Archive for January 12th, 2013

Rizana Nafeek we weep for you, and pray for a malediction to fall upon Saudia Arabia, may its oil wells burst into flames destroying it like Sodom and Gomorrah.

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

By Charles.S.Perera In a home in Sri Lanka  Rizana was still a little girl, where she would have not been short of tender love and affection.  In a Sri Lanka household a daughter brings untold happiness into the house.  As she blooms into woman hood she becomes a treasure  loved and protected. Rizana Rafeek the […]

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Rizana provokes new thinking on many fronts

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Courtesy The Daily News The execution of Rizana Rafeed has been correctly condemned by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a large section of the international community and important human rights organizations. It stands out as one of the worst examples of human brutality in the name of law and calls into question the strong defense made of […]

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Taking a page from the Rizana Nafeek Story – Is it worth sending our women to meet this fate?

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Anjalika Silva USA How many more like Rizana Nafeek will end up being victims of a barbaric system that cannot even be referred to as a “Justice System” because it is furthest from justice?  Sharia Law is just what it is and against women and even innocent women who are victims of rape that end […]

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Siobhain McDonagh: Sri Lanka and the UN responsibility to protect

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Asoka  Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario. K1J 6G1 . Canada 11 January 2013 Siobhain McDonagh, British Labour MP for Mitcham and Morden , South London The Parliament, Westminster, London, UK  Dear Siobhain McDonagh: I have just read the proceedings of the debate on 8 January 2013, on “ƒ”¹…”Sri Lanka and the UN […]

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The Psychological Impact of Political Violence in Sri Lanka

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge Of all the tasks of government, the most basic is to protect its citizens from violence.-John Foster Dulles Commonly violence is defined as the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual against oneself, another person or against a group or community that either results in or has a […]

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Black-coats instructing Supreme Court Judges

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

P.A.Samaraweera According to media reports, a group of lawyers called ‘ Lawyers Collective’ have urged Supreme Court Judges to resist the govt’s move to remove CJ Shiranie B. They have released a letter from TNA MP., Sumanthiran’s office to all Supreme Court Judges and referring to the Impeachment probe have said, “…We the undersigned earnestly […]

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Call for a Public Inquiry on the Law College Entrance Exam Results

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Shenali Waduge The growing controversy surrounding the Law College Entrance exam results is a serious issue that cannot be thrown under the carpet any longer. It revolves around the selection of 78 Muslim students, 3 of whom have topped the batch, 6 of whom are Muslim students within the first 10, and 28 of whom […]

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