Archive for May, 2010

About Time UN’s Naveen Pillai’s Calls To Re-Investigate The Government Are Stifled As A Wasted Effort!

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Insight By Sunil Kumar May 31st,2010 Once again the United Nations human rights chief  Naveen Pillai is stirring the pot of dissent against the Sri Lankan Administration of H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksha  to visibly attract the attention of the International Community and World Powers on a matter which her superior Ban Ki Moon has tried in […]

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FUTURE OF OUR EDUCATION……

Monday, May 31st, 2010

By Ruwani Karunadasa (BSc.Agri) Sri Lankan education system is another controversial government sector which has the tendency of being blamed by the public regardless of the government who is in the power. Education is one of the basic rights of every child.Sri Lanka is a country where all the children are eligible for free education […]

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Mystery shrouds destruction o Kokilaif bird sanctuary

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Mahinda Gunasekera By E-mail   84 Tambrook Drive  Agincourt, Ontario  Canada, M1W 3L9   May 30, 2010   Hon. Anura Priyadarshana Yapa Minister of the Environment Colombo, Sri Lanka   Honourable Minister,   Destruction of Kokilai Bird Sanctuary    I refer to the news item carried in the Island Newspaper on May 4, 2010 relating to […]

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NGO reporting season continues with Paikiasothy’s fraud

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Ajit Randeniya  Sri Lankans may need to spare a thought for the various (N)GOs, especially those based in Sri Lanka, who made good business out of the war and then became casualties themselves at the end. The “ƒ”¹…”poor’ thieves have discovered that no one cares “ƒ”¹…”two hoots’ about them or their opinions any more. In […]

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Discriminatory practices of USAID- Open letter

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Ben Silva Open letter U.S. Agency for International Development 44, Galle Road, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka Dear Sir, Discriminatory practices of USAID Media reports indicate that   “ƒ”¹…”U.S. Government supports IT sector employment opportunities for youth in Eastern Province (29.05.2010 – Asiantribune.com) “ƒ”¹…”   Previous reports indicated  that  USA has  offered  scholarships for the Youth in the […]

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For our own good and the good of the country we must protect Rajapakses at all cost.

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Herold Leelawardena Piripaharan had led the Tamils throughout the world along the garden path of Elam there never was. He forced the Tamils of the North and East to sacrifice their children and loved ones to reach his illusory goal “”…” Eelam. And the naive Tamils followed him through thick and thin to reach that […]

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Up-date on the massacre of Ahmadi worshippers in Lahore

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamath, Sri Lanka. Lahore, Rabwah; May 30, 2010:       The death toll from the terror attacks on the two mosques of Ahmadiyya community in Lahore is 94, and not 79 as given by the police to the press. The number of injured, however, is much higher than was assessed initially; their number exceeds125. Among […]

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Al Jazeera Interview-Sri Lanka’s president, about the future of Sri Lanka

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Click the this link:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGQqwcxA6cg 

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The Travels of a Journalist—30 -EXPLORING L.A.’S DEFUNCT AND OFFBEAT ATTRACTIONS—MEMORIES OF MARINELAND AND MOVIELAND WAX MUSEUM

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

By Shelton A. Gunaratne © 2010  In this installment, I shall first focus on the category of much ballyhooed popular attractions that failed; then, move on to the category of esoteric attractions that thrive in obscure silence in offbeat locations For sure, everything is impermanent (anicca). Yet, sorrow (dukkha) overwhelmed me when I heard about […]

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THE NEED FOR AN ASSOCIATION OF NEIGHBOURS OF INDIA -A RESPONSE TO INDIAN HEGAMONY

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

V PEIRIS From the time India started interfering in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka in the 80’s, she is getting bolder and bolder in her interference. Not only has she armed and trained terrorists to destabilise Sri Lanka she has made all our politicians servile. She is gradually having a bigger and bigger say […]

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Leo Tolstoy and His Great Epic War and Peace

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge   At the approach of danger there are always two voices that speak with equal force in the heart of man: one very reasonably tells the man to consider the nature of the danger and the means of avoiding it; the other even more reasonable says that it is too painful […]

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THE NEGATIVE ACTIONS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OVER THE AGES

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Well Wisher  The Church, especially the Catholic Church, is collapsing in the developed countries. This is because they are not following the Teachings of Jesus Christ. Instead, it has become a sort of Corporation, with accumulation of wealth & power as its goal.  In USA around 19,000 people came forward as being child abuse victims […]

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Change ministers annually

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Letter to the Editor-Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai  Dehiwela. The recent shuffle of ministers by the Mahinda government has brought about an amusing situation where  the new ministers have brought out the misdemeanor of the earlier ones albeit from the same party. Health and education ministries are standing out in this respect. How wonderful! Instead […]

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Malaysian Prime Minister visits Buddhist Maha Vihara Brickfields for Wesak

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Sumanananda Premseri KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 — Buddhist devotees in Malaysia, from all walks of life, celebrated Vesak Day in the spirit of 1Malaysia, offering prayers and alms Friday. Vesak Day is the most important and sacred day for Buddhists throughout the world who observe the day of the birth, enlightenment and the passing of […]

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94 Ahmadi worshippers slain, 80 injured in sectarian terrorist attacks on two Ahmadiyya mosques in Lahore

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamath, Lahore; May 29, 2010: In a meticulously planned attack, sectarian terrorists carried out a slaughter of Ahmadi worshippers who had gathered for Friday worship in two major Ahmadiyya mosques in Garhi Shahu and Model Town of Lahore. Absence of any effective police presence enabled them to succeed in their gory operation, as […]

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John Howard should not be allowed near cricket

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Ajit Randeniya The news that a number of test cricket playing nations including Sri Lanka are unhappy with the nomination of the former Australian Prime Minister John Howard for the position of vice president of the International Cricket Conference (ICC) is music to our ears.  A detailed look at the total inappropriateness of this nomination […]

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Tamil Homeland in Canada or in Australia

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Sunil Vijayapala  Australia Dear Editor,  Since Sri Lankans and Indians vehemently oppose a Tamil Homeland on their soil a  plausible solution remains and that is either Canada or Australia the biggest sympathizers of  Tamils to create a Tamil State in one of their own countries.  On the lines of Balfour Declaration in1917, an Englishman should […]

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මානව හිමිකම් සුරැකීමට ලොව සියලූම රාජ්‍යයන් එක්රැස්වෙන මානව හිමිකම් බිදින රාජ්‍යය

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

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HEAD OF AHMADIYYA MUSLIM JAMAAT RESPONDS TO TERRORISTS ATTACKS IN LAHORE

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

By A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Sri Lanka.  Earlier today two mosques belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in Lahore were attacked by terrorists. The mosques were the Baitul Nur Mosque in Model Town and the Darul Zikr Mosque in Gharishaw.  Although it is not yet clear what the exact numbers are, […]

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Amnesty int’l can’t dictate terms to us: GL slams NGOs

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Sri Lanka News Sri Lankan External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris, who is visiting Washington for meetings with senior Obama Administration officials and US lawmakers, has slammed the International Crisis Group, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other such groups–that have accused Sri Lanka of war crimes during its conflict with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil […]

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Christian Churches of Sri Lanka, Buddhism, our ancestors, and our real roots.

Friday, May 28th, 2010

By Charles.S.Perera  The Christian Missionaries followed the invaders, and while their armed gangs robbed, killed, and occupied the territories, the Missionaries began their campaign of saving the lost souls- the heathens by converting them to their Christian faith. The Sinhala or the Tamil heathens some who may not have known the deeper philosophy of Buddhist […]

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LETS GIVE THE GOVERNMENT A CHANCE TO BREATH

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Ranjit Wickremeratne After thirty years of brutal war against a brutal enemy we got the chance to breath real freedom in our beloved homeland. No more suicide bombs in the city or unneccessary blood bath anywhere in the country. Our sons and daughters are not dying fighting any war anymore. Country is peaceful and people […]

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Burmese in India demonstrates anger against junta

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Nava Thakuria The pro-democracy Burmese exile in India held a demonstration against the flawed election proposed by the military rulers of Burma and a symbolic people’s election in New Delhi on May 27. Hundreds of Burmese gathered at Jantar Mantar in Indian capital and organized a rally. Later a memorandum was also sent to the […]

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Catastrophic Economic Partisan Agreement (CEPA) with India Means Disaster

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Dilrook Kannangara India is in the process of signing CEPA (Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement) with many countries in Asia in an attempt to match Chinese economic expansion. Already India has signed CEPA agreements with a number of countries including Singapore and South Korea. Interestingly previously China signed CEPA (Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement) agreements with Chinese […]

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SUNDAY OBSERVER VESAK FEATURE – MISINTERPRETS BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

By Professor Emeritus Shelton Gunaratne, PhD Samangie WETTAMUNY in the feature titled “See Buddha through His Dhamma” (Sunday Observer, 23 May 2010) summarizes his/her view of Buddhism in the lead sentence: Man is supreme, according to Buddhism. He is his own master.  This translation of the Pali verse 380 from Bhikkhuvagga (Dhammapada Sutra, Chapter 25) […]

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Inner City Press! Your Attitude Towards Sri Lanka

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Ira de Silva London, Canada Dear Mr. Lee:   I have just read your posting on Inner City Press. Your attitude towards Sri Lanka appears to be biased, confrontational, and aggressive. Overall there appears to be a lack of objectivity. Why?  Is it  because you personally have an axe to grind with Sri Lanka? In the U.S. […]

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ARAVINDA DE SILVA-NEW CHAIRMAN OF SELECTION COMMITTEE OF CRICKET

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

By DR M D P DISSANAYAKE The appointment of Aravinda De Silva (AS) as the Chairman of the selection committee of Sri Lankan Cricket Board is a bold step in the right direction by the new Minister of Sports.  There has been a vacuum of quality members in the selection panel for a quite a […]

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AI report on Sri Lanka

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester. Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada May 27, 2010 The Editor (Letters)    THE OTTAWA CITIZEN  Sir: “The activist group Amnesty International accuses key United Nations human rights bodies of inaction or of being ineffectual, a report set for release today shows”, you said.  And you continued to say, “Amnesty International says […]

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‘Open letter from Kandy to the Defence Secretary’ – Some thoughts

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Dr.P.A.Samaraweera, Australia Anne Abayasekara from Kandy in a letter titled, “Open letter to the Defence Secretary” to an English Daily on 19th May,  had brought up several current issues in her letter. There is of course no dispute by anyone in her saying, “… that now is the time for genuine moves towards peace and reconciliation…”   […]

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