Archive for October, 2009

Mr. Michael James Zwack the Representative for the UNHCR in Colombo calls on Foreign Minister Bogollagama

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Media Release – Ministry of Foreign Affairs Colombo Mr. Michael James Zwack who recently assumed duties as the Representative for the UNHCR in Colombo called on Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 28th October 2009 and presented his letter of appointment.  During the call on Minister Bogollagama, Mr. Zwack reiterated […]

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When will communal Tamil politicians of Sri Lanka give up their ultra-communal politics and learn to live in harmony with the Sinhalese and when will our politicians put the country first before self interest?

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Sudath Gunasekara. President Senior Citizens Movement Mahanuwara. 24.10.2009. I have been curiously following some of the latest developments brewing in the political field during the past two weeks. I think first it is pertinent to make few comments firstly on two important statements made by two Tamil politicians last week and secondly on the utterly […]

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PRESIDENT RAJAPAKSA TO VISIT NEPAL ON THURSDAY

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana President Mahinda Rajapaksa will visit Nepal on a two day official visit to continue his journey which had to be disrupted due to the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore Pakistan , a Nepalese news service announced. The news service said the Sri Lankan leader will arrive in […]

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Divide and Rule: The Key Strategy of the US and Its Western Allies

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

By S. Hewage  The latest attacks on Indian embassy in Afghanistan and the Pakistan’s military headquarters would trigger a new wave of accusations and counteraccusations by India and Pakistan. It seems that the United States is achieving its military strategy to keep regional conflicts going, so that the United States is not only secure, but […]

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WARNING AMERICA IS TAKING THE WRONG SIDE IN UNDERMINING SRI LANKA THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAYS US SHOULD KEEP ITS NOSE OUT OF COLOMBO’S BUSINESS

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana The Washington Times sternly told the US State Department in an editorial that America should support the Sri Lankan government or keep its nose out of Colombo’s business commenting about the possible war crimes report on the island nation submitted to the Congress last week. Alleging the US is taking the wrong […]

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Statement on October 23 in Parliament Re 77 Sri Lankan Illegal Migrants

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Ira de Silva London, Ontario John McKay MP, Scarborough-Guildwood Liberal Party House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario. Dear Mr. McKay, I read a report in the National Post of October 26,2009 which reads – “in the House of Commons on Friday, Liberal MP John McKay says Tamils are seeking refuge in Canada because of the injustices […]

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PRESIDENT SLASHES COMMERCIAL LENDING RATES OF STATE BANKS BY ALMOST HALF AIDING AGRICULTURE, TOURISM FISHERIES AND HOUSING LOANS OF STATE EMPLOYEES

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered yesterday that the commercial lending rates of the country’s state banks be reduced by almost half with immediate effect. The state owned banks, have been have been charging 15-22 percent before the reduction took place. “President Mahinda Rajapaksa had ordered state banks to reduce lending rates in between […]

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ANGRY MOOD CREATED IN INDONESIA AGAINST TAMIL ASYLUM SEEKERS ARRIVING IN THEIR COUNTRY

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana In Indonesia, an unfriendly attitude towards Tamil asylum seekers whose ships are receiving some accommodation , is being created say reports emanating out of the country. On October 27 some youth said to be representing Kijian Riau island province held a demonstration against the Tamils. “Reject Sri Lanka immigrants. Riau Island is […]

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Let No Man Nor Nation Put Assunder What Our Current Leaders Have Brought Together From Near Disaster! Namely The Nation Of Sri Lanka!

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial Oct.26th 2009 The tiny Indian Ocean nation of Sri Lanka, the Resplendent Isle can only be viewed as a trend setting precedent making sovereign nation which ushered in the first successful ultimate defeat of nation destructive terrorists despite the greatest support the terrorists had from a humungus global network of expatriate diaspora […]

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Hold the Elections Immediately or Suffer Defeat and Loss

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Dilrook Kannangara A General Election is due early next year (2010). The next Presidential Election is not due until 2011. However, holding the Presidential Election ahead of the due General Election will increase the possible number of seats for the ruling coalition provided it wins the Presidential Election. Alternatively only the due General Election can […]

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SRI LANKA SEMINAR IN AUSTRALIA

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Sri Lanka Support Group There will be a major a Seminar organised by the Sri Lanka Support Group on Sri Lanka (“Sri Lanka After the War “”…” Building of  a New Nation where all its Citizens will live in Peace, Dignity and Prosperity”), which is to be held on Thursday 29 October 2009 at the […]

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OPEN LETTER TO AUSTRALIAN GREENS PARTY LEADER – COPYCAT BOB BROWN

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

By Stanley Perera from Melbourne My dear Bob, You have called for sanctions against Sri Lanka. I must ask you to go ahead and impose sanctions against that Indian Ocean Tiny Island Sri Lanka of the size of Tasmania and has a population that is equivalent to that of Australia. You know Bob, when you […]

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Are we breeding thugs at the schools?

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

By Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai Dehiwela. Recently I had a patient “”…” a student from a leading school, from a senior class, who was beaten up by some other students of the same school, and for no reason. He narrowly escaped loosing his eye. What shocked me more than the fact that students of […]

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Bogus Refugees

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Rohan Bandarage, Cottesloe “”…” Western Australia Published in the “ƒ”¹…”The West Australian’ – 27th October 2009. I commend Wilson Tuckey for his forthright views and alerting Australia to the terror threat from the boat people. Look at what the Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers have done. They sabotage their vessel, call the Australian Maritime Security […]

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John McKay: Let’s take these 77 illegal migrants in

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario Canada October 26, 2009 John McKay MP Liberal MP for Scarborough-Guildwood House of Commons, Ottawa Dear John: I read your statement in today’s National Post defending the 76 Tamil illegal migrants who floated into Canadian Pacific Ocean waters on board the rusty Ocean Lady, to try […]

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Sri Lankan Business Delegation visits Jeddah

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Media Release Public Communications Division Ministry of Foreign Affairs A twenty eight member Sri Lankan business delegation headed by the Sri Lankan Export Development Board embarked on a 3 day visit to Jeddah on 24.10.2009, organized by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Jeddah.  The Business delegation from various sectors will explore the market […]

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Activists urge to suspend Shwe Pipeline Project in Burma

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Nava Thakuria The Shwe Gas Movement, an oil and gas watchdog, along with a number of well wisher and supporters are officially going to urge the Chinese government to suspend the Shwe Gas and Oil Pipeline Project in Burma (Myanmar). The Burmese organization has already initiated for gathering endorsements for an open letter to the […]

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RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS SRI LANKA WAS QUITE CAPABLE TO FACE ANY INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE ON ALLEGED WAR CRIMES

Monday, October 26th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Sri Lanka was quite capable to face ay international pressure on alleged war crimes or any other problems said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei V. Lavrov addressing a press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Colombo. “This is because the country had a proper judicial system and the Russian government had always supported […]

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“I SAID THERE COULD BE TERRORISTS ON THE ASYLUM SEEKER BOATS AND NOW I AM VINDICATED” SAYS WILSON TUCKEY

Monday, October 26th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Liberal Party back bencher Wilson Tuckey in Australia said he has been vindicated by the admission of a senior Tamil person in Australia there could be terrorists on the asylum seeker boats. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation published the following report quoting Tuckey . “Liberal backbencher Wilson Tuckey says a senior figure within […]

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LAWYERS FOR SRI LANKAN VICTIMS OF TERRORISM WHO ARE SUING RAJ RAJARATNAM AND HIS FATHER SAY THEY ARE HAVING A VERY GOOD CASE

Monday, October 26th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana The American Lawyer magazine’s Litigation Daily website recently published an interview on the case in which Sri Lankan victims of terrorism sued alleged share market swindler Raj Rajaratnam for unspecified damages charging him and his father for donating millions to the terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Michael Elsner of the […]

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OVERVIEW OF DEVELOPMENT AND RESETTLEMENT ISSUES OF THE NORTH AND THE EAST

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Speaker: Lt. Col (Retd). Anil Amarasekara (Presentation given at the Annual sessions of the Organization of Professional Associations on Saturday the 10th of October 2009) My topic today is development and resettlement issues in the North and the East. When I take development and resettlement I should actually divide these into separate areas. Let me […]

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Multi-ethnic Re-colonization of North-East, the Only Solution – 2: Remedying the Double Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing Done by Tamil Elamists

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Kumar Moses Sri Lankans of all races love to live in multiethnic communities. As Tamils live in the South, Sinhalas and Muslims were living in the North until a few decades ago. Their numbers were small but sizable. This was before communal politics hijacked Northern politics. It was very unfortunate. Never would this have happened […]

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Sri Lanka:” consider sanctions”, you said

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada October 25, 2009 Senator Bob Brown Leader of the Green Party Australia.  Dear Bob Brown: “The Leader of Australia’s Green Party has urged the government to consider sanctions against Sri Lanka amid concerns about the treatment of the country’s Tamil population.”  This statement by […]

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Crash of Green principles- My letter to Senator Bob Brown, head of Greens Movement in Australia

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Ranjit Rupesinghe, Brisbane, Australia Attention: Senator Bob Brown For thirty long and painful years little Sri Lanka was crying out to the world for a helping hand in combating the evil of LTTE terriorism that had a vice like grip on that beautiful land. No one took notice and if some powerful western countries did, […]

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Having a threat of isolation, sanctions and withdrawal of trading privileges’ etc are better than having to live in constant fear of a terrorist attack.

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Sasanka De Silva,Sultanate of Oman. Dear Sir, Ever since man decided that the only way to achieve a solution to a dispute between two of them is to take up arms, the rules of engagement have changed. They have evolved in a much slower pace that one would be able to keep abreast with it […]

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Asylum Seekers and Indonesia

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Vajeeragnana Warnakulasuriya  Melbourne, Australia The Hon Anthony Albanese Minister for Infrastructure, Transport   House of Representatives Parliament House Canberra Dear Mr.Albanese,  The asylum seekers flew from Sri Lanka to Indonesia and left Indonesia by boat to Australia. There was no indication that they came to Indonesia by boat. This shows they are all wealthy people to […]

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Ploy of “Jesus Lives Evangelical Ministry” To Hood-wink The Ignorant & Gullible Flock

Monday, October 26th, 2009

By Darmitha It is not a new thing for us to hear untruths being uttered by the above evangelical ministry or their affiliates in the assumption that listeners are all fools. An advertisement or Announcement which appeared in the Sunday Leader (which is also known for their allegiance to AOG) of 25th October 2009 is […]

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eNews Letter- Invest Sri Lanka – Attract investment from public residing outside Sri Lanka.

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Jayantha Weerasekera Sri Lankan Community Brisbane. The research team of the Commercial Bank of Sri Lanka has created a valuable document – Sri Lanka “”…”A new Story 2 – giving confidence to the investors as to why Sri Lanka should be taken seriously for investment.  Unfortunately very few people has access to these information and […]

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RESETTLEMENT PACE PICKS UP, MORE THAN 41,000 DISPLACED PEOPLE RETURN HOME

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Country Report from Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington DC dated 26.10.2009 RESETTLEMENT PACE PICKS UP, MORE THAN 41,000 DISPLACED PEOPLE RETURN HOME  WASHINGTON “”…” Sri Lanka last week continued to resettle large numbers of people displaced by the recent conflict in the north, launching the next phase of resettlements that will put more than 41,000 […]

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Women have a right to wear what they want

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai Dehiwela. With reference to the article on the above caption Mr. Ramesh Ekanayake hits it on the head when he says “there is nothing wrong in displaying one’s beauty in a decent way”. The question is “what is the decent way?” There is no consensus on that matter. When girls […]

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