Archive for June, 2010

Open Letter to UN Secretary-General

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Bandula Kothalawala London N7 HE Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General, United Nations New York USA Your Excellency, Newspaper reports indicate that Your Excellency is as determined as ever to go ahead with the Advisory Panel on Sri Lanka. As an ex-patriot Sri Lankan now living in London, UK, I should like to express my deeply-felt disappointment.   […]

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A response to Dayan Jayathilake

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Herold Leelawardena You said in your write up to Transcurrents.com; “The international community which tilted against Tamil separatist terrorism during the war is now showing signs of tilting against the Sri Lankan state in a seeming bid to forestall Sinhala domination over the Tamil people/areas.” Dayan; you mustn’t think we are born again Christians. You […]

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Ban-KI-Moon and EU-dragon with two heads

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Malin Abeyatunge International conspiracy launched in 2009 by some Western countries  to molly coddle the LTTE terrorist outfit against Sri Lanka has now created a two headed dragon to strangle and swallow this small island of Sri Lanka. One head belongs to the UN Secretary General (UNSG) and the other head  belongs to the EU. […]

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False reporting by UN and lack of integrity in UN reports- Open Letter

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Ben Silva To  : Mr. Anders Hjertstrand Chief of OIOS Internal Audit Division Geneva Office, UN  Subject:   UNHCR/CORI Report on Sri Lanka Dear Sir, It appears that UN is accepting secondary data without verifying the integrity of data. If decisions are made on data, then the integrity of  the data is vital  and essential for […]

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Statement to Journalists in Oslo – June 27,2010

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Ira de Silva London, Canada   Hon. Erik Solheim Minister for Environment & International Development Government of Norway, Norway.  Dear Sir:  I have just read a news report of your comments regarding the events of May 2009 before the leadership of the LTTE were eliminated. The report states “Norway has once again claimed that the Sri […]

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Winning War Against Terror, Human rights violations and War Crimes

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Warna Hettiarachchi Brampton Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the UN Ms. Navi Pillay, Hign Commissioner of Human Rights “”…” The UN Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, Special representative of the UN SG for Children in Armed Conflict CC. Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapakse Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse Mr. G.L. Pieris Mr. Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Minister of Russia Mr. Yang […]

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Australian regime change hits a rough patch

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Ajit Randeniya The world outside Australia probably failed to notice one of the most significant political events, an Australian regime change: for the first time in Australian history, an elected prime minister was ousted during the first term of his government. The unprecedented ousting followed an intensive twelve hour coup orchestrated by groups outside the […]

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Eric Solheim says he called the Tamil Tigers to surrender. What!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent. Gloucester. Ontario. K1J 6G1. Canada 29 November 2010 Hon.Erik Solheim Norwegian Environment & International Development Minister Government of Norway Oslo, Norway Hei! Erik: “Surrender would have saved thousands of live” you had said during the Sunday Times interview.  “We called upon the LTTE to come to an organized stop (or […]

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The Travels of a Journalist–37, THUGS VANDALISE VEHICLE IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

By Shelton A. Gunaratne © 2010 As my Fullerton Year (1983) was rapidly coming to a close, I realized that we””‚Junius, Yoke-Sim and I””‚had not spent much time exploring the multitude of attractions available in downtown Los Angeles even though we had been to numerous nooks and corners of California that many an inveterate native […]

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Who united with whom in the United Nations by whom to serve whom?(Part 9-B)

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Geethanjana Kudaligamage Rajapakse, regional politics, “Eurocentric Developmentalism” and the western hegemony (Part 9-B) “European philosophy reduplicates Western foreign policy, where democracy at home is maintained through colonial or neo-colonial oppression abroad” (Emanuel Levinas) Eighteen years ago, the “ƒ”¹…”Human Development Report 1992 (35)’ issued by the UNO reveled frightening facts. It says that the wealthiest 20% […]

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WAR & PEACE

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Ranjit Wickremeratne War is an ugly word. When cold war was over new wars started in many parts of the world by different groups with different ideologise. Those days they waged wars to conquer another country but now it’s different Its holy wars between Chirsitians and Muslims or wage wars to have separate lands by […]

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The lies & double standards of International Humanitarian Laws

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Shenali Waduge What we face today is One standard international law but Double-standards in its application. We have countries like the US & alliances commit war crimes as a matter of institutional necessity to maintain their imperial role & ensure favorable climates of investments & advance capitalism, we have countries that have supported despots like […]

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USA Trying to Impose the Kosovo Model in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

– Kumar Moses USA has “strongly urged” the Sri Lankan government to make use of the “panel”(1). Now that came as a surprise to some; didn’t it?  And how strange that it was appointed just a week after “fact finding missions” by four US top officials. (2) The cat is out the bag! It is […]

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THE SINISTER DUO MOON AND EU CANNOT FEED GRASS TO SRI LANKAN LIONS

Monday, June 28th, 2010

A.A.M.NIZAM “”…” MATARA Sri Lankais the only nation, though small, that can be really proud of and claim to have defeated a global and ruthless terrorist outfit militarily and decisively.ƒÆ’‚£ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¡‚¬ This was a gigantic feat that Lilliputized the haughty and tyrannical Americans and the despotic and neo-colonialist EU’s claim of military superiority and sophistication.ƒÆ’‚£ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¡‚¬ The […]

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The China Bogey and The Real Threat to India.

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Herold Leelawardena Since the start of the construction of the Hambantota harbour, many a Western analyst paid by the so-called International Community (IC) put forward a China bogey to Indians. Indian analysts too have joined the band wagon later. Not surprisingly, a variety of Tamil diaspora too have coughed up many a punditry warning as […]

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The 13th Amendment “The Road to EELAM both here and in India.

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara (SLAS) 28.6.2010 The 13th amendment is the biggest political blunder ever committed by any government in the political history of this nation. At least it is so in recent history since the Kandyan Convention entered upon between this country and the British Empire on the 2nd of March 1815. Though temporally, the […]

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The Way to provide higher education to all at no cost to state while earning billions to the country.

Monday, June 28th, 2010

By Ian It was my intention to discuss a solution to the teacher and facilities shortage in the education system. While postponing that to next week, I like to discuss my thoughts on the proposed private university bill. Many are awaiting the changes to the University Act. I am sure many would say this is […]

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Simon and Garfunkel -Beyond Music and Rhythm

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge Facts can be turned into art if one is artful enough. –Paul Simon  Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are a folk singing duo who made  songs with unique harmonies that filled with meaningful lyrics.  They made most memorable music of all time. Although Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel  were influenced by […]

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