Archive for February 26th, 2013

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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The Disappearance Of The Disabled LTTEers

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

By Camelia Nathaniel Reporting from Mullaitivu Courtesy The Sunday Leader Although there has been much spoken about those disabled in the government forces, little has been heard or said about the disabled LTTE cadres that were injured during the war that plagued the country for three decades. While the government troops are said to have over […]

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