Archive for July, 2009

A majority with an inferiority complex?

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Ramanie de Zoysa It was Samuel Taylor Coleridge who said that “Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, that itself will need reforming”; this would be a visionary statement for Sri Lanka post- Prabhakaran with key words being “ƒ”¹…”weak minds’ and “ƒ”¹…”excess’.  The Sri Lankan military created world history […]

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Britain Opposed the IMF Loan to Sri Lanka!

Friday, July 24th, 2009

By Garvin Karunaratne, formerly of the Administrative Service of Sri Lanka It is reported today that Britain is taking up the position at the IMF Board Meeting that  Sri Lanka should not be given the loan of US $ 1.9 billion on the grounds that Sri Lanka has violated Human Rights  in holding close upon […]

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PRESIDENT RAJAPAKSA SAYS THE VOTERS OF BADULLA SHOULD SHOW THE WORLD THAT THEY ENDORSE ELIMINATION OF TERRORISM

Friday, July 24th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Photos by Sudath Silva President Mahinda Rajapaksa said in Kandy addressing four thousand former opposition UNP members and leaders from Badulla District, who are voting in a Provincial Council election on August 8 that the voters should show the world in an unwavering and determined manner that they endorse the policies of […]

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IN AN UNPRECEDENTED ANTI-SRI LANKAN MOVE BRITAIN IS GOING TO BLOCKADE THE IMF LOAN

Friday, July 24th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Britain’s Foreign Secretary David Miliband who travelled to Sri Lanka to save Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam leader Velupillai Prabhakaran wilL also take the unprecedented move of doing everything to block the IMF loan to Sri Lanka , according to a news story appearing in the Times online. The Reuter correspondent who […]

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Sri Lanka Guardian’s shameful “exclusive report”, is to hit Karuna below the belt.

Friday, July 24th, 2009

By Charles.S.Perera There are certain accepted norms that should not be over stepped in civilized societies, in speech, word, or action. It is  to maintain a decorum in respect of a person’s intimate and personal relationships. That should be more so in written or electronic  media.  These accepted norms are not followed by some for […]

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ANOTHER WOMAN VICTIM ATTACKED BY THE SERIAL RAPIST KILLER WHO MURDERED MICHELLE SAMARAWEERA IS FOUND

Friday, July 24th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana New Scotland Yard , who are investigating into the murder and rape of the Sri Lankan woman Michelle Samaraweera (35) said in the course of their investigation about the serial rapist killer who attacked her  an additional woman victim has also been found.  “Police investigating the murder of Michelle Samaraweera and the […]

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Northeast India : Where protector turns killer

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Nava Thakuria The police highhandedness in India is not a new phenomenon. And the scaredness towards the “ƒ”¹…”men in uniform’ is omnipresent in the society from rural to urban, low to high class and the poor to rich one. Because, it is well accepted in the Indian society, the police can be nobody’s trusted friends. […]

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Sri Lanka’s Successful War on Terror Irks West Double Standards Evident in the West’s Attitude to Sri Lanka

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Dr Sanjiva Wijesinha http://www.suite101.com/profile.cfm/sanjiva One of the few nations in modern times to militarily defeat a terrorist Movement, Sri Lanka now faces criticism by self-appointed guardians of Human Rights in the West. From the viewpoint of Western, based organizations like New York based Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, Sri Lanka’s recently concluded war on […]

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CHANNEL 4 INTERVIEW IN UK OF KP WAS FULL OF CONTRADICTIONS AND THE INTERVIEWER DID NOT WANT TO ASK EMBARRASSING QUESTIONS

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Kumaran Pathmanathan who helped the world’s most ruthless terrorist group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to build their military might and their vicious suicide bomber network made self contradictory statements in an interview with London’s Channel 4 Television news.  The man accepted as a the leader of a section of […]

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EROS accused British TV channel over glorifying terrorism

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

By Janaka Alahapperuma  Nesan Shankar Raji, Senior leader and spokesperson of Eelam Revolutionary Organisation (EROS) and their political wing which is actively involve in democratic political main stream in East and North of Sri Lanka, Eelavar Democratic Front (EDF) issued a statesment on newly appointetd LTTE leader Kumaran Pathmanathan allias KP’s TV interview on UK […]

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No to India -Sri Lanka, bridge proposal

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Ben Silva I am referring to the proposal  for the India – Sri Lanka Bridge ref: http://www.amarasara.info/hotnews/20090719-02.htm  Amal Kumarage, chairman of the island’s National Transport Commission, said the bridge will help Sri Lanka regain its regional identity and be part of a continent. Threats have been made by South Indian politicians that they will use […]

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G. L. PEIRIS SAYS THE IMF LOAN SRI LANKA IS GETTING IS THE BIGGEST EVER IN ITS HISTORY

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Professor G.L. Peiris, the Sri Lankan cabinet minister who actively campaigned in Washington DC to obtain the IMF loan said yesterday in Colombo the US $2.5 billion loan Sri Lanka is getting is the biggest ever loan the island nation has ever got in its history.  “We are getting the loan in […]

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ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK INCREASES ITS LOAN TO SRI LANKA BY FIFTY PERCENT NEXT YEAR FOR REBUILDING

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana To rebuild the ruined economy of Sri Lanka by the 26-year old war with the Tamil Tigers Asian Development Bank (ADB) has decided to increase its loan for 2010 by 50 percent , the bank sources said. Accordingly Sri Lanka’s annual allocation of US $200 million has been increased to US $ […]

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SRI LANKANS IN GREATER WASHINGTON AREA CONTRIBUTE FOR API WENUWEN API FUND

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Embassy of Sri Lanka, Washington D.C Members of the Sri Lankan community in the Washington, D.C. area raised thousands of dollars Saturday for a housing program that will help members of Sri Lanka’s armed forces buy homes. The July 18 event occurred simultaneously at the homes of Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya and five diplomats assigned to […]

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Russia contributes US$500,000 for UNHCR humanitarian programmes in Sri Lanka

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

MEDIA RELEASE The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva The government of the Russian Federation has generously contributed US$500,000 to the budget of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to be earmarked for UNHCR programmes in Sri Lanka aimed at addressing the current humanitarian […]

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Foreign Buddhist delegation met president.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

By Janaka Alahapperuma (Pix Sudath silva) Most Ven. Sudham Sudhammo Thero, the executive assistant abbot of Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Thailand and the President of the Buddhist Federation of Australia, and his delegation visited Temple Trees on 22nd of July. Buddhist delegation thanked President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the meeting for giving opportunity to researches Utilize Ola-leave […]

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THE PARTIAL JUSTICE

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

ALI SUKHANVER The Mumbai Attacks have turned the Indo-Pak relationship to such a blind alley where there is neither a ray of hope nor a gleam of optimism. We may call it a dead -lock. The question arises; who is getting the benefit of this dead-lock; Pakistan or India? Whosoever is the beneficiary of these […]

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Shame On You Danish Kaneria!

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Top Spin By Suni For LankaWeb Cricket July 22nd 2009 Perhaps Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria who has been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct on day two of the ongoing Test at the SSC Stadium in Colombo needs to be taught a thing or two about personal conduct while playing the Gentlemen’s […]

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SRI LANKAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT SRI LANKAN EMBASSY

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Embassy of Sri Lanka, Washington DC A group of 30 Sri Lankan high school students visited the Embassy of Sri Lanka last week. They met with the Embassy staff and posed questions about issues such as the recent victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, internally displaced persons and Sri Lanka’s relations with the […]

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Implementation of the 13th Amendment may Create Separate Ethnic Provinces.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Written by: Dr. Sellakapu S Upasiri de Silva President’s opinion.  President Mahinda Rajapakse very wisely ruled out separate ethnic provinces in Sri Lanka. As the supreme ruler of the country he is in a very good position to judge, what is best for the country, in creating a peaceful environment for all Sri Lankans after […]

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HEAVY INFIGHTING IN WHAT IS REMAINING OF THE LTTE AND SOME SAY THE LEADERSHIP OF KP LACKS CREDIBILITY

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Indicating heavy infighting in the terrorist outfit of the Tamil Tigers a section of the movement calling itself the Executive Committee said that the former arms procurer of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Selvarasa Pathmanathan alias KP would head the organization leading to the restructuring of the movement. But the […]

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CIVILIAN TRANSPORTATION STARTS ALONG A9 HIGHWAY FROM JAFFNA TO COLOMBO PASSING DIVIDENDS OF PEACE TO THE PEOPLE

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Linking the North and South after two decades the A9 highway  was yesterday declared open by Basil Rajapaksa parliamentarian  and Special Advisor to the President and cabinet minister Douglas Devananda. Basil presides over “Uthuru Wasanthaya”, a rapid development scheme for liberated districts of Jaffna.  Two hundred civilians from Jaffna  were loaded to […]

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To explain what is not explained in Lydia Polgreen’s article “ Justifying a Costly War in Sri Lanka “

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

By Charles.S.Perera Lydia Polgreen writing to the New York Times of the 18 July, 2009, leads her article with the caption ” Justifying a Costly War in Sri Lanka.”, which by itself seems an innuendo with an intention to condemn an ” unnecessary war” according to her, for which an unconcerned government has spent money […]

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Tamil Tigers get millions from Canada

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario Canada July 22, 2009 The Editor (letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN Sir: “Tigers got millions from Canadian Tamils: report”, you said.  “Intelligence experts say the now defeated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam received millions a year from Canada’s Tamil Diaspora”, your news item continued. This is not […]

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A secret back channel

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Afshain Afzal US and Israel miserably failed in gaining success in their Middle Eastern and South Asian policies. The murder of Hariri in Lebanon and strengthening of Muslim nationalism led US and Israel to involve third party in fulfilling their objectives. However, they could not find a better partner than India to play as a […]

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Bob Rae’s comment on IMF loan for Sri Lanka

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario Canada July 21, 2009 Hon. Bob Rae, MP Liberal Party Foreign Affairs Critic House of Commons,. Ottawa Dear Bob:  Sri Lanka’s Daily Mirror news item of July 18th which said, “Bob Rae calls for conditions on any IMF loan on Sri Lanka “”…”Canadian opposition Liberal Party […]

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PRESIDENT SAYS HE IS READY TO GO TO ANY COURT IN THE WORLD TO DEFEND HIS SOLDIERS WHO CARRIED OUT ORDERS TO WIPE OUT TERRORISM

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana President Rajapaksa told a ruling party women’s organization in Moneragala in Uva Province yesterday that he is prepared to face any court anywhere in the world on behalf of the Sri Lankan armed forces officers who carried out orders by him to wipe out terrorism from Sri Lanka. President Rajapaksa said that […]

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RULED BY KINGS AND PRESIDENTS LIKE KINGS

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

LS. Everytime Lankan political leaders have political capital, they almost always abuse it. Take the case of Mrs B in the 1970’s. She won a huge majority in 1970 and rushed to nationalise everything owned by the so called capitalist forces. At least that was within the power that she won a mandate from people. […]

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Man jailed for keeping several fake passports in the UK

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

By Janaka Alahapperuma A Sri Lankan Tamil man found guilty of keeping a fake French passport, two forged National Insurance cards, two fake British passports and a driving licence at Croydon Crown Court in South London on Friday 17th July. Sivabalan Durai (27), from Harrow “”…”Middlesex, was arrested with three other people on July 2nd […]

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The legends

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Daya Thulna Tissa Now it’s time to rewrite Mahavansa to review and to analyze the modern history It’s to pay our tribute to national heroes Gotabhaya and Mahinda …the fearless giants   Their names will ever remain as legends Together they were able to change the history The nation was saved from the hands of […]

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