Archive for March, 2014

Life Abroad – Part 72-TROTSKYISTS SANG SAI BAJANS!

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Dr. Tilak Fernando As mentioned in my ‘Life Abroad Part 71’, another Sri Lankan from down under, Nicky Karunarathna from Australia, has come out forcefully with his personal experiences against the LSSP activities of the by- gone years, having read episode 70 under the caption ‘Vivian gave beans’. It is not my wish to get […]

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How the feudal Vellahlas dug their own graves -Part III

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

H. L. D. Mahindapala  The Vellahla political class/caste that dominated Jaffna politics in the feudal and colonial times as sub-rulers under the colonial masters was hoisted by their own petard when they passed the Vadukoddai Resolution on May 14, 1976. It was an official declaration of war by the ruling Vellahla elite against the democratically […]

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Sri Lanka pointedly rejects US sponsored Resolution

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Courtesy The Daily News Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha responding to the High Commissioner’s Report on Sri Lanka, informed the UN Human Rights Council on March 26, 2014 that rather than encourage and support the ongoing reconciliation process in Sri Lanka, as well as the constructive engagement […]

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Ambassador Aryasinha says request to the Office of the High Commissioner to undertake a comprehensive independent investigation reflective of partisan politicised agenda”

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Sri Lanka Mission Geneva 26 March 2014 Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha responding to the High Commissioner’s Report on Sri Lanka, informed the UN Human Rights Council on 26th March 2014 that rather than encourage and support the ongoing reconciliation process in Sri Lanka, as well as […]

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Burial of Reconciliation If UNHRC Resolution Passed

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Dilrook Kannangara It will be the burial of reconciliation if the UNHRC resolution goes ahead. The best chance for reconciliation was immediately following May 2009 when the war ended. However, the Tamil community driven by vengeance, defeatism and false beliefs of Tamil homelands, and due to the absence of a Tamil leader with foresight, reconciliation […]

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Colonial rulers violated Human Rights – former CJ

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Sandasen Marasinghe Courtesy The Daily News Emergency Regulations which is a focal point of foreign communities were introduced to the Sri Lankan legal system by British Colonial rulers. The same was used to imprison heroes like Philip Gunawardena and Dr. N. M. Perera even without a court trail, former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva said. […]

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Navi Pillay’s abuse of power

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Kalinga Seneviratne  Courtesy:  Dhaka Courier (Bangladesh) Focus on UNHRC Part 1UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) head Navi Pillay’s current campaign against Sri Lanka over alleged human rights violations ” along with similar campaigns against Libya and Syria earlier ” could jeopardize the cause of human rights around the world, as Sri Lanka forcefully challenges her […]

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The Persistence Of A Deluded UN Rep Laced Visibly In Her Conflict Of Interests Hell Bent On Pursuing Sri Lanka Impedes Progress!

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Insight By Sunil Kumar March 27th 2014   At the UNHCR Summit it appears almost in desperation that The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, in a statement after presenting her report on Sri Lanka today at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva has said that an international investigation is a must in […]

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India has fallen for Navi Pillai-US trap – Balkanization of India to begin

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Peace without lies In 1818 to quell the rebellion against colonial British, Indian sepoys were ordered from India. They arrived in Sri Lanka to serve their white masters.   These Indian troops remained in Ceylon from 1818 to 1920 – how many years…. 102 years in Sri Lanka.   India is again serving the white […]

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US-UK sponsored resolution HRC#25 of March 24, 2014

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Mahinda Gunasekera Toronto, Canada The Members of the UNHRC – 2014 Geneva Dear Heads of Missions to the UNHRC, Re:  US/UK sponsored resolution HRC#25 of March 24, 2014 relating to Sri Lanka It is indeed regrettable that the USA and UK thought it fit to bring up a resolution for the third successive year relating […]

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Minnesota Buddhist Vihara celebrates 10th anniversary

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

By Shelton Gunaratne  The Minnesota Buddhist Vihara (MNBV) will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Sunday (March 30, 2014). A guest monk, the Venerable Pallebage Chandrasiri Nayaka Thera, chief monk  of Oregon Buddhist Vihara, will conduct the Atawisi Buddha Puja and anusasana. The Venerable Witiyala Seewalie Nayaka Thera, the founder-president of the vihara, said that he came […]

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SC clips Wigneswaran’s wings

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Supreme Court yesterday issued an Interim Order suspending the operation of the Administrative Standing Instructions of the Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran.   The Bench comprising Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, Justices K.Sripavan and Sathya Hettige issued the Interim Order until the final determination of the fundamental rights petition filed by […]

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Divided Catholic Church crippled by racist priests -Part II

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

H. L. D. Mahindapala The names of the  205 Catholic priests listed in the anti-Sri Lankan letter sent to UNHRC reveals the low depths to which the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka has fallen. It reveals  that the Catholic Church is divided on ethnic lines into two irreconcilable camps. It confirms that the Tamil-wing of […]

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Another Appeal to the Honourable Delegates to the 25 Session of the UNHR Council, Geneva

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Charles.S.Perera                Your Excellency USA  has great scientists and technicians who have develop technology to reach into the outer space.They sent  men to the moon.  But the minds of the American  Presidents, even Senators and those of the US State Department have not seen a parallel development, remaining at a  primitive level  following the rule of […]

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Travesty of Justice in the name of Human Rights at UNHRC compounded by Bias of Navi Pillai

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

by Senaka Weeraratna Attorney – at – Law The term ‘Bias’ is defined as an inclination of temperament or outlook to present or hold a partial perspective and a refusal to even consider the possible merits of alternative points of view. An individual may be biased towards or against another individual, a race, a religion, […]

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Muslim Community Looks Back at 125 Years of Changing the World

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

By A. Abdul Aziz. 23 March 2014, marks the 125th anniversary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community ” a global Muslim community that has evolved from very humble beginnings into one of the most dynamic social, humanitarian and spiritual movements in the world today. The community was established in 1889 in Qadian, a modest Indian village, by […]

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Establish a Self Governed Tamil State in Canada

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Ira de Silva London, Canada Members of Parliament & Senator Segal  I am forwarding an article that appeared on March 23, 2014 in a Sunday newspaper in Sri Lanka. http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2014/03/23/time-to-establish-a-self-governed-tamil-state-in-canada/. Please review it urgently as it provides a solution not only for Sri Lanka, but for Tamil Nadu, India in their goal to separate from India.  […]

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India is an ENEMY and not a FRIEND

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Malin Abeyatunge For the second time in succession, India has voted against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC for the resolution brought by USA and its allies against Sri Lanka. Let our President at least now realize that India is not a friend and for that matter Pakistan is a sincere friend. Of course, she has […]

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Canadian Sri Lankans in Toronto holds a large protest rally front of USA Consulate

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada Canadian Sri Lankans in Toronto held a large Hands Off Sri Lanka protest rally in front of the USA Consulate on Monday March 24 2014 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  The rally was organized with the leadership of Sri Lanka United National Association of Canada [SLUNA – Est. 1983] The rally […]

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Australian Response To Pressure On International Inquiry On Sri Lanka

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM Spokesperson, United Sri Lanka Association, Lower Hutt New Zealand. To:Hon Julie Bishop MP Foreign Minister of Australia Australian Parliament , Canberra. Re ; Australian Response To Pressure On International Inquiry On Sri Lanka Dear Ms. Bishop, As Prime Minister Abbot and you as Foreign Minister contemplate Australia’s position on the resolution […]

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Let peace prevail in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

 George Rupesinghe  I have submitted the following to The Sydney Morning Herald in response to their editorial today. To The Editor The Sydney Morning Herald It is distressing that the Herald, too, has succumbed to the widespread propaganda of the defeated Tamil Tiger terrorists to draw a smokescreen over the decades-long conflict in Sri Lanka and […]

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Dispute on Sri Lanka War Crimes Escalates – March 23,2014

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Ira de Silva London, Canada The Editor New York Times New York, New York Dear Sir: Re: Dispute on Sri Lanka War Crimes Escalates – March 23 by G. Harris and D.Bastians There are several statements in this article that indicate to anyone who has a knowledge of Sri Lanka and the ground realities, that […]

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An Appeal to all Peace Loving Nations and People to Save Sri Lankan Muslim Community from Islamic Extremism

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

From Peace Loving Moderate Muslims – Sri Lanka. Secretary General, United Nations. The Commissioner, UNHRC. Secretary to the President of Sri Lanka. Secretary, Ministry of Defense and Urban Development, Sri Lanka. Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka. Secretary, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Sri Lanka. Hon. Cabinet Ministers of Sri Lanka. Ambassadors and High Commissioners […]

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Tamil-wing of Catholics aid and abet Tamil extremism – Part I

Monday, March 24th, 2014

H. L. D. Mahindapala Of the many contradictions, misinterpretations, distortions and perversions in the political culture of the north the role of religion, in all its dimensions, is the least explored and understood. In contrast, Buddhism has been explored almost exhaustively in the south, mainly to demonize it as the force that exacerbated inter-ethnic relations.. […]

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The UNCHR has been hijacked by the Superpowers !

Monday, March 24th, 2014

By Garvin Karunaratne-Formerly of the Administrative Service of Sri lanka  It is sad that the UNHCR, an international institute which should look after Human Rights has today been hijacked by certain Imperialist Countries  and is being used to punish sovereign countries that do not follow their dictates. The UNHCR of today was adopted by the  […]

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India Voting Against Sri Lanka Paves Way for a Comprehensive Defence-FTA Partnership with China in April

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Dilrook Kannangara India has been the bane of Sri Lanka since historical times. In addition to raising, arming, training, financing and protecting Tamil terrorist groups, India invaded Sri Lanka in 1987 and forced the 13A to the Constitution which has caused its share of miseries. Further, India voted against Sri Lanka twice at the UNHRC […]

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The Crimes against humanity by British Governor Robert Brownrigg – Butcher of Uva-Wellassa in Sri Lanka

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge ” Slaughter every man, woman, and child (including babes suckling at the breast)” were the orders given by Governor Robert Brownrigg (3rd British Governor of Ceylon from 1813 – 1820) to Maj. Gen. Hay MacDowell in 1818 that left the people in the agriculturally rich grain growing region of Uva-Wellassa of then […]

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EMDR in the Treatment of Addictions

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.    Abstract: This paper discusses the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in addictions providing two case studies.  Addictions have become a major public health problem impacting millions of individuals and their families. Although the etiology of addiction is multi-factorial clinical evidence shows that frequently the addictions are associated […]

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How the British Exploited Sri Lanka

Monday, March 24th, 2014

by J.B. M¼ller The Sri Lankan Diaspora overseas (mainly in Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the USA) eagerly and indiscriminately absorbs everything appearing about their Motherland in the international print and electronic media. All what is done is done in the na¯ve belief that there isn’t a spin on the news and that it […]

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Energy wastage is inevitable but why do we waste purposely, we don’t get it for free?

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Dr Hector Perera      London Most chefs and other people just fry this and that without due care to the emissions given out during the process of frying. Back home in Sri Lanka as well we fry far too many things to mention here. Usually for lunch and supper some fried fish, “papa dams” dry red […]

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