Archive for May 8th, 2009

Doublespeak of the West

Friday, May 8th, 2009

By Gomin Dayasri Doublespeak is a double barrel name for Western Foreign Policy. Lets examine the varying stands shown to the LTTE and the Talibans-Sri Lankan and Pakistan civilians by the West. Hillary Clinton says (in a bout of doublespeak?) she “deeply regrets Afghan casualties” in the Afghanistan theatre of war due to overhead bombing […]

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Earth has not anything to show more unfair

Friday, May 8th, 2009

 Editorial The Island   “Earth has not anything to show more fair,” wrote Wordsworth of the breathtaking view of the mist clad London from the Westminster Bridge way back in 1802. But today the earth has nothing to show more dreadful and unfair than what is unfolding at the British Parliamentary Square, where terrorism is […]

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Sri Lanka: War Crimes

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario Canada May 7, 2009 The Editor EMBASSY Ottawa Sir: Ken Sunquist, DFAIT’s Assistant Deputy Minister of Asia and Africa, during his musings on Sri Lanka War Crimes before Foreign Affairs Committee on April 29, missed the opportunity to include in his equation of, “the possibility of future investigations […]

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The suffering of civilians cornered by Human Rights Watch

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha Secretary General Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process   The Anglo American Corporation Human Rights Watch is now engaged in a campaign, along with its patrons, to denigrate Sri Lanka in the eyes of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. This follows its campaign throughout 2009 to dissuade civilians from leaving LTTE […]

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Human Shields in Swat Valley

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada May 8, 2009 The Editor (Letters) OTTAWA CITIZEN Sir: On page A5 in today’s  (May 8)  The Ottawa Citizen, you report that Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence “Cannon distressed by lack of ceasefire in Sri Lanka”.   And on page A7 you say “‘Human shields’ […]

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JANE’S DEFENSE WEEKLY SAYS SLN IS THE FIRST NAVAL FORCE IN MODERN ERA OF THE WORLD THAT DEFEATED WELL ARMED INSURGENT GROUP AT SEA

Friday, May 8th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Writing an editorial comment to a full page interview by the London based Jane’s Defense Weekly with Vice Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda , the editor said that Sri Lanka Navy has become the first naval force in the modern era to defeat a well armed insurgent group at sea. “Led by Vice Admiral […]

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SRI LANKAN AMBASSADOR IN WASHINGTON DC TELLS CEASEFIRE WITH LTTE WILL LEAD TO MORE TERRORISM

Friday, May 8th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Speaking out of past experiences of his country Sri Lankan Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya told a  gathering of the Atlantic Council, a Washington, D.C. think tank, that a ceasefire with the cornered Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka will only lead to more terrorism.  Adressing in a program entitled “Sri Lanka: Beyond Terrorism,” Ambassador […]

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AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES IT WILL PROVIDE ANOTHER $ 10 MILLION FOR SRI LANKAN IDP WELFARE

Friday, May 8th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Australia announced that it will provide a further $10 million in humanitarian assistance to civilians affected by the conflict in northern Sri Lanka. Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said on Friday May 8 the money would be distributed through United Nations agencies. Smith said the money would be used to provide water, sanitation, […]

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CHANNEL 4 NEWS STORY OF RAPES AND UNNATURAL DEATHS AT IDP WELFARE CAMP IS A HOAX SAYS MODERATE TAMIL LEADER SANGAREE

Friday, May 8th, 2009

 By Walter Jayawardhana The moderate Tamil leader in Sri Lanka, V. Anandasangaree told the Indian Express newspaper that the United Kingdom’s Channel 4 Television news story that unnatural deaths have occurred and some girls have been raped by the army at a government IDP camp is a complete hoax.   The Express said an aid […]

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ON KILLING CIVILIANS HILARY CLINTON TOLD BY SAUDI NEWS PAPER:SLAUGHTERING CIVILIANS AND THEN APOLOGIZING IS CONTEMPTIBLE

Friday, May 8th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton who tells that she is concerned about civilians in Sri Lanka has come under heavy fire from newspapers around the globe for simply saying sorry and doing nothing else after Americans killed of over 100 Afghan civilians including children.   Saudi Arabia’s leading newspaper The Arab […]

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