Archive for February 25th, 2014

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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