Archive for August, 2013

US / UK and UN serial liars – why should we believe them now on Syria

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Shenali D Waduge Hands off Syria until US / NATO/ EU and the UN admit in public to lying about all of the military invasions that have taken place starting with Iraq. It is time the world knew every manipulation that went into the bombing blitz that turned ancient cities to ruins and left scores […]

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Pillai caricatured Sri Lanka’s greatest humanitarian rescue of civilians trapped by Prabhakaran

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

By Philip Fernando in Los Angeles Commissioner Navi Pillai”‘s brief visit to Sri Lanka could only garner a piecemeal assessment of waning recollections of highly biased acquaintances assembled to frame Sri Lanka”‘s culpability en masse.  Pillai thus caricatured the largest humanitarian operation in recent times rescuing trapped civilians running away from Prabhakaran”‘s human shield. UN […]

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Different agenda behind her visit – Minister Rambukwella: Pillay attempts to pay floral tribute to terrorist leader

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

by our Diplomatic Correspondent Courtesy The Sunday Observer UNHRC chief Navi Pillay”‘s request to pay a floral tribute during her recent visit to the North had been rejected by the Government. Informed sources said that Pillay had initially informed of her desire to offer a floral tribute to the late LTTE terrorist leader Velupillai Prabhakaran […]

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An Army during Peace Time

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

By Garvin Karunaratne The fact that the Sri Lankan Army has been deployed for development tasks after the war with the LTTE was over is worrying some Non Government Organizations and this is a matter taken up with Navi Pillai. by Nimalka Fernando and others. Any one who studies current happenings in Tamil Nadu will […]

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Derelict human rights drifting aboard rudderless UNHRC-Part II

Friday, August 30th, 2013

H. L. D. Mahindapala  When the first-born apex institution to protect human rights, the United Nations Human Rights Commission, is killed and buried unceremoniously by its founding fathers at the UN for failing to live up to its mandate it is legitimate to ask whether its successor, the United Nations Human Rights Council, can survive […]

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MS NAVI PILLAI – MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS INSTEAD OF STEPPING OUT OF LINE

Friday, August 30th, 2013

By  M D P DISSANAYAKE There are suspicious circumstances  in the manner in which  the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Ms Navi Pillai  has  so far conducted her meetings   in Sri Lanka.   During her recently concluded tour of North and East, she had organised and attended two secret  unscheduled  meetings,   During her visit to Trincomalee, […]

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Sri Lanka’s Court of Appeal ruling stopping Animal Sacrifice strengthens hope for Moral Leadership

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Shenali D Waduge Sri Lanka’s Court of Appeal ruling delivered on August 29, 2013 has rightfully banned the slaughter of animals for religious purposes and ruled that the police had every right to prevent such animal slaughter from taking place indicating that freedom of religion cannot overrule or overturn existing country laws. The country owes […]

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Sri Lanka Court of Appeal empowers police to prevent illegal slaughter of animals at Munneswaram Kovil

Friday, August 30th, 2013

By Chitra Weerarathne Courtesy: Island  The Court of Appeal yesterday empowered the IGP and the police authorities in Chilaw to prevent the slaughter of animals at the Munneswaram Kovil in Chilaw, if those administering the kovil violated the Butchers’ and Cruelty to Animals’ Ordinances. The Court issued a Writ of Mandamus (mandatory order) directing the […]

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The Syrian conflict

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Michelle Alexander With the escalation in the civil war in Syria, the USA is contemplating military action. This time however, they may have to do it without the UK, as Prime Minister David Cameron had to back down due to the House of Parliament voting against military action until more evidence is presented. This is […]

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‘IF WE HAVE ARMS, IT’S FEDERALISM AND BEYOND’ – TNA-‘If we don’t have weapons we will get nothing’:

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Courtesy The Daily News Suresh Premachandran, MP of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said the Tamil people can begin talks on a federal solution only if ‘we have weapons.’ “We can talk going even beyond that. If we don’t have weapons we will get nothing,” he added. He said this at the maiden election rally […]

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Open letter to Navi Pillai, in order to make her mission to Sri Lanka meaningful.

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

By Charles.S.Perera This listening to interested parties and civil society is an exercise which is not new to Navi Pillai having listened to the Tamils of the diaspora and the anti Sri Lanka NGOs, Human Rights Activists, members of the Darusman Committee,  and all that caboodle.  This exercise of listening unless she is calm and […]

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Navi Pillay can meet LTTE Mahaveer widow but not families of civilians killed by LTTE

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Shenali D Waduge The UN Human Rights head is now in Sri Lanka and visiting the country’s North to see for herself the developments since the fall of the LTTE. Much prominence has been given to her meeting with a Mahaveer widow. Leaving aside that her “ƒ”¹…”missing’ husband is a former LTTE senior leader and […]

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LIFE ABROAD – Part 42 : TEA FOR TWO – LONDON LOST TOO !

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Dr.Tilak Fernando Tea production in Sri Lanka has always played a vital role to boost the economy of the country and the world market which in 1995 led Sri Lanka to become the world’s leading exporter of tea. A Scotsman named James Taylor arrived in Ceylon in 1847 mainly to grow coffee. Upon his arrival […]

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President Rajapaksa inspects agricultural machineries at Minsk Automobile Plant

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the Minsk Automobile Plant for an inspection tour at the conclusion of his three-day state visit to the Belarus Republic, the former Soviet Union country in Eastern Europe on 27 August. Minsk Automobile Plant is highly established industrial plant where high quality passenger buses, trucks and lorries are […]

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Nearly 5,000 security, police personnel abducted by LTTE :HR ACTIVISTS SEE NO EVIL

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Vijayani Edirisinghe  Courtesy The Daily News 3, 484 soldiers,189 policemen, 1,175 civilians made to disappear :Whereabouts of 609 LTTE conscripts too unknown : Nearly 5,000 security and police personnel believed to have been abducted and “ƒ”¹…”disappeared’ during the 30 year war had perished at the hands of LTTE terrorists having being subjected to torture, according […]

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Tamil ethnic bias and potential conflict of interest disqualifies Navi Pillay from conducting investigations against Sri Lanka

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

  Shenali D Waduge Ms. Navanethem “Navi” Pillay has impressive credentials.  A South African of Indian Tamil origin, she is the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. She was also the first non-white woman on the High Court of South Africa, and she has also served as a judge of the International Criminal Court […]

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Lessons for Sri Lanka from the Libyan experience

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Shenali D Waduge It is not difficult to conclude that Western imperial powers are mapping out their war master plan for economic and political domination across regions. They are openly and covertly interfering in domestic affairs, they are now even openly arming opposition groups, their motive is to destabalize governments that do not follow their […]

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What are Fibroids?

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

By, Dr. Nishan Wijesinha (Specialist Consultant) MIS Services 107, St Anthony’s Road, Colombo 3. {Telephone: 0115738935} Fibroids are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus or in the commonly “the womb”. Fibroids are almost (not cancerous). Fibroids can grow as a single tumor, or there can be many of them in the […]

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Sri Lanka and Belarus leaders grace the Business Forum in Minsk

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Belarus Prime Minister Professor Mikhail Myasnikovich graced the Sri Lanka “”…” Belarus Business Forum which was held at the National Library Auditorium in Minsk, the capital city of Belarus. Sri Lankan President and Belarus Premier participated the occasion as chief guests.  Economy Minister of the Belarus Republic, Nikolai […]

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Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) cause of travellers’ diarrhoea

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Dr Hector Perera         London This is a common cause of bacterial diarrhoea caused by ETEC among travellers and in underdeveloped nations, especially among children. ETEC is transmitted by food or water contaminated with animal or human faeces. Although ETEC causes a significant amount of illness worldwide, the infection will end on its own and is […]

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Sri Lanka and Belarus inked Seven Bilateral Agreements

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma Belarus Republic and Sri Lanka have inked the seven bilateral agreements designed to promote all-round cooperation on Monday afternoon (26) at the Cabinet Hall of the Government House in Minsk, the capital during Sri Lankan President’s three day state visit to the country.  On Sri Lanka side President Mahinda Rajapaksa signed the […]

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A question for Navi Pillai

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

By:  Dharshan Weerasekera Of the many questions that will be asked of UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillai on her week-long visit to Sri Lanka, I doubt anyone will ask the following.  Hence, someone should ask it.  The question is this:  “UNHRC resolution A/HRC/22/L.1/Rev.1, which mandates your visit, includes a clause which calls on […]

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Are we progressing or regressing

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Michelle Alexander Today, the Daily Mirror has highlighted a news report of a local Face Book user operating a closed group called “Kellanwa Rape karanna kamathi kollo”. It is said that there are several Face Book pages operated by locals with pictures that are taken of school girls and women going about their business (without […]

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Are the Muslims falling asleep ?

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Bisthan Batcha  The question is being asked in various fora as to whether the Muslims in Sri Lanka, who were subjected to mental trauma and physical harassment in the recent past by the actions of certain racist Groups, have now deemed it to be “ƒ”¹…”safe’ once again for Sri Lankan Muslims. Have the Muslims slipped […]

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In this review of the first book on United Nations Human Rights Council, H. L. D. Mahindapala asks:Can Navi Pillay save human rights and UNHRC?

Monday, August 26th, 2013

H. L. D. Mahindapala Part I  The UN has notched some significant successes during its 68-year run, indicating that its life span is going to be more durable than its predecessor, the League of Nations, which  died prematurely. Unfortunately, one of its successes has not been in the field of human rights, though it is […]

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Commissioner Pillai: Separate the chaff from the wheat!

Monday, August 26th, 2013

By Philip Fernando in Los Angeles Let us hope that the visiting UN Commissioner Navinathan Pillai would not get inundated with the rabble and the self-serving!  Dr. Pillai please see for yourself that Sri Lanka can assertively claim a commonality of interests prevailing among all communities as a conduit for healthy give-and take after centuries of […]

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C.V.Wigneshwaran TNA Chief Ministerial Candidate to NPC, gives a new twist to 13th Amendment.

Monday, August 26th, 2013

By Charles.S.Perera The TNA’s Chief Ministerial Candidate C.V.Wigneshwaran is supposed to be a jurist, but unfortunately he seems to have got every thing wrong. He has said in a statement to  Colombo Gazette,  referring to the Indo-Lanka Pact,  “This is an international agreement. This came about following an agreement between India and Sri Lanka. But […]

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Inauspicious Timing of Pillai Visit Where The Urgency Of Grave World Issues Dictate !

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Insight By Sunil Kumar August 27th 2013    While the UN Human Rights envoy Naveen Pillai’s visit to Sri Lanka could be deemed a fact finding mission it has come at an inauspicious time when the President is out of the country which despite the criticism of some seems to have no bearing on the realities […]

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Ms Pillay what about civilians murdered by LTTE in Sri Lanka in non-combat areas and during ceasefires?

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Shenali D Waduge What or who gave the right to terrorists and their movements to plan, execute and eliminate people? What or who gave terrorists rights when they are not signatory or bound by the international laws that prevail? Who gave terrorists any right to declare war on nations and with what right have some […]

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WE ARE SCEPTICAL ABOUT NAVI PILLAI’S VISIT IN THE MIDST OF NPC ELECTIONS AND CHOGM

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Malin Abeyatunge The infamous UNHRC commissioner Navi Pillai is on her way to Sri Lanka on a fact finding mission has told Thomson Reuters Foundation by Email interview in her own words quote” I am going with an open mind and I plan to give a balanced preliminary assessment of my own impressions at the […]

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