Archive for February, 2013

Extracts of US Congressman Eni F.H.Faleomavaega’s Statement to US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

By Charles.S.Perera Yesterday The US Secretary of State  of International Organisation Esther Brimmer spoke of another US Resolution to be moved against Sri Lanka, and said, “The Council’s work remains unfinished so long as Sri Lanka continues to fall short in implementing even the recommendations of its own Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission, or in […]

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Ranking Member of US Foreign Affairs Subcommittee questions Blake on Double Standards in US Foreign Policy toward Sri Lanka

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

 Congressman Eni F.H. Faleomavaega’s statement related to Sri Lanka: Ranking member of US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Congressman Eni F.H. Faleomavaega on Tuesday (Feb 26) expressed his deep concerns over the double standards applied in the US foreign policy toward Sri Lanka.  Speaking at the committee hearing on “The Rebalance to Asia: Why South Asia Matters” , […]

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SMOKE, MIRRORS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Editorial The Daily News Sri Lanka Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said it correctly but politely. Navi Pillay the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights sent her advance team, saying they will be preparing the ground for her own visit to the country on a later date. The advance party was given all the facilities, and the […]

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US Congressman on Sri Lanka resolution: RETRACT IT

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Accuses administration of practising double standards-Attempt to destabilize developing nations like Sri Lanka The United States of America should find a better way forward rather than United Nations resolutions to destabilise developing nations such as Sri Lanka while ignoring Human Rights abuses in nations such as Indonesia, “ƒ”¹…”where our geological strategic and military interests supersede […]

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UN Human Rights Council disassociates itself from the screening of ‘No fire Zone’ at the UN in Geneva

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN Geneva  The United Nations Human Rights Council has disassociated itself from the screening of the Channel 4 film “No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka” organized by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and FIFDH to be held on Friday (01 March 2013) in Geneva at […]

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Solution to Halal /Certificate & labels in Sri Lanka

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Shenali Waduge The halal certificate and halal label issue on virtually all packaging of both locally consumerable and export related food items needs to conclude. Objections arose questioning why companies should advocate a new practice of certification method and labeling to suit a minority religion when such was non-existent for centuries. Further, the only non-halal […]

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Aussie Courts Show the way to deal with Sharia in Sri Lanka.

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Walter Rajaratne  in Sydney. Four Islamic men in Sydney were found guilty by the courts for brutally whipping another Muslim man 40 times with an electrical cord as “punishment” under Islamic Sharia law for drinking alcohol. The judge who found the four offenders guilty at Sydney law courts today postponed sentencing for a future date. […]

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SOUTH AFRICA – THE KING OF JUSTICE

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Jay Pathbey USA Associated Press/The Daily Sun – In this still frame from TV and courtesy of South African Daily Sun newspaper, showing a South African man with his hands tethered to the back of a police vehicle being dragged “¦more  behind as police hold his legs up and the vehicle apparently drives off, east of […]

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‘The Revival of Buddhism in India ’ – Public Talk by Indian Buddhist monk Ven. Rahula Bodhi

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

International Buddhist News A Public Talk on the topic “ƒ”¹…”The Revival of Buddhism in India’ will be delivered by the reputed Indian Buddhist monk Ven. Dr. Bhadant Rahula Bodhi Maha Thera on Friday, March 1 commencing at 4.00 p.m. at the Head Quarters of the Maha Bodhi Society, Ven. Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Mawatha, Maradana, Colombo […]

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India, a client state doing its due in Geneva?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

by Gam Vaesiya, Canada There was a time when world leaders respected India as the leader of the `non-aligned’ nations, with `Bandung’ reverberating between the military power blocks. The west’s answer was to subvert Pakistan’s democracy and convert it to a client-state run by military bosses who answered Washington, and watched over India using Kashmir […]

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The Stupidity Of It All~ Will Diaspora Pressure On The Legitimacies Of Wiping Out Terrorism Prevail Or Will The World Bow Down To Their Cooked Up Presentations With Blinkered Vision?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

More Insight By Sunil Kumar February 28th 2013 Perhaps It needs to be shouted out from the mountain tops to a misguided world that the pressure being applied to Sri Lanka at the UNHRC from many quarters and wherever the Ugly Spector of the issue of antagonism against Sri Lanka raises its head are all sourced by […]

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Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe tells Geneva sessions: UNDUE PRESSURE ON ACCOUNTABILITY- SL needs adequate time to resolve deep ?rooted issues

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

UNHRC sessions in Geneva yesterday To some, reconciliation in the Sri Lankan context must be based principally on issues of “ƒ”¹…”retributive justice and accountability’, Plantations Minister and President’s Special Envoy on Human Rights Mahinda Samarasinghe said addressing the 22nd UNHRC sessions in Geneva yesterday. “This is just one aspect, but the overall dimensions of the […]

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And who looked after Prabakaran’s parents?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Shenali Waduge India is getting its media to relay photos of Prabakaran’s dead son and interviewing Callum Macrae producer of the latest documentary tarnishing Sri Lanka’s image but has conveniently forgotten how India’s Central Government refused entry to Prabakaran’s own ailing 79 year old mother (Velupillai Parvathi Pillai) with Indian policemen not even allowing her […]

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“Sri Lanka must devolve more powers to Provinces, and by extension to Tamils” says India

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Asada M Erpini The news item, in a Sri Lankan English journal on Wednesday, 27 February, reporting the statements and the opinions of the External Affairs Minister of India as regards Sri Lanka is full of inaccuracies and downright non-sensical pontifications. First and foremost, the Indian Minister is under the mistaken belief “”…” Wake up […]

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Why are our children disgracing the country by joining the anti-Sri Lanka lobbies?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

 Ernest Perera It saddens me to see how many of our children who are now grown up men and women holding important posts opt to take the path of ridiculing the nation that they were born in, the nation they grew up and a nation that holds good and bad memories for their parents and […]

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Rajapaksa haters have become Traitors

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

by Sarath W It is disgusting to read some of the anti Rajapaksa cartoons and mail circulating in the electronic media. Some stupid and ungrateful Sri Lankans are even happy that the US and it’s allies are talking about a motion against Sri Lanka at the forth comming security council meeting.Some of my friends from […]

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Alleged Murder of 12 Year Old Son of Tamil Tiger Leader

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Mahinda Gunasekera By E-mail 84 Tambrook Drive Agincourt, Ontario M1W 3L9 February 26, 2013    Editor Toronto Star 1 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario M5E 1E6 Dear Editor, Human Rights Watch Report Concerning Alleged Rape In Sri Lanka I wish to refer to the article written by Olivia Ward on the subject published in your newspaper […]

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Imam Mahdi’s love for the Prophet of Islam (PBUH)

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

by A. Abdul Aziz  (Given below is an excerpt of one of the recent Friday Sermons of Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Supreme Head of the world-wide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam, delivered at “ƒ”¹…”Baithul Futhuh’, London, U.K. gave a discourse based on the writings of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad – the Promised Messiah (on whom […]

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THE KADIRGAMAR INSTITUTE HOSTS SEMINAR ON “SRI LANKA’S OCEAN RESOURCE: OUR HIDDEN GOLD MINE”

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies  20th February, 2013, Colombo.  The Seminar “Sri Lanka’s Ocean Resource: Our Hidden Gold Mine” was conducted by the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies on the 20thof February 2013 from 2pm to 6 pm at the Kadirgamar Institute. The seminar brought together eminent […]

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An appeal to Delegates of Member States of UNO attending UNHuman Rights Council Sessions in Geneva.

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

 By Charles.S.Perera. Your Excellencies,  I am an aged  man from Sri Lanka. I have seen the beginning of terrorism to its end.  Terrorism in Sri Lanka lasted nearly thirty years.  During  those days the fear of death was  our  proverbial sward of Damocles.  We waited in fear until our children returned home from school. We […]

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Indo-US Geneva Resolution and Sri Lanka’s strategic options

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Shenali Waduge  The UNHRC Resolution against Sri Lanka is nothing about “accountability” “pace of implementation” or any of the gibberish international statements claims to project. If so, despite resolutions against Israel on “accountability” the UNHRC has done nothing against Israel. Instead Israel has broken ties with UNHRC completely. If every nation in the UN has […]

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A REQUEST TO THE RAJAPAKSE GOVERNMENT

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Shripal Nishshanka Fernando The whole credit of ending three decades of terrorism and safeguarding the lives of its people goes to the President Rajapakse and his government without any argument. Without doubt, President Rajapakse is the most courageous leader Sri Lanka ever had after the independence and can treat as the second father of the […]

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The people of Sri Lanka suffered from terrorism for thirty years

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Your Excellencies Respected Heads of Missions, Delegates, and Directors -by Charles.S.Perera The US State Department did not raise one voice against terrorism then . But now USA moves resolutions against Sri Lanka for violation of  Human rights of  terrorists. The terrorists in Sri Lanka for thirty years carried out massacres , assassinations, used human bombs  […]

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Does Christianization necessarily entail a diminution of nationalism?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

R Chandrasoma  This question is asked in the context of a problematic turn of events in our ancient and besieged Island – an island that has courageously fought off over the centuries repeated attempts to oust its indigenous religio-cultural belief-systems and ideology. That the battle is not over yet is proven by the fact that […]

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India commits a terrible folly

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Sandhya Jain Courtesy:  Daily Pioneer (India) March 27, 2012 By supporting the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka at UNHRC, India has missed an opportunity to project itself as a respected regional power. In an extremely myopic manoeuvre aimed at pleasing the world gendarme, India has aborted all chances of rising as a regionally respected power […]

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Keep Sri Lanka Clean, Keep The Indians Out!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Janaka Yagirala  Our politicians are famous for their monumental blunders. Therefore, it is our duty as the people of this country to stop them from happening in the first place. It was reported that the Minister of Agriculture was considering getting Indian farm hands on 3 or 6 month temporary work visas for the harvest […]

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UNHCR Meeting – Is it time to whinge again?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

by Sarat W During the past couple of weeks Lanka Web published so many articles complaining about the US, Western governments,  The BBC Channel4 and Indian attitude towards Sri Lanka in the coming UNHRC session.This has happened before and it seems all we can do is to complain about it.  The Sri Lankan government was humiliated at the […]

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Sri Lanka protests Screening of Channel 4 documentary in UN premises in Geneva

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN, Geneva The Sri Lanka Permanent Mission in Geneva has made formal protest against the screening of the latest Channel 4 documentary film “No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka” organized by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and FIFDH at the Palais de Nations in Geneva […]

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Social Balance and Population growth control

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Jay Deshabandu Population growth in our country did not catch much attention in the eyes of political and educated circles. Sri Lanka grew from two million in 1871 to over twenty million today. Given the size of the land area in the country, the population density is too high to sustain the economic development we […]

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A Peaceful Compromise on Halal: Charge an Equal National Peace Levy with Every Halal Certificate Payment

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Dilrook Kannangara Halal industry is estimated to worth $2.5 trillion world-wide. If nutrition or taste is considered, there is no difference between halal foods and other foods. The certificate guarantees halal compliance to locals, tourists, consumers in export markets and others who profess the faith of Islam. Multiple aspects of this issue should be looked […]

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