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News Archive for Aug 2011

The Murdoch Phone Hacking Scandle: Lessons on how to investigate crimes!
By Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D.
It was a hilarious experience to watch the House of Commons’ Parliamentary Select Committee investigating the Murdoch Phone Hacking.    In the words of Labour Member of Parliament Tom Watson, the charges were serious: “We need to know what Rebekah Brooks knew about payments to Police. We need to ask James Murdoch how he authorized payments to buy the silence of hacking victims. And from Rupert Murdoch we just need a wider question-Why did you let this happen?”   The Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt had said that “Murdoch’s News Corporation still  had to answer... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/08/11)

How Grease Yakka Became a Nationwide Plague?
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge
 Grease Yakka or the Grease Devil is affecting the day-to-day lives of Sri Lankans creating a mass hysteria.  The fear and suspicion provoked by the Grease Yaka had caused the deaths of several innocent people so far.  How the phenomenon of Grease Yaka became infectious and damaged the Nation?  Grease Yakka is not a newly introduced term and people knew the actions of Grease Yakka long before it became a nationwide problem.  In every village there were a few people who used to have voyeuristic tendencies (or so called Peeping Toms) and sometimes these... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/08/11)

Tamil National Alliance should be disbanded , and its members Prosecuted for aiding and abetting terrorism in Sri Lanka
By Charles. S.Perera
TNA as a political party  came into being as a brain child of  the terrorist leader Prabhakaran.  The  MPs of the TNA  were the voice of the terrorist in the Parliament of Sri Lanka. After attending the Parliamentary session  the MPs of the  TNA led by Sambanthan went to Kilinochchi to place before their terrorists masters a report of the  proceeding of the Parliament, and to be instructed what action they should take to promote terrorism as a representative group of the Tamil people of the North and East. In other words through out the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/08/11)

Thoughts on Kumar Sangakkara’s Speech at Lord’s
By Dr. Ranjith Hettiarachi (Melbourne)
It was a moment of enormous pride for Sri Lanka when Kumar Sangakkara delivered the Eleventh 2011 MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey lecture on July 4, 2011 at Lord’s, touching on the history, culture, role of cricket and the opportunities for cricket in a country liberated from the clutches of terrorism. It gave a huge uplift for Sri Lanka at a time when its international image was being sullied by groups with a political agenda. The choice of Kumar Sangakkara by the MCC to speak at this prestigious event at Lord’s universally accepted as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/08/11)

Should the Perpetrators on Rajiv Gandhi’s Killing be Pardoned?
by Dr. Chandana Jayalath
Rajiv Gandhi who remained aloof from politics accidentally entered into mainstream politics with the demise of his brother Sajay Gandhi in a plane crash. Following the assassination of his mother in 1984 after Operation Blue Star, Indian National Congress nominated him to be the Prime Minister. In 1988, it was Rajiv Gandhi who reversed the coup in Maldives launched by LTTE. Rajiv Gandhi who forcefully airdropped foodstuffs to then the terrorist controlled areas was also responsible for sending Indian troops (IPKF) to Sri Lanka in 1987. Rajiv Gandhi's last public meeting representing then the opposition... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/08/11)

First woman Attorney General of Sri Lanka takes oaths.
by, Dulan Hettiarachchi, Media Consultant, Ministry of Justice.
 Shanthi Eva Wanasundera, PC will be sworn in as 26th Attorney General of Sri Lanka before His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksha, the President of Sri Lanka cementing a remarkable milestone in the history of the Judiciary of Sri Lanka becoming the first woman Attorney General of Sri Lanka. She will be succeeding his predecessor Mr. Mohan Peiris -PC. Shanthi Eva Wanasundera was born in Kurunegala during the period her father Mr Hector Jayasena , a reputed teacher who comes from Down South was posted to a school in Kurunegala district.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/08/11)

What is obesity? Foresight report predicts it is on the increase.
Dr Hector Perera  London
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. There is another method to find out whether someone is over weight or obese. Body mass index (BMI), a measurement which compares weight and height, defines people as overweight (pre-obese) if their BMI is between 25 and 30 kg/m2, and obese when it is greater than 30 kg/m2. Body mass index Body mass index is defined as the individual's body weight divided by the square of his or her height.  Waist to hip ratio preferred... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/08/11)

Trigger terror as gun fever grips Tripoli
RT
As loyalist troops continue to defend Colonel Gaddafi's home town of Sirte, Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) has revealed its post-war election plans. According to the constitution outlined by the NTC, democratic elections in Libya are due to take place some 240 days after the Council proclaims the “liberation” of the country. However, that can only happen after Libya’s incumbent leader, Muammar Gaddafi, whose whereabouts remain unknown, is captured or killed. The NTC’s Constitution, revealed by Reuters news agency, defines how the country will be governed in the transitional period after it emerges from months of war. Meanwhile, NATO... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 31/08/11)

NATO's ugly face
By Stephen Lendman
Images don't lie, except NATO's fake ones produced in Doha, Qatar and perhaps elsewhere on Hollywood sound stages. For months, NATO marauders and rebel killers gang raped Libya - murdering, destroying, ravaging on the pretense of protecting. On August 22, Obama, a duplicitous unindicted war criminal, described the above images as "basic and joyful longing for human freedom." On August 25, Secretary of State Clinton, another unindicted war criminal, said "(t)he events in Libya this week have heartened the world." Let them and their conspiratorial allies go to Tripoli, Brega, Misrata and other ravaged Libyan cities and... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 31/08/11)

Terrorist false flag operation in the works?
by Konstantyn Scheglikov
The undeclared /silent/ war aimed for total elimination of the Libyan people continues. Libyans refused to serve former colonists. They obtained their freedom and they won't give it up. Since August 21st, joint squads of NATO and Al-Quaeda, with the support of air force and marine artillery, try to gain control of Tripoli, along with continuous attempts to take over other Libyan cities. The NATO strike force takes part in all attacks. In spite of all the above mentioned, resistance to fascist aggression in Libya only increases. NATO continues massive air strikes for total destruction of Libyan... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 31/08/11)

Libya, the Truth and the international community
Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
Today, August 31, we are on the eve of the September 1 Al-Fateh Revolution which brought Muammar al-Qathafi to power in a bloodless coup which installed the world's first Jamahiriya, or government through People's Congresses. The tremendous support behind Colonel Gaddafi in the international community is a telling comment on where people stand. Muammar al-Qathafi is, in one word, a genius. His Jamahiriya system of government is perhaps the purest form of governance and its sheer simplicity means it can be implemented in any society, anywhere on Earth. In essence, it is government based on people's congresses -... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 31/08/11)

Libya: Chatter
Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
ndependent journalists have been silenced by the murderous NATO/terrorist occupation force in Libya, independent journalists have been threatened by the murderous NATO/terrorist occupation force in Libya, independent journalists have been killed by the same forces of evil in Libya. Yet for every one of them, there are thousands of us. What is the latest chatter from Libya, now that the NATO/terrorist elements, which are trying to destroy the Jamahiriya, have enforced a cloak of silence over Tripoli? (Needless to say, to carry out massacres without anyone reporting them. For the record, this column has been speaking out about... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 31/08/11)

Rebel Fighters Target Black Libyans, Sub-Saharan Africans, Amnesty Reports
By Caroline Alexander
Black Libyans and sub-Saharan Africans are being targeted by rebel fighters who suspect them of backing Muammar Qaddafi, Amnesty International said. Amnesty investigators this week visited the Central Tripoli Hospital and the capital’s morgue where they witnessed abuses, including men being dragged from hospital beds and detained, the London-based group said in a statement late yesterday. Some people are afraid to leave their homes, it said. Sub-Saharan Africans risk reprisals from NATO-backed rebels because of allegations that Qaddafi used African mercenaries during the six-month conflict, Amnesty said. Many black Libyans are from the western town of... -Full Story-
(Bloomberg - 31/08/11)

Libya and the shameless rewriting of history
Brendan O’Neill
The repackaging of NATO’s reckless intervention as a clever war for liberty would make Orwell’s Ministry of Truth beam with pride.Not since Winston Smith found himself in the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell’s 1984, rewriting old newspaper articles on behalf of Big Brother, has there been such an overnight perversion of history as there has been in relation to NATO’s intervention in Libya. Now that the rebels have taken Tripoli, NATO’s bombing campaign is being presented to us as an adroit intervention, which was designed to achieve precisely the glorious scenes we’re watching on... -Full Story-
(spiked-online.com - 31/08/11)

First woman Attorney General
Dulan HETTIARACHCHI
Shanthi Eva Wanasundera, PC will be sworn in as the 26th Attorney General of Sri Lanka before President Mahinda Rajapaksa. She will be the first woman Attorney General of Sri Lanka. Shanthi Eva Wanasundera She will succeed Mohan Peiris -PC. Shanthi Eva Wanasundera was born in Kurunegala during the period her father Hector Jayasena, a reputed teacher who comes from down South, was posted to a school in Kurunegala. She joined the Attorney General's Department in 1979 as a State Counsellor. Subsequently she served as the Senior State Counsellor, Deputy Solicitor General, Additional Solicitor General and Solicitor... -Full Story-
(dailynews.lk/ - 31/08/11)

VISEROY ROBERT BLAKE IS COMING – TO DELIVER INDIA’S ILLEGITIMATE OFFSPRING?
by hela puwath
 In response to a media query at Thursday's press briefing the U.S. State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said the U.S. sees Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's proposal to the parliament to withdraw the emergency laws as a positive step for the Sri Lankan people.   "It sets up a good visit for Assistant Secretary Blake, who will be talking to the � to a broad cross-section of Sri Lankans, both to the government and to human rights groups and NGOs, about all of these issues," Ms. Nuland said. The Spokesperson said Blake... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/08/11)

PSC ,greater scope is welcome
Ranjith Soysa Colombo.
The Government and the concerned Parliamentarians should be commended for widening the scope of the PSC giving priority to the enhancing the unity of the Nation rather than restricting to discuss group interests in these post-LTTE days. All Sri Lankans should endeavor to think about a Sri Lanka  as their country and not of regional autonomy. In the Western Province and in  Colombo city  all ethnic and religious groups live as neighbors sharing common dreams and enjoying a healthy cultural mix. The days when a given groups were insisting on exclusive rights in given regions are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/08/11)

War time shopping, ration book, now over eating.
Dr Hector Perera    London
 A few weeks ago I got an email from someone called Chamari with a heading,” Ration book” or “Haal Potha”.  I knew there was a book called by that name but didn’t understand who introduced, when and why.  This was first introduced by British government because of the disappearance of necessities from the shops in England, then they introduced a system of rationing of food and clothing. First it was introduced in October 1939 then it became a familiar to every citizen during the war. It was a system to make sure that each person... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/08/11)

Wagging The Dog: BBC Airs Footage From India & Says It Is Tripoli, Libya
British Brainwashing&65279; Corporation. Is anyone surprised anymore!?
... -Full Story-
(youtube.com - 30/08/11)

පරමාණුක ශක්ති අධිකාරියෙන් X කිරණ යන්ත්‍ර වලට බලපත්‍ර.Be Cautious of Unauthorized X – Ray installations!
The Media Team Ministry of Power & Ener
බලපත්‍ර  රහිත X කිරණ යන්ත්‍ර භාවිතයට දැඩි දඩුවම්. යන්ත්‍රසූත්‍ර රාජසන්තකයි. පරමාණුක ශක්ති අධිකාරියේ අධීක්ෂණයට ලක් කර, එම අධිකාරිය විසින් නිකුත් කරන ලද බලපත්‍රයක් නොමැති X කිරණ යන්ත්‍ර භාවිතය අනතුරුදායක වියහැකි බැවින් එවැනි යන්ත්‍ර භාවිතා කිරීම නීතිවිරෝධි බව පවසන විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්‍යාංශය, එසේ බලපත්‍ර රහිත X කිරණ යන්ත්‍ර පාවිච්චි කරන්නන්ට විරුද්ධව දැඩි නීතිමය පියවර ගන්නා බව අවධාරණය කරයි. පරමාණුක ශක්ති අධිකාරිය මගින් බලපත්‍ර නිකුත් කිරීමේදී X කිරණ යන්ත්‍රයන්ගේ තාක්ෂණික තත්ත්වයන් පිළිබඳව මෙන්ම ඉන් රෝගියාට සිදුවන්නාවූ විකිරණ බලපෑමේ ස්වභාවය පිළිබඳව විශේෂ අවධානයක් යොමුකරනු ලබයි. එම අධීක්ෂණයට ලක්නොවූ  X කිරණ යන්ත්‍ර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/08/11)

OPINION: Libya - The return of colonialist bondage
Hakeem Babalola, AfricaNews contributor in Budapest, Hungary
Libya's destruction, a victory for the west; a defeat for ordinary Libyans. The suffering of Libyans has just begun. For there can never be true liberation when your oppressor is the one who defines what your freedom should be. The ousting of Colonel Gaddafi, Libyan leader for 42 years, by the rebels backed western forces especially NATO is indeed a victory for the west whose fixation on Gaddafi's Libya has become worrisome. It’s definitely not a victory for ordinary Libyans who would continue to suffer a lot of nervous strain and shock after... -Full Story-
(africanews.com - 30/08/11)

Diaspora’s bid to mislead us will not succeed Says S. P. Thamilselvan’s wife
By Chamara Lakshan Kumara
The widow of the late LTTE political wing leader S. P. Thamilselvan, Shashirekha in an exclusive interview with The Nation goes back to her youth, learning Bharata Natyam, becoming a dancing teacher, meeting with the LTTE leader Prabhakaran and Thamilselvan. She recounts her experiences in the terrorist group-controlled north including the fate that befell her. The unknown agonies she suffered after the death of her husband and the plight all Tamil people fell into under the LTTE and the warning that the Tamil diaspora is trying to drag the Tamil people into danger and destruction are... -Full Story-
(nation.lk - 30/08/11)

Bandaranaike – the blue lotus that bloomed in 1956
H. L. D. Mahindapala
 The greatest tragedy in the life of S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike is that his progeny had never stood up spiritedly – or even faintly -- in defence of his path-breaking role of restoring in 1956 the lost Sinhala-Buddhist heritage to the people who, down the ages, had directed their innovative energies, often sacrificing their lives, to create, defend and sustain its unique Sinhala-Buddhist culture and identity. Like all other creators of unique cultures they felt in their blood and bones that they had a moral and political right to defend what their ancestors had... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/08/11)

The “democracy” denied to Iraq & lessons for nations been overthrown
Shenali Waduge
Iraq was invaded illegally, occupied illegally & Saddam Hussein its erstwhile leader was sentenced to death illegally. That was the West’s democracy for Iraq. That the West freed Iraq from its “dictator” was all that really mattered & post-war Iraq in short is nothing but miserable. Dissent in Saddam’s rule might have meant death, democracy post-Saddam means one can talk but no one listens or reacts. Where lies the difference for the people?  The Iraq war was a concocted one. The strategy used was the excuse of weapons of mass destruction while a puppet-UN endorsed inspectors... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/08/11)

STORY UNTOLD ON CFA
By Gomin Dayasiri
An extraordinary story was unearthed placing the Ceasefire Agreement of February 2002 (CFA) in a frame hitherto unknown, when Sunday Island’s investigative journalist Shamindra Ferdinando interviewed diplomat John Gooneratne, associated with the Peace Secretariat (2002 to 2006). It’s a point of departure from which social scientists can research for conclusions on the CFA.  According to popular belief, Norwegians on the instigation of the LTTE rammed the CFA, down the throat of Ranil Wickremasinghe. It was presumed, administration was hardly given preferences by the Norwegians, at a time, militarily was depicted frail against the LTTE and the ground... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/08/11)

Wimalaratne Kumaragama
 Garvin Karunaratne
A translation of some of  Wimalaratne Kumaragama's verses will serve a tribute to this famous poet who parted from us 43 years ago. It is from “Parinama” in his collection “Visiwunu Taru” In the grim afternoon heat, when the World was all ablaze In a corner of our backyard, bathed in sweat, we cooked a fun-meal How did she know that I gazed at her in all her gleam, She did shine like a moon, shimmering in the dew. Her eyes gave away her innocence, Her softness lay in the petals of blossoms Both the Sun... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/08/11)

Hang 'Em High For Their Premeditated Crimes And Anyone Else Who Supports Them !
Ins Retrospect By Sarath Kumara
August 30th 2011 The bloody nerve of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) which acted as a proxy of the LTTE has surfaced with aplomb, this time in requesting India not to hang the three convicts of the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991, which the party has publicised according to recent media reports. Just who do they think they are and when did they dictate to the Indian Government inasmuch as they attempt to do the same with the Sri Lankan Administration ? one might ask in this respect. They are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/08/11)

President Rajapaksa hands over credentials to Dr Nonis, new Sri Lankan HC for UK
By Janaka Alahapperuma
  President Mahinda Rajapaksa handed over credentials to the newly appointed Sri Lankan High Commissioner- designate to the United Kingdom, Dr Chris Nonis, recently at Temple Trees. According to the reliable sources of the Sri Lanka High Commission in London, Dr Nonis will assume duties this week, on 01 September. This high profile position was vacant for many months since the former High Commissioner Nihal Jayasinghe left the office on 31 December 2010 after finishing his tenure. Since then Deputy High Commissioner P.M.Amza who is a career diplomat appointed as the Acting High Commissioner to carry... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/08/11)

Towards a more permanent solution to protect Sinharaja
Sunil Vijayapala Australia
We appeal to the President of Sri Lanka to bring in the following Resolutions in the Parliament for a permanent solution to protect Sinharaja for present and future generations.  Immediately hand over all land belonging to Land Reform Commission(LRC) in the vicinity of Sinharaja and around the perimeter to Forestry Department as per cabinet paper PS/ CS/26/2004 of July 22, 2004, which states that ‘the Forest Department was allowed to acquire forests within the radius of 500 meters from the Sinharaja boundary’.  Dissolve LRC immediately as this institution has being detrimental in its operations throughout its... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/08/11)

Gender blender manoeuvres
Dr. Tilak Fernando
Gender blender manoeuvre is a sex change operation to turn a man into a woman and vice versa. In the modern world, one’s destiny can change for those who opt to become gender-blender volunteers where clinical technicians transform into ‘mini gods’ on earth. The process is ‘part of the estrangement people feel from own bodies and their desire to resemble the opposite sex’. The world is changing fast. Man’s behavioural patterns, ethics, customs, morals and values are shifting. The word ‘liberation’ has burst in its stratum that not only a man can turn into a woman... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/08/11)

RE: Questions Not Answered in Your Reply of August 4, 2011 Re Sri Lanka
Ira de Silva London, Canada
  Dear Mr. Argue,    You state that you keep up-to-date about AI's concerns in Sri Lanka. Please  consider my correspondence as a Sri Lankan's genuine concerns about AI's duplicity and repeated unfounded, unsubstantiated, biased judgements on Sri Lanka. I know that you are not in a position to make policy however the least that can be expected of you, if as you say you keep up-to-date, is to be current with information.  Your response indicates that you are ignorant of what has and is taking place and that your statements on Sri Lanka reflect your bias... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/08/11)

PARTY AGAINST POVERTY WITH US ON OCTOBER 14, 2011
 Neha Kumar Leelasena CAP Co-Founder
 To make a real difference to a needy child's future, all you need to do is pay a pleasure fee of HKD 450 for all-you-can-drink for three hours. Please join Creatives Against Poverty (CAP), a non-profit global charitable organization formed with the mission of improving the lives of the under privileged, on October 14, 2011 from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Prive to Party Against Poverty! All proceeds from this event are for educating orphaned / displaced children in Sri Lanka. Please assist us to give back these kids their hope, dreams and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/08/11)

Vandalism of Sinharaja Forest in Sri Lanka – a World Heritage Site
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි.
Vandalism of Sinharaja Forest in Sri Lanka – a World Heritage Site  නම් වූ  අතිගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමාට ඉදිරිපත් කෙරෙන පෙත්සමට සංශෝධනයක්! සිංහරාජ මහා වනාන්තරය මෙරට ජනතාවගේ හද ගැස්ම වන්වූ මහා ව්ස්තු සම්බාරයකි. මෙම ජාතික වස්තුවට යමෙක් සැබෑ ලෙසම හානියක් කරන්නේ නම් ඊට එරෙහිව කොන්දේසි විරහිතව නැගී සිටීමට මෙරට වාසී ජනතාවට ශුද්ධ වූ අයිතියක් ඇත්තේය. Vandalism of Sinharaja Forest in Sri Lanka – a World Heritage Site යන මාතෘකාව යටතේ මෙරට ප්‍රධාන පුරවැසියා වන අතිගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමාට ඉදිරිපත් කරනු ලබන ලිපිය මගින් මේ වනවිට යෝජිත මහා මාර්ගයක් නිසා මෙම ජාතික සම්පතට සිදුවීමට නියමිත හානි සමුදාය අවධාරණය කර තිබේ. අපි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/08/11)

IS IT THE REGIME CHANGE THE WEST IS WORKING ON?
By Stanley Perera. Melbourne
Egypt, Syria then Lybia. Who is next? The regime change in the recent history by the Americans and its allies began in Iraq. Then it travelled to Afghanistan. After several years of war changed the regime in Egypt and created an American made disastrous political calamity in Syria and Lybia. C4 BBC to-gether with the pro-terrorist Tamil Diaspora created a fictitious film titled “killing field of Sri Lanka.” The west embraced it with many adverse comments against GoSL and are demanding International inquiry into the final days of the war knowingly that the said C4... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/08/11)

Defend Lanka from settler minority invasion!
Anura Seneviratna (for expat Hela team).
The birth of almost every country was due to a NATION and nation evolved from a race of people, whose language and culture upheld country’s national sovereignty. Many migratory communities into this country too became members of this one nation. Hence, every country has one nation and the national ownership is held by this one nation. National sovereignty is a wholly justifiable political concept but only in Lanka this humane format is viciously violated.  Name of a country or the country’s land deed has to be in the nation’s name or else outsiders... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/08/11)

Serial Killers and the Sri Lankan Society
DrRuwan M Jayatunge
Serial killers kill for the power and control they experience during the murders and for the added ego boost they get in the aftermath from community fears, media coverage, and the police investigations.  -Pat Brown  In 1999 I did a study with the help of Dr A.P Waidyasekara Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Mr Mohan Peris PC, and MrPriyanthaJayakody of the Sri Lanka Police Force to find   any evidence of serial killers in the Sri Lankan Criminal history. Although we dug  in to the criminal history of this country since 1800 s,  I could not find any... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/08/11)

Sri Lanka seeks allies' support ahead of U.N. rights meet
Sri Lanka's foreign minister left on Sunday on a two-week mission to shore up diplomatic support ahead of a U.N. Human Rights Council meeting, where the Indian Ocean nation is expecting to face a fight over Western-led pressure for a war crimes probe. External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris is scheduled to meet leaders from Singapore, Jordan, the Non-Aligned Movement and crucially, South Korea, the home country of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, a ministry statement said.... -Full Story- (Reuters - 29/08/11)

U.S., India hail Sri Lanka's removal of wartime laws
India and Western nations on Friday praised Sri Lanka's lifting of tough wartime emergency laws but an opposition party said it was merely a ploy because the government still has the power Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) at its disposal. President Mahinda Rajapaksa lifted the emergency laws on Thursday, saying they were unnecessary after the two years of peace Sri Lanka has enjoyed since his government defeated the Tamil Tiger separatists in a 25-year civil war.... -Full Story- (Reuters - 29/08/11)

Expatriates should counter false propaganda
They ‘hit’ Sri Lanka again. Even after briniging peace, reconciliation and development to the doorstep of the terror-stricken North, they still endorse the terror of one of the world’s ruthless terrorist outfits - the LTTE-, chasing behind the government and its leadership to tie them with unfounded allegations. While overlooking the acts of the blood stained LTTE, they either funded or influenced LTTE remnants to strike against a nation which had the legitimate right to save its people from the decades long blood bath.... -Full Story- (sundayobserver.lk - 29/08/11)

Are we seeing the partition of Africa for a second time?: Lessons for Sri Lanka
By Garvin Karunaratne
 The Daily Telegraph today stated that British SAS forces guided the rebels in Libya for weeks in the past, dressed in Arab attire and are now hunting for the head of Colonel Gaddafi.   It reminds me of what I wrote on Sri Lanka coming under an International Conspiracy, as published in the Lanka Web of 25 th March 2010.  Excerpts from that Paper as would be appropriate for what is happening in Africa  and our Sri Lanka today are quoted below.  “Sri Lanka today is in the throes of an... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/08/11)

Tamil Nadu Illegal Fishermen in Lankan Waters Could be Poaching 95,000MT Fish Valued Over US$750 Million Annually
- Kumar Moses
 It is a national crime by any standard. Over the years of LTTE activity, South Indian illegal fishermen entered Lankan waters and illegally fished. It went on for over 20 years during which time Tamil Nadu fish production kept going up leaps and bounds. After the decimation of the LTTE, Lankan fishermen started to fish freely in their own national waters only to find swarms of illegal South Indian fishermen exploiting the waters belonging to Sri Lanka.  Illegal fishing problem reached international levels when Tamil Nadu fishermen alleged they were attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy;... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/08/11)

POLITICAL SOLUTION BASED ON UN GUIDE LINES AND HUMAN RIGHTS (RULE-OF-LAW TOOLS FOR POST-CONFLICT STATES)
Sarath Wijesinghe – Ambassador of Sri Lanka to UAE
 Political Solution  Political solution for Sri Lanka is on the top of the agenda where the agitation is mainly from the outside world rather than within.  Outsiders are of the view that we are torn apart after the winning over terrorism. Honestly we do not feel so.  But in reality we are expected to heed to external pressure to be a respected and a respectable member of the world family.  Therefore we have taken into consideration the document Rule of War Tools prepared by the United Nations aiming at Post... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/08/11)

US DIPLOMATS IN PAKISTAN
PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER
 You greet someone at your door-steps but he pushes you back and forces himself into your home; what happens next? Surely your reaction would be very much hostile and aggressive. Same must have been the reaction of the security staff when some Americans, posing to be the members of US diplomatic crew, refused to provide their identity, dismantled the security hurdles with the push of their Land Cruisers and rushed into the already troubled area of Peshawar on 21st of this August. But the sensible security staff sagaciously behaved otherwise; just  to avoid further confrontation in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/08/11)

Where are Human Organisations
C.Seneviratne
A  battle is raging in Tripoli and a major catastrophe is imminent.The rebels ably supported by the West and NATO have surrounded the city and Gaddafi has vowed to fight until martyrdom with thousands of civilians trapped in the middle.A human disaster is looming with hospitals full of dead and injured and immediate calls for international help have been made for resources and medicine. Rebels have gone on rampage with looting and criminal activities with their tribal differences coming to the fore.The exact number of dead and injured is well underplayed by the well orchestrated western media.However the West continue to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/08/11)

Liars And Broadcasters Of Innuendo and Blatant Concoctions Towards Cheap Publicity Of His Book "The Cage" Should Be Locked Up In A Cage Fit For His Type!
Lankaweb Weekly Editorial
August 26th 2011  The Man just like another of the same ilk in a high profile international capacity the ignominious Eric Solheim of Norway has the nerve to enter Sri Lanka, avail himself of an all expense paid vacation under the guise of a UN posting and then publicises lies and innuendo without a shred of evidence beyond hearsay and the apathetic bleatings of  pro Tamil Tiger sympatisers and Tamils who started the decades long insurgency. In a book he calls the Cage he seems to have taken many liberties to paint Sri Lanka as a Nation of criminals  and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/08/11)

TN will secede if Rajiv Gandhi assassins are hanged: Vaiko
By DNA Correspondent
Vaiko, general secretary, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) and a popular Tamil politician has warned the Union government that Tamil Nadu would soon secede from the Union of India. "If Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan, the accused in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case are executed as per the court order, it will jeopardise Indian unity. When the 100th anniversary of the Independence Day will be celebrated on 2047, Tamil Nadu would not be a part of India,” thundered Vaiko while addressing a meeting held late on Monday night to express solidarity with those sentenced to death in... -Full Story-
(dnaindia.com - 26/08/11)

Please sign this petition to put an end to this horrendous, barbaric act of Environmental Terrorism and become a guardian of this World Heritage treasure the Sinharaja Forest.
The Undersigned
To: President Mahinda Rajapakse Republic of Sri Lanka Vandalism of Sinharaja Forest in Sri Lanka – a World Heritage Site The Sinharaja Forest in Sri Lanka is a National Heritage wilderness area declared by the National Heritage Wilderness Areas Act No: 3 of 1988 and was designated a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1988. Sinharaja is one of the primary, pristine forest reserves in the world and a study conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 2010 had ranked Sri Lanka in the fourth spot where the destruction of... -Full Story-
(petitiononline.com - 25/08/11)

Law and order and ethnicity
Ranjith Soysa
The strengthening the maintenance of law and order in the troubled Kinniya and Puttalam is the right way to send a message to the trouble makers who damage public utilities like hospitals, service centers and even resort to dictate terms to the civil defense personnel when agitated. In Kinniya the agenda was to get the Navy camp moved out from the area to help the smugglers of drugs etc. It was unfortunate that  the mobs were able to mislead the public to join in the protests and shout ethnic slogans. Some even went to the extent of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/08/11)

A Few Peas Short of a Full Pod: Hillary Clinton & Tamil Nadu's Jayalalitha
Ru Freeman.Author, 'A Disobedient Girl'
Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake recently told the Indian Express that the meeting between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Chief Minister for Tamil Nadu, Jayalalitha, occurred "in the context of this recent film, the Channel 4 documentary that's gotten a lot of attention around the world, including here in the United States." Too bad for both the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary of State that the claims made in the Channel 4 documentary have been discredited by both the United Nations and a second documentary, Lies Agreed... -Full Story-
(huffingtonpost.com - 25/08/11)

OBAMA’S (& HILLARY’S) WAR – IV - MAJOR MEDIA IS COVERING UP – Pat Buchanan
The CIA's Secret Sites in Somalia (& other) Watch the Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IMNLpRUblP0  Mass Murder Merger: Petraeus Moves to CIA
July 19th, 2011 http://dprogram.net/2011/07/19/mass-murder-merger-petraeus-moves-to-cia/  (KurtNimmo) – The elite have once gain shuffled the deck. This time the consummate bureaucrat and insider Leon Panetta moves to the Defense Department and Gen. David Petraeus sets sail for the CIA.  But the move is more than a game of musical chairs. Petraeus will manage the next phase of the so-called war on terror.  As Jack D. Douglas notes for LewRockwell.com, Petraeus “has become the official head of the CIA to consolidate the Murder... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/08/11)

'Towards Compiling a History of Sri Lankan Philosophy'-Royal Asiatic Society Sri Lanka (RASSL) Lecture
by Prof. Y. Karunadasa Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies The University of Hong Kong on Monday, 29th August at 5.00 p.m. at the Gamini Dissanayake Auditorium, No. 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07
ALL ARE WELCOME The philosophical ideas in the Buddhist exegesis compiled in Sri Lanka are a linear development of the Buddhist teachings in the Pāli Cannon. Nevertheless a clear boundary can be drawn between what Sri Lanka inherited from India and what Sri Lanka developed on its own. This latter aspect merits our attention for compiling a History of Sri Lankan Philosophy. If the Vaibhāsika, Sautrāntika,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/08/11)

Is Sri Lanka a target of Western regime change?
Shenali Waduge
Wars are today considered “commercial opportunities” for economic success & define political power in today’s competitive political climate. It was these American MNCs that turned US into a great power so naturally all successive American governments end up governing the most liberal country according to the dictates of the businessmen who run the foreign affairs of mighty USA!  The first regime change by the US took place in 1893 with the overthrowing of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii. Since then the US has indirectly & directly been involved in coups, invasions, regime changes in Iran 1953, Guatemala... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/08/11)

Libya: Prostitution of Western journalism
Sergey Balmasov Pravda.Ru
The last two days have once again proved the obvious fact that there are no independent media and that Western news agencies, newspapers and magazines work out a political order. The lion's share of newspapers, magazines and news agencies reported the unprecedented success of the insurgents and predicted the imminent fall of Tripoli. However, as reported to Pravda.Ru by Libyan Armed Forces captain Hasan D., "Tripoli is still in our hands. When early reports of the assault and landing of the enemy emerged, our leader Muammar Gaddafi arrived wearing his military uniform, and his appearance... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 24/08/11)

In An Era Of Of Post Insurgency Prosperity And Vast Development A Rival Politician, Once Part Of Another Insurgency Dares Criticise The Government As Inefficient!
Insight By Sunil Kumar
August 24th 2011 Short of being ridiculous the JVP Genereal Secretary has had the nerve to portray the Government as inefficient and calls for a bringing down of the Government to replace it with what? A bunch of infighting UNP or the ever power hungry JVP with its own internal crises whose only tools to offer the population is the hollow rhetoric it seem to prefer spewing with nothing tangible to back it up. Wasn't there those famous words of a former great US President who said "You can fool some of the people some... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/08/11)

Renaming Roads -A pressing need
S.Senanayake
There have been some protests to the alleged change of name of Bugatale Road to Dhanayake Mawatha in some English dailies. Progress of a country cannot solely be dependent on the growth of its GDP.It has to liberate from the shackles of colonialism that have pinned down the country for centuries.There has been so much collateral damage to the culture and values of the nation that we have to rediscover its lost glory with the new phase of the development.Our future generations should not be subjected to the pain and humiliation we faced, removing all the vestiges of colonialism in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/08/11)

OBAMA’S WAR – part II
Hela Puwath
Obama’s secret war in Somalia where ‘the Americans are creating a monster’
 by Paul Woodward on August 11, 2011  “Mercenary” is a word with lots of ugly connotations — not least for men who’ve been jailed for being mercenaries.  So, Bancroft Global Development, a private company based in Washington DC currently providing “military services” for the US State Department and the UN in Mogadishu, doesn’t like the term “mercenaries.”   It describes itself instead as a non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to finding permanent solutions to violent conflict.   It also has what might be a unique distinction... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/08/11)

Battle of Tripoli: Separating Fantasy from Facts
Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey Pravda.Ru
What is going on in Tripoli seems to depend on who you talk to and the more you try to discover that is happening, the more it appears that there are two Tripolis - the one in Libya and another one stashed away somewhere in cyber space, on a pink cloud bathed by television blackouts, NATO cyber terrorist activities and clear breaches on the UNSC Resolutions. 1. NATO violation of international law I have received numerous reports - being checked - of NATO special forces on the ground in Tripoli trying to aid the terrorist forces they... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 24/08/11)

Libya: Flights of fiction and fantasy
Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey Pravda.Ru
For those of us who have bothered to find out what is going on in Libya and who have respected the temptation to copy and paste stories from the bought media, let us see what the western corporate media is not saying. Let us try to forge a middle way between the myriad of conflicting evidence in the stories.... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 24/08/11)

French want Total control of Libyan oil
RT
French oil companies are likely to be among those hoping for lucrative oil contracts with a new government in Libya. But the cost of the intervention and the unknown agenda of the rebels could mean more losses than gains. ­France feels like a winner as the first power to recognize Libya's rebels, the first to bomb the country and now the first in talks with rebel leaders. Foreign Minister Alain Juppe says victory gives him “great satisfaction.” Opposition MP Jack Lang adds that “everyone can be thankful that France inspired action at the United Nations.” Corporations in states that... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 24/08/11)

අර්ධ මිනිසෙකුගේ කතාවක්
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 
ඇනතෝලි වැසිලිවිච් වොඩ්කා බෝතලය අතට ගෙන  අමුත්තාගේ වීදුරුව පිරවීය. අනතුරුව  අපරික්ෂාකාරී ලෙස තම වීදුරුව උතුරා යන ලෙස වොඩ්කා වලින් පිරවූ අතර පිටාර ගැලූ මත්පැන්  අපිරිසිදු මේස රෙද්ද විසින් උරා ගත්තේය. මේසය මත තිබු ඇතැම් ලිපි වොඩ්කා වලින් තෙත්වී ගිය නිසා ඔහු තම  සහායක  වීතියා ඇමතුවේ වියලි හඬකිනි.  සහායකයා වහාම මේසය මත තිබු ලිපි සියතට ගෙන වොඩ්කා වලින් නැහැවුණු   ලිපි ලේන්සුවකින් තෙත මාත්තු කළේ දරුවෙකු නහවා ඔහුගේ ශරීරයේ ඇති වතුර බින්දු පිසදන මවක් මෙනි. වොඩ්කා වල ඇති මද්‍යසාර සමහර ලිපි වල තීන්ත බොඳ කොට ඇත. එම ලිපි අතරින් රයෝනයේ කමඩාන්වරයා  විසින් එවන ලද ලිපියේ අත්සනට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/08/11)

Statement by Sri Lanka's High Commissioner
 Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 
24 August 2011  The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN  Sir:  Sri Lanka's High Commissioner Chitranganee Wagiswara is absolutely right when she says that Sri Lanka prefers to look forward and to its future after ending three decades of a Tamil Tiger terrorist separatist war, rather than dwelling on the past three decades of this unfortunate war.  There are three Human Rights factors we all keep missing and not acknowledging in this ugly episode even by the international human rights watchers like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/08/11)

Media Release from UAE Embassy in Abudhabi
MEDIA RELEASE
 We refer to some media releases regarding the death row maid in the United Arab Emirates who was freed before Ramadan based on the goodwill and the good office and magnanimity of the Rulers and the judiciary in the UAE.  Mrs. Abdul Kareem was convicted as  a result of killing her sponsor’s wife with a blunt weapon.  During the period she was imprisoned the Sri Lankan Embassy staff periodically visited her and the other inmates.  Recently His Excellency the Ambassador in UAE Mr. Sarath Wijesinghe too visited the prisons to see the conditions and details of inmates.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/08/11)

Set-up Permanent Military Garrisons in Areas Affected by Satanic Mobs
- Kumar Moses
Satanic mobs have spread to the north-western coast as well. There are no “grease devils”. It is an imaginary creation of foreign funded satanic mobs to ethnically cleanse certain areas of the island nation. Their latest victims in Puttlam are three Sinhalese civilians including one policeman who was killed most barbarically. Their act falls nothing short of a race riot. These barbaric groups must be wrestled down without any mercy. If left unattended, they will create mono ethnic enclaves where people of other ethnicities cannot settle down or even travel. What is most despicable is these... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/08/11)

An outsider’s view-Morris’s revelations on Valley City press show treatment of news as commodity
By Shelton Gunaratne, professor of mass communications emeritus, MSUM
 Throughout my 35-year career as a journalism teacher in three countries (Malaysia, Australia and the United States), I have maintained that freedom of the press means much more than the freedom of the media owners and their supplicant editors to maximize profits at the expense of good reporting needed to enhance the democratic ethos of the community they claim to serve. By good reporting I mean the elevation of news as a social good rather than using news as a commodity.  In 1791, the Congress passed the Bill of Rights,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/08/11)

Points to ponder!
Dr.Tilak Fernando
How many times do we, as motorists, keep a vigilant eye on what goes on during pumping petrol into our cars at filling stations in Sri Lanka? We are always in a hurry, be it while driving or trying to fill up. A national weakness or a contagious disease, I would like to think, because of the irrationality and the impatience that is paramount at all times - as if there is no tomorrow! Just try and get into a ‘safer’ lane and drive carefully with consideration to other drivers in a disciplined manner, and what... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/08/11)

Buddhists around the world
Dhamma.com
The number of Buddhists around the world is grossly underestimated. The statistics found in nearly all encyclopedias and almanacs place the number of Buddhists at approximately 500 million. This figure completely ignores over one billion Chinese people who live in the People's Republic of China. China is officially communist (although many free market conditions are already in place) and does not keep records on religion statistics of adherents. Also, many western reference sources refuse to accept that a person can belong to more than one religion. In Asia it is quite common for one person to have two,... -Full Story-
(thedhamma.com - 22/08/11)

U.S. 'secret war' expands globally as Special Operations forces take larger role
By Karen DeYoung and Greg Jaffe Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, June 4, 2010 Beneath its commitment to soft-spoken diplomacy and beyond the combat zones of Afghanistan and Iraq, the Obama administration has significantly expanded a largely secret U.S. war against al-Qaeda and other radical groups, according to senior military and administration officials. Special Operations forces have grown both in number and budget, and are deployed in 75 countries, compared with about 60 at the beginning of last year. In addition to units that have spent years in the Philippines and Colombia, teams are operating in Yemen and elsewhere... -Full Story-
(washingtonpost.com - 22/08/11)

UK WAR CRIMES IN IRAQ
Shenali Waduge
The invasion of Iraq had nothing yet everything to do with weapons of mass destruction. While Iraq did not have WMD, UK & US political leaderships wanted to use WMD as a strategy to bring about “regime change”. If that rings bells about current accusations & allegations against other countries by the US & UK the world must be ready to admit that it is all because of their desire for “regime change” or to secure “economic & resources”. So the March 2003 invasion of Iraq was illegal.  In 1990 the UN adopted resolution 678 authorizing coalition... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/11)

An Incovenient Truth
Ratanapala
 21 August , 2011 In the early years of Rajapakse Presidency, well before MavilAru and the Great Humanitarian War, Sri Lanka sank to the depths of joining the happy company of Solomon Islanders in the Pacific to be theonly other country in the world to ban the book by Dan Brown - The Da Vinci Code. How this came to be about is no secret - it was one of the many occasions where the asymmetrical influence of the Catholic Church affectedour affairs in Sri Lanka however mundane they are. Although there weren’t many who would have been... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/11)

TNA Leader R.Sampanthan and his Adjournment motion in Parliament .
By Charles.S.Perera
TNA has been elected to the Local Government Councils in the North and East. But what ever the reason for the Tamils in these provinces to have given their precious votes to TNA, TNA cannot continue any more with their separatist politics. They cannot above all attempt to bring together the Sri Lankan and Indian Tamils. TamilNadu Tamils are different from the Tamils in the North and East and their problems too are different. Therefore the TNA should engage in affairs nearer home and do all they could to bring the Sri Lanka Tamils and the Sinhala... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/11)

India should consider regional stability and not opportunistic TamilNadu demands
Ranjith Soysa
It was reported that TNA will discuss issues relating to Sri Lankan Tamils and the TNA's political solution with India. It will be of advantages to SL Tamils , if following items too are included in their agenda. 1. Investigations into IPKF atrocities committed against the SL Tamils in the North and the East and human rights violated by the Indian forces . The Indian authorities and the most vocal human rights organizations including the UN Human Rights Commission should be advised of the outcome to safeguard the interests of civilians in comparatively less powerful countries who... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/11)

Have you ever thought what dangerous chemicals are in cigarette smoke?
Dr Hector Perera   London
In the history of smoking, the purpose of smoking was to release a recreational drug called nicotine to be absorbed by lungs. I think, still they smoke for the same purpose or else why? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has classified that the environmental tobacco smoke as a Group A carcinogen. This means that there is more than enough evidence to prove that tobacco smoke, whether it is inhaled by the smoker or the non-smoker, can cause cancer in humans.  Mainstream and side stream smoke; both contain a huge number of toxic, poisonous and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/11)

ආසනික් අර්බූදය තුලින් මතුවෙන නූතන ප්‍රාඥයා 2
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි
ආසනික් අර්බූදය සැබෑ ලෙසම ජාතිකව හා ජාත්‍යන්තරව විසිරී පැතිරී යන ප්‍රබල ගැටළුවකි. මෙය නැවත්වීමට නම්, පලමුව මේ සම්බන්ධව සාකච්ඡා කල යුතුය. මේ සාකච්ඡා මණඩපය තුල විවිධ පුද්ගලයින් සිටිය හැක. අප කැමති පුද්ගලයින් මෙන්ම අකමැති පුද්ගලයින්ද මෙය තුල සිටිය හැකිවාක් මෙන්ම, සිටිය යුතුද වන්නේය. මෙහිදී වැදගත් වන්නේ ඒ ඒ පුද්ගලයා නොව ඒ පුද්ගලයා දරණ මතවාදයන්ය. එක පුද්ගලයකු වඩාත් නිවැරදි මතයක් දරණ අතරවාරයේ තවකෙක් අර්ධයක් නිවැරදිවූ  මතවාදයකින් සන්නද්ධව සිටිය හැක. තවකෙක් කිසිත් නොදැන සාකච්ඡාවට පැමිණ, සාකච්ඡාව තුලින් මතුවෙන කරුණු ඉතා සියුම්ව විශ්ලේෂණය කර වඩාත් නිවැරදි මතයක් ග්‍රහණය කර ගත හැක. සැබෑ සාකච්ඡාවක අරමුණ එයයි. මහා පුළුල් දැනුම්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/11)

THE ILLUMINATI SLAUGHTERHOUSES MUST BE STOPPED! [Prabhupada]
... -Full Story- (youtube.com - 21/08/11)

Complex Personal Ambitions Behind Racist Conduct of Catholic Bishops
Dilrook Kannangara
His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has made an innocent sounding racist remark at the Holy Madu Shrine festival. Even the Pope didn’t make such demands! He must understand that in a democratic society, ethnicity plays no part. Sharing power with Tamils, Muslims, etc. is not an essential component of democracy. If power is to be shared with these two selective ethnic groups, how about the other minorities including but not limited to Veddas, Malays, Chettis, Bohra people, Ahiguntaka people, etc? Why did he racially discriminate these other minorities? It becomes all too complex and ridiculous. Power should... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/11)

Will new Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office Ms Tamara Kunanayakam be able to deliver the goods?
Malin Abeyatunge
We have no qualms of the appointment of Ms Tamara Kunanayakam as Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva. Do we? May be she will join the caliber of our gentleman Politician late Lakshman Kadirgamar. However, having observed and experienced the biased attitudes towards LTTE by a Tamil Sri Lankan Radhika Coomaraswamy holding one of the UNO top positions, Sri Lankans at large will be little more skeptical of this appointment to that prestigious position at a crucial time which is a life and death situation for Sri Lanka. It is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/11)

71 කැරැල්ල 49කොටස
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
රන්ජිත් සේනානායක අම්පාරේ දී  රෝහණ  විජේවීර අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීමෙන් පසුව ඔහු මඩකලපුව බන්ධනාගාරයේ සිට කොළඹ මැගසින් බන්ධනාගාරයට ගෙන එන ලද්දේ පොලිස් නිලධාරියෙකු වු රන්ජිත් සේනානායක මහතා විසිනි. විශ‍්‍රාමික පොලිස් අධිකාරියවරයෙකු වූ රන්ජිත් සේනානායක මහතා වසර 38 කට ඉහතදි ජ.වි.පෙ. නිර්මාතෘ රෝහණ විජේවීර පොලිස් ආරක්ෂා සහිතව ගෙන ආ අයුරු පැවසුවේ මෙසේය.  ‘1970 දි මම මඩකලපුව ප‍්‍රදේශයේ සේවය කලා. 1971 මාර්තු මාසයේ අම්පාර පොලිසිය විසින් රෝහණ විජෙවීර ඇතුළු සාමාජිකයන් කිහිප දෙනෙකු අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන තිබුනා. ඔවුන් මහේස්ත‍්‍රාත්වරයාට ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමෙන් පසුව මඩකලපුව බන්ධනාගාරයේ රිමාන්ඞ් කලා. ඔවුන්ගේ ආරක්ෂාව පිළිබඳව ගැටළුවක් නිසා එම පිරිස කොළඹ මැගසින් බන්ධනාගාරයට ගෙන යාමට නියෝගයක් තිබෙන බව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/11)

The Ranil imbroglio
Shyamon Jayasinghe Melbourne
August 19, 2011, 7:03 pm As Sri Lankan expatriates with no permanent political leanings to any of the political role players in Sri Lanka we are bemused and bewildered about the happenings over there on both sides of the political divide. To me they appear weird; indeed they are not healthy indicators.  The latest is the Anti-Ranil campaign in the Grand Old Party. What a slide for this party from the days of DS, Dudley and JR! The party had suffered losses then, too. It was in opposition for 17 long years once until JR patiently... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/11)

Channel 4 News and Sri Lankan War Crimes.
by padraigcolman
You are hearing it through the crackling radio and it’s the fog of war stuff and it is difficult to make crystal-clear perfect decisions all the time.” The Lambeth Borough Commander, Nick Ephgrave, said he “bitterly regretted” not containing the Brixton riot before stores were smashed, burned and looted along the south London borough’s high street. The same words were used to excuse the slaying of Jean Charles de Menezes an innocent Brazilian gunned down by police at Stockwell tube station. Reports are coming in of British soldiers mutilating Taliban corpses. The fog of war?... -Full Story-
(pcolman.wordpress.com - 20/08/11)

Was Nallur the capital of the Nagas in ancient Nakadeepa?
 by Prof. Chandre Dharmawardana, Ottawa, Canada
Romesh Jayaratnam, has writen in the Sri Lanka Guardian of the 17th August (www.srilankaguardian.org/2011/08/in-veneration-of-nallurs-vira-ma-kali.html), about Nallur's Vira Ma Kali devotional tradition. He mentions that the Temple in Nallur was `built by a king in pre-colonial Jaffna', and also makes a timely plea against animal sacrifices and calls for reform in such Hindu practices. The more well known aspect of the Nallur temple is the Kandaswamy Kovil, (or Nallur Murugan Kovil), probably constructed in the 10th century CE. Subsequently, Sapumal Kumaraya's name has also been associated with the restoration of this temple (regarding... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/11)

ARM TWISTING, PEACE AND RECONCILIATION
By Mr. Sarath. Wijesinghe, LL.M (London) Solicitor-Attorney-at-Law  
 Why Sri Lanka – Why only Sri Lanka  US Spokeswoman Victoria Newland alleges to have made a statement on the “podium”  that US pushes for credible war crimes throughout and threatens a possible international inquiry if adequate steps were not taken by Colombo for a credible probe into charges of alleged humanitarian offences carried during the last stages of the LTTE war and humanitarian operation by Sri Lankan Government.  This is given wide publicity on CDB and other  News cartels,  and we wish the news is incorrect considering the grave nature... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/11)

AN OPEN LETTER TO SARATH SILVA-FORMER CHIEF INJUSTICE OF SRI LANKA
 By Stanley Perera from Melbourne
My dear Sarath, Your official web site launching ceremony of the Voice against corruption Organisation makes you a joker and a laughing stock. My dear Sarath, if you need to know why I said this, please go before a mirror and look at your face. If you are suffering from amnitia, now that you are a retired old joker please ring Victor Ivan and ask him of what I am talking of. As you are a lazy old bugger who is also suffering from senile debility I can remind you of your corrupt... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/11)

Sri Lanka, Augusr 10,2011 - If there is to be Peace there must be Justice, A. Neve of Amnesty International
Ira de Siva London, Canada
The Editor Embassy Magazine Ottawa, Ontario.   Dear Sir:   I am responding to the article by A. Neve of Amnesty International titled "If There is to be Peace there must be Justice", because I have had continuing correspondence with Mr. Neve regarding Amnesty's continued vilification of Sri Lanka without any attempt to verify the information on which he bases his arguments and judgements. The problem could be that Amnesty's mandate concentrates on being critical, judgemental and proposing actions for state governments faced with armed aggression and terrorism but tends to deal lightly with the terrorists themselves. Amnesty is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/11)

HOW THE U.S. IS ASSISTING CHINA BECOME A WORLD POWER
Wick Gankanda Los Angeles, California, USA
It is no secret that China is ascending as a global power. It is also no secret that China is one of the genuine supporters of democracy and freedom, especially when it comes to combating internationally supported terrorists, in this case in Sri Lanka. The Asian giant has never used disingenuous and fraudulent accusations of human rights violations to undermine and crucify any nation. The following analysis shows how the U.S. is assisting China become a world power. China has always respected the sovereignty of Sri Lanka and other countries when some nations... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/11)

India should be ashamed of the way it has treated "Anna Hazare".-Letters to the Editor,
Sasanka De Silva, Pannipitiya
Letters to the Editor, Lanka Web, Colombo.   Dear Sir, India should be ashamed of the way it has treated "Anna Hazare". Those who were responsible for jailing him for merely planning to start another hunger strike should be forced out of their offices either way, if India wants to keep its so-called “biggest democracy” in the world title any further. Further India should stop preaching others; how to run their own internal affairs and try to concentrate on how to eradicate many of its pressing issues today, including rampant and endemic corruption.  Hoping that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/11)

Pakistan – Sri Lanka FTA review concluded in Colombo
 janaka alahapperuma
The Secretarial Level Meeting and talks between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on the bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Colombo were concluded on August 18. The two sides reviewed several bilateral trade aspects and focused on the possibility of mutual tariff concession entitlements on selected items.  The agreed minutes of Pakistan Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (PSFTA) and related matters were signed on Thursday 18 August following the talks. Secretery of Pakistani Ministry of Commerce, Zafar Mahmood and Tilak Collure, Secretary, Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Industry & Commerce have placed their signatures representing both countries.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/11)

දිවයිනේ සමස්ත විදුලියනය මේ වනවිට 92% ඉතිරි 8% වසර 2012 අවසන් වීමට පෙර.
මාධ්‍ය අංශය - විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්‍යාංශය
මේ වනවිට දිවයිනේ විදුලියනය 92%ක් බවට පත්කර ඇති බවත්, ඉතිරි 08%ක ප්‍රමාණය ලබන වසර අවසන් වීමට ප්‍රථම සම්පූර්ණ කළයුතු බවත්, ඒ වෙනුවෙන් සිය සේවය කැපවීමෙන් ඉටු කරන ලෙසත් විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්‍ය ගරු පාඨලී චම්පික රණවක මහතා ලංවිම ඉංජිනේරුවරුන්ගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටියේය. ඒ මහතා මෙම අදහස් පළ කළේ  ඊයේ (2011.08.18) දිවයිනේ විසිරී සිටින සියළුම ලංවිම විදුලි ඉංජිනේරුවරු වෙනුවෙන් පැවති සාකච්ඡාවකදීය. විදුලිබල අමාත්‍යාංශ පරිශ්‍රයේ පැවති මෙම සාකච්ඡාව වෙනුවෙන් ආර්ථීක කටයුතු පිළීබඳ අමාත්‍ය ගරු බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතාද සහභාගීවූ අතර දිවයිනේ මෙතෙක් විදුලිය පහසුකම් නොලැබූ අතිදුෂ්කර ග්‍රාමීය ජනතාවට විදුලිය සැපයීම කඩිනම් කිරීම, මෙම සාකච්ඡාවේ ඉලක්කගත... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/11)

15% of Broadland Hydro power plant expenditure to be reimbursed to the CEB.බ්‍රෝඩ්ලන්ඩ් ජලවිදුලි බලාගාරයේ මුළු පිරිවැයෙන් 15%ක ප්‍රතිපූරණයක් ලංවිමට හිමිවේ
Ministry of Power & Energy මාධ්‍ය අංශය - විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්‍යාංශය
Due to the construction work of the Broadland Hydro Power plant in the lower section of the Lakshapana complex, with a capacity of 35 MW and 126 GW to be added to the national grid, and not relesing harmful carbon emissions to the atmosphere, the CEB has earned the privilege of registering for the United Nations CDM program. The signing of agreements to obtain guidence was signed by the President of the Korean ecoeye organisation Jung Jae Soon and the Chairman of the CEB Prof. Wimaladharma Abeywickrema yesterday (2011.08.18).... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/11)

British High Commissioner pays respects at key Buddhist sites in Kandy
By Janaka Alahapperuma
The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, John Rankin visited Kandy and paid respects at key Buddhist sites in the sacred hill city recently. He paid his respect to the Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth Relic) and later visited the Asgiri and Malwatta Chapters to meet the Chief Prelates who are the custodians of the sacred Tooth Relic. The High Commissioner paid respects to the Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter, Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkhita Maha Nayaka Thero at the Asgiriya Monastery and the Chief Prelate of the Malwatta Chapter, Most Venerable Thibbotuwawe... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/11)

Sri Lanka Army to introduce Teakwondo Martial Art to youths in the North
By Janaka Alahapperuma
A grand show was displayed at the Alfred Duraiappah stadium last Sunday on 14 August to introduce teakwondo as a martial art to Jaffna youths by the Sri Lanka Army, Security Forces Headquarters- Jaffna. A special taekwondo show was performed by Korean teakwondo instructors and the sportsmen and women of the Army taekwondo pool, including those who have won medals at international events. The introduction ceremony took place with participation of distinguished guests and a large crowd of school children.   Sri Lanka Army decided to promote teakwondo in the Jaffna peninsula and players of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/11)

The Pentagon's "Salvador Option": The Deployment of Death Squads in Iraq and Syria
by Michel Chossudovsky
The following article is Part II of a three part series. Part I of this research focusses on the broad implications of a US-NATO "humanitarian" military campaign against Syria. The road to Tehran goes through Damascus. A US-NATO war on Iran would involve, as a first step, a destabilization campaign ("regime change") directed against Syria. An extended Middle East Central Asian war has been on the Pentagon's drawing board since the mid-1990s. As part of this extended war scenario, the US-NATO alliance plans to wage a military campaign against Syria under a UN sponsored "humanitarian mandate". Escalation... -Full Story-
(globalresearch.ca - 19/08/11)

9/11: "Honest Mistake" or BBC Foreknowledge of Collapse of WTC 7? Jane Standley Breaks Her Silence
by James Higham
The BBC’s Jane Standley said, in a later interview [below]: “It’s very unfortunate that this whole conspiracy – kind of – ridiculous situation has grown out of what’s really a very small and very honest mistake.”... -Full Story-
(globalresearch.ca - 19/08/11)

THE SENATE PROOF QUESTIONS ON NOTICE, Australian Federal Police (Question No. 680)
Vajeera Warnakulasuriya
Senator Mr.Bob Brown. Canberra, ACT  Dear Senator Brown,  In response to your THE SENATE PROOF QUESTIONS ON NOTICE, Australian Federal Police (Question No. 680) QUESTION on    Looking back at the formation of the LTTE in Sri Lanka, it is a well known fact, the Australian Adel Ann Wilby ex nurse who was also married to the senior Tamil Tiger leader (LTTE) Anton Balasingham is the mother of the Cyanide capsule suicide brigade. Australia can take pride in this creation!  She recruited the young girls to be the LTTE combatants, who were sent on suicide... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/08/11)

TERRORISM IN KARACHI
PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER
 Karachi, once the most prosperous, promising and developing financial hub of Pakistan is now at stake. The people of Karachi are left with nothing but a feeling of insecurity and uncertainty. Stray bullets and unidentified killers are ruling over this metropolitan city. In spite of their best efforts the provincial government, the police, the Rangers and even the leaders of various political parties have yet not succeeded in finding out the actual root cause of this blood shed. The city is turning to a land of horror and fright.  Some analysts are of the view that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/08/11)

Why did Tamils of North and East voted Terrorist proxy TNA ? and Has White West a Divine Mission on Earth ?
By Charles.S.Perera
The saddest day after the elimination of terrorism in Sri Lanka was the day  after the local government election  of the 23 June,2011, when the election  results of the  North and East of  Sri Lanka were announced. When I wrote  two days before the election, that the Local Government elections of the North and East which would certainly be favourable to the Government, would finally settle  the incessant  interference of the  West to destabilise Sri Lanka  and accuse the Government Forces for violation of human rights and war crimes, a reader commented, «  No disrespect, but this... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/11)

Amnesty International on post-war Sri Lanka
Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada
16 August 2011 The Editor, THE EMBASSY, Ottawa Sir: I am disappointed with Alex Neve , the Secretary-General of Amnesty International, with his opinion piece on Sri Lanka, as Amnesty International has always  had difficulty to acknowledge the positives on Sri Lanka when it comes to Human Rights. Here’s what he missed to inform your readers.  He says, “Early 2009 was a frightening, chilling time for hundreds of thousands of Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka. Trapped between an advancing Sri Lankan military offensive and the retreating armed opposition... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/11)

Masturbation: Myths and Facts
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.
Masturbation is a controversial topic which is diminutively discussed in the society following religious and moral issues. There are many myths associated with masturbation. Some myths are nonscientific, irrational and unnecessarily inducing fear. Often parents become confused and stressed when they come to know their teen age children engage in masturbation. Even for the teenagers it becomes an overly anxious self-indulging act that filled with guilt. What is masturbation? Can it cause health hazards? Is it good or bad? These are the puzzling questions asked by many people. Masturbation can be defined as an... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/11)

Gulf Air‘s winter schedule increases flights to and from Colombo
Airline to operate nine flights per week from 30 October
As part of its new winter schedule, Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air today announcedthat it will increase its flights to Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo to nine flights per week. Announcing the schedule that will come into effect from 30 October, Gulf Air Chief Commercial Officer Mr Karim Makhlouf said, “Our Colombo service, which we started last October with four flights a week,has been well patronised by our customers registering over 75% load factor consistently. We are also witnessing over 50% increase in traffic from key European cities as well... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/11)

It’s an extremely disgraceful incident, Rukmani Devi, former queen of silver screen was annoyed. Please allow her to “REST IN PEACE”
Claude Fernando,Brampton, Canada
Another shell-shocked news reported from Negombo in Sri Lanka. Late Rukmani Devi’s tombstone and safety fence removed and dislodged by  unscrupulous gang for unknown and unclear reason. Needles to say who Rukmani Devi was, to the living souls in Sri Lanka. Her talented and artistic performance and capabilities were excellent as a movie star as well as a popular songster. Thousand of people mourned and paid their last respect and gathered  to the same cemetery thirty three years ago( October 28th- 1978) to express their top level esteem. As an on looker and enthusiastic participant of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/11)

Filling a blank space in the literary map
 Kaleidoscope: An Anthology of Sri Lankan English Literature, Volume II  Ed. with an introduction by D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke, (Colombo: Vijitha Yapa, 2010) Pb: 978-955-665-107-2 $ 6.00 Available online www.vijithayapa.com
 Just as Sri Lanka, an island with an area of 65,610 sq km offers infinite variety from hailstones and conifers in Nuwara Eliya to palms and blazing beaches in Negombo and Bentota, this anthology offers as wide a range of genres, styles, materials and moods to stimulate and entertain the reader.       There is stark contrast between the restrained yet poignant ‘Sisters in Dignity’ and the bizarre hilarious satire of ‘Maleeshya’. We have... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/11)

LLRC and the future of Sri Lanka
C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D.
Eurocentric thinking Those who argued unjustly for a South Africa/Rwanda-type “truth and reconciliation commission” in Sri Lanka (impermanence and EhiPassiko as guiding principles Sinhala Buddhists never discriminated against their minority communities) disliked the LLRC from its inception,and tried to “humiliate” it by questioning the qualifications of its membership. In addition, several local politicians and foreign entities who had no courage to face the reality or admit their past and present mistakesdecided to boycott it (CFA -2002, the subject matter of LLRC, was described as the “greatest give-away in world’s history” by the Englishman Paul... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/08/11)

Sri Lanka: NDP, Liberals & Conservatives request for an Independent Inquiry
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada
15 August 2011  Editor  EMBASSY , Ottawa Sir: Kristen Shane’s article ‘Sri Lanka investigation calls about values or votes?’ (August 10), invariably produces two questions that need answers for the curious. Firstly, if according to 2006 census there are only 122,020 Canadians whose first language is Tamil, which would include the Canadians whose origins are not only Sri Lanka but also Tamil Nadu in India and Malaysia, then how is it that the Sri Lankan- Tamils in Toronto keep telling us that there are 300,000 Tamils in Canada... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/08/11)

The Tamil problem
Gunadasa Amarasekera
This document was presented by Gunadasa Amarasekera in his evidence before the Sinhala Commission last week  (12-Nov-1997)  The English language established a socio-economic class hegemony centred in the commercial capital Colombo, that has remained largely unchanged from colonial times. On the other hand, the continuing transfer of surplus money, knowledge and skills from the rural periphery to the mercantile centre led to rural underdevelopment and exploitation, and its inevitable consequences: impoverishment, unemployment, and a marginalised angry, frustrated, militant youth, impatient for the fruits of the affluence being flaunted by the privileged minority in the mercantile centre, Colombo.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/08/11)

THE ALLEGED MASS SCALE IDENTIY FRAUD IN AUSTRALIA BY ORGANISED TAMIL GANGS –AUSTRALIA MUST BAN THE TAMIL TIGERS AND THEIR AFFLIATED ORGANISATIONS AT LEAST NOW (QUITE BELATEDLY)
Media Release - SRI LANKA SUPPORT GROUP, CANBERRA
Re. news story about the Tamil Credit Card fraud in Australia amounting to approximately $200 million - it is widely believed that the Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers (LTTE) and/or their affiliated organistions  are behind the scam. Sri Lanka Support Group has vehemently lobbied the Australian Governments to ban  the Tamil Tigers as a Terrorist Group in Australia. Liberal’s Phillip Ruddock was adamant that he would not ban the Tigers. The same approach is now being followed by Labor’s Kevin Rudd. Australians are paying a high price for the lapses of our... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/08/11)

A Tribute to Britain's Rebels of the Future
Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling.
It is said that John Stuart Mill once rebuked Jeremy Bentham for being interested only in the question "Is it true?" Mill believed a more significant question was "What is the meaning of it?"(1) (Recall that Mill was a British philosopher and economist who believed in individual liberties instead of unlimited state control. He was also a proponent of Utilitarianism, or "the greatest good for the greatest number.") When British rioters flooded the streets over deferred opportunities and dreams, Prime Minister David Cameron should have asked "What is the meaning of it?" Instead, ruling... -Full Story-
(article.wn.com - 16/08/11)

Eastern Terror on the March
- Kumar Moses
One needs not be a prophet to foretell what happens and what will happen in the east. This is certainly not the continuation of the sudden spring spreading in parts of the world but a ludicrous spate of mob violence. Not even two days passed since the last episode of eastern terrorism emerged and there are many other similar events especially in the east. Manic mobs arbitrarily attack fellow human beings calling them “grease devils”. This barbaric madness fuelled by demonic following must stop forthwith. No one has the right to take the law into their... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/11)

Presentation of credentials of H.E. Ms. Tamara Kunanayakam
THE PERMANENT MISSION OF THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST
REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE IN GENEVA
 H.E. Ms. Tamara Kunanayakam presented her credentials to H.E. Mr. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva on the 9th of August 2011, accrediting her as Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland.  Welcoming the new Ambassador to the credential ceremony, the Director General commended the role played by Sri Lanka in the United Nations System, including the country’s contribution to the UN... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/11)

ආසනික් අර්බූදය තුලින් මතුවෙන නූතන ප්‍රාඥයා 1
චන්දුසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි.
අප දෛනිකව ප්‍රාඥයින් ලබන  ජාතියක් බවට පත්ව ඇත.  ආසනික් අර්බූදයත් සමගම නවතම ආකාරයක ප්‍රාඥයින් සමාජ දේහයට එක්වෙන මේ යුගයේ, ඔවුන් සම්බන්ධව අපගේ අවධානය යොමුකල යුතුම වකවානුවක අපි ජීවත් වෙමු.  මෙම  ප්‍රඥයන්ගේ ඉස්මතුවීම කියා පාන්නේ මෙරට ජන සමාජයට ආසනික් විසින් ඉතා ඉහල මෙහෙවරක් කර ඇති බවයි. විශේෂයෙන් ඉතා ඉහළ ස්ථරයක වැජඹෙන ප්‍රාඥයින් වදාරණ දෑ අවබෝධ කරගැනීම සදහා අපට වරක් දෙවරක් නොව, තෙවරක් ඉක්මවා ගිය වාර ගනනක් ඔවුන් පවසන දෑ, නැවත නැවත පුනරාවර්තනය කිරීමට සිදුවෙන අතර සමහරවිට ඊට එහා ගලායන වාර සංඛ්‍යාවක්ද, එසේත් අවබෝධ නොවන්නේ නම්, සෘජුවම එම ප්‍රාඥයාගෙන්ද විමසා අවබෝධ කරගන්නට සිදුවේ. මෑතකදී ඉස්මතුවූ එක් ප්‍රාඥයකුට අනුව,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/11)

You probably don't give too much thought to your high blood pressure, why, too busy?
Dr Hector Perera    England
Hypertension After all, your dad or granddad might have had problems with it, but they're in middle age and beyond. High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is an old man's disease.  High blood pressure hardly ever used to be diagnosed in people in their 20s, but now there are more cases than ever. It's no longer uncommon for men in their 30s to be treated for high blood pressure. "The fact is that men develop high blood pressure earlier than women and get it more," says Professor Graham Mac Gregor, chairman of the Blood... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/11)

Heart of the matter!
Dr. Tilak Fernando
In Sri Lanka when disciplined motorists get on to any public road they have to take life into their hands! In English it is expressed as, ‘bringing heart into the mouth’, which means one is petrified to such an extent that the heart begins to beat so fast that it practically comes into one’s throat! Talking of ‘the Heart’ as a subject, patients who suffer from heart ailments are able to live on synthetic hearts now due to advanced technology. The latest news comes from the UK where a 40 year old heart patient leaving Papworth... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/11)

65th Independence Day of Pakistan celebrates in Sri Lanka
Janaka Alahapperuma
The High Commission of Pakistan and the Pakistani community in Sri Lanka celebrated the 65th Independence Day of Pakistan with traditional fervor and resolve to make Pakistan a strong, dynamic progressive tolerant and democratic Islamic welfare state.   The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, H.E Seema Ilahi Baloch hoisted the national flag of Pakistan in an auspicious ceremony held at Pakistan High Commission in Colombo on 14 August to mark the occasion. Later, the messages of the President and the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan were read out to the participants.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/11)

Half hearted effort at beautifying the city
 By Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai Dehiwela.
It is nice to see many people have come forward to plant some greenery, place some pots on the bollards and make the city beautiful. But it seems to be a half hearted attempt and at some times it is bordering on stupidity, I am afraid.  Many a large pots on the bollards on W.A.Silva mawathe already are empty and are exhibiting only weeds. Whoever who placed them has no sense of gardening. They thought just buying some plants in pots and keeping them on the cement bollard will ensure them to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/11)

The humbling of President Obama: Lessons for the Third World
By Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D.(Michigan State University)
 The World breathed fresh air for once when President Obama won the US Presidential Election in 2008. The United States under President George W. Bush had got involved in two wars, one for Oil wealth in Iraq and another in Afghanistan in the quest of Osama Bin Laden, the alleged master mind of the 9/11 twin towers disaster. Both wars had ultimately became disasters of the Vietnam Type, where the only course of action is to pull out with some dignity. The economy was in the doldrums with high levels of unemployment and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/08/11)

Hillary Clinton ‘s visit to Tamil Nadu , was it an unintelligent Diplomatic move or was there an ulterior motive.
By Charles.S.Perera
 Hillary Clinton’s visit to Tamilnadu, undoubtedly has an undertone of ulterior motives, but how sinister they are, have to be examined before they surface into the open. Of course the US State Secretary’s itinerary had been prepared by none other than the Sri Lankan terrorist-lover Robert Blake, the US Assistant Secretary in Asia. If Blake puts his hand into a thing even remotely related to Sri Lanka it would be to pander his friends of the terrorist front Organizations of the Expatriate Tamils in USA.  There were many Indian States with women Chief Ministers in India which... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/08/11)

No Tamil Homelands – Part 3 – Sinhala Origin of the Word Jaffna, not Tamil
Dilrook Kannangara
The aim of the series of articles is to prove that there never were any Tamil homelands in Sri Lanka. Obviously Tamils lived in the island nation as long as the Sinhalese lived and every Tamil individual is entitled to the same rights as any other individual. Tamil racist websites and other propaganda machines are in full swing trying to prove there was a Tamil homeland in the island using hilarious claims. Although the truth is obvious, not encountering these hilarious claims gives them a walkover which must not be allowed. This attitude of ‘truth shall... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/08/11)

Western Misconceptions
By Amila Wijesinghe, United Arab Emirates
The international community, namely the western countries, have proved quite eager in their attempt to accuse the Sri Lankan government for heinous war crimes during the 30 year long civil war in the country. This can be seen from the recent media attacks towards the government, such as the recent airing of ‘Sri Lanka’s killing fields’ on Channel 4 in the UK. The presenter, Jon Snow, stated on this program that ‘both the government and the tiger rebels committed serious war crimes’. This represents a large proportion of the allegations that the Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/08/11)

Causes and Lessons from the British Riots
  By Hameed Abdul Karim-Courtesy The Island 
Riot policeman stand guard in Tottenham, north London, late Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, after two patrol cars were attacked by members of a community where a young man was shot dead by police on Thursday took to the streets to demand "justice." Officers had been attempting to carry out an arrest under the Trident operational command unit, which deals with gun crime in the black community, according to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. (AP) Long years ago I talked with a British educationist and asked him why it cost so much for a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/08/11)

Ups and Downs of a Rajapaksa Regime
by Gomin Dayasri                                                
The Mahinda Rajapaksa regime falls into three periods, all with their ups and downs. First, the period of JVP domination when 41 parliamentarians held a government to account; second, the golden era of triumphing over terrorism with MP’s of the UNP joining the fold; third, the post war period where the government is living off the glories of a military victory and befouling itself, yet, triumphing at elections due to the gratitude of the people and their allergy towards the UNP.  The single most momentous event that triggered the end of imposed controls of good governance... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/08/11)

The Lankans Seemed Disoriented At Hambantota.Hopefully Lessons Will Be Learnt Or Else The Price Could Be Costly!
Top Spin By Suni
August 14th 2011 The Sri Lankans at Hambantota as much as they did at Pallekelle seemed like a bunch of drunken sailors aboard a rudderless ship albeit celebrating two insignificant T20 wins yet unable to contain their opponents as they floundered away to their second ignominious ODI defeat in a row making their opponents look glorified when in reality they could in all probabilities have been beaten if the Lankans had put up a better performance without the pathetic hangdog like effort and the heart of the matter seems to be a combination of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/08/11)

Pardon given to Mrs. Abdul Careem Kanzul Maharifa
 PRESS RELEASE BY THE SRI LANKAN EMBASSY IN  UAE
It is with great pleasure that the Embassy of UAE announces the pardon given to Mrs. Abdul Careem Kanzul Maharifa who was accused of causing the death to a sponsor’s wife by repeatedly hitting her head and face with an ornamental pot and Sharia Court issued Capital punishment in 2006 on her.   She was arrested on 30th April 2006.  The case was appealed subsequently, but her acquittal was challenged by the public prosecution.  The Embassy and the External Affairs Ministry in Sri Lanka have been continuously working on this... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/08/11)

Indicted N.Y. Financier Gave Big to Hillary and Terror Charity
By RICHARD ESPOSITO, KRISTIN JONES, ANNA SCHECTER and BRIAN ROSS (
brianross) Oct. 16, 2009  [ Submitted by hela puwath: Worth reading again. - Go to the link below if you have tips, ideas for the ABC News Investigative Team - Be Serious!. ABC News Tip Line:  Do You Have an Idea for the ABC News Investigative Team? We're always looking for new stories. Use this space if you have inside knowledge of a story you think we should investigate.  -  We won't be able to take on every project, but we will read every message!  Please include in the... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 14/08/11)

A New Breed of Terrorists in the East Trying to Take Law into Their Dirty Hands
- Kumar Moses
A new breed of terrorists is emerging in the east. Blaming police ‘inaction’ they take the law into their own dirty hands and use it with a racist agenda. These criminal elements in the society must be identified and eliminated as soon as possible before it grows into a major cartel. Police ‘inaction’ doesn’t allow anyone to take law into their hands! There are set punishments for crimes. No additional or different punishments can be levied upon alleged culprits according to the fantasies of mobs. Even surrendered LTTE terrorists were subjected to the norms and laws... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/08/11)

71 කැරැල්ල 48 කොටස
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
 සර්නි විජේසූරිය 71 කැරැල්ල මර්ධනයේ ලා රහස් පොලිසියේ විශේෂ අංශයේ නිලධාරියෙකු වූ සර්නි විජේසූරිය මහතා විශේෂ කාර්ය භාරයක් කළේය. මම සර්නි විජේසූරිය මහතාගෙන් ඒ පිළිබඳව  විමසූ   අතර  ඔහු මට තතු පැවසුවේ මෙසේය.  ‘රහස් පොලිසියේ චේගුවේරා බියුරෝව ආරම්භ කිරීමෙන් පසු මම විජේවීර පිලිබඳව තොරතුරු එකතු කලා. විජේවීර හම්බන්තොට පොලිසිය මගින් අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීමෙන් පසුව මම ඔහුගෙන් ප‍්‍රශ්න කලා. මුලදි ඔහු හිටියේ හැම දේම ප‍්‍රතික්ෂේප කරන ස්වභාවයකින්. ඔහු පිළිබඳ කිසිම දෙයක් අපට කියන්න සූදානමක් තිබුනේ නැහැ.  මම මේ තත්වය ගැන උපකල්පනය කළා. එම නිසා විජේවීරට කථා කිීරීමට පෙර  ඔහු ලූමුම්බා විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයට යෑමට ප‍්‍රථම පාස්පෝට් කාර්යාලයට යවපු ඉල්ලූම්පත‍්‍රයේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/08/11)

Clinton on “How to Tackle Disinformation Campaign”-“The gentleman never wins, in this game!”
by hela puwath
 The following are some excellent material to study for those who have to face the media.   Bill Clinton, in spite of his and Hillary Clinton’s hostility to Sri Lanka, offers us some good training material.  Hopefully, our Defense and Foreign Service Departments have a “crash course” to train our people – this is war!  When we consider what our President and Defense Secretary achieved, in the two short years of taking office, finding a way to meet this new challenge of disinformation campaign, shouldn’t be that difficult.   The “gentleman” never wins, in this game. The interviewee... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/08/11)

Land mine free Sri Lanka: Army launches Mine Awareness Programme at Nagarkovil in Jaffna
By Janaka Alahapperuma
The Government of Sri Lanka completed the resettling of all internally displaced people (IDPs) after demining the lands earlier used by Tamil Tiger terrorists in Jaffna Peninsula. On successful completion of early resettlement, Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna has planned to launch a Mine Risk Education and Mine Awareness programmes in each and every village for all the newly resettled families to avert any unforeseen instances of mine-related incidents. Therefore Point Pedro based 521 Brigade of Security Forces Headquarters-Jaffna launched this worthy project recently for the civilians in Nagarkovil village to educate them on unexploded ordnance... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/08/11)

Rejoinder to Daily Mirror Editorial
Hameed Abdul Karim
Your description of Israel being an egalitarian state in your editorial (D.M. Tuesday 2 August 2011) is misplaced and misleading, because all along Israel has been more of a racist state than apartheid South Africa was according to the much respected Archbishop Desmond Tutu. From the moment of its creation Israel has tried its very best in so many cruel ways to expel Christians and Muslims from their ancestral homes the same way the European Nazis wanted to get rid of the Ashkenazi Jews living among them. The Nazis wanted to create a Europe free of Jews... -Full Story-
(hameed247.blogspot.com - 13/08/11)

England- From model to muddle; from self assumed show case to public refuse bin
By Mario Perera, Kadawata
Cameron labelled the social classes involved in the London riots as being ‘sick’. Some others called them ‘wild beasts’. The media wrote of the rioters of London as a generation with no hope and nothing to lose. If such is what they are, then whose fault is it? There was someone arguing on BBC of families having abdicated their responsibility towards their progeny. But families too fit into a political, social, economic and religious framework, do they not? Now who models this background? By using his particular designation to categorize his targets, Cameron strikes out... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/08/11)

LONDON IS BURNING-COLOMBO in TRANQUIL
Malin Abeyatunge
 An innocent unarmed black man named Mark Duggan shot by the Metropolitan Police has sparked off violent riots starting from Tottenham and spreading to other London suburbs . According to latest news, it has now been spread to Birmingham, Liverpool, Bristol , Nottingham, Manchester and to some other countryside big cities. This is a repetition of Broadwater Farm incident in 1985. This is what Wikipedia says about the Broadwater Farm Riots Quote “On 5 October 1985 a young black man, Floyd Jarrett, was arrested by police, having been stopped in a vehicle with an allegedly suspicious tax... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/08/11)

In UK., USA., Norway 'KARMIC FORCES' at work !
Dr.P.A.Samaraweera, Australia
On Friday in London the dust had settled after the riots. There was calm 'after ' the storm. The govt claims the rioting was for theft. But it is much deeper than that. The 4 days of rioting in London cost 100's of millions of dollars and the city was in absolute mayhem. It all started with the alleged shooting of Mark Duggan whom the Police expected to be armed. According to reports, it is not clear whether the victim opened fire or even drew a weapon, when the Police stopped him.  His defacto wife had said... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/08/11)

Crime & Punishment. Punishing a Country for a Crime of a Few!
Prof. Hudson McLean
Under the leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his hawk-eyed brother Colonel Gothabhaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka was liberated from a three decade cancer of Terrorism. Some observers have different descriptions, call it what you like, but it was Terrorism! Several countries demonstrated their hidden Agenda when the patriotic Defense Forces crushed Terrorism and routed its scum leadership with every single means available, by calling for various investigations to belittle the Leadership of Sri Lanka. Whoever, who is above us, the insignificant human beings, be it God, Buddha, Allah, the Hindu Diety or Jesus Christ, might not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/08/11)

Rule Brittania - By Home Grown Terrorists Wearing Balaclava
Prof. Hudson McLean
The Rich Sick Society - Bonnie & Clyde wannabe! Whatever is said and done, last weeks events throughout the United Kingdom of Great Britain made one thing very clear! Criminality, violence, gang thievery has lifted its ugly head, and must be decapitated immediately. Those who were found guilty should-; 1: Pay financial penalties to compensate losses, 2: Prison sentence - Boot Camp 3: Passports confiscated, denied or impounded, 4: Curfew between 1800 - 0600 5: Wear a Tagging Bracelet and report to Police once every 5-7 days 6: Grounded in his/home area for indefinite period. 7:... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/08/11)

Why The Self Appointed Pundits of Tamil Nadu And Their Meaningless Cacophony About Sri Lanka Sound Monotonous And Embarrassing to India!
Lankaweb Weekly Editorial
August 12th 2011  The pundits of Tamil Nadu  led by their ignominious spokesperson Vaiko has once again started his endless cacophony about Sri Lanka which is becoming not only monotonous but    annoying to Sri Lanka presently making a whole hearted attempt to attend to all her citizens' needs including the Tamils in post insurgency Sri Lanka where it is becoming plainly apparent that the man who never gives up his yelpings about the woes of Tamils only has one objective in mind namely the continued aggravation ( with the added baying of a few other hounds of Baskerville type repute from his... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/08/11)

Amnesty International: Channel 4's Sri Lanka's Killing Fields
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester. Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada
11  August 2011  Mr. Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International, Laurier Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario. Dear Alex Neve: I appreciate it very much for you to find time out of your extremely busy work in office to respond to my letter.  And I am sincere when I say that and I thank you. But all what I can tell you is, No…no…no…I don’t agree with the majority of what you said.  There have been moments when I was even resentful and I don’t want you to second guess... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/08/11)

SRI LANKAN TAMIL TERRORISTS vs AUSTRALIAN CATTLE -CHANNEL 4 VIDEO Vs ABC FOUR COURNERS VIDEO
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
The two notorious videos released in England and Australia in recent months have targeted Sri Lankan Defence forces and Indonesian Abattoirs. The Channel 4 video had been produced with the sole intention of discrediting the Sri Lankan government and to tarnish its image internationally. Sri Lankan government has thus far produced overwhelming evidence to prove that the video released on June 14 this year titled “Sri Lankan Killing Fields” was a fake. The forensic tests have thus far proved that the script of this “Film” was not authentic.  On May 30, 2011, the Brendan... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/08/11)

‘C4 undermining SL’s peace-building’ - BJP National Convenor
Rodney MARTINESZ
National Convenor (External Affairs Cell) of India’s main Opposition Bharathiya Janatha Party Sheshadri Chari yesterday slammed Britain’s Channel 4 for what he said was an attempt to poison the conducive environment that is now being built between the government and the Tamil population for peace and reconciliation. In an exclusive interview with the Daily News, Chari said the “Channel 4 documentary which in any case does not appear to be made on any verifiable proof was derogatory in nature and only helps in vitiating the atmosphere (of peace building).” Sheshadri Chari ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/08/11)

Defence Ministry deserves plaudits
Ranjith Soysa
In countering Ch 4 and AI 's abominable white lies fabricated to blacken Sri Lanka as a killing field , the Defence Secretary and his staff 's informative and positive statement covering most of the issues is a stitch in time. In addition the video ' Lies agreed upon'  should open the eyes of Sri Lanka bashers who refused to see the wood for the trees. While congratulating the Defence Ministry for the step taken we hope and pray that Ministry of Foreign Affairs and SL Embassies will make use of all the links they have in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/08/11)

Build friendship bridge among students: Puthumadam students meet new friends from Panagoda Army School
 By Janaka Alahapperuma
A group of teachers and students of the Army school in Panagoda paid a goodwill visit to Puthumadam Roman Catholic Primary School in Inuvil, Jaffna last Sunday on 07 July. This visit was organized by the 513 Brigade of the Security Forces Headquarters – Jaffna as an ongoing coordination programme for last two years to build the friendship bridge among students between the North and South. This worthy project was introduced by the Sri Lanka Army, Security Forces Headquarters under the leadership of Commander of the Security Forces- Jaffna, Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe. Twenty teachers... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/08/11)

DOES RAJ RAJARATNAM DESERVE ANY LENIENCY FOR THE WORST WHITE COLLAR CRIME EVER COMMITTED IN THE HISTORY OF UNITED STATES?
Malin Abeyatunge
The latest reports from Reuters say that Raj Rajaratnam ‘s lawyers are seeking leniency for the worst ever white collar crime in the history of States committed by him. The lawyers have given some flimsy reasons such as ill health and his philanthropically acts. It is alleged that thousands of letters have received of his generosity and portray him as a philanthropists. Is he painted as a modern Robin Hood? Does robbing from one source and giving to another source qualifies to be a Philanthropist? The lawyers have cited in their memo that donations of more than... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/08/11)

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapksa gets Honorary Doctorate from China
One Sri Lanka Peace Watch
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapksa has been conferred with an honorary doctorate by the University of Foreign Studies, Beijing, China today (Aug 11).  The president has also declared open the new Sri Lanka Research Center at the University this morning. Chancellor of the University, Professor Chen speaking at the occasion has said the steps being taken by the Sri Lankan President would help not only to improve the educational ties between Sri Lanka and China but also to strengthen peace in the world. President Rajapaksa is on a 4-day official visit to China ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/08/11)

UNIFIED BRANDING IN TOURISM INDUSTRY
Sarath Wijesinghe  LL.M ( London) Solicitor - Ambassador of Sri Lanka to United Arab Emirates
 Combined Publicity Programme  The Government’s plan to formulate a combined publicity programme to build a unified brand for Sri Lanka tourism  is well timed and one of the brilliant steps taken in the right direction.  It is noted that the project to be named as Tourism Promotion Programme (TPP).  Currently Sri Lanka is on the zenith in the field of tourism as one of the most sought for destinations.  This does not mean that Sri Lanka has the monopoly on tourism.  It is true... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/08/11)

Sinhala family in the South donates 1500 books to Jaffna library
 By Janaka Alahapperuma
Jaffna Library received another round of generous donation of 1500 books from new supporters, this time a Sinhala family in Nugegoda, Colombo. With sheer intention of quenching the thirst for knowledge of Jaffna students and other interested readers, a generous family in the south donated a volume of valuable books to the Jaffna Library recently. The donation coordinated by the Security Forces Headquarters- Jaffna included 1500 books on various disciplines such as a set of encyclopedia, novels, famous story books for children and a rare collection of educational books. The latest donation by Mr. Vipula... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/08/11)

අගමැති කැමරන් ලන්ඩනයේ කලහකාරීන්ගේ නියෝජිතයින් සමග වහාම සාකච්ඡා ඇරඹිය යුතුයි.
නිශාන්ත ශී‍්‍ර වර්ණසිංහ මාධ්‍ය හා ප‍්‍රචාරක ලේකම්
බි‍්‍රතාන්‍යයේ බහුවාර්ගික ජනතාවක් ජිවත්වන ටොටෙන්හැම් පළාතේ අපරාධ කල්ලියක් මර්දනය කිරීමට පොලීසිය කළ වෙඩි තැබීමකදී එයට කිසිදු සම්බන්ධතාවයක් නැති අහිංසක තරුණයෙකු පොලිස් වෙඩි පහරින් මියයාමත් සම`ග ටොටෙන්හැම් පළාත පුරා ප‍්‍රචණ්ඩ කි‍්‍රයා කොල්ලකෑම්, ගිනිතැබීම් සිදුවෙමින් ඇත. පොලිස් වෙඩිපහරින් අහිංසක තරුණයෙකු මරාදැමීමට විරෝධය පළ කරමින් මෙම කැරළිකාරී තත්ත්වය හා ජනතා නැගිටීම සිදු වී ඇත. මේ වන විට ලිවර්පූල්, බර්මින්හැම්, බි‍්‍රස්ටන්, පෙකම්, ලෙවිශ්හෑම්, කොයිඩෝන් හා 2012 ඔලිම්පික් උත්සවය පැවැත්වීමට නියමිත හැක්නි පළාත දක්වා ගැටුම් පැතිර යමින් ඇත. පොලීසිය සම`ග දරුණු ගැටුම් සිදුවෙන අතර කැමරන්  පාලනය කදු`ඵ ගෑස්, රබර් උණ්ඩ හා ජලප‍්‍රහාර එල්ල කරමින් විරෝධතාකරුවන් මර්ධනය කිරීමට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/08/11)

An identical article appeared in ‘Khalije Times’ and ‘India Today’.
Herold Leelawardena
An identical article appeared in ‘Khalije Times’ and ‘India Today’. Later says the writer is a man named Priyamvatha. I do not know this Priyamvatha from Adam. But one thing I could say for sure form its contents is that, Priyamvatha is a part of rump LTTE or is hired by them.  Whatever it is, it is rather pity he hadn’t made his trip immediately after IPKF left Sri Lanka for he would have witnessed hundreds if not thousands of true accounts of atrocities committed by illiterate Indian javans and not pseudo ones as he presented... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/08/11)

Cage Free Hens! If Europe can do it so can we!
Written by Maneka Gandhi
May 09, 2011 at 10:17 PM In 2012 battery cages for chickens will be formally outlawed in the Europe Union . Finland, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Norway have already banned battery hen cages. This decision comes as a result of the sustained campaigns by millions of Europeans. Unfortunately in India , the animal welfare groups have not yet taken up the cause of animals raised for food. Fifteen years ago, I went to court to protest the working of Idgah, the main slaughterhouse of Delhi . The Supreme Court shut it down. Fifteen years... -Full Story-
(andamanchronicle.com - 12/08/11)

A "Humanitarian War" on Syria? Military Escalation. Towards a Broader Middle East-Central Asian War?
by Michel Chossudovsky
"As I went back through the Pentagon in November 2001, one of the senior military staff officers had time for a chat. Yes, we were still on track for going against Iraq, he said. But there was more. This was being discussed as part of a five-year campaign plan, he said, and there were a total of seven countries, beginning with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia, and Sudan." General Wesley Clark An extended Middle East Central Asian war has been on the Pentagon's drawing board since the mid-1990s. As part of this extended war scenario,... -Full Story-
(globalresearch.ca - 12/08/11)

PEACE DIVIDENDS
By Sarath Wijesinghe
There is absolute peace in Sri Lanka  There is absolute peace in Sri Lanka.  Britain is now at greater risk from mob attacks  than Sri Lanka. According to a research and reality the threat of terrorism in UK and  USA is much more than that of Sri Lanka.  Peace is a basic requirement for stability, investment, tourist promotion and image building for a nation.  There is no incident of terrorism  anywhere in Sri Lanka  since the eradication of terror regime from the Sri Lankan soil two years ago.  This is a record and it is hoped... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/08/11)

Hail Plottner
Guptila de Silva
I sent the following to the German Ambassador in Sri Lanka His Excellency Jens Plottner, Ambassador for Germany in Colombo. Your Excellency, I refer to the news item appearing in the local papers on a comment you supposedly have made during the unrest in the FTZ in Sri Lanka. In the event you have not had time to read this, the link to article is given below. http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=32077 In particular, I refer to the para "The Defence Secretary said that those critical of the Sri Lankan police tackling violent groups could see what was going... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/08/11)

MOB RULE OR RULE BY THE MOB
Sarath Wijesinghe LL.M (London) Solicitor-Attorney-at-Law
Ancient Rome  In ancient Rome military did not exist that could have dealt with a revolt.  City then consisted of around 200,000 civilians.  Weapons used were crude not sophisticated and somewhat primitive.  There was constant need to feed the people.  Due to hardships and sufferings mobs emerged.  when the Government is ineffective it lost the power and  credibility.   Anarchy  Mob rule is anarchy.  Today Governments maintain credibility based on reputation.  News spread worldwide instantaneously with a click of a mouse as a result of modern IT and technology.  Middle East Mob Rule was ignited... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/08/11)

Piece for peace
 mettena cittena
Dear Sir, Sri Lanka continues to be haunted by people who are least interested by the immense sufferings experienced by one to two generations of Tamils who do not know another life other than war, conscription to fight government forces, hatred towards the Sinhalese, etc. The fight, prosecution attempts, rhetoric continues at the UN, at the Western government fronts, Human Rights Councils, etc while street wisdom dictates that these people need assistance to restart their lifes, livelihoods, and build bridges between the Sinhalese and Tamils by more exchanges, communication between both communities and overcoming the language barrier through cultural programs,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/08/11)

Cataract is not a disease!
By Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai Dehiwela.
I often get patients seeking second opinion about cataract surgery. They often are told they have cataract and they need to be operated, sometime immediately, sometimes at great cost too. When a doctor says “You have cataract! many think “I must get it out.  I have had patients who have burst into tears when told that they have cataract! This is because they feel it is a disease, and need to be taken out in the very beginning. They feel as if it is cancer or a growth. The truth is far... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/08/11)

“English riots need deeper solution than police and military”
Four people have now been confirmed dead as rioting moves across the UK. Richard Seymour, a British writer and activist told RT those who are calling for militaristic solution to the unrest are missing the real source of the problem. ­“David Cameron was on holiday, the Metropolitan Police was in serious crisis over the hacking scandal. In addition to that the Metropolitan Police has spent a generation trying to repair some of the damaged relations with black communities in this country. The last thing they need now is to fritter all that work away,” he said. Seymour also said he... -Full Story- (rt.com - 10/08/11)

Russia won’t recognize Libyan rebels – Lavrov
Russia has refused to recognize the Libyan rebels as the only legitimate authority in the war-torn country and has criticized the US and other nations for taking such a step. ­“We do not share this position for one simple reason – this position again means that those behind the recognition are fully siding with one political force in the Libyan civil war. This again means that those who took this decision are pursuing a policy of isolation, in this case, the isolation of Tripoli,” he said. The foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, was explaining Russia’s stance on the issue at a... -Full Story- (rt.com - 10/08/11)

Bulgarian UNESCO Head Condemns NATO Attack on Libyan TV
The Director-General of UNESCO, Bulgarian Irina Bokova, has criticized NATO's attack on Libyan State broadcasting facilities on 30 July as unacceptable. Bokova is condemning the death of three media workers in the air strike against Al Jamahiriya TV which also left 21 people injured. "I deplore the NATO strike on Al-Jamahiriya and its installations," the Director-General said in a special statement. "Media outlets should not be targeted in military actions. UN Security Council Resolution 1738 (2006) condemns acts of violence against journalists and media personnel in conflict situations.... -Full Story- (novinite.com - 09/08/11)

Ranil is not the culprit
By Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai Dehiwela.
The grand old party UNP is no more. All what we have is just the name and the old fame. It is a party of namesake. Everyone blames Ranil for the downfall of the once great party, poor Ranil. What can Ranil do? If he has no leadership qualities, If he does not have the vision or does not know the mission to take the party forward, if he has no gumption to oppose the government MPs when they do injustice openly, if he has no self respect to step down when... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/08/11)

“I support in enhancing long established UK-Sri Lanka relationships”, says new British Deputy HC in Colombo
 By Janaka Alahapperuma
New British Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Mr Robbie Bulloch said “I’m delighted to take up post as Deputy High Commissioner (DHC) in Colombo at a time of such great potential for Sri Lanka. I look forward to supporting the High Commissioner and the rest of the team in enhancing long established UK-Sri Lanka relationships.” He made these remarks when he assumed his duties as Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka recently. Robbie Bulloch replaced the DHC vacancy created after left Sri Lanka. Ex- teacher and a probation officer in London, he has a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/08/11)

Treading on a Buddhist-Hindu Axis
By Gomin Dayasri
 Buddhism and Hinduism live in harmony beside each other in most shrines in Sri Lanka: devotees of both religions worship in tandem at the same site. The cultural bondage arising from the Hindu-Buddhist traditions ingrained in our social system is a robust meeting place of a dual civilization.From astrology to auspicious times, from celebrating New Year to exorcising evil spirits the temple and kovil are on the same wavelength. True, it is live culture that ties the two strands rather than its religious dogma. Yet the driving force is the religious fervor.  Christian and Catholics whether Sinhalese... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/11)

Dangers of India's business in Sri Lanka
Shenali Waduge
With the dawning of peace upon a nation that withstood 3 decades of terror, Sri Lanka is looking towards development & aiming at economic revival. While lobbying foreign investors to invest in Sri Lanka, it is no surprise to see India engage its neighbor – this time from the economic front.  Indians are no strangers to Sri Lanka & with peace Indian companies are keener than ever to put their foot into Sri Lanka through various development projects in the goods & service sectors as well as through Indian labor into Sri Lanka. Most of these... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/11)

US intrusion into Sri Lankan air territories
by Dr. Chandana Jayalath
The airspace covering a state's land territory and its adjacent territorial waters is what defined by the national space that offers the sovereign state a large degree of control over foreign air traffic. In Sri Lanka, it is a range of 200 nautical miles covering 380 kilometers of airspace. While civil aviation is normally allowed passage under international treaties, foreign military and other state aircrafts do not have a right to free passage through another state's national airspace. Accepted international norms require, anyone wanting to use the country’s air space to file flight plans and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/11)

Dengue on the rise, so what are we going to do?
By Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai
Isn’t it amazing how a tiny little organism can hold the mankind practically hostage? The minute little virus which we cannot even see with our naked eyes causing havoc amidst us.  Even the mosquitoes being so small and so powerful. It is said that mosquito is the creature through which most number of deaths are caused.  Des it shows we are powerless against them? Not really. These just shows how stupid man can even know very well the way to overcome them, he does not act. He is either too lazy, or too... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/11)

Woodstock
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge
In 1969, a monumental music festival changed our world. More than half a million people came together - united in a message of peace, openness and cultural expression – and demonstrated how a generation could be heard. Today, Woodstock lives on. The original producers of the historic festival continue to carry forward the Woodstock ethos by identifying social, environmental and political causes, organizing communities around them, developing products for those communities, and encouraging creative expression.  (John Roberts Woodstock Convention)    Near Bethel NY Three Days of Peace & Music Half -million souls gathered Towards one direction  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/11)

Daegu - an example to the world
Dr.Tilak Fernando
Commonwealth Games Evaluation Commission chairman Louis Martin and the Chief Executive Mike Hooper, visited Sri Lanka in June 2011 to assess Hambantota as a potential city to host the XXl Commonwealth Games to be held in 2018. Subsequent to this recent news item, my Korean friend Doo Won Lee, based in Sri Lanka, elucidated me on how and to what extent Korean city of Daegu, with a population of 2.5 million, prepared for the IAAF World Championships at a cost around USD 2.4 billion - (cost reduction due to the existing Stadium which has been already constructed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/11)

Sri Lankans picket ABC
Posted August 07, 2011 13:19:55 About 200 people have protested at the ABC building in Sydney over a program that alleged Sri Lankan government atrocities against Tamils.... -Full Story- (abc.net.au - 08/08/11)

Music against the UN
News Now.lk speaks to singer Rukshan Perera regarding his song against the UN and the channel 4 video... -Full Story- (https:/youtube.com/ - 08/08/11)

The tears of Kumaratunga kids – Oh, what a feeling!
 H. L. D. Mahindapala
Whenever Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga (CBK) opens her mouth it reminds me of her own characterization of the way Ranil Wickremesinghe (RW) talks. Tired of getting nowhere with RW in their numerous talks to arrive at a formula to solve the north-south conflict she said: “Ranil katha karanney katin nowei” (Ranil does not speak with his mouth) meaning that he speaks through an unmentionable part of his anatomy located roughly a span or so beneath the navel but slightly off-centre. CBK’s latest speech delivered at Justice Palakidnar Memorial Oration in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 24... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/11)

Vandalism of Sinharaja Forest
Sunil Vijayapala Australia
We read a disturbing report in Sunday Times of 31 July 2011, about a proposal to build a road near Sinharaja Forest, an area under LRC.   If it is true we wish to know who initiated this and who authorised this project.  We quote from the article ‘……a considerable area of forest patch is to be cleared under this project, although the Central Environmental Authority had not carried out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and the Forest Department too seemed to be silent on the issue’.  What?  Are we living in the 21st century? We... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/11)

Sinharaja forest reserve desecrated: Rajapakse family accused of destroying national heritage for personal benefit
By Nirmala Kannangara
Illegal road slicing through World Heritage site Namal Rajapakse said to be behind project which will destroy virgin rain forest Rajapakses’ political bulldozing deals death blow to endemic species of fauna and flora Environment Conservation Trust vows to take legal action Govt official refutes allegations Rajapakse family involved.The proposed illegal construction of a road brutally slicing through one of Sri Lanka’s World Heritage Sites and masterminded by President Mahinda Rajapakse’s eldest son Namal Rajapakse has conservationists and natural scientists in a furor. Sponsors of the illegal construction claim they have obtained Road Development Authority approval a... -Full Story-
(lankaindependent.com - 07/08/11)

Minister Warns TNA "Don’t Play Politics At Expense Of Tamils" -And Endorses The Thoughts Of Many Angered Citizens!
Insight By Sunil Kumar
Aug.7th 2011  The Previous contents of Insight By Sunil Kumar dated 4th August relating to the Tamil National Alliance needs to be reiterated in retrospect as almost coincidental with what The Government  has indicated that it would not meet TNA’s 10-day ultimatum to keep talks on devolution on track with Economic Affairs . Minister Basil Rajapaksa has unequivocally lambasted the TNA (once and perhaps even now a front for the defunct LTTE) for playing politics at the expense of the Tamil community. A call which needs to be echoed from the mountain tops to be heard throughout the land for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/11)

Time to Act against Road Accidents; the No 1 Local Killer in Sri Lanka
by Dr. Chandana Jayalath
The world’s highest rate of road accidents has been reported in Saudi Arabia not because of bad roads but uncontrollable over-speed with the increased motorization rate of vehicle per 1000 population. During the period from 1971 to 1994, the number of traffic accidents was increased by 30 times. The next in line is Sri Lanka, more or less on the similar reason. By comparison, 1,605 people died in road accidents in Australia last year, a country of 21 million, according to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. Nearly half a million people were killed or injured... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/11)

Post Combat Reactions among the Sri Lankan Soldiers
Dr. Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.
 I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.  Plato  Combat experiences are often traumatic. After exposing to combat related events many soldiers undergo dramatic behavioral and personality changes. Following the 30 year war in Sri Lanka many soldiers have experienced Post combat reactions that changed their psychological makeup significantly. Some of these post combat reactions were easy to detect and some were hidden for long years. The veterans can experience a vast range of post combat reactions... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/11)

PEACE PROCESS – A DIFFERENT APPROACH
W. Samarasinghe Katugastota Sri Lanka
Although over two years have elapsed since destruction of the LTTE war machine, we have not been able to find a solution to the basic issues leading to the conflict in spite of deliberations which spanned over a number of decades. It is universally recognized that durable peace could be achieved only if we could arrive at a solution, reasonable and acceptable to all parties involved, the Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim and other communities residing in our country. Why we have been bogged down in our efforts is mainly due to our inability to reach... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/11)

"Keep Your Hands Off Maj. Gen. Jagath Dias!"
 Janaka Yagirala
To:Christoph Wiedmer, Director of The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) Philip Grant, Director of TRIAL (Tracking Impunity Always) Keep Your Hands Off Maj. Gen. Jagath Dias!
War crimes are indeed a sad thing, sadder still is when hearsay allegations against some are taken up with so much international trumpeting while real heinous war crimes go on around the world with absolute (yes indeed absolute) impunity. Lets be frank and get straight to the point, to the “western world” (the US, lapdogs of Western Europe and bootlicking mongrels in the rest of the world), any nation,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/11)

Food poisoning bacteria on rice
Dr Hector Perera   England
Home or away  The staple diet of Asians is rice and the Westerner’s, bread, pasta and spaghetti but how many of us are aware that there are bacteria living on these food substances. Food poisoning can happen to anyone, by eating at hotels or even at home. I must say the tourists’ hotels in Sri Lanka are really attractive, well presented, all are welcomed. Since I haven’t being to one of them quite recently, a few of us visited one in Colombo Fort. They had plenty of choices and we decided to visit Sri Lankan... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/11)

Stupidity of Some Tamil Nadu Politicians
Jay Deshabandu
The Channel 4’s fabricated video of pack of lies and the Sri Lankan government’s factual video of “Lies Agreed Upon” are now on the International media. The hate and pro violence groups that are against Sri Lankans are in fact at propaganda war today.  The losers are so desperate that they would use any lie to discredit the government.  First, it started at the Darusman’s report which was based again on the reports of hearsay and propaganda units of LTTE operating still in the Western countries.  Some Tamil Nadu politicians who are envy of Sri Lankans having... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/11)

US fighter jets intrude into Lankan air space
Govt. to protest; combat planes believed to be from the Seventh Fleet
By Leon Berenger The government will protest to the United States over the intrusion of Sri Lanka’s air space by a squadron of ten fighter jets. The Sunday Times learns that the protest will be handed over to the US Embassy in Colombo by the Ministry of External Affairs. “What we are trying to establish is whether the US fighter jets had violated the oceanic air space or the territorial part of it,” Civil Aviation Director Genera H. M. C. Nimalsiri told... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/11)

ANDERS BEHRING BREIVIK, IS HE A REBEL OR A TERRORIST?
Mahinda Weerasinghe  Author of :  Mission to Oslo
UD ------ stand for Norwegian Foreign office GOSL--- for Government of Sri Lanka 22nd July 2011 a Friday started as an ordinary day. It was drizzling and wet in Oslo; so the Frogner Park tour, which we had planned to do, was cancelled.  The day before had been warm and sunny and nice, and we expected it to continue until Friday. But overnight the weather had turned gloomy, cloudy and worse, wet. So I somehow dragged myself out into the TV room and switched on the NRK 1channel, which is the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/11)

Sri Lankan legislator claims cyanide in addition to Arsenic and Mercury found in pesticides
Athureliya Rathana  Thero - A Buddhist monk legislator
COLOMBO, Aug. 4 -- A Sri Lankan government legislator said Thursday that researchers have found cyanide mixed in pesticides imported in Sri Lanka for farming. Athureliya Rathana Thero, a Buddhist monk legislator in the government told reporters that the research was carried out at a Malaysian laboratory. Sri Lankan university academic Channa Jayasumana alongside with Thero said cyanide was found in pesticides imported from Germany, Switzerland and Europe. "These had high content of arsenic, mercury and cyanide and can have damaging side effects such as sensory impairment, disturbed sensations, lack of coordination,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/11)

Secret Wars of the CIA: John Stockwell Lecture (Part 1 to 16)
War is Business and business is Class War, this is the socio-economic insanity and historic limit of world capitalism. The wage slavery of immense humanity shackled in wage slavery is the template of the tyranny of the Monetary servitude and exploitation of immense humnaity.A democratic majority movement for a world of cooperation for our common needs and well being. CIA is another institution in control of the criminal ruling elite to keep their grip on power. The revolution is on Secret Wars of the CIA: John Stockwell Lecture (Part 1)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJIC7-DnLtg&feature=related   Secret Wars of the CIA: John... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 05/08/11)

Sri Lanka pilgrims attacked by Tamil Tiger residuals – An emerging threat that we should be all aware
One Sri Lanka Peace Watch 
A news report appeared on The Island on Thursday (Aug 4) said that Tamil Tiger activists have carried out an attack at a group of Sri Lankan Pilgrims in Purawasakulam , Chennai India on Wednesday (Aug 4).  The report said “The attackers, numbering around 15-20, dressed in shorts and T-shirts displaying the LTTE symbol, had stormed the Earavas hotel where the pilgrims were staying and ordered them to remove the T-shirts they were wearing with Sinhala lettering. They then set the clothes on fire”.  According to the report the attacked group consisted of 85... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/11)

DON’T USE SRI LANKA FOR OWN POLITICAL GAINS
 Friends of Sri Lanka (Canada) PRESS RELEASE -
 (August 4, 2011) RE:  DON’T USE SRI LANKA FOR OWN POLITICAL GAINS We the members of Friends of Sri Lanka (Canada) condemn the statement made by New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP) on Sri Lanka, on August 3rd 2011. We are saddened by the fact that NDP is trying to make use of Sri Lanka, for own political gains rather than helping Sri Lanka to recover from 30 years of terrorism. We also urge NDP not to trap into Tamil Tiger slogans and not to jeopardise not only Sri Lanka’s reconciliation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/11)

War Crimes in Sri Lanka
Warna Hettiarachchi Canada
Mr. Bob Rae, Office of the Liberal Leader Canada  Mr. Rae,  With your below statement, it is obvious how you are planning to beg for the Tamil Diaspora voted from Toronto East communities to try and get at least a decent defeat, unlike the humiliating one you were slapped with during the last federal election.  As a Conservative Canadian, I can assure you that you and your liberal party will not win a Canadian election for a LONG time as Canadians are not as easy to fool as you thought. You are trying to cater to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/11)

NDP and AI wants Canada to take the role to persecute Sri Lanka
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada
4 August 2011 The Editor. EMBASSY, Ottawa Sir: You reported that, “On Aug. 3, NDP Human Rights critic Wayne Marston and NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan, the first Tamil-Canadian elected to Parliament, will join AI Canada Secretary-General Alex Neve in calling for Canada to pressure the UN to create an independent body to investigate war crimes committed during the war.  Their demand comes after BBC documentary entitled Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields allegedly showed evidence of war crimes perpetrated during the conflict.” Please, not so quick Canada. These three people... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/11)

TNA Getting Carried Away Over Their Residual Local Polls Win And Losing Rationality!
Insight By Sunil Kumar
4th August 2011 Give them an inch and suddenly they demand a mile! Typical of the former LTTE proxy the TNA which seems to be getting carried away with their residual local council polls win in the North of Sri Lanka.and whats more! they are trying to alter the definitive meaning of the term Minority to suit their requirements which is not only laughable but portrays them for who they really are, a conniving bunch of pro Eelam supportives who still have sympathisers who vote for them and need to be educated about the difference... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/11)

NDP seeks justice for Tamils
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada
4 August 2011  The Editor (Letters)  THE OTTAWA CITIZEN Sir: “NDP seeks ‘justice for Tamils – UN probe sought into war crimes”, you said (August 4).  This is embarrassing coming out of  a Canadian political party, that obviously do not realize, that they are talking of the minority Tamil community (3.9% now)  in Sri Lanka which has more millionaires than the majority Sinhalese (74%)  in Colombo’s capital region,  a minority Tamil group which has overrun the Sinhalese population in the capital of Colombo as the Tamils represent 41% of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/11)

NO PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN WITHOUT TALIBAN
PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER
 If Afghanistan is a problem there is no other solution to this problem but negotiations with Taliban. Without taking Taliban into confidence, the desire for peace and prosperity in Afghanistan would always remain an unfulfilled dream. Since very after the American intrusion in Afghanistan, Pakistan has always been advocating the same solution but unluckily none of the US authorities ever tried to pay heed to this logical pleading. Now as the dates of American retreat from the Afghan lands are coming closer, the US hi-ups are showing their inclination towards the solution presented by Pakistan in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/11)

Some nations get to kill with impunity.Others, especially the smaller ones are accused of false war crimes when they kill a barbaric terrorist
Alastair Reynard
Black-ops in all four corners of the globe By  Nick Turse
(CBS News) Somewhere on this planet an American commando is carrying out a mission. Now, say that 70 times and you’re done... for the day. Without the knowledge of the American public, a secret force within the U.S. military is undertaking operations in a majority of the world’s countries. This new Pentagon power elite is waging a global war whose size and scope has never been revealed, until now.After a U.S. Navy SEAL put a bullet in Osama bin Laden’s chest and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/11)

In Memory Of A Proud Sri Lankan Canadian.
Sunimal Perera Montreal  Canada
From her early beginnings as a school teacher In Anuradhapura,  later on in Colombo and until her untimely passing away in late July 2011 at the age of 69 in Toronto Canada, Lorine Ranjini Perera Kahandaliyanage was an upright, virtuous, energetic and proud Sri Lankan whose compassion for underprivileged children and the sick and infirm in hospitals  was displayed through her charitable work both in Canada and Sri Lanka where her unsung efforts of kindness and benevolence need to be held in high esteem and respect for the golden hearted woman she was. She imparted love, affection and caring to the elderly,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/11)

Sri Lankan Government's - Lies Agreed Upon
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada
3 August 2011 Johnathan Miller Channel 4 News  200 Gray’s Inn Road , London WC1X 8X2, UK  Dear Johnathan Miller: Subsequent to my writing to you about your Sri Lankan senior Army Officer Fer-none-ado piece and you ambushing Major General Shavendra Silva on a street  in Manhattan, I have just finished watching the Government of Sri Lanka’s rebuttal documentary – Lies Agreed Upon-  on Channel 4’s documentaries on the last phases of the LTTE’s Eelam War. That rebuttal was revealing of the ugly... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/11)

In memory of Late Comrade Wesley Muthiah, an epitome of the old LSSP.
By Charles.S.Perera
 The Sri Lanka Sama Samaja Party  founded in 1935   marking the beginning of a great Marxist movement that changed the political scene of Sri Lanka, is today moving into history.  Marxism merely means adhering to  the  political theory of Marx and Engels ,  that human actions and institutions are economically determined and that class struggle is needed to create historical changes to offset  capitalism.  LSSP  which was based on these theories was called a Marxist party which drew lot of venom from  the opposition capitalist based parties.  LSSP however was once the main Opposition Party and even... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/11)

JAFFNA TAMIL RACISM RAISING ITS UGLY HEAD AGAIN.
Susantha Wijesinghe
The Honourable Minister of Industries and Commerce, Mr, Rishard Badiuddin alleges that  UNHCR and INGOs  have started discriminating again, against Muslims and Sinhalese, in Jaffna.    It was on the 30th October 1990, if I remember right that the LTTE TAMILS ordered about 40,000 Muslims to leave Jaffna within  TWO HOURS,  taking with them only Rs 500.00.  The LTTE TAMILS plundered all the wealth left over by the Muslims, including their Gold Jewellery. They ethnically cleansed Jaffna of the Muslims and the Sinhalese too. Altogether about 80,000 Muslims and Sinhalese were ethnically cleansed from the Peninsula.   The whole... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/11)

CSIS documents and Tamil refuge claimant
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada
 3 August 2011   The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN   Sir: "CSIS documents mistakenly sent to man suspected of Tamil Tigers links"  you said.  Permit me to tell Chanthirakumar Sellathurai the Tamil involved  in this refugee case to stop continuing being part of this Tamil refugee scam.   Sellathurai, you know as much as I know, that the 30 year Eelam war ended militarily on 19 May 2009.  The north of Sri Lanka is now being developed and is prospering at a shooting star pace, and you ought to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/11)

Continued Unfounded, Unsubstantiated, Unprofessional Criticism of Sri Lanka by Channel 4
Ira de Silva London, Canada
Mr. Jonathan Miller Channel 4 News London, U.K.   Dear Mr. Miller:   I am writing to you regarding your continued unsubstantiated criticism of Sri Lanka. It seems strange that since the initial airing of the documentary "Killing Fields of Sri Lanka" on June 3,2011 the many discrepancies, falsehoods (blatant lies) and improbable statements made by you were pointed out, there is now an investigation by OFCOM because of the numerous complaints made, yet you persist in your efforts to present further footage of dubious origin and content. It is indicative of mal-intent and unprofessionalism... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/11)

Sri Lanka admits that civilians may have been killed.
 Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada
 The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN  Sir: "Sri Lanka on Monday admitted for the first time that civilians may have been killed during its military push against Tamil Tigers rebels in 2009 that has been dogged by allegations of war crimes", you said.  It was silly of Sri Lanka not to own up in the first place that there may have been civilians killed during the last phase of the war, as it would have been easily explained in American parlance as it was "collateral... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/11)

Channel 4 Uses Tamil Tiger Propaganda Material To Attack Sri Lanka
 SRI LANKA UNITED NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
The much publicized Channel 4 video sponsored by Amnesty, HRW and other rights organizations is fast crumbling following the revelations that the scenes contained therein have been staged or deliberately distorted to hide the truth by the Tamil Tiger propaganda arm called Tamilnet that fed the material to this television station. With the tainted credibility of Channel 4 crashing rapidly and the true nature of the video footage unravelling, Channel 4 has come up with new footage where a darkened figure claiming to be a Sri Lankan soldier named Fernando whose... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/11)

GOING AFTER CHANNEL 4
by hela puwath
 We must be serious and realistic in planning to go after Channel 4 for defamation, that is not to say we shouldn’t or couldn’t.  Let us tread carefully and exert every effort to protect our only home.  As some have written it is not easy to go after powerful western media organization like the CH-4 or the BBC. This is especially true when it involves the West’s sacrosanct “free speech”, “press freedom”, and the “(in)human rights” cabals. Those are the latest arsenal of the colonial plunderers and oppressors of all freedoms of the powerless.  The latest... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/11)

71 කැරැල්ල 46කොටස
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
 දයාසිරි දේවනාරයන 71 කැරැුල්ලේ විවිධ භූමිකා ඉටු කල පුද්ගලයන් අතර මෙතෙක් අවධානයට ලක් නොවූ කොටසක්ද සිටින බව කැරැුල්ල පිළිබඳ පූර්ණ විමර්ශනයේදී පෙනී යයි. කැරැුල්ලට සක‍්‍රීයව දායක නොවූවත් කැරැුලිකරුවන් සඳහා සහානුභූතිය පල කළ ඇතැම් විට මූල්‍යමය හා නවාතැන් ආධාර කළ පිරිසක්ද 71 වෘත්තාන්තය වටා සිටිති. වර්තමානයේදී අනන්‍යතාව පිලිබඳ ගැටළු නිසා ඔවුන් පෙරට විත් සත්‍ය නොපවසති. කෙසේ නමුදු 71 කැරැුල්ලේදී තුන් වන පාර්ශවයක සිට කටයුතු කළ පුද්ගලයකු මට හමු විය. ඔහු ව්‍යාපාරයේ සාමාජිකයෙක්ද නොවීය. යටත් පිරිසයින් පන්ති පහෙන් එකකටවත් ඔහු සහභාගීව සිටියේ නැත. එහෙත් ඔහු කැරැුලිකරුවන්ට තම සහයෝගය ලබා දුන්නේය. නමින් දයාසිරි දේවනාරයන වන ඔහු මට කියූ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/11)

El Salvador and the School of the Americas Part 2
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El Salvador and the School of the Americas Part 1
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Channel 4 paid to tarnish Sri Lanka’s humanitarian rescue & terrorist elimination operation
Shenali Waduge
What is the aim of Channel 4 & its persistence to tarnish the image of a sovereign Government? LTTE is an internationally banned terrorist group & a sovereign Government has all the right to militarily eliminate it for the protection of its citizens. Sri Lanka remains the only nation to have given plenty of chances to LTTE terrorists to give up terrorism & enter democratic governance by coming into power by a vote & not through bullets. It was after 30 years of endless peace negotiations & ceasefires that served to only equip the LTTE to carry... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/11)

Terrorist violence: the Sri Lankan experience, Norway and New Zealand
By New Zealand Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights in Sri Lanka (SPURNZ) and United Sri Lanka Association (USLA) ( Auckland Branch)
At a recent session in the New Zealand Parliament, the Green MP Keith Locke vehemently opposed the Prime Minister John Key‘s rejection of the appeals of Tamil boat people, to come to New Zealand. Keith’s point was that it was against the New Zealand character to be so heartless to people who have probably experienced great tragedy in their lives and are fleeing ongoing persecution. We agree with MP Keith Locke that New Zealanders are kind... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/11)

SHELL SHOCK TO PALALY SYNDROME : SOME REFLECTIONS
By Gamini Gunwardane  Rtd. Snr. DIG 
I am indebted to Dr. Ruwan Jayatunge for his two part article in ‘The Island’ of 2nd  and 4th Jan. with the above heading i.e. on PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It helped me to understand the behaviour of some of my men in Jaffna in 1984/85 which baffled  me all this time, without being able to find an explanation as to the cause of such behaviour.     Before I state the behavioral problems that baffled me, I must give a brief background  description of the circumstances in which these incidents occurred. I assumed duties as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/11)

Is the European Fuss over the LTTE Front Liners a Parable?
by Dr. Chandana Jayalath
 Neither an academic nor an international legal consensus as to what ‘terrorism’ means is available. However, it could be the use of violence irrespective of the context in which it occurs. Because of many divergences that have made it impossible to conclude a convention on international terrorism in order for a single, all-encompassing, legally binding definition, some terrorist allied groups are hiding behind the term of ‘rebels’. In whatever form it takes, the United Nations General Assembly has condemned terrorist acts using a political description of criminal acts intended or calculated to provoke a state... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/11)

Ra-Wick’s defensive gamesmanship in a Party that is neither United nor National.
R Chandrasoma
Political parties in Sri Lanka are seldom models of democracy or good governance. We are speaking here of the inner workings of the party – not its widely-touted public message. While loudly declaiming in public on the rights of citizens and of equality under the law, party stalwarts have always played a nasty game of one-upmanship.  No quarter is given to rivals in the incessant struggles to reach the top positions in a hierarchically structured party organization. In Sri Lanka, the departure from fair-play in  the dynamics of political parties is epitomized by the fact the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/11)

New breed abroad
Dr.Tilak Fernando
It all set in motion after the ‘Black July’ outbreak in 1983 as a retaliatory attack against a Tamil militant group who massacred 13 Sri Lankan Army soldiers in Jaffna. The LTTE (founded in May 1976 by Velupillai Prabhakaran) transformed into a ruthless terrorist peril over the years and brought mayhem and destruction to every Sri Lankan who did not draw the line with him to dissect the country. They spared no children either, and recruited innocent young as soldiers to become cannon fodder. President Rajapaksa, with an unwavering policy to eradicate the terrorist threat and bring... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/11)

DOCUMENTARY DISPELS ABUSE ALLEGATIONS IN CHANNEL 4 VIDEO- Government rebuts Channel 4 claims.
New documentary features interviews with named sources who witnessed final days of the LTTE conflictThe Government of Sri Lanka has released a documentary to rebut the allegations made by Channel 4, a United Kingdom broadcast channel, which earlier this year produced a program entitled "Sri Lanka's Killing Fields."... -Full Story- (youtube.com - 02/08/11)

Lies Agreed Upon-part 2.flv
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Lies Agreed Upon-part 3.flv
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Lies Agreed Upon-part 4.flv
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These days they make bloggers with balls: Amina Arraf story
By Surangani Seneviratne
 Until a recent nip and tuck, Puja may not have looked like the swimsuit model from Sports Illustrated. You LOL when her friend Pedro comments on her profile photo ‘those boobs are fake’ and adds so are her nails, her eye lashers and her ‘friends.’   Who needs high school reunions anymore to show and tell your school friends your trophy- newly acquired spouse and that job you landed with the six figure salary regardless of the lengths you went to get it. Just post it on Facebook. In excess of fifty million Facebook users worldwide, and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/11)

India wants to share Lanka’s economic zone
South Asian News Agency (SANA) â‹… August 2, 2011 â‹…
 DELHI (SANA)India has proposed that Sri Lanka’s exclusive economic zone be shared as a measure to resolve the Indo-Lanka fishing crisis, which has now turned out to be a diplomatic issue, Fisheries Minister Rajitha Senaratne said. The Minister told Daily Mirror it would be one of the subjects discussed when India’s Agriculture Minister -Sharad Pawar, who is in charge of the fisheries sector, visits Sri Lanka soon.  Mr. Pawar was expected to participate at last week’s National Aquaculture Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) but had to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/11)

Ramazan and the night prayers
I. Ahmad, Dalupotha, Negombo
Abu Hurairah relates that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) said: The best month for fasting next after Ramadhan is Muharram, and the best prayer next after the prescribed prayers is prayer at night. (Muslim). The Prophet also observed the fast during the greater part of Sha'ban (Muslim). Ibn Umar relates that Holy prophet (PBUH) said: Night prayer is a succession of two raka'as at a time, and when you perceive the approach of dawn add a single raka'as to make an odd number. (Bukhari and Muslim). Jabir relates that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) was asked: Which... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/11)

The blessed days of Ramazan
By A. Abdul Aziz.
These are the days of blessed Ramazan. Allah has given special commandments for this month and has emphasized on their compliance. Those who are on a journey or are sick, have been commanded to fast later when their journey is completed, or when they are healthy enough to fast. But for others, during the day, both eating cohabiting with their spouses, are prohibited. Eating is essential for the preservation for self, and cohabiting with one’s spouse is necessary for the preservation of the human race. But in Ramadan, Allah has commanded that we desist... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/11)

Deputy Ambassador to UN & the Street Urchin
Prof. Hudson McLean
Reference to-; DEAR DEFENCE SECRETARY, WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR ? Susantha Wijesinghe. - (LankaWeb - 31/07/11) The story on Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations, Major General Shavendra Silva, on the PAVEMENT, has a couple of points require correction. First question: Is Shavendra Silva still recognized as a Major General in the Armed Forces or is he now retired? Second question: As the Deputy Ambassador to United Nations, has he been briefed on the Diplomatic Protocol, Etiquette, holding such an important designation? If Deputy Ambassador is no longer in the Army and still wishes to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/08/11)

Channel 4 clip and subsequent road-show
by Dr. Chandana Jayalath
In fact a concerted military campaign was launched by the Sri Lankan Government to wipe out LTTE terrorism. Under circumstances that the civilians were being held as human shields by the LTTE and prevented from leaving those areas into government secured areas, the last lap of the struggle took a different shape that has never seen anywhere in the world. It was with numerous factors, including logistics, intelligence, and more deeply the humanitarian aspects, the Sri Lankan army did its part. The biggest message for others seeking peace and democracy the Sri Lankan security forces... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/08/11)

REGIME CHANGE
Sarath Wijesinghe LL.M (London) Solicitor-Attorney-at-Law
 Violent and democratic changes of Governments
 In the world family the Governments change either democratically or violently.  In the past violent changes  of governments  have taken place  more often.  Fortunately the current situation in Government changes are comparatively non violent.  Change of Governments generally  known as “Regime Change”.  In the present world order rich and powerful  countries maneuver to have  control over small countries with natural resources or strategically situated.  They want the rulers of other countries of their choice to have a control over.  They want the rulers of such countries are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/08/11)

Johanathan Miller of Channel 4 ambushing Major General Shavendra Silva in a Manhattan street
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada
1 August 2011 Johnathan Miller Channel  4 News, ITN  200 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8X2, UK  Dear Johnathan Miller: For sweet Mother of Jesus, your story about Sri Lanka’s war crimes is getting hotter, yet stupid by the day.  If I were you, I would not let my eyes loose sight of this senior Army Officer Fer-none-ado who he says was under the command of Brigadier Shavendra Silva and reports that he had seen with his own eyes soldiers raping Tamil women during... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/08/11)

AREN’T THE LG ELECTIONS IN THE NORTH CONFIRM THAT TAMILS ARE RACISTS?.
 Malin Abeyatunge
Most recent election for LGs n the North gave astounding victory for racist TNA. They managed to get 18 out of 26 LGs in the North and UPFA managed get only three local bodies i.e. Delfts, Kayts and Vilonia. I am not an expert to critically analyze the election with numbers, figures and population spread etc to suck that UPFA did not loose in the North. On 28 April 2010, I wrote a letter to the papers and websites titled “Uthureta Kiri Dakuneta kekiri” where the Government, the INGOS, Foreign funded NGOS, foreign Governments were focusing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/08/11)

Factual Analysis of the Humanitarian Operations in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka counters C4
Attached is a Factual Analysis of the Humanitarian Operations in Sri Lanka that tell the horrific story of how terrorism nearly destroyed Sri Lanka. As Ambassadors of Sri Lanka, this White Paper will be useful when responding to LTTE disinformation and misinformation. (2) You may also review and publicize "Lies Agreed Upon " Countering Channel 4 Broadcast - you can download the movie from this link : http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=14361... -Full Story-
(lankaweb.com - 01/08/11)

UPDATE: Sri Lanka counters C4: ‘Lies Agreed Upon’
Sri Lanka today released its own documentary highlighting the false claims made by British Channel-4 featuring interviews from former LTTE cadres, eyewitnesses of the final stages of the war. Even persons depicted in the Channel-4 video are featured in the documentary, titled ‘Lies Agreed Upon’ disproving the claims made by Channel-4.... -Full Story- (adaderana.lk - 01/08/11)

Lankans in the UK to sue Channel 4
ITN NEWS
Posted on 01 August 2011. Sri Lankans living in the United Kingdom and who are members of the Anti-Terrorism Group comprising Sinhalese and Tamils have decided to sue the British Channel 4, for one trillion pounds for airing defamatory videos aimed at tarnishing the image of Sri Lanka. Sources emanating from London said the group comprising several lawyers in the forum, has carefully studied the videos in question. The sources said members of the group have obtained expertise views and recommendation on the modus operandi of the aired videos. The sources added that the legal papers to... -Full Story-
(itnnews.lk - 01/08/11)

Public Lecture—Arsenic: The Silent Killer
SLAC Lecture Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2006.
Andrea Foster uses x-rays to determine the forms of potentially toxic elements in environmentally-important matrices such as water, sediments, plants, and microorganisms. In this free public lecture, Foster will discuss her research on arsenic, which is called the silent killer because dissolved in water, it is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, yet consumption of relatively small doses of this element in its most toxic forms can cause rapid and violent death. Arsenic is a well-known poison, and has been used as such since ancient times. Less well known is the fact that much... -Full Story-
(youtube.com - 01/08/11)

THE DAY THE PEACE CAPITAL BLEWUP! WHAT HAPPENED IN NORWAY: the curse has come back to haunt Norway. The saying what goes around comes around.
Author: Kithsiri Athulathmudeli, Florida, USA
 WHAT NORWAY DID OTHER THAN IN SRI LANKA (they did in Sri Lanka, we all know) TO BRING THIS CURSE TO HOME?  The most recent one is bombing Libya, destroying a conference hall and killing Gadhafi’s son and his wife with a little baby grand son. Who were the pilots? They were NATO Norwegian pilots. Oslo is not a crime free peaceful city as the international press states, but a crime ridden city not second to Colombo. Heroin addicts get free heroin and Tamil Terrorists fund raises sell may other banned narcotics. Every peace... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/08/11)


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