Archive for February, 2014

Cut the Bull on Human Rights, Amnesty International

Friday, February 28th, 2014

 Shenali D Waduge Globally over 50,000 NGOs (international and local) enjoy $10billion fund allocations. Who funds them and what they do with the funds raises more questions than answers.  For too long we have mistakenly fallen prey to organizations that have pretended to be the spokesmen for world human rights. In reality they function as […]

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‘Tensions rise between the US and Sri Lanka over HR – Ronak D. Desai

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Mahinda Gunasekera  Tambrook Drive Agincourt, Ontario Canada  By E-mail February 27, 2014  Ms. Cathryn Cluver Interim Executive Director India and South Asia Program Belfer Center, Harvard University  Dear Ms. Cluver, Article: ‘Tensions rise between the US and Sri Lanka over HR – Ronak D. Desai I refer to the above article written by Ronak Desai, […]

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11 Senators tell US Government, international community HELP SRI LANKA WITH A DOMESTIC PROCESS

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Their resolution goes against Obama policy SL of great strategic importance Calling on the United States Government and the international community to assist the Government of Sri Lanka, ‘with due regard to its sovereignty, stability, and security, in establishing domestic mechanisms to deal with any grievances arising from actions committed by both sides during and […]

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TNA antics and killing Rajiv Gandhi a second time

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

By Janaka Perera  Soon after Tamil Nadu’s decision to free Rajiv Gandhi’s assassins, a Sri Lankan (Sinhala) newspaper had a cartoon showing the ghost of former Sri Lankan President J.R. Jayewardene telling the ghost of Rajiv Gandhi: “If I knew this was going to happen I would have never punished the sailor who almost hit […]

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World Peace rests on UN Members demanding action against ‘foreign-imposed’ regime change.

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge Sri Lanka  A Global Call is needed. It is time the world and its people woke up to some ground realities, known but ignored for far too long. In pursuit of wealth, profit and power over nations and people, a handful of nations have seen fit to use force and aggression deploying […]

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Documentary On Sri Lanka Shown In British Houses Of Parliament Confounds Critics.

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Sunny Sunil’s Column Of Critical Analysis February 27th 2014 The following item courtesy of the “Ceylon Daily Mirror” could not have come at a better time for Sri Lanka as the UNHRC sessions in Geneva are due to begin soon. While it is an independent Sri Lanka made documentary which portrays the other side of the […]

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Triumph of the Sinhala Buddhist voter – 1931, 1956 & 2014

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D. Erase Sri Lanka’s Sinhala Buddhist foundation             Two recent phenomena indicate the new recognition of Sri Lanka as the country of the Sinhala Buddhists (and poor Sinhala Christians).  One is the decision by a collection of Marxists, Christians and Eelamist (13A +) local and foreign agents to promote a Buddhist monk […]

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Life Abroad – Part 68: CONTROVERSY OVER VINAYA RULES

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Dr.Tilak Fernando (Continuing from episode 67) Sepala Moonasinghe’s contemporaries at Trinity College included Chandra Monerawela, Jayantha Dhanapala, Sarath Amunugama, Ananda Pilimatalauwe, SML Markkar, etc. He has been a regular visitor to the London Buddhist Vihara at Ovington Gardens, Knightsbridge from about 1959. In 1926 Anagarika Dharmapala established LBV (London Buddhist Vihara) as the first Buddhist […]

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THE GREATEST SON OF INDIA NETAJI SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE Part-1

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Senaka Weeraratna This is a slide show movie on NETAJI SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE. With exclusive images of NETAJI. Must watch all the parts of this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSyGjun_tgc Comment This is a must watch video. This is the India that one will not usually see on Bollywood films. Both visuals and music are stirring and inspiring. […]

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Monsanto’s Roundup may be linked to fatal kidney disease, new study suggests

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Courtesy RT A farmer tills a rice paddy field on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka (Reuters / Andrew Caballero-Reynolds) A heretofore inexplicable fatal, chronic kidney disease that has affected poor farming regions around the globe may be linked to the use of biochemical giant Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide in areas with hard water, a new […]

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HISTORIC CONFERENCE OF WORLD RELIGIONS HELD AT GUILDHALL, LONDON

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

By A. Abdul Aziz.   God is a Living God and so world should turn towards Him says Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad  According to our Press Department, U.K., the World Head and Fifth Khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, delivered the keynote address at the historic ‘Conference of World Religions’ on […]

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Sri Lanka responds to Pillay-NO INT’L PROBE

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Pillay relentlessly pursuing Sri Lanka Working to politicised and prejudiced agenda The Sri Lankan government has rejected the call by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay “to establish an international inquiry mechanism to further investigate the alleged violations of International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law and monitor any domestic accountability process […]

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Indian Politics In Tamil Nadu Sullied By A Bunch Of Actresses,Circus Clowns and Would Be National Leaders With Little Direction Towards Reality!

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Sunny Sunil’s Column Of Critical Analysis February 27th 2014 A perfect reflection of what transpires when, clowns, actors and street singers take to politics has suddenly manifested itself in neighbouring India as the days of intellectual leadership with  charisma, foresight and sensitivity seems to be fast on the decline  and in danger of becoming extinct […]

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Life Abroad – Part 67: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND PHILANTHROPY

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Dr.Tilak Fernando Good Heavens! I am taken by surprise by the fact that those seniors who are living abroad writing back to me saying how the series rekindle their ‘memories of home country and the many Sri Lankans they met in London’. I am thankful to Faith J Ratnayake, wife of Dr. Hema Ratnayake (BBC […]

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The TNA, An Apparent Tamil Tiger Proxy Needs To be Dealt With Before Responding To Their Apathetic Clarion Calls!

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial, February 24th  2014 TheTamil National Alliance (TNA)  clarion calls demanding that” war criminals must be punished for there to be real reconciliation in Sri Lanka following the end of the war.” seems  apathetic as well as never ending laced in bias as well as an emboldened audacity given the role they played towards […]

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Buddha’s Universe of Devolution and Evolution Cosmologically Compatible

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Prof. Suwanda H J Sugunasiri, (US Fulbright Scholar writing from Canada)  1. Overview of  the Breakthrough Research in Popular Format  Encountered Evolution recently? No, not the Darwinian.   I mean the real one – evolution of the universe!  If not, don’t worry. The Buddha has done it for you.             It’s in the Agga¤¤a Sutta (Digha […]

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Sri Lanka in a Panic Mood.

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

By Charles.S.Perera,  The Sri Lanka Government seems to be running like a dog having  got its paws burnt as the old saying goes, sending in a hurry delegations to South Africa in search of  a  report of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission.   The USA government’s over zealous  ballyhoo against Sri Lanka for violation of human […]

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POST-CONFLICT EFFORTS BY GOSL AND ARMED FORCES-Facts and Figures

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

POST-CONFLICT EFFORTS BY GOSL / ARMED FORCES       DEMINING     1,319sq.km cleared out of 1,419sq.km in the North     Basic Infrastructure   Rs.4.4billion (US$39.63million) spent by Ministry Economic Development)     Resettlement Package per family   6 months dry rations Initial grant of Rs.5000 part of total grant of Rs.25,000 Rs.4000 […]

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New ICRC paradigm on ‘the use of force in armed conflicts’

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

By Neville Ladduwahetty  Courtesy Island Confusion on how to categorize Sri Lanka’s conflict has a direct bearing on how the issue of accountability is handled. If categorized as an Armed Conflict the scope and nature of the accountability exercise would take a certain prescribed trajectory that is defined by internationally accepted provisions of International Humanitarian […]

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The Crisis facing the Buddhist World – The Buddhist World lacks an effective mechanism to help save a Buddhist Nation in Danger

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

 Senaka Weeraratna The crisis facing the Buddhist world is neither a decline in religious conviction nor an apprehension that truth underpinned by rational argument and new scientific discoveries will one day overtake and outstrip the core teachings of its founder which is a perennial fear bordering on despondency that characterizes several other competing religions, but […]

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Senator Christine Milne -Your speech in the Senate on Feb 12, 2014 re HR in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Mahinda GunasekeraToronto, Canada February 24, 2014 Senator Christine Milne Leader of the Green Party Canberra, Australia Dear Senator Christine Milne, Your speech on accountability for violation of Human Rights and International Humanitarian law on February 12, 2014 in Sri Lanka I am in receipt of the annexed letter sent by one James Stewart on your […]

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Memo to the US Congress and Senate regarding the UNHRC Resolution-Re: The Geneva UNHRC Resolution in March 2014 against Sri Lanka

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

[email protected] To:  The Honorable Richard Burr, The Honorable Robert P. Casey, The Honorable Benjamin L. Cardin, The Honorable Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD), The Honorable Robert Menendez, The Honorable Barbara Boxer The Honorable Benjamin L. Cardin, The Honorable Jeanne Shaheen, The Honorable Christopher Coons, The Honorable Richard J. Durbin, The Honorable Tom Udall, The Honorable Christopher […]

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Amnesty International lacks Moral Authority to Question SL on Human Rights Issues

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Dr.Chula Rajapakse MNZM Mr Grant Blaydon, Director Amnesty International New Zealand.   Dear Mr.Blaydon,   Has AI asked for an   ” independent investigation and accountability ” from the US for it’s alleged violations of human rights in the same manner as AI has been doing with Sl and relentlessly pursued  it as AI has been […]

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APFEJ expresses shock at self-immolation in Guwahati

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Asia-Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists (APFEJ) Dhaka, 25 February: Asia-Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists (APFEJ) has expressed deep shock and sorrow at the self-immolation of a Guwahati city dweller demanding land-settlement and urged the authority to initiate due consultations to  resolve the issue amicably. The journalist forum also appealed to hundred thousand conscious citizens of […]

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Sri Lanka rejects High Commissioner Pillay’s call “to establish an international inquiry mechanism”

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN, Geneva The Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) has rejected the call by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navnanethem Pillay’s  “to establish an international inquiry mechanism to further investigate the alleged violations of IHRL and IHL and monitor any domestic accountability process in Sri Lanka”, saying “it […]

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‘Defending non-implementation of LLRC recommendations’ – a reply

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Bodhi Dhanapala Canada February 23, 2014, 9:12 pm Mr. Harim Peiris, writing in The Island newspaper (22. Feb. ’14) and criticises the post-LTTE policies followed by the government. His rebuke begins as follows: “The argument used by the government … contrary to all the facts, is that it has in fact implemented much of the […]

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අතිගරු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිඳුන් රටට ලබාදුන් නිදහසේ ආගමනය, පටු ‍දේශපාලනය හමුවේ ආපස්සට හරවන්න දෙන්න බැහැ.

Monday, February 24th, 2014

  විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්”à¶º නà·à¶­à·’ඥ පවිත්”à¶»à· වන්නිආරච්චි මැතිනිය.  à¶…තිගරු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිඳුන් රටට ලබාදුන් නිදහසේ ආගමනය, පටු දේශපාලන උවමනාවන් මත යළි ආපස්සට හැරවà·à¶¸à¶§ ඉඩදිය නොහැකි බව විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්”à¶º, නà·à¶­à·’ඥ පවිත්”à¶»à· වන්නිආරච්චි මැතිනිය ප්”à¶»à¶šà·à· කළාය. අමාත්”à¶ºà·€à¶»à·’ය පෙන්වාදෙන්නේ කොටි ත්”à¶»à·ƒà·Šà¶­à·€à·à¶¯à¶º පරාජය කර රට එක්සේසත් කිරà·à¶¸à·š ක්”à¶»à·’යාවලිය, ජාත්”à¶ºà¶±à·Šà¶­à¶»à¶ºà·š ඇතැම් කොටස් වලට දරාගැනà·à¶¸à¶§ නොහැකි බවයි. […]

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Can Washington Overthrow Three Governments At the Same Time?

Monday, February 24th, 2014

By Thierry Meyssan The power of a state is measured by its ability to defend itself and to attack on one or more fronts. In this context, Washington is trying for the first time to show it can overthrow three governments simultaneously: Syria, Ukraine and Venezuela. If it succeeds, no government would be henceforth able […]

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Genetic Fallacy: How Pesticide Companies Silence Scientific Dissent

Monday, February 24th, 2014

By Dr. Mercola There are plenty of indications suggesting that the evidence-based paradigm across sciences is built on quicksand, having been largely bought and paid for by many major multinational corporations. Nowhere is this more evident than in the chemical industry, where pesticide companies posing as “biotechnology” firms specializing in genetics have peddled their wares […]

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Tragedy Of Indian Politics Today: Tail Wagging The Dog

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Courtesy The Sunday Leader The imbroglio that resulted among the New Delhi government, the Tamil Nadu state led by its Chief Minister Jeyaram Jayalalitha and the Supreme Court caused a constitutional crisis which was stalled by the ruling of the Supreme Court but unless the basic issues that precipitated the crisis are resolved, it is […]

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