Archive for September 15th, 2009

KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL, SECRETARY GOTABAYA

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

by Hela Puwath The LTTE and the anti Sri Lanka Western powers will – at any time now – bring up another controversial issue to distract the world attention away from their now-failed desperate attempt to humiliate you and your armed forces by way of this CH-4 execution video. There is no doubt in our […]

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RAJAPAKSA ASSURES HE WOULD NOT GIVE IN TO THE CONSPIRATORS AND REMINDS THEY STOOD FIRM IN FRONT OF POWERFUL FOREIGN PRESSURE

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana President Mahinda Rajapaksa reminding the people that his government would not give in to the conspirators against the country reminded they stood firm against pressure made on the government by the powerful to give in to the enemy even moments before they fell. President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday addressing Matara District electoral […]

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‘Peace vendors’ and ‘sustainable peace’

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

S. Akurugoda As per a news item reported in The Sunday Island dated 13th September 2009, the government has reasons to believe that the US was rapidly making a case of war crimes against Sri Lanka on the basis of the conduct of her armed forces, police as well as the political leadership during the […]

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UNITED NATION’S HUMAN RIGHTS HEAD WELCOMED INVESTIGATIONS DONE BY SRI LANKA INTO THE CHANNEL 4 TAPES ALLEGING HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Navaneetham Pillai, head of the United Nation’s Human Rights Commission told Sri Lankan Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe in Geneva, Switzerland yesterday (Sept 15 )that she welcomed the investigations done by the Sri Lankan government regarding UK’s Channel 4 tapes alleging human rights violations against the country.  Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management and Human Rights […]

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Online Petition to condemn the recent refusal of a visa to UK for Lankan Foreign Secretary Dr. Palitha Kohona

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

To:  Dr. Peter Hayes – British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka –http://www.petitiononline.com/DrKohona/petition.html Petition to be sent to British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Dr. Peter Hayes condemning the refusal of a visa to UK for Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary Dr. Palitha Kohona and show solidarity to Dr. Palitha Kohona . The British High Commission in […]

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Statement by Hon. Mohan Peiris, P.C., Attorney-General of Sri Lanka at the 12th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council during the General Debate on the update by the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

15 September 2009, Geneva Mr. President and the distinguished members of the Human Rights Council, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, may I congratulate Madam High Commissioner on your 1st anniversary of office, and thank the Council and the High Commissioner for the valuable guidance and support in the last year which has been a difficult one […]

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Statement to the House of Representatives on Sri Lanka

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

 The Hon Stephen Smith MP AUSTRALIAN MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS  14 September 2009 I wish to update the House on the situation in Sri Lanka, in particular the situation confronting internally displaced people, the need for their resettlement, and the need for political reconciliation. Australia recognises and acknowledges the profound sufferings of the past in […]

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SHADOW MINISTERIAL STATEMENT – SRI LANKA

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Speech of The Hon Julie Bishop MP Deputy Leader of the Opposition Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Ms JULIE BISHOP (Curtin) (4.04 pm) “”‚ The Coalition supports the announcement today of additional funding for humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka. We also join with the government in raising concerns about the conditions facing civilians currently held […]

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Naxalism: An Underestimated Challenge

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Written by: Mamoona Ali Kazmi Recently, Indian Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram admitted, “For Many years we did not assess the Left Wing extremism challenge correctly. I think we underestimated the challenge”. This statement indicates that up till now India has not taken the Naxal problem seriously and consequently has not done anything sincerely to curb […]

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Politics is Politics

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

By Ibne Rehmat The writer is expert on defence and political analysis. He is free lance journalist based in Islamabad. According to a newspaper’s report Indian former External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh is visiting Pakistan in the last week of September, 2009 to participate in the series of meetings with the media men and selected […]

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Country Information Update

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington, D.C. INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS Resettlement of displaced persons continues at a good pace. The government announced recently that about 50,000 displaced people were resettled to their homes or the homes of relatives as of mid-August, and that another 50,000 people would return to their homes or the homes of relatives […]

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