Archive for March 9th, 2012

A Sri Lankan Response to Ms. Julie de Rivera, Human Rights Watch, Item 2: General Debate – Thematic reports of the Secretary-General and High Commissioner for Human Rights, 15th meeting 19th Session of the Human Rights Council

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Dr D.Chandraratna, Perth, Australia In her statement, Ms Rivera opined that the report of the Sri Lanka Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission falls short of the comprehensive accountability process recommended by the UN Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts and encouraged the Council to consider the matter. These are baseless allegations.  The report of the expert panel […]

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What will UN do about Human Rights Champions funding Terror?

Friday, March 9th, 2012

 Shenali Waduge Question: How can countries let alone the UN solve the problem of terrorism when the nations preaching human rights fund rebels & terrorists and diplomatically embarrass Governments for their inefficiency to curtail terrorism?  Answer: Terrorism is not meant to be solved, stupid! Wars generate money & opportunity even the undertaker is a happy […]

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VILLAGE SKETCH—6-KAMBURA: THE TODDY TAPPER

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Arcadius Legend has it that Andare, the court-jester who served during the reign of  KingRajadhi Rajasinghe (1782-1798), was once ambling along a footpath when he saw the village toddy-tapper guzzling a potion of liquor (palm wine) down his bulgy throat. Andare had smacked his lips and pleaded with the tapper for a draught to quench […]

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