Archive for March 1st, 2012

US Ambassador Butenis’ underhand means of creating Communal disharmony.

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

By Charles.S.Perera Ambassador Butenis says USA is not an enemy of Sri Lanka, but with friends like USA Sri Lanka need not have friends. Ambassador Butenis has started something called ” effective development” which is described as “means empowering communities and countries to chart their own future”.   An embassy of a foreign country is there to […]

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Sri Lanka’s problems are starting only now!

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Shenali Waduge For three decades Sri Lanka was battling a terrorist problem that camouflaged itself as “ethnic” primarily to buy time and made possible by inefficient political leaders & bureaucrats unable to give proper advice. We have succeeded to discard the “terrorist” element from the “ethnic” but we now return to square one “”…” this […]

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Calls by International Community for accountability measures in Sri Lanka and stance of TNA

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Asada M Erpini The Thirteenth Amendment, and whatever that comes after that, is the catch phrase for solving all the problems of Sri Lanka, or so it seems to the TNA and its supporters of all colours based in the affluent countries. It is unpardonable that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) projects its own intransigence […]

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Exclusion of Asia Pacific Group Nominee Maj. Gen. Shavendra Silva from SAG

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

SRI LANKA UNITED NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CANADA  Madame Louise Frechette Chair of the UN Senior Advisory Group On Peacekeeping Operations 405 East 42nd Street UN Headquarters New York, New York 10016, USA  Dear Madame,  Exclusion of Asia Pacific Group Nominee Maj. Gen. Shavendra Silva from SAG  We are shocked to learn that you have debarred Major […]

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DRUG –TRAFFICKING IN CENTRAL ASIA

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER US Department of State says in one of its recent reports regarding drug trafficking in the Central Asian states, “The Central Asian states that border Afghanistan are facing a significant threat from illicit narcotic drugs transiting from Afghanistan. Violent extremist groups from Afghanistan and Pakistan threaten stability in the region, with drug […]

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War crimes allegations against Sri Lanka

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Herbert A. Aponso, Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics, University of Peradeniya-Courtesy The Island  February 29, 2012, 7:34 pm A protest against the US resolution against SriLanka to be moved at the UNHRC session now on in Geneva. (File photo) The present situation regarding the alleged violation of human rights / war crimes has reached a crisis, […]

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Power devolution and control of land

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

By Dr. M. A. Mohamed Saleem & Arjuna Hulugalle Mahatma Gandhi Centre,  Sri Lanka Courtesy The Island  February 29, 2012, 8:16 pm TNA MPs led by R. Sampanthan address the press. (File Photo) By Dr. M. A. Mohamed Saleem & Arjuna Hulugalle Mahatma Gandhi Centre, Sri Lanka Recently a number of articles drew attention to […]

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‘Our lives in their hands’

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Dr. Tilak Fernando SriLankan Airlines recently awarded ‘Wings’ to a batch of cadet pilots after a stringent training programme. They obtained the CAASL licence (Civil Aviation Authority), a globally recognised certification. The Nations’ flag carrier recruits two cadet batches each year for training and presently has a total strength of approximately 267 pilots serving in […]

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Failed teachers’ wrong lessons

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Editorial Island ( Sri Lankan Paper)  Russia on Wednesday slapped the swashbuckling international bullies right across the face in Geneva much to the relief of their hapless victims. Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Gennady M. Gatilov did not mince his words when he condemned sinister attempts by some countries to transform the UNHRC into […]

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Asia group of NAM backing Sri Lanka

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Chaminda PERERA Courtesy The Daily News Commission appointed to create closer amity between the communities:  Despite lobbying by the US and several Western states against Sri Lanka, the Asian group of the Non Aligned Movement yesterday expressed unreserved support for Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva. The members of […]

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Let us know the president’s advisors

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

B S Perera Courtesy The Island  We have seen many instances when some major thing happens in the country in a wrong way some used to say that president Mahinda Rajapaksha would not be aware of it and his advisors had not briefed him about the matter. It is a shame if the country’s President […]

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US foreign policy driven by game-theoretic analyses not by morals or fair-play

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

by R Chandrasoma Courtesy The Island  March 1, 2012, 7:44 pm Notice that vast areas of the globe that wallow in misery and strife are ignored because there is no security threat to the Global Leader. Mexico is a classic example of the social chaos caused by drug-dealing, rampant corruption and poverty-driven social chaos. Has […]

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US holds back anti-SL resolution in Geneva

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

By Shamindra Ferdinando in Geneva Courtesy The Island  The US yesterday held back a statement scheduled to be made on Sri Lanka.  Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights Maria Otero was earlier scheduled to speak at 10. 30 a.m. Geneva-based diplomatic sources expressed surprise at the eleventh hour cancellation of […]

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POLITICIZATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL NOT IN THE INTEREST OF DEVELOPING WORLD – PROF PEIRIS IN DISCUSSION WITH FOREIGN MINISTER OF NIGERIA

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Ministry of External Affairs Countries emerging from painful conflicts and renewing their commitment to economic and social development after the eradication of terrorism, deserve understanding and sympathetic support from the international community, not judgmental attitudes buttressed by pressure which erodes the dignity and self-respect of developing nations, Professor G.L.Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, said in […]

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