Archive for March 17th, 2013

UNHRC cracking under overbearing weight of Navy Pillai

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

H. L. D. Mahindapala UNHRC is stuck in a crisis of its own making. It has begun to crack under the watch of Ms. Navy Pillai, the UN High Commissioner. It is time for her to get her act together and hold the scales evenly to preserve the image of the UNHRC as a credible […]

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USA Accepts UNHRC on a Collision Course with the UN; Strikes-Off “the Charter of the UN” from Draft Resolution

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Dilrook Kannangara USA has made a drastic change to the draft resolution on Sri Lanka presented on March 7. The opening paragraph which read “guided by the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and other relevant instruments”, has been changed to “guided by the […]

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Fitting Preamble for Proposed USA Resolution Against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

M. Gunasekera March 16, 2013 Hon.  Robert O. Blake Assistant Secretary of State for   for South and Central Asian Affairs Washington DC Honorable Robert O. Blake, I have been greatly impressed with the human rights record of the USA, and therefore undertook to assist you and your government in your move to admonish and […]

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TNA accusations of government changing demography of North and East!

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Asada M Erpni The leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), as all peace-loving Sri Lankans would expect, has come out with another of his allegations, as reported in the media on 17 March. The man, while accusing the government of “changing the demographic composition of the North and East”, continues that the response to […]

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Sri Lankan Monk Assaulted in Triuchi

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Ira de Silva London, Ontario, Canada The Editor The Hindu Delhi, India   Dear Sir:   I have just read the report of the assault on a Buddhist monk in Triuchi. The Indian government, the Government of Tamil Nadu and the Indian media must be so proud that they are able to continue to show the […]

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Sri Lankan Government should not take Halal

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

 – Simon Mascarenhas – Sri Lanka is a wise nation. Its Buddhists have seen the future where Europe has failed.  The Muslims went overboard in placing halal logos on paintbrushes.  The ACJU can be charged for extortion. Charging fees and issuing a certificate/logo when they are not legally allowed to do so.  Were Sri Lankan […]

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Video: Sri Lankan monk assaulted in Tiruchi

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

(The Hindu) A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, Pathberiye Gnanaloka Thero, was assaulted by members of Tamil outfits at the Big Temple in Thanjavur, in Tiruchi, India on Saturday. He was part of a team of students of the Institute of Archaeology of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), New Delhi, on a study tour. Later […]

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