Archive for October 1st, 2009

Congratulations Karunanidhi!

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara (SLAS) 28.9.2009. It was reported that Tamilnadu Chief Minister has very correctly decided to give Indian Citizenship to all Sri Lankan refugees who are living there. I am not sure whether he could do this under the Indian Constitution, since the decision has to be finally taken by the Central government. Any […]

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Lawrence Cannon: Canada’s UN Speech

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada October 1, 2009   The Editor EMBASSY Ottawa   Sir: Your “Analysis: Canada’s UN General Assembly speech” by Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon gave me a good chuckle.   He said, it was the responsibility of individual countries “to eradicate terrorism in all its […]

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US BASHING – interesting feed back

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

ASOKA S I am very pleased that my simple article titled “US BASHING” provoked several interesting responses. Discussion, dialogue, reading and debate on any subject is a vital ingredient in being able to understand different perspective on the subject. This is why in great democracies, elected members of public respectfully debate BILLS before voting. It […]

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa visits Anuradhapura

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Anuradhapura to inspect the land in Mahamevna Uyana where a new Dagaba is to be built as a monument to the country’s victory over brutal terrorism. President also visited ‘Atamasthana’ and paid homage to the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi on 30th September. President was there with his delegation […]

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Now, Hillary Clinton bats for anti-Lanka lobby-Swedish move to disgrace Lanka countered at HRC

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

by Shamindra Ferdinando -Courtesy The Island  The government yesterday strongly denied US allegations that rape had been used as a weapon in Sri Lanka’s successful war against the LTTE. Military Spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara told The Island that nothing could be far from the truth. He emphasized that there was absolutely no basis whatsoever even […]

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SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA, H.E. BRUNO RODRÍGUEZ PARRILLA, AT THE GENERAL DEBATE OF THE 64TH SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

INFORMATION OFFICE Mr. President, I wish to congratulate you on your election and reiterate to you our confidence on your capacity to unerringly conduct our works and deliberations. Likewise I would like to recognize the excellent work developed by Father Miguel D’ Escoto, President of the recently concluded session. The ethical dimension and the political […]

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PITTSBURGH AND THE MARGARITA ISLAND SUMMIT

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Reflections by Comrade Fidel The final declaration from the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh on Friday, September 25 seems unreal. Let’s have a look at the main points in its contents: “We meet in the midst of a critical transition from crisis to recovery to turn the page on an era of irresponsibility and to adopt […]

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Chief Justice and the Minister of Justice and Law Reforms meet the Chairman of the Netherlands Council for the Judiciary

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Media Sec for Minister of Justice and Law Reforms His Lordship the Chief Justice Asoka de Silva and Minister of Justice and Law Reforms, Milinda Moragoda, met with Chairman of the Netherlands Council for the Judiciary, Erik van den Emster in The Hague. The role of this body is to support the courts in the […]

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