Archive for June 27th, 2009

Yes, We Can: Answer from Sri Lanka to the International Community

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

By Garvin Karunaratne Ph.D. former Government Agent, Matara District The IMF has more or less refused the $ 1.9 million loan that Sri Lanka has applied for. The Central Bank lives in hope and the latest is a loan of $ 2.5 billion. Two groups of officials from the IMF have visited Sri Lanka for […]

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WHO SPEAKS FOR THE POOR SINHALAS ?

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Y. Gumperaliya Now the NGOs and some of the Human Rights groups in the West cannot do enough for the IDPs. Even the Sri Lanka government is trying to offer land and other benefits to them. Each IDP is receiving 6 months worth of dry rations and goods and will receive 2-3 acres of land. […]

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Piyangala resists at demolitions

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Ruhunuvoice Nationalist Media forum Report -III  Wanted to make some updating regarding the issue.  As we got to know from our sources on-site (in Digamadulla) , the demolitions at Piyangala quarry were ceased due to pressure exercised by the mass organizations and by villagers. Further we noted that also Ven Ellawala Medhananda Thero intervened to […]

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Eelam Government in Exile

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario.Canada June 27, 2009 Rt. Hon.Stephen Harper, PC., MP  Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons, Ottawa Dear Prime Minister: Re: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE aka Tamil Tigers): the  “ƒ”¹…”Eelam Government in Exile’ While I expect this letter will receive a response from your Correspondence […]

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The politics of postwar Sri Lanka

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

By Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy The Island As Paul Berman once wrote, “somewhere in the world it is always 1941”. There comes a time in the life of every society when it is faced with an existential threat or challenge. It is the social forces or elements that rise up to this challenge and successfully overcome […]

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A gesture that will never be forgotten

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Reflections by Comrade Fidel I made a stop in the drafting of a material about a historical episode on which I have been working for two weeks now to express my solidarity with the constitutional president of Honduras, JosƒÆ’†’© Manuel Zelaya. I was impressed when I saw him on Telesur, haranguing the Honduran people. He […]

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DISARMING THE ARMED…. OF OUR KIND

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Piyal Samarakone – Dubai Significance of winning the war against LTTE is not a one way ticket to prosperity without a doubt. But it certainly leaves the doors open to counter and engage with numerous ill-fated issues in our society. If terrorism was the epicenter of lawlessness, the corruption which mingled with armed gang culture […]

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Bob Rae and Sri Lanka

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario Canada June 25, 2009 The Editor THE HILL TIMES Ottawa Sir: I am afraid Karl Nerenbeg didn’t get the story completely right when he said – “Working on peace can mean getting attacked by hardliners on both sides: Looking back, now, the peace process in Sri […]

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TORONTO STAR NEWSPAPER SAYS PART OF LTTE’S ILLGOTTEN MONEY WILL BE SPENT IN LOBBYING AND INVESTING IN HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING BRUCE FEIN

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

by Walter Jayawardhana Toronto’s Star newspaper said that the new Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam leader Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP, a most wanted man by the Interpol and wanted for the Rajiv Gandhi assassination in India is a man believed to be in control between US $ 1 billion to 5 billion of LTTE’s ill […]

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“Give war a chance”

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Edward N. Luttwak -Foreign Affairs Jul/Aug 1999, Volume: 78, Issue: 4 Summary — Since the establishment of the United Nations, great powers have rarely let small wars burn themselves out. Bosnia and Kosovo are the latest examples of this meddling. Conflicts are interrupted by a steady stream of cease-fires and armistices that only postpone war-induced […]

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