Archive for August, 2009

Breaching Protocols Governing Press Freedoms To Pander To Terrorists Is Illegal Regardless Of Who Gets Sanctimonious About it!

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Insight By Sunil Kumar August 31st 2009 In Colombo, Sri Lanka yesterday a Sri Lankan reporter was sentenced  to 20 years in prison on charges of violating the country’s strict anti-terror laws. There can be no leniencies towards indicting and incarcerating through the Nation’s Justice System, anyone who violates this to the extent of publishing treasonous material […]

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PRESIDENT MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA ARRIVES IN TRIPOLI TO TAKE PART IN THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBYAN REVOLUTION

Monday, August 31st, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana President Mahinda Rajapaksa was given a rousing welcome by the Libyan government when he arrived at Matiga Airport in Tripoli  as a special invited guest to participate in the 40th anniversary of the Libyan revolution. Planning Minister Abdul Hafeed Al-Zlatny received the President on behalf of the Libyan government. PPICTURES BY SUDATH […]

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The two girls’ death

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Dr.Reffai Dear editor, how come none of the papers have interviewed the people who employed these two girls? si the journalist being partial because they are just two girls from the plantain sector? or are there hidden hands preventing you all finding the truth? there isn’t even a mention to say they refused to talk […]

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President Obama will not consult Iranian Expats to make demands from Iranian President-then why should O’Blake consult Sri Lanka Tamil Expats to make demands from Sri Lankan President ?

Monday, August 31st, 2009

By Charles.S.Perera As the American Ambassador to Sri Lanka Robert O’Blake was already a sympathiser of the terrorists in Sri Lanka, along with  Chilcot the  Ambassodor of UK and Eric Solheim of Norway.   When Robert O’Blake was promoted from his position of the American Ambassador to Sri Lanka to Assistant Secretary of State for South […]

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Tigers’ Plan B and presidential polls

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Island Editorial 01-09-09 Prabhakaran may have died a worried man in a northern swamp, but his foreign allies have not yet given up the Eelam campaign. They are striving to put the LTTE’s Plan B into action. That is to help whatever remains of the LTTE’s military wing get into the guerrilla mode and make […]

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Erik Solheim: Sri Lanka is none of your business

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada August 31, 2009 Hon. Erik Solheim Minister of Environment & Development Cooperation Government of Norway Oslo, Norway Dear Erik: I just came across the news item in the Sri Lanka Daily Mirror Breaking News which said: “The government has officially protested […]

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The bloody road from Vadukoddai to Nanthi Kadal—Part I

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

H. L. D. Mahindapala Of all the political documents that came out of Jaffna there is none to surpass the Vadukoddai Resolution passed at the Convention of Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) held in the electorate of Vadukoddai on May 14, 1976. It is the peak point where the diverse Jaffna-centric communal forces, lurching in […]

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Video Clip on Sri Lankan soldier shootings

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1. Canada August 30, 2009 Chief Executive Channel 4 P.O.Box 1058 Belfast, BT 1 9DU Sir: Your  Channel 4 broadcast of  the video clip of the shooting deaths of unarmed people, who you describe as Tamils as if their bare dark bodies which were […]

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RAPE OF VICTORIA RESOVIOUR AREAS BY THE CORRUPT AGENTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL MINISTRY

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Mahinda Weerasinghe Greater Teldeniya villages such as Udispatuwa, Ranmulla, Rankanda, Udawela, Pahurugolla, etc., have blood on its plains and mountains. The environment of these villages the last four years has been battered and its landscape systematically turned into a veritable desert. Indeed thousands of acres of its magnificent bio-diverse vegetative canopy, exotic animals and plants, […]

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Grow up Solheim!

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

The Island Editorial The government has lashed out at Erik Solheim for having used a cock-and-bull video which purportedly depicts a massacre being carried out by a person made out to be a Sri Lankan soldier to give a boost to the on-going human rights witch hunt against this country. Why should Solheim be hauled […]

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RAW-A CRAVING WHORE

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

ALI SUKHANVER The role of an intelligence agency should be different from that of a terrorist organization. The CIA, the Mussad, the ISI and the Raw must not be mixed up with LTTE, the Black Water Force and particularly the detracted groups of Taliban & Al- Qaida which are defaming not only Islam but also […]

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Challenge to Canadian Visa Procedures at Canadian High Commisoion (CHC), Colombo

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

 T. Viresh Fernando, CA I have launched a judicial review (appeal) of a visa officer’s  decision made at the Canadian High Commission in Colombo to refuse  visit visas for two students aged 18 and 17. The kids are from a very  rich, attend private school, and have previously travelled widely  including to Canada and the […]

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Lanka lodges official protest with Norway over Solhiem-But is Solhiem already punished by the Gods in haven?

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Noor Nizam – Sri Lanka Peace Activist, August 30th 2009. Is there anger in the havens against this deceptive Norwegian who is responsible for driving thousands of  Sri Lankans to death during the last decade along with the so-called Peace facilitators of Norway. Environment Minister Erik Solheim (SV) was stabbed in the arm with the […]

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DIPLOMATIC ROW OVER A GIRL SENT OUT OF SRI LANKA TO BRITAIN BY THE UK HIGHCOMMISSION WITHOUT A VISA

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama summoned British High Commissioner in Colombo Dr. Peter Hayes amidst accusations by a weekend newspaper that his office has sent a Sri Lankan girl to Britain facilitating her trip to London without a valid visa. A state owned television said in a news broadcast that the Sri Lankan […]

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SRI LANKA ‘DEEPLY REGRETS’ COMMENTS BY ERIC SOLHEIM AND DOUBTS ABOUT HIS IMPARTIALITY DURING THE PEACE PROCESS

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana The Sri Lanka government deeply regrets the baseless comments and is perturbed by such statements being made by the Norwegian Minister against a friendly government, said a release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs protesting against a statement by Eric Solheim published in the Norwegian language Aften Posten.  Eric Solheim had been […]

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US Peace Institute invites charlatans and liars to promote peace in Sri Lanka

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

H. L. D. Mahindapala The Vadukoddai War launched officially in the Vadukoddai Resolution passed by the Jaffna leadership on May 14, 1976 ended on May 18, 2009 in Nanthi Kadal lagoon, eliminating all hopes of achieving the goal of a separate state through military means.  The military solution endorsed as Plan A in the Vadukoddai […]

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Seven-year-olds get Grade C at ICT GCSE

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Mail Online A computing whizz kid passed GCSE computing courses to and  earned C grade. Tashan Artigoda achieved grade C in his ICT GCSE course. He took the exam at the age of seven Tashan Artigoda, from Barnet, Hertfordshire,  has studied the ICT course at Ryde Teaching Services in Hemel Hempstead. Tashan, who wants to […]

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We do need O.S.M. right now

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

By Garvin Karunaratne , former member of the Administrative Service O.S.M.Seneviratne , the magistrate at Matara in 1959 was a legendary figure. In my eighteen years’ service in the Sri Lanka Administrative Service, which began as an Assistant Commissioner and ended as the Government Agent at Matara, I have had to appear before many magistrates, […]

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What a Pathetic Lot These Sri Lankans Tamils Of Canada Are Protesting China’s Support Towards Sri Lanka’s Nation Building!

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Insight By Sunil Kumar August 28th 2009 What a pathetic lot some of these Sri Lankan Tamils in Canada are as they turn from one phase of disgruntled anguish to another as they give vent to their frustrations by disrupting day to day life in various parts of Canada and what a mistake Canada seems to […]

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THREE UNDERWORLD FIGURES DIE IN A SHOOT OUT BETWEEN POLICE AND ALLEGED UNDERWORLD FIGURES IN CENTRAL COLOMBO

Friday, August 28th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana A shoot out between a notorious underworld group and the Special Task Force of the Police in the wee hours of yesterday killed the group’s leader and two other members in the capital city of Colombo. STF sources said,the leader Faji and two of his accomplices Toji and Sadique were killed in […]

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Some suggestions for SLAF

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Ben Silva I am referring to the article that appeared in Amarasara with the above title: ref:   Our Air Force, if they are engaging in commercial operations, then  they are doing the right thing. If the air force is complying with regulations, then they are operating in a legal manner and are qualified to carry […]

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ARE WE DOING ALL THE RIGHT THINGS? I THINK NOT

Friday, August 28th, 2009

By Ian For many of us we have won the war. But for me we have won a crucial battle of the war and the end of the war is yet to come. The “ƒ”¹…”war’ for separation that started in the 1920’s created division amongst its people and destabilized a country that had highest per […]

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Channel 4 News-Video Alleging War Crimes in Sri Lanka

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Ira de Silva London, Canada Chief Executive Channel 4 P.O.Box 1058 Belfast BT 1 9DU   Dear Sir:   Re Channel 4 News Broadcast – Is this Evidence of Sri Lankan War Crimes?   I refer you to the video that is now being broadcast throughout the world. The very fact the question is asked […]

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Playing politics with IDP issue

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Editorial, Island 29th August 2009 The number of those shedding crocodile tears for the war displaced is on the rise. Captains of the Victim Industry are not alone in the game of marketing human suffering. They have not yet accounted for the funds they spent purportedly on various humanitarian projects in the conflict zone. Nothing […]

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New nominations as Heads of Missions

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Media Release Ministry of Foreign Affairs Colombo Mr. Romesh Jayasinghe, a senior Foreign Service Officer who is currently the High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in New Delhi has been appointed by H. E. the President as the new Foreign Secretary with effect from 1st October 2009. Mr. Jayasinghe will succeed Dr. Palitha Kohona, the current Foreign […]

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SRI LANKAN MEDIA MINISTER SAYS CHANNEL 4 NEWS OF ARMY KILLINGS HAVE BEEN CONCOCTED TO INSULT ARMY AS PART OF A CONSPIRACY

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Information and Media Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said in Colombo the attempt by the Channel 4 news in London depicting the Sri Lankan Army as executing bound prisoners has been concocted to bring into disrepute one of the most disciplined and professional armies in the world as part of a conspiracy. He […]

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LTTE propaganda on Channel 4

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Ben Silva Chief Executive Officer Channel 4 P,O, Box 1058 Belfast BT 1 9DU Dear Sir, Channel4News  –  LTTE propaganda on Channel 4     ref: http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/world/asia_pacific/is+this+evidence+of+sri+lankan+aposwa  r+crimesapos/3321087   With reference to the video broadcast by you on the 25th of August 2009, related to Sri Lanka , any one could have dressed up   as a  Sri Lankan soldier   and […]

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ACCELERATED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT TO PUT 9900 HECTARES FOR RICE CULTIVATION UNDER THE PLOUGH STARTS AT MARUWAN KULAM

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana The Task Force of Uthuru Wasanthaya, the project of rapid development of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka, launched a new project to cultivate fallow rice fields , neglected due to war for the last fifteen years, yesterday. Task Force Chief and Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa said the “project will start […]

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It’s war crimes stupid!

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

  The Island Editorial The British media has done it again! Channel 4, which is blatantly hostile to Sri Lanka and partial to the LTTE, has found ‘evidence of war crimes’ in Sri Lanka””…”””…”a video footage of a naked civilian being shot dead by a person who looks like a Sri Lankan soldier. This footage […]

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The Government of Sri Lanka rejects Channel 4 story as concocted

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Courtesy : Ministry of Foreign Affairs The attention of the Government of Sri Lanka has been drawn to a news item telecast on Channel 4 television in the UK which is also available on the Internet which depicts Sri Lankan forces allegedly committing atrocities against Tamils. The Government of Sri Lanka strongly and unequivocally denies […]

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