Archive for September, 2009

“NO WAY OF REVERTING BACK TO THE INGLORIOUS PAST OF TAMIL TIGERS WHO TRAMPLED RIGHTS OF ALL PEOPLE WITH IMPUNITY”

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana President Mahinda Rajapaksa said there is no possible way of reverting back to the inglorious past of letting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) once again run the Eastern and Northern Province as allowed according to a document produced by the United National Party, trampling the human rights of all people […]

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Lawrence Cannon: Speech at the UN

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada September 27, 2009 Hon. Lawrence Cannon, MP, PC Minister of Foreign Affairs House of  Commons Ottawa Dear Lawrence: What you said in your speech at the UN last night (Sept.26), “It is part of our responsibility as Canadians “”…” and the responsibility of […]

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PRIME MINISTER RATNASIRI WICKRAMANAYAKA VOWS ANEW UNITED NATIONS THAT COLOMBO WILL RE-SETTLE TAMIL CIVILIANS QUICKLY

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka promised anew that his government would quickly re-settle all the civilians in the country’s IDP welfare camps but he said the country cannot risk its hard won security from terrorism by being negligent of terrorist combatants hiding among the civilians. He was addressing the United Nations […]

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PRESIDENT RAJAPAKSA SAYS WITH OR WITHOUT THE GSP+ CONCESSION HIS GOVERNMENT WILL PROTECT THE LOCAL INDUSTRIES

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Whether Sri Lanka receive the GSP+ concession or not, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said he would see the local industries are protected. The President further said, “I cannot betray a whole country for the sake of US $ 150 million.” The President’s statement is an obvious reference to a boast by the opposition […]

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BASIL RAJAPAKSA TELLS THAT ARMY LIKE THEY SAVED TAMIL PEOPLE FROM TERRORISM WILL ALSO HELP BUILD THEIR RESETTLEMENTS

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Like our army saved the Tamil people from terrorism they will also rebuild their settlements with irrigation tanks , irrigation ducts and roads in a better standard than they ever existed before said Uthuru Wasanthaya Project chairman parliamentarian Basil Rajapaksa at a ceremony handing over 101 heavy construction equipment to the army […]

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DINESH PUTS RANIL WICKRAMASINGHE INTO A TIGHT SPOT WHEN HE CHALLENGED HIM TO DENY THAT HE HAD NOT MADE FALSE STATEMENTS AGAINST SRI LANKA REGARDING GSP+

Friday, September 25th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramasingha was visibly embarrassed when he was put into a tight corner by Chief Government Whip Dinesh Gunawardena who challenged him to deny whether he had not made a false statement against Sri Lanka when the legislature discussed the GSP+ yesterday. Dinesh said when such complaints are made it […]

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US PSYCHIATRIST ELLYN SHANDER PREVENTED FROM ENTERING INDIA AND SHE SPEAKS IN NEW DELHI BY A TAPE AND ATTACKS INDIAN GOVERNMENT

Friday, September 25th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana United States psychiatrist and pro-LTTE propagandist Ellyn Shander has been prevented from entering India to speak about what she claims as genocide in Sri Lanka. The meeting has been organized by an organization called Delhi Tamil Students Union, allegedly having connections with leading LTTE supporters in India, like Vaiko, leader of the […]

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Iniquitous duplicity of western policy

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Lucian Rajakarunanayake courtesy The Daily News It was in the midst of the recent Afghan polls, which have become a worry to President Obama in convincing US citizens of the needs for the US to be more involved in Afghanistan, and indeed for the same reasons for Gordon Brown too, that German Officers of the […]

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SRI LANKA POLICE IS SEEKING TO ARREST LEADING LTTE FIGURE GIRI ALIAS GIRIDARAN WANTED FOR A SERIES OF TERRORIST ACTIVITIES

Friday, September 25th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Sri Lanka police is on the look out for a leading Tamil Tiger rebel called Giri who is believed to be roaming around the Capital city of Colombo. The police have provided a hot line phone number to report on him if anyone knows his whereabouts. The Police intelligence during the last […]

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US report violates Sri Lanka’s rights and sovereignty

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Courtesy Daily News Sri Lanka A  U.S. State Department report on the war in Sri Lanka was presented to the US Congress on Monday, without giving Sri Lanka the right of being heard on the report, prior to being presented. Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the US had reportedly been kept informed of the presentation, though […]

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Is India Secular?

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Written by: Mamoona Ali Kazmi  There is always a big gap between theory and practice; same is the case with Indian Constitution and governance. Indian Constitution is secular in spirit and if implemented truly, India would be an ideal country to live in especially for minorities both religious as well as linguistic. However, in reality […]

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Muslims’ Rights in India

Friday, September 25th, 2009

By: Afshain Afzal  The Indian government has finally rejected a recommendation of the Sachar Committee to create Indian Wakf Services on the lines of the Civil Services to appoint officers to boards that manage Muslim religious and community properties. Although Minority Affairs Ministry has filed an application to find out for the reasons the rejection […]

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Distorted history leads to unworkable solutions – Part II

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

H. L. D. Mahindapala  Now that Robert  O’Blake is back in his home base after leaving Sri Lanka, he has fallen into what William Pfaff calls the “policy community and the newspaper editorial pages, with nothing original or questioning” the conventional wisdom recycled within it. This “policy community” consists of ex-diplomats like Teresita Schaffer, Director […]

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The return of the Ugly Americans to Sri Lanka – Part I

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

H. L. D. Mahindapala The timing was impeccable. On September 17, 2009 American Ambassadress, Patricia Butenis, appears before President Mahinda Rajapakse in Colombo and presents her credentials. On the same day in Washington Robert O. Blake, Assistant Secretary, South and Central Asian Affairs informs Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Washington, Jaliya Wickremasuriya, that a report prepared […]

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Dr.Ellyn Shander MD: India withdraws visa and refuses to let her in

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Gloucester . Ontario . Canada September 24, 2009 Dr. Ellyn Shander MD      Psychiatrist “”…” New  Cannan Connecticut  US Dear Ellyn Shander: Well”¦well”¦well, what do you know?  I just read a Colombo Page News Desk Report that, “The Indian Government has issued a look Out Circular (LOC) against Dr. Ellyn Shander, an American Doctor […]

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PRESIDENT SAYS TRAITORUS ELEMENTS ARE CONSPIRING TO TAKE THE VERY PEOPLE WHO FREED THEIR MOTHERLAND FROM A TYRRANY

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared from his ancestral home at Medamulana in Hambantota that he was prepared to go before any war crimes tribunal on behalf of his valiant soldiers who freed the motherland from a tyranny, for being the commander in chief of them. This was an obvious reference to a report […]

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THREE LTTE FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AT VAVUNIYA

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Sri Lanka’s Police Chief Jayantha Wickramaratne revealed at a police awards ceremony yesterday that detectives have nabbed three more female suicide bombers of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) within the last 24 hours. This is the second time the former suicide bombers of the LTTE have been detected during a […]

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Sri Lanka has eliminated terrorism, but other forms of terrorism assails Sri Lanka. It is time for all patriots specially those among the Tamils, to wake up to defend the motherland.

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

By Charles.S.Perera  During the period that Sri Lanka was constantly menaced by a ruthless group of terrorists causing wanton massacres, murders, and assassinations, Sri Lanka was all alone to defend herself. The International Community stood by a mere observer calling the government to negotiate a peace settlement, while the terrorists were of one track mind […]

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SOMA KUMARI TENNEKOON DEAD

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Soma Kumari Tennekoon, a leading campaigner for the ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party, died while campaigning for her party in the Southern Provincial Council elections. She died of a heart attack at the Hambantota Hospital after suddenly taken ill during the campaign. Soma, who is a member of the Wayamba Provincial Council […]

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Letter to the Editor – Patients’ rights

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

By Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai Dehiwela. It is heartening to hear that there will be a meeting of eminent personalities for the patient’s rights on Saturday the 26th. One of the rights of the patients which is totally disregarded by the doctors is the tight to seek treatment wherever they want to. Often if […]

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Why this insane desire to wards nakedness?

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

By Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai Dehiwela. Amazing and disgusting news today (Daily Mirror 25.9.2009) that there is move to organize Hiking in the nude in Harz mountain in Germany. Why is this desire for nakedness in today’s world? We see this even in Srilanka now- the youngsters and sometime even the not so young […]

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Visionary Warnings In Hindsight Need To be Heeded As The Nation Re-Builds! Fictitous Captions About Human Rights Violations Need To Be Trashed!

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Insight By Sunil Kumar Sept 24th 2009 In response to recent item captioned English, Peace and Conflict, Politics, Post-War by Dr. P. Saravanamuttu where he suggests somewhat prudently that”The war it seems is not over, the international conspiracies to save Prabhakaran and the LTTE are now said to have morphed into a conspiracy to destabilize […]

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DON’T CRY FOR US……..IDP’S

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Dr D. Chandraratna, Australia The so called international community and a few disgruntled Sri Lankan NGO’ voices are making a mockery out of the situation of IDP’s again. Once the Channel 4 Video allegation melted into thin air along with Mr Solheim and Professor Alston the IDP issue is back on the agenda. Surely, there […]

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Ranaviru Contributions by Australians

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Kithsiri de Silva  Spokesperson Western Australian Society for Peace, Unity & Rehabilitation in Sri Lanka (WASPUR) Inc 23 September 2009 Editor Lankaweb Dear Sir, Patriotic Sri Lankans in Australia, through WASPUR in Perth have contributed over SLRs 25 lakhs for the welfare of our Ranaviruwan and their families in the last two years. Their latest contribution […]

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BEFORE THE LTTE MILITARY DEBACLE ON MAY 19 NEITHER PRABHAKARAN NOR HIS SON CHARLES ANTHONY WAS WORRIED SAYS HINDUSTAN TIMES

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Days before the military debacle of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)both the terrorist group leader V.Prabhakaran and his son Charles Anthony were not worried about the coming disaster as they pinned hopes about the United States coming to their rescue. The Hindustan Times said quoting an unnamed Sri Lankan military […]

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Right of reply exercised by Prof Rajiva Wijesinha Secretary of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights To issues raised under Item 3 of the Agenda of the Human Rights Council: Civil, political, economic, social, cultural rights and right to development

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights Sri Lanka is disturbed by the intervention of a single Non-Governmental Organization that detracted from the generally high standard of debate under this Item in pursuing its relentless vendetta against the Sri Lankan state. In the present context of seeking reconciliation however it seems best not to respond […]

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Statement of Prof Rajiva Wijesinha Secretary of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights in the general debate under Item 4 of the Agenda of the Human Rights Council: Human Rights situations that require the Council’s attention

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights Sri Lanka appreciates the concerns about Sri Lanka expressed by countries participating in this debate and records its appreciation, with regard to our efforts to recover from the damage caused by terrorism, of the support and assistance of our neighbours and friends who stood by us in our […]

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Right of Reply exercised by Prof Rajiva Wijesinha Secretary of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights to issues raised under Item 4 of the Agenda of the Human Rights Council: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights Sri Lanka regrets the disinformation purveyed by some Non-Governmental Organizations in the course of the debate on Item 4 of the Agenda of the Human Rights Council. Sadly we seem to have abandoned traditional values, or rather Christian values and the Ten Commandments, but the Prophet Moses would […]

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SRI LANKAN SENTENCED TO 2 ½ YEAR JAIL TERM FOR HUMAN SMUGGLING IN THE CARIBBEAN SEAS TO US VIRGIN ISLANDS

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana A Sri Lankan named Sibaskaran Sivanantham was sentence to a two and half years long jail term for being a ring leader of a human smuggling attempt in which ten people were presumed dead when the their boat capsized. Sivanantham received a long jail term with his St.Kitts colleague while the other […]

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GENERALS AND POLITICS

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Lt Col (Retd.) Anil Amarasekera. There have been a few Generals who took up to politics in the recent past after retirement from the Sri Lanka Army. Major General Lakshman Algama, Major General Sarath Munasinghe and Major General Janaka Perera are three of them that I can recall to my memory. Major General Sarath Munasinghe […]

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