Archive for June 25th, 2009

Farewell to Human Rights – Adieux aux Droits de l’homme

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Bandula Kothalawala London N7 On 23 June 2009, President Sarkozy of France, in his latest cabinet reshuffle, dumped his Secretary of State for Human Rights. This would have gone unnoticed among the numerous other changes made to various portfolios had it not been for the fact that France has long made human rights her trademark. […]

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INDIA PROMISES SRI LANKA TO HELP IN THE IDP RESETTLEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT WORK IN AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana A high powered visiting Sri Lankan government delegation reiterated to India Colombo’s determination to resettle the internally displaced persons now living in the Welfare Centers run by the government within six months. The Sri Lanka government statements contradicted some Western press reports, which said that the displaced Tamils would not be resettled […]

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WALL STREET JOURNAL SAYS SINCE THE FALL OF TIGERS FOREIGN FUNDS HAVE FLOCKED SRI LANKA GOVERNMENT SECURITIES AND $100 MILION BONDS HAVE BEEN PURCHASED

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana The Wall Street Journal newspaper said since the Sri Lankan Army killed the top leadership of the Tamil Tigers i the stock market has soared and foreign funds have flocked to government securities and about $100 million in Sri Lankan government bonds were purchased , quoting Sri Lanka’s Central Bank sources. The […]

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A way out for Sri Lanka’s child soldiers

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Courtesy Irish Times I n the aftermath of war, a lost generation of Sri Lanka’s youth is seeking rehabilitation, writes TOM FARRELL in Ambepussa, Sri Lanka RANJENDRAN HAS the acne and somewhat awkward gait of many a 17-year-old schoolboy. He has already completed is O-Levels and is studying for his A-Level examinations, the local equivalent of […]

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OUR MOTHER IS NOT FOR SALE, Mr. Sullivan!

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

by Hela Puwath There is a saying in the West, “everything has a price”.  The $4 billion dangled by the western co-chairs was enough of a deal maker for then prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and his right-wing cabinet, to agree to sell our mother.   Similarly, Ronald Regan’s promise to come to the aid of J […]

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The Case for an Institute for Environmental Professionals

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Newspaper Article In Sri Lanka, most of the professionals groups have established their own professional Institutes to uphold and improve their own professions. Environmental professional render an important service in all sectors including State, Private, NGO and University. However, the lack of such a professional body is a major drawback in the environmental profession in […]

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Third AGM of the Institute of Environmental Professionals Sri Lanka Scheduled to be held on 26th June 2009

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Press Note The Institute of Environmental Professionals Sri Lanka (IEPSL) was set up in 2006, with the aim of upholding and improving the standard of environmental professionals in Sri Lanka. Environmental protection and management is an integral and necessary component of the development process and environmental professionals render an important service in this regard. The […]

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“Generalizing Tamil” – A Dialogue in LankaWeb Forum

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Prof. Hudson McLean An excerpt from the Dialogue………… Lets us be more specific………Generalising “Tamils per se” is incorrect and should be stopped. Should be more directed at LTTE & VP and the potential agitators who are actually suicide cadres led by the Tamil Diaspora. SLDF had to take well planned, incredibly well commanded military action […]

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