Archive for January 8th, 2014

IS FIGHTING TERRORISM A CRIME?

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

by Dr. Chandana Jayalath The United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, in the Office of Global Criminal Justice at the Department of States Stephen J. Rapp is now in Sri Lanka until January 11. Ambassador Rapp’s visit should be examined in the backdrop of Navi Pillai, Suren Surendiran and others on behalf of the […]

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Why is India inviting Sri Lankan Fishermen?-Will India allow Indian Groups to go to neighbouring countries like Pakistan and China to discuss issues impinging on bi-lateral relations?

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

By Bandu de Silva Whatever the reason may be, Chief Minister Jayalaliha Jeyram had a point when she expressed reservations on the proposed meeting of Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen which matter was earlier reported in The Hindu of 29 December 2013. Her reservations were, ostensibly, on account of her assertion that her concerns went […]

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The Sinhalese in Jaffna face problems merely because of them being Sinhala

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

(Translation of an interview of Ven Akmeemana Dayarathne thero had with Eric Gamini Jinapriya published in Sunday Divaina of 29th Dec 2013 by Ranjith Soysa))  On  24th of  November in Irida Divaina , M.A.Sumanthran, MP has stated that still it is  a problem to know definitely  whether the Sinhalese who have arrived in Navakuuli were […]

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Stop treating expatriates as cash-cows: Patriotism isn’t a one-way street

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

By Professor Shelton A. Gunaratne  A long-time friend of mine, Gamini Gunawardena, has been circulating an appeal to Sri Lankan (presumably non-Tamil) expatriates  to boost up their patriotic  fervor to think of “ways and means of meeting the poor Sri Lanka lobby in the U.S.,  which is easily overwhelmed by the LTTE propaganda machinery.”   […]

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Sri Lanka and the Philippines discuss collaboration between the Colombo Process and Abu Dhabi Dialogue

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

PRESS RELEASE Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN Geneva. Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Dilan Perera met with his counterpart, Secretary Labour and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz of the Philippines on Monday 6 January in Manila.  The areas for collaboration discussed at the meeting included pre-departure orientation, qualification recognition process, comprehensive information […]

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President Rajapaksa arrives in Israel

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his entourage arrived in Jerusalem in Israel this morning on 08 January as the final leg of the three nation Middle East official visit. President Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa were warmly welcomed by Israeli and Sri Lankan children as they arrived in Jerusalem.  Sri Lankan Head of […]

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