ස්වභාවයකිනි. අවසානයේදි රංජිත් දිසානායක මැදිහත් වී සම්මුඛ සාකච්ඡුාවේ අරමුණු පිලිබඳව ඔහුව දැනුවත් කළේය. ඉන් පසු ඔහු මට සම්මුඛ සාකච්ඡුාවක් ලබා දීමට එකඟ විය. එහිදි ඔහු ඉතා සංවේදීව හාහෘදයංගම ලෙස අතීත විස්තර පැවසූ බව මා විශේෂයෙන්ම සඳහන් කල යුතුය. පහත දැක්වෙන්නේ මරදානේ ජයතිලකගේ ආත්ම කථනයයි.  ‘උසස්පෙළ හදාරලා විද්‍යෝදය විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ ආර්ථික විද්‍යාව, ඉතිහාසය, සිංහල, බාහිර උපාධිය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/11)

CORRUPT-ATTEN ZION???
Ranjit Wickremeratne
The word corruption is a dirty word we hear everyday everywhere in this world. The whole world is corrupt one way or the other.Politicians, sportspersons, Government officials,religious people almost every human being is corrupt except few good in whole wide world for some reason. We are not worried or care about the world corruptions we are worried and angry about ours. Why cant our leaders take action to stop this menace from our society for good. If we need to be the light of Asia we should get rid of this menace once and for all as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/11)

St.Micheal’s College (Batticaloa) Past pupils Association Members  of Canada - North America branch had meeting with High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canada 
Sivam
St.Micheal’s  College (Batticaloa) past pupils who are residing in Canada - North America organized a past pupils Association in Canada to help their prestige College as well as Eastern region for Development.  As the part of this program some of the Association Members recently met High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canada Her Excellency Chitranganee Wegiswara, Consulate General  Hon. Karunarathna Paranavitahrana,  Sri Lankan High Commission’s  Counselor  Ms Anzul Jhan  and other High Commission officials.  Team of past pupils association Members steer headed by President Mr. Stanly Seelapillai under the direction of Mr. Sooku Wesley Daniel.  The discussion highlighted the Association... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/11)

Terrorists: How they have to be dealt with: The USA shows the way
By Garvin Karunaratne
President Obama has shown to the world how terrorists have to be hounded out. In his own words, no country “……..will ever tolerate its security being threatened, nor stand idly by when its people have been killed. All countries will be relentless in defense of its citizens and friends and allies.” As far as the USA was concerned Osama Bin Laden was accused of masterminding the 9/11 attack on the twin towers in New York which caused the colossal death of over 3,000 people. Osama Bin Laden was the prime suspect. I have researched and have... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/11)

LTTE leader Piripaharan was a much bigger terrorist than Bin Laden.
Herold Leelawardena
LTTE leader Piripaharan was a much bigger terrorist than Bin Laden. Piripaharan is said to be the inventor of the modern day human bomb. And such ‘human bombs’ alone have killed much more people than Bin Laden’s all killings put together. Besides, Osama could have never got at a single high profile victim like Rajiv Gandhi.  Indeed Piripaharan could be classified as genies of terrorism. But, Norwegians had gone so far as to warn us that Piripaharan is a military genius and we could have never beaten him. With all kinds of pretexts, not a single traditional... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/11)

Effort to bestow martyrdom on Prabhakaran after Osama's death
Philip Fernando
Death of Osama bin Laden set off theorists venting their versions of the afterlife awaiting the dead. Michael Roberts declared in his Thuppahis Blog on May 2nd thus: "This victory for Obama (hunting down Osama) is also a victory for Osama. Having trod the path of mujahid in the path to Allah, he is now a shaheed at the feet of Allah." Roberts also threw in a line indicating that Tamil heroes and heroines seemed even better "being fused with transcendental forces." Such parallels being drawn would put Velupillai Prabhakaran on par with Osama for that coveted... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/11)

UN hypocrisy and its report on Sri Lanka
Ben Silva
In relation to terrorism, UN can be classed as a failed organisation, as it failed to stop : 1. Death and destruction in Sri Lanka by racist terrorist LTTE. 2. Fund raising by terrorists. 3. Arms procurement and shipment by terrorists 4. Terrorist training 5. Manufacturing of weapons by terrorists 6. Establishment of an army, Navy and an air force by terrorists. 7. False propaganda by terrorists. 8. Creation of disabled persons and blind people by terrorists. UN failed to stop terrorism whilst Sri Lankans were living in terror, facing terrorism, on a daily basis, for nearly... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/11)

THE DAY I FELT ACUTE DISTASTE FOR DR.DAYAN JAYATILLEKA
By Darshanie Ratnawalli
 The unease I have long felt about Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka crystallized into distaste on Sunday 13 June 2010 when I came across his interview in that day’s Lakbima. It provided a startling glimpse into the dimension of reality Dr. DJ either inhabits for real or wants to sell to the unwashed masses. The way he tells it, there are lessons to be learnt from the whole Dutugemunu episode (api dutugemunu rajathumagen padam igenagatha yuthuy) because king Dutugemunu handled this dichotomized collective identity thing rather well. He had the right idea about how to manage a country... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/11)

WHY THIS DOUBLE STANDARD?
Ranjit Wickremeratne
UN backed America and Nato has killed the children of Gadaffi ruler of Libiya last night. This is the second time this devil killed his children.First when Regan was the President of America and Now Obama the peace maker cum peace breaker. They were under the age of 12 years only. So like them how many may have died already from those heavy bombs falling on LIBIYA? Can any human being approve these kind of bombings in civillian population? Will any other leader in any country will like his children die like this?  Is this the way these western... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/11)

Isolate Tamil National Alliance (TNA) until they denounce Vaddukoddai resolution. Let Srilanka not bend to TNA’s pressure tactics.
By Lenin Benedict- Toronto
It was on the 14th May of 1976, at Vaddukoddai, the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) under the Chairmanship of S.J.V.Chelvanayakam Q.C, M.P (K.K.S) adopted the Vaddukoddai Resolution, which radicalized the entire Tamil population of the North and east, which also played a greater role in militarizing the Tamil youths and diminished the political role of the Tamil community. Since this day, the former TULF and the present TNA has never participated or practiced a constructive politics but destructive politics which has brought the Tamil community to Mullivaikal. The seed for Mullivaikal tragedy was sown... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/11)

Canadian Multicultural Councils outstanding Asian Canadian award goes to Mr. Aloy Perera for his contribution to Srilankan community in Canada.
By Lenin Benedict-Toronto.                                                    
The Srilankan community turned with overwhelming joy to share their happiness and show their respect to a most prominent and respectable member of the Srilankan community Mr. Aloy Stephan Perera, for the outstanding Asian Canadian Community Award given to him at the Premiere Convention Centre at Richmond Hill in Toronto. Srilankans belong to all ethnic community turned to this event to honor him with great enthusiasm.  The Canada Srilanka Association nominated Mr. Aloy Perera for the outstanding Asian Community Award for his great contribution to the Srilankan community. It was a great honor to all Asians... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/11)

Who was the most brutal terrorist between Prabahakran and Osama? Which is the most brutal and deadliest Terrorist outfit in the world LTTE or Al-Qaeda?
Malin Abeyatunge
After the tragic 9/11 terrorist attack on the world Trade Centre in New York and Pentagon in Washington killing around 3000 innocent civilians, then President George W Bush (Jnr) declared war against Al-Qaeda. Recalling Bush’s comments on terrorism, he said “Terrorists are always terrorists wherever they are” and “We have no business with Terrorists”. Well, what he meant was the Al-Qaeda Terrorist outfit led by Osama bin Laden and his associates and not the most brutal terrorist outfit LTTE as branded by the FBI. Although Al Qaeda and LTTE were banned as a terrorist organization in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/11)

Patricia Butenis, 'Out-of-step'
P.A.Samaraweera, Australia
After Minister J.L.Pieris briefed the Diplomats, about the Darusman Report, Patricia Butenis, Ambassador for the US.,  as well had summoned a meeting of Foreign Envoys at her residence to discuss the Report. However, notable absentees had been Russia and China.   Apart from Foreign Envoys, she had also invited Jehan Perera and Pakiyasothi Saravanmuttu of the National Peace Council, who were drumming support, with the west, to rescue the LTTE leadership during the war. There had also been a few other NGO's from the Transparency International, Rights Now and so on who held the same views.   Prof. Pieris as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/11)

PANEL REPORT, TAMIL NATIONAL ALIANCE AND NATIONAL RECONCILIATION
Malin Abeyatunge
Whither reconciliations with the Tamils when Tamil National Alliance being the main Tamil political party in the National Reconciliation efforts welcomes the flawed and biased report by the three member panel appointed by UNSG Ban-Ki-Moon. TNA should remember that they cannot eat and have the cake also. TNA’.s endorsement of this crap report is a slap on the Sinhalese and bouquet to the LTTE outfit It’s an endorsement that TNA has still not given up their ideology for a separate State for Tamils. TNA unequivocally supported Sarath Fonseka for presidency and now the same people wants him... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/11)

When another terrorist was killed in Sri Lanka people danced in the streets, and the West called it triumphalism .
By Charles.S. Perera
  When President Barack Obama announced the death of  Osama bin Laden, it twas reported that, the «  The news touched off an extraordinary outpouring of emotion as crowds gathered outside the White House, in Times Square and at the Ground Zero site, waving American flags, cheering, shouting, laughing and chanting, “U.S.A., U.S.A.!” In New York City, crowds sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Throughout downtown Washington, drivers honked horns deep into the night.”   We Sri Lankans can understand it but when our people in Sri Lanka broke out into similar “outpouring of emotions” the Western media... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/05/11)

OnLine Visas for visitors to Sri Lanka - Counter Productive!
Prof. Hudson McLean
The Online Visa rule is a hassle, which is Counter productive. This is simply a bureacratic creation to bloat the ego of some "bird-brain" in the administration. There are several options to the Visa Fee. 1: The Visa Fee could be charged to the Airline Ticket. Recovery from the Airline. 2: Collect on Arrival along with the Visa Application. Immediate Cash, like in Indonesia. Most of my travelling is done at short notice. And book my tickets through travel agents.The agent fixes an e-Ticket which awaits at the check-in counter, available when I produce the passport.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/05/11)

Eelaam plot: Sri Lanka torn between India & the West
Shenali Waduge
The present scenario that prevails is opportune to reflect. Eelaam still remains the key stratagem. While India may have created the concept of Eelaam to prevail in Sri Lanka, India would never allow Eelaam to see fruition in either Tamil Nadu or Sri Lanka though the West is attempting to revive the Eelaam cause. For the West an Eelaam in Sri Lanka becomes a perfect ploy to destabilize India. What Tamils on both sides of the Palk Straits need to remember is that Eelaam promoted by India or the West would never give the type... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/05/11)

Any Attempts by Tamil Tiger 'Rump' To Disrupt The Lankan Cricket Tour Of The UK Must Be Nipped In The Bud As An Act Of Terrorism
Top Spin By Suni
May 1st 2011 They tried it once in Canada in the not too distant past failin  miserably nonetheless and there are terrorism analysts who believe that the vicious attack on the Sri Lankan Cricket Tour Bus in Lahore, Pakistan was also linked to Tamil tiger terrorism and now they seem to be attempting it all over again in the UK  this time veiled in the excuse of support for a concocted UN Panel report which hardly has the official sanction of the  UN and merely led by a biased Secretary General motivated by falsely concocted 'evidence'. There... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/05/11)

Time to Eliminate Rituals from Buddhism
Article 6 Rituals are not limited to worshiping statues or engaging in various ceremonies.  In fact some ritualistic practices include animal sacrifices and bloodletting, which are primitive and barbaric habits.  In the 21st century, there is no rationale and place for such practices.  Watching such cruel practices being performed on helpless animals or humans will only make the psyches of participants more disturbed and certainly not develop peace or tranquility.  In fact, rituals that increase delusions, greed and hatred are contrary to Buddha’s teachings. Do we need rituals? Many statues and religious structures (stupa) are architecturally symbolic and archaeological... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 02/05/11)

Govt. acted humanely ; MR
The Sri Lankan government carried out its rescue mission on nearly 300,000 IDPs at the last stage of the ethnic conflict more humanely and carefully than the expectations of the UN agencies like the World Food Programme (WFP), President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today. Addressing the UPFA main May Day rally at the Town Hall Grounds this afternoon, President Rajapaksa added that Sri Lanka remains the only country that saved such a large number of people from the clutches of terrorism in such a short time, fed, treated, rehabilitated and ultimately integrated into the society.... -Full Story- (dailymirror.lk - 01/05/11)

Sri Lanka plans to stage IPL-style tournament
Pakistan’s dashing all-rounder Shahid Afridi and former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori have been named to lead two provincial sides in Sri Lanka’s Premier League Twenty20 competition (SLPL). Afridi will lead Nagenahira while left arm spinner Vettori has been chosen to captain Uthuru, representing the North Eastern provinces which were isolated from the sport because of the three-decade old war. Vettori is captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL tournament which also features Sri Lankan stars Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena and Tillekeratne Dilshan.... -Full Story- (emirates247.com - 01/05/11)

Online visas for visitors to Lanka
Cabinet approval has been sought to activate the on-line visa facility for foreign visitors that will be tagged along with an administration fee, a senior official said yesterday. Immigration and Emigration Chief Chulananda Perera told the Sunday Times any person intending to visit Sri Lanka could download a landing visa from his or her home computer and the guidelines regarding this would be sent to the travel trade and diplomatic missions. He said he could not say when the online facility would come into force, but added that the authorities were keen to put it into operation soon.... -Full Story- (sundaytimes.lk - 01/05/11)

Dual citizenship of 35,000 people under review
Dual citizenship granted to some 35,000 Sri Lankans living overseas has come under review as the authorities plan to tighten the screening process before granting this facility to applicants, a senior official said yesterday. Immigration and Emigration Controller W. A. Chulananda Perera said only those with loyalty to their country of birth and who abide by the rules of the land by paying their taxes would be granted this facility.... -Full Story- (sundaytimes.lk - 01/05/11)

Ban Ki Moon’s advisory panel failed to accuse Terrorist Front Organizations of Tamil diaspora, for aiding and abetting terrorism in Sri Lanka
By Charles.S.Perera
Fast unto Death or Self Immolation demanding  Ban Ki Moon to withdraw his advisory  Panel report is  only giving importance to a foolish man’s attempt to bring a sovereign state to its knees either to satisfy his “  masters ” who ever they are, or to assert a stupid sense of self importance because he thinks he is the Secretary General of an International Organization, and his decisions are sacrosanct.  This is what happens when the wrong man is given responsibility which he is « too small » to hold.   Ban Ki Moon is a person who will... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/11)

"Sri Lanka Dare Not Criticize the UN Panel" Says "Himal South Asian"? Is This another Ban Ki Moon Supportive And What Gives"Himal South Asian" Carte Blanche~ To Make Such Bold Assertions ?
In retrospect By Sarath Kumara
April 30th. 2011 After many months of work as the story goes, the United Nations' Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts~ to all appearance  biased 'experts' with Tamil Tiger Sympathies hand picked by an equally biased UN Secretary General  seems to have apathetically  penetrated the United Nation's direction of operations as it comes from  its highest level. Incredibly the UNSG is bungling his way through his appointed designation in typical bull in a chinashop fashion with misrepresented rhetoric now backed by an equally inept flybynight news engine calling itself Himal South Asian, also reeking of pro Tamil Tiger sympathies probably egged... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/11)

Enact Laws to Punish Persons Posing Threats to Reconciliation
Dilrook Kannangara
Government of Sri Lanka without delay should enact laws to protect hard won peace and reconciliation. Various groups are trying to undermine the reconciliation process with hate mongering, spreading rumours and trying to impose a foreign reconciliation model which is actually about pitting ethnic communities against each other than reconciliation.   War crimes investigations and allegations of war crimes can seriously harm the reconciliation process. If such processes go ahead, Tamil people in the north will look at defence forces personnel with hate, mistrust, fear and as enemies. Security forces personnel are doing a great job trying... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/11)

A letter to labour MP‏
H. L. D. Mahindapala
Introduction: Laurie Ferguson is from the left-wing of the Australian Labour Party. He leans heavily towards the Tamil lobby. The following letter sent by H. L. D. Mahindapala after meeting him in Canberra is self-explanatory.. Dear Laurie, Thank you for the time you spent with us listening and arguing which was very helpful for us to gauge the opinion of a Labour MP most concerned with Sri Lankan affairs. As I told you I was pleased to learn from you... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/11)


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