Archive for March 24th, 2012

India’s explanation why she voted for the US resolution against Sri Lanka

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 24 March 2012 Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India South Block, Raisina Hall, New Delhi, India 110011  Dear Prime Minister Manmohan Singh: Your statement explaining why India voted for the US resolution against Sri Lanka on March 22, 2012, at […]

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The Double Standards in Human Rights: People in Glass Houses throwing stones!

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D.(Michigan State) Former SLAS. Officer It is just reported that a US soldier, a sergeant at that- an experienced officer- not a rating has run amok going from house to house in a  village in Afghanistan killing sixteen innocent civilians, mostly children. The number injured in the shooting would  be far more. Now […]

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Over to you, Mr Savage!

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Dr Bandula Kothalawala London N7 Mr Bernard Savage, EU Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, according to the Island of 21 March 2012, has claimed that the grouping “promoted and defended human rights “ƒ”¹…”both within its borders and when engaging in relations with non-EU countries”. Understandably, Mr Savage’s intervention was carried through the electronic […]

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Ambassador Dayan Jayatilleka advocates implementing 13A

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Mahinda Gunasekera Canada   Ambassador Dayan Jayatilleka has once again advocated that Sri Lanka should implement the 13th Amendment in his article published in the Island newspaper on March 23, 2012.  He believes that it is the best way to countervail and neutralize the opposition from the anti-Sinhala extremists in Tamilnadu and the Diaspora and win the […]

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VILLAGE SKETCH—8-VEL VIDANE: ‘LORD’ OF THE RICE-PADDIES

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Arcadius It was perhaps the best of times. The best of times, I mean, for the Vel Vidane (Irrigation Headman). In a general sense, Pathegama was self-sufficient in paddy, and the Vel Vidane was more self-sufficient in the commodity in a particular sense. For this achievement was not the result of persevering industry involving his […]

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SL rejects claim of Indian ‘helping hand’ in Geneva

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island March 24, 2012, 7:15 pm  Sri Lanka yesterday strongly dismissed claims that India had intervened on behalf of the government  to thwart UN intervention by amending the US-sponsored United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution captioned “ƒ”¹…”promoting reconciliation and accountability is Sri Lanka’, though it voted with the US-Norway […]

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ICT Industry Special Interest Groups (SIG) Take a New Leap in Sri Lanka

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

PRESS RELEASE The Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL – www.cssl.lk) is organising many events and activities to support special interests within the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. The CSSL has formed multiple Special Interest Groups for this purpose. Special Interest Groups (SIG) are organised around different topics, areas or technologies within ICT to […]

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PEACEFUL CANADIAN SRI LANKANS HOLDS UNIQUE SOLIDARITY PROTEST

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

MEDIA RELEASE REPORT FROM CANADIAN SOUTH ASIANS FOR PEACE AND UNITY FORUM CANDIAN SRI LANKANS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS HOLDS A LARGE PEACEFUL SOLIDARITY PROTEST RALLY FRONT OF THE USA CONSULATE IN TORONTO, CANADA ON FRIDAY MARCH 16 2012. [PICTURES ATTACHED] “”…” 2nd Update: March 24 @ 2:00 pm. Canadian Sri Lankans from across the country along […]

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UNHCR vote in Geneva – Inquisitorial mindset still governs the Western countries

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

By  Senaka Weeraratna The US and European Union sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the UNHRC in Geneva on March 22, 2012 was adopted with 24 countries voting for the resolution and 15 against it. Eight countries abstained from voting. An analysis of the voting pattern at Geneva (with exceptions like India, a largely Hindu […]

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Too little too late in Geneva

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

By Gomin Dayasri  Losing in Geneva partly caused by our own undoing makes it imperative now to stand firm in safeguarding our sovereignty and protecting Sri Lanka from foreign interventions.  Message is short “”…” defy it diplomatically. No unwanted interference is permissible in our domestic sphere. Now is the moment for Sri Lankans to stand […]

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US sponsored Resolution against Sri Lanka passed – what next

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Shenali Waduge The world’s worst perpetrator of war crimes & crimes against humanity went to great lengths to canvass nations to support a Resolution on “accountability” against a UN member state that has been the only country in the world to eliminate terrorism. That Resolution was passed with 24 countries favoring, 8 abstaining & 15 […]

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