Archive for January 30th, 2014

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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