Archive for March 2nd, 2013

QC Geoffrey Robertson you have got your facts wrong.

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

By Charles S. Perera Geoffrey Robertson, you are a well known lawyer, but you are way off the mark in your defending Shirani Bandaranayake the impeached Chief Justice of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is being discredited and vilified in Geneva in view of a resolution USA is supposed to move against Sri Lanka at the […]

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The changing role of the United Nations: From enabler and developer to that of a policeman. The Double Standards of the Superpowers.

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

By Garvin Karunaratne  Ph.D(Michigan State University)  Formerly  of the SLAS. Currently in Geneva  in the Sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council(UNHRC) we are seeing in action a United Nations that has become the policeman of the world, and that too on a double standard basis. Gone are the days of the Fifties and […]

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Tribute to Dr. D.V.J Harischandra – Consultant Psychiatrist

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge York University Canada I first met Dr. D.V.J Harischandra in 1998 when he came to deliver a presentation on Euthanasia at the Brown’s Beach Hotel in Negombo that was organized by the Clinical Society of the Negombo Hospital. On that day he gave an outstanding presentation on Euthanasia and Medical Ethics […]

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UNHRC 2013 Procedural Resolution Means 2012 Resolution Useless

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Dilrook Kannangara UNHRC has been ridiculed by many UN members over its short life span. The conduct of UNHRC violates the UN Charter on members and as a result it has become ineffective. Unlike the UN or the UN Security Council, the UNHRC cannot impose any real punitive measures on any country. According to USA, […]

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Bodu Bala Sena monks storm Colombo abattoir and found illegally butchered animals including water buffaloes

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Sri Lanka News A group of Buddhist monks from the Buddhist pressure group “Bodu Bala Sena” stormed a Colombo abattoir today and found that the meat being distributed from the location is from animals slaughtered without a license in the other part of the Island. The monks claimed that the meat of over 300 animals which […]

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GUNARATNE RESPONDS TO HIS CRITICS

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

By Shelton Gunaratne  Responding to my review essay on paticca samuppada  (Lankaweb, 25 Feb. 2013) commentator Ben Silva shouts, “BUT IN SCIENCE WE NEED VERIFIABLE EVIDENCE AND A SOLID BODY OF THEORY, obeying known laws of nature. Is journalist Shelton G an expert on molecular biology, genetics, epigenome field etc. to talk about the mechanics […]

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Chemistry from day today life and application of science in energy saving cooking

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Dr Hector Perera                London Sometimes the students need some day today examples to remember certain things in chemistry. To some students this subject chemistry is little mysterious to understand because the name also sounds like che-mystry. There are plenty of reactions taking place in the surrounding, including at home but unless they are explained in […]

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BUDDING SCRIBER

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Dr.Tilak Fernando As a schoolboy I was fascinated with writing Sinhala Kavi and short stories, some of which got published in Sinhala news papers to my surprise! It was D. B. Dhanapala, the veteran journalist and Editor at Independent Newspapers Group, who encouraged me to sharpen my refractive areas in communication when he published five […]

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