Archive for May 1st, 2013

NDP campaigns to boycott Commonwealth summit in Colombo

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 27 April 2013 Paul Dewar, MP (NDP Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre) Rathika Sitsabaiesan, MP (NDP Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Rouge River) House of Commons, Ottawa cc.  Mr. Kamlesh Sharma, Secretary-General, The Commonwealth, Marlborough House, London, UK Dear Paul and Rathika: Re: NDP […]

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Commonwealth failing on Sri Lanka, Baird says

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada  1 May 2013  The Editor THE OTTAWA CITIZEN  Sir:  You said that “Foreign Minister John Baird says that Commonwealth is failing its greatest test by letting Sri Lanka host this year’s leaders summit – but that Canada has no intention of leaving the organization.” […]

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A CIVILIZATION IN RETREAT- AN ASIAN PERSPECTIVE

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

 BY JANAKA GOONETILLEKE  INTRODUCTION  The news of today, whether it is the Bombs in Boston, gang rape of a young woman and her demise in India or the continuous wars in Afghanistan, Iraq or Syria, the violent demonstrations in Egypt and the continuous security checks are a reflection of the dehumanisation of the present society, […]

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Crackdown on Russia’s civil society after Putin’s return to the Presidency

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Frank Reitzenstein Courtesy Pravda April 14, 2013 Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International today released “Laws of Attrition – Crackdown on Russia’s Civil Society after Putin’s Return to the Presidency”. http://www.hrw.org/node/115058/section/2 Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International who watched NATO kill 50,000 blacks, women and children in Libya are agitating because the laws passed by the […]

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13th AMENDMENT INCOMPATIBLE with LLRC RECOMMENDATIONS on DEVOLUTION

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Neville Ladduwahetty The recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) have come to be accepted as the holy-grail by the International Community judging from the repeated references to it both nationally and internationally in complete disregard to the Government’s National Plan of Action that was developed by incorporating selected recommendations in the LLRC […]

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