Archive for March 31st, 2014

Vindictive Navi Pillay too biased to conduct impartial inquiry

Monday, March 31st, 2014

H. L. D. Mahindapala  The final count in the UNHRC which did not give US-UK-EU-OHCHRC resolution a clear cut majority in a body of 47 members has become controversial with one side claiming that it is half full and the other side saying that it is half empty. Whatever the political arguments may be, it […]

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Reading Election Results

Monday, March 31st, 2014

 By Gomin Dayasri    At the rehearsal a marquee was propped to entertain voters – it need be reassembled at the next outing with future elections getting hotter and closer. Who will stand on the victory stand? Is it the obvious candidate, as always?  Eyebrows will be raised if the opposition finds a common candidate.  Provincial […]

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OF COURSE A LANDSLIDE! People have reiterated faith in government

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Ishara Mudugamuwa Courtesy The Daily News The UPFA acquired one million more votes than the UNP. It is a runaway landslide. The UPFA has also obtained 525,000 more votes than the combined opposition, SLFP Treasurer and Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said. Looking at the outcome of the WPC and SPC elections […]

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NED grants to Sri Lankan Groups

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Mahinda Gunasekera Toronto, Canada March 31, 2014 Mr. Carl Gershman President National Endowment for Democracy 1025 F Street NW, Suite 800 Washington DC 20004, USA Dear Mr. Gershman, Re: Grants made by the NED to Sri Lankan Groups I am a Canadian of Sri Lankan origin who is very much concerned about funding programs and […]

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Resolution an example of politicisation of human rights – China

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Courtesy The Daily News Sri Lanka’s efforts at achieving national reconciliation and significant progress in many spheres received support of countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America during the adoption of the resolution on March 27 and consideration of the High Commissioner’s Report on Sri Lanka on March 26 at the Human Rights Council. China’s […]

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Noise pollution and religion -An open letter to Bhikkus, Fathers, Priests and Moulavis

Monday, March 31st, 2014

 Mohamed Faizal,  Eravur-Courtesy: Sunday ‘Nation’ (Sri Lanka) Dear respected scholars from different religions in Sri Lanka, I am writing this open letter to you seeking a religious verdict on an important issue that has grave ramification for a lot of people – use of loudspeakers in religious premises. I think you have a responsibility to […]

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