Archive for September, 2011

Well done Mr. Obama……… President of Sri Lanka? Double standards?

Friday, September 30th, 2011

By: J. Gamini Jayawardena                    Now the most wanted terrorist Bin Laden has been hunted down by the Americans. In a civilized society, the killing of the man who led one of the most ruthless terrorist outfit in world and brought human destruction is indeed a pleasant event. President Obama was jubilant and the leaders of […]

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The perils of partial concessions for regime and nation

Friday, September 30th, 2011

By Malinda Seneviratne What transpired in Geneva at the Human Rights Council sessions clearly indicates where the anti-Sri Lankan forces are going.  Ban Ki-moon tabled the report authored by a panel appointed by him (illegally), against all norms of protocol.  Legitimacy was obtained by tabling the said report (flawed, malicious and clearly designed to hurt […]

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Necessary meditations on carelessness and callousness

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Written by Malinda Seneviratne I haven’t seen Regi Siriwardena’s play ‘The Blinding’, directed by Haig Karunaratne.  I was not at the preview at the ICES and not at the British Council more recently.  I haven’t read the play either.  Someone else was at both performances, Comrade Aunty Nimal Breckenridge. And, as she sometimes does when […]

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Epitaph of a colonized (Part-1)

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Geethanjana Kudaligamage  Notes from Kirinda What I am writing now is a fusion of some of my thoughts with crude translation of some pages from my notebook originally written in Sinhala language. These notes were about my Kataragama tour with a group of friends and some relatives two years after the Tsunami hit southern coast […]

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Police Commando Camp No 69 issues a statement on legal murder

Friday, September 30th, 2011

By Malinda Seneviratne There was a shooting last Sunday (September 25, 2011).  It occurred within the precincts of the Police Commando Camp No 69 in Maha Oya, Ampara.  The victim was Assistant Superintendent Sisira Kumara.  The gunman, B.A. Jayatilleka was the Chief Inspector of the same camp.  After shooting the ASP, Jayatilleka shot himself and […]

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US Congressman Steven Chabot visits Jaffna

Friday, September 30th, 2011

By Janaka Alahapperuma US House of Representatives Sub-committee Chairman on the Middle East and South Asia, Congressman Steven Joseph Chabot called on Commander of the Security Force – Jaffna, Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe during his one day visit to Jaffna at Security Forces Headquarters in Jaffna on Wednesday 28 September.   Having received visiting US […]

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Will Devatagaha Dharga give victory to Muzammil?

Friday, September 30th, 2011

 By Ameer  There is a photo on page 02 of the Daily Mirror of 27/09/2011. The photo shows our mayoral candidate Muzammil flanked by Devatagaha “moulavis”, devotees, Ranil Wickremasinghe and Muzammil’s well-wishers. This photo has been taken beside the grave of the Devatagaha saint. The Meezan on the head side of the grave is bedecked […]

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Enforcing 13th Amendment will not prevent War Crimes against Sri Lanka

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Shenali Waduge It was never a surprise when Sri Lanka began to be admonished for completely defeating an international terrorist organization. The wave of admonishes coming from foreign Governments including international peace agencies disregarding the success of the first military defeat of a terrorist organization while carrying out the worlds largest humanitarian rescue operation simply […]

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Canada Deports Former LTTE Cadre As Does Britain In Recent Times Where Appeals Are Rejected Indicative Of A Positive Stance.

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Insight By Sunil Kumar Sept.30th 2011 It used to be a case of lies, innuendo and fabrications presented by clever albeit crooked defence attorneys in many parts of the world which often was the redemption of terrorists and criminals on the run seeking havens in places which tolerated them. It was a shameful practice which was […]

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The Group of ’72 won it all on a mystic Sunday

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Written by Malinda Seneviratne Gatherings of old friends is always nice, even if what occasioned the meeting happened to be something as somber and sad as a funeral.  My friend Janaka Perera’s father passed away last Saturday and as is often the case when someone close to someone close dies, close-people drop by, commiserate and […]

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Tamil Tigers and Sri Lanka’s War Crimes

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Warna Hettiarachchi Toronto, Ontario, Canada Mrs. Lee Rhiannon Greens Senator for NSW  Dear Madam,  I am a Canadian Citizen living in Toronto having read Mr. Shan Guneratne’s note to you as well as your ridiculous, immature and illogical responses based on hearsay 3rd party “community, academics, human rights experts and legal experts”, most of whom […]

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Tragedy Befallen on the Muslim Ummah

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

  By Mifly   The tragedy that has befallen the Muslim Ummah is heartbreaking. This is not confined only to Sri Lanka but has happened all over the world. The Muslims are despised and humiliated all over the world. We are very quick to point our fingers towards “others” for the despicable situation we have fallen […]

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Statement at U.N. in Geneva

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Ira de Silva London, Ontario  Hon. John Baird Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario   Dear Sir:   I wrote to you when the Canadian Ambassador to Sri Lanka spoke of calling for “accountability” from Sri Lanka during the final stages of the terrorist war in Sri Lanka. I have today read […]

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The Rape of a Virgin Rain Forest -PART- II

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Sumal -UHO Acknowledgments  After written the first part of this article I have got an unprecedented backup, collaboration and  encouragements from many good hearted people who really care  the Sinharaja forest and her exceptional natural heritage. So, I gather this very occasion, to thanks them all. May the blessings of God Sumana Saman;  the protector […]

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Rugby World Cup – weekend review: key games

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

JayanGoonatilleke  Well, this weekend had it all didn’t it? Some flair, moments of individual brilliance, some brutal collisions, and a nail biting finish to round it off. We take a look at how some of the ‘big’ games that went down, and identify the players that put their hands up at the most vital moments. […]

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First poppy flower pins on President Rajapaksa

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

By Janaka Alahapperuma The first poppy flower was pinned on President Mahinda Rajapaksa Tuesday on 27 September at Temple Trees in view of World Poppy Day or Remembrance Day which falls on November 14. The Poppy month held in memory of gallant heroes who sacrificed their lives since World War I, is to commence on […]

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මොහාන් ලාල් ග්‍රේරෝ මහතා මා පන්තියෙන් නෙරපූ දා

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග යෝර්ක් විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය  කැනඩාව  එය 1984  කාලයයි. මා එවකට කොළඹ   නාලන්දා මහා විද්‍යාලයේ ඉගෙනුම ලබමින් සිටියෙමි. උසස් පෙළ අධ්‍යාපනය සඳහා අතිරේක පන්ති වල අවශ්‍යතාව එකල තදින්ම තිබුණි.   උසස් පෙළ භෞතික විද්‍යාවට  මා  ගියේ  මොහාන් ලාල් ග්‍රේරෝ සර් පැවැත්වූ නුගේගොඩ රේල්වේ  ඇවනිවුහි  අතිරේක පන්තියටයි. එම පන්තිය පැවැත්වුයේ සිකුරාදා දිනවලය. පාසල අවසන් වූ වහාම මොනවා […]

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John Baird at the UN on Sri Lanka

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada 27 September 2011 Hon. John Baird, MP, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario.  Dear John: I didn’t start this morning well.  When I read that you had spoken at the UN and the words, “Baird also singled out […]

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Tales of Soldiers

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Dr.  Ruwan M Jayatunge Jose Naroskey once said “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers” Undeniably war has a profound effect on soldiers. It has a catastrophic effect on their health and wellbeing. I have met a number of soldiers around the globe who belonged to different Armies and various military organizations. Many of them […]

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John Baird’s

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester. Ontario. K1J 6G1 Canada 27 September 2011 The Editor (Letters)  The Ottawa Citizen    Sir: I just don’t  get Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird’s bleeding heart remark when he addressed the UN when he said “….and Sri Lanka for trying to stop investigations into possible war crimes committed during […]

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What does the USA led West want?

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

 Ranjith Soysa One does not have to be a political scientist to comprehend the crooked game played the West and the Western manged organizations including some of the UN forums in relation to the post war Sri Lanka.  While witnessing this pot calling the kettle black tactics of the West, it is necessary for Sri […]

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Legal Murder: does it help lower the crime rate?

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

 Malinda Seneviratne One of the common arguments for instituting the death penalty is that it helps keep the crime rate down.  In the mid-nineties when there was a vociferous call for the implementation of the death penalty in Sri Lanka, the advocates of this practice vigorously waved crime statistics pertaining to the period after the […]

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A RESOLUTION PASSED BY CHOGM IN 2002 AT COOLUM AGAINST TERRORISM

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Malin Abeyatunge The Greens and its NSW parliamentary representative  Lee Rhianon moved a  motion on 20 Sept 2011 at the Senate  that Sri Lanka should be  suspended from Commonwealth. However this motion was debated and defeated by a majority of 39 (ayes9 and Noes 39)  and prudence prevailed.   For her  and Greens information this is […]

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“මෙගාවොටට් 1.5ක ධාරිතාවයකින් යුත් කොකාවිට කුඩා පරිමාණ ජලවිදුලි බලාගාරයට මුල්ගල තැබේ”

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

 මාධ්‍ය අංශය – විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්‍යාංශය  මුළු දිවයිනම ආවරණය වන පරිද්දෙන් වසර 2012 වන විට විදුලියනය 100%ක් බවට පත්කිරීමේ අභියෝගය යථාර්තයක් බවට පත්කිරීමට ප්‍රාදේශීය වශයෙන් ඉදිකරනු ලබන කුඩා පරිමාණ ජල විදුලි බලාගාරයන් ඉතා විශාල දායකත්වයක් ලබාදේ. සබරගමුව පළාතට අයත් කලවාන ප්‍රදේශයේ මෙගා වොට් 1.5ක ධාරිතාවක් උත්පාදනය කළ හැකි කොකාවිට කුඩා පරිමාණ ජල විදුලි බලාගාරයට […]

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Why the CHOGM states who aided, supported, instigated, financed or harbored terrorists have not been expelled?

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya Senator Lee Rhiannon Dear Senator, Those of whom you have the confidence in your misguided response, are people with glorified titles only, they are parasites living on the payroll of the LTTE Tamil Diaspora!  One important point I picked from your response is quote “ My support for an international independent investigation into war […]

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Part of an enviable lineup in Team Sri Lanka

Monday, September 26th, 2011

By Nimal Fernando  Let all persons of goodwill and proponents of truth and justice pause to salute Mohan Peiris, former Attorney General, for affirming to the world at large, in general, and [some] western peddlars of selectivity, in particular, that Sri Lanka has at its command an intelligentsia willing and able to defend the national […]

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Crimes against Colonialism must be investigated before War Crimes

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Shenali Waduge War Crimes has become a favored buzzword by western political leaders & western dominated international agencies to castigate less powerful nations of the world. These countries have found it easy to destabilize these nations by selling arms to the terror outfits that strike in these countries as well as supplying arms to the […]

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Taking control over the body by tongue

Monday, September 26th, 2011

GEETHANJANA KUDALIGAMAGE “Who is to say that robbing a people of their language is less violent than war?”   (Ray Gwyn Smith) Robbing a people of their language is not lessviolent than war; yes I agree.But at the same time I would say that it’s also not lessbrutal than genocide. Why do I say so? The […]

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The cure for dengue

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Dr. Tilak Fernando The Times of India gave much publicity recently to two villages where people were rushing to homeopathic clinics to obtain the drug Eupatorium Perfoliatum 200 to fight the dengue epidemic. Here in Sri Lanka, despite the government recently introducing the BTI Bacteria imported from Cuba and spraying it on stagnant pools at […]

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LET ISI COMMAND AFGHANISTAN

Monday, September 26th, 2011

PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER  For the last many years this prediction is selling very hot that Pakistan is going to be no more on the world map in the near future. But every year Pakistan is always there, giving a tough time to all those who are dreaming of Pakistan changing into a waste land. Pakistan […]

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