Archive for April 12th, 2013

India’s retired diplomat Hardeep Puri flays Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa brothers

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1. Canada 11 April 2013 (Editor of The Hindu.  Sir, kindly forward this letter to Mr. Hardeep S. Puri.  AW) OPEN LETTER Mr. Hardeep S. Puri    Recently Retired Senior Indian Diplomat, Class of  1974  Senior Diplomat at Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka, December 1984 “”…” […]

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WIMAL WEERAWANSA SHOULD MOVE HIS APPLICATION AGAINST THE 13A NOW

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Jayantha Liyanage, General Secretary, Sinhala Jathika Peramuna (SJP), Minister Wimal Weerawansa (WW) early this year on one Friday said that he is going to move an SC application against the 13A. But two days later on Monday he said that he is not going to move it because he belongs to one PSC committee therefore […]

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Army inquiry to civilian deaths is a joke, according to TNA

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Asada M Erpini  The response of Suresh Premachandran, an MP of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to the report of the army inquiry, as mentioned in the media on 11 April, is hardly surprising. Leaving the genuineness, objectivity and the veracity of the inquiry by the armed forces aside, the TNA stance has always been […]

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“US ready to support Sri Lanka”, says Kerry

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Asada M Erpini      For a change, the statement by the US Secretary of State, Mr John Kerry, on the occasion of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, as reported on 12 April, does not seem to have the usual innuendos and the threats that emanated from the likes of Hilary Rodham Clinton and her […]

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The bond of Buddha and all that it conveys is a bond between India and Sri Lanka which nothing can break

Friday, April 12th, 2013

MEDIA RELEASE Information Technology Division – Ministry of External Affairs Sri Lanka Inaugurating an exhibition of photographs titled “ƒ”¹…”Buddhist Heritage of Sri Lanka: a shared culture with India’ at the India International Centre in New Delhi on 9 April, Foreign Secretary of India Ranjan Mathai, quoting from a speech made by India’s first Prime Minister […]

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Trouble in paradise: The darker side of the Maldives

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Courtesy: The Independent (UK) Public lashings. Religious extremists seizing power. A gay blogger with his throat slashed. Few of the million annual visitors to the Maldives will recognise the hellish side of these heavenly islands Hilath Rasheed, the first openly gay and secular blogger in the Maldives, was about to walk through his front door […]

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Avuruddha Celebrations in Malaysia

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Avuruddha Celebrations in Malaysia   Sunday, 7 April 2013; 11.30am            Sanghika Dana in Memory of Departed Loved Ones Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields Sunday, 7 April 2013, 5.00pm            Transference of Merits to Departed Loved Ones Sinhala Buddhist Cemetery, Loke Yew Sunday, 14 April 2013; 7.30am            Avuruddha Blessing Service and Exchange of Gifts Buddhist Maha Vihara, […]

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British Airways resuming flights after 15 years sends a strong message of confidence in Sri Lanka – Dr Chris Nonis

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Media Release The High Commission of Sri Lanka London Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK, Dr Chris Nonis said that the fact that British Airways, the UK’s National carrier and third largest airline in Europe, has taken the decision to resume flights to Sri Lanka is an excellent index of their substantial confidence in […]

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19 Lankan Tamil refugees reprieved, will not be sent back to Sri Lanka

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Karthick S (Courtesy Times of India) CHENNAI: About 19 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who feared deportation after they being stranded in Dubai can breathe easy with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday refuting reports that they would be sent back home. “UNHCR is looking for a solution to resettle the 19 […]

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Tamil Nadu’s IPL overreach -Only the Ministry of Home Affairs can regulate the entry of foreigners into India

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Shivprasad Swaminathan Courtesy the Hindu Designating the letter written by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu to the Prime Minister as communicating a “decision” to “ban” Sri Lankan players, officials and support staff from participating in any Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket game in Chennai would be imprecise. Rather, it is a putative ban; a […]

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‘Buddhist philosophies are a way of life’

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Courtesy: Buddhist Channel CHENNAI , India — A day-long national seminar titled “ƒ”¹…”Philosophical Revisit to Buddhism in Tamil Nadu’ was organised by the Department of Philosophy, University of Madras, here on Wednesday. The seminar focused on how Buddhism forayed into Tamil Nadu.  Inaugurating the seminar D Raja, MP and National Secretary of the Communist Party […]

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