Archive for November, 2012

Legislature cuts the Judiciary down to size

Friday, November 30th, 2012

H. L. D. Mahindapala Let’s face the reality as it is in our faces now. Both sides have taken their gloves off and are fighting with bare knuckles. The judiciary has taken  its glove off and dropped all pretences of fighting for “the independence of the judiciary”. It is now fighting in Courts for the survival […]

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NEXT OPPOSITION PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE!

Friday, November 30th, 2012

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Certain groups of professionals  are agitating  in the public arena with the sole intention of creating an anarchy in Sri Lanka.  Unfortunately these misguided groups are also equally well supported by some power hungry Buddhist monks who have been driving a secret political agenda.  Amongst many, Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero […]

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“WAR – LOSERS USING HULFTSDORP”- President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Chaminda Perera -Courtesy The Daily News * Has highest respect towards Judiciary * Some representing NGOs, foreign govts President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said some elements with vested interests, who could not achieve what they wanted through 30 years of conflict, are trying to achieve their sinister moves through Hulftsdorp. President Rajapaksa said he as a […]

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‘Roll of Honour’ of Tamil immigrants: 24 out of 26 arrested in Canada for fraud are Tamils!

Friday, November 30th, 2012

 Asada M Erpini The Durham Regional Police investigation, referred to in Lankaweb on 29 November, should be an eye opener to the human rights propagandists, and more so for the Canadian Prime Minister who wants his counterparts from other countries to boycott the Commonwealth Heads Meeting that is scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka […]

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Special screening of Ini Avan in Paris

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Media Release Embassy of Sri Lanka Paris On November 28th, 2012, a special screening of Ini Avan (Him, Here After), Asoka Handagama’s latest movie, was organized at Club Lincoln, in Paris, by Heliotrope Films. Premiered at Cannes 2012 as one of the films under the Association of Independent Cinema ACID (l’Association du Cinéma Indépendant pour […]

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Playing tennis in Hulftsdorp courts

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

H. L. D. Mahindapala  By its very nature impeachments rouse public passions to feverish pitches as seen in the cases of President Bill Clinton and President Ranasinghe Premadasa. One of the reasons is the high public profile of those impeached. Second, the process and the final decision, which are invariably politicized by both sides, intentionally […]

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It is the conduct of lawyers and judges that upholds the Integrity of the Judiciary

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Shenali Waduge An institute to be held in esteem must function and follow the principles of ethics and the fundamentals of integrity of their profession. Members of the Judiciary, the Legislature or even the Executive to be regarded as icons of integrity must function with integrity, ethics and high moral standards. When they do not […]

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Response to Fr. Emmanuel’s love for “Sinhalese Buddhists”!-Interview with Fr. Emmanuel by Sri Lankan Guardian/Nov 2012

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Shenali Waduge The man who rechristened Prabakaran “anna” as “Jesus Christ”, the LTTE as “soldiers of Christ” and LTTE suicide bombers as “martyrs” is none other than President of the Global Tamil Forum – Father S J Emmanuel now self-exiled in Germany and not the least piqued that he himself is referred to as the […]

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Intellectuals warn of NGO plot to destabilise govt

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

CHAMIKARA WEERASINGHE Courtesy The Daily News A panel of intellectuals from the Colombo University and Open University yesterday cautioned the public against attempts by some political groups and Non Governmental Organisations working to destabilize the government over the impeachment against Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayake. Colombo University Sociology Department senior lecturer Dr Jagath Wellawatta yesterday said […]

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Removal of Judges comes under the ambit of legislature – Ranil

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Courtesy The Daily News Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe asserted that the judicial power of the people lies with the 225 Members of Parliament. He said the judicial power of the legislature is vested in the Courts except the powers of Parliament and the privileges of Parliament. The Opposition Leader said when the 1978 Constitution was […]

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SPEAKER RULES COURT NOTICES INVALID-Future court notices to be treated similarly:

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Sandasen MARASINGHE, Irangika RANGE and Disna MUDALIGE-Courtesy TheDaily News Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa yesterday making a special announcement in Parliament said the purported notices issued to him and to members of the Parliamentary Select Committee (psc) are a nullity and entail no legal consequences. He said the ruling would apply to any similar purported notice, Order […]

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Parliament supreme, court cannot challenge impeachment motion – govt

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island Leader of the House, Irrigation Minister, Nimal Siripala de Silva yesterday told Parliament that there were no provisions in the Constitution or Standing Orders or any other law in the country to challenge the Parliamentary Select Committee, appointed to probe the charges against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranyake. Raising a […]

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ICAO Audit Reveals -Lankan Skies to be Safe & Secure

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Media Releasea– Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka A significant achievement by Sri Lanka Aviation in the air safety and security is contained in the Media Release, provided in the attachment. These achievements, we consider is appropriate to be brought to the notice of both national & international communities, industry associates, and those air travelers […]

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LIFE ABROAD – PART IV: THE TUBE tunnels and thunders through

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Dr.Tilak Fernando The London underground railway network (colloquially known as the ‘Tube’) is 150 years old and serves a considerable part of Greater London and some parts of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex through tunnels as well as sub-surface covering 253 miles while transporting millions of passengers on a daily basis. The whole network operates on […]

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Selection of Counsel suspicious – Golden Key protesters

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Jayantha de Silva Courtesy The Daily News Golden Key depositors who lost their deposits with it’s collapse, staged a noisy protest in the vicinity of Superior Court complex yesterday against the inclusion of two Attorneys – at – law and a President’s Counsel who appeared for Ceylinco Group chairman Lalith Kotelawala, to represent Chief Justice […]

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24 Canadian Tamils Arrested in Massive Fraud Bust

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

By Amit Gossai, Toronto 24 Tamils are among 26 people facing fraud-related charges in connection with a debit card forgery ring that garnered “tens of thousands” of dollars. The Durham Regional Police investigation, dubbed Project Off-Guard, concluded last week with tens of thousands of dollars confiscated and debt card forging equipment dismantled and seized, police […]

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PLEASE DON’T CRY

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Editorial The Daily News The day the opposition of this country finds better things to do, would certainly be a day of celebration. The wrenching sound of the latest breast beating fit of the UNP comes as a response to the launch of Sri Lanka’s first satellite into outer space. The General Secretary of the […]

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කැළඹුන කහවත්තේ සියළු ගම් විදුලියෙන් ආවරණය කිරීමට කඩිනම් පියවර.පළමු අධියර විදුලිබල නියෝජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යවරයාගේ අතින් අද ආරම්භ වේ.

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

මාධ්‍ය අංශය  විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්‍යාංශය රටකට තියෙන ලොකුම සම්පත තමයි ඒ රටේ ජනතාව. ඒ වගේම සෑම රජයකම තිබෙන විශාලම වගකීම තමයි තම රටේ ජනතාව ආරක්ෂා කිරීම. පසුගිය සමයේ කහවත්ත ප‍්‍රදේශයේ මහා ඝාතන රැුල්ලක් ඇතිවුණා. මෙම තත්ත්වය හේතුවෙන් මුළු ප‍්‍රදේශයේම ජනතාව මහත් කැළඹීමකට පත්වුණා. ජනතාවගේ මානසික ව්‍යාකූලත්වය හේතුවෙන් ඔවුන්ගේ එදිනෙදා කටයුතු වගේම අධ්‍යාපන, ආර්ථික ආදී […]

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Bar Association lobby Supreme Court to quash impeachment of CJ

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne Two moves in the past to impeach Chief Justices had worked without hiccups. And allegations against them were flimsy. For eg the charge against CJ Neville Samarakoon was a speech he made at a Tutory. According to the govt the charges against the incumbent CJ are serious. For eg the CJ had been accused of failing […]

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TNA wants international community to stop aid to Sri Lanka

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Asada M Erpini The Sri Lankan media report on 27 November that a Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP, during the debate on the 2013 budget, has called on the international community, mainly India and the US, to stop giving aid to Sri Lanka. The demand and the attitude of the individual, to say the least, […]

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TNA Parliamentarian’s threat of “Fast unto death”

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Asada M Erpini Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MPs, whatever they do or do not, keep the reader of Sri Lankan media amused. There is one named Adaikalanathan who is reported, on 27 November, to have said that he is ready to embark on a fast unto death unless there is a solution to the ethnic […]

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So much so for Indian Benevolence- India’s Silent War against the Adhivasees (Original Inhabitants )

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

THIS IS THE COUNTRY THAT TRIED TO DESTABILISE US BY HELPING THE LTTE. WE DESTROYED THEIR INTENTIONS AND THE ARCHITECTS OF THIS CONSPIRACY REAPED WHAT THEY SOWED! NOW THEY ARE LINING UP WITH THE USA AGAINST US, AGAIN TO DESTABILISE US WHILST CLAIMING A FALSEHOOD THAT WE HAVE COMMITTED GENOCIDE AGAINST TAMILS AND ARE TREATING […]

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CHINA AND LANKA before the coloniser

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Prof. W.I. SIRIWEERA-Courtesy The Daily News Sri Lanka had close contacts with China before the intervention of European colonial powers. The contacts between the two countries were mainly motivated to enhance direct and indirect commercial relations and direct cultural relations which helped exchange of Buddhist missions. The recorded evidence of Chinese trade relations with Sri […]

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The Role of Trust in the Killing of Innocent Civilians

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Washington D.C. (November 26, 2012) – Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), who recently led 26 Members of Congress in a letter asking the President of the United States to explain the legal justification for targeted killings, today released the following statement: “The CIA and the military use drones to drop bombs on […]

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Public Lecture on the “Trends in Indian Foreign Policy” by Dr. Arvind Gupta, DG, IDSA , New Delhi

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute is hosting a public lecture on the “Trends in Indian Foreign Policy” which will be delivered by Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director General of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. The event is jointly organized by the High Commission of India in Colombo and Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute and […]

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Gota’s War – a review

Monday, November 26th, 2012

By Don Wijewardana  It was only recently that I had the opportunity to read C.A Chandraprema’s Gota’s War.  Mahinda Rajapaksa successfully confronted the LTTE when all his predecessors failed miserably. One major factor that set him apart from the rest, was the pivotal role played by Gotbhaya Rajapaksa as the Defence Secretary.  As such it […]

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Civilian Casualties – International Laws and Sri Lanka Bashing

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Shenali Waduge  How many wonder as to the practicality of ONLY soldiers going through all the rules and regulations in an intense battleground situation when the terrorist enemy are not signatory to any international humanitarian laws and possesses the means to retaliate with brutality? When the enemy thrives and survives on its ability to kill […]

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Why on earth was TNA not banned after the elimination of terrorists ?

Monday, November 26th, 2012

By Charles.S.Perera Immediately after the elimination of the terrorists the political climate was conducive to the abolition of the TNA and the removal of the 13Amendment.  It was the  terrorists who  manipulated voting to have the candidates of the  TNA elected as MPs to be the voice of the terrorists in the Parliament.  After the […]

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The future of 13-A

Monday, November 26th, 2012

By Neville Ladduwahetty  November 22, 2012, 7:41 pm  – Island  The responsibility for the illegality/unconstitutionality of 13A should be collectively borne by the then Supreme Court and the then Parliament. When the 13A Bill was forwarded to the then Supreme Court, the only determination the Court was constitutionally required to make as per Article 120 […]

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WE DID IT SO CAN YOU! -Sri Lankan University Students in US respond to Amnesty’s Anti-Sri Lanka Campaign

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Sri Lankan University Students in US Sri Lankan Students Association of the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA organized an awareness event on Sri Lanka’s conflict and on post-conflict developments on November 15, 2012.  During the event the student group screened “Freedom Speaks” an independent investigative documentary about Sri Lanka’s conflict to an audience of university […]

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