Archive for May 19th, 2013

Awaiting Indictment of Allied Forces for strategic bombing and planned starvation of German CIVILIANS

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Shenali Waduge The topic is accountability. The question is why has there been zero accountability of crimes against humanity committed by Allied Forces which specifically targeted civilian populations with strategic area bombing and post””‚war comprehensive starvation campaign that killed 2million German POWs and 5.7million German civilians “”…” how else can such a number die after […]

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Scarcity of Hope Not Equally Distributed Across Countries

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Dilrook Kannangara I wish to answer R Chandrasoma in his response to my article appeared in Lankaweb. I thank him for his response. Humans are by nature ambitious which is natural and is the driving force of improvement. However, a reasonable assessment of what the future holds is made by most. This is found in […]

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India Cautions Lanka

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Ira de Silva London, Canada The Editor The Island Colombo, Sri Lanka   Dear Sir:   The telephone call made by the External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid to Minister G.L. Peiris has been reported in news media under different captions. The Island heading refers to India’s opposition to the army acquiring private land while the Indian […]

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Many outside powers tried to rule Sri Lanka- President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

While claiming that Sri Lanka will not allow a single inch of the land to be taken away, President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said that in the four years since humanitarian victory there were many strategies tried out by some outside forces to rule Sri Lanka. * President pledges to fight all “ƒ”¹…”external elements’ that “ƒ”¹…”disrupt’ […]

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NIGERIAN REBELS COULD FACE WAR CRIMES CHARGES FOR ‘POPULATION CLEANSING’ – UN RIGHTS OFFICE – WHY NOT THE LTTE TERRORISTS?

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Members of Boko Haram and other extremist groups in Nigeria could face war crimes charges for deliberate acts leading to ethnic and religious cleansing, the top United Nations human rights official said today. In a <“http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=13334&LangID=E”>press briefing in Geneva , the spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Rupert […]

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Questioning “Final Days of War” – British and American accountability for Dresden and Hiroshima bombings

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Shenali Waduge “Final days of war” and accountability is the hot topic in the diplomatic and international arena. Let us ask the Germans and the Japanese what they thought of when the Allied Troops flattened Dresden the night prior to Valentine’s Day in 1945 in a 2 night blanket bombing using 3,300 tons of high […]

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Remembering the Golden Victory of May 2009

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Ranjith Soysa (Spokesperson) Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka Inc As Sri Lanka and her people complete the 4th year of peace following the defeat of the LTTE – the world’s most brutal terrorist organization – we salute the Sri Lankan defence forces and all other organisations which collectively safeguarded the […]

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Getting Tough With Commemorative LTTE Celebrants Is A Start Where The TNA Should Also Be Censured!

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Insight By Sunil Kumar May 19th  2013  All kudos to Army Commander Maj.Gen. Boniface Perera who has sent a clear message to those concerned that “Any organisation or individual will not be allowed to venerate a terrorist organisation. Anyone participating in a commemoration ceremony for LTTE cadres will be arrested” in a strongly worded statement […]

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ANOTHER TYPE OF TERRORISM

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

ALI SUKHANVER  Though the nation is very much delighted over the continuity of democratic process in Pakistan but this feeling of joy and happiness won’t last longer if the tree of democracy does not bear the desired fruit. The list of the problems which this nation has been facing since long is not endless but […]

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