Archive for November 13th, 2009

Brad Adams: Rajapaksha lied to Ban Ki Moon – HRW

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada November 13, 2009 Mr. Brad Adams Asia Director, Human Rights Watch 350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor New York, NY 101118-3299 USA Dear Brad: I have just come across your exclusive interview with the Sri Lanka Guardian by-lined Nilantha Illangamuwa titled “”…” […]

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INTEGRITY

Friday, November 13th, 2009

By Gamini Gunawardane Rtd. Snr. DIG (Published in “ƒ”¹…”The Island’ of 12th Nov.2009) The rarest commodity under the free market economy, in this country today appears to be Integrity. Not only in this country but in the whole world, judging by what is happening around the world including the British Parliament. Not only in public […]

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Ranil: It looks inevitable to set the leadership selection process in motion

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Nagananda Kodituwakku from London The need of the hour is to have bold policy inventions by the UNP, paving way to install dynamic, honest, patriotic and magnanimous leader at a time no party has set an example to install a right person in the party leadership. This is the best opportunity to set the record […]

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President Rajapakse vs General Fonseka

Friday, November 13th, 2009

By Mario Perera, Kadawata This looming contest has all the ingredients of a best seller and also a total sell out. Sectors of the general public surely ask themselves the question; why had this to happen? Like with most major political events, this situation too has much more to it than meets the eye. Was […]

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The General and the ANUS

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Ben Silva It is sad if our hero, General Fonseka join the biggest fool RW, known as Gona, who nearly gave away the country to the terrorists.  Many consider those in ANUS to be fools, opportunists, traitors and extreme Tamil racists, out to create a racist Tamil empire. It is dangerous to have fools as […]

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Do not fix it if it works

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Jay Deshabandu The game plan of the opposition is now clear. The fact that UNF has put forwarded a set of conditions before SF in order to be considered for a presidential candidate indicates that UNF only accepts him subject to those conditions.  The conditions effectively make SF a puppet president who would get rid […]

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Chief of Defense Staff Gen. Sarath Fonseka’s Letter of Resignation

Friday, November 13th, 2009

General Sarath Fonseka’s 16 Reasons His Excellency the President Through the Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Public Security, Law and Order Presidential Secretariat COLOMBO 12 November 2009 Your Excellency REQUEST TO RETIRE FROM THE REGULAR FORCE OF THE SRI LANKA ARMY 1. I, General G S C Fonseka RWP RSP VSV USP rcds psc presently serving […]

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South African Minister Ms Mashabane meets President Rajapaksa

Friday, November 13th, 2009

By Janaka Alahapperuma Pix By: Sudath Silva Ms.Maite Nkoana Mashabane, Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at President’s House on 12th November.  She is on an official tour to Sri Lanka and visited the IDPs in Manik Farm welfare village recently. After her visit, she […]

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Commonwealth Remembrance Day Service in Nairobi

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Media Release Public Communications Division Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sri Lanka The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Nairobi organized the Commonwealth Remembrance Day Service Programme on Sunday the 08th of November 2009 at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, at Ngong Road, Nairobi. Religious leaders of the Roman Catholic and Protestant sectors – Islam, Jewish, […]

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Re-launch the LAWNET website,- Tuesday the 17th of November 2009

Friday, November 13th, 2009

NEWS RELEASE Media Sec for Minister of Justice and Law Reform On the invitation of the Minister of Justice and Law Reform , the Chief Justice Hon. Asoka De Silva will re-launch the LAWNET website, which is the main legal resources data-base containing laws, regulations, and judgements of superior courts. The event will be held […]

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The first academic Convocation of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies – 17th of November 2009

Friday, November 13th, 2009

NEWS RELEASE Media Sec for Minister of Justice and Law Reform The first academic Convocation of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies will be held on Tuesday the 17th of November 2009, at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo. The Chief Justice Hon. Asoka De Silva will be the Chief Guest of the ceremony and will award […]

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Rights of disabled and differently abled

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Malin Abeyatunge Melbourne The Supreme Court Ruling of October 14, 2009 as to the rights of the disabled has to be applauded albeit late. It’s appaling to see these regulations have been there for 13 long years and the obsolete bureaucracy has not done anything to implement it. When you visit the developed countries you […]

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British PM says ‘tough but fair approach’ to immigration

Friday, November 13th, 2009

By Janaka Alahapperuma from London The British Prime Minister delivered a speech on immigration in Ealing, West London on 12 November 2009 and said that he would favor a “tough but fair approach” to immigration. During the speech he announced new plans to tighten the points-based system of immigration. The PM said points-based immigration creates […]

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Balanced reporting on Sri Lanka

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Ranjit Rupesinghe Brisbane, Australia The Producer ABC Lateline Just a short note to express my thanks to Tony Jones for his decision to interview Palitha Kohona, Sri Lanka’s top diplomat at the UN, on last night’s Lateline program. Dr Kohona, as Tony mentioned in his introduction, has an impressive track record on foreign affairs and […]

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