Archive for May, 2011

Lobbying politicians in western nations

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Anjalika Silva USA Lobbying politicians in western nations against terrorism is clouded by huge political donations that have negated all other efforts made by Sri Lanka. Yet, we suffered the longest with this menace.  The LTTE activities continue as a form of thuggery and gang warfare against their own people breaking the law with no […]

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UN’s special rapporteur and Britain’s Channel Four video clip on Sri Lanka

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario. Canada 31 May 2011 The Editor THE OTTAWA CITIZEN   Sir: You reported that Christopher Hayns, UN’s special rapporteur had said after viewing the British Channel Four video which alleged Sri Lanka troops executing Tamil Tigers, that “What is reflected in the extended video are war […]

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THINK AS HUMAN BEINGS AND SERVE YOUR NATION

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Ranjit Wickremeratne Who can say that we will live tomorrow or day after tomorrow. No one can say that therefore let’s thank the almighty for giving us this opportunity to live as humans and serve the nation we were born in good faith. Sri Lanka is my homeland I never knew whether I will be […]

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Rathika Sitasabaiesan, MP for Scarborough-Riouge River: suggested APPC to study alleged war crimes as reported in Darusman Report

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grover Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 28 May 2011 Hon. John Baird, MP., PC., Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Vic Toews, MP., PC., Minister of Public Safety Hon. Peter Van Loan, MP., PC., Leader of the Government in the House of  Commons Hon. Jason Kenney, MP, PC., Minister of Citizenship, […]

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War Trauma in the military, their families and Communities

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge  M.D. Combatants Affected by the Prolonged War The 30 year armed conflict in Sri Lanka has produced a new generation of veterans at risk for the chronic mental health problems that resulted following prolonged exposure to the war. Over 200,000 members of the Sri Lanka armed forces and police had been […]

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Pharmacies, chemists and their role

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Dr.Tilak Fernando In order to prevent or reduce harm to patients and to improve public health, mechanisms for evaluating and monitoring the safety of medicines in clinical use are vital. Equally qualified pharmacists are expected to be professional in their duty, with the knowledge and expertise to provide authoritative information to medicines. In Sri Lanka, […]

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Prednisone Abuse by Ayurvedic Quacks in Sri Lanka

Monday, May 30th, 2011

By Anil Perera I have read with sadness the reported case of cricketer Upul Tharanga being tested positive for the banned substance Prednisone.  Sunday Times claims that Prednisolone was prescribed to him by a well known alternate medical practitioner. Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug used to treat certain inflammatory diseases. It is used in […]

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Why do the children hate to learn cooking?

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Dr Hector Perera UK There are plenty of reasons why the children are reluctant to learn some basic cooking; a major point may be the smell of food that might get deposited on them while cooking. Unfortunately some of the urban children are addicted to takeaway foods than home cooking. Food smell on you? These […]

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Brad Adams, if violation of Human Rights is your interest, turn your attention to what USA,France and UK is doing in Libya

Friday, May 27th, 2011

By Charles.S.Perera Brad Adams is a prejudiced individual who is unable to see things objectively, therefore the Human Rights Watch  of which he is the Director for Asia, cannot be any thing but anti progressive, reactionary, and far from seeking human welfare, despite its boastful  label “ Human Rights Watch”.  It only  “watches “ the interest […]

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Giving into India: India forgets that Sri Lanka is a sovereign country

Friday, May 27th, 2011

By Garvin Karunaratne Ph.D. The Island has reported in its Editorial that India has in a very high handed manner persuaded Sri Lanka to implement the 13 th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution and to grant police and land powers to the Provincial Councils, among other matters all of which smacks interference in the […]

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Molding Sri Lanka’s graduates into Leaders & Suggestion for National Service

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Shenali Waduge As customary there is much hue & cry over the grand initiative to provide a phased out 3-week leadership training for 22,000 undergraduates with food, lodging (separate for males & females) & attire that will include 171 periods of learning. So when a Government in a country that has been enslaved by numerous […]

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The Time It Took These Allegations Against The Sri Lanka Cricket Board To Surface Implicates the Accusers Rather Than the Accused!

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Bowled Out By Doosra Kumar May 27th 2011 It seems a crying shame that that the allegations against Sri Lanka’s Cricket Board being made by the likes of the country’s longest-serving cricket captain and member of the Opposition DNA party in Parliament, Arjuna Ranatunga, as well as another former captain Hashan Tillekeratne also a Member […]

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Remembering great Sinhala scholar and linguist Arisen Ahubudu

Friday, May 27th, 2011

By Philip Fernando Kalasuri Arisen Ahubudu, 91, passed away after an illustrious career. His versatility as a skilled writer, orator, scholar, playwright, teacher, linguist, author and poet in Sri Lanka was accepted by all. He hailed from Malalaga, Koggala—the birth place of another scholar late Martin Wickramasinghe. He was a teacher from Nittambuwa Training College […]

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LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Malin Abeyatunge The Higher Education Ministry (THEM) has launched leadership training and positive thinking development training course for 10,000 university entrants at 28 training centers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and Cadet Corps on May 23. Instead of applauding this venture, I find that the opposition UNP and JVP have opposed to this […]

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The Truth about Foreign Aid

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

By Shenali Waduge It is predicted that by 2020, total world debt would reach $200 trillion and 963million people live in hunger. Every day 16,000 children die of hunger-related causes. These are the very countries that not only take loans but end up becoming prey to IMF and  World Bank structural adjustment programmes that seal […]

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Doublespeak of ICRC?

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

– Kumar Moses Credibility of ICRC officers who worked in Sri Lanka during the last phase of the war is highly dubious following their obvious doublespeak. The foregoing are examples and irrefutable proof of their manipulation of facts to suit the agenda of external interested parties who wish to see disintegration of the island nation. […]

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Overseas Sri Lankans taken more seriously and treated with more respect.

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Mobisher Rabbani The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) is the foremost organization looking after the welfare aspects of Sri Lanka’s migrant workers and their families that deals with foreign employment. Its mandate encompasses promotion and protection of migrants by setting standards and approving or rejecting the contracts provided by foreign employers to Sri […]

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Bruce Haigh’s Mischief Making

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

By Prof Rajive Wijesinha -MP Sri LankaParliament I am writing, as Head of the Sri Lanka Peace Secretariat in 2009, to correct some errors in the opinion piece on ‘The Drum’, reproduced it seems from ABC News. It seems best to make annotations direct on the published text, though I hope you will also reproduce […]

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WILL NORWAY EVER BAN HER ADOPTED CHILD LTTE?

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Malin Abeyatunge May be agitation to ban LTTE in Norway would never have crossed the minds of the Sri Lankan governments or any other world-wide anti-LTTE organizations as Norway has been the adopted home of LTTE. I may be wrong as I don’t remember seeing/reading any demand to ban LTTE in Norway though there were […]

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Leadership Training for University Students has More Good than Bad

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Geoff Wickrema Kotte At last the university system of Sri Lanka is moving in the right direction. The proposed leadership training session for all university students is a very timely and farsighted concept that must be implemented as soon as possible. It has immense benefits for the nation, future professionals and for the society at […]

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Some thugs can’t even name themselves…

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

by Malinda Seneviratne It has been reported that Rajiv Gandhi, on his way to sign the Indo-Lanka Accord, had told Tamil Nadu politicians that the agreement he was to sign with the then president of Sri Lanka, J.R. Jayewardene, would bring Sri Lanka under the Indian orbit, just like Bhutan. The before and after of […]

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TIME TO REDEFINE AMERICA’S GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

By Nimal Fernando Perhaps it is time to rethink “manifest destiny.” After all, since charity is believed to begin at home, America has an urgent problem on her hands: keeping a great many home fires from going out. Worse, over a million home owners could not pay their mortgages and had to foreclose. Globally, it […]

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New Zealand Commemorates Ranaviru Day 2011

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

BY: Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM- Spokeperson United Sri Lanka Assn. The United Sri Lanka Association (USLA) of New Zealand held the annual Ranaviru day commemoration at Lak Madura, the association hall, in Tawa Wellington on the 21st May. The meeting commenced with the singing of the national anthem, observation of a minutes silence and lighting […]

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Some thugs can’t even name themselves…

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

by Malinda Seneviratne It has been reported that Rajiv Gandhi, on his way to sign the Indo-Lanka Accord, had told Tamil Nadu politicians that the agreement he was to sign with the then president of Sri Lanka, J.R. Jayewardene, would bring Sri Lanka under the Indian orbit, just like Bhutan. The before and after of […]

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‘Now there is no more mankind, but animal-mankind’

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Dr.Tilak Fernando In this progressive age, man’s behaviour is described in numerous configurative maxims. From time immemorial all religious leaders and their doctrines have been aiming at elevating man to a better life and to uplift his ‘soul’ (athma) to higher ‘spiritual stations’ after this life. Despite all such efforts, over the centuries, ‘there is […]

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Should we give into Tamil Nadu racism?

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

S. Akurugoda According to the Joint Declaration issued following the State visit of Foreign Minister Prof. G.L Peris to India, Indian Government has emphasized that a devolution package, building upon the 13th Amendment, would be the necessary conditions for a lasting political settlement. It is interesting to note that, although there are various agreements said […]

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Mr Ban ki Moon: Why have you forgotton the Chagossian Islanders?

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

By Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D. Mr. Ban Ki Moon,  Please answer me. What about the Human Rights of the Chagossian Islanders? The Chagossian Islanders were the original inhabitants of the Chagos islands in the Indian Ocean. They  were thrown  out of the Chagossian Islands  when Britain decided to have an uninhabited island to hand over to […]

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Prof Rajiva Wijesinha Highlighted the Pathetic State of Affairs in the Diplomatic/Propaganda Front

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Dilrook Kannangara Hon Professor Rajiva Wijesinha found time in his busy schedule to meet expatriate Sri Lankans recently. The Member of Parliament from the ruling UPFA and the party leader and president of the now defunct Liberal Party of Sri Lanka, exchanged views with patriotic professionals residing abroad on matters relating to propaganda, diplomacy, political […]

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Dayasiri Jayasekara UNP MP from Kurunegala a rising star in UNP is a potential Leader .

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

By Charles.S.Perera UNP is in shamble, as usual Ranil Wickramasinghe is on his erratic path of finding means to defeat the government and send the President home. He had been at it from the time he became the Leader of the Opposition, and he will continue until the cows come home if he manages to […]

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TIME HAS COME FOR TAMIL RACE TO WAKE UP AND FIGHT FOR AN INDEPENDENT TAMIL NADU

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

anuradhini More than 50 million Tamils live in the Tamil Homeland (Tamil Nadu).Similar to any other race, Tamils live in considerable numbers in Sri Lanka, Mauritius, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, Canada and in many other countries. While the Tamil Nadu politicians have been constantly engaging in racist politics to fight for Tamil independence and preservation […]

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