Archive for June 30th, 2012

Tale of Tamils tortured in totalitarian Terroristan of Jaffna

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

 H. L. D. Mahindapala  Beneath the serene veneer of the haunting landscape of Jaffna lurked the perennial political culture of unrelenting Tamil  violence and oppression that deprived a segment of  its disadvantaged human beings  — euphemistically labelled as “minorities” by the Vellahla overlords  — the basic right to walk the earth with dignity. The denial of the basic rights to the Tamils is […]

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2007, the Year Geopolitics Changed the War on Terror in Sri Lanka

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Dilrook Kannangara Now it is an open secret India was behind the financing, arming, training, protection and proliferation of the LTTE. India banned the LTTE as a terrorist organization in 1991 following the bombing of the former Indian PM Gandhi. However, India still had many uses of the LTTE and didn’t hesitate to get them. […]

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Proposed airport at Kundasale

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Linda van Schagen Courtesy The Island June 20, 2012, 6:29 pm Plan for the airport I am writing to vehemently oppose the construction of an airport in the agriculturally rich environment of Kundasale which I understand requires over 100 acres, for the following reasons: Kundasale is a very verdant and lush area, and I believe […]

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Sri Lanka “somewhat serious about doing something’’ says Menon aide TNA negative on Parliamentary Select Committee

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

By S Venkat Narayan Courtesy The Island NEW DELHI, June 30: India’s National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon returned home from Colombo late on Friday night after day-long confabulations with the Rajapaksa Triumvirate””‚””‚President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brothers Basil and Gotabhaya””‚-without any clear idea about their government’s future plans for political reconciliation within a specified time-frame. […]

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The Visit of Shiv Shankar Menon

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Senex -Courtesy The Island June 29, 2012, 7:50 pm The visit of Shiv Shankar Menon to Sri Lanka is an opportunity to emphasize our commitment to close and cordial relations with India in the context of good neighbourly relations with South Asia as a whole. This is particularly so on economic and social issues. But Shiv Shankar […]

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Asoka Weeraratna’s contribution to the spread of Buddhism in Germany

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

by Senaka Weeraratna (A Foreword to a Booklet published in year 2000 entitled ‘ The Necessity for Promoting Buddhism in Europe’ by Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi being the Keynote Address delivered at a Public Seminar held on July 2, 2000 at the Mahaweli Centre Auditorium in Colombo to commemorate the first death anniversary of Ven. Mitirigala […]

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SRI LANKA WILL CONTINUE TO BENEFIT WITH US DUTY FREE ACCESS FOR GSP ELIGIBLE PRODUCTS – US CLOSES GSP WORKER RIGHTS REVIEW OF SRI LANKA

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Sri Lanka Embassy Washington DC-Press Release  This welcoming news will take the US- Sri Lanka relations to new heights “”…” Ambassador Wickramasuriya United States   closes GSP Worker Rights review of Sri Lanka without any change to Sri Lanka’s GSP trade benefits. United States Trade Representative Ambassador Ron Kirk revealed this afternoon   that USTR has closed […]

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LTTE was engaged in the drug trade to finance themselves – Kohona

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Courtesy The Island June 29, 2012, 9:12 pm Drug Trafficking was one of the main sources of finance for the LTTE terrorists as reflected in the World Drug Report 2012, says Dr. Palitha Kohona, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations. He was addressing at the UN General Assembly Thematic Debate on “ƒ”¹…”Drug […]

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