Archive for October 18th, 2010

Nobel Peace Prize should go to Sri Lanka

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Shenali Waduge The guidelines set forth by Alfred Nobel the creator of dynamite in his will written on 27 November, 1895 was simple and straightforward and left approximately 94% of his wealth to establish five prizes for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace. The prizes were to be awarded to “those who, during […]

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Our Ambassador in Canberra!

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya Melbourne The Presidents Secretary, Mr.Lalith Weerathunga,  Dear Sir,  I respectfully believe you will bring this to His Excellency The Presidents attention.   I have noticed in Sri Lankan TV news, which I religiously watch daily, the driving force behind development projects and also on day to day running of the countries affairs has become the […]

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Your letter to Sri Lanka’s ‘Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission’

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 18 October 2010 Mr. Salil Shetty, Secretary General, Amnesty International, London, UK  Mr. Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch, New York  Madame Louise Arbour, President, International Crisis Group, Brussels Dear Salil, Kennth & Louise: I read with trepidation your joint […]

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Religion, survival and the dangers of being passive

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Ben Silva Positive aspects of religion— Number of views have been put on religion. There are number of  religions and belief systems in the world ref: http://www.religioustolerance.org/worldrel.htm  For some, religion  is therapeutic and I have  nothing against religion being used as a therapy. The Buddhist precepts indicate the high standards of morality and values of […]

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Sri Lanka: transition from conflict to recovery and reconstruction continues

Monday, October 18th, 2010

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Operational update Most of those displaced during the final months of last year’s conflict have returned to what is left of their homes, or are living with host families until they have a place of their own. Providing basic assistance for those affected remains the ICRC’s priority. As […]

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SRI LANKA HAILED AS DESTINATION FOR FILM PRODUCERS BY MOVIE “LOCATION GUIDE”

Monday, October 18th, 2010

PRESS RELEASE EMBASSY OF SRI LANKA, WASHINGTON DC “When You Visit Sri Lanka, It Is Plain to See Why the World’s Best Directors Chose It as a Location,” — Editor Sri Lanka has earned a rave review as a destination for movie and broadcast productions in the 2011 edition of The Location Guide, the film […]

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Observing Burma’s forthcoming General Election

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Nava Thakuria The general election in Burma (Myanmar), scheduled on November 7, 2010, will be a much sought after affair for the international media, as most of the western countries have expressed resentment at the progress of the polls that were expected to bring change to the life and living of millions of poor Burmese […]

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AFGHANISTAN WITHOUT AMERICA

Monday, October 18th, 2010

ALI SUKHANVER  Division, addition, subtraction and multiplication; these are not simply the basic functions of mathematics but the most possible solutions to so many complex and complicated problems of life. Al around us from Iraq to Afghanistan and from the balkanized states of USSR to India, the whole strategy is revolving on the axis of […]

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