Archive for April 3rd, 2014

LTTE Fronts Banned – Sri Lankan envoys abroad must now deliver

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Shenali D Waduge  LTTE and 15 other LTTE fronts have been banned by the GOSL under UN Security Council Resolution 1373 w.e.f 1st April 2014. The order signed by External Affairs Minister Prof. GL Pieris based on recommendations by the Secretary Ministry of Defence and Urban Development as the Competent Authority will hereafter regard persons, […]

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UNHRC resolutions and the politics of discomfiture

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

By Malinda Seneviratne For Sri Lanka, the only relevant resolution at this year’s UNHRC sessions is the one tabled by the United States of America.  It is relevant because it was on (read ‘against’) Sri Lanka.  If, however, the world is serious about the UNHRC and therefore whatever resolutions are tabled, voted on, adopted or […]

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Arbitrary Interpretation and a Resolution

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Palitha Mapatuna  According to the newspapers, a resolution had been passed in March, 2014 in Geneva to request the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) to undertake an investigation into a domestic matter of Sri Lanka.  Accordingly, questions had arisen whether an investigation into an internal matter of a sovereign state would […]

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Regarding The Motion Passed on March 26th Against Sri Lanka

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Mal Munasinha Canada April 3rd, 2014   Hon. Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons Ottawa, ON   Honourable Prime Minister   Motion Passed against Sri Lanka   It is with outrage, that I find in the Hansard, the motion that was passed on the 26th of March, 2014, against the Sri Lankan […]

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Life Abroad – Part 73 “HIDDEN PAST OF BOURGEOISIE LSSP”

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Dr.Tilak Fernando “All politicians are great bluffers, hood-winking the people all the time” wrote a member of the blood line of Colvin as a feed back immediately after reading my last week’s column under the heading ‘Trotskyites Sang Sai Bajans’! He (name withheld) remembers “how protests organised by N.M always ended up smashing all the […]

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The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka held its 7th Annual Research Conference

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka held its 7th Annual Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences on 27th, 28th and 29th March 2014 at the Mahaweli Centre for which nearly 400 papers was submitted. The chief guest was Prof. Kshanika Hirimburegama, Chairperson of the University Grants Commission. Others in the photo are Prof. Ranjith Senaratne, Vice Chairperson of […]

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