Archive for November 1st, 2011

Touring Anuradhapura and Tantirimale

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

by Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D. Former SLAS, G.A. Matara 1971  Last month we decided to visit Anuradhapura, a must whenever we visit Sri Lanka. It is the one place on earth that enthralls me and holds me spell bound. I have traveled the world, criss-crossing the USA and Canada twice and visiting every place of interest […]

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AFTERMATH OF CHOGM

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

JANAKI CHANDRARATNA Perth Australia  The aftermath of CHOGM was somewhat a disappointment not only to organisers and participants but also to the community at large.  AlthoughPerthwas to host a landmark meeting for “ƒ”¹…”reform, renewal and resilience’, the outcome fell very short of these ideals.  It is indeed a surprise that the organisers and the Eminent […]

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CHOGM 2011

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Ira de Silva London, Ontario The Editor The Island Colombo, Sri Lanka     Dear Sir:   It is reported that Canada had again raised alleged accountability issues in Sri Lanka under any other business at the end of the third session of ministerial-level talks. There is no indication as to what Sri Lanka’s response […]

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Is fighting against Terrorism a violation of human rights ?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

By Charles.S.Perera  Terrorism by itself had been  against   human existence.   In  ancient history they speak of the  hordes of Genghis Khan spreading terror among the people, so were the Crusades,   the Catholic Inquisitions were inhuman massacres of humans and destruction of cultures , the Islamic conquest of India was a carnage, to mention a few.   […]

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Why dog remains a dog even in its own universe? An open letter to all dogs-(EPITAPH OF A COLONIZED-PART 2)

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

 Geethanjana Kudaligamage  Is dog a dog to begin with? Dog becomes a dog only in the universe known to man. Man stands as the sole observer and there he interprets his universe and represents the world as he wish. He makes the dog to be what it is. Although man’s representations can be valid only […]

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The Debate – “Why Muslims Killing Each Other” by Shenali Waduge & Follow Up by Hudson McLean.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Prof. Hudson McLean Wow! I am simply amazed by the reaction to a Simple Question and a Factual Statement of Events. At No Point either writer accused the World’s Largest Religion of Islam Muslim, or any attempt was made to insult the Religion per se. Why cannot some of the readers attempt to answer the […]

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THE DEAD REFUGEE IS A SINHALESE

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

MEDIA RELEASE  SRI LANKA SUPPORT GROUP, CANBERRA We can say with absolute certainty that the dead detainee in the Vilawood Detention Centre is a Sinhalese and not a Tamil. His name is Dayarathne Jayasekera. This is a Sinhalese, Buddhist name. Mr Jayasekera was 26 years old. His body currently lies in a morgue in Sydney. […]

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