Archive for February 28th, 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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