Archive for October 14th, 2013

What exactly is World Vision upto again in North Sri Lanka?

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Shenali D Waduge When the armed forces sacrificed their lives to give Sri Lanka peace it was expected that the governing establishment would take over the task to ensure incursions and challenges to Sri Lanka’s territorial integrity, sovereignty and the rights of the people were not threatened. The Government is well aware that over 3000 […]

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Senator Segal: accuses Commonwealth’s Kamalesh Sharma as stooge of Sri Lanka regime

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario .Canada 14 October 2013 The Honourable Senator  Hugh Segal (Conservative from Kingston-Frontenac-Leeds of Ontario) Upper Chamber, the House of  Commons  Ottawa Dear Senator Segal: Reporting from Delhi to The Guardian, Robert Booth and Jason Burke, headlined their report saying ‘Commonwealth chief is stooge of Sri Lanka […]

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Dilemma of Choice for Northerners: Be Part of India or Tamil Eelam?

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Dilrook Kannangara Fuelled by the fears of the Cold War (1945-1991), India tried to annex the northern part of Sri Lanka in the late 20th century. It was an attempt to safeguard its territory and use an external territory to project power. Indian islands including Andaman, Wheeler and Nicobar islands are heavily used for offensive […]

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Canada’s scaled back participation at the CHOGM in Sri Lanka is a mistake

Monday, October 14th, 2013

 MEDIA RELEASE Prathap Perera President – On Behalf of the Executive Committee- SRI LANKA UNITED NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CANADA Canada’s lone campaign to overturn the decisions taken by the Commonwealth body granting Sri Lanka the right to host the next CHOGM in November 2013 is both ludicrous and fallacious especially on alleged human rights violations, […]

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‘English with a smile’- a reply to Dayan Jayatilleke

Monday, October 14th, 2013

C. Wijeyawickrema “…Who could deny that a single shelf of a good European library was worth the whole literature of India and Arabia.” Macaulay (1835)                 Macaulay: The Shaping of the Historian by John Clive, Random House, 1973, p.372 Introduction             I met a Buddhist monk is America who was not very fluent in English […]

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