Archive for November 17th, 2012

Obama’s mini revolution

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

H. L. D. Mahindapala  After the gruelling, 6-billion presidential election, America is sitting in the afterglow of a comparatively quiet revolution which has happened with a narrow margin, leaving America divided into two growling halves. The import of the election is yet to surface in full force. Eventually when it makes its presence felt it will stand out as the reference point from […]

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Telling the Truth : UN failed 20million Sri Lankans not the ghost estimates

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Shenali Waduge  Exactly what is the UN’s game plan in continuously subjecting Sri Lanka to the wave of harassment it has been subject to increasing as a result of eliminating a terrorist organization when UN in 30 years had done pittance to bring the peace it is mandated to do? Are these reports coming one […]

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Implications of President Obama’s Asian visit to Buddhist Burma

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Shenali Waduge  When the US declares a country is of “national interest” it should not be hard to guess the reasons why more so when President Obama himself is to arrive in Burma to start an obvious “US enters Asia” drive on 19 November 2012. The US wishlist is also clear “”…” it wants Burma […]

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Charles Haviland, BBC, Colombo: On last the last phase of the Eelam War

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 15 November 2012 OPEN LETTER  to Charles Haviland, BBC NEWS ASIA, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Dear Charles Haviland: I just happened to read your Analysis on the final months of the Tamil Tiger separatist war in Sri Lanka. Permit me to analyze […]

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Sri Lanka Army raises a fruit orchard at Manik Farm site

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Asada M Erpini  Manik Farm in Vavuniya was labelled by the LTTE supporters and the media correspondents from the West as a concentration camp or as detention centre. All that this anti-Sri Lanka brigade saw was that there were Tamil civilians behind barbed wire fences. The fact that these people who had been rescued by […]

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MANIPULATIVE CHRISTIAN CONVERSIONS IN SRI LANKA: SOME PERSPECTIVES

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

by Senaka Weeraratna  PREFACE  Buddhism which has been the moral and spiritual force in Sri Lanka in the last 2500 years, having survived a prolonged period (nearly 450 years) of persecution and discrimination directed at its adherents under western colonial rule, now faces a serious challenge from a growing Christian evangelical movement, represented mostly by […]

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Invitation to the Closing Ceremony and Cultural Show on Sunday,18th November, 2012 at Nelum Pokuna (Lotus Pond) Theatre of the Nena Guna Weduma: Sisu Diriya National Programme (Programme for Developing Leadership Skills of Students from Conflict-affected

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Dear Madam/ Sir, Office of the Director of Social Development Affairs to the President, Presidential Secretariat cordially invites you to the Closing Ceremony and Cultural Show (Performances by Students – Sisu Diriya Rangana 2012  and  Aru Sri Art Theatre Produced and Directed by Mrs. Arunthathy Sri Ranganathan) of the   Nena Guna Weduma: Sisu Diriya […]

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Decision To Hold The 2013 Commonwealth Meeting In Colombo Was Wrong- UK Foreign Affairs Committee

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Herold Leelawardena It is reported that ‘UK Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee’ is very concerned about Human Rights abuses in Sri Lanka. That is well and good, but at no time should we let them forget their own human rights violations of past and present. We should remind ‘the UK Foreign Affairs Committee’ to go look […]

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“Moves to repeal the 13th Amendment would damage Sri Lanka’s future” – Sampanthan

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Asada M  Erpini Dear Mr. R. Sampanthan TNA Leader  Your pronouncement that the moves to repeal the 13th Amendment (to the constitution of Sri Lanka) would damage Sri Lanka’s future, as reported in the media on 16 November, would not surprise any peace-loving Sri Lankan. The tax-paying Sri Lankans, the large majority of whom happen […]

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Sri Lanka’s Prison Riots : Media ethics

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Shenali Waduge For a country used to daily bombs, suicide attempts, assassinations and LTTE terror since May 2009 there has been little of such news to launch anti-Sri Lanka slogans. Many of the movements, organizations existing because of terrorist activity has had nothing much to report either so when something like a prison riot comes […]

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Commonwealth Secretary-General concerned about parliamentary move to impeach Sri Lankan chief justice

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Director of Communications and Public Affairs-Commonwealth Secretariat 15 November 2012 Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma today expressed concern about the recent move by the Parliament of Sri Lanka to impeach the country’s Chief Justice, Dr Shirani Bandaranayake. Speaking in London, the Secretary-General said: “The Commonwealth’s principal consideration is that the provisions of Sri Lanka’s constitution are […]

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