Archive for May 21st, 2013

India shoots across the bows: In naval jargon we have to surrender.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

By garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D.  The warning from India has come in the form of a message from the Indian Foreign Minister Kurshid to Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister G.L.Peris.  The message is clear and firm : ” Sri Lanka is not to remove land and police powers from the Provinces prior to the election in the […]

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India has 3000 child soldiers!

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Shenali Waduge The international mainstream media is back in action with article headings reading “India has 3000 child soldiers”. Many would jump to the conclusion that the Indian Army is forcibly kidnapping and recruiting child soldiers. Is this so? Sri Lanka faced a similar media onslaught where many reporters were hesitant to declare that it […]

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SRI LANKA: LOOKING FOR DIRECTION?

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Gomin Dayasri An unscheduled mini battle is on in the junior league for”13A” that could change the face of Sri Lanka in 2013/2014. Non-playing captains, Mahinda Rajapaksa and Ranil Wickremesinghe are watching the game from the pavilion cheering respectively the Weerawansa / Ranawaka crew and the Sumanthiran combine? What follows is more intriguing?””…” When: where: […]

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Malaria Mosquito and Dayan Jayatilleka

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

C. Wijeyawickrema It was the Anopheles mosquito that prevented Tamil homelands in the dry and arid north and east of Sri Lanka. The retired geography professor G. H. Peiris has explained this using his extensive collection of research data to disprove the Tamil separatist argument of Sinhalisation of Tamil settlements. While the mosquito was the […]

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Opportunity For Sri Lanka’s Parliamentarians to Rectify the Injustice of 1987

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Ira de Silva London, Canada Once again India is behaving as if Sri Lanka is not a sovereign state and trying to bully the country solely for India’s own benefit.  The latest Indian claim is that it just wants to ensure a better deal for Tamils in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Tamils are not citizens of India. They […]

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No Fire Zone’misinterpreted what witnesses said in Tamil Done to suit Channel-4 agenda

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

By Sujeeva Nivunhella Head of Mission of Sri Lanka to the EU, Ambassador P. M. Amza accused the producer of the documentary film “ƒ”¹…”No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka’ for misinterpreting what the witnesses have said in Tamil, to suit the Channel-4 agenda. Intervening at a panel discussion that followed the screening of the  […]

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Sri Lankans in New Zealand commemorate Peace and Ranaviru Day

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Mahinda Attanayake President New Zealand Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights in Sri Lanka ( SPUR New Zealand ) A well attended Peace and Ranaviru Commemoration Ceremony, jointly organised by eleven Sri Lankan Associations in Auckland to pay tribute to all Sri Lankans who sacrificed their lives for peace and communal harmony in Sri […]

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A MATTER OF DIPLOMACY

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Chandra. Fernando Educational Consultant USA Since the two UN resolutions were brought against Sri Lanka in Geneva, some Sri Lankans including the Diaspora have been trying to find scapegoats for the failure to defeat these resolutions. It may be well to remember they are UN RESOLUTIONS voted on by MANY COUNTRIES. Looking at the incessant […]

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Western science, astrology and arsenic – I, II & III

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

by Nalin de Silva This is a response to two articles by Mr. R. Chandrasoma and Dr U P de S Waidyanatha entitled respectively Astrology is humbug and CKDu: Scientific evidence and anti-science zealotry published in “The Island” on 19th April 2013 and 29th and 30th April 2013. I am not an anti science zealot […]

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