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News Archive for Oct 2011

Wall Street, Power & Democracy
Nalliah Thayabharan
Capitalism is a confidence trick, a dazzling edifice built on paper promises, gambling, bets and speculation. Wall Street doesn’t make or produce anything. The Wall Street however attractive it may appear is built on paper. Wall Street only gambles and bets and speculates. Modern day bank robbers are at Wall Street but they wear grey suits and not masks. Speculators, propagandists and financiers of Wall Street are given some unfair advantage over the average consumers and taxpayers and the cumulative effect of the people watching selfishness prevail over the public interest has been an undermining of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/10/11)

HILLARY CLINTON’S MEETING WITH THE TNA DELEGATION
MEDIA RELEASE  SRI LANKA SUPPORT GROUP, CANBERRA
By inviting the Tamil Separatists, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), to a secret meeting with her, Hillary Clinton is breaching all the accepted diplomatic norms and tendencies.  When the megalomaniac terrorist leader Prabhakaran was alive, the TNA acted as his mouthpiece. Since his demise, they have more freedom. They indirectly talk about secession of Sri Lanka. This will become more prevalent in  the future.  The TNA is a racist organisation that aspires to nothing else but the division of Sri Lanka. That is why they connived with the megalomaniac terrorist leader. They... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/10/11)

Will Sri Lanka's Tormentors Over The "Rights Issue" Ever Give Up? Here's Another Add On In Favour Of Sri Lanka!
LankaWeb Weekly Editorial November 1st 2011 
 While it is more than likely at all the finger pointing at Sri Lanka over the alleged Human Rights violations during the Country's Armed Forces campaign of almost three decades to put down the internal armed insurrection of the Tamil Tigers will never bring down Sri Lanka, the amazing persistence of those who continue to discredit the Island Nation will take a long time to subside. Why? because of the bipartisan support given to them by countries who not only maintain a double standard in outlawing the Tamil Tigers yet lend an ear to those who are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/10/11)

WHY CHAMINDA VASS TREATED IN THIS MANNER?
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
 Chaminda Vass  has been given a rough ride by Sri Lankan cricket administrators.  Chaminda has performed in an excellent manner, except for few odd matches in which he failed to secure wickets.   But teaming up with the spinners of the calibre of Murali and  Sanath, Vass was able to penetrate in the fast bowling attack with great veracity.  Some commentators believe that most of the matches in the past years were won by Sri Lanka due to single-handed effort of Great Murali.   This is not true.  The statistics proves otherwise.  Just like Vass, Murali... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/10/11)

TYO operating overseas - exposed 2
MG
Pictures show four separate groups of members of the Tamil Youth Organization (TYO) established by the internationally designated terrorist group called the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) photographed with some of their mentors dressed in military fatigues, when they proceeded to undergo training in the former LTTE controlled region in the Vanni area of Sri Lanka. Indoctrinated (brainwashed) Tamil youth from different parts of the world could be seen in the group photos.            ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/10/11)

LTTE Hype and CHOGM Proceedings!
Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya
Dear Prime Minister Julia Gillard,  Amidst all adversities against the Sri Lankan President and the country’s participation in the conference, you, foreign affairs Minister Mr.Kevin Rudd and the Attorney General R. Mcclelland averted a serious breach of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations. For that I express my sincere gratitude from the bottom of my heart.   Australian media, International Court of Jurors Australia, Eminent Persons Group and the litigation initiated by the LTTE tried every trick in the book, built up to and during the CHOGM conference to suspend Sri Lanka from the Commonwealth... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/10/11)

Contemporary politics
Dr.Tilak Fernando
The present volatile scenario in the world is conveying an important message universally that international politics are going to affect peoples’ lives in the very near future to coincide with the prophesy of breaking out of a major war among some nations. According to this prognostication the future will depend on politicians and rulers where only the virtuous ones will survive and rotten tyrants will get eliminated. Looking at contemporary world politics, particularly at the Middle Eastern countries, this becomes highly probable. Why do conflicts surface and people begin to rebel against rulers categorising them as tyrants?... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/10/11)

BULLY BROTHER DAVID CAMERON-GROW UP BOY CAMERON
By Stanley Perera-Melbourne
British amateur Prime Minister David Cameron is warning Sri Lanka to improve human rights records before 2013. The boy did not say what he is going to do if Sri Lanka failed to dance to his tune. Does David look like a boy trying to do a man’s job? Does the British Prime Minister display his amateuristic behaviour in global politics? Wise man doesn’t bark. Also a clever man doesn’t dance to the tune of a fool or a boy.  Cameron does not understand how a responsible person should handle sensitive global issues. Cameron is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/10/11)

සොරගුණේ වානාන්තරය හෝටල් ව්‍යාපෘතියකට-වේළිඔය ඔය ගොවි ව්‍යාපාරය අනතුරේ
  පරිසරෙවීදි රවීන්ද්‍ර කාරියවසමි: (BA,MSW .Environment sp)
මඩකුඹුරු අක්කර හාරදහසකට වඩා යල මහ දෙකන්නය අස්වද්දන ෙවීලි ඔය ගොවි ව්‍යාපාරයේ ගොඩ ගොවිතැන් කරන ඉඩම් ප‍්‍රමාණය අක්කර හාරදහසද ඉක්මවයි.  වේළිඔය ව්‍යාපෘතිය මගින් ප‍්‍රධාන වැව් විසිහතක් පමණ පෝෂණය වේ. ප‍්‍රධාන වශයෙන් වේළිඔය ව්‍යාපෘතිය පෝෂණය කරන කාල්කන්ඔය, දෙමටආර ,වේළිඔය, පතහඔය යන ප‍්‍රධාන ජල මාර්ගවල පෝෂක ප‍්‍ර‍්‍රදේශ වන සොරගුනේ වනාන්තරය තුල අක්කර හයසිය විසි අටක කැලෑ ඉඩම් එළිපෙහෙලි කර හෝටල් ව්‍යාපාරයකට හා ගෝල්ෆ් පිටියකට පවරා දීමේ කටයුතු මේවන විට සිදුකර හමාරය. මෙම අක්කර 628ක ඉඩම පවරා දී ඇත්තේ රුපියල් මිලියන හයක් පමණ මුදලකටය. රජයෙන් මිලියන 850ක් පමණ වැයකොට ගොඩනගන ලද වේළිඔය අමුණ ව්‍යාපාරයද මෙම නිසා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/10/11)

AN ARMY OF TRUE PATRIOTS
PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER
 The enormously magnanimous show of public power at Minar-e-PakistanLahoreby Imran Khan, the Ex-Captain ofPakistancricket team, must be an eye-opener to all those political leaders who claim to be residing in the hearts of Pakistani people. Not only the participation but also the discipline, concentration and the passionate involvement of the audience was marvelously worth seeing. Such a wondrous response to Imran’s call was a reaction of the ever-crushed public or the beginning of an era of political awareness; yet to be decided but one thing is very much obvious that people are eagerly craving for a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/10/11)

Taking a Stand on Sri Lanka - October 29,2010
Ira de Silva London, Ontario
The Editor Toronto Star Toronto, Ontario   Dear Sir:   This article epitomises the writers lack of any knowledge of the ground realities in Sri Lanka, reliance on unsubstantiated allegations and hoping that repeating falsehoods will make them facts. It is well known that Mr. Harper's stand has little to do with rights but everything to do with trying to get the so-called Tamil vote in the Toronto area where known Tamil terrorist supporters, as indicated in the Canadian media, were candidates for the Conservatives. To attend or not is his choice, he is one of fifty-four. Before 2013 it... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/10/11)

Tamil Tiger Suicide Bomber Attack Kills 10 Coalition Troops in Kabul
Dilrook Kannangara
One man’s terrorist is a terrorist to the entire mankind. This is the right approach to terrorism. Unfortunately, the dominant ideology on terrorism is the exact opposite. One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. As long as this division continues, terrorists will be the only winners. Influenced, instrumented and inducted by Tamil Tiger terrorists, Taliban rebels detonated a human bomb in Kabul on October 29, killing 10 coalition troops and 7 civilians. A troop transport vehicle was attacked in an area known to be safe.  Tamil Tiger terrorists carried out a similar yet more devastating... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/10/11)

OPEN LETTER TO MALCOM FRAZER-ONE MUST BE FREE OF CORRUPTION TO POINT HIS FINGER AT OTHERS
By Stanley Perera-Melbourne,
My dear Malcolm, Each time CHOGM comes up, you are making it a habit to call Commonwealth to delist a member country. Pakistan, Fiji, Zimbabwe, and now Sri Lanka. You are making headlines in the news media calling the Commonwealth to list off Sri Lanka from the Register of the Commonwealth. At this rate Malcolm, there won’t be a Commonwealth functioning in another ten years to come. Go before a mirror Malcolm and look back at your past. Malcolm retired from politics with a handsome golden hand shake. He was gifted with hundreds of acres of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/10/11)

Abducted girl gifts children’s hospital to Lanka
Sandun A. Jayasekera
An Austrian, Natascha Kampusch who hit world headlines in 2006 after she was rescued from a secret cellar where she had been confined for eight years has in an act of benevolence donated a children’s hospital to Sri Lanka built at a cost of Rs.15 million. She raised the funds to build the hospital at Bulathsinhala by selling books written by her where she depicts the sufferings she underwent in the cellar in Vienna.  The hospital was declared open by Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena last Tuesday. When asked why she chose Sri Lanka to donate the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/10/11)

Salil Shetty of AI on test on Sri Lanka
Asoka Weerasinghe (Mr) Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada
29 October 2011 Mr. Salil Shetty Secretary-General, Amnesty International, 1 Easton Street,  London WC1X ODW UK Dear Salil Shetty: I have just read your promotional-advocacy piece “Commonwealth values put to test in Sri Lanka” and concluded under my breath, “What a mountain of elephant poop.  What a way to earn a living.  If  Salil’s Indian mother knew it, she would have dragged this guy by the ear to the kitchen sink and forced him to wash his mouth with Carbolic soap, and asked him... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/11)

To Salil Shetty the 8th Secretary General of Amnesty International .
By Charles.S.Perera
Salil Shetty, we come from a village.   We have a dog  at home and practically all the houses in the village have dogs.  Our village is surrounded by other villages. We have Tamil, Sinhala Muslim and even Burgher families living in our village and they all have a dog whether they like or not.  And all the houses in the surrounding villages also have dogs. My stupid dog sleeps in the porch, and  as all dogs his intelligence is limited. In the morning when the dog is hardly awake when a dead branch of a tree or... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/11)

Ban all Communal Political Parties and organizations forthwith and charge all Sri Lankan politicians who go round the world denigrating Sri Lanka for high treason.
Dr. Sudath Gunasekara 12.10.2011.
In this article I am referring particularly to those Tamil politicians who are engaged in this dirty work. But broadly it applies to all Sri Lankan politicians who cut off their noses to spite their own faces whether they are Tamil, Muslim, Sinhalese or otherwise. I give some of the latest news items that appeared in the press highlighting the latest diabolical conspiracies of few bankrupt communal Tamil politicians. 1 “Tamil Political leaders call for an early solution Sunday Leader 11.10,2011. Sinhalese moving in to Tamil areas India told, South Asia 11.10, 2011”. 2 TNA... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/11)

DEVOLUTION TALKS SHOULD FOCUS ON LONG TERM GOALS AND NOT GET TANGLED IN IRRELEVANT ISSUES
Don Wijewardana[i]
 There have been protracted discussions between the government and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to seek a mutually acceptable political solution to issues related to the Tamil community.  But these talks have been beset by problems. Demands of TNA have been to return to the premises of LTTE three decades ago although the political and demographic landscapes have changed dramatically since. Nevertheless, to buttress their claims and exert pressure on the government these leaders have sought external intervention with emotive claims of wrongful conduct by the government.  SHORT TERM FOCUS
 The tenor of the pronouncement of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/11)

Muslims Killing Each Other & the Innocent Non-Muslims!
Prof. Hudson McLean
Right on Shenali Waduge! Your script Why are Muslims killing each other? - Shenali Waduge (LankaWeb - 29/10/11) is Spot On! The way the Libyans disposed of Colonel Ghadaafi, in a most uncivilised, brutal, violent manner, whilst screaming "Alla hu Akbar", demonstrated only their disgraceful mind-set. Blood thristy, savage mentality. There is no single Muslim / Islam country in the world under democratic civilised rule, in the Middle East, Asia or in Africa. Muslim rulers, rule these countries with strict discipline and dictatorial control, which the fellow Muslims seem to understand. The Sri Lanka Muslims, addressed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/11)

The USA which has Outlawed The LTTE Entertains The Group Which Has Been And Always Will Be An LTTE Proxy ! So Is This Some Kind Of Joke?
Insight By Sunil Kumar
Oct.29th. 2011It seeems somewhat mind boggling that the USA which has officially banned the LTTE has permitted the US State department officials in Washington to meet and discuss what they say is the current situation in Sri Lanka with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) globally known as a former LTTE proxy which conducted many in depth propaganda campaigns against the Government of Sri Lanka during the height of the LTTE insurgency and even today is well known by many discerning analysts and investigators to still be a proxy for the LTTE albeit surreptitiously and where... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/11)

DILSHAN IS NOT THE CAUSE OF DEMISE!- KOSALA KULASEKERA SHOULD NOT BE SITTING ON THE BENCH!
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
From the first Test match in the current series with Pakistan, it was becoming clearer that Pakistan was a superior outfit in all three departments.   The top performers and the rest of the team glued together  to achieve a great victory during the second Test.  Pakistan’s new test skipper Misbah Ul Haq is a “cool customer” working through a methodically worked out strategy throughout the innings.   He has displayed extreme calm and composure  allowing the team to get on top of Sri Lanka.  More than anything else, Misbah has had the over-all support of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/11)

Gaddafi’s son: caught between a legal fight and flight
Col Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam says he is innocent and is reportedly considering appearing before the war crimes tribunal. The chief ICC prosecutor has warned him not to try to flee from his refuge in the Sahara desert. ­On the horns of a dilemma­Communicating through intermediaries, the late Muammar Gaddafi’s son has told the International Criminal Court he is innocent of any crimes against humanity. An ICC arrest warrant issued for Saif al-Islam in June 2011 accuses him of murder and persecution. Meanwhile, he says he wants to clarify what could happen to him if and when cleared of charges... -Full Story- (rt.com - 29/10/11)

Human Right Watch is absolutely not about Human Rights
HRW works for NATO and endeavours to cover up its Crimes Against Humanity in Libya (and all over the world). Photo: Soros, Jewish financier and billionaire, finances HRW, WikiLeaks, sponsors El-Baradei in Egypt, and others, to his agenda of bringing the world into his orbit of control In a recent article, I explained how Human Rights Watch (HRW) proceeds to mislead the public opinion. Today, another proof came out in the media. And today, they’ve reached another level. The ultimate level of deception . Indeed, today HRW claims that rebels executed 53 so-called Gaddafi loyalists. The corpses were found in... -Full Story- (poorrichards-blog.blogspot.com - 29/10/11)

Why are Muslims killing each other?
Shenali Waduge
In a world with 1.5billion Muslims why is it hard to fathom that they would want to kill each other? Over 90% of the conflicts presently taking place across the world is associated with Muslims fighting each other though the conflicts have been triggered with the assistance of the West. In the most recent case of Libya, the West may have invaded Libya to militarily defeat the 42 year rule of Muammar Gaddafi, but it was the Libyans that shamefully captured, tortured & sodomized their one time leader & killed scores of Gaddafi supporters in cold blood.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/11)

Inaugural CHOGM 2911 Session!
Vajeera Warnakulasuriya Melbourne
Messrs Bruce Haigh, Jonh Dowd, Parliamentarians!  It was a pleasant sight for people with normal vision and undoubtedly a sight for those with sore eyes, but sad to say indeed it must have been all thorns in the eyes of those who hired their voice to see Sri Lankan President hand cuffed and dragged all the way to the prison seated with the head of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Queen Elisabeth II and Prime Minister Julia Gillard.  Please don’t get disheartened, LTTE rump has unlimited funds in the coffers and greedy vultures are unlimited, a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/11)

ගඩාෆි මරා දැමූවේ ඇයි?
මහින්ද පතිරණ  ජර්මන් භාෂාව පිළිබඳ කතිකාචාර්ය  සබරගමුව විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය
කර්නල් ගඩාෆිගේ අන්තිම කැමති පත්‍රය මේ මගේ අන්තිම කැමැත්තයි. මුවමර් බින් මොහොමඩ් බින් අබ්දුස්‌සලාම් බින් හුමායඩ් බින් අබු මන්යාර් බින් හුමායඩ් බින් නයිල් අල් µqසී ගඩාෆි වන මම අල්ලා හැර අන් දෙවියකු නැති බවටත් මොහම්ද් යනු දෙවියන්ගේ මුනිවරයා බවටත් දිවුරමි. ඔහුට සාමය වේවා· මුස්‌ලිම්වරයකු ලෙස මම මියෙමි. යම් හෙයකින් මා මරා දැමුවහොත්, මුස්‌ලිම් ආගමික වතාවත්වලට අනුව මා මිහිදන් කළ යුත්තේ, මා මරා දමන මොහොතේ හැඳ සිටි ඇඳුම් සහිත ව දෙන නොසෝදා සර්ට්‌ සුසාන භූමියේ ඇති මගේ පවුලේ අයවලුන් සමීපයේ ය. මගේ මරණයෙන් පසු, මාගේ පවුලේ සාමාජිකයින්, විශේෂයෙන් ම කාන්තාවන් හා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/11)

The Lankans Had Better Buckle Up And Get Their Act Together Or Risk Being Overtaken By Pakistan?
Top Spin By Suni
October 28th 2011  It needs to be asked again as in the previous Top Spin ~" Is there some  wretched decision making at the highest level in Sri Lanka Cricket that has contributed to the lacklustre performances of the Lankans in the current series  first at Abu Dhabi and now in Dubai?" It may also be interesting to know who these selectors are that often tend to deviate from usual norms of selection, forgetting the concept of performance and merit  which go hand in hand yet go about their merry way of blundering into incomprehensible choices which could... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/11)

PROBE ON FORMER CJ – SARATH SILVA, DELAYING JUSTICE IS DENYING JUSTICE
By Stanley Perera-Melbourne
During his tenure as the Attorney General and Chief Justice Sarath Silva is well known to have used his powers excessively.  In that scenario many litigants as well as the judges he disliked were harassed and victimised severely.  The writer means severely and very viciously like a rabid dog. Sarath Silva by passed Justice Mark Fernando and occupied the prestigious position in the judiciary as Chief Justice.  Thereafter until Justice Mark Fernando retired pre-maturely because of Sarath Silva’s harassments, Sarath Silva was determined to make Mark Fernando’s life miserable to-gether with the litigants who received Mark... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/11)

Belgian tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka grows by 114.5% during the first nine months of 2011
The embassy of the democratic socialist republic of sri lanka to belgium,  luxembourg  and the european union
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU Ravinatha Aryasinha has said  "Belgian tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka grew by 114.5% during the first nine months of 2011" and that "Sri Lanka has become one of the most preferred destinations in Asia for Belgian tourists". The Ambassador added that "the number of Belgian tourists visiting in this period which was 7200, surpassed the previous highest amount of Belgian tourists who visited Sri Lanka in any given calendar year, which was 6,333... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/11)

RAJ RAJARATNAM SAYS “RUPEES FIFTY THOUSAND WILL BRING A JUDGE IN SRI LANKA TO DINE WITH YOU”-WHAT HAS THAT GOT TO DO WITH HIM?
By Stanley Perera-Melbourne
Raj Rajaratnam the Sri Lankan born American criminal said that “in Sri Lanka rupees fifty thousand will bring a judge to dine with you.”  What has that got to do with you in the crimes you commited in the USA? Raj was charged for insider trading in the USA and received a jail sentence for 11 years.  With good behaviour he may be out in seven years.  So the crime he commited in the USA why is he accusing a Sri Lankan judge for bribery and corruption?  Fifty thousand rupees is only a poultry sum in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/11)

Gaddafi’s son – new nightmare for Western leaders
RT
Col. Gaddafi is dead and details of his murky deals with Western leaders have been buried with him. But Gaddafi’s son is safe and reportedly ready to surrender to the International Criminal Court, where he may spill secrets of his father’s regime. The court’s chief prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, said on Friday he is in contact with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi through intermediaries. He has reportedly crossed the border from the Libyan desert into Niger. If he does eventually stand a trial, he could spill some of the secrets of the regime's hidden dealings with the same governments that helped topple... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 28/10/11)

The Real Reason for NATO Attacking Libya EXPOSED
... -Full Story- (youtube.com - 28/10/11)

Why India Admired Gaddafi
By Sanjay Kumar
It certainly wouldn’t have been in keeping with the prevailing global mood of excitement to show any sympathy for the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. But there were many in India who felt disturbed by the latest turn of events in Libya, and the midwifing of democracy by the Western world in the oil rich nation. The Indian government was muted in its response to the brutal killing of the Libyan leader, who had been a steadfast friend of New Delhi and a companion in the Non-Aligned Movement.Indeed, following the news of the Colonel’s death, the External... -Full Story-
(the-diplomat.com - 28/10/11)

'We Were Raped, Robbed by Libyan Rebels'
By Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri
Thirty days in the desert after fleeing the crisis-torn Libya, 450 Nigerians yesterday arrived Maiduguri, Borno State, with tales of rape, torture and loss of their personal effects to the fighters opposed to the regime of late Col. Muammar Gaddafi. Over 300 others were said to be still languishing in Ndjamena, the capital of neighbouring Chad Republic. The Nigerians, who looked dirty and unkept, arrived Gamboru, a border town between Nigeria and Chad, early yesterday morning. And after undergoing the necessary immigration processes, proceeded to Maiduguri from where some of them left for their... -Full Story-
(thisdaylive.com - 28/10/11)

Display of corpse hurts credibility
Prior to the gruesome execution and the triumphalist and inhumane display and abuse of Muammar Gaddafi’s corpse in a market cold storage, I never surmised that people can be as debased as some in Misrata and elsewhere across Libya... -Full Story- (businessday.co.za - 28/10/11)

International criminal court confirms that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has made contact
The court has established an indirect link with Gaddafi's son, who is believed to be attempting to reach Niger or MaliMuammar Gaddafi's fugitive son Saif al-Islam has been in contact with the international criminal court in the Hague about surrendering to face charges of inciting the murder of thousands of Libyans. The judicial body confirmed establishing an indirect link with the elder Gaddafi scion, who is believed to be in southern Libya where he is attempting to reach either Niger or Mali. ICC chief prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo said conversations had so far been informal and been held with an... -Full Story- (guardian.co.uk - 28/10/11)

Western Vampires had their last kill . Some of them with “ blood smeared lips” meet in Australia for a CHOGM, to discuss Sri Lanka ?
By Charles.S.Perera
At the beginning they let others do the killings. It  was Jocobo Arbenz the  President of Guatamala, then Mossadeq  the Prime Minister of Iran and then Salvador Allende of Chili all disposed by the CIA. Then they murdered in cold blood the Romanian President Nicolae Ceasescu and his wife Elena.  These western vampires did not have the pleasure of sucking  the blood off Sadam Hussain, but watched the gruesome hanging direct in the TV satisfying thus their thirst for blood and sadism. The west is now  Technologically highly  advanced and they-  the President Barrack Obama, the Secretary... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/10/11)

An Outsider’s Viewpoint—7-Presidential aspirants target foreign aid, threaten to quit UN by not paying dues
By Shelton A. Gunaratne Professor emeritus of mass communications, Minnesota State University Moorhead
 The Tea Party troglodytes and several of the Republican contenders for the U.S. presidency want to abolish the U.S. foreign-aid program and withdraw from the United Nations.  Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who is known as a vocal opponent of U.S. military intervention abroad, has argued that U.S. foreign aid should be the easiest thing to cut because the Constitution does not authorize the federal government to “take money from you and give it to particular countries around the world," as he described it at the Las... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/10/11)

Australian Based LTTE Network Exposed
... -Full Story- (defence.lk - 27/10/11)

Message
Somapala Gunadheera
 Gaddafi’s death by violence has led to a vociferous debate. Many celebrate his demise as good riddance of a hard-core dictator and tyrant. Others extol his benevolence and ‘welfarism’. Gaddafi’s administration is credited with unrivalled magnanimity. Basic facilities like electricity, education and health care are free for all Libyan citizens. If education or medical facilities are not locally available, the government underwrites expenses in obtaining them from abroad. Under Gaddafi literacy rate has shot up to 90% from 25%. One in every four Libyans has a University degree.  Bank loans are given at zero interest. A home... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/10/11)

Sri Lanka spokesman rejects human rights allegations
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Gaddafi was set-up in an assassination plot: a double-cross-execution set-up
Daya Gamage – Asian Tribune Foreign News Desk presentation
Washington, DC. 28 October (Asiantribune.com): Appearing on the Alex Jones Show October 24, investigative journalist Wayne Madsen said his sources in Libya provided information revealing Moammar Gaddafi was set-up in an assassination plot. Madsen’s information reveals that Gaddafi was set-up for a double-cross and execution. It also appears likely the arrival of Secretary of State Clinton in Libya may have played into the plot and convinced Gaddafi to surrender. Early on October 19, Twitter messages from Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte reported the presence of white flags across the devastated... -Full Story-
(asiantribune.com - 27/10/11)

If the Libyan war was about saving lives, it was a catastrophic failure
Seumas Milne October 28, 2011 - 6:48AM
Nato claimed it would protect civilians in Libya, but delivered far more killing. It's a warning to the Arab world and Africa As the most hopeful offshoot of the ‘‘Arab spring’’ so far flowered this week in successful elections in Tunisia, its ugliest underside has been laid bare in Libya. That’s not only, or even mainly, about the YouTube lynching of Gaddafi, courtesy of a Nato attack on his convoy. The grisly killing of the Libyan despot after his captors had sodomised him with a knife, was certainly a war crime.... -Full Story-
(smh.com.au - 27/10/11)

Libya to try Qadhafi killers as UN ends mandate
BENGHAZI: Libya's new leaders vowed on Thursday to bring Moamer Qadhafi's killers to justice in a sharp break with their previous insistence he was caught in the crossfire with his own loyalists. Meanwhile, the UN Security Council unanimously voted to end the mandate for international military action in Libya, ending another chapter in the war against Qadhafi's toppled regime. "With regards to Qadhafi, we do not wait for anybody to tell us," Abdel Hafiz Ghoga, vice chairman of the ruling National Transitional Council (NTC), told a news conference in Benghazi.... -Full Story- (brecorder.com - 27/10/11)

UN Council divided on Libya to the end October 28, 2011
Rugby Just Got More Direct Get Your Teams Latest News Now! France lauded the West's actions to bring down Muammar Gaddafi, while Russia condemned "violations", as the United Nations Security Council ended its authorisation for military action in Libya. Divisions over Libya within the council remained right to the end of the seven-month military campaign. France's UN Ambassador Gerard Araud called the NATO campaign of air strikes - with France, Britain and the United States taking lead roles - a "magnificent endeavour".... -Full Story- (smh.com.au - 27/10/11)

The West should not have allowed Muammar Gaddafi to be murdered in cold blood
By Con Coughlin
It is hard to feel much sympathy for Col Muammar Gaddafi, despite the fact that his end was gruesome even by the brutal standards of the Arab world. Now that the Libyan dictator has been laid to rest in his anonymous Saharan grave, we can safely discount the interim government’s initial assertion that he was killed by crossfire when his captors came under attack as they made their way to a hospital in Misurata. The grim truth is that Gaddafi was murdered in cold blood, after his captors had indulged in an orgy of violence against... -Full Story-
(telegraph.co.uk - 27/10/11)

The Advice of Dr Koshi Mathai, the Resident Representative of the IMF in Sri Lanka
By Garvin Karunaratne Ph.D.
Dr Koshi Mathai the Resident Representative of the IMF in Sri Lanka has warned Sri Lanka recently regarding Sri Lanka’s attempt to retain the value of the Rupee and further he has stated that not entering into the CEPA with India is detrimental to Sri Lanka. Dr Mathai has said that using our foreign exchange reserves to boost the value of the Rupee, is non developmental and should not be done. He opines that the Rupee should be left to the market forces of supply and demand and there should not be any action by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/10/11)

Biased reporting by the ABC against Sri Lanka in support of the Terrorist Organisations: Protest by Sri Lankans
Dr. D.Chandraratna 
We as Sri Lankan Australians wish to register our protest at the recent programs aired by the ABC  supporting the false accusations by the supporters of the LTTE terrorist organisation aimed at destabilising Sri Lanka.  You have been a gullible accomplice to this ruse by your bland acceptance of the claims made by two Australian citizens who travelled to Sri Lanka to aid and abet a terror outfit which killed hundreds and thousands of innocent people in that country for three decades.  You have been sadly unaware of the attempts by the LTTE to move the US... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/10/11)

End the Travel Ban on Cuba
Latin America Working Group
Happy 20th Anniversary! Or maybe “un-happy” anniversary. Today for the 20th year in a row, the UN General Assembly has voted to condemn the United States’ 50-year-old economic embargo on Cuba. How did the votes turn out this year? YES (against embargo) – 186 NO (in favor of embargo) – 2 ABSTAIN – 3 (details of the country lists in the vote count have not yet been published) Last year there were 187 votes in favor of ending  U.S. sanctions on Cuba, two against (Israel and the U.S.) and three abstentions (Palau, Marshall Islands, and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/10/11)

AUSTRALIAN ICJ CHAIRMAN IS DISQUALIFIED-OPENED HIS MOUTH AND PROVED HIMSELF
By Stanley Perera-Melbourne
Keep your mouth shut and keep all others guessing you are a fool.  But this man opened his mouth and cleared all doubts and proved himself a bloody Australian fool. Australian ICJ chairman John Dowd says in public that there is new evidence of war crimes against Sri Lanka. A jurist does not make any comments in public or private on the matters that may end up in a court of law.  That principle is jealously guarded by any eminent persons in the community.  They shall refrain from entering into any dialogue on any controversial issues... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/10/11)

ISLAM AND TERRORISM
By. A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Sri Lanka.
(Given below is an excerpt of the address by R. Bashiruddin, General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at  at the Annual Convention (Jalsa Salana) of the Sri Lanka Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at recently held in Negombo.)  It is unfortunate that Islam, the religion of peace, hope, harmony, goodwill and Brotherhood had been badly tarnished by the perpetrators of various terrorist acts and barbarism as seen in recent years. The purpose of this presentation is to set forth the teachings of Islam so that manifestations of various terrorist... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/10/11)

Why this sinister “hate-Muslim” campaign now? .
By Latheef Farook
There is a growing feeling and fear among the island’s Muslims that a sinister campaign has been underway inciting Sinhalese against them. This campaign, involving eight Sinhalese language websites and ten English language sites, portray the island’s Muslim community as a threat to Sinhalese, Buddhism, Sinhalese culture and the country as a whole. Latest is an article on 1915 Riots in a Sinhala language daily, pitting the two communities at a time when every effort should be made to bring the communities together, is certainly not in the best interest of anyone. Apart from the print... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/10/11)

RE: Response to “Do the right thing and have Samarasinghe recalled”
Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya
Dear Bruce,   I am glad you had a chance to read a wee bit of sensible opposite view to that of the stuff brainwashed you. I am amazed after witnessing the heinous atrocities for a good part of thirty odd years of the conflict while serving in diplomatic service in Sri Lanka, you chose to be the voice of the pro LTTE rump of brutal Terrorists. I honestly believe you cannot be on the payroll of the pro LTTE Diaspora like the unprincipled Parliamentarians and the Academics who unashamedly speak at propaganda gatherings decorated with... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/10/11)

World Leaders must stop humiliating Sri Lanka
Shenali Waduge
It has become a tedious effort ever since the fall of the LTTE to continuously embarrass Sri Lanka internationally by front organizations of the LTTE living abroad who have through the power of the money they possess the ability to purchase foreign parliamentarians & representatives of international bodies to point fingers at the Sri Lankan Government on allegations of war crimes. Farcical as this call is when the LTTE is declared a banned terrorist organization it is the LTTE that should have been investigated by international bodies ever since it first started its crusade of suicide killings... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/10/11)

Gaddafi son wants to surrender to The Hague – NTC
Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s son and heir apparent, Saif al-Islam, and ex-intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi have reportedly suggested turning themselves in to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. ­The news comes from NTC senior Libyan military official Abdel Majid Mlegta, as quoted by Reuters. Since NTC forces took control of Sirte, Gaddafi’s hometown, the colonel’s son has remained in hiding. He is believed to be somewhere near Libya's southern border with Niger. According to the NTC official, Saif al-Islam and Senussi are trying to broker a deal to surrender to the court through a neighboring country. Which country... -Full Story- (rt.com - 26/10/11)

WorldBodies of 267 Gaddafi loyalists found in Sirte
The bodies of 267 people have been found buried in mass graves in Sirte, the hometown and last stronghold of former Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, Fox News said. Most of the dead were supporters of Gaddafi and had been executed, Fox News reported late on Wednesday citing a Red Cross source who spoke with an online Libyan newspaper. “The Transitional National Council (TNC) has pledged to investigate the deaths and punish the perpetrators,” the source said.... -Full Story- (en.rian.ru - 26/10/11)

Qatar admits it had boots on ground in Libya
DOHA: Qatar revealed for the first time Wednesday that hundreds of its soldiers had fought alongside Libyans in their battle to topple longtime despot Moammar Gadhafi. "We were among them and the numbers of Qataris on ground were hundreds in every region," said Qatari chief of staff Maj. Gen. Hamad bin Ali al-Atiya. The announcement marks the first time that Qatar has acknowledged it had military boots on the ground in Libya. Read more:... -Full Story- (dailystar.com.lb - 26/10/11)

Lawyer: Gaddafi family to accuse NATO of "war crime" over his death
Paris - The family of dead Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi plans to file a lawsuit at the International Criminal Court, accusing NATO of a 'war crime' over his death, the family's French lawyer said Wednesday. In an interview with France's Europe 1 radio, lawyer Marcel Ceccaldi accused NATO of the 'murder' of Gaddafi on October 20.... -Full Story- (monstersandcritics.com - 26/10/11)

Zimbabwe foreign minister urges reform of U.N. Security Council
By Columbus S. Mavhunga
Harare, Zimbabwe (CNN) -- Zimbabwe's foreign minister is calling for reform of the United Nations Security Council following the "extrajudicial" killing of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. NATO's role in Libya highlights the need for more democracy and accountability, Simbarashe Mumbengegwi said late Tuesday at a celebration to mark the anniversary of the United Nations. Gadhafi's "brutal extrajudicial killing" shows the Security Council is not accountable to member states of the U.N. General Assembly , he said.... -Full Story-
(edition.cnn.com - 26/10/11)

Gaddafi Sodomized with combat knife By NATO Supported so called Civilians
Video shows abuse frame by frame (GRAPHIC) An analysis appears to confirm that a rebel fighter sodomized Gaddafi with a knife. By Tracey Shelton October 25, 2011 "Global Post" -- SIRTE, Libya — An analysis of video obtained by GlobalPost from a rebel fighter who recorded the moment when Col. Muammar Gaddafi was first captured confirms that another rebel fighter, whose identity is unknown, sodomized the former leader as he was being dragged from the drainpipe where he had taken cover. A frame by frame analysis of this exclusive GlobalPost video clearly shows the rebel trying to insert some kind... -Full Story- (informationclearinghouse.info - 25/10/11)

A Bitter Pill For Tamils In Australia Who Want Sri Lanka President's Indictment As Their Call Is Waived Off By The Australian Government !
Insight By Sunil Kumar
Oct.26th. 2011 If all the world leaders listened to the apathetic pleas of those calling to indict Sri Lanka's President each time he travels abroad on official matters, in the manner The Australian Tamil community has done, it would not only be a rank breach of international protocols but also disregard for his status in a world where he is accepted and respected as a leader who liberated his Sovereign Nation from the attrocities and mendacities of an outlawed group of terrorists. If Australia's domiciled Tamils or a greater part thereof feel betrayed by the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/10/11)

Australian ICJ joins Tamil Tiger Rump to Stir Up New Allegations Against Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA UNITED NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CANADA  4 Arkona Drive, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M1T 1X3
By E-mail    October 25, 2011 MEDIA RELEAS Australian ICJ joins Tamil Tiger Rump to Stir Up New Allegations Against Sri Lanka  The Tamil Tiger rump in Australia still smarting after the 2009 defeat of the internationally designated terrorist group called the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) whom they funded over the last quarter century in the hope of establishing a mono-ethnic, racist Tamil state called “Eelam”, in the north and east of Sri Lanka encompassing 1/3rd of the land spread over 2/3rd... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/10/11)

Gaddafi death: Envoy slams 'sadistic' triumphalism
RT
Russia’s NATO envoy has written in his microblog that the Western elation over the death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi could have sadistic grounds. ­“The faces of the leaders of ‘world democracies’ are so happy, as if they remembered how they hanged stray cats in basements in their childhoods,” Russian envoy to NATO and the leader of the Congress of Russian Communities, Dmitry Rogozin, wrote in his twitter status on Friday. This statement apparently is a reply to the international reaction to the death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed as the forces of the National Transitional... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 25/10/11)

Human Rights Debate Could Expose Divisions at Commonwealth Summit - October 23,2011
Ira de Silva London, Ontario
The Editor Ottawa Citizen Ottawa, Ontario   Dear Sir:   Reference your news item by Mark Kennedy that human rights debate could expose divisions at the summit, it is a foregone conclusion. It is correct that the countries that adopt a holier than thou attitude on human rights such as  the U.K., Australia, Canada will be pushing for "reforms" which is another term for imposing their will on other countries. The problem is that their will has been to the detriment of the countries that they are trying to impose it on. Although western media... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/10/11)

Worst Board Game Ever Hillary and Qaddafi
by KATHLEEN PEINE
Another Halloween season is upon us, with the scary bloodless dead guy masks, the wild mobs clamoring for goodies, and well heck, that’s just Libya. I have to say that I’m against the death penalty on principle except when I’m not, but I only consider a select few crimes worthy of that ultimate act. I’ve thought at length about capital worthy offenses….thing like those referencing the song Kumbaya to smear anyone who doesn’t want to chew on live babies, or people from urban areas who pepper their talk or writing with y’alls. One other fairly... -Full Story-
(counterpunch.org - 25/10/11)

What is to be Done in England and Ameirca The Arab Spring and the Coward’s War on Libya
by TED HONDERICH
The thoughts in this essay are those touched on in a public conversation with Tariq Ali in The Gower Street Lecture Series, arranged by Waterstones Bookshops and held in University College London. Tariq’s knowledge of the societies of the Arab Spring is wonderfully greater than mine. His judgement of their likely futures is better too. His audacity, indeed his proper arrogance, is a way to truth. They were a way to truth in the student occupation of the London School of Economics in 1968. They are recommendations of his books. I will be spending more... -Full Story-
(counterpunch.org - 25/10/11)

In Libya, Massacre Site Is Cleaned Up, Not Investigated
By KAREEM FAHIM and ADAM NOSSITER, The New York Times
SURT, Libya -- In the parched garden of the Mahari Hotel, volunteers on Monday scrubbed signs of a recent massacre. They collected dozens of bodies, apparently of people executed on the hotel grounds several days ago, but left other evidence behind, like the plastic ties that were used to bind the hands of victims and shell casings, scattered on the dead grass in patches of blood. The volunteers said the victims included at least two former Qaddafi government officials, local loyalist fighters and maybe civilians. The killers, they... -Full Story-
(post-gazette.com - 25/10/11)

'Sushi king' Kunene's tribute to Muammar Gaddafi
Businessman Kenny Kunene's 40th birthday party caused uproar when he ate sushi off half-naked models. His 41st was no less colourful or provocative. Flamboyant South African businessman Kenny Kunene celebrated by dressing up as one of his idols, Muammar Gaddafi, in a flowing cream robe. He surrounded himself with six models wearing camouflage-pattern bikinis and brandishing fake AK47 rifles – an apparent reference to Gaddafi's infamous "Amazonian guard". The multimillion-rand celebrations, held last week in Alexandra township in Johannesburg, also featured pictures of the deposed Libyan leader on huge TV screens... -Full Story- (mg.co.za - 25/10/11)

Rebels sodomized Gaddafi with combat knife
Tripoli, Oct.25 : The rebels who captured Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi reportedly dragged him from a drainage pipe and tortured him with a knife.Graphic footage released Monday by GlobalPost.com shows a rebel jabbing a helpless Gaddafi in the backside with what appears to be a U.S.-made combat knife called a BK and T - and which the Libyans called a "Bicketti."... -Full Story- (newkerala.com - 25/10/11)

On-line Arrival Visa Should be Given Alternatives or Scrapped.
Prof. Hudson McLean
Just as the Island of Sri Lanka is emerging from one debacle, the bureaucrat who devised the On-line Entry Visa with No Options, should have his head tested. Most countries have Entry Visa on Arrival or obtainable through a Travel Agency Services from the local Consulate. USA and UK have online Entry Visa procedure, but they are in a different league. Entry Visa to Singapore is obtainable on Arrival Free of Charge to EU, USA and several other citizens or from its Consulates in various countries and usually takes upto 72 hours and costs about US$... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/10/11)

Libya: Costs outweigh benefits
Actually, this was no humanitarian operation, as most of civilians have been killed through the fighting itself, instead of by the forces of the Qaddafi regime, says Bandow, a former Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan. "The last pretense of humanitarianism disappeared when the alliance continued bombing the remnants of Qaddafi's forces after his regime collapsed. NATO airstrikes persist even today, though Qaddafi's forces are largely defeated and threaten no civilians."... -Full Story- (chinadaily.com.cn - 24/10/11)

Australia, beware of LTTE Terrorism
Shenali Waduge
What makes Al Qaeda different from the LTTE? Both are terrorist organizations. Just a single incident in 2001 sufficed to make Al Qaeda top a global crusade referred to as the “war on terror” while the world cared not to apply the same criterion against the LTTE for its crimes against innocent people irrespective of their ethnicity, religion or gender through 3 decades. Terrorism is not Muslim fundamentalism. This is the mistake western policy makers & global peacekeepers appear to make. LTTE banned in 32 countries excepting Australia (which has chosen to ban only 19 Islamic organizations  as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/10/11)

Canada Supports Rule of Law in Libya - Oct. 23,2011
Ira de Silva London, Ontario
The Editor Ottawa Citizen Ottawa, Ontario   Dear Sir:   I refer to the news report on October 23,2011 regarding Mr. John Baird`s statement regarding Canada's policy on Libya and Canada's support for the rule of law. I assume that Mr. Baird expresses the attitude of the Canadian Government. Why is it that Mr. Baird and the Canadian Government  seem to have different attitudes regarding policy and the rule of law for different countries?   In the case of Libya he states that his first thought is with the Libyan people, not with their former dictator.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/10/11)

UN / FAO Accountability and deprivation of right to water and right to life
Swarna Hansa Foundation on behalf of peasants in the North Central province.
Disgusted with the authorities hundreds of disgusted peasants including more than fifty kidney patients, came all the way from North Central Province of Sri Lanka to UN/ FAO office in capital Colombo on  17th instant and demanded compensation for the damages done to the farmers, the farmland and the water resources. In demanding compensation, the peasants held the FAO accountable for more than twenty thousand deaths, more than another twenty thousand fatal kidney patients and more than one hundred thousand suffering from kidney disease in their different... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/10/11)

Response to “Do the right thing and have Samarasinghe recalled”
Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya
The Editor,  CanberraTimes,   This in response to Bruce Haigh's article “Do the right thing and have Samarasinghe recalled” that appeared in  CanberraTimes on the 21st October 2011  I only quote from the former Premier Mr Carr, during his time in office, eloquently described Justice Dowd as "utterly irresponsible", "extraordinarily insensitive" and "divisive".  "For goodness sake, can't John Dowd get into his thick head that Bali occurred, that we have a problem here, that these threats are real, and, when triggered, police ought to have the powers to arrest people, to question people, to search people?"... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/10/11)

PM heads for Commonwealth hornet's nest
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada
 24 October 2011   The Editor (Letters), THE OTTAWA CITIZEN   Sir:   How right the Sri Lanka High Commissioner, Chitraganee Wagiswara is to be honest and brave enough to tell Canadians that "...she denied allegations that Sri Lanka committed human rights violations, stressing the government was  fighting a war against terrorism when it defeated theTamil Tigers,"  (PM heads for Commonwealth hornet's nest).  Her government, did what it had to do, to get rid of 27 years of Tamil Tiger terrorism and give back to its 22... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/10/11)

WESTERN INTRIGUE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Mahinda weerasinghe
I refer to the piece; Wicked Witch of the West goes to Libya  Pasted on your site on19.10.2011 written by Lisa Karpova  ( Pravda.Ru)  Which reminds me of the joke which was circulating while her better half was fighting to keep in the saddle to the top job in USA.  I am referring to the Monica Lewinsky affair. Bill has informed that “I did not ask that woman to lie; I just asked her lie down”.  Evidently if that story related today, it should be reversed in its delivery somewhat. It probably should go like: “l would... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/10/11)

Rights group: Bodies of 53 apparent Gadhafi loyalists found in Libyan hotel
The bodies of 53 people, believed to be supporters of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, has been found in a hotel that was under the control of anti-Gadhafi fighters, Human Rights Watch said Monday.The bodies of 53 people, believed to be supporters of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, has been found in a hotel that was under the control of anti-Gadhafi fighters, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The rights group said it found the bodies clustered together at Hotel Mahari in Sirte on Sunday. About 20 residents were putting the bodies in body bags to prepare them for burial when... -Full Story- (baltimoresun.com - 24/10/11)

Libya's new sharia law must respect human rights: EU
(BRUSSELS) - EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Monday said the introduction of sharia law in Libya must respect human rights. Asked for comment from Ashton on the impact on women of polygamy and a ban on divorce, her spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic said: "We expect the new Libya to be based on respect for human rights and democratic principles." The comments followed statements from Libya's new leaders Sunday promising a system of Islamic sharia law in a constitution to be adopted after 42 years of rule under Moamer Kadhafi. Declaring the country officially "liberated", leaders of the National Transitional... -Full Story- (eubusiness.com - 24/10/11)

Libyan NTC chief’s ‘liberation’ speech raises eyebrows
By Mustapha Ajbaili
During his speech at Libya’s ‘liberation’ ceremony held in the city of Benghazi on Sunday, the head of the interim National Transitional Council (NTC), Mustafa Abdul Jalil made a few announcements that must have raised eyebrows among people with hopes for a moderate system that respects basic human rights and democratic governance of the country. Abdul Jalil began his speech with a religious edict, telling the crowd that firing guns in the air as a way of thanking Allah for victory is Haram, meaning prohibited. He then went on to announce that Libya’s future legal system... -Full Story-
(alarabiya.net - 24/10/11)

How the West deals with their “enemies” – killing them without trial
Shenali Waduge  
Three sons of the Arab world are no more. All three were one time “friends” of the West, two were in fact former CIA agents. Of the 3 only Osama was declared a “terrorist” while Saddam & Gaddafi were “dictators”. Whatever the West referred to them – they were enemies of the West – they faced their fate because they dared to go against the West. Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden & now Muammar Gaddafi died unarmed after being captured alive not resisting & holed up underground for safety from the very people they had once trusted.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/10/11)

Gaddafi killing and NATO's Milosevics
Island Editorial
October 23, 2011, 6:42 pm An elated Barack Obama waxed eloquent about the bloody conclusion of the Libyan conflagration. He said, inter alia: "Our leadership at NATO has helped guide our coalition. Without putting a single US service member on the ground, we achieved our objectives, and our NATO mission will soon come to an end." President Obama has thus admitted that his country led the NATO coalition which backed the Libyan rebels (who became the troops of the western-backed National Transitional Council) responsible for a large number of civilian deaths, revenge killings, looting etc besides the... -Full Story-
(The Island - 23/10/11)

Voodoo theoreticians backed Tamil fascism as “liberation”
H. L. D. Mahindapala
 There are five major communities in Sri Lanka – 1. the Sinhalese, 2. the Tamils of the North; 3. the Tamils of the East who consider themselves to be distinct from the Northern Tamils in culture and caste (Mukkuvars as opposed to the Vellahlas); 4. the Indian Tamils of the central hills and 5. the Tamil-speaking Muslims. No leadership in any of these communities has suppressed, oppressed, persecuted, dehumanized and even slaughtered on a mass scale their people, under fascist ideologies of varying shades, as the Tamil leadership in Jaffna. Vellahlas condemned their caste victims... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/10/11)

‘We continue our resistance to full revenge. I am in Libya, alive and free’ – Gaddafi’s son
RT
The son and heir apparent of the late Colonel Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, is still in Libya. He is free and will go on with resistance, he reportedly claimed in an address to supporters aired by Syria’s Arrai TV Channel, loyal to the Libyan ex-leader. ­“We continue our resistance. I am in Libya, I am alive, free and intend to go to the very end and exact revenge,” Russia’s “RIA Novosti” news agency quotes Saif al-Islam as saying on the Syrian Channel on Saturday night. Earlier contradictory reports suggested Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has been either killed or captured in the... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 23/10/11)

Autopsy: Libya's Gadhafi killed by shot to head
By KIM GAMEL The Associated Press
TRIPOLI, Libya — An autopsy confirmed that Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi died from a gunshot to the head, the country's chief pathologist said Sunday, just hours before Libya's new leaders were to declare liberation and a formal end to an eight-month civil war to topple the longtime ruler's regime. Libyan celebrate after the Muslim Friday prayer at Martyrs Square in Tripoli, Libya, Friday Oct. 21, 2011. The death Thursday of Gadhafi, two months after he was driven from power and into hiding, decisively buries the nearly 42-year regime that had turned the oil-rich... -Full Story-
(ajc.com - 23/10/11)

Prehistoric man emerges from Haldummulla
By Amal HEWAVISSENTI -courtesy Sunday Observer
Prof. Raj Somadeva A special team led by Prof. Raj Somadeva recently made spectacular findings on a series of excavations which underpin the idea that Sri Lankan Culture is not something borrowed from any country or region. The excavations carried out in Haldummulla and Ranchamadama of Embilipitiya on Walawe valley offer a convincing but rather unexplicit picture of prehistoric man's transition to agricultural mode from hunting culture. According as Prof. Raj Somadeva says, the generalised view that the arrival of Aryans in Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/10/11)

John Baird's comment in the House on Gadhafi's assassination
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario. Canada
 22 October 2011   The Editor (Letters), THE OTTAWA CITIZEN   Sir:   I was taken back by Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird's comment in the House of Commons when he was asked whether he was concerned about reports  that Gadhafi may have died in  a revenge-style killing.  His reply was "My first thought is with the Libyan people, not with their former dictator."   If this is an honest sentiment from our Government's spokesperson on foreign affairs policy, and if  the same formula is applied to Sri Lanka's situation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/10/11)

කෙමරූජ් භිෂණය 2 කොටස
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
 ආචාරශීලි නිහඬ ඝාතකයා - පොල්පොට් ඔහු සන්සුන් නිහඬ චරිතයකි. කථා කිරීමට වඩා සවන්දීමට කැමතිවිය. දක්ෂ ගුරුවරයෙකි. අසන්නන් ග‍්‍රහණය කරගන්නා අයුරින් කතා කරයි. ඔහු ආචාරශීලිය. සෞම්‍ය ගතිගුණවලින් යුක්තය. ඔහු ජනතාව සංවිධානය කළේය. සිහනුක් රජයේ දූෂණ හා ජනතා පීඩන යාන්ත‍්‍රණය ඔහුගේ විවේචනයට ලක්විය. දුප්පත් ගොවීන් අතර ඔහු වීරයෙකු විය. සිසුහු ඔහුට සවන් දුන්හ. බොහෝ පිරිස් රැකියා අතහැර දමා පොල්පොට්ට සහයා දීමට ඔහු ක‍්‍රියාත්මක වූ ග‍්‍රාමීය ප‍්‍රදේශයට ගියහ. කම්පුචියාවේ අනාගතය පොල්පොට් බව ඔව්හු කීහ. දුගී භාවයට, විරැුකියාවට, රාජ්‍ය මර්ධනයට එරෙහිව ඔහු කථා කළේය. ජනතාවගේ ආදරයට පාත‍්‍රවීම ඔහුගේ අපේක්‍ෂාව විය. අප දුප්පතුන් අතර ජනප‍්‍රිය වීමට නම් ඔවුන්ට සමානව ජීවත්වියයුතු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/10/11)

Brendan O’ Connor Meeting – Minister of Home Affairs, Justice
Initiated, organized and led by ALP member Gamini Perera OAM,   a Srilankan delegation comprised of community leaders Professor  Priyantha Mendis and Doctor Ranjith Hettiarachi, both of Melbourne met  with The Honorable Minister Brendan O’ Connor, the Minister for Home Affairs, Justice, Privacy & FOI and for the Australian Federal Police, at his Victorian Electoral offices on the 21st October 2011.     The Honorable Minister cordially welcomed the delegation introduced by Gamini Perera and engaged in discussions with the delegates on the various relevant Srilankan issues that had captured the Australian media  headlines in the preceding week. Of these, the allegations... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 23/10/11)

HOW PEACE INDUSTRY WAS BLOCKED OUT OF KANYA
By Mahinda Weerasinghe
On 11-02-2008 I wrote the following article called ‘SOME SOUND ADVICE TO THE KENYAN LEADERS’. At that point of history Kenya was in a precarious situation and at the brink of a looming civil war. The peace industry leaches were eying to destabilise it, and exploit for their good life. And at this point of history they knew they were about to lose Sri Lanka ‘the gem of the Indian ocean’. For the end was in sight for ‘God loves me and I love God people’ who had been imploding the nation using the Catholic terrorist... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/10/11)

GRAND FORKS READER TAKES ON SHELTON GUNARATNE
In response to An Outsider’s View—6  (originally published in Lankaweb, 1 Oct. 2011),
In response to An Outsider’s View—6  (originally published in Lankaweb, 1 Oct. 2011), Mark Antonenko of Grand Forks, North Dakota, published the following letter to the editor in The Grand Forks Herald (“Marx’s siren song lures ‘ship of state’ onto rocks,” 20 Oct. 2011): GRAND FORKS — After reading Sheldon [sic] Gunaratne’s op-ed, I have to ask: Who do we want to be as a nation? Gunaratne unabashedly quotes Karl Marx and tries to make the case that conservatives — or “troglodytes” as he calls... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/10/11)

Cricket Tourism
Sarath Wijesinghe (Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United Arab Emirates)
Tourist industry is in the zenith in Sri Lanka today. So is cricket. We won the world cup in 1996. Thereafter we became runners up twice which are a rare distinction. There are ups and downs in any game.  Cricket is no exception. But the fact that we are in the zenith of the game is acceptable among cricket fans and cricket lovers worldwide. Cricket helps nations in various ways. It helps tourism and invest promotion apart from image building. Tourism is a travel for recreational, leisure or... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/10/11)

White Flags in Libya
Janaka Yagirala
On May 18, 2009 Sri Lanka saw the end of a 30 year bloody war. A butcher whose political mythology killed thousands of innocent civilians was gone for good. Now our citizens can leave their homes in the morning and return in peace without fear of being killed in a terrorist bomb. Blessed for ever are the heroes who braved the enemy bullet to achieve this true peace. Equally blessed are the people who stood their ground without bowing to the pressure from the evil empire of the fake “International Community” (a.k.a. Neo-Colonial Alliance). It didn't take... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/10/11)

Questions over the manner of Colonel Gaddafi's death !
PA.Samaraweera, Australia
Col. Gaddafi has been killed in his home town Sirte. There are questions over the manner of his death as he had been captured wounded, but alive, as shown in the disturbing pictures on TV. Later, as reported,  he had died from gun shot wounds to the head and abdomen. So it is another cold-blooded killing as Osama Bin Laden.   Bin Laden was unarmed and was shot by the US Marines in front of his daughter and family. Injured Gaddafi had been killed under suspicious circumstances by Libyan rebels who are backed by the US  and her allies. And they are jubilant over... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/10/11)

දේශීය ඉංජිනේරු ඥාණය රටේ ප්‍රගමනයට වගේම විදුලිබල ක්ෂේත්‍රයටත් මහගු පිටිවහලක්.
පාඨලී චම්පික රණවක විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්‍ය,
විදුලිබල ක්ෂේත්‍රය පසුගිය සමයේ ගැටළු රාශියකට මුහුණ දුන්නා. ප්‍රධාන වශයෙන්ම ව්‍යාපෘතීන්හි ඇතුවු තාක්ෂණික හේතූන් ඒ අතර වැදගත් තැනක් ගත්තා. උත්පාදන කාර්යයෙහි ඇතිවූ තාක්ෂණික දෝෂයන් හේතුවෙන් විදුලි ඉල්ලූම සපුරාගන්න නොහැකි තත්ත්වයක් උදාවූ එම අවස්ථාවේදී  දේශීය ඉංජිනේරුවන්ගේ ඥාණය උපයෝගී කරගනිමින් එම අයහපත් තත්ත්වය සමනය කරගැනීමට හැකිවීම විදුලිබල ක්ෂේත්‍රය ලැබූ මහත් ජයක් බව විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්‍ය පාඨලී චම්පික රණවක මහතා පැවසීය. ඒ මහතා මෙම අදහස් පළ කළේ අද 2011.10.21 දින බණ්ඩාරණායක ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මන්ත්‍රණ ශාලාවේ පැවති ජාතික ඉංජිනේරු ආයතනයේ 105 වන සංවත්සර උළෙලට සහභාගී වෙමිනි. දීපව්‍යාප්තව විසිරී සිටින දේශීය ඉංජිනේරුවන් එක්රැස්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/10/11)

LTTE activist’s fabrication accepted as the Gospel truth by ABC TV Australia!
Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya, Australia 
ABC 7.30 Report Producer,  Dear Sir/Madam,  I am surprised to see how a Government broadcasting institution becomes a cat’s paw to regurgitate false allegations perpetrated by the LTTE sympathizers. On the 18th October 2011 Leigh Sale’s 7.30pm report interviewed Meena Krishnamurthy a hardcore LTTE activist who appeared from nowhere to claim that under the commandership of Rear Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe bombed a Hospital causing fatalities to the patients for whom he should be investigated for war crimes.  The conflict in Sri Lanka ended in May of 2009, until last Tuesday’s 7.30 report there had been no... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/10/11)

Gadhafi killed
By Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada
20 October 2011 The Editor (Letters)  THE OTTAWA CITIZEN Sir: We seem to be living in a world of geo-political cherry-picking countries and Human Rights organizations like Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) who make their choices according to who will fund them or vote for them, to go after countries for alleged War Crimes to satisfy their client base. The case in point has been Sri Lanka where Prime Minister Stephen Harper has threatened to boycott the Commonwealth Summit of 2013 in Colombo if Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/10/11)

Recall Samarasignhe - By Bruce Haigh
Dr Anura Weereratne (PHD Laws) Barrister &Solicitor, CANBERRA.
I refer to Bruce Haigh, a self-styled political commentator and a reputed Sri Lankan Government basher who wants the recall of Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe the Sri Lankan High Commissioner.  He makes this request on the basis of alleged human rights violations by the Sri Lankan armed forces during the final stages of the warthat was successfullyconducted against the Tamil Terrorists. Mr Haigh appears to be a very effective mouth piece for members of the Australian Tamil diaspora who had backed the world’s most treacherous terrorist group, the Tamil Tigers, whose late... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/10/11)

TONY HILL OF NZ- IS HE THE BEST OR WORST CRICKET UMPIRE?
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
Tony Hill of New Zealand  became an ICC panel umpire in 1998 without any background  in first-class cricket. Now Tony  at the age of 61, is  in the elite panel of umpires of the ICC. During past few years, Tony has made several wrong umpiring decisions.  In matches between England  and Bangladesh  as well as Pakistan and England  his controversial decisions  were glaring. In the current series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan he has made few blunders, always to the disadvantage of the Sri Lankan team.  We are not taking anything way from... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/10/11)

The cost of killing Gaddafi
Shenali Waduge
In 2009 Libya was a friend to the US so much so that Libya allowed several US corporate giants to enter & approval was given for training of Libyan security personnel & civilians. These were the civilians that eventually became “rebels” given arms by the West to overthrow Gaddafi in a movement called “liberating Libya”. Arming locals has become a new strategy to avoid deaths to coalition forces while NATO is tasked to take on the indiscriminate air strikes. So what has been the cost for killing a man who has ruled a nation for 42 years... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/10/11)

Gaddafi Death - NATO MURDERS
... -Full Story- (youtube.com - 23/10/11)

Gaddafi "Death": A Tragedy for the World Stage
Pravda
Setting: Benghazi, Libya. Props: a drainpipe, a golden pistol. Cast: Listed below. Lights dimmed, the music starts: maqrum, sound increases slowly. Voice offstage: Once upon a time from the sands of Libya arose a lion who fought bravely against those who wanted his territory. Prompt: (hissing) No! No! The other text! The revised version! The cast Aban: Narrator Hinzir: Terrorist 1 Kalb: Terrorist 2 Himar: Terrorist 3 Abdul-Hakim: Officer of the Jamahiriya Armed Forces... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 23/10/11)

Wicked Witch of the West goes to Libya
Pravda
The chief crusader arrived supposedly somewhere in Libya. The exact location is under dispute, claims that Clinton was in Tripoli are doubtful at best. She was under heavy guard and moved about in total secrecy. It was a disgusting display of imperial bombastic arrogance and pompous, pretentious theatrics. While Hillary Clinton's face may only be marginally considered human, one never ceases to be amazed at how evil this female individual is. As an official of the U.S. government, she came to visit terrorists in Libya and to endow them with huge sums of stolen money.... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 23/10/11)

Libya: is it the end or just the beginning?
RT
With Libya’s liberation to be officially announced on Sunday and NTC loyalists continuing to celebrate the downfall of Gaddafi’s regime, the question of Libya’s future is rearing its head. And for some it is obvious NATO will not leave so fast. The liberation is to be declared on Sunday in the city of Benghazi, and not in the capital Tripoli, interim government officials have announced. The chairman of the ruling National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, will make the declaration. The celebrations of Gaddafi’s death are still continuing in Tripoli. As RT’s Anissa Naouai reports from the Libyan capital,... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 23/10/11)

Gaddafi ‘killer’ tells of Colonel’s last moments
RT
As the international community demands an investigation into the murky death of Muammar Gaddafi, a young NTC fighter has added controversy to the case by saying that he shot the deposed ruler. Claims made by Sanad al-Sadek al-Ureibi in a video leaked onto the Internet on Friday contradicts earlier reports made by the NTC which said that Gaddafi died of his wounds after being caught in crossfire between his supporters and NTC forces. “We came across Gaddafi in a street, as he was walking with some children and girls,” the man said. “I fired two bullets at him.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 23/10/11)

Killing a POW? Gaddafi’s last moments (VIDEO)
RT
A new explicit amateur video released by AP clearly shows that Colonel Gaddafi was caught alive rather than dead. ­The video portrays Gaddafi soon after his arrest in Sirte. The colonel is encircled by the soldiers of the National Transitional Council who are shouting in Arabic, "God is great." Gaddafi is definitely too weak to walk on his own and his chest and face are covered in blood. Still, the colonel takes some steps and then falls on the ground. The soldiers try to get Gaddafi up and put him in the car. Some of them are clearly grabbing... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 23/10/11)

No mercy in death: Gaddafi’s remains on show
RT
The world seems to show no mercy to the late Libyan ex-leader. While the horrific photos of his death have captivated mass media, his fellow countrymen are lining up for a family photo with his bloodstained body. ­Families with children line up to have a look at a body of the late Colonel Gaddafi, showcased since Friday in one of the commercial freezers at a shopping center in Misrata. Hundreds of people wait outside the freezer for their turn to pose for photos with the dead colonel stored as a trophy. Guards tried to control the crowd, allowing only... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 23/10/11)

Gaddafi should not have been killed - Lavrov
RT
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday responded to a broad array of questions by listeners of the Voice of Russia, Radio Russia and Ekho Moskvy radio stations. Opening the Q&A session, Lavrov responded to the situation in Libya, where former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi died following a gun battle between government loyalists and members of the National Liberation Army. Lavrov said Gaddafi had lost his legitimacy long ago, but his death on Thursday evokes some serious questions. "It is no accident that the Office of UN High Commissioner on Human Rights stated today that all circumstances of his (Gaddafi's)... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 23/10/11)

Commonwealth Report by Eminent Persons
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1, Canada
20 October 2011   The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN   Sir:   It is too easy an exercise for the 11-member Eminent Persons Group to tell the 54  Commonwealth nations,  that unless human rights are respected that the Commonwealth of Nations will face demise.   What should be more relevant is to tell these nations that they will be penalized if they help a non-democratically elected group to try and destroy a sister Commonwealth nation by destabilizing that democracy with war.   The case in point is Sri Lanka, which... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/10/11)

Sowing the whirlwind
 The Island Editorial 19th October 2011
SLFP politicians are killing each other as the government has allowed them to rise above the law. When presidential advisor Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra was killed and UPFA MP Duminda Silva received serious injury in a recent turf war, we said the government was reaping the whirlwind, having sowed the wind. It looks as if the government were now sowing the whirlwind! An attempt by the government to pull the wool over the eyes of the public by declaring war on the underworld in the aftermath of the Mulleriyawa incident prompted us to argue... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/10/11)

Suspects obtained Indian visa weeks before shootout Bharatha killing:
October 19, 2011, 9:28 pm By Shamindra Ferdinando Two persons arrested and deported from India for their alleged involvement in the assassination of former PA MP Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra on Oct. 8, had obtained visas from the Indian High Commission several weeks before the shootout. Authoritative sources told The Island that one suspect had obtained visa on Sept. 21, 2011 and the other on Aug. 23, 2011 for a period of six months. India handed over the suspects to Sri Lanka on Oct. 13 following a request from Colombo. They are among eight associates of UPFA MP R. Duminda Silva.... -Full Story- (The Island - 20/10/11)

සුදු හා පැටියාගේ කතාව
නිරෝෂන් හැඳලගේ-දිවයින භාරත ලක්‍ෂ්මන් ප්‍රේමචන්ද්‍රගේ ඝාතනය ලෝකයේ මේ ආකාරයේ පළමු ගණයේ ඝාතනය වන්නේ නැත. එහෙත් මේ ඝාතනයත් සමඟ රටේ දේශපාලන පොල්මඃකාරයන්ගේ සුදු පිරුවට එකින් එක ගැලවී යනු පෙනෙන්නට වී තිබේ. ඒ සමඟ මතුවී එන සමාජ කතිකාවට ඔබ්බෙන් සිට මේ දේශපාලන විකෘතිය තේරුම්ගත යුතුව ඇත. මන්ද සමාජ කතිකාව ඇත්තේ ජනමාධ්‍යයට වඩා ගව් ගණනක්‌ ඉදිරියෙන් වන හෙයිනි. භාරත ඝාතනය පිළිබඳ ඇතැම් මාධ්‍ය හා මාධ්‍යවේදීන් යෑයි කියා ගන්නවුන් එක්‌වී ඉදිරිපත් කරන "සුදු හා පැටියාගේ කතාව" නමැති සිනමා පටය "නිසි බලධරයා" විසින් සංස්‌කරණය කරන ලද විකෘති දර්ශන පෙළක්‌ බව ජනතාව හොඳින්ම දනී. එහෙයින් මේ මාධ්‍ය නඩය දැන් කළ යුත්තේ රටේ අනාගතය අනතුරේ හෙළන... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 20/10/11)

Lack of Honesty at High Echelons!
Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya
To the attention of the Australian Federal Parliamentarians! Lack of Honesty at High Echelons!  An Eye Opener!  Commonwealth Ombudsman Allan Asher has resigned as his integrety as an impartial observer was dented since he scripted the Senator Sarah Hanson Young to question at a Parliamentary inquiry in May of this year. With this hideous act of coaching Senators at Senate sittings, he has joined the likes of corrupt OFFICIALS in Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and UNHCR etc who abuse the responsibilities to paint economic migrants from Sri Lanka as genuine refugees.  Most of those who managed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/10/11)

Eriyagama is not a place or a bend in the road
Written by Malinda Seneviratne
Place names fascinate me. Years ago I even made a list of place names ending with deniya. I remember ‘collecting’ about 75 such villages. Peradeniya, Penideniya, Ududeniya, Udadeniya, Dambadeniya, Randeniya, Middeniya, Meedeniya, Madeniya, Dehideniya, Deldeniya, Padeniya, Pindeniya, Gandeniya, Gangodadeniya, Bangadeniya, Theldeniya, Embuldeniya, Paragahadeniya, Dummaladeniya, Dunakadeniya, Apaladeniya, Bangadeniya, Puwakdeniya, Gorakadeniya, Moonamaldeniya, Dandeniya, Ududeniya, Karandeniya, Kiriwandeniya, Thoradeniya, Weweldeniya, Nelundeniya, Elemaldeniya, Pothukoladeniya, Waduwadeniya, Ratmaldeniya, Gadaladeniya, Watadeniya, Kotadeniya and some 35 others which have left me over the past 18 years or so. Place names roll off the tongue like poetry. I am thinking of Eriyagama. I do not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/10/11)

Why Are The Lankans Getting Stomped On By Pakistan?
Top Spin By Suni
October 21st 2011   Is there some  wretched decision making at the highest level in Sri Lanka Cricket that has contributed to the present woes of the Lankans in Dubai, or is it the long layoff where the players have basked in the glory of past successes and the sun of course and taken it too easy but whatever it is, it is certainly showing in Dubai where they are being stomped on by Pakistan.  And if the Sri Lankans do not watch out they could slip further down the Test rankings to No.5- below the Pakistanis  and surely... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/10/11)

International Political Analyst Stephen Lendman: 'Gaddafi Dead' Story Stinks
Widespread skepticism over NATO and NTC reports
... -Full Story-
(mathaba.net - 20/10/11)

Rumours of Muammar Qaddafi Spread by NTC for Hillary Clinton
Green Committees have confirmed that the leader is alive, and that the enemy is seeking to take advantage of his being currently out of communications. The aim is to please Hillary Clinton who barked at her Arab slaves that she wants Muammar Qaddafi "dead or alive." The analysts who are close to the Libyan leader have told Mathaba that the aim of the rumours is several fold. On the one hand, they wish to demoralize the Libyan resistance which has held out for over 7 months against the strongest terrorists and invading armies in the world. On the other hand,... -Full Story- (mathaba.net - 20/10/11)

Gaddafi’s most wanted son killed or captured?
Al Arabiya TV has reported that Colonel Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, has been killed on the same day as his father. In the meantime, a Libyan minister says Gaddafi’s heir apparent is wounded and in hospital. According to Al Arabiya, his corpse has already been brought to Misrata airport. Saif al-Islam, 39, the second son of Muammar Gaddafi, was his chief confidante and carried out public relations and diplomatic roles for his father. He was a very public figure and one of the most recognizable Libyan officials in the West. Before the uprising swept Libya, Western nations viewed the well-educated... -Full Story- (rt.com - 20/10/11)

Killing a POW? Gaddafi’s last moments (VIDEO)
A new explicit amateur video released by AP clearly shows that Colonel Gaddafi was caught alive rather than dead. ­The video portrays Gaddafi soon after his arrest in Sirte. The colonel is encircled by the soldiers of the National Transitional Council who are shouting in Arabic, "God is great." Gaddafi is definitely too weak to walk on his own and his chest and face are covered in blood. Still, the colonel takes some steps and then falls on the ground. The soldiers try to get Gaddafi up and put him in the car. Some of them are clearly grabbing Gaddafi’s... -Full Story- (rt.com - 20/10/11)

SRI LANKA: It is not enough to 'cry for the country'-The implications of the failure to prosecute Duminda Silva
A Statement from the Asian Human Rights Commission
The editor of the Sunday Leader, in an article entitled 'The law is an ass' questions the statement by a government spokesman that Duminda Silva is not a suspect in the killings of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra and three others. Some members of Bharatha Lakshman's family also condemned this in the bitterest terms and expressed their lack of faith in due process being carried out as there are powerful persons protecting the alleged culprits. The editor of the Sunday Leader stated: "I cry not for Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra but for my country".... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/11)

An Appeal to the members of the Royal College 1960 Group
Sarath Abeysundera    
Ever since we joined the Kindergarten at the Royal Primary School, cricket has been part of our lives. If there was one game that bound us together right through our school career and even beyond that was cricket. It was the life blood of Royalists particularly in the 1950s and 1960s. Cricket walked with us like a shadow and gave us a level of excitement that was unmatched by any other sport.  The catchword ‘hora umpire’ was very much part of the cricket culture in our growing years. We knew when a wrong decision was given by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/11)

Invitation for Deepavali Celebrations
Chitranganee Wagiswara High Commissioner Sri Lanka High Commission-Canada
 The staff of the Sri Lanka High Commission and the Consul General’s Office in Toronto, join me in extending Deepavali greetings to all Sri Lankan Tamil Hindus living in Canada. I am happy to announce that we are, for the second time, organising an event on Sunday, 6 th November 2011 to celebrate Deepavali and wish to extend an invitation to you and your family & friends to join us in celebrating this important festival. The Minister of National Languages & Social Integration of Sri Lanka, Hon. Vasudeva Nanayakkara... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/11)

Reclaiming Ashoka
by Harish Singhal and Paul Chaffee, October 14, 2011 Courtesy:  Buddhist Channel
 New Delhi, India -- Approximately 2280 years ago, Emperor Ashoka, third regent of India’s Maurya Dynasty, ascended the throne. This Iron Age family ruled India’ first empire, stretching from eastern Iran to Burma, including most of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. Scholars dispute the details but agree that Ashoka ruled for about four decades in the middle of the third century BCE. Once in power, Ashoka proved a tyrant. Growing up in the Kshatriya warrior caste, the young prince had burnished his reputation as a fierce, merciless... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/11)

කෙමරූජ් භිෂණය 1
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
කෙමරූජ් භිෂණය
‘‘කම්පුචියාව යන රට තිබෙන්නේ කොතැනකද යන්න මම තවම නොදනිමි’’ යන මේ ප‍්‍රකාශය කරන ලද්දේ සුප‍්‍රකට රාජ්‍යතාන්ත‍්‍රිකයෙකු වූ මෙන්ම ඉතිහාසඥයෙකු වන වින්සන්ට් චර්චිල් විසිනි. අප‍්‍රකට කම්පුචියාව පසුකලෙකදී මුළුලෝකයේම ප‍්‍රසිද්ධියට පත් රටක් විය. ඒ පොල්පොට් හා ‘‘මරණයේ ගොවිබිම්’’ නිසාය. 1975 වර්ෂයේදී බලයට පැමිණි පොල්පොට්ගේ නායකත්වයෙන් යුත් කෙමරූජ්වරු (Khmer Rouge - රතු කම්පුචියානුවන්* කම්පුචියාව පාළනය කළේ මාස 44 වැනි කෙටිකාලයකි. ඒ කාලය ඇතුළත ශතවර්ෂ ගණනාවක් පවතින විනාශයක් ඔව්හු කම්පුචියාව තුළ සිදු කළහ. අන්තවාදීන් සුළු පිරිසකට රටකට කළ හැකි උපරිම විනාශය පිළිබඳව පෙන්වා දියහැකි හොඳම උදාහරණය කම්පුචියාව මගිනි. ඔව්හු රටේ ආර්ථිකය, සංස්කෘතිය හා අනාගතය විනාශ කළහ.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/11)

Stop Bill C-4, The Anti-Refugee Bill
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada
  18 October 2011   Hon. Bob Rae, Leeder of Liberal partee, house of commons, ottawa   Deer Mr. Bob Rae:   Tank U for letter - Stop Bill C-4, The Anti-Refugee Bill in tree opicial languages Inglis, Prench and Tamil. I no understan Inglish speak little, I no understan prench at all, I understan Tamil conchi, conchi. But I understan my language Sinhalese.  So Plees trans late your letter in Sinhalese and send me. I reed an understan an repli.   Sincerely   Asoka Weerasinghe... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/11)

AIs Online petition on Sri Lanka to Barak Obama
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G12 Canada
17 October 2011  Mr. Alex  Neve  Director General, Amnesty International , Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, Ontario. Dear Alex Neve:  What is all this that I read about your counterparts in the US having created an online petition on the White House petition site in support of LTTE’s call for an international war crimes probe targeting Sri Lanka.  They certainly wouldn’t have asked for an international probe if LTTE’s top honchos’ – Prabhakaran, Pottu Aman, Soosai, Thamil Chelvam, Nadesan, Pulendran, Seelan, Kittu, Col. Shankar, Balraj, Tango Papa, Bhanu, Charles... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/11)

මාතෘ භූමියේ දෝංකාරය!
හින්නි අප්පුහාමි විසිනි.
භාරත ලක්ෂ්මන් ප්‍රේමචන්ද්‍ර මහතා අමු අමුවේ ඝාතනය කර ඇත. ඒ, ඒ  මහතාගේ රූපකාය මෙරට ජනතාව අතුරින් විනාශ කිරීමයි. මෙම වෙඩි පහරින් භාරත ලක්ෂ්මන් ප්‍රේමචන්ද්‍ර මහතාගේ රූපකාය පමණක් මරා දැමුවා නොව, ඒ සමගම මෙරට රාජ්‍ය නායකයාගේ හා ආරක්ෂක ලේකම්වරයාගේද ප්‍රතිරූපයන්ද: කටකථා සාහිත්‍ය නිර්මාණ කරුවාගේ නිමයුම් තුලින් මෙරට  ජනතා මානස තලයන් තුල ප්‍රබල කම්පනයකට ලක් කොට ඇත. මේ ලොව රාජ්‍ය පාලකයකුට උරුම අති වැදගත් මධ්‍යස්ථානය  වන්නේ එම රාජ්‍යයේ ජන මනස තුල එම රාජ්‍ය පාලකයාට හිමි තත්වයයි. රාජ්‍යයේ සිදුවෙන සෑම ආකාරයේම සමාජ කම්පනයන් හරහා එම රාජ්‍ය නායකයාට උරුම එම ස්ථානය දෝලනයකට ලක්වේ. මෙම දෝලන ක්‍රියාකාරිත්වය ඉතා හොද දිසාවට මෙන්ම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/11)

Book Review‏- The American who Revived Buddhism in Asia & The Intertwined Histories of Buddhism and Sri Lanka.
Ranjit Santiago
Sunil Wimalawansa wrote the book, “The American who Revived Buddhism in Asia”. The author is the Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey.  Prof. Wimalawansa illustrates how Colonel Olcott became a hero without the traditional springboard of influence and power. The author gives the reader a groundbreaking inside account of Olcott’s life, which begins in America.  Sunil Wimalawansa details how Olcott contributed to the rule of law during turbulent times in his native country of birth and illustrates his incredible inner strength and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/11)

Frederica Jansz 'shedding crocodile tears' !
P.A.Samaraweera, Australia
Reference article by Frederica Jansz (FJ) titled "The law is an ass..." in the Sunday Island and reproduced in the Lanka Web of 17th Oct.   FJ says, "...I mourn for this country..." In contrast to this those who read her articles allege that she is anti-Sri Lanka, anti-national, anti-buddhist, anti-govt and anti-Rajapakse for defeating the LTTE and so on. Some claim the Sunday Leader is funded by the LTTE and  a NGO Newspaper. If she says that she is mourning for the country, we would ask her to quote one article written by her showing her patriotism and  nationalism to Sri Lanka. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/11)

The Emergence of Acceptable Narcissism
Regan Ashby
            We have become obsessed with ourselves.  No longer are the tabloid and gossip headlines on television good enough; no more can the splattered slander and salacious silliness strewn across magazine covers at grocery store checkouts satiate our appetite for meaningless, trivial, tawdry and tired information; and nevermore can the internet and all its ancillaries attempt to solely express the desires of narcissistic vanity as it pulses through modern day society.  We lust after scandals and dirty laundry; obsess over pedantic banal pettiness; and accept the insignificance of the propaganda we so willingly absorb.  We cannot accept... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/11)

The Law Is An Ass-I do not mourn for Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra:I mourn for this country that is ours
Frederica Jansz -Courtesy Sunday Times
Can anybody tell me why Duminda Silva is not shackled to his bed? After all, here we have a man who by numerous eyewitness and published accounts first slapped and then shot Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra. Even if this account is to be contested, Duminda Silva, at the very least was involved in a shootout, irrespective, of whether or not he pulled the trigger. He is the prime suspect in a murder case. Pray, why has he not been placed under remand custody? Why are there no remand officials standing guard at his bedside? Duminda... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/11)

Mervin De Silva MP Beats Student's Father
The Law Is An Ass-I mourn for this country that is ours Part II... -Full Story- (youtube.com - 17/10/11)

Canada's Hardline Pursuance of Sri Lanka For Accountability, Points To Pressure From Frustrated Tamil Diaspora And Is Un-Canadian!
LankaWeb Weekly Editorial
October 18th 2011 There us every reason to believe that the Canadian Government's pursuance of Sri Lankan for accountabilty to alleged human rights violations is a direct result of the huge Tamil Lobby in Canada as well as globally towards their cause as retaliation for the defeat of their champions the Tamil Tigers and the non achievement of secssion vis a vis the term Tamil Eelam. In response the Sri Lanka Government says that Canada is falling for propaganda based on Tamil frustrations as a result of failed attempts at Eelam conducted by the defunct Tamil... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/11)

An adult is sad but a child smiles -A tribute to Titus Thotawatte
Written by Malinda Seneviratne
When Steve Jobs of Apple died a few weeks ago there was an over-pouring of grief. The newspapers were full of the man, his work, his vision and his humanity. A young friend of mine was perturbed by the fact that Sri Lanka had, going by the amount of coverage, lamented the passing of this man but seemed to have been less upset by the death around the same time of veteran actor Joe Abeywickrema. ‘I am worried about my generation,’ she said. Around the same time I attended the ‘Sinhala Day’ celebrations of Ladies... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/11)

No society exists without taboos
Dr.Tilak Fernando
There is a five-letter word in the Oxford Dictionary the sound of which has a mixture of warning, embarrassment and contempt wrapped within it. This magic word ‘TABOO’ was originally used by the Filipinos, later adopted by the French and ultimately by the English. Taboo in simple terms signifies a form of restraint on social behaviour. It is classified as, “prohibition of words, actions or anything that is prohibited by tradition or social usage”. But in simple terms, how could one easily draw a line in determining this so-called social standard? The social revolution that has taken... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/11)

Amnesty's Dubious Standards Exposed
Ira de Silva London, Ontario Canada
Mr. Salil Shetty Secretary General Amnesty International London, U.K.   Dear Sir:   I am writing to you regarding two news reports about Amnesty this past week,  your statement on Sri Lanka after meeting with Mr. Rudd in Australia and the other regarding Amnesty in Canada calling for the arrest of President George W. Bush when he visits Canada. It is interesting that you are driving the agenda calling for an investigation in Sri Lanka where there are only allegations of crimes but have yet to call for similar investigations of the U.S. and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/11)

DENGUE AND HOMOEO-PROPHYLAXIS
Dr. Mass R. Usuf – PhD, MD (Acu), MFHom Kotte
I refer to the Daily Mirror editorial (8th Aug/11) which highlighted quite brazenly the need to put to test alternative medicine as a preventive against the menace of dengue and even as an option for treatment.  Homoeopathy has had much success over the centuries in containing epidemics. During the great influenza pandemic of 1918, The Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy, May 1921 reported that out of 24, 000 flu cases treated by orthodox medicine the mortality rate was 28.2% while those treated homoeopathically was only 1.05%. In... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/11)

Having finished with armed terrorism , Sri Lanka is faced with another sort of “terrorism” of the JVP
By Charles.S.Perera
Vijitha Herath of the JVP -now bursting apart because of the craving of its Leadership trying to ride on the shoulders of a mislead youth to political power, continues to think that its path to political leadership in the country lies in continued bashing of the Rajapakse Government. Vijitha Herath’s article to Daily Mirror on 15.10.2011 on “Duplicitous government « is inappropriate both as coming from a political party now breaking apart and also in view of the present Internationa political developments. It is because of the disunity of the political parties in Sri Lanka that the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/10/11)

Sinhalese Moving into Tamil Areas - Whose Definition "Tamil Areas"?
Prof. Hudson McLean
Published articles by Ira de Silva and Asoka Weerasinghe both highlighted the opinions of Tamil pundits, were of interest to all Sinhala patriots and supporters of the Sinhala Nation. First of all, all sensible readers should accept the fact that, "There Are No Tamil Areas" in the Island of Sri Lanka. The settlers of Tamil Ghettos should be given an opportunity and a fresh start to integrate with the Sinhala. The Sinhala citizens are free to move into any part of the Island of Sri Lanka to settle and raise their families. I for one, would... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/10/11)

Adrieen Clarkson on Rathika Sitsabaiesan
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1, Canada
16 October 2011 The Editor (Letters) The Ottawa Citizen Sir: The excerpt from Adreinne Clarkson’s book Room for All of Us on our rookie Tamil NDP  MP for Scarborough-Rouge River, Rathika Sitsabaiesan, was exciting reading until I came across the words – “Rathika says that many in the Tamil community are very politicized because they were forced to leave a country…” which dulled my  short-lived excitement. I am a Sinhalese from Sri Lanka, and know that no Tamil was forced to leave Sri Lanka, and that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/10/11)

පස්සේ ආ අඟ ලොකු වීමේ වරද !!!
... -Full Story- (lankacnews.com - 16/10/11)

You might have all forms of energy, other than gas but if not carefully used, back to the square one.
Dr Hector Perera  England
 No rice cookers, no rice. I can remember sometime back there were both kerosene cookers and firewood stoves for cooking. Now kerosene cookers have gradually disappeared. I am not sure of the electric cookers in that many years ago, sure they must have been there but we never had one. The dangers of having electric cookers were, if water falls on them while cooking, for example in cooking rice, it might be dangerous unlike in any other kinds of fires. There is nothing like having rice cooked on firewood stoves, when rice boils, froth falling over,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/10/11)

WHEN HEARTS BELONG TO US
PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER
For every writer, the comments of the readers on his writing are always of very much importance. It was somewhere in 2009, I penned down my views on Pak-China relations in an article which was published in different national and international newspapers and magazines. In that particular article I emphasized the need of more co-operation and closer relations between Pakistan and Chinabecause in my view this strong relationship would be in the larger interest of both the countries. One of my readers ‘Neal’, might be it a fictitious name, posted his comments in response to my... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/10/11)

The lesson from Sirte: NATO protects civilians from terrorists by murdering them
Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey Pravda.Ru
Sirte must go down in history as one of the world's epic tales of heroism and bravery, the tremendous resistance of a handful of courageous and resolute warriors standing fast against the hordes of sheer evil, cowards cowering behind a relentless and inhuman NATO bombing campaign, strafing civilians and soldiers alike in support of terrorists. The lesson from Sirte must go down in the annals of the collective identity of humankind as a classic and historic tale of resilience and virtue and determination, the fight to survive against the most tremendous odds - a handful of loyalists... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 16/10/11)

NATO exterminates 2 percent of a populated city
Lisa Karpova Pravda.Ru
NATO genocidal continuous bombing has managed to exterminate 2 percent of the city of Sirte, including 1,000 children. How in anyone's estimation can this be considered "protecting" civilians? In truth, the only ones NATO is "protecting" are their terrorist criminal stooges so that they may create havoc and total disaster on an unfriendly population that hates them and all they stand for: terror, murder, destruction, crime, rape, theft, treason and inviting colonial crusader powers to take over the country so that they may obtain personal financial gain.... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 16/10/11)

Ref; Whither Sri Lanka? by Mahinda Gunasekera Canada
Douglas
Thank you Mr. Mahinda Gunasekera. You have hit the nail on the head. The people of Sri Lanka are at the present moment lamenting ” Aney, Anichchan. Mokada Me Wenne”. (Alas, what is hapepning). After winning and eradicating the ruthless “terrorism”, this Govt. is unable to win the war against its own clan of “Terrorists”. What about the eye witness who said that he saw “Duminda” first slapped Bharatha and he fell to the ground. Then he pulled his pistol and shot Bharath on his leg. (please note, this is according to what is reported in the media).... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/10/11)

Prime Minister Harper threatens to boycott Colombo's Commonwealth Summit in 2013
AsokaWeerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada
15 October 2011 The Editor  (Letters), THE OTTAWA CITIZEN  Sir: Mark Kennedy’s report: ‘Canada to press Sri Lanka on abuses, Harper threatens to boycott 2013 meeting of Commonwealth’, had a jarring taste of “We are Holier than Thou!’ on my tongue. Here is Canada that helped the Tamil Tiger terrorists to fight the democratically elected sister Commonwealth Government for the want of their separate mono-ethnic, Tamil state, Eelam, and prolonged that war by letting the Canadian-Tamils stuff two-million dollars a month for 13 Liberal governing years to buy... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/10/11)

රට නරාවලක්‌ කළ විනාඩි ගණනක සිද්ධිය-භාරත ඝාතනය පිළිබඳ කතාව පෙළින් පෙළ
හේමන්ත රන්දුණු -දිවයින
කොළොන්නාව උමගිලිය ක්‍රීඩාංගණය එකම හිස්‌ගොඩකි. ඒ නිරහංකාර මිනිසාට අවසන් ගෞරවය දැක්‌වීම සඳහා පක්‌ෂ බේදයකින් තොරව රැස්‌ව සිටි දහස්‌ සංඛ්‍යාත ජනතාව මීයට පිම්බාක්‌ මෙන් නිහඬය.     ඡන්දය ප්‍රකාශ කිරීමට පැමිණි අවස්‌ථාව......... සුදොaසුදු පැහැයෙන් ඉදිවූ චිතකය ඒ නිරහංකාර මානව හිතවාදියා දමා අළු කරන මූසල හෝරාව එළඹෙනතුරු බලා සිටියි. මළ හිරුරැස්‌ කෙමින් කෙමින් උමගිලිය ක්‍රීඩාංගණය ගිල ගනිමින් තිබිණි. කොළොන්නාවේ කෙල්ලො කොල්ලො කුඩුකාරයන්ගෙන් බේරගන්න ඕනෙ. ගෑනු ළමයකුට බයක්‌ සැකයක්‌ නැතිව පාරේ බැහැලා යන්න බැහැ. පාහර දේශපාලනඥයොයි උන්ට කඩේ යන පාතාල අපරාධ කාරයොයි අද කොළොන්නාව බිලි අරගෙන. මේ මිනිස්‌සුන්ට ආරක්‌ෂාවක්‌ ඕනෙ. ඒ අහිංසක මිනිස්‌සු වෙනුවෙන් මම මැරෙන්න... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/10/11)

ISLAND OF GEMS 16th.successive year exhibition 2011
D.H. ARIYARATNA FGA, DGA, FGS OR PRESS RELEASE
NALINI ARIYARATNA [THE EXHIBITION ORGANIZERS] P.O.BOX 1837, LONDON N17 9BW. TEL/FAX: 020 8807 8252 Email:sri

lankagems.co.uk Web: www.lankagems.co.uk It is reported the above exhibition is to be held for the 16th, successive year organized by D.H. Ariyaratna FGA, DGA, FGS. A British qualified gemmologist T/A Sri Lanka Gems.  The exhibition will officially be opened by business community inLondon.  The exhibition is to be held in a well known hotel in the heart of London called the Mostyn Hotel, Bryanston Street, Marble Arch, London W1H 7BY (Nearest underground Marble Arch – Central... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 15/10/11)

The American Double Standard Visibly Exposed As Amnesty International Calls For The Arrest Of Former President When He Visits Canada.
In Hindsight By Sarath Kumara
October16th 2011 This Associated Free Press item posted on the World Wide Web and copied to LankaWeb throws amazing insight into the American double standard  relative to the calls to investigate Sri Lanka for War Crimes and crimes against humanity when the USA too seems so full of tangible errors blatantly commited during the tenure of this former President.  It has been well researched by Amnesty International as always, given their track record and reputation for accuracy.The organization hardly ever leaves any stone unturned in the pursuit of true crimes against humanity where credibilities rest on the accuracies and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/10/11)

HC Bruce Levy: Your statement on Prime Minister Harper attending Colombo's 2013 Commonwealth Summit
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada
13 October 2011 His Excellency Bruce Levy Canadian High Commissioner for Sri Lanka  Colombo 7, Sri Lanka Dear High Commissioner Bruce Levy: Your statement to the Daily Mirror of 13th October about Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s position of attending the 2013 CHOGM confused me, and challenged my knowledge of the English language. You said: “Let’s be absolutely clear on what that Prime Minister said.  He did not say that he will boycott the summit. What he did say is that he will find it difficult... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/10/11)

Did Jesus Christ learn Buddhism ??
BBC
Scholars&65279; have often considered the possibility that Buddhism influenced the early development of Christianity. They have drawn attention to many parallels concerning the births, lives, doctrines, and deaths of the Buddha and Jesus... -Full Story- (youtube.com - 14/10/11)

RE:Sri Lanka High Commission in Canada is not doing much
Sri Lanka High Commission Ottawa
Editor Lanka Web This has reference to the unsigned news item by a Sri Lankan student in Canada, published in your website on 11th October 2011. The High Commission carefully notes the contents of the news item.  The “Sri Lankan Student” is perhaps unaware that a large number of Sri Lankans, including students, are in constant contact with the High Commission in Ottawa and the Consul General’s Office in Toronto.  They actively contribute and support us in many fields. The High Commission and the Consul General’s Office are always open to the Sri Lankans... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/10/11)

Whither Sri Lanka?
Mahinda Gunasekera
Sri Lanka has been teetering on edge waiting to explode in a manner such as the deadly shootout which has so far resulted in four deaths, and several serious injuries to persons in a public thoroughfare on October 8, 2011. Tthe fact that persons of questionable backgrounds with criminal records are nominated by the recognized political parties to represent them in parliament, naturally leads to a breakdown of law and order. Politicians of the calibre of Mervyn Silva running around with a bunch of thugs and meting out summary punishment to ordinary citizens of the country is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/11)

Canadian PM Hopes To Meet MR At Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
Ira de Silva London, Ontario Canada
The Editor Daily Mirror Colombo, Sri Lanka   Dear Sir:   It is not a hope that the Canadian Prime Minister will meet President Rajapakse at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia, it is a fact. However, it must also be noted, that the supporters of the LTTE in Australia did try to stop President Rajapakse from being admitted to Australia for this meeting. Whether there will be a discussion on allegations  of human rights abuses and reconciliation is for them to decide. It is hoped that if... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/11)

Open Letter to Ms Angela Melo: Ethnic Intolerance of a UNESCO Prize Winner Veerasingham Anandasangaree
Dilrook Kannangara
13 October 2011  Ms Angela Melo Secretary of the Prize Director Division of Human Rights, Human Security and Philosophy Sector of Social and Human Sciences 1 rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15, France  Dear Ms Melo,  This is to bring to your attention the grave injustice of awarding the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence to Mr Veerasingham Anandasangaree of Sri Lanka in 2006. Unfortunately he has made a mockery of this esteemed prize that recognizes tolerance.  On 10 October, 2011, along with two other politicians, Veerasingham Anandasangaree travelled to India and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/11)

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MEETING OF HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH ABDULLAH BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN, FOREIGN MINISTER OF UAE AND THE HON. MINISTER OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS OF SRI LANKA
By Sarath Wijesinghe, Ambassador for Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates
The meeting of the two Ministers are unique, unprecedented and significant in the present context of economic and political affairs or in the Globe. When the entire Middle East is in turmoil United Arab Emirates - the “Jewel of Middle East” is shining with stability , security and economic upward trend due to the enormous oil wealth which is well and wisely invested. Both countries have been close for thousands of years and the personal bonds are strong. UAE has become the hub of Middle East which... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/11)

Sri Lankan High Commissioner meets Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif
Pakistan Sri Lanka Friendship Magazine - September 2011
Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Pakistan Air Chief Marshal (rR) Jayalath Weerakkody met Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on 23 September 2011. Matters of cooperation in dengue control were discussed in the meeting. The chief minister thanked Sri Lankan president, government and people for their cooperation and sending a medical team to Lahore to cope with the dengue. The chief minister said he would visit Colombo to thank the Sri Lankan president, government and the people for this help.  He said that it had been decided to set up the Punjab... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/11)

Colombo South Harbour ‘ - Mid Haven for East, West International Shipping Routes
Pakistan Sri Lanka Friendship Magazine - September 2011
The ongoing Colombo South Harbour will be located west of the present south-west Breakwater in an area of approximately 600 hectares. The proposed harbour will have 4 terminals of over 1,200m in length each to accommodate 3 berths alongside depths of 18m and provision to deepen to 23m to accommodate deeper draft vessels in future. The channel width of the harbour is to be 560 m and depth of 20m, with harbour basin depth of 18m and a 600m turning circle.  The development of Phase-1 of the Colombo South Harbour is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/11)

Burmese demonstrates against U Thein Sein
Nava Thakuria
The exile Burmese activists based in India have started demonstrating their angers against the Burmese President U Thein Sein’s visit to India. The head of present Burmese regime in Nay Pyi Taw has arrived in Buddhagaya (Bihar) on October 12 for a three day goodwill visit. The Burmese Democratic Forces in India has organised a rally at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on October 13 and they have also sent a memorandum to the Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. The memorandum claims that Thein Sein led Burmese government does not genuinely represent the 50 million... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/11)

OPEN LETTER TO V.ANANDASANGAREE-SRI LANKA IS FOR ALL SRI LANKANS
 By Stanley Perera-Melbourne
 My dear Mr. Ananda Sangaree,  RE-SINHALESE MOVING TO THE TAMIL AREAS  You and two other Tamil politicians have complained to an Indian politician Ranjan Mathai that in Sri Lanka Sinhalese are moving to the Tamil areas. Are you frothing mad Sangaree? There are no Sinhalese and Tamil areas in Sri Lanka. There are no Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapakse proclaimed immediately after annihilating the racist Tamil Tiger Terrorists LTTE, that there is only one nation in Sri Lanka that is Sri Lankans. Where were you Sangaree when the President made... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/11)

V. Anadasangaree: Sinhalese moving into Tamil areas, India told
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada
11 October 2011 OPEN LETTER  to Mr. Veerasingham Ananda Sangaree, MP   Leader of the TULF and member of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA)    Parliament of Sri Lanka, Sri Jayewardenapura, Sri Lanka Dear Ananda: Let me roll the days back for you to 37 months ago.  The day was a Saturday, the 30th of August 2008.  It was a sunny day during the waning days of Scarborough’s (Ontario) summer.  The leaves outside the Scarborough City Centre were still in their foliage green.  And Scarborough as you... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/11)

Sinhalese Moving Into Tamil Areas, India Told - October 11,2011
Ira de Silva London, Ontario
The Editor The Island Colombo, Sri Lanka   Dear Sir:   Reference the news item that three Tamil politicians are complaining to India that Sinhalese were moving to the north, the question is why, if Sri Lanka is one country, any Sri Lankan can not move to any part of the country.  They did not object when the Tamils from the north settled in their thousands in other parts of the country, neither did the other communities.  Why can not these Tamil politicians accept non Tamils in the north when other communities have accepted thousands of Tamils from the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/11)

UN member States must demand probe & action against NATO War Crimes
Shenali Waduge
Why & how is it that international laws & international bodies & international public figures paid to maintain peaceful co-existence keep silent while even endorsing repeated NATO bombings that have killed thousands of innocent men, women & children & destroyed public & private property in a show of supremacy & arrogance over the nations they have targeted? NATO war crimes extend from Yugoslavia, to Iraq, to Afghanistan & now Libya. Why are international laws being manipulated to pressurize nations politically less powerful yet bountiful in natural resources or placed in influential economic routes? This simply explains why... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/11)

Sinhalese are moving into Tamil areas"- TNA complains to India !
by Gam Vaesiya Ontario, Canada
A news report published in the Zeenews of India states that three prominent TNA members have gone to "Big brother India" to complain that the "Sinhalese are moving into Tamil areas". Let us examine this sentiment in some detail. Racially exclusive territorial separateness ( apartheid ) ? When the LTTE enforced the Tamil speaking people of the Vanni to go with them all the way to Aluthmattala (Puthumatalan), one would have expected these TNA representatives of the people to be with them. However, all of them (with perhaps the exception of one TNA MP)... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/11)

Ambassador Aryasinha says “human rights groups in indecent hurry to vilify Sri Lanka ahead of the release of the LLRC report”
Media Release-Embassy of Sri Lanka Brussels
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU Ravinatha Aryasinha has said the timing of the screening of the film ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ at the European Parliament  today ( 12 October 2011) was particularly sinister, coming on the eve of the presentation of the LLRC Report due next month. The Ambassador said, “it would appear that Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Crisis Group who sponsored the screening, are intent on pre-judging and discrediting the LLRC report even before it is released”. He added that “this indecent hurry to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/11)

Playing nuclear chicken in Southeast Asia
By: Eric Margolis (The Nation, Pakistan)
It’s awfully hard for the world’s greatest power to admit its high-tech military forces are being beaten in Afghanistan by a bunch of lightly-armed mountain tribesmen that we dismiss as "terrorists." But that’s what’s happening in the "Graveyard of Empires." Washington can’t and won’t admit it has blundered into a bloody, trillion-dollar fiasco in Afghanistan. Right now, Pakistan is the chief whipping boy for US fury even though it is still officially called a "strategic US ally." Last week, outgoing US chairman of the joint chiefs, Adm. Mike Mullen, accused Pakistan’s intelligence agency,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/11)

“An Extraordinary First Novel”-Untouchable Woman's Odyssey-By Suwanda Sugunasiri
PRESS RELEASE
Nalanda Publishing Canada (416 487 2777) ISBN 978-0-9867198-0-6; US $ 14.95; Kindle $ 7.49 Distributed in Canada by A Different Booklist, Toronto <info

adifferentbooklist.com>. Get it on Kindle.  https://read.amazon.com/?asin=B005RFUSBY "An extraordinary first novel by an accomplished poet, Untouchable Woman’s Odyssey offers a deeply insightful narrative of postcolonial Sri Lanka. Beneath the placid surface lies a tale of the challenges of modernity, the deep divisions of class and caste, and the traces of the past in shaping the present. With remarkable skill, the author moves back and forth in time, linking the present to the... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 12/10/11)

ඛේදවාචකයක ඛේදවාචකය
දිවයින   කතුවැකිය
ආණ්‌ඩුවේ සියලුම දේශපාලනඥයන් නොවැදගතුන් නොවුණද, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ සියලුම දේශපාලනඥයන් නොවැදගතුන් නොවුණද කොලොන්නාවේ සිදුවීම දේශපාලනයේ වැදගත්කම බල්ලාට යවන සුළුය. දැනට වාර්තාවී ඇති අන්දමට සිද්ධියේ හෝ සිද්ධිදාමයේ අවසානය මෙසේය. එක දේශපාලනඥයෙක්‌ තව දේශපාලනඥයකුට පහර දෙයි. ඔහු බිම ඇදගෙන වැටෙයි. පහර දුන් දේශපාලනඥයාගේ අයෙක්‌ බිම වැටී සිටින දේශපාලනඥයාගේ කකුලකට වෙඩි තබයි. ඔළුවටම තබන්න යෑයි කවුදොa කෑගසයි. ඒ ඇසුණු සැණින් පහර දුන් දේශපාලනඥයාගේ අයෙක්‌ බිම වැටී සිටින දේශපාලනඥයාගේ හිසටම පිට පිට වෙඩි ප්‍රහාර එල්ල කරයි. බිම වැටී සිටි දේශපාලනඥයා මියයයි. සිටගෙන සිටි දේශපාලනඥයාද ප්‍රතිවාදී පිලෙන් එල්ල වූ වෙඩි පහරවලින් බරපතළ ලෙස තුවාල ලබා රෝහල් ගත කෙරෙයි. ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදයට අයත් යෑයි කියන දේශපාලන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/10/11)

භාරත මරා දැමූ තැන උද්ඝෝෂණයක්, මහජන ගඟක්
... -Full Story- (lankacnews.com - 11/10/11)

Mulleriyawa shooting
CourtesyDaily Mirror
Sanjeewa Bandara, an eye witness to the Mulleriyawa shooting incident said that supporters of MP Duminda Silva opened fire at late MP Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra felling him, in front of police officers on the day of polling. The eye witness, who is a supporter of Mr. Premachandra, said that Mr. Premachandra had been shot a number of times, but none of the police officers on duty in the area had come to his aid or even to take him to hospital. He said, “When we were engaged in election activities with Mr. Premachandra, we got news at... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/10/11)

Why do we cook with toxic gas emitting firewood when clean LPG gas is available?
 Dr Hector Perera     London
 When we cook by firewood, we always get smoke; we cannot get smokeless flame with firewood unlike in gas cooking. Black smoke is due to incomplete combustion of organic matter such as, wood or even coal. In a typical firewood kitchen inSri Lanka, it’s not uncommon to have a kerosene lamp as well that always gives a stream of soot or carbon black, may be with some fumes of kerosene as well. If the firewood fails to light up, a quick dash of kerosene from the lamp is a solution but it’s quite dangerous because the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/10/11)

A land where People elect their Representatives without Political Parties, without Election Meetings and without candidates canvassing for votes or killing each other for power?
Dr Sudath Gunasekara 9.10,2011. President Senior Citizens Movement Mahanuwara. 
At first sight this idea might look crazy and absolutely mad as well. Isn’t it? But we should not forget that over time in human history many a thing unthinkable and sometimes unimaginable or unbelievable have happened.  As such when we are confronted with intractable and puzzling issues like this we must firmly resolve that there cannot be anything that cannot be done or that cannot be overcome or achieved under the sun, provided we are armed with commitment, determination and perseverance and continue undaunted until the final goal is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/10/11)

The Group OF Tamil Dissidents In Their Attempt To Discredit The Government Move Towards Integration, Through Pleas To India Are Misguided!
LankaWeb Weekly Editorial
October 9th 2011 And who is bickering over the official move to integrate Sri Lanka ethnically and racially as though it is unacceptable for reasons brought on by their own connivances and their own perceptions of what's good for Sri Lanka ? None other than three groups of Tamil dissidents who are pro-active Tamil Tiger fronts themselves under the guise of political platforms they affiliate themselves with and truly needs to be put into perspective. If one evaluated the credentials of the three Tamil politicians who have complained to India that the Government of Sri Lanka... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/10/11)

TAMILS WILL VOTE FOR TAMILS- TAMILS ARE WITH TAMILS -“UTHURATA WASANTHAYAK, KOLOMBATA WASANGATHAYAK”
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
In Colombo District elections, the vast majority of  Sinhalese votes were largely divided between the UNP and UPFA registering 75% of the votes (  40 seats), whereas Tamils and Muslims had their representatives from Democratic Peoples Front , Sri Lanka Muslim Congress  and Democratic Unity Alliance, recording 19% of votes ( 10 seats).  There is no clear winner, though the UNP had secured the largest number of seats, still falling short of a working majority.    Now the horse trading will begin, the UNP leader Mr Ranil Wickremasinghe has already had discussions with Mr Mano... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/10/11)

Sri Lanka High Commission in Canada is not doing much.
From a Sri Lankan Student in Canada– Toronto, Ontario
 Stephen Harper’s Canadian government is aggressively campaigning to pressure Sri Lanka on human rights and political reconciliation. He warned that he’ll boycott the 2013 Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka. From his speech at the UNGA, the Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird has also made the campaign a priority.  In countries like Canada where the LTTE diasporas’ politics/propaganda is powerful enough to the extent of influencing the government as well as the opposition to act against Sri Lanka, it is the duty of the Sri Lankan government to appoint extraordinary diplomats... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/10/11)

JEWS AND BUDDHISM
JEWS AND BUDDHISM
 JEWS AND BUDDHISM  is an Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Sharon Stone that compiles interviews and archival footage of prominent Jewish, Buddhist, and Jewish-Buddhist personalities—including the Dalai Lama, David Ben Gurion, Allen Ginsberg, Rabbi Allen Lew, Sylvia Boorstein, and many others—to explore the new phenomenon of American Jews who have expanded their faith by drawing from Buddhist traditions. More than 30% of non-Asian Buddhists are Jews – and many have become leaders in the spiritual movement.  The influence of Buddhism is profoundly changing what it means to worship at synagogue. Rabbi Allen Lew... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/10/11)

Battle with the dead
Dr.Tilak Fernando
A Will or Testament in general is a lawful declaration by which a person or testator names a person or persons to manage one’s assets, property or fortune that provides for the transfer of such wealth at death. In the strictest sense, a ‘Will’ has historically been limited to real property while ‘testament’ applies only to dispositions of personal property (thus giving rise to the popular title of the document as “Last Will and Testament”, though this distinction is seldom observed today. A Will, therefore, may also create a Testimony Trust that becomes effective only after the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/10/11)

THE ACTUAL STORY OF TOMORROW
PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER- The writer is a Pakistan based analyst on defence and strategic affairs.
 President Karzai's trip toIndiaduring the first week of this October was simply a part of the Indo-US campaign againstPakistanwhich has been in vogue for the last many months. During his visit toIndiaPresident Karzai did his best to play the role assigned to him by his god-fathers. His ‘marvelous performance’ in this regard would surely uplift and strengthen his status and stature in the eyes of the US authorities and would no doubt boost up his role as a tool in the present political system... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/10/11)

Colombians vote for the UNP !
P.A.Samaraweera, Australia
In the local govt elections held on the 8th, as expected, the Colombo Municipality was retained by the UNP, while another stronghold of the UNP, Dehiwela-Mt. Lavinia was captured by the UPFA. The UPFA secured all the major councils including Kandy which had been held by the UNP  for 52 years.   Colombo no doubt is the bastion of the UNP. In the 1956 General Elections, the MEP had a landslide victory and the UNP won only 8 seats. The MEP was very popular at the time but after a couple of months later when the Local... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/10/11)

US warcrimes in Iraq
Sus
 Dear Sir  Here are the war crimes commited by Americans in Iraq.Compared to this,SL army has NOT done a fraction of what these Americans done,and still US warns SL to protect human rights.Pot calls the kettle black.See these crimes.Please add these in your paper and pls add the my text too.I think SL media should show these to our own people and they can questions Americans and UK...about their war crimes.Thank you   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjsFSrSN7-k http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmoMuy0vZjc&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6M2AIma98k&feature=related         Warm regards   Sus... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/10/11)

භාරතයි දුමින්දයි ගහගෙන- බිම වැටී සිටි භාරතට දුමින්ද වෙඩි තියලා- භාරතගෙ අය දුමින්දට වෙඩි තියලා
... -Full Story- (sinhalaya.com - 09/10/11)

Blatant state takeover behind EU and US Libyan operation
RT
Having taken over Libya, NATO exposed its hypocrisy towards protecting civilian lives, letting the revolutionary forces to shell loyalist cities and assault them despite great losses among civilian population. ­For over two days now, Libya's interim rulers have been waging one of the biggest assaults yet on the most-important remaining Gaddafi strongholds, the cities of Sirte and Bani Walid. Libyan revolutionary forces claim they have seized parts of convention centre, which served as a key base for Gaddafi loyalists in his hometown of Sirte. They say most of the town is under their control now, but still face fierce... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 09/10/11)

OPEN LETTER TO HON. KEHELIYA RAMBUKWELLA -ARE YOU INSANE MINISTER?
By Stanley Perera-Melbourne
 My dear Minister Rambukwella,  You have expressed your personal view to grant limited police and land powers to the North. I must very bluntly ask you whether or not you are out of your mind to suggest limited powers to North on Police and Land powers? It looks to me as if you are caving in for the pressure from nasty Indians and that Bloke Blake?  The writer is the Perera with whom you had some communication regarding some issues recently.  My dear Minister, if you give an inch, they will take a mile. The president... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/10/11)

Sinhala-Muslim relations and Izeth Hu-zany’s fantasies
H. L. D. Mahindapala
 In one of my earlier columns (September 3) I referred to “some deluded fanatics in the Muslim community” but took special care to add “not all”. Izeth Hussain (IH), a former Sri Lankan diplomat, has thought it fit challenge me on this and other aspects in my column. In his response he has asked me to “enlighten us on who those fanatics are, and how their fanaticism is shown towards the Sinhalese?” Now that he has raised this question let me tell him quite bluntly that I was referring specifically to him, his like-minded friends... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/10/11)

BEFORE SUNDOWN ………………….BEFORE WIND STOP BLOWING
Piyal Samarakone
 Mayans sees the dooms day will fall in 2012 AD based on cosmic activities, perhaps they never knew that mankind could create more heat on earth surface than on Sun’s. The little boy which fell onHiroshima back in 1945 managed to generate almost 4000c and the Sun’s average surface temperature is only 9000c. After 66 years the magnitude of heat we can generate through nuclear power today enough to illuminate another Globe in technical terms, as one single nuclear explosion can easily generate 10m Celsius at any given time. Startling revelation is 1.6b that of ¼ of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/10/11)

These Are Dangerous Criminals Who Contributed To Criminal Acts of Premeditated Intent To Destroy A Sovereign Nation Who Need To Serve Out Their Sentences Before Any Redemption!
Insight By Sunil Kumar
October 8th 2011 If all the dangerous criminals in the world were set free on compassionate grounds before serving their semtences and rehabilitation thereafter, the world would surely be a dangerous placce to live in. The world must never forget the terrible crimes these individuals and their ilk contributed to through decades of mayhem, wantion destruction of life, limb and property of innocent civilians as well as members of the Administration and Armed Forces and the reckoning is applicable to every instance of similar perspective wherever it may have occured or continue to  do so or fall... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/10/11)

IS R.SAMPANTHAN A RACIST OR A TERRORIST? HE IS BOTH RACIST AND A TERRORIST
By Stanley Perera-Melbourne
This man is suffering from an incurable mental disorder. That is the writer’s psychological analysis of this mad man Sampanthan and his gang bashing Sri Lanka. First and foremost please tell us what your grievances are in point form. The writer has asked this question many a time before. So far none of your followers has ever given an answer to this question. Therefore it is presumed that there is no issue or any grievance that TNA can list it out. IS IT LIKE THE EMPERROR’S CLOTHING? The latest of Sampanthan is that he is working... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/10/11)

Tamil Canadians in prison for arming rebels renounce violence
Stewart Bell
Five years after they were caught buying arms for Sri Lankan rebels, three Canadians have signed an open letter from prison acknowledging they were wrong and renouncing political violence. “We incorrectly believed that violence could achieve the goals that we sought,” they wrote. “We now realize that what we did was not helpful in leading to a positive resolution of the issues that existed in Sri Lanka.” The rejection of armed militancy is a complete reversal for the Toronto men, who were part of the international weapons procurement network that supplied the Tamil Tigers, or LTTE, during... -Full Story-
(news.nationalpost.com - 08/10/11)

'America will collapse'
... -Full Story- (youtube.com - 07/10/11)

Economic Hitman reveals shocking truths about the Government
RT
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(youtube.com - 07/10/11)

CBK Vs SBG - PUNISHINH THE BAD MOUTHED SB
By Stanley Perera-Melbourne
S.B.Dissanayake was known to be of a bad mouth that made vicious attacks on CBK during her time as the President of Sri Lanka.  The war of words between the two rose up to a boiling point and SB deserted the ruling party and joined the opposition.  SB made some scathing attack on Bandaranayake family and disclosed that SWRD’s real name was Pandaranayakam and not Bandaranayake. CBK hit back at SB and asked SB where he found the money to build a mansion with a rooftop swimming pool when he didn’t own even a push bicycle.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/10/11)

Update on Petition : Vandalism of Sinharaja Forest – A World Heritage site
Sunil Vijayapala Australia
Based on the reports received beginning of second week of September 2011 on the contentious issue of road construction in Sinharaja Forest, the above petition was closed on 12 September and submitted to the Presidential Secretariat of Sri Lanka electronically and on 13 September 2011 the Hardcopy posted through Registered mail.  Although acknowledgement of the submissions was requested, up to this date there had been no official acknowledgement or response from the Office of the President of Sri Lanka.   Thanks to the intervention by World Heritage Convention under UNESCO, the construction of the road has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/10/11)

Steve Jobs: titan who drove a tech revolution
Steve Jobs was once known as the man who saved Apple from financial ruin, but his legacy goes far beyond that; he will be remembered as one of the rare few people who changed the world. Jobs - a college dropout, Buddhist and son of adoptive parents - started Apple Computer with friend Steve Wozniak in the late 1970s. The Silicon Valley icon, who died on Thursday, gave the world the iPod, iPhone and the iPad, and was deemed the heart and soul of a company that rivals Exxon Mobil as the most valuable in America.... -Full Story- (abc.net.au - 06/10/11)

Tamil tiger victims file claim against billionaire Rajaratnam
 P.A.Samaraweera Australia.
"Vanity Fair" of 30th Sept reported that 30 Tamil tiger victims had filed a claim against Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon Group, Hedge Fund, who is convicted of insider trading. On behalf of these victims, South Carolina law firm, Morley Rice, had filed a law suit in the Federal Court, New Jersey, USA.   In 2010, Raj's net worth reached $1.8 billion and he topped this by paying millions of dollars as insider tips and had lavishly funded the LTTE. Some of the funds for the LTTE had gone through the Tamil Rehabilitation Organisation, which had been active in 17 countries.   According to this report,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/10/11)

Ex-Tiger tax collector called war criminal
Adrian Humphreys
A man who worked as a tax collector in the Tamil Tigers’ finance department while the terrorist group engaged in crimes against humanity has been branded a war criminal and ordered out of Canada in a court ruling that holds office clerks just as culpable as the armed insurgents they enable. Puvanesan Thurairajah, 36, is a citizen of Sri Lanka and of Tamil ethnicity who, before coming to Canada, worked for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a group on Canada’s official list of designated terrorist organizations, the Federal Court of Canada heard.... -Full Story-
(news.nationalpost.com - 05/10/11)

බුදු දහමේ සටන් කලාව 2. Burke Lecture: Buddhism in a Global Age of Technology
... -Full Story- (youtube.com - 05/10/11)

Human Rights Watch: Another imperialist tool to mislead the public opinion
By MKERone
Most of the people think that Human Rights Watch (HWR) is a non-profit, 100% independent organization. They also believe that its aim is to defend and protect HUMANS. We mostly hear about this organization in war times. But the name of this organization is misleading! "Human Rights Watch." Really?... -Full Story-
(mathaba.net - 05/10/11)

Russia and China veto UN resolution against Syria
News item from the Guardian gate-keeper newspaper
Russia and China have vetoed a European-backed UN security council resolution that threatened sanctions against the Syrian regime if it did not immediately halt its military crackdown against civilians. The resolution would have been the first such legally binding move adopted by the security council since President Bashar Assad's military began using tanks and soldiers against protesters in mid-March. The UN estimates there have been more than 2,700 deaths.... -Full Story-
(mathaba.net - 05/10/11)

Western anger over thwarted Syria plans
RT
Western countries have sharply criticized Russia and China for vetoing a UN Security Council resolution against Syria’s ruling regime. They promised to impose more sanctions against Syria, declaring the veto will not stop them. ­Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague has called Russia’s and China’s decision to veto “deeply mistaken and regrettable.” Speaking to the Conservative party conference in Manchester, he assured that they will “redouble” their “efforts to work with other nations to increase the pressure on the regime “wherever they can.” Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey and other nations would press ahead with sanctions.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 05/10/11)

Western anger over thwarted Syria plans
RT
Western countries have sharply criticized Russia and China for vetoing a UN Security Council resolution against Syria’s ruling regime. They promised to impose more sanctions against Syria, declaring the veto will not stop them. ­Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague has called Russia’s and China’s decision to veto “deeply mistaken and regrettable.” Speaking to the Conservative party conference in Manchester, he assured that they will “redouble” their “efforts to work with other nations to increase the pressure on the regime “wherever they can.” Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey and other nations would press ahead with sanctions.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 05/10/11)

Everything that Cameron didn’t say
RT
While British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to get the economy moving and society working, many felt that his seemingly optimistic speech was designed to side step the very real threats Britain is facing today. While giving the keynote speech to delegates from the ruling Conservative Party at an annual rally on Wednesday, Prime Minister spoke on a variety of issues, from the country’s role in the Libyan intervention to broad-sweeping spending cuts to get the economy going. Rebuffing critics who opposed Britain’s Libyan intervention, Cameron claimed that if Britain “had stood aside this spring, people in Benghazi would... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 05/10/11)

Cairn Energy makes strike in Sri Lanka
Edinburgh explorer Cairn Energy has made its first gas strike in Sri Lanka through its Indian subsidiary. The offshore well was the first to be drilled in the country for 30 years. Cairn India made the discovery after drilling almost a mile down offshore in the Mannar Basin, Sri Lanka. Simon Thomson, chief executive, Cairn Energy said: "Cairn is delighted with this frontier exploration discovery, the first well in Cairn India's three well drilling programme in Sri Lanka." Cairn Energy is in the process of selling off 30% of its 52% stake in Cairn India to the Vedanta Resources and... -Full Story- (bbc.co.uk - 04/10/11)

Rathika Sitsabaiesan: your statement on Sri Lanka in parliament on 29 Sept. 2011
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada
4 October 2011 Rathika Sitsabaiesan,  NDP MP for Scarborough-Rouge River, Ontario   House of Commons, Ottawa Dear Rathika: I have just read your statement in Parliament of 29 September 2011, when you said:  “Mr. Speaker, last night I joined MP’s from all parties in hosting a screening of the documentary, Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields. It moved me, as did everyone else there.” Sadly, Canada and the rest of the world has stood idly by for far too long…”  And John Baird, the Minister for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/10/11)

10 Years of War: US Funded War Crimes in Afghanistan
 TIME Online:
 Afghanistan's Dirty War:  Why the Most Feared Man in Bermal District Is a U.S. Ally By Julius Cavendish / Kabul On Tuesday, Oct. 04, 2011  Abstract:  Commander Azizullah commands a ferocious 400-man militia in Afghanistan. He and his mercenaries are on the U.S. payroll as part of a secretive U.S. Army program.  Azizullah and his men are responsible for numerous war crimes in Afghanistan. Out of the several of such incidents discussed in the TIME report, here are a few:  * On Nov. 30, 2009, three men heading home to celebrate 'Id ul-Qurban with their families were... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/10/11)

Ch 4 , let them face an investigation before inviting to Sri Lanka
 Ranjith Soysa
According to information fromNew York, Ch 4 representatives have met Maj Gen Savendra de Silva for a discussion and have requested their application to visitSri Lankabe considered.   Before accepting them with open arms acting as decent guys the Sri Lankan authorities should request them to face a professional Sri Lanka team of investigators to verify the facts covered in Ch 4's  documentary 'Killing Fields'  A person like Dr Siri Hewa, a  specialist in digital technology who found several mischievous  insertions in fabricating incidents reported in the Ch 4 's killing  fields should be invited to be a member of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/10/11)

NATO Genocide IN LIBYA-News from Libya Oct 3 2011
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Sri Lanka’s untouched Walpolamulla
By Sanji Gunasekara | Published on September 27, 2011 | Issue 3724
Sri Lanka’s lost hamlet in the mountains offers a lesson to city slickers. We couldn’t help thinking that Sid was having us on. Our driver-cum-guide told us that Walpolamulla, where we were headed, was so remote that it is largely untouched by the modern world. We were understandably sceptical. It seemed hard to believe that an island of 20 million inhabitants, the size of Tasmania and with a history of colonial rule stretching back more than 450 years could still contain vestiges of its distant past. But... -Full Story-
(listener.co.nz - 04/10/11)

Shocking Prediction
The man who predicted the 1987 stock market crash and the fall of the Soviet Union is now forecasting a revolution in America , food riots and tax rebellions - all within four years, while cautioning that putting food on the table will be a more pressing concern than buying Christmas gifts by 2012.  Gerald Celente, the CEO of Trends Research Institute, is renowned for his accuracy in predicting future world and economic events, which will send a chill down your spine considering what he told Fox News this week.  Celente says that by 2012 America will become an underdeveloped... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 04/10/11)

Sri Lanka - Crucifixion of a Country for Defeating Terrorism?
By Mathias Keittle, Colombo
 Sri Lanka eliminated a dreaded terrorist group, with intricate global links, but receives little credit for it! Unlike elsewhere in the world, Sri Lanka has succeeded in resettling 300,000 IDPs. There are no starving children for the NGOs to feed but this gets ignored! Sri Lanka has avoided mass misery, epidemics and starvation but the West takes no notice of this. Sri Lanka has attained enviable socio-economic standards for a developing country while eliminating terrorism but gets no acknowledgement! The Government of Sri Lanka and its President continue to enjoy unprecedented popular approval through democratic... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/10/11)

Ron Paul and the Occupy Wall Street protest
RT
Now what are all of those people doing camped out on Wall Street? Are they socialists? Commies? Anarchists? Left, right? For some reason the television news people don’t like them, which makes me sympathize. What’s going on? I’ll explain. Let’s say you are a young couple, newly married, anxious to get your piece of the American dream. And let’s say you decide to open your own hamburger stand. Your first obstacle will be a maze of federal regulations. They are all well-intended, helping out the disabled, protecting the environment, providing for workers’ health. The problem is that there... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 04/10/11)

'Modern capitalism has reached the end of its rope’
RT
There is barely a corner of the globe that has not been touched by the current financial meltdown. But a senior sociology scholar at Yale University thinks the crisis is far wider than the economic crash - it is capitalism itself which is collapsing. ­Immanuel Wallerstein explained his theory to RT. “Modern capitalism has reached the end of its rope. It cannot survive as a system,” Wallerstein said. “And what we are seeing is the structural crisis of the system. The structural crisis goes on for a long time. It really started more or less in the 1970s and... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 04/10/11)

Occupy Wall Street – is mass civil disobedience the only way?
RT
Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators were arrested over the weekend in New York. But with the mainstream media ignoring or ridiculing the protesters, and politicians turning a blind eye, what other options do they have to get attention to their outrage? Taking the Big Apple by storm, getting arrested by the hundreds, getting netted and pepper-sprayed in the face, spending night and day on the far from welcoming streets of New York’s Financial District. That’s the price the demonstrators have been paying to get their outrage across to those holding reins of financial and political power. Common Americans... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 04/10/11)

Sustainability of Agriculture: the West goes East or Wisdom at last dawns on the West.
Dr Sudath Gunasekara retired Ministry Secretary (SLAS) 3.10.2011.
Stan Cox writing to the Sri Lanka Guardian on the 14th of July 2008 under the caption ‘Fixing a Broken Agriculture’ has made a stunning revelation on the present state of American Agriculture.  While doing so he has also warned the entire world  on the  ecological destruction in progress all around that arise out of ‘ the human economy’s unvarying tendency to over produce what is profitable while at the same time under producing what is needed’.  He also goes on to say that there is no better example of that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/10/11)

Empowering the Public through the Ombudsman to curb corruption in Sri Lanka’s State Sector
Shenali Waduge
Much has been said & continues to be said with regard to corruption in the State Sector & by state employees in particular. Not only has the public administration been branded as corrupt it is said to be overstaffed, inefficient & unproductive. Undoubtedly corruption has become a critical issue in Sri Lanka & poses a major challenge. What needs to be reiterated is that there is little or no public sector accountability, transparency & extremely poor service delivery. The best way going forward is to empower the People in partnership with the Ombudsman to publicize corrupt practices... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/10/11)

TRIBUTE TO A GREAT LEADER AND STATESMAN
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando
West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike, (the only son  of Sir Solomon Dias Bandaranaike, K.C.M) was born on 8 January1899. Outshining as a brilliant student atSt. Thomas’s College he gained admission to ChristChurchCollege,Oxfordand played a prominent  role in the Oxford Union. After graduating he was called to the Bar inSri Lankain 1925 where while practicing as an advocate took to polices by joining the Ceylon National Congress.  In 1927 he became a Municipal Councillor in 1927 and was appointed, unopposed, to Veyangoda  as a member of the State Council ( under Donoughmore Constitution). ,  In 1947 when... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/10/11)

Presence of Arsenic in pesticides used in Sri Lanka
 M.A.C.S. Jayasumana Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka P.A. Paranagama Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. M.Amarasinghe & S.I. Fonseka Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. and D.V.K.Wijekoon Water Resources Board, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
Abstract World Health Organization classifies pesticides with arsenic compounds as active ingredients to be highly hazardous. Arsenic (As)-containing pesticides are thus banned in Sri Lanka since 1995 and it has been officially notified in the extraordinary gazette notification no 1190/24 of the Democratic Republic... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/10/11)

දෙවියන් මුණ ගැසෙන ‘පි‍්‍රයන්තා සේනානායක’ සමඟ සාකච්ඡාවක්-කෘෂි රසායනිකවල ආසනික් ඇති බව හෙළි කළ දෙවියන් හමු වූ පි‍්‍රයන්තා සේනානායකගේ හෙළි දරව්ව
... -Full Story- (lankacnews.com - 03/10/11)

END LTTE, TAMIL, FOREIGN BASHING - START TALKING MAID SLAVERY, MASSIVE CORRUPTION!
Christopher V. Pulle Thousand Oaks, California
The Editor LankaWeb  Subject:  END LTTE, TAMIL, FOREIGN BASHING - START TALKING MAID SLAVERY, MASSIVE CORRUPTION!  One is sick and tired of the incessant barbs and nit-picking over major and minor issues pertaining to the LTTE Tigers, Tamil Diaspora, Channel 4, foreign accusers of alleged war crimes, and other related issues, even non-issues.  Such a tendentious campaign by some against anything even remotely connected to the Tamil ethnic issues, often laced with plain drivel, borders on mental masturbation. It is time to end this constant drum-beat.  It is high time that your readers... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/10/11)

Canada’s noticeable shift in policy towards Sri Lanka is troubling
SRI LANKA UNITED NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CANADA  4 Arkona Drive, Toronto, Ontario, Canada  
By E-mail  October 1, 2001  Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, MP. PC Prime Minister of Canada Langevin Block, 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, Canada K1A 0A2  Dear Prime Minister Harper,  Canada’s noticeable shift in policy towards Sri Lanka is troubling  We are writing to let you know that we are deeply disappointed and troubled by the recent shift in policy of the Conservative Party led government on issues relating to Sri Lanka, which are apparently aimed at making in-roads into the pro-Tamil Tiger diaspora voting blocks in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/10/11)

අපිත් හාවඩ් විශ්ව විද්‍යලයීය දර්ශණවාදය දේශණ වලට සවන් දෙමු.- Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? Episode 01 "THE MORAL SIDE OF MURDER"
... -Full Story- (youtube.com - 03/10/11)

"The Cure for Dengue"-This is in response to the comments of Wickrama of September 30 on the article featured on your website entitled "The Cure for Dengue"
  Joe De Livera  Colombo Sri Lanka
I was interested to read the comments of Wickrama who has taken upon himself the onus of debunking Homeopathy which he equates to the "rubbish" of Astrology. It is likely that he has never had occasion to use Homeopathy and is perhaps one of those who slavishly depend on their doctor's advice to keep taking Pills as a way of life and were referred to in another Sri Lankan paper, the Daily Mirror where I was quoted in their Editorial entitled: THE PILL POPPING CULTURE http://print.dailymirror.lk/editorial/106-editorial/56457.html Big Pharma depends on people like... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/10/11)

Remembering Bhimajuli Massacre to Condemn Terrorism
Nava Thakuria
The Gorkha community of Assam in Northeast India will observe 4th October as a Black Day denouncing terrorism. Under the banner of All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union, the Nepali origin people will take out silent processions around the State remembering the victims of Bhimajuli massacre. The relatively unknown village Bhimajuli became infamous for the massacre of Nepali speaking people by the Bodo militants on the night of October 4, 2009 in the Sonitpur district of central Assam. The representative of the students’ organization will also visit the victim families in Bhimajuli to express their solidarities towards the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/10/11)

Operation Enduring Freedom - The Widow-Maker
Dilrook Kannangara
The true cost of Operation Enduring Freedom to America is shocking. It is USA’s widow maker.  Driven by the greed to get rich from others’ riches, the west embarked on many wars over the years. When the Soviet Union was there, it was not easy but today as the world policeman, the west is having a field day. Despite their complete dominance over the world, battles have been tough. Especially the Iraq and Afghanistan battles have been particularly tough. USA managed to run away from Iraq but coalition troops are bogged down in Afghanistan in a never... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/10/11)

If These Are The President’s Stooges Whose Stooge Are You Pearl Thevanayagam Or Are Your Transparencies Already Visible?
Insight By Sunil Kumar
October 3rd 2011 As posted October 01,  from London, in the Sri Lanka Guardian, a writer by name of  Pearl Thevenayagam has bold asked " What do Tamara Kunanayakam, Douglas Devananda and Dayan Jayetilleka have in common?" she then goes on to suggest that " None of these know their identity. Tamara is certainly not a Tamil from the North and East and Douglas and Dayan have yet to identify their fathers." and to cover her liabilities she says it is not intended to cast an aspersion towards identity as though the readers of such items are ignoramuses. It is a bold reference... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/10/11)

Domestic Politics Shouln't Be at Lanka's Expense - October 1,2010
Ira de Silva London, Ontario
The Editor The Island Colombo, Sri Lanka   Dear Sir:   It is about time that the GOSL paid attention to the increasing attacks on Sri Lanka being voiced by western politicians at the behest of expatriate Tamils who supported the LTTE and after the elimination of the LTTE hierarchy continue their goal of dividing Sri Lanka. Instead of financing the bombs and guns to kill Sri Lankans  and achieve Eelam they are now pouring their millions into political parties to get the governments of these western countries to harass Sri Lanka. The current government of Canada... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/10/11)

Canada’s noticeable shift in policy towards Sri Lanka is troubling
SRI LANKA UNITED NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CANADA Toronto, Ontario, Canada
By E-mail October 1, 2001  Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, MP. PC Prime Minister ofCanada Langevin Block,80 Wellington Street Ottawa,CanadaK1A 0A2  Dear Prime Minister Harper,  Canada’s noticeable shift in policy towards Sri Lankais troubling We are writing to let you know that we are deeply disappointed and troubled by the recent shift in policy of the Conservative Party led government on issues relating to Sri Lanka, which are apparently aimed at making in-roads into the pro-Tamil Tiger diaspora voting blocks in the Greater Toronto area.  The statement made by you... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/10/11)

Envoy draws ire for role in Tamil ceremony
Warna Hettiarachchi Toronto, ON, Canada
Attn. Daniel Flitton.  Your writing published on The Age today Oct 3rd titled  subject heading is flawed to such degree of opinionated and poisoned nonsense, that it reeks of conspiracy and paid propaganda of wealthy Tamil Tiger Lobby in Australia.  If anyone reads http://tamiljustice.com/tag/daniel-flitton/ written by Flitton and published by pro-LTTE website Tamil Justice on Oct 17th 2009, itself is sufficient proof how well the Australian political stage is being manipulated and manifested by machinations of money and vote power of Tamil Diaspora.  Australia desperately needs the Commonwealth Games of 2018 venue to be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/10/11)

Are the Supermarkets designed to make you fat and ill?
Dr Hector Perera    London
Cleverly designed supermarkets Most of the times, we find an excuse for anything. The fault always goes to another person but you are reluctant to admit the mistakes and faults. If we ask the question, “Why do you spend that much money at a supermarket”, you would say it’s the supermarket’s faults. Unlike the war times, fortunately, now any supermarket sells any kind of food and drinks but it is you have to decide, what to buy and what not to buy and how much to buy.      Public health expert Rupal Sanghvi says that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/10/11)

There are True Humanitarian Organizations Too- See the MAG example
One Sri Lanka Peace Watch
Sri Lanka has witnessed many INGOs whose sole purpose of their existence was to thrive on others’ miseries. The terrorism that plagued our country for three decades was their precious cash cow in the South Asian region. Though 20 million Sri Lankans were greatly relieved by the end of Terrorism, it has infuriated highly paid “carrion fowls” or dollar vultures, as they are commonly known among Sri Lankans -in bogus rights groups such as Amnesty, HRW and Crisis Group.  Now , they make their fullest effort to topple the ongoing reconciliation process in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/10/11)

HAVENDRA SILVA Vs KURT WOLDHEIM -What applied to kurt also must apply to shavendra
By Stanley Perera-Melbourne
The world witnessed the difficulties and embarrassments underwent by Kurt Waldheim during his time as the Secretary General of the UNO.  Kurt Waldheim was accused of being an officer of the Nazi Regime during the WW11.  Israelis claimed that Kurt was responsible for the genocide of Jewish people.  There was nothing that could be done to Kurt except for the embarrassments he had to face.  The reason being Kurt Waldheim was an officer of the UNO.  Hence Kurt received the full diplomatic immunity. Shavendra Silva was an Officer of the Sri Lankan Army in the front... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/10/11)

Wall St. protesters: no backing down despite 700 arrests
RT
Most of the 700 protesters arrested in the “Occupy Wall Street” march onto the Brooklyn Bridge in New York have been released. The unabashed demonstrators promise more marches on Sunday to slam "corporate domination" and America’s crippled economy. ­The protesters were charged with disorderly conduct and summoned to appear in criminal court. The small group still remaining in custody is awaiting identification. The “Occupy Wall Street” protestors says their campaign will continue with more meetings on Sunday in a park not far from Wall Street, as well as another march on Wall Street itself on Wednesday afternoon. The mass... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 02/10/11)

American Spring: Brooklyn Bridge shut down by protesters
RT
Thousands of protesters who have been camping out near Wall Street have spilled out onto the roadway, causing the Brooklyn Bridge to be shut down. At least 700 people have been arrested, including a New York Times reporter. The clash and confrontation between NYPD and thousands of protesters took place on New York’s Brooklyn Bridge. The demonstration started by Wall Street and then protesters rallied toward the Brooklyn Bridge. When they got on the bridge, the police cordoned off both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge and started to move in on the protesters to make arrests for blocking traffic... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 02/10/11)

‘Wall Street protesters know real power not in Washington DC’
RT
The Occupy Wall Street protests are a sure sign that people have begun to realize where the real power center of the United States rests, James Corbett, editor of the corbettreport.com website, told RT. “I think what is probably potentially transformative about this movement is the fact that they did not locate this on Washington,” he said. “It was not Occupy DC, it was Occupy Wall Street which I think shows the idea that the people are looking past the political theater that is taking place in Washington towards the real axis of political power which is located in... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 02/10/11)

Thousands hit Manchester streets to protest austerity cuts
RT
Over 30,000 demonstrators marched through the northern British city of Manchester to protest against austerity cuts to public services and pensions. The rally against the governing coalition was organized by the Trades Union Congress and came as the ruling Conservative Party's annual conference opened in the city. The trade unions billed their march as a rally “for the alternative – job, growth, justice,” the Agence France-Presse news agency reported. Protesters as varied as students and retirees carried banners reading “Unite and fight.” As they marched past the building where the Tory conference was being held, they chanted "David Cameron... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 02/10/11)

Libya: The Other News - Khamis al-Qathafi, a XXI Century Marshall Zhukov
Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
NATO and the press in the countries which house its bases seem to have gone quiet all of a sudden on Libya. Do they want us to think the war is over and that everything is getting back to "normal" or are they trying to focus on other stories hoping desperately that whatever is happening over there will go away? The first point is that nothing will go back to "normal" until the marauding bunch of terrorists which NATO is trying to impose as Libya's Government wholly and entirely against the will of the vast majority of its... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 02/10/11)

The untold history of Jaffna
H. L. D. Mahindapala
 The Tamils who migrated from S. India and colonized the northern peninsula in the 12-13th centuries were ruled by three main home-grown regimes which dominated the Jaffna political culture: 1. the self-appointed kings; 2. the self-appointed upper-caste of Vellahlas who shot up in rank overnight from the lowest Sudras to the highest caste in Jaffna and 3. the self-appointed “sole representatives of the Tamils” headed by Velupillai Prabhakaran. They succeeded each other in that order.  According to Mudliyar C. Rasanayagam the Vellahla families migrated to Jaffna in 13th and 14th centuries. (pp. 335 and 336,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/10/11)

An Outsider’s View – 6- Karma of have-nots in United States:None so blind as those who won’t see
By Shelton A. Gunaratne Professor of mass communications emeritus, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Right-wing Republican backers, particularly the Tea Party troglodytes, disingenuously argue that the mixed economy of the United States (where privately owned businesses and government both play important roles) is the main reason for its current economic plight. They hold that deficits and debts would be a thing of the past if the Congress could make the U.S. a full-fledged free market economy—meaning a market free of government intervention as intended by the framers of the Constitution. However, what the Tea Party fails to do is to tell the public that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/10/11)

Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam tells the Human Rights Council that the trend of ‘Might is Right’ needs to be discouraged at all costs
Statement Delivered by Ambassador H.E Tamara Kunanayakam, regarding the deferral of the Draft Resolution ‘Transparency in Funding and Staffing of the OHCHR’, during the final day of the 18th Session of the Human Rights Council.
 Madam President,  Sri Lankawishes to address this Council on draft resolution L/14 and associate itself with the statement made byPakistanon behalf of the cosponsors.  We also welcome, in a spirit of constructive engagement, the Presidential Statement made on this subject.  Sri Lanka thinks it an opportune moment to recall to this Council and to the Office of the High Commissioner, the General Assembly Resolution... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/10/11)

Stephen Harper lashing out at Sri Lanka
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario ., Canada
30 September 2011  The Editor (Letters),   Globe & Mail, Toronto, Ontario Sir: What you said, “In policy shift, Stephen Harper pressures Sri Lanka on human rights” is very troubling. See who is talking!  Amnesty International has lambasted Canada year after year for its human rights violations against its indigenous peoples and having failed to implement the recommendations of UN human rights bodies concerning the protection of Indigenous peoples rights in Canada, pointing implicitly at implementing the land rights of the Lubicon Cree, the police shooting of Dudley... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/10/11)

In Policy Shift, Stephen Harper Pressures Sri Lanka on Human Rights - Sept. 29,2011
Ira de Silva London, Ontario, Canada 
The Editor Globe & Mail Toronto, Ontario   Dear Sir:   It is interesting to note that Mr. J. Baird met a group of Tamil-Canadians two weeks ago and took complaints to Sri Lanka’s government. Perhaps this meeting also influenced Mr. Harper in the statements he has made regarding boycotting the meeting of the Commonwealth even though the decision regarding the Commonwealth meeting was made in 2009 when Mr . Harper was Prime Minister. In other words the Conservative Government has been influenced to change policy by the same Canadian citizens who during the days of Liberal... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/10/11)

Remembering ‘Tyre Sunil’: may his tribe increase
by Malinda Seneviratne
Sometime in the year 1991, Ananda Thilak Bandara Herath, a final year student at the University of Peradeniya (Arts Faculty) held a one-man concert called ‘Vihinsana’ which could be translated at ‘extreme violence’.  They were all new songs, written by friends as well as a couple of reputed lyricists.  The music, for the most part, was composed by his batchmate Nishad Handunpathirana, probably the most accomplished esraj player in the world today.    Thilak, as he was known, was from Galgamuwa and teaches in a school close to home.  He sings, still and has recorded many... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/10/11)

Book Review -‘Social Mobilization’-Co-Authors: A.P.Dainis and Cyril Pallegedara
S. Akurugoda
Although, much is spoken on ‘social mobilization practices’, it is very rare to see the locations where this concept is being practiced on a sustainable basis. The book titled ‘Samaja Sajeewee Karanaya’ (Social Mobilization) authored by two retired senior public servants (SLAS) A.P.Dainis and Cyril Pallegedara with extensive experience in planning and implementation of community development projects and programs in various parts of the country provides interesting case studies of villages in Sri Lanka where the concepts on social mobilization are put into practice on sustainable basis. The book includes ten chapters which are interconnected. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/10/11)

Sri Lanka re-integrates another 1800 rehabilitated former LTTE cadres into society
By Janaka Alahapperuma
The Government of Sri Lanka is reintegrated 1800 rehabilitated former LTTE cadres into society at a ceremony held at Temple Trees today on 30 September. The Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms organized this special ceremony in view of socializing rehabilitated ex-Tamil Tiger combatants. President Mahinda Rajapaksa handed over the rehabilitated former members of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam who have undergone a two-year rehabilitation program after eradication of a three-decade of terrorism in May 2009. Parents and the family members rejoiced the reunion of their children after the completion of successful rehabilitation for more than... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/10/11)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Raj
By David Rose
Earlier this year, Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon Group hedge fund, was convicted of conspiracy and securities fraud in one of the biggest insider-trading cases in the history of Wall Street. But there was another reason the federal government was interested in Rajaratnam—his alleged financial support for Tamil separatists in Sri Lanka, whose cause is spearheaded by the ferocious Tamil Tiger terrorists. Vanity Fair’s David Rose gets the untold story from a Tamil Tiger turned F.B.I. informant. By David Rose By Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images; inset, by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters. FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS Left, Convicted insider... -Full Story-
(vanityfair.com - 01/10/11)


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