Archive for May 28th, 2012

“Ask the British High Commissioner” to bug… off

Monday, May 28th, 2012

H. L. D. Mahindapala Are the Western diplomats given too much of licence to dabble in domestic affairs which is none of their business, to begin with? Take the latest case of John Rankin, the British High Commissioner. Is it any of his business whether Sri Lanka stations its troops in the north, south, east, […]

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Batticaloa Resolution 2012 of TNA Calls for Unitary Tamil Elam

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Dilrook Kannangara It is Vadukoddai (Batakotte is the historical name) Resolution part two. For strategic reasons, TNA (ITAK) chose the Eastern city of Batticaloa. Faced with imminent annihilation of Tamil domination at the next Eastern Provincial Council election to be announced shortly, TNA leaders are struggling against all odds to keep their dream homeland in […]

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Whether Or Not The Constitutions Of The Tamil Parties In Sri Lanka Seek Secession Should be Of No Consequence To The Administration Based On Legality!

Monday, May 28th, 2012

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial May 29th 2012 Interestingly, whether it is due to a lack of cognizance and aversion to reality or basic apathy, the rhetoric that comes out of Tamil politicians in Sri Lanka seem to be careening erratically on a path which makes little sense towards rationalities as self assumed captions and imagined entitlements seem […]

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Human Rights : US vs China

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Shenali Waduge The buzz word is human rights and it has found itself a perfect tool and political instrument to advance western imperialism and usurp the sovereign status of nations. Countries that have committed and continue to commit human right abuses have in essence no moral, legal or political right to accuse others. The US […]

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Gotabhaya makes it clear

Monday, May 28th, 2012

L. Jayasooriya A foreign correspondent who interviewed Gotabhaya very aggressively today on the 28th May asked him why Sinhalese are settling down in predominantly Tamil areas to which Gotabhaya reacted very appropriately and told him that any citizen can buy property and settle down anywhere in the country he wants. He then pointed out to […]

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HINDU SAYS SAMPANTHAN’S PARTY STILL RETAINS SEPARATE STATE notion in its constitution

Monday, May 28th, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana The Ilankai Thamil Arasu Katchi (The tamil name for Sri Lanka Tamil Government Party) has refused to revisit its constitution which seeks the establishment of a separate stateat its 14th National Convention in Batticaloa recently charged the Hindu newspaper. “In short, TNA leader R. Sampanthan’s gesture in Jaffna on May 1 “”‚ […]

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RUSSIA PUBLISHES ITS FIRST ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF BUDDHISM

Monday, May 28th, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana Russia has announced that they have published “The first encyclopaedia of Buddhist philosophy”  where Buddhism has seen a revival after the collapse of Communism. “The encyclopaedia analyses the philosophical aspects of Buddhism in the context of different civilisations, cultures and religions, including Hinduism, Christianity and Islam”, a report said.   Kalmykia state […]

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BUDDHIST ART FROM ANDRA PRADESH

Monday, May 28th, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana Kappan Kishan is a Buddhist artist from Telangana province of Andra Pradesh, South India. The people from the region like to call their area as the seat of Buddhism in India. “These women, according to me, are devotees of Buddha. In this series, you can see them painting Buddha. Andhra Pradesh is […]

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Participation at the World Economic Forum on East Asia from 30th May- 01st June 2012.

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Press Release-Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS) Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Executive Director of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS) will participate as a Young Global Leader (YGL) from Sri Lanka in the World Economic Forum on East Asia 2012 held from 30th May to 1st June, 2012 […]

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