Archive for September 18th, 2011

Mohan Peiris slams US for threatening Sri Lanka

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

H. L. D. Mahindapala reporting from Geneva  At a side-event at the UN Human Rights Council held on September 11, 2011, Mohan Peiris, the former Attorney-General, lambasted the American Ambassadress, A. Donahue, when she threatened Sri Lanka with “growing pressure from the international community” if it does not demonstrate a willingness or ability to conduct […]

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Controversial road development project through Ilumbakanda forest adjacent to the Sinharaja was halted

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Disna MUDALIGE Courtesy Daily News Arrangements are in place to take over 2,488 hectares of forest land belonging to the Land Reforms Commission adjacent to the Sinharaja world heritage rain forest site to the Forest Conservation Department, said Environment Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa. Addressing a media conference at the Central Environmental Authority (CEA) auditorium on […]

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THE AUSTRALIAN GREENS SENATOR LEE RHIANNON’S ‘ROUNDTABLE‘ AT CANBERRA PARLIAMENT HOUSE

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

MEDIA RELEASE -20-SRI LANKA SUPPORT GROUP   Canberra ACT  2601 THE AUSTRALIAN GREENS SENATOR LEE RHIANNON’S “ƒ”¹…”ROUNDTABLE”ƒ”¹…” AT CANBERRA PARLIAMENT HOUSE ON 20 SEPTEMBER 2011  – PART OF THE  SINISTER MOVE TO SPLIT SRI LANKA INTO TWO, AND CAUSE DESTRUCTION, MAYHEM AND HAVOC TO SRI LANKA “”…” A NATION THAT IS COMING OUT OF ITS LONG WAR […]

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Harper wants to boycott the Commonwealth Summit of 2013 in Coolombo

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 17 September 2011 The Editor  EMBASSY, Ottawa  Sir: Prime Minister Stephen Harper lost my admiration when he announced his agenda of the GTA Tamil vote-buying vulgarity, when he wanted to play Pied Piper among the Commonwealth of Nations, wanting to drag the rest of the […]

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Canada Nudges Lanka Over Accountability Issues – Sept. 15, 2011

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Ira de Silva London, Ontario The Editor The Island Newspaper Colombo, Sri Lanka   Dear Sir:   The Canadian Prime Minister is entitled to attend or not attend any conference, Commonwealth or other, if he so chooses. However, that he should make such a statement in the form of a “threat”  is not acceptable because by […]

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We Thank the UK Conservative Party MPs who spoke in defence of Sri Lanka

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

By Charles.S.Perera  TO Honourable Conservative Party MPs Mr. Nick de Bois for Enfield North, Mr. Bob Blackman for  Harrow East, Mr.James Wharton for Stockton South, Mr.Brian Binley for Northampton South  __________________________________ Honourable Sir,  We in Sri Lanka grew with lot of respect  and affection to the English people.  We believed them to be just and […]

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AN APPEAL TO ROBERT O BLAKE-STOP BEING A STIRRER

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

By Stanley Perera My dear Mr. Blake, Sri Lankans are fully aware of the fact that you are the US Assistant Secretary to Hillary Clinton and you have assumed the role played by the racist Erick Sellheim. It is also a widely known fact that while you were the US Ambassador in Colombo, you were […]

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