Archive for March 8th, 2013

A Letter to the UNHRC at Geneva, March 2013 Our Lionel- How he disappeared from the face of the Earth

Friday, March 8th, 2013

By Garvin Karunaratne Former Government Agent, Matara District These days the term Disappearances is one of the main areas where the Sri Lankan Government is held accountable at the UNHCR at Geneva. In Colombo some Tamil families that have lost their dearest kith and kin are parading in the streets of Colombo, behaving as if […]

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Where are the next of kin of the supposedly executed 40,000–125,000 Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka?

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Shenali Waduge  The “experts” and “authorities” must have their say and certainly their voice is far more powerful than a country as small as Sri Lanka. They are the ones that make the laws, they decide who the villains and the heroes are, they can make heroes into villains and villains into heroes, they can […]

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Friday Forums’ selective tears an insult to our intelligence!

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Ernest Perera  Look here these Friday Forum fatigue needs a good dosage of ground realities. I am beginning to get sick and tired of these “know it alls” telling us what and how we should behave. We do not need their recipes because the public will be appalled to know exactly what type of track record this […]

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Rights of Sri Lanka’s Soldier’s vs LTTE Terrorists

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Shenali Waduge  In the current context of things it is imperative that we draw the lines between what and who are legal and what and who are not. With 32 nations including Sri Lanka having banned LTTE as a terrorist organization we would first like to have legal luminaries tell us what rights under international […]

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Asian educators should do more to de-Westernize social sciences, says Asian-American professor in forthcoming publication

Friday, March 8th, 2013

By Professor Shelton Gunaratne  Asian educators should cease to reify Western social science theories and models by creating their own.  My recent incursion into textbooks written in Sinhala for mass communication education in Sri Lanka showed unmistakable dependence on the Western masters and the authors’ lack of originality. I hope that the following excerpts from […]

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Two Letters Addressed to 47 Delegates from UNO Member States attending 22 Session of UNHRC, in Geneva

Friday, March 8th, 2013

By Charles.S.Perera His Excellency the Permanent Delegate of “¦”¦”¦..( delegates from 47 countries) ) Your Excellency   Most of the Developing countries  of today got their independence after the second world war.  They depended on their rich colonial rulers  for their development.  Though the wealth of these Colonial rulers came through the exploitation of the […]

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UNHRC Geneva Circus 2013 – A tragicomedy in verse

Friday, March 8th, 2013

by Manjuka Soysa —————————————– The annual circus is upon us One and all give us your focus Giants, clowns and freaks galore – prima donnas all not a single bore Here we gather to show the world that justice is alive and well With pride our hearts will swell Names be made and emotions stirred, […]

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President Rajapaksa pays respect to Late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

Friday, March 8th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma  President Mahinda Rajapaksa paid his respect to the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez this morning on 09 March by signing the book of condolence which is placed for the general public at the Embassy of Cuba at Anderson Road in Colombo.  On his arrival, President Rajapaksa was warmly received by Mrs Dr […]

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Time to save Sri Lanka – Unless BBS is contained and persecution of Muslims stopped country will be heading towards a catastrophe

Friday, March 8th, 2013

By Latheef Farook Muslim parliamentarians should either get their government to stop the persecution of Muslims or   leave the government if they have an iota of sell respect Time for Jamiathul Ulema to confine  to preaching and  leave the community alone. Isn’t it time that responsible Sinhalese wake up and save the country from the […]

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