Archive for May 22nd, 2013

South Sri Lanka

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

By Jay Deshabandu The 13A amendment if fully implemented definitely gives much needed space for the separatists Tamil and pro LTTE terrorists the required legitimacy and political voice to divide our small island nation into two parts: North Sri Lanka and South Sri Lanka. In the 13th amendment, there is clear provision for North and […]

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The Historical Role of Buddhism and significance of Article 9 in Sri Lanka’s Constitution

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Shenali D. Waduge The most powerful single factor in the development of Sri Lanka has been Buddhism evidence of which is available through 2300 years of predominantly Buddhist  governance. The status quo changed only with the arrival of Western colonials in 1505 ruling, plundering and removing Buddhism from its foremost place among religions in the […]

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Norway visit of the BBS

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

N.P.Karunadasa SLAS (Retired) Kandy. Courtesy Island May 22, 2013, 6:47 pm A BBS protest (File Photo) This refers to the news item “BBS admits Norway visit, but denies taking money” appearing in The Island of May 14, according to which Ven. Galagodawatte Gnanasara Thero, General Secretary of the BBS has conceded that a “delegation of […]

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Arun Tambimuttu and Bodu Bala Sena (BBS)

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D.    Arun Tambimuttu (AT), who is SLFP organizer in Batticaloa says the person who killed his mother is still living in Batticaloa but he does not want to harm him. One reason is that the murderer has children.  Think of what other such organizers in the south with ruling party connections […]

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Sri Lanka: Serious Doubts On Inquiry Into Mass Graves

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Press Release: Asian Human Rights Commission Serious doubts have emerged regarding the future investigations into the mass grave at Matale where the remains of 156 persons have been found. In today’s press it was reported that the Judicial Medical Officer in charge of the investigation has been transferred (JMO in charge of Matale mass grave […]

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SRI LANKA: Negambo police continuously harass a victim after torture and inhuman treatment

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Asian Human Rights Commission Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that Mr. Amarasinghege Priyantha Samanthilake was severely tortured by police officer P.C 51752 Jayasiri who is attached to the Negambo Police Station. On 27 April 2013, at about 9.30 am, Samanthilake was returning home after taking his daughter to her […]

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Amusement by the Government

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai,  Whether we suffer from rise in cost of living or not, we can be thankful the  government provides  some amusement for the common man at regular intervals. There was this plan to jail the beggars and without any  warning some beggars were taken into custody “”…” and we had beggar free […]

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Must we eat other animals? A response.

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai,  In response to the article “Must we eat other animals?”, in The Island of  May 21, 2013, by Dr. Upul Wijayawardhana the simple answer is that whoever wants to, let them, as the author himself says he eats fish when he feels like it. But if those preach regarding the slaughter […]

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Khalifa of Islam opens a biggest Mosque in British Colombia

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at “”…” Sri Lanka   Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad addresses Reception marking opening of the Baitur Rahman Mosque in Vancouver  According to our Press Department, U.K., on 18 May 2013, the Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat and Fifth Khalifa, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, addressed a Special Reception […]

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