Archive for August 20th, 2010

Tamil Tigers Smuggle Illegal Migrants aboard ‘Ocean Lady’ and ‘MV Sun Sea’

Friday, August 20th, 2010

SRI LANKA UNITED NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CANADA Canada has admitted 76 Tamil men who arrived aboard the “ƒ”¹…”Ocean Lady’ in October 2009, and is presently dealing with a further batch of 492 Tamils who arrived on board the “ƒ”¹…”MV Sun Sea’ which reached the BC shores on August 13, 2010.  These two vessels have been […]

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SRI LANKA CRICKET BOARD ( ARAVINDA DE SILVA) BATTING FOR INDIA AND GLORY!

Friday, August 20th, 2010

By Dr M D P DISSANAYAKE The recent incident (on 16 August  2010 at  the Dambulla Statidum) involving Suraj Randiv has been blown out of proportion by the Sri Lankan Cricket Board  (SLCB) headed by  Aravainda de Silva (AS).  It seems the SLCB  is spearheading an agenda to appease Indian Cricket Board in an hasty […]

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ABC National Radio-360 Documentary ‘Whatever happened to OV78?’

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Vajeera Warnakulasuriya Melbourne To the attention of Mr. Brent Clough, Presenter 360 Documentaries  This is in response to your documentary that went on air on the 14th August 2010 in 360 Program under the heading ‘Whatever happened to OV78?’ It is obvious you have been canvassing on behalf of the asylum seekers to confirm that […]

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Appreciation – Gunadasa Mabarana

Friday, August 20th, 2010

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Gunadasa Mabarana’s  sudden death, while he attended his mother’s  funeral in Sri Lanka came as a bolt from the blue and  shocked me with numbness because Mabarana seemed to be in the pink of health when I saw him last in London. As a Buddhist, one needs to reconcile to […]

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Learning difficulties in children

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Dr. Ruwan M. Jayatunge M.D. The term “ƒ”¹…”learning difficulties’ is used to cover a wide range of problems. Children who have difficulty with handwriting or in learning to read and spell often manifest problems such as memory recall blocks, attention deficit, speech delay, clumsiness, poor co-ordination and other health problems. Each child’s difficulties are unique“”…” […]

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Peter Showler: Getting Tough on Refugees

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada  August 20, 2010  The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN Sir: O me Gawd, here comes another joker making his two cents worth of insinuations of how bad the Sri Lankan government is towards the minority Tamils, thus supporting the cause of the 492 illegal Tamil migrants […]

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Pakistan floods and the minorities.

Friday, August 20th, 2010

By A. Abdul Aziz. Press Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Sri Lanka.  Emergencies are a time when the best of man “”…” and the very worst “”…” comes out into the open. According to the media reports, in southern Punjab, Pakistan, where leaders of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community say relief goods or a place in camps […]

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SRI LANKAN EMBASSY AND TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY LAUNCH “SIGNATURE TOURS” FROM THE UNITED STATES

Friday, August 20th, 2010

EMBASSY OF SRI LANKA, WASHINGTON DC Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya and the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington, D.C., in collaboration with Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, today launched the first in a series of “Signature Tours,” that will bring more American travelers to Sri Lanka to see and experience the magnificence of the island. The […]

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Arjuna Ranatunga’s Call On Randiva Incident Put Into Perspective.Bravo Arjuna!

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Top Spin By Suni For LankaWeb Sports Aug.21st 2010 The recent comments by former cricketing great Arjuna Ranatunga about Sri Lanka Cricket being the laughing stock of the world seems pretty close to the truth in almost every perspective he has touched on relative to the Suraj Randiva incident as it porrtays the Sri Lanka Cricket Board […]

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Sri Lanka Ambassador in U.S. refutes AmnestyInternational Claims

Friday, August 20th, 2010

STATEMENT FROM SRI LANKA’S AMBASSADOR TO THE USA WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2010 — On Aug. 9, 2010 the Washington Post published a letter from James McDonald of Amnesty International suggesting that a shipload of Sri Lankans arriving illegally in Canada should be given asylum because they faced persecution if they returned to Sri Lanka. I am […]

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