Archive for January, 2012

India’s Plans for Sri Lanka post-LTTE

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

 Shenali Waduge We cannot deny the historical links shared between Sri Lanka and India. We cannot also forget decades of India’s aggression camouflaged by diplomatic niceties with post-war observing an India totally in denial of its own links & support of LTTE terrorism. So much so that India’s concern is none other than the Tamil […]

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GCE A/L-2011 results need urgent review

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

By Prof. R. P. Gunawardane Indiana State University, USA (Formerly Secretary, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Secretary, Higher Education and IT Development, Chairman, National Education Commission, Senior Professor & Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya)  http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=43853  I have watched with great pain of mind the events and developments that took place after the […]

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“Responsibility to Protect: Asian-African Perspectives” by Hon Rauff Hakeem, Minister of Justice of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and President of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization, Tuesday, 24th January 2012 at Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Media Release-Sri Lanka Embassy Paris Professor Upendra Baxi, the Chairman of today’s meeting,  Your Excellencies, the Ambassadors/High Commissioners of Member States of AALCO, Ambassador Sudhir T Devare, Director General of Indian Council of World Affairs, Excellency Prof Dr Rahmat Mohamad, Secretary-General of AALCO, Distinguished Invitees, Ladies and Gentlemen.  At the outset, I wish to express […]

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Time ripe for an all-inclusive Sri Lanka

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

 Nimal Fernando  Over the past two years, there have been detailed and factual analyses of the Sri Lankan situation by such well-informed writers as H.L.D. Mahindapala, Gomin Dayasri, Philip Fernando, Charles S. Perera, Dayan Jayatilleka,  Shenali Waduge, Kumar Moses,  Dilrook Kannangara, Malinda Seneviratne and many, many more … The single factor underpinning all their efforts […]

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Louise Arbour and ICG Reports

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1.Canada 31 January 2012 Hon. John Baird, MP., PC,  Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, House of Commons, Ottawa His Excellency  Bruce Levy, Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Colombo Sri Lanka. Dear John and Bruce: Re.  Sri Lanka heading towards harassment by Western nations […]

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Buddhism and Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

By D. Amarasiri Weeraratne  It was over a hundred years ago that Darwin presented his theory of Biological Evolution. This epoch-making and far reaching discovery undermined the foundation of religion in the West. Christian priests in England were alarmed and took the offensive against Darwin and his “Theory of Evolution”. Darwin faced all such ill […]

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TNA SPOKESMAN ATTEMPTS ” ARM TWISTING”

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Susantha Wijesinghe.   I see in the Island Newspaper a report, that the ‘ TNA, insists that POLICE POWERS, LAND POWERS, and FINANCE POWERS be a prerequisite for the party to sit on the Parliamentary Select Committee to HAMMER out a ‘ final solution’ for Devolution Discussions ‘ You can HAMMER OUT as much as […]

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13A and 13P – The Bane of a Two Thirds Majority

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Dilrook Kannangara Whenever Sri Lanka ruling party had a two thirds majority, India comes begging trying to impose its demands. Given the extreme unpopularity of Indian demands, which are often racist, there is no likelihood of any cooperation between the ruling party and the opposition. Only a two thirds majority of the ruling party can […]

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Is Sri Lanka’s hard won sovereignty being surrendered to the IMF and other money lenders?

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Ajit Randeniya A couple of recent reports from Sri Lanka give rise to concerns that the treasured national sovereignty gained in May 2009 by eliminating the menaces of terrorism and war is being squandered through the careless or incompetent actions of certain members of cabinet and top bureaucrats. The first of such reports refers to […]

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Bashing Sri Lanka’s Peace – Pro LTTE Diaspora Do Not Give Up Using Foreign Media To Bash Sri Lanka.

Monday, January 30th, 2012

A Sri Lankan American in the Washington Area. Response to an article appearing in the Washington Post of January 12, 2012 in the Style Section pages C1 and C4 titled “Unpeaceful Coexistence“ witha reference to Sri Lanka among other countries.The link to the original article appears below. http://www.washingtonpost.com/todays_paper?dt=2012-01-12&bk=C&pg=1 By A Sri Lankan American in the […]

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Canada’s John Baird speaks of Sri Lanka at the Royal Commonwealth Society, UK

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada 30 January 2012 Hon. John Baird, MP, PC. ,  Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affair, House of Commons, Ottawa. Dear John: I have just read in Colombo Telegraph the news item, Canadian Foreign Minister Strikes Again “”…” This Time In London Against Sri […]

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Stsatements on Sri Lanka At Royal Commonwealth Society, London Jan. 23,2012

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Ira de Silva London,  Canada Hon. John Baird Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons Ottawa, Canada   Dear Sir:     I refer to the biased, factually incorrect comments you made in London at the Royal Commonwealth Society meeting on Jan.23,2012. I read them in the Colombo Telegraph today.   It is stated that you […]

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Laughter the best medicine

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Dr.Tilak Fenando Following my column last Monday about “ƒ”¹…”home style in London’ I thought of adding one more into the array due to some feedback requests. These stories are not fabrications but out of true to life incidents over a period of time. Hilarious these may sound, but equally it demonstrates on individual ingenuity and […]

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President denies promising India to go beyond 13-A All political party leaders to be consulted on national question

Monday, January 30th, 2012

By Ravi Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island  President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday denied that he ever told India he would go beyond the 13th Amendment to the Constitution as a solution to the ethnic problem. Responding to a question at a breakfast meeting with heads of print and electronic media yesterday at Temple Trees whether he had […]

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Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa rejects testimony attributed to unnamed Gen.Reveals US attempt to bribe serving officer

Monday, January 30th, 2012

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island  Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday said that none of the Majors General directly involved in eelam war IV had made a testimony to any US lawyer, in New York in 2010, alleging extrajudicial killings of civilians, surrendering LTTE cadres and dissident journalists during eelam war IV.”Those directly involved in […]

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BBC Hard Talk – National Anthem in Tamil?

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Selva Gnanam Melbourne, Australia In his 9 part series(made 2010) BBC “ƒ”¹…”Hard Talk’ host Stephen Sackur looks at the Sri Lankan government’s child soldier rehabilitation programme (parts 7-9)  He talks to the programme director, teachers ….. and to the teenagers themselves, about their horrific experiences and new lives. The programme, he says, poses a troubling […]

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OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNMENT OF SRI LANKA -SAY “NO” TO INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION

Monday, January 30th, 2012

By Stanley Perera, Melbourne  Seperatist, Racist and Terrorist TNA are asking for International Mediation to win their racist, separatist and terrorist demands.  TNA are also nominating anti GoSL USA. First and foremost writer wishes to remind the GoSL of the difficulties it experienced with the International Community, UNO, UNESCO,R2P and numerous other International Organisations including […]

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Sampanthan and TNA MPs with their pants down

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

By Charles.S.Perera Sampanthan and the TNA MPs ever since they were elected to the Parliament  have done nothing constructive for the benefit of the  Tamil people of the North and East.  While the Government had carried out intensive development projects, Sampanthan and his TNA MPs had been away travelling  around the world  complaining to different […]

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Buddhists under Threat in South Korea

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

By Choe Sang-Hun http://unethicalconversionwatch.org/ SEOUL “”‚ At Jogye Temple, normally an island of Buddhist serenity, plainclothes officers have staked out the exits, waiting to grab any fugitives who venture out. Camped out on the temple grounds are the leaders of fierce anti-government protests who have been charged with instigating violence. They have come to the […]

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Misspoken, Mistaken, and Misunderstood 13th Plus?

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

By Gomin Dayasri  The recent utterances attributed to the Government display its indecisiveness on the 13th Amendment and its incapacity to rectify a miscommunication, which caused a misinterpretation that led to a misunderstanding.  The selection of a faulty phrase in the course of a discussion was pounced on by the Indian Foreign Minister Krishnan to […]

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ISLAM and the advent of latter day Messiah.

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

By A. Abdul aziz.  The articles appeared in lanakweb on 14th and 19th January 2012, clearly indicated Jesus’ post-crucifixion journey to Kashmir and his natural death over there as well as the advent of another person in the spirit of Jesus “”…” similarities between them were also discussed. Here, I want to elaborate in depth […]

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THE SECRET BEHIND LAND & POLICE POWERS

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

By Stanley Perera, Melbourne The TNA are fighting tooth and nail to win the Separatist, Terrorist’s and Racist demands of LAND AND POLICE POWERS WITH DEVOLUTION OF POWER that was fully enjoyed by the North and East during the past 30 years of LTTE TAMIL TIGER TERRORISTS RULE. TNA representatives are only surviving TERROR GANG […]

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Let’s eat and drink but where is the limit?

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Dr Hector Perera   London  Holidays came fast, faster than I thought; my thoughts turn not only to gifts and holidays but more importantly, foods and drinks. When I say holidays, for me, there is no better place other than back homeSri Lanka.  Actually I need a tonne of baggage allowance in the plane to take something […]

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Is the Jaffna Tamil leadership fit to handle increased powers?

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

H. L. D. Mahindapala  In April 2008 when the Security Forces were inching their way up the western coast and advancing towards the Madhu Church — a sanctuary of the Catholic Church for the Tiger “boys” — Bishop Joseph Ryappah, the prominent LTTE agent in the Catholic Church, did the unthinkable: he hijacked the statue of Holy […]

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Branding Sri Lanka: Thinking Sri Lankan

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

 Shenali Waduge When Sri Lanka united to celebrate the defeat of 30 years of terror, the world ridiculed the way people of all ethnic groups and political parties joined the jubilation to celebrate freedom from terror. The world told Sri Lanka not to indulge in “triumphalism” and people were made to feel it was wrong […]

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Comments intended for Daily Mirror with ref. to news item”TNA welcomes international mediation for future negotiations “

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Jay Ranaweera Dear Editor LANKAWEB, Under the heading “TNA welcomes international mediation for future negotiations”, Daily Mirror carried the news item on the 28th January edition.My comments were the following which I would expect them to publish,but I have my doubts that Daily Mirror being a highly PARTIAL MEDIA SUPPORTIVE OF LTTE, will not publish […]

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A senior official in the Defence Ministry speaks of Sri Lanka’s Tamil separatist conflict

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent. Gloucester. Ontario. K1J 6G1 Canada 26 January 2012 Hon. Peter MacKay, MP, PC, Minister of National Defence, House of Commons, Ottawa Dear Peter MacKay: Re: A senior official in Defence Minister Peter MacKay’s office told The Canadian Press “¦The LTTE had fought for an independent Tamil homeland since 1983. This […]

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No Justification For Marsh’s Removal, Not Even Plausible Credentials Of His Replacement, As The Principle Is All Wrong. Decent Cricket Involves Integrity And In Dumping Him There Was None!

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Howzatt! By Doosra Sammy January 27th 2012  Sorry to disillussion you ! Mr Dharmasiri, Sri Lanka Cricket Board Chief or anyone else who tries to justify the decision to remove Mr.Geoff Marsh but it was simply a misguided and classless decision to terminate his services particularly after the historic Test win and the 3-2 ODI […]

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OPEN LETTER TO KEHELIYA RAMBUKWELLA, ARE YOU FROTHING MAD?

Friday, January 27th, 2012

By Stanley Perera, Melbourne My dear Minister, From time to time you are making press releases antoganising the majority population who sacrificed their loved ones in that 27 years of war against those separatist, racists and terrorists demands. 70,000 lives were lost.  President Premadasa was killed.  Truck loads of politicians were killed.  Please go before […]

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Is a Dharmishta society rooted in indigenous religious values the necessary basis for social progress in Sri Lanka?

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

R Chandrasoma In a recent review of Mr S L Gunasekara’s book on nepotism and other sins widely prevalent in Sri Lanka, the renowned author Mr Gunadasa Amerasekara makes an impassioned plea for a return to the norms and practices of the Lanka of historic times when religion (Buddhism )dominated the lives of its its […]

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