Archive for July 10th, 2011

Next move: go forward or back to 1976 Vadukoddai?

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

H. L. D. Mahindapala Wars are evil exercises that must be avoided at any cost. But history tells us that wars are also unavoidable. From time to time, wars occur to win over-ambitious goals going beyond established political and territorial borders or to eliminate or neutralize enemies that threaten national interests. This is the short […]

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Prof Rajiva Wijesinha on HARDtalk .

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

 He talks about the similarities between the charges made, and the shifting claims, including the admission that the date originally alleged by Channel 4 was false. The Experts commissioned by the UN have also revealed that the video has been edited and sections transposed, though Channel 4, whilst citing the experts, will not admit to […]

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‘My lords, ladies and gentlemen’ has ganged up against Sri Lanka.

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Herold Leelawardena In a press statement issued following the APPGT/GTF parliamentary reception this week Chairman for the British all party parliamentary Group for Tamils, Lee Scott MP, said “the event was a great success, attended by over 40 Members of Parliament including Government Ministers, Shadow Ministers, Lords, representatives of NGOs and High Commissions”.  This kind […]

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GRANTING DUAL CITIZENSHIP MUST BE VIEWED VERY SERIOUSLY BY THE GOVERNMENT

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Anjalika Silva USA It was not long ago that the Government went all out to woo the expatriate populations overseas to invest in Sri Lanka in Tiera D accounts tied to a reward of dual citizenship on different terms.  It used to be that dual citizenship could be bought with one payment equivalent to US$2000 […]

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Notes on Buddhist Journalism—6-Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism intermingle to produce basic elements of a non-Western news paradigm

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

By Shelton A. Gunaratne© 2011 Professor of mass communications emeritus at  Minnesota State University Moorhead  I begin this essay with an attempt to document how Buddhism itself experienced the three features of existence—anicca (impermanence), anatta (no self/interdependence) and dukkha (unsatisfactoriness)—over the last 20 centuries from the time of its introduction to China in the 1st century. […]

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Congratulations on the Announcing of the Carbon reduction Package!

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

VajiragnanaWarnakulasuriya, Melbourne To the attention of the the Pirme Minister Ms.Julia Gillard, Cabinet & Parliamentarian MP’s.  My sincere Congratulations on the Announcing of the Carbon reduction Package!  I am an Australian of Sri Lankan origin. I have a weakness of writing almost to all Parliamentarians on Sri Lankan issues when they talk, having listened to […]

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BOOK REVIEW – THE CAGE BY GORDON WEISS

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Anil Perera  Gordon Weiss’s book is well written.  He has used his skills as a journalist to sensationalise and present his version of the ’Fight for Sri Lanka and the Last Days of Tamil Tigers’ in a readable and interesting manner to achieve his purpose – to vilify Sri Lanka and Sinhalese and at the […]

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LIKE THE WEST ASKING SRI LANKA TO SUBMIT ITSELF TO AN INTERNATIONAL WAR CRIMES INVESTIGATION, WE ASK THE CHANNEL FOUR TO SUBMIT ITSELF TO AN IMPARTIAL INVESTIGATION ABOUT THE ‘KILLING FIELDS OF SRI LANKA’ VIDEO

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

MEDIA RELEASE  SRI LANKA SUPPORT GROUP, CANBERRA The Channel Four video has brought forth immense disrepute to Sri Lanka and her people. It has depicted Sri Lanka and its people as brutals. This is an unfortunate situation. There had been worldwide condemnation of Sri Lanka. Based on this video Governments have proclaimed their foreign policy […]

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BRITAIN NEWS SCANDAL

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Malin Abeyatunge Britain’ News of the World scandal has been most spoken topic in the west these days. It exposes how the media operates to achieve their own agenda, whom they buy, spying and preying on individuals, corruption among the media moguls, journalists, the police, politicians etc. at the expense of the so called freedom […]

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In praise of Kathmandu’s Sweta Kali

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

By Romesh Jayaratnam Kandy, Sri Lanka  Background  Existence is one according to Hindu Advaita philosophy. The conceptual categories of space and time explain the relative plurality around us. Divinity is one with several manifestations as per Vedanta.  The Goddess Kali represents one aspect of divinity. Often situated on the margins of high Hinduism, she remains much sought […]

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VEN. SOMA MAHA THERO –

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

By Shirley P Tissera Soma Maha Thera was born on 23rd December 1898 in Kotahena, Colombo, his father was Emmanuel Marian Pererapulle and his mother Theresa Rodrigo Babapulle, his name was Victor Emmanuel Pererapulle. He received his entire education at St Benedict’s College, Kotahena, which is the premier Catholic school in Colombo and a school […]

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