Archive for September 22nd, 2009

The ‘monkey act’ at the USIP

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Ajit Randeniya  The 28 August presentations by Jehan Perera and Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu at the so-called US Institute of Peace (USIP) revealed many things about these two individuals.  Perera, following a “ƒ”¹…”gutless’ analysis about the situation in Sri Lanka, pleaded for the “ƒ”¹…”support’ of the international community. He was careful not to mention money though.  Paikiasothy’s […]

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Threats from headless Tigers

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

The Island Editorial Courtesy The Island  The government is in an unenviable position. It is under international pressure to do away with anti-terror laws and extraordinary security arrangements in the post-war period. At the same time, the peace lobby claims the LTTE threat is not yet over and devolution is the only way to bring […]

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INDIA TO ASSIST SRI LANKA TO REPAIR AND RESTORE KKS HARBOUR

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Sri Lanka has sought the assistance of India to rehabilitate and repair the important Northern harbor of kankesanturai (KKS). In a recent meeting held at the Indian High Commission in Colombo the Sri Lanka Ports Authority submitted a list of assistance Sri lanka is expecting from her Northern neighbor to make the […]

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RAMCO LANKA PRIVATE LTD DONATES FIVE MILLION TO ‘APIWENUWEN API’ AND ANOTHER FIVE MILLION TO THE PRESIDENT’S FUND

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana P.R.Subramanearajha , Chairman of Ramco Lanka (Private) Limited donated Rupees five million Rupees for the very ambitious housing project for the soldiers of Sri Lanka, Api Wenuwen Api and another five million Rupees for the President’s Fund at a brief ceremony to President Mahinda Rajapaksa.  Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and Minister Kumara […]

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ONE OF TWO SUICIDE BOMBERS KILLS HERSELF BY CYANIDE

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana When the special investigations unit of the police acting on information provided by a LTTE female terrorist at Galle Police, arrested two suicide bombers at Vavuniya one woman committed suicide by biting a cyanide capsule. The dead woman has been identified as K. Gauri (31). Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkakra ,the military spokesman said, […]

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Letter to the Editor – Beware of tricksters

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

By Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai One of my patients came a little late one day and apologized saying she had to go to the police station. When inquired she said when she was getting out of the church, two men have come in a three wheeler and asked her to get in saying that […]

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“We in Sri Lanka, with the dawn of peace and the improving investor-friendly policies, are experiencing a surge in the economic activities in the country”- Hon. H.R. Mithrapala, Minister of Consumer Services

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Geneva For the first time, at the annual meetings of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) member States will begin with a two-day High-Level Ministerial Segment, deliberating on the importance of intellectual property (IP) in policy-making and development spheres. The High-Level Segment, which began today and continues […]

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Why do People become Politicians

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

By Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai Dehiwela. Today’s editorial of Daily Mirror (22/9/2009) speaks volumes of why the people of Srilanka want to become politicians “”…” what the writing does not tell, tells ample about the true state of our politicians. Yes, the very one that should be topping the list, that is to serve […]

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Media should spread proper information about HIV/AIDS

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

By Nava Thakuria The media, while avoiding sensationalism in reporting on HIV/AIDS, should play a proactive role and disseminate the proper and correct information regarding different aspects of the sensitive issue, argued V.S. Bhaskar, IAS (Commissioner & Secretary to Health & F.W. Department, Government of Assam). Inaugurating a State level advocacy workshop at Guwahati Press […]

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Sri Lanka and Fiji seek wider areas for bilateral exchanges

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Media Release Ministry of Foreign Affairs Colombo Foreign Minister Bogollagama proposed that Sri Lanka and Fiji seek wider areas for bilateral exchanges in human resources in the fields of legal and medical services and technical cooperation, in keeping with Sri Lanka’s policy of a more Asia centric focus on international cooperation, when the Foreign Minister […]

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A meeting to discuss on Justice System in Sri Lanka and China With Minister and CJ

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Press Releases  Media Sec. for Minister of Justice and Law Reforms A meeting to discuss on the common features in the administration of Justice System in Sri Lanka and China, where there could be a common approach between the two countries, was held at the Chamber of the Chief Justice in the Superior Court Complex. […]

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“A conspiracy of/in Silence”

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Ranjit Rupesinghe The Editor Lankaweb Congratulations to Dr D Chandraratne’s  (Australia) excellent letter of 17 Sept 09. It was both concise and clear. Sections of the ruling clique of the western world will continue to shamelessly give succour to the miserable remnants of the eelam terrorists because they still can’t accept and believe that despite […]

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Sri Lanka: Prof. Philip Alston’s comments on Australian radio

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe. Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1. Canada September 21, 2009 Prof. Philip Alston UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions c/o OHCHR-UNOG 1211 Geneva Switzerland. Dear Professor Alston:  I have been following your contentious involvement on the Channel 4 video clip with immense interest, which alleges Sri […]

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PRESIDENT TELLS WOMEN ORGANIZATION ACTIVISTS SOME REACTIONARY FORCES WANT TO SEND THOSE WHO SAVED THE COUNTRY TO GALLOWS

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana President Mahinda Rajapaksa told more than 3000 women’s organization activists and representatives of Galle District assembled at the Temple Trees premises in Colombo that the country could be saved because of mothers who gave their sons to the nation to serve as soldiers but the reactionary forces today want to send them […]

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