Archive for November 18th, 2013

For Cameron garnering Diasporic votes overshadowed CHOGM and its goals

Monday, November 18th, 2013

By Philip Fernando ‚ The attempt at political skullduggery that Prime Minister Minister David Cameron exhibited in Colombo using war criminality charge against Sri Lanka, duelling CHOGM host President Mahinda Rajapaksa seemed a brazen plot to garner votes back home. Statesmanship vanished as he denigrated CHOGM with sticky rhetorical verbiage, an egoistic flashing of the crudest […]

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Commonwealth Charter cannot ignore the right to apology and reparations due to former British colonies

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Shenali D Waduge It has become a trend to design and implement a string of international laws, charters, treaties and what not, all applicable to one set of people totally omitting the architects of these laws who created these laws having first flouted them and continue to flout them. Therefore, much as we like to […]

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President tells International Media – ‘DON’T DIVIDE’

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Chaminda Perera and Sandasen Marasinghe-Daily News No time frame can be determined for solutions PSC will have the final say President Mahinda Rajapaksa asked the international media to be fair by Sri Lanka and not to sow division between communities as it was not what the Sri Lankan people want. The President expressed this view […]

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What’s really behind Stephen Harper’s mask of hypocrisy?

Monday, November 18th, 2013

By Hassina Leelarathna Is the Canadian leader-â„¢s boycott of the Commonwealth meeting in Colombo yet another foreign policy decision that appeases the Religious Right? Prime Minister Stephen Harper announcing his decision to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) bandied the very familiar shtick of -serious human rights violations- against Sri Lanka, citing, among […]

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Harper boycotting Commonwealth meeting in Sri Lanka

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Asoka Weerasinghe‚  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 18 November 2013 The Editor, Ottawa Citizen Dear Editor: -Abuses -Ëœelephant in room-â„¢ at summit- was a disingenuous comment by Parliamentary Secretary‚  Deepak Obhrai, Canada-â„¢s representative to the Commonwealth Summit.‚  At first blush I thought that he was admitting Canada-â„¢s appalling human rights record […]

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LIFE ABROAD – Part 53 STUBBORN FACTS

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Dr.Tilak Fernando History means knowledge acquired by investigation or study of the past. History is also referred to as an academic discipline used as a narrative to examine and analyse sequence of past events objectively. Apart from historians-â„¢ approach to modern history such as the emergence of coffee and tea plantations in Sri Lanka during […]

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