Archive for November 5th, 2012

Fallouts from the Impeachment against the Chief Justice

Monday, November 5th, 2012

P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne At the recently concluded14th session of the UNHRC, the British Govt had referred to the Impeachment motion of the Chief Justice, Shirani Bandaranayake. According to the govt, Britain and other interested parties overseas are protesting without knowing the specific charges and without knowing much about the issue. The CJ had been impeached over […]

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Minister Samarasinghe appreciates support expressed for Sri Lanka at the UPR

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN, Geneva Minister of Plantation Industries and Special Envoy of the President on Human Rights Mahinda Samarasinghe addressing the concluding session of Sri Lanka’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group in Geneva on Monday (5 November 2012), appreciated the interest shown by the 98 countries that made interventions […]

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Repealing 13A is Not a Choice but a Matter of Economic and Political Survival

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Dilrook Kannangara Voices against the 13A increase with time. Mockery of the 13A is seen from the predicament the country is on today which will take a heavy toll on each of the three pillars of governance; add to it the fourth pillar of provincial councils! Indeed, if provincial councils must be referred to pass […]

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Canada: on Sri Lanka’s Universal Periodic Report at the UN

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 4 November 2012 Hon. John Baird P.C., MP Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons, Ottawa Honourable Minister: Re: Canada’s comments on Sri Lanka’s UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review 2012. The report in Colombo Page of November 3 says: ” Welcoming the […]

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Justice R. S. Wanasundera: a gentleman of integrity and conscience par excellence

Monday, November 5th, 2012

By Dilshan Boange Courtesy: Sunday Island  I can still recall as fragments, the first “ƒ”¹…”conversation’ I had with Justice Raja Sirimevan Wanasundera PC. The crux of it was that a Coca Cola TV advertisement (from the USA aired back in the 1980s) showed a man who looked exactly like him. I was not even a […]

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Lankan Angel Network (LAN) Launched

Monday, November 5th, 2012

PRESS RELEASE The Lankan Angel Network (LAN) is being officially launched with the purpose of bringing together the Sri Lankan investor and mentor community and to scale the startup ecosystem. LAN has identified key challenges that entrepreneurs face at each stage of their life cycle and aims to enable them to overcome those obstacles and […]

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What a waste of money? Local news papers published in Kilinochchi has been thrown to the Waste Paper Baskets …

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Chalini from Killinochchi A local newspaper published in Kilinochchi has been totally rejected by the public. It was reported that a newspaper namely “Voice of the Nation” has been distributed amongst the public in Kilinochchi and public those received this newspaper have used them to rap food packets instead of reading them. Publishing of this […]

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