Archive for March 22nd, 2013

Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Disappointed with India after the UN Resolution

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada -(a dual citizen) 22 March 2013  Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa Defence Secretary of Sri Lanka  Office of the Secretary of  Defence Colombo.  Sri Lanka Dear Gotabaya Rajapaksa: I just read in today’s (March 22, 2013) Colombo Page which said “India disappointed us- […]

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A classic oxymoron: USA says its threat to Sri Lanka is expression of support

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

 Asada M Erpini On 21 March, a resolution, in effect condemning Sri Lanka or human rights violations, which was spearheaded by USA was adopted at the UNHRC sessions. It was supported by 25 nations that obviously are proud to be on the side of the greatest human rights violator on the planet today when it […]

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Indian hypocrisy and hypocrites exposed !

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne The United Nations Human Rights Council on 21 Thursday adopted the US sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka. From the 47 member council, 25 voted with the US, 13 against, 8 abstained and one was absent. So there were 22 who could not be bullied by the mighty US. As expected, the expert in playing […]

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The story of the 47 Ronin – The value of Honor

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

from a well wisher This is an inspiring true story set in 17th century Japan where the 47 Ronin died for their Honor. This story has many lessons: 1. I think the greatest is that we have to live for something worthwhile outside our self. I think of the billions of civil servants, workers, parents, […]

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India votes against, Pakistan for Sri Lanka at UNHRC

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

(courtesy Times of India) On Wednesday, as the government struggled to keep DMK back and save the UPA, it had ordered ministry of foreign affairs to move seven amendments against Lanka along with the US and other sponsors. This came out of a meeting between PM, external affairs minister Salman Khurshid, finance minister P Chidambaram, […]

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Indian Vote Against Sri Lanka in Geneva

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Ira de Silva London, Ontario, Canada  The Editor The Island Colombo, Sri Lanka   Dear Sir:   It was no surprise that India voted against Sri Lanka once again. What is galling to Sri Lankans is the fact that Sri Lankan and Indian officials continue to claim that India is a “friend” which it is […]

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India must stand by Sri Lanka in gratitude for protecting Buddhism and Buddhist culture for over two millennium – Indo – Sri Lanka Buddhist Network

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Senaka WeeraratnaJt. Co-ordinator Indo – Sri Lanka Buddhist Network Ven. Dr. Bhadant Rahula Bodhi Maha Thero, Jt. Co – ordinator of the Indo-Sri Lanka Buddhist Network, has issued a statement addressed to Indian Cabinet Ministers and Members of the Lok and Rajya Sabhas stating that at this important juncture ‘ we should feel that our great India […]

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Ambassador Aryasinha thanks countries that stood by Sri Lanka, says vote a rare moment of solidarity in re-constituted HRC for those who continue to believe in principle

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Permanent Representation of Sri Lanka to the UN Geneva Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha has said Thursdays vote on Sri Lanka in the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), had provided a rare moment of solidarity for countries that continued to believe in principle, to stand up and […]

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Grand Evening Charity Gala Featuring Sri Lanka’s Premier Band, Misty in Washington, DC

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Grand Evening Charity Gala Featuring Sri Lanka’s Premier Band, Misty in Washington, DC A Grand Evening Charity Gala in Washington DC to support Endowment Fund for Under-Privileged Students and Infrastructure Project at Royal College   Date:  April 13, 2013 Time:  7.30pm Jazz Hour and hors d’oeuvres Location:   Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 View […]

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RAJARATNAM’S YOUNGER BROTHER ALSO CHARGED WITH INSIDER TRADING

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

by Walter Jayawardhana The younger brother of jailed hedge fund manager Sri Lankan born Raja Rajaratnam has been charged by US prosecutors with conspiring in an insider trading scheme to cheat on Wall Street to earn nearly $1.2 million illegally. It was also later alleged that Rajaratnams had been generous contributors to the terrorist group […]

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Gordon Brown’s Shocking: “It Was the Right Decision”

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Forbidden Knowledge TV Gracious! Have we been bashing the bone- headed legal actions being promulgated  within the Good Ol’ USA a tad overmuch,  of late? No problem! On this monumental 10th Anniversary  of the Invasion of Iraq by Coalition Troops,  we can bash others today, starting with our  pals across the pond, with whom we […]

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My Lai 45 Years Later—And the Unknown Atrocities of Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Nick Turse On the anniversary of the infamous My Lai massacre, Nick Turse recalls the numerous, less-well-known atrocities that marked the Vietnam War, and asks which atrocities from Iraq and Afghanistan we will be remembering in 45 years.  March 17, 2013 Forty-five years ago today, March 16, roughly 100 U.S. troops were flown by helicopter […]

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