Archive for January 20th, 2014

The Buddhist Monk at the 96 th Mile Post on the Habarana Trincomalee Road: LTTE massacres & Economic Emancipation- the need of the hour

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Garvin Karunaratne, Former Government Agent, Matara District On my visit to Trincomalee in December 2013 I was privy to a monk settling a family dispute. My mission was to hand over a parcel of dry rations to deserving temples and in that process I marched into a temple at Mollipotana near Mavil Aru, at the […]

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MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan’s questionable tale of harassment in Sri Lanka

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Mahinda Gunasekera -By E-mail January 19, 2014 The Editor Toronto Star 1 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario  Dear Editor, Re:  MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan’s questionable tale of harassment in Sri Lanka I refer to the news report filed by Alex Boutilier published in your edition of January 16, 2014 which describes MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan’s version of her […]

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Dr. Pakiasorthy Saravanamuttu: Evidence on Sri Lanka at Canada’s House of Commons

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada URGENT Mr. Scott Reid, Conservative MP for Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, Ontario The Chair House of Commons 41st PARLIAMANT , 2nd  SESSION Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.   Dear, Mr. Scott Reid: Re:  Contents of […]

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President Rajapaksa arrives in UAE to attend 7th World Future Energy Summit

Monday, January 20th, 2014

By Janaka Alahapperuma Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend the official opening ceremony of the 7th edition of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec), as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. The President who left the island today (20 […]

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Remembering a great Assamese soldier of INA

Monday, January 20th, 2014

By NJ Thakuria Umesh Chandra Devchoudhury, who joined the Indian National Army (also known as Azad Hind Fauj) in 1943 and fought many battles under Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s command for the motherland of India, was paid rich tributes by his admirers recently. In a formal meeting held at Guwahati Press Club on January 11, […]

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Pathfinder Foundation as one of Chinies top 10 partners -Milinda Collecet Awards

Monday, January 20th, 2014

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Sri Lanka recognised the Pathfinder Foundation as one of its top 10 partners at a ceremony to mark Chinese New Year and Sri Lanka’s National Day held at the BMICH on Friday. HE President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne, Minister of Helth Mithreepala Sirisena, Minister of […]

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PAKISTAN: The Prime Minister must intervene for the release of a British/Pakistan national who was arrested on charges of Blasphemy

Monday, January 20th, 2014

URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Dr. Masood Ahmad (72), is a member of the minority Ahmadi sect, who is declared non-Muslim under the terms of the country’s constitution and subject to widespread discrimination, violence and abuse. Dr Ahmad was arrested from Lahore, Punjab province, on 15 December, 2013, after two persons from a Muslim fundamentalist group secretly […]

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