Archive for March 15th, 2013

How does a sovereign nation respond when terrorists and supporters make accusations?

Friday, March 15th, 2013

 Shenali Waduge Sri Lanka lands itself in a precarious situation. Where have anyone heard of terrorists making accusations of human rights violations? The terrorists and their fronts make the accusations because they need to exist. The countries accepting these accusations do so because they can then use these as leverages to advance their agendas while […]

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Jayalalitha cries for Indian fishermen arrested for fishing in Sri Lankan waters!

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Asada M Erpini  “Angry Jayalalitha asks Indian PM not to embolden Sri Lanka” is the title of a news report in the local media that appeared on 14 March.  The well-endowed lady, at the helm in Tamil Nadu, should wake up from her dreams and enter the real world: the days when she mesmerised the […]

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Poaching: Gotabhaya alleges TN depriving SL fishers their livelihood-Highlights TNA’s failure to take it up with India

Friday, March 15th, 2013

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The  Island Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday said that a section of the Tamil Nadu fishing fleet had been propagating lies against the navy at the behest of interested parties, while poaching and causing immense damage to fishery resources in the country’s northern waters. The Defence Secretary said that much publicised […]

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Women’s Action Network Flays Sri Lanka Military

Friday, March 15th, 2013

 Asada M Erpini A report headlined “Sri Lankan group flays military role in civil life”, which  appeared in Deccan Herald on 15 March, and which was reproduced in the local media, shows that various groups and alliances emerge with the prime motive of denigrating the armed forces of Sri Lanka. Not surprisingly, all these allegations […]

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Bring no-confidence motion against Minister of Justice Rauff Hakeem

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Ashoo Amarasinghe  As an expat I wish to make reference to an article titled “Halal issue can pave the way to better understanding” by Ms. Sagarica Rajakarunanayake appearing in the “ƒ”¹…”Daily Mirror’ of 14 March 2013. My attention was drawn to the following lines in her article primarily because I have lived in Colarado Springs […]

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Statement at the Adoption of the Report of the UPR Working Group

Friday, March 15th, 2013

by Hon. Mahinda Samarasinghe M.P. Minister of Plantation Industries and Special Envoy of H.E. the President of Sri Lanka on Human Rights Leader of the Sri Lanka Delegation  22nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council Geneva 15 March 2013 Mr President,  My delegation and I join you this morning with a deep sense […]

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“CONNECTING WITH SILICON VALLEY”-INAUGRATION OF THE VIRTUAL LECTURE SERIES AT LAKSHMAN KADIRGAMAR INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS & STRATEGIC STUDIES

Friday, March 15th, 2013

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE LAKSHMAN KADIRGAMAR INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS & STRATEGIC STUDIES, (LKIIRSS) SRI LANKA The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations & Strategic Studies inaugurated “Connecting with Silicone Valley” the first series of its video lectures. Mr. Jerry Michalaski founder of REX: the Relationship Economy Expedition is a lateral thinker, pattern finder, […]

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