Archive for January, 2014

Indian Sepoys ride again unabashedly serving western neo–colonial agendas

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Shenali D Waduge The British Empire was built largely on the back of Indian Sepoys who slaved and died for a pittance from their colonial masters. The term ‘sepoy’ was used for Indian soldiers who worked for the British East India Company and later the British Imperial Army. Nearly ninety-six percent of the British East India Company’s army of […]

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Gota Has a Case

Friday, January 31st, 2014

By Bandu de Silva “You have met our opponents” That is what the Swiss President told me when I went to present Credentials as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in the Swiss capital in 1984. The President actually used was “enemies” but I have sanitized it thinking that in a democracy like Switzerland they could not be […]

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Dayan Jayatilleke’s tears for mother Lanka

Friday, January 31st, 2014

C. Wijeyawickrema                  Dr. Dayan Jayatilleke is writing to Colombo Telegraph as if his rear-end is on fire. On Jan 28, he wrote about his friend Lalith W’s wrong strategy in Geneva and America. On Jan 30, he is warning Wigneswaran (W) for trying to divide Sri Lanka (by passing a resolution asking for a […]

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LTTE Accountability : Central Bank bombed 31 January 1996

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Shenali D Waduge The premeditated murder of innocent civilians was planned by LTTE on 31st January 1996. The time 10:45a.m. Premeditated murder is one of the most serious forms of homicide. The attack on Sri Lanka’s Central Bank was carefully planned, well thought out in advance and wilfully carried out on civilian targets unprepared and […]

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කෘෂිකාර්මික වකුගඩු රෝගයේ අභිරහස හෙළි වේ ද?

Friday, January 31st, 2014

වෛද්”à¶º චන්න ජයසුමන අදින් වසර 4කට පමණ එපිට සමාජයේ එතරම් කතා බහට ලක්”Œ නො වූ, වැඩි දෙනකු නො දැන සිටි වකුගඩු රෝගයක්”Œ ගැන අද බොහෝ දෙනකු කතා කරනු දක්”Œà¶±à¶§ ලැබේ. එපමණක්”Œ නො à·€ එක෠රෝගය සහ ඊට හේතු කාරණා වන දේ ගැන සංවාදය දලු ලා වැඩ෠නැ`ග෠යනු දක්”Œà¶±à¶§ ලැබේ. මෙක෠ප්”à¶»à·ƒà·Š”Œà¶­à·–ත වකුගඩු රෝගය ගැන […]

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LAUGHABLE: SWIRE IRE ON LLRC

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Chaminda Perera Courtesy The Daily News UN, other organizations accept LLRC as a credible process Govt not concerned about individual views Petroleum Industries Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa yesterday lashed out at British Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Hugo Swire for making a statement devaluing the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission […]

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JFA, APC appeal for media restrain in covering border disputes

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Nava Thakuria, Secretary, Journalists’ Forum Assam, Guwahati Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) and Arunachal Press Club (APC) have appealed to the media to exercise restrain while covering the border conflicts between the two neighbouring States in northeast India. The appeal was issued jointly after the incident of firing by armed miscreants at Bihali reserve forest […]

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නොරොච්චෝල ගල් අඟුරු විදුලි බලාගාරය

Friday, January 31st, 2014

විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්”à¶ºà¶‚ශය නොරොච්චෝල ගල් අඟරු විදුලි බලාගාරය යථා තත්ත්වයට පත්කිරà·à¶¸ සඳහා සියලු විධිවිධාන යොදන බව, චà·à¶±à¶ºà·š CMEC (China Machinery Engineering Corporation) සමාගම, විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්”à¶º නà·à¶­à·’ඥ පවිත්”à¶»à· වන්නිආරච්චි මැතිනිය හමුවේ   à·ƒà·„තික වෙයි. නොරොච්චෝල ගල් අඟරු විදුලි බලාගාරය ඉදිකළ චà·à¶±à¶ºà·š China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) සමාගමේ ප්”à¶»à¶°à·à¶±à·à¶±à·Š හා එහි ඉදිකිරà·à¶¸à·Š සඳහා දායක වූ […]

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Good and bad sides of table sugar and fructose

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Dr Hector Perera     London There are many kinds of sugars but we often come across mainly two kinds of sugars that are table sugar and fructose. There are good and bad sides of these kinds of sugars and sometimes people just eat them without due care.  The table or granulated sugar most customarily used as […]

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Welcome to Aboriginal Australia in the 21st Century – John Pilger’s Utopia.

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Dr Marcus Waters It was more than two decades ago when I saw John Pilger’s 1986 documentary The Secret Country for the first time. I was a 17-year-old Aboriginal male suffering the indignity of public housing Australia. My identity came with a sense of collective oppression that turned my indignity into both resistance and motivation. […]

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Sri Lanka Accountability: Investigate LTTE-TNA allegiance

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge We agree with the US, UK, EU, UN and UNHRC head. There are serious allegations to be investigated. The onus is on the Government of Sri Lanka to immediately INVESTIGATE ” how the LTTE emerged, who trained, armed and financially sponsored them and the most important link between a terrorist organization and […]

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CAN IMPORT SUBSTITUTION SUCCEED?

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

By Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D.(Michigan State University) Dr. Koshi  Mathai, the outgoing IMF  Country Representative for Sri Lanka has voiced himself that “Import Substitution is not in Sri Lanka’s best interest.” He is of the opinion that we should develop our exports further and continue to import all our requirements. He states that import substitution cannot […]

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Not Investigating LTTE is Disastrous for Sri Lanka at the UNHRC and Elsewhere

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Dilrook Kannangara There is broad consensus on the need for an independent domestic investigation into the happenings in Sri Lanka leading to the conclusion of the war (May 2009). However, some argue against investigating the LTTE in the same process. Scales of justice will be uneven and it will be a mockery of justice and […]

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Not doing what is humanly possible: a Sinhala Buddhist tragedy

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D.  Black-white vs. Buddhist approach             Dayan Jayatilleke writing to Colombo Telegraph about his friend Lalith Weeratunga’s trips to Geneva (Jan. 21) and Washington, D,C., to convince America not to proceed with the war crimes resolution against Sri Lanka in March 2014, stated that Lalith’s (MahindaR’s) approach is strategically wrong. This means […]

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Netizens are up in arms over a DAP assemblyman’s Facebook update saying the posting is discriminatory towards the Sinhalese in the country

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA: Netizens are up in arms over a DAP assemblyman’s Facebook update saying the posting is discriminatory towards the Sinhalese in the country.  They accused Sabai assemblyman Kamache Doray Rajoo of being a racist for proudly stating that she had refused to use the services of a tailor in Karak because the man […]

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HILARIOUS! Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike ’S HUMAN RIGHTS CARD

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Worst election (Wayamba) held under her watch Many journos too killed CHAMIKARA WEERASINGHE –Courtesy The Daily News Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga is painting a gloomy picture about Sri Lanka, playing the human rights card, among LTTE sympathizers both local and abroad, said former Western Provincial Council Minister Udaya Gammanpila. “However, it is nice to […]

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LIFE ABROAD – Part 64 ‘GOD COULDN’T BE EVERYWHERE, SO HE CREATED MOTHERS’!

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Dr.Tilak Fernando London was quite a different place, 3-4 decades ago, contrary to what one can witness today. Immigrant community consisted of a few Africans and West Indians at first, ‘imported’ for cheap labour where the average English blue collar worker hesitated and preferred to be on the doll! Along with the Africans and West […]

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THE BEAST-A liberation theology for Tamils By Mario Perera-Published by Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd), Maradana

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Lankaweb Book Introduction This 256 page book analyses the fanatical declarations of Rev.Fr.S.J.Emmanuel, President of the Global Tamil Forum and reveals him for what he is. Its appearance coincides with the upcoming Geneva Conference and could prove useful in countering the activities of the Global Tamil Forum and its affiliated organizations. Rev. Father S. J. […]

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MoD to probe TNA-LTTE nexus ahead of Geneva HR summit-EU polls monitors’ report used as evidence

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island The Ministry of Defence (MoD) would probe the nexus between the LTTE and the five-party Tamil National Alliance (TNA), a senior MoD spokesman told The Island yesterday. The official said that the investigation would focus on the close relationship between the LTTE and the TNA since late 2001, when the […]

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Re-drawing Provincial Boundaries– A Reply to Mr. C. Wijewickreme

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

R.M.B Senanayake  I refer to Mr. Wijewickrema’s snide comments on the viewpoint of Somapala Gunadeera, the former civil servants and the Foreign Service. These institutions have all been changed due mainly to the agitation by those who were ambitious but could not get ahead in obtaining positions in the public service owing to the rules […]

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Sinhala Buddhist extremism and Chinthana Parshadaya

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

 By Nalin de Silva Courtesy Island  Mr. Rajan Philips in his article on “The fall of the Tiger, the rise of the Sinhala Roar (Ravaya), and Geneva anxieties” in The Sunday Island of 26th January states: “A much broader broadside came in last week’s Sunday Island Political Column under the headline: “The Mad Monk Phenomenon.” […]

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ACTION PLAN FOR GENEVA – 1 FEBRUARY 2014 TO 28 MARCH 2014

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Chanaka Bandarage, Australian Lawyer  Things to do in the next 2 months: A 1.Under supervision and control of Mr Lalith Weerathunga  and Professor GL Peiris, the Government must send fine emissaries to Western and other important countries., including India and UNHRC member states in Africa and Latin America.  The Government  delegations must be comprised of […]

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Summon Lord Buddha to Geneva: Sharmini Serasinghe

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

C. Wijeyawickrema Duty of Lankaweb readership             The solution to problems in Sri Lanka today is in the hands of voters in Sri Lanka.  But English language websites and news media are engaged in a propaganda campaign to damage the Sinhala Buddhist cause and distort truth providing false information or half-truth to the English-speaking world. […]

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අලියා ගොඩ ගැනීමට නම් ….

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

January 29, 2014 at 12:01 am |Courtesy lanka C news එ.ජා.ප.ය යනු අප රටේ සුවිශේෂ෠දේශපාලන පක්ෂයකි. එය මෙරට ප්”à¶»à¶°à·à¶± විපක්ෂය වෙයි. එසේ ම එය මෙරට පැරණි ම දේශපාලන පක්ෂ වලින් එකකි. එපමණක් නොව එය, මෙරට මැතිවරණ වලට එකම තරඟ ලකුණක් යටතේ වැඩිම කාලයක් මුළුල්ලේ පෙන෠සිටි පක්ෂය යි. ඊටත් වඩා අද වන විට එය […]

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Australia commends Sri Lanka’s efforts while US & UK displays hypocrisy

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne The US Embassy in Colombo had said, Washington plans to introduce a resolution calling for an international investigation at the March session of the UN Human Rights Council.  PM David Cameron had said, ‘Britain will push for an investigation if Sri Lanka did not make an international inquiry by March 2014 ! Ironically, […]

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‘FAIR DINKUM’ SAY THE AUSSIES-‘It takes men of courage to end a war’ Encouraged by what they saw

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

The Daily News “It’s been an absolutely amazing achievement,” Victoria Member of the Parliament Marsha Rose Thomson said noting how important it was to see and hear for themselves the ground situation in Sri Lanka while MP Elizabeth (Liz) Jean Beattie said ‘a lot has changed in a short time.’ The Members of Parliament from […]

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India under Narendra Modi – Is Sri Lanka ready for its revolutionary transformation ?

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Senaka Weeraratna The Indian General Elections scheduled for May, 2014 would if the forecasts are proved to be correct result in a sea change in India’s relationship with the rest of the world and revolutionary transformation of her Economy, Industry and Education if the changes in Gujerat introduced by Chief Minister Narendra Modi are an […]

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US back to Lies : Lied on Iraq WMD – Now lying about Sri Lanka War Crimes

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge ENOUGH PROOF REMAINS TO SHOW AMERICA IS A SERIAL LIAR ” THE WORLD NEEDS TO HAVE SERIOUS RESERVATIONS ABOUT ITS CREDIBILITY.     US on Iraq : Colin Powell shows ‘evidence” ” Result – Iraq invasion 1million Iraqi deaths, US citizens in debt ” corporate America rich US Government and its officials […]

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Mrs. Chandrika’s new interfaith trick

Monday, January 27th, 2014

C. Wijeyawickrema “Mr. Gandhi, you worship cow, and we eat cow. How can we be friends?”                                                                                                              Mohamad Ali Jinna Introduction             I was always sympathetic towards SWRD’s three children because the killing of their father when they were so young devastated their childhood. Mrs. B was “forced” by SLFP supporters (example: Ven Henapitagedara Gnanaseeha, […]

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A Mind Blowing Affidavit Enough To Blow The Credibilities Of Channel IV Off The Face Of The Earth.

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Insight By Sunil Kumar January 29th 2014 Here then is sufficient ammunition to blow the Channel IV reports on Sri Lanka off the face of the earth and expose them for the lying hounds they truly are. For months now even years, Sri Lanka has been taken to task based purely on reports such as these, […]

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