Archive for April, 2013

Casinos conflict with culture of Sri Lanka – Relocate them elsewhere

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Shenali Waduge The religious texts of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam all explicitly prohibit and discourages gambling and other such related vices. Nevertheless, numerous casinos have been operating in Sri Lanka over the years. It has now emerged that one of the world’s biggest and most famous casino operators is eyeing on setting up a mega […]

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The forum expresses disappointment over Canadian Government stance on Sri Lanka

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

CANADIAN SOUTH ASIAN FOR PEACE UNITY FORUM PRESS RELEASE We observed Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s stint at possibly changing the venue for November, 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka.  We also observed Foreign Minister John Baird’s immature biased statements highlighting a misguided Canadian foreign policy.  It is further […]

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“Thank you, US. Sri Lanka has more than two provinces that need help”

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Asada M Erpini A news report titled “U.S. support for community development in Eastern Sri Lanka”, which appeared in the media on 30 April, talks of the assistance given by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to build a public market and a bus station in Batticaloa. It mentions further that USAID previously […]

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Questions on the “Chef”- Student “Kumar” Enigma

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Kanthar P Balanathan 28th April 2013 Mr Trevor Grant Spokesman Tamil Refugee Council Dear Mr Trevor Grant It has befitted crucial to write, as stories emanating from the Tamil quadrants have reached beyond veracity. I am a SriLankan born Tamil, but a patriotic Australian, and I can confidently affirm that I comprehend our (Tamil & […]

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Prabakaran kept India out of Sri Lanka – why are we not doing the same?

Monday, April 29th, 2013

 Shenali Waduge India admits that initial training for Tamil militant groups including LTTE was given by India and that training continued from post 1983 to 1987 which is why the Indian Government took pains to remove details of India’s training from the Jain Commission report. Be that as it may, Prabakaran never trusted India and […]

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How to handle Western Media

Monday, April 29th, 2013

S de Silve – London Well, I have been a consistent critic of the incompetencies of the GoSL in the past in the handling of Western media.  However when the GoSL does it much better I need to applaud that  too “”…” and there is a lesson here for all Sri Lankan representatives abroad on […]

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Ban Hate Speech – Begin with the Bible and Koran

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Shenali Waduge Everybody looked forward to the Rally for Unity “”…” a vigil held in Colombo on 28 April 2013 to oppose hate speech. The event was marred and exposed by the reporting of BBC’s Charles Haviland who showed the hypocrisy of the entire exercise “About 500 people have marched through the centre of the […]

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The TNA And Pro-Eelamist Diaspora Are Singing In Unison Calling For Venue Change Of CHOGM Which points To An Anti Government Conspiracy Involved!

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Insight By Sunil Kumar April 30th 2013 It seems to be a travesty of justice that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has been tolerated as Parliamentarian and given any political rights in Sri Lanka as these are the very same deadbeats who once openly supported and carried banners for the treacherous terror group the Tamil Tigers until they […]

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Sri Lankan Abuses Spur Ottawa to Eye Boycott of Summit

Monday, April 29th, 2013

 Mahinda Gunasekera Tambrook Drive Agincourt, Canada April 27, 2013 The Editor Globe and Mail Toronto Dear Editor, Sri Lankan Abuses Spur Ottawa to Eye Boycott of Summit Your news report of April 26th speaks of Canada’s failure to convince other Commonwealth members at the Ministerial Action Group in London to move the venue of the […]

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Harper in Commonwealth staredown

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada  April 27, 2013  The Editor The Ottawa Citizen  Sir: It was only yesterday (April 26) that you reported that ‘UN reviews Canada’s record on rights.  Will bring up murders of aboriginal women.’ And today you report that ‘Harper in Commonwealth staredown. Canada likely to […]

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Sri Lankan Abuses Spur Ottawa to Eye Boycott of Summit

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Ira de Silva London, Ontario Canada The Editor Globe & Mail Toronto, Ontario. Dear Sir:                             Re: Sri Lankan Abuses Spur Ottawa – April 27,2013 The news report states that Mr. Harper’s representatives emerged from the meeting of the Ministerial Action Group […]

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How Harper’s ancestors “kill the Indian in the child”

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Herold Leelawardena A Canadian Indian Michael Cachagee did spent 12 years in three different schools from 1944, Associated Press said as he said: “I was beaten. I was put in tubs of hot water. I suffered great pains of hunger. I was force-fed rotten food.” Michael Cachagee added: “The intent was to destroy the Indian.” […]

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Moving Commonwealth Summit from Sri Lanka

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Ira de Silva London, Canada   Mr. Harper, the Canadian Prime Minister, has been saying that he would prefer Sri Lanka to not hold the Commonwealth summit since before the last meeting in Australia in 2011. It is not just a “hint”, it has been his stated policy that he would not go to Colombo unless the GOSL […]

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Dayan’s gods and theories that failed

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

H. L. D. Mahindapala My friend Dayan Jayatileka ‘s latest book Long War, Cold Peace is exactly what I anticipated it to be: 1. overloaded with quotes from the Marxist mafia; 2. an equal measure of theoretical puffery; 3. self-contradictions; 4. self-congratulatory passages; 5. the least amount analysis of the historical roots that preceded the official […]

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Why the 13 th Amendment is inimical for our development and how it will create a separate State

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

By Garvin Karunaratne Former Government Agent Matara District..  I have in several of my Papers detailed as to  Why the 13 th Amendment should be abolished. I have detailed my experiences in my eighteen years’ service in the Administrative Service implementing development programmes islandwide. To state briefly if I were to work in either the […]

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Canada’s Persistence In Haranguing Sri Lanka Over the CHOGM Meeting Leaves Much To Be Desired.

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Insight By Sunil Kumar April 30th 2013 While it is the prerogative of the Canadian Government to launch any attack on Sri Lanka’s “appalling” record on democratic accountability based on how Canada percieves it, perhaps in a myopic and distorted perspective relative to assumed “human rights abuses”, Canada has also chosen to create controversies which merely […]

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Cancel CHOGM – Disband the Commonwealth – Honor Reparations for 50 plus nations

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Shenali Waduge The decision to hold the 23rd Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting or CHOGM in Sri Lanka was endorsed by a proposal made in 2009 by the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the CHOGM summit held in Trinidad and Tobago. But in an “All together chorus” the bandwagon of almost the same people […]

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Bodu Bala Sena and Mrs. Chandrika

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

C. Wijeyawickrema I have always felt sympathetic toward the three Bandaranayake children because their father was killed cruelly and they suffered tremendously in their younger days because of that.  Mrs. B could not handle them well as a single mother because she also got forced into politics by the circumstances. There was a baby sitter […]

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Bodu Bala Sena and the global context of Islamophobia

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Chandre Dharmawardana The Bodu-Bala Sena (BBS) is a political movement crystallizing mainly around Sinhala-Buddhist advocates of strong anti-Islamism. The knee-jerk reaction of opportunist political observers is to regard this as an example of a majoritarian populace behaving brutally, after having `caused Sinhala-Tamil terror’ by allegedly provoking the Tamils with “ƒ”¹…”Sinhala-only’ discrimination. The BBS has also […]

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I can demonstrate how to save energy but cannot force you unless you want to. How many men could make a donkey drink?

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Dr Hector Perera       London Energy like gas and electricity do not come for nothing, they cost you something, and somebody has to pay. Fortunately the energy from sun comes for free but cannot harness enough for nothing unless there are right equipments. For countries such as Sri Lanka no energy is used to warm their […]

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Who are the Presstitutes?

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Shenali Waduge Press-titutes is a term coined by Gerald Celente combining the words Press + Prostitute and has been defined by the Urban Dictionary as “a member of the media who will alter their story and reporting based on financial interests or other ties with usually partisan individuals or groups”. An alternate definition of a […]

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The Allegations And Cooked Up Stories Continue Fuelling The Flames Of Conjecture But Where’s The Proof?

Friday, April 26th, 2013

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial April 28th 2013    What a climate of lies and innuendo !!! one might surmise in some cases of expatriate Tamils visiting Sri Lanka  and returning to their adopted domiciles  when stories of capture, torture and mistreatment which somehow cannot be substantiated with proof  surface yet sufficient to fuel all the flames of accusations […]

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Anglo-American Belgian culpability for the murders of African martyr Patrice Lumumba and UN Chief Dag Hammerskjold

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Shenali Waduge Sri Lanka They plundered nations of Africa, Asia and Latin America. They divided nations and people. They ransacked nations, brutally murdered and quelled every effort made by indigenous people to safeguard their lands from Western European intruders. They did this carrying the Bible in one hand and the sword in the other. They […]

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LIFE ABROAD – Part 25 :Penny Pinchers

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Dr. Tilak Fernando Two of the most hilarious experiences within a month of my arrival in London had slipped away from my memory, and thought of refreshing it in part 25. Shah was an Indian teacher who had come on a work permit to Britain and settled down with his family (two young children) in […]

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Armed forces have every right to acquire any land in the country

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Asada M Erpini  It is time that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) accepts, whether the Tamil group likes it or not, that private lands have to be given over to the state if the latter considers it necessary.  The report in the media on 25 April titled “Major Tamil party in Sri Lanka threatens continuous […]

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THE FUNDING OF THE NGOs by the WEST

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

From Defence Column of Keerthi Warankualsuriya  of Sunday Divaina The traitorous role played by the countries like the USA, Switzerland , Germany, Norway, Sweden , the UK and France in aiding and abetting anti “”…” Sri Lankan NGO forces is now exposed. In May 2009 the terrorists  were  defeated in Sri Lanka. Yet , the […]

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Stephen Harper on Terrorism

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 24 April 2013 The Editor  THE OTTAWA  CITIZEN Sir: Not being a political-scientist you have confused me with your reporting in the news item, Anti-terror bill debate wraps up, when you say: “In the House of Commons, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said terrorist threats […]

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Hon President Mahinda Roajapakse – You are missing the Boat and the Plot

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Nandana Wijeratne. The writings on the wall are very clear – The President and his Government are going in the wrong direction. What we cannot understand is who is leading him in that wrong direction? Surely a man who managed to fight off all the foreign pressures during the war whilst brother did the needful […]

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John Argue of Amnesty International, Your speaking at the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam Fund raiser

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 23 April 2013 John Argue Amnesty International Dear John: Since I am opposed to any bunch of ugly-separatists trying to break up Sri Lanka for their mythical mono-ethnic, racist, Tamil separatist state, Eelam, I suppose you owe me an explanation, how you ended up at the Transnational […]

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විදුලි ගාස්තු සංශෝධනය

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

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