Archive for May 26th, 2009

RANIL WICKRAMASINGHE SEVERELY CRITICISED FOR PROPOSING TO END EMERGENCY REGULATIONS AND ACT AGAINST TERRORISM

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Two government Ministers criticised Opposition and UNP leader Ranil Wickremasinghe for stating that the government should immediately give up implementing the Emergency Regulations and the Act against Terrorism which was passed by the legislature against the terrorist activities of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the 1980’s  Addressing the parliament Minister […]

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Challenges of restoring peace and prosperity in the wake of defeat of LTTE. A point of view

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Dr Sudath Gunasekara (SLAS) Now the LTTE at home is physically no more, I crave your attention on this article as a mere point of view of a citizen who tries to pen few ideas that occur to his mind, with a view to bringing long term political stability and lasting peace and prosperity to […]

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Anti-Sri Lanka Proposal by Israel at WHO defeated – ‘Pot calling kettle black’

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Dr.P.A.Samaraweera Last week at the 62nd General Assemly of the World Health Organisation Israel had brought forward a proposal calling for the UN and WHO to send a high profile team to investigate into Human Rights violations by the Sri Lankan government under the pretext of launching war on terrorism. This had been defeated by […]

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THE CAKE AND THE NUKES

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

ALI SUKHANVER Once my grandma baked a cake, covered it with a lid and put it in the kitchen window for drying. I still remember her crying, “Be vigilant, the rats might drag the cake to their hole.” Now, when I am a grown up man, I hear the “ƒ”¹…”grandpa’ crying, “Be vigilant, the terrorists […]

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THIS IS A JOKE

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Malin Abeyatunge The Anglo Saxon group (ASG) of the UN Human Rights Council has convened a special session to discuss charging Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE for war crimes. This is a joke. The terrorist conflict is totally an internal affair of Sri Lanka which she has dealt with it in the manner the […]

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Foolishness or cunning – indiscriminate allegations about civilian deaths

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Prof Rajiva Wijesinha Secretary GeneralSecretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process (SCOPP) 26 May 2009 We are told that the UN claims that about 7,000 civilians have been killed in fighting between the Sri Lankan forces and the LTTE over the last few months. It is also claimed that 16,700 have been wounded, “ƒ”¹…”according to a […]

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A mystery solved

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Prof Rajiva Wijesinha Secretary General Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process When the delegation of British MPs visited Sri Lanka earlier this month, the hostility of the Conservative Party representative was disconcerting. Reports in the Daily Mail indicating that John Bercow is Labour’s favoured candidate for the vacant position of Speaker of the House may […]

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Hypocrisy and duplicity at its best!

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Strategist What a world? It looks like some countries would like to have a “bit of terrorism” in the Indian Ocean. Is it “divide and rule” or destabilize and exploit? Have the British, the US and their supporters considered the likely outcome if Sri Lanka had not fought fire with fire? What would have been […]

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Unrestricted access creates bombs in the welfare camps.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Jay Deshabandu United Nations Secretary General wants UN agencies to have immediate and unimpeded access to the government IDP welfare and care camps. He knows very well that more than 8000 LTTE carders have given up their arms and mingled with the civilians in the government care camps. Those carders are still sleeping bombs; and, […]

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SRI LANKA TO HOLD JAFFNA MC AND VAVUNIYA UC ELECTIONS; NOMINATION ON JUNE 14-24 2009

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Minister Janaka Bandara Tennekoon revealed that the nomination dates have been gazetted to call nominations to the Jaffna Municipal Council elections and Vavuniya Urban Council elections. He said in Colombo elections for these local bodies are being held after 11 years . He said, according to the promise by President Rajapaksa, nominations […]

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Sri Lanka – Article by Dean Nelson, May 25,2009

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Ira de Silva London, Ontario, Canada The Editor National Post Toronto, Ontario Dear Sir: Re: 30,000 disabled by Sri Lankan shells – May 25,2009 Reference the claims of Dean Nelson and his partners in crime the foreign NGO’s who say that “nearly all of the people had been the victims of relentless Sri Lankan shelling […]

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