Archive for February 16th, 2014

Misguided Greens in Australia jump off the rails

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

H. L. D. Mahindapala Last week Sen. Christine Milne, the Leader  of the Greens Party in Australia, attacked in Parliament the human rights record of Sri Lanka echoing the usual anti-Sri Lankan rhetoric of the Tamil diaspora and  the I/NGOs. The Greens have been the virtual spokespersons for Tamil separatist lobby  in Australia. Some Tamil […]

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Pros and cons of ‘Curry Smell’ approach–A letter to the editor of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

By Shelton Gunaratne The (Fargo, ND) Forum’s recent attempt to focus on the Asian minorities in its circulation area is commendable. However, as a long-time journalism professor who trained some of the leading journalists in this area, I wish to confess my culpability for some of the lapses in The Forum’s shallow reporting approach. Let […]

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OPEN LETTER TO SENATOR CHRISTINE MILNE-AUSTRALIAN SENATE

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

By Kanthar Balanathan 15th February 2014 Senator Christine Milne Leader of the Australian Greens Senate Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600  Dear Senator, SRILANKA AND ITS HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT As a SriLanka born Tamil, patriotic SriLankan, and a patriotic Australian, I take this opportunity to write to you on a few questions relating to SriLankan peace and […]

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III- Focus on Sri Lanka – Canadian Parliamentary Hearings on Human Rights-III

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Review by: Chandre Dharmawardana, Ontario, Canada; Dec-2013 III- Focus on Sri Lanka – Canadian Parliamentary Hearings on Human Rights-III Review of the presentation by Directors, Foreign Affairs, 19- Nov- 2013 The separatist conflict in Sri Lanka and the souring of Canada against Sri Lanka. Document – 3   Source documents from the Subcommittee on Int. […]

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Myth – making on Rule of Law and Human Rights as having European Origins

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Senaka Weeraratna Much propaganda was made by the British and Christian Church in respect to the killing of Ehalapola’s family by the King of the Kandyan Kingdom, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe. This crime pales into insignificance when reads how the Tavora family was executed under the orders of the King of Portugal, Joseph I, in 1759 […]

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Sri Lankans in Geneva celebrate Independence Day

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Geneva The Sri Lankan community resident in Geneva and the environs came together to celebrate Sri Lanka’s 66th anniversary of independence at an event organised recently by the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva at the ILO premises. With over 250 Sri Lankans under one roof, […]

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