Archive for September 20th, 2013

Polls predict pyrrhic victory for TNA

Friday, September 20th, 2013

H. L. D. Mahindapala What is most critical for the TNA to convince the Tamils, both in and out of Sri Lanka, is not the number of seats they win on Saturday -” this not in dispute — but the overall percentage of votes they are likely to collect from the electorate. A majority of […]

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Beware – Adverse implications of CHOGM to Sri Lanka

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Shenali D Waduge Ranil Wickremasinghe wanted to celebrate the arrival of Portuguese in 1505 and that lost him the election for his foolhardy suggestion not realizing Sri Lanka was a predominantly Buddhist nation and Portuguese banned the practice of Buddhism. The present scenario appears no different and our reservations to the Government come with the […]

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Compromising ‘Chinthanaya’ – A National Treachery!

Friday, September 20th, 2013

S. Akurugoda ‚ Addressing a media conference, at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Headquarters, National Languages and Social Integration Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara said that even if the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) won the NPC election, the Council would not be given more powers than others. After failing to get the JVP-â„¢s support to run the government, […]

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A new book on Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot by Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Prof. D.G. Harendra de Silva Senior Professor of Paediatrics and Former (Founder) Chairman of the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) of Sri Lank (Khmer Rouge Beshanaya.‚ ‚  Publisher:‚  Sarasavi Publishers) Dr. Ruwan Jayatunga has in the usual manner come out with a challenging socio-psychological analysis of one of the most disturbing systematic manslaughters in the last […]

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High Commissioner, UNHRC, Your statement to the Sri Lankan Media on Aug 31, 2013

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Mahinda Gunasekera Toronto, Canada By E-mail‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  September 18, 2013 Ms. Navaneetham Pillay High Commissioner UNHRC Geneva Dear Ms. Navi Pillay, Your statement to the Sri Lankan Media on August 31, 2013 You have been highly critical in the UNHRC reviews of the actions of the Sri Lankan authorities tasked with the responsibility of safeguarding the […]

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Life abroad – part 45: CHOGM – GOING DOWN MEMORY LANE

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Dr.Tilak Fernando The 23rd Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) or the -ËœLeaders Retreat-â„¢ will be held in Sri Lanka from November 15 to 17, 2013 as per Commonwealth Leaders-â„¢ agreement at Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago in 2009. Queen Elizabeth I1, as the Head of the Commonwealth, will not be attending the Conference […]

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A little knowledge from school days in Sri Lanka, helped me to discover scientific energy saving cooking.

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Dr Hector Perera‚ ‚  England No rice cookers, no rice. Sometime back kerosene cookers and firewood stoves were used for cooking. Now kerosene cookers have gradually disappeared and replaced by gas and electric cookers. I am not sure of the electric cookers in that many years ago, sure they must have been there but we never […]

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Tea & Coffee World Cup Europe: Over 50 Exhibitors Confirmed!

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Tea & Coffee‚ News Release NEW YORK, New York, September 18, 2013 -” Tea & Coffee World Cup Europe is proud to officially announce our 2014 show! The 18th edition of Tea & Coffee World Cup will take place in Warsaw, Poland at EXPO XXI on February 11-13, 2014. ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  Tea & Coffee World Cup is […]

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BUDDHISM IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY-Speech to the Plenary Session of the International Buddhist Confederation, New Delhi, India on September 11, 2013

Friday, September 20th, 2013

By Ananda W. P. Guruge (USA/Sri lanka) Let me begin by expressing my grateful thanks to Venerable Lama Lobzang and the Asoka mission for the steps take to establish the International Buddhist Confederation. An organization as envisaged with a wide range of objectives is a vitally necessity as we advance into the twenty-first century. Buddhism […]

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