Archive for August, 2009

SRI LANKA MOVES 600 PRIESTS OUT OF IDP WELFARE CAMPS FOR RESETTLEMENT

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Sri Lanka moved out 600 Hindu and Catholic priests to resettle in the original churches and temples on Wednesday from the IDP welfare camps run by the government. They were living with the rest of the internally displaced persons who were moved there during the war with the LTTE and Sri Lanka […]

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GENERAL FONSEKA SAYS THE ROLES OF GUERILLAS AS WELL AS THE ARMY WERE REVERSED THAT ULTIMATELY ENDED UP IN TRIUMPH FOR THE ARMY

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Addressing the Project Management Institute in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka who led the island nation to its historic military triumph said the victory was achieved by adopting guerilla tactics while letting the rebel group adopt conventional military strategies. Pakistan , another South Asian country , attacked by […]

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UNP’s Tissa Attanayake rejects Government’s invitation to the Opposition to work together

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

By Charles.S.Perera According to a  recent report  in the news media, Tissa Attanayake General Secretary of the UNP had  made a very unwise and an  undignified  comment, on the invitation  the General Secretary of the  SLFP made  to the UNP and the other Opposition Parties , to join with the government to carry out together, […]

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WIND ENERGY ELECTRICITY GENERATION IS A REALITY IN SRI LANKA.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

By Noor Nizam “”…” Sri Lanka Peace Activist, Canada Wednesday 26th., August 2009. The news article written by Garvin Karunaratne, formerly of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service under the heading “The Wind Turbines of Spain, France and Portugal” dated August 25, 2009 and published in your esteem Internet Newspaper which highlights issues concerning Sri Lanka […]

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Humanitarian and Spiritual Appeal to Buddhists

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

From Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA) Sri Lanka Chapter Just like the Tsunami that hit Sri Lanka destroying lives and property in December 2004, the Morakot Typhoon which hit Taiwan during the late hours of 8th August 2009 has left the tiny island shattered and destroyed. According to reports received, almost the entire southern region […]

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Tribute to Our Security forces, including the Police

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Ben Silva Our security forces risked their life to safe guard us. Their massive contribution to our safety has to be acknowledged.  Recent incidents have shown that there may be a few bad people amongst them that has spoiled the reputation of our brave security forces including the Police. Such bad people need to be […]

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The Wind Turbines of Spain, France and Portugal.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

By Garvin Karunaratne. Touring the three above countries in April and May 2009, many ideas came to my mind about how  we have failed  to develop Sri Lanka.   In turning out electrical power for the national grid.  I saw clusters of about twenty five or more wind turbines near  various cities. We in Sri Lanka […]

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LTTE LINKED ATTEMPT TO CHALLENGE US LAW ON FOREIGN TERRORIST GROUPS FAILS IN FEDERAL APPEALS COURT 9TH CIRCUIT

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana An attempt by the Humanitarian law Project, an organization that consists of two listed terrorist organizations, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and Kurdistan Workers Party to do away the executive powers of the US President to list certain organizations as foreign terrorist groups was foiled by the 9th US circuit of […]

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Robert O Blake: a diplomatic religious deity

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada August 25, 2009 Ambassador Robert O Blake , Assistant State Secretary of State, South & Central  Asia   State Department   Washington DC,  USA Dear Robert Blake: Re:  Robert Blake: a Diplomatic-Religious Deity I am sure the come back by President Mahinda Rajapaksa through his […]

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Stop harassing the teacher!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Editorial Island Newspaper (SL) 25/08/09 Victory, we often say in these columns, has a thousand fathers and defeat is an orphan. While Sri Lanka was fighting the so-called most ruthless terrorist outfit in the world against tremendous odds, opponents of her war effort far outnumbered its proponents. But no sooner had the LTTE been crushed […]

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Prabhakaran killed, KP arrested and WHO IS NEXT?

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Malin Abeyatunge When LTTE was conclusively defeated from Sri Lankan soil and Prabhakaran was killed and no signs of the survival of second in command Pottu Amman, the Tamil Diaspora still wanted to continue their struggle for Eelam and supported the Interpol fugitive self proclaimed leader Kumaran Pathmanathan who has many aliases. Unexpectedly for the […]

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America took nearly one year to free Japanese-Americans after the WW II Irrefutable facts about Internee Camps in U.S.

Monday, August 24th, 2009

By Bandu de Silva The administration of any country trying to throw stones at others should look at skeletons in its own cupboards before speaking out. The United States of America, perhaps, with its three century old record, is the last country that could open its mouths about human rights or humanitarian considerations. We are […]

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USA & Britain- Superpowers or Warlords!

Monday, August 24th, 2009

By Garvin Karunaratne Ph.D.(Michigan State University) Formerly of the Administrative Service of Sri Lanka Not a day passes by without a dictate from the International  Super-Warlords. They have now to be called Warlords because now they have become dubious, are contradicting themselves and no longer uphold either democracy or human rights. They only know to […]

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Human Rights Watch, should help ethnic communities in America , and President Obama’s social plans for America’s poor.

Monday, August 24th, 2009

By Charles.S.Perera Human Rights Watch is Active Again. This is the vacation period and no wonder the Human Rights Globe trotters are looking out for vacations abroad. Human rights is their “gain pain” “”…” their job. If there is no ethnic problem some where in the world specially in a place like Sri Lanka a […]

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The United States Need Reconciliation with the Muslims to Achieve Peace

Monday, August 24th, 2009

S. Hewage As all indications point to a dramatic failure of the Anglo-American hegemony around the world in the 21st century, the Anglo-American politicians seem frustrated and agonized by the increasingly violent resistant to occupying forces by the Iraqi and Afghan people. In an attempt to divert international attention away from this stark reality, the […]

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Calls For Caution Towards Presidential Safety Very Justifiable as The Dangers To His Safety Could Be Very Real!

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Insight By Sunil Kumar August 25th 2009 There seem to be a spate of opinions about the adverse effects that will prevail on the Nation by the unthinkable displacement through violent means of President Rajapaksha so much so that it probably needs to be put into proper perspective.Hopefully it is the brainchild of paranoia but […]

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Sri Lanka has great potential for enhancement of business and commercial ties, says the Foreign Minister Bogollagama

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Media Release Public Communications Division Ministry of Foreign Affairs Colombo Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama stated that Sri Lanka is the hub of the Asian Region and Kenya is the hub of African region and that both the countries have a great potential to enhance their commercial and business ties and also develop their economies. This […]

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Govt. tells off nosy diplomats

Monday, August 24th, 2009

By Vindya Amaranayake Courtesy The Nation (Sri Lanka) Responding to accusations of undue delays made by representatives from several Western countries, a senior governmental spokesman said yesterday that unless complete safety in the former conflict areas is ensured, the government will not hasten to resettle civilians. “Resettling civilians in a former conflict zone cannot and […]

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