Archive for March, 2012

INDO-US STRATEGY: LASSO AROUND OUR NECK

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

By   Gomin Dayasri                       There is a time to criticize and a time to be constructive. Country is being systematically throttled with a lasso thrownaround its neck by an alien fist.  Reconstruct is the proper term. Lets stand firm and heave the wretched curse of the albatross stuck around our neck andbreathe again like a free […]

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Thirteenth Amendment should be repealed without delay

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Asada M Erpini 13th Amendment (13A) to the constitution of the sovereign Republic of Sri Lanka and implementing it by the Sri Lankan government “”…” according to some, even going beyond the 13th Amendment “”…” constitute the catchphrase of the day for all those outsiders who think that they hold the magic wand that will […]

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Tamil Grievances – how real are they?

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

 Shenali Waduge In a country as small as Sri Lanka where over 14.8m of the 20m population are Sinhalese and possibly less than 10% are Sri Lankan Tamils, a question never answered is what are these grievances that the Sri Lankan Tamils finds exclusively to be theirs and how much of these grievances are relevant […]

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Ten Conditions of Initiation (Bai’at) in Ahmadiyya Muslim Community as explained by its Founder.

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

By A. Abdul Aziz,Press Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Sri Lanka. (Given below is an excerpt the Friday Sermon of Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Supreme Head of the world-wide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam, delivered on 23rd March 2012 at “ƒ”¹…”Baithul Futhuh’, London, U.K., gave a discourse on Ten Conditions of Initiation in Ahmadiyya Community as […]

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OPEN LETTER TO JAYALALITHA, CHIEF MINISTER, TAMIL NADU, & KARUNANIDHI, EARLIER CM

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Harvey Perera March 2012 Ms. Jayalalitha/Mr. Karunanidhi, You have launched a campaign against Sri Lanka and the Sinhala people in particular.  This has been going on a long time through various Tamil leaders.  However, of late, due to the activities of Navi Pillai of the UNHCR who is now trying to launch a Resolution against […]

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TNA WANTS USA OR EU GOSL DON’T BE FOOLED BY THE TNA

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

By Stanley Perera Suresh Premachandra tells TNA to agree to a third party either USA or EU to negotiate with the Government of Sri Lanka.  GoSL must not fall into this trap again.  GoSL must remember how the LTTE took GoSL for a ride during the 27 years of TERRORISM.  TNA being the sole representative of the […]

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IT IS EXPUNGED AND NOT DEROUGED

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

By Stanley Perera-Sri Lanka When the Tamil Tiger Terrorist leader Veloopillai Prabhakaran appointed 22 TERRORIST to the Sri Lanka’s parliament as the sole representative of LTTE, Sivajilingam in his maiden speech threatened the Government of Sri Lanka to send the 4000 Sri Lanka army personnel based in Jaffna in body bags to Colombo.  The Speaker […]

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ERIK SOLHEIM STRIPPED OF HIS MINISTERIAL POST ON A DAY!

Friday, March 30th, 2012

 Mahinda Weerasinghe  & Ranjith Soysa Erik Solheim has been stripped of his Ministerial titles of, both environmental issues and foreign aid; it has been reported by the Norwegian media. The world reacted with shock!  Kjell Magne Bondevik,   Jon Westborg, Erik Solheim and Arne FjƒÆ’†’¸rtoft’s were comrades in arms, knew each other well, and were covering for each other’s […]

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Sri Lanka should not be lackadaisical in the face of LTTE referendum plans

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Asada M Erpini There are media reports that the LTTE activists in the West are moving to push for a referendum in the North and East of Sri Lanka for a re-merger of the two provinces. Buttressing that call is the statement by the Eastern province Chief Minister that it is not the Tamil National […]

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TAKE HEART SRI LANKA: ALL IS NOT LOST

Friday, March 30th, 2012

By Gamini Gunawardane We need not loose heart over the outcome at Geneva though the LTTE supporters abroad may be dancing for joy as if they had won their eealm “ƒ”¹…”war’. They have had several set backs. So this may be some consolation and justification for continuing their “ƒ”¹…”struggle’ and collecting funds from their deluded […]

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Sri Lanka: a response to Kubes Navaratnam

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada 29 March 2012 The Editor THE EMBASSY, Ottawa  Editor Kubes Navaratnam in his Opinion essay Post-conflict Sri Lanka needs Canadian R2P, seems confused and is unable to see the forest for the trees.   He says that Sri Lanka has used the notion […]

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PLANS ARE AFOOT TO SEND AN ALL PARTY DELEGATION TO LANKA. my foot.

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Susantha Wijesinghe    There is a news item, that New Delhi  plans to send an all-Party Delegation to Sri Lanka, led by Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, in April, to press for stopping all atrocities against Tamils, and also to look into their living conditions, after the end of LTTE.   Who says there […]

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VILLAGE SKETCH—9 RATAGIYA MAHATTAYA: A HALFWAY INTELLECTUAL

Friday, March 30th, 2012

 Arcadius The poor villager stood at the doorway of his thatched dwelling.  He watched the flowering medium-sized murunga (billygoat plum) tree, which he had planted in the front-yard not too long ago. He absorbed the elegant beauty of its small, creamy-white flowers that dotted the spikes of its leaves. This murunga tree provided the man […]

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YOU SCRACHED MY BACK AND I SCRACHED YOUR BACK SO SAYS THE CORRUPT WOMAN

Friday, March 30th, 2012

By Stanley Perera It was during the last Presidential election campaign, the Terrorist Organisation LTTE    made a huge financial donation to Hillary Clinton.  Soon after this donation Hillary Clinton announced that there are good Terrorists and Bad Terrorists insinuating that LTTE Terrorists are good Terrorists because they made a financial donation to Hillary’s election campaign.  […]

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LTTE FIGHTERS WHO FLED THEIR MILITARY DEFEAT TRAINING MAOISTS

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana reporting from Los Angeles The recent statement that some cadres of  Sri Lanka’s crushed Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have joined Maoists of the Sothern Indian state of Karnataka is a process that continued to happen without any break with the fall of the movement back in 2009 by the Sri […]

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Postmortem on India-and our self respect

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

L. Jayasooriya The postmortem on India is still not over. Yesterday on March 26th Minister GL Peiris at a televised news conference using the most scathing words possible against India in the politest possible language and tone stated what Sri Lanka felt about India. That gives us some self respect which this government has denied […]

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Was English Common Law, French, US and International Law Derived from Sharia Law?

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Hameed Abdul Karim   When you think of the word “ƒ”¹…”law’ the images that come to your mind are of a stern looking judge seated on an elevated position in the centre of a court house flanked by a grim looking, if not frightened, members of a jury, lawyers dressed in their flowing robes quarrelling […]

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What happened in Geneva?

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

By Gunadasa Amarasekera-Courtesy The Island On 2nd March 1815, we ceded our sovereignty to the – greatest empire at the time-The British Empire- of which it was said “ƒ”¹…”the sun never set’. On 22nd March 2012 we were intimidated into taking the first step to cede our sovereignty to the most powerful empire of today””‚the […]

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Home for the aged club of ex politicos afflicted with dotage, now tendering unsolicited, gratuitous advice

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

By Mario Perera, Kadawata  Unsolicited gratuitous advice is now being tendered to Sri Lanka by members of an exclusive Home for the Aged Club. This self constituted club comprises former Heads of State of certain nations. They all bear the label EX. One of them is Nelson Mandela. He is an ex in more senses […]

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Sri Lanka, beware of the American Trojan Horse!

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Asada M Erpini After delivering a body blow to Sri Lanka at the 19th Sessions of the UNHCR in Geneva on 20 March 2012 on alleged human rights violations, the US is now sending a team of business leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors to Sri Lanka to enhance bilateral economic relationships.  Investors in business concerns are […]

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Lessons Learnt at UNHRC

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Ranjith Soysa In interpreting and understanding the defeat suffered by Sri Lanka at the UNHRC any fool will be able to conclude that the US led West prefers a weak and unstable Sri Lanka in order to meet the objectives of their geo-political strategy in South Asia. India too needs a weak Sri Lanka embroiled […]

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Sri Lanka: Cabinet Minister Says Caritas Wants Anarchy

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

March 28, 2012  Caritas yesterday dismissed allegations from a senior cabinet minister accusing the Church’s social arm of involvement in a major conspiracy to create anarchy within the country.  Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena said Caritas members had organized recent farmers’ protests and had gone to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva to speak […]

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Sri Lanka vote has hurt India’s credibility

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

G Parthasarathy Courtesy: Daily Pioneer (India) March 28, 2012 Wars and conflicts are almost inevitably bloody and marked by huge civilian casualties which the Americans describe as “collateral damage”.  Estimates of the number of Iraqis killed after the American invasion of Iraq, avowedly in order to rid the country of nuclear weapons which never existed, […]

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Psychosocial Problems of the Sri Lankan Child Soldiers

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge   Abstract      Using children in armed conflicts has been reported in many countries around the world.  Various rebel groups in Africa, Asia and Latin America exploit children in their armed struggles against their respective regimes. Often these children are kidnaped from their parents and indoctrinated, given brief training and along with the […]

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Sri Lanka to reject UN resolution, according to External Affairs Minister

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Asada M Erpini The media on 26 March carried a statement by Prof. G.L. Peiris that Sri Lanka will reject the resolution that was adopted at the UNHCR sessions in Geneva on 22 March. The statement is one of the most decisive and firm responses to the intrusive resolution that was spearheaded by the US, […]

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Never trust Indian back-stabbers

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

H. L. D. Mahindapala  There was absolutely no moral or acceptable reason for India to abandon its immediate neighbours in the SAARC and Asian regions and rush to join hands with distant America and the West to back the US Resolution against Sri Lanka at the 19th session of the UNHRC in Geneva. This attempt […]

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Restrictions Needed to Stop Tamil Nadu Brainwashing Local Tamils through Media

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Dilrook Kannangara It is no secret Tamil Nadu has emerged the sworn enemy of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankans other than Tamils are threatened, attacked and humiliated in Tamil Nadu. Even Tamils with different political views to that of Tamil Nadu are subject to harassment. Pilgrims, politicians, film directors, academics and many others from the island […]

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UNHCR Vote in Geneva – India opens a can of worms -Exposes operations of IPKF in Sri Lanka to criminal investigations and possible indictment for war crimes

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

By Senaka Weeraratna In calling for accountability for alleged war crimes on the part of Sri Lankan military personnel in the closing phase of operations against LTTE terrorism which were combined with humanitarian rescue of thousands of civilians trapped in LTTE controlled areas, India has opened a Pandora’ s Box.     It is unlikely that […]

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Geneva Outcome 2012: questions to the step-father of 13A+ in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

C. Wijeyawickrema There was a bakery owner that I knew who voted for AnandaTissa de Alwis in 1977. He was a Buddhist. One dayI told him thatATdeA was not a Buddhist. He could not believe that a Christian could have two very highly Buddhistfirst names and would not have voted for him had he knew […]

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Silence of UN, NATO’s killing of civilians & future of nations

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Shenali Waduge Libya extends over 1759540 square kilometres (679362 sq mi) and is home to 6.4million people. On 17 March 2011, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1973 on Libya proposed by France, Lebanon & UK. Regime change in Iraq took 8 years and trillion dollars, the Liberating Libya took just 7 months but NATO […]

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