Archive for June, 2009

Terrorist Funds to ‘Ranaviru’ Development

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Dissanayake, Australia It is reported that Sri Lanka Army has recovered Rs. 250 million worth of gold and Rs. 6.4 million worth of cash in the final battle zone. The government is expecting the courts to decide the fate of these terrorist funds. We can certainly take a lesson from the US government in this […]

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ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE CALLS FOR RESETTLEMENT, ELECTIONS AFTER “IMPORTANT” VICTORY OVER LTTE

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Media Release Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington DC  USA Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya with Ambassador Robert Blake, new Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia and Central Asia  Ambassador Robert Blake, new Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia and Central Asia told at the hearing of the Congressional Subcommittee on South Asia, today that Sri […]

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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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The Good Samaritan

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Prof. Hudson McLean First may I congratulate LankaWeb for creating an interactive forum where the readers may respond with their opinion and comment on the published articles. Will the Real Sri Lankan Tamils Stand-up and be Counted?   Prof. Hudson McLean The above article has indeed created a lively dialogue. Which brings to the subject of […]

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ACCORDING TO A HARRIS POLL LABOUR HAS LOST HALF OF ITS PREVIOUS VOTERS AND CANNOT COME BACK TO POWER IN THE COMING GENERAL ELECTIONS

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Britain’s ruling Labour Party has lost exactly half of the voters who voted for it at the last general elections, the country’s highest circulated freesheet , the Metro announced bringing ominous signs to any hope of the party coming back to power in next year’s parliamentary elections. Publishing an exclusive Metro/Harris poll […]

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THE WORLD BANK APPROVES US $ 24 MILLION HEALTH LOAN TO SRI LANKA

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana  The World Bank announced , June 24 , it has approved US $ 24 million IDA credit to help it provide health service delivery program with particular emphasis on the special health needs in the country’s war ravaged North and East due to the recent war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil […]

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UNLIKE ITS NAMESAKE IN LONDON THE TIMES OF INDIA WRITES ABOUT THE DEEPLY PSYCHOLOGICALLY SCARRED CHILD RECRUITS OF THE TAMIL TIGERS WHO ARE BEING REHABILITATED AT AMBEPUSSA

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana The Times of India newspaper featured many young Tamil youngsters , who were taken , to be child soldiers “screaming and kicking” against their will both during the time when the recruiters were untouched during a Norway brokered ceasefire treaty in Sri Lanka and during the final days of the Liberation Tigers […]

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Tamil Tiger Mobs Attack Sri Lankan Cricket fans after the ICC Twenty20 Final

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

By Janaka Alahapperuma from London Several Sri Lankans were attacked by Tamil Tiger mobs in London soon after the ICC Twenty20 Final cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on 21st (Sunday) June 2009. These despicable incidents were happened near the main gate (Taverns Stand entrance) of the Lord’s Cricket ground despite the police presence. […]

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IMF can keep their blood money: independence is too important for Sri Lanka

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Ajit Randeniya It is obvious that the Americans are attempting to exploit the promised IMF loan to Sri Lanka to achieve their own strategic and political ends. As has been suggested by the Central Bank Governor Ajith Cabraal, Sri Lanka should not kneel down before the US for assistance on loan approval: after all, US […]

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Dhammapada in Federal Parliament

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

BCWA News A copy of the Dhammapada has been added to the Despatch Box on the central table in front of the Prime Minister. The president of the Federation of the Australian Buddhist Councils (FABC) Mr Brian Ashen is seen here handing a copy of the Dhammapada to Mr Harry Jenkins MP, Speaker of the […]

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The Tamil Diaspora – Supporters of LTTE

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Prof. Hudson McLean Who are the King Pins of the Tamil Diaspora who support the New Leadership of LTTE? Its time that all Tamils who supported or were forced to support the Tamil Diaspora during the past, to Name & Shame the Collectors. As expressed by the brave Tamil persons, who are now emerging out […]

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Will the Real Sri Lankan Tamils Stand-up and be Counted?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Prof. Hudson McLean Devolution, Discrimination be damned! The Terrorist LTTE is no more. However the Real Troublemakers who are sitting in their high chairs in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia are still going on pumping their bellows. Its about time, the Tamils who wish to continue being Sri Lankans stand up and tell their Diaspora, “Either […]

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SUNDAY LEADER THE DARLING OF THE WEST IS FACING CRISIS AFTER CRISIS IN ITS LEGAL BATTLE IN COURTS WITH DEFENSE SECRETARY GOTABHAYA RAJAPAPAKSA

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana The Sunday Leader newspaper , which has been facing a legal battle with the country’s Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa , accused of defaming him , faced a serious crisis when the lawyers appearing for the newspaper withdrew from the case declaring that they did not doubt the defence secretary’s honesty and integrity. […]

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TO SAVE SRI LANKA DUTUGEMUNU HAD TO FIGHT ONLY ONE FRONT WHILE MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA HAD TO FIGHT A FRONT IN SRI LANKA AND ANOTHER FRONT UNLEASHED BY THE WEST

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Reminding about enemies that had to be fought against vigorously in the past thousands of year in Sri Lanka, Venerable Dharmasiri Thero of the Washington Buddhist Vihara said one of the land mark victories was that of Dutugemunu to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the nation and the recent military […]

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Breeding vultures in detention

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Nava Thakuria The vultures in the Indian sky are missing and the declination is too fast. The scientist and environmentalists apprehend that after Pakistan and Nepal the vulture population of India has been declined by more than 97% in the last few years. There were about 40 million vultures in early Eighties in India , […]

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Is Devolution an Option for Domination?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Prof. Hudson McLean This question has but a single simple answer……..NO! Devolution will create Domination in the most cruelest and wicked format. Devolution will create the Ghetto syndrome. Lets face the facts.  Sinhala, whether one likes it or not, is the majority in Sri Lanka.  Just like in Great Britain, the English are in majority […]

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London’s Pro Tamil Tiger demonstration and the numbers game

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

By Janaka Alahapperuma The London Metropolitan Police had to force the organizers to proceed and keep up with the schedule in the latest march, organized by British Tamil Forum (BTF) with the help of Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) on Saturday 20th June in London. The organizers asked permission from the Met Police for 100, 000 […]

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TAMIL DIASPORA SHOULD LAY DOWN THE IDEOLOGY “EELAM”

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

By Dr Raju Selva I am a Tamil living outside Sri Lanka hence by mere definition unfortunately I belong to Tamil Diaspora which I am ashamed of myself of being one of them and I am making this appeal again to the misled pro-LTTE Tamil Diaspora to lay down the ideology “Eelam”. I have been […]

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Why we should reject Devolution under the 13th Amendment.

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Dr Sudath Gunasekara. President Mahanuwara Senior Citizens Movement- writing from U.S.A. 15.6.2009.    “Manga hondata tibenam -Yanta parath penenam  Kima bediwala yanne -Man mulawu ekaku se” –An old Sinhala dictum   If we devolve political power to the provinces under the 13th Amendment  that will definitely mark the first step in the division of this […]

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T20-Brilliant Captaincy but Bad Combination

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Dilrook Kannangara  Kumar Sangakkara has shown that he is a brilliant captain, way ahead of his predecessor. His bowling changes can be called aggressive; his batting, responsible and his presence awesome. However, a captain needs the performance of his team to be the fullest. Sri Lanka remained unbeaten as they entered the Finals at Lord’s. […]

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WASHINGTON BUDDHIST VIHARA PAYS TRIBUTE TO WAR HEROES

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Media Release Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Washington DC WASHINGTON — One month after the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) by the Sri Lankan Military, Sri Lankan expatriates in the greater Washington D.C. area gathered Saturday to pay tribute to the War Heroes of the Sri Lankan […]

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THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAYS US AND OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE WEST COULD LEARN MANY LESSONS FROM SRI LANKA IN DEFEATING TERRORISM

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana In an editorial the Washington Times newspaper said, there are nine lessons the United States and other countries  could  learn from Sri Lanka and the first one is that the widely held belief , terrorism cannot be defeated militariy should be debunked The Washington Times said, “Perhaps the most important lesson is […]

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The End Battle -The cowardly death of the LTTE chief :

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

defence.lk A death of a criminal, who led a murderous group that caused immense sufferings on innocent, is indeed a great relief for those who have to live under constant threat of that group. When, this criminal is one who is responsible for the deaths of over 75,000 people and one who threw a nation […]

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