Archive for June, 2011

Terrorist-Propaganda Exposed:Channel4 and Ofcom Owe an Explanation to Sri Lanka and Her Citizens

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

By L. B. Wasantha (USA) A group called the ‘Sri Lanka Almanac Vidhyuth Koshaya’ has presented the unedited version of the UK Channel-4’s “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields”, of which the broadcast has caused much international decry and condemnation against Sri Lanka. As appeared first in LankaWeb, the Facebook post http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150208292415642&oid=127743420642303&comments , by the Sri Lanka […]

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The USA Has Neither Justification Nor Mandate To Intimidate Sri Lanka On Cooked Up”War Crimes Issue” Which Was A Continuation of the Global War On Terrorism.

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial  June 28th 2010  As the USA continues to intimidate Sri Lanka on the “war crimes” issue with threats to examine ‘other options’ unless Sri Lanka quickly addressed war crime allegations,the related double standard becomes more and more apparent and somewhat duplicitous if the USA is serious about the conditions issued to Sri Lanka which reek of a bipartisan […]

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Arsenic Contradiction and Beyond!

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Sanjeewa Gamagedara (USA) Several weeks ago, a team from University of Kelaniya revealed the presence of arsenic in drinking water in the Rajarata area and in commonly-used pesticides. Furthermore, they related this finding with Rajarata’s chronic kidney disease.  Later, another investigation carried out by Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) found that arsenic is present only in […]

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Lettre ouverte à Monsieur Bernard Kouchner

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Dr Bandula Kothalawala  London Cher Monsieur  Silence du Sri Lanka  En tant qu’expatrié du Sri Lanka, je m’adresse à vous pour vous faire part de mon indignation sur la lettre que vous avez cosignée avec Mon David Miliband, ancien ministre britannique des affaires étrangères, dans le New York Times du 20 juin 2011.   Que Mon […]

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Impending Four Corners ABC TV Australia

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya  To the attention of Mr. Kerry O’Brien, ABC TV Network At the outset, I must confess this protest was prepared using material from the Patriotic Web pages, and dispatched to relevant areas of the Australian Communication Authorities. Kerry, you are one of the most prominent and respected names in Australian journalism. You have […]

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U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq cost over $4 trillion and leave 225,000 dead

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Wick G. ow! And no war crimes? A new report out of Brown University estimates that the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq–together with the counterinsurgency efforts in Pakistan–will, all told, cost $4 trillion and leave 225,000 dead, both civilians and soldiers. The group of economists, anthropologists, lawyers, humanitarian personnel, and political scientists involved in […]

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Keerthi De Silva, founder President of the Sinhala Defense League dies in California USA

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

By Walter Jayawardhana Keerthi Gunoth Richard De Silva, the founder President of the Los Angeles based Sinhala Defense League that played the prominent role in the anti-separatist struggle of Sri Lanka in North America died in his West Covina home June 24, just eight days after his 81st birthday, his daughter Desika said. “My father […]

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The Political Solution – On the Road to Political Suicide

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Janaka Yagirala Often we wake up to hear news we never wish we heard. Among them are occasions when people of great repute and stature commit blunders that cause irrevocable ruin. Great soldiers like Gen. Lakshman Algama and Gen. Janaka Perera were two such people who made this ultimate mistake and paid the ultimate price. […]

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Notes on Buddhist Journalism—4-News paradigm seen as Trojan horse that carries false façade of objectivity

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

By Shelton A. Gunaratne© 2011 Professor of mass communications emeritus at Minnesota State University Moorhead  Writing to this esoteric list, a namarupa labeled Senaka Weeraratna says, “Before we go into abstract issues on Buddhist Journalism as proposed by an academic based in the USA, we must address more mundane issues as highlighted in the remarkable Press […]

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Fake Homelands, Fake Grievances, Fake Aspirations, Fake War Crimes and Now Fake Videos

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

– Kumar Moses It cannot get any funnier than this. This latest fake attempt matches perfectly well with fake communal demands. Faked videos collected by Channel-4 are compiled into one hour-long fake documentary. It was aired at the Geneva office of the UN Human Rights Council and thereafter on UK national television. Technical analysts have […]

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the Buddhist Jathaka Stories

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

DrRuwan M Jayatunge M.D. Several years ago, I exchanged views on DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) and the Buddhist Jathaka stories with some Psychologists / Psychiatrists of the USA, UK, Australia and Canada. Only a very few knew the existence of the Buddhist Jathaka stories and how deeply ittouches the DSM based […]

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පීතෘ භුමිය

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම්  ජයතුංග හිරු රැසින් නැහැවුන මිටියාවත කඳු මුදුන් සිට ගලා හැලෙන දියඇලි ගීත ගයමින් ගලා යන ගංගා සියොතුන් පියාඹන නිල් අහස වීය අප සැමගේම පොදු වස්තුවක් කිසිවෙකුට අයත් නොවූ භුමිය වීය සැමදෙනාටම රක්ෂා ස්ථානයක් සැමදෙනා සමගිව සිටියෙමු භුමියේ වැඩෙන ගස් වැල් ලෙස කාලයක් මෙලෙස ගිය විට ඇතැමෙකු භුක්තියට ගත්හ භුමියේ සරු ඉඩම් බෙදා […]

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Withdraw the 13th amendment and introduce District Project Councils with District Project Ministers appointed by Parliament

Monday, June 27th, 2011

By Gamage Palihapitiya, Toronto, Canada   The concept of separatism is declining from the world’s political scene.  World has realised the consequeneces after what happened in Yugoslavia and the former Soviet Union.  More problems, ethnic, social and economic have erupted in those countries.  It is time to look twice before we advocate for any attempts leading […]

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DAVID (Silly)MILIBAND SUDDENLY RISES UP FROM HIS POLTICAL GRAVE

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Malin Abeyatunge David Miliband ex British Foreign Minister suddenly rises up from his political grave with his French mate Bernard Kouchner whom I believe in the same boat. What they wrote to Newyork Times is reported in the LTTE website Tamilnet on 21/6/2011. Quote“If foreign policy is about anything, it should be about stopping this […]

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A tamil talking about Tamil (Tiger) gangs in London..Please watch.

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya Ms.Anna.E.Burke MP,  Federal Parliament of Australia  Canberra   Dear MP,   This video shows the products of LTTE refugees now operating as street gangs in the UK. Tamil Tiger Gangs- London, UK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye_CKdnuP-g  Just to give an idea of Potential dangers by the Australian LTTE refugees in the future.   These are the […]

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UK’s Goebbels 4 TV bucks SL’s 19 May 2009 verdict

Monday, June 27th, 2011

It was Hitler’s Propaganda Minister Goebbels who having learned the value of propaganda from Hitler’s Mein Kampf said ‘if you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it people will eventually come to believe it’. ‘It must confine itself to a few points ..; repeat them over and over again’. It was General Sir […]

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PROMOTER OF TERRORISM IN AFGHANISTAN?

Monday, June 27th, 2011

PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER  Pakistan is a problem or solution to the problem; the American hi ups are in a continuous state of confusion regarding the role of Pakistan in the Afghan war since day one.  Their confusions are giving birth to more perplexity and the bitter consequences of these confusions are affecting none but the […]

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Death smell of a different kind!

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Dr. Tilak Fernando Sri Lanka experienced a ghastly time during the terrorist conflict where death smell was in the air incessantly. When we were children, the very sound of a ‘death’ or a ‘funeral’ brought apprehension and fear amongst people. Such shockability which became diluted with JVP murders, finally accelerated to an unprecedented level due […]

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Sri Lanka Embassy in Germany commemorates the Sambuddattva Jayanthi with an all – night Pirith

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Senaka Weeraratna Sri Lanka Embassy in Germany commemorates the 2600th Anniversary of the Sambuddattva Jayanthi with an all – night recitation of Pirith The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Germany in association with the Das Buddhistische Haus (Berlin Buddhist Vihara) in Berlin – Frohnau, held an all – night recitation of Pirith Ceremony at the […]

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Silence of Sri Lanka – Reply to Mr David Miliband and his Band

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Dr Bandula Kothalawala London Mr David Miliband MP House of Commons London  SW1A 0AA UK Dear Mr Miliband Silence of Sri Lanka First of all, as an expatriate Sri Lankan now living in London, I should like to express my appreciation of the intense interest you have shown in the internal affairs of my country […]

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71 කැරැල්ල 42කොටස

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  ලොකු බන්ඩා ඒකනායක 71 කැරැල්ලට සම්බන්ධ වී කැලේ සැඟවී සිටියදි අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් ඒකනායක නැමැති ගුරුවරයකු පිලිබදව පුවතක් 1977 වසරේ දිනක දිනමිණ පුවත්පතේ පල වී තිබුනි. මම මේ පුවත කියවූ බව  හොදින්ම මතකය. (මෙම පුවත කියවන විට මම පහ වසරේ සිසුවෙකි* ඒකනායක යන නම මගේ මතකයේ හොදින්ම රැඳී තිබුනි. මෙම පුවත පලවී […]

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An Aesop’s Fable

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Dr Bandula Kothalawala London Everyone seems to have contributed his or her two pennies’ worth to the debate on the C4 “documentary”. Prime Minister David Cameron and FCO Minister Alistair Burt lost no time in expressing their shock and horror over the alleged atrocities and even issued an “ultimatum” based, apparently, on what they have […]

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It is the content not who he is that matter. About those videos; one does not need Hollywood to concoct out any fantasy.

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Dr. Stuart Reiss  Kent I have followed the misfortunes of the Sri Lankan conflict over the years and it’s very clear to me that both Tamils and Singhalese are relieved that it’s finally over.  The country is beginning to recover from its horrible aftermath and the international community should help Sri Lanka heal its wounds. […]

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A few discoveries helped the people. When gas prices go sky high, the help is right up there, the solar power.

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Dr Hector Perera Ran naked in public, “Eureka” Archimedes is most famous for discovering the law of hydrostatics, sometimes known as ‘Archimedes’ principle’, stating that a body immersed in fluid loses weight equal to the weight of the amount of fluid it displaces. Archimedes is supposed to have made this discovery when stepping into his […]

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D. B. S. Jayaraj and the history of the Kok-aththana-kulama area.

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Chandre Dharmawardana D. B. S. Jayaraj, in http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/2374 (dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/2374 ) writing under the title: “165 Sinhala families settled in Tamil village Kokkachchaankulam in Vavuniya”, forgets, or fails to mention, the ancient history of this area. Jeyaraj says that “Kokkachchaankulam is a Tamil village in Vedivaithakallu GS div under Nedunkerny divisional secretary in the Vavuniya North […]

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Protest note from Guwahati Press Club

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

 Nava Thakuria, Secretary, Guwahati Press Club, Guwahati India To, Shri Tarun Gogoi, Honourable Chief Minister of Assam, Dispur, Guwahati Dated: June 24, 2011 Dear Sir,Namaskar. I on behalf of Guwahati Press Club have hereby lodged a protest against the authority and the police of your government against the way RTI activist Akhil Gogoi was […]

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Rename Colombo

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Nihal Jayasuriya UK It is pleasing to hear about the beautification programmes for Colombo City and the planned link with Osaka in Japan. This may also be the optimum time to consider renaming Colombo City in line with the changes in names in various other Asian cities. It is very disappointing that the name of […]

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Notes on Buddhist Journalism—3-It’s another genre of journalism, not a replacement of current

Friday, June 24th, 2011

By Shelton A. Gunaratne© 2011 Professor of mass communications emeritus at Minnesota State University Moorhead  Shyamon Jayasinghe is not following the path of right speech when he denigrates me from his high intellectual pedestal (somewhere in Australia) wherefrom he shouts,  “This Shelton guy  … likes to revel in his confusion.” The quality of the debate diminishes when a […]

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Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields

Friday, June 24th, 2011

 Ira de Silva London, Canada The Editor The Guardian U.K.   Dear Sir:   I have just read your article of June 15,2011 re the documentary by Ch.4 titled Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields and decided to write to you as it illustrates the very superficial knowledge of western journalists regarding the situation in Sri Lanka […]

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TO Andy Bull’s Insert in the ‘Spin’ Page of the UK Guardian, Some Pointers about His Unwelcome Insults To One Of Sri Lanka’s Proudest Sons!

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Top Spin By SuniFor LankaWeb  June 24nd 2011    This item is a bullish affront to all aspects of decent constructive criticism in sports journalism by someone who for his own pathetic sake has been named ironically after a bull!!  Mr Andy Bull to be precise~~ In a chinashop perhaps! This refers to his  submission “CRICKET AND THE […]

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