Archive for April 5th, 2014

The National New Rice Festival holds in Anuradhapura under President’s patronage

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

By Janaka Alahapperuma The National New Rice Festival (Aluth Sahal Mangalyaya) – 2014 was held near the historic Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The New Rice Festival or the ‘Aluth Sahal Mangalyaya’ is considered as thousands of years old ancient tradition which was launched with the arrival […]

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Combat Related PTSD Among The Sri Lankan Army Servicemen

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D. Abstract The study investigated combat related PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and psychosocial problems among Army servicemen who fought in the Eelam War in Sri Lanka. A total of eight hundred and twenty four (824) Sri Lankan Army servicemen of the infantry and services units who were referred to the Psychiatric […]

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Bias and UN Human Rights Council Duplicity

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Senaka Weeraratna Attorney at Law – Courtesy The Daily News 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, […]

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Government’s goodwill not reciprocated: LTTE fronts ban comes after years of tolerance – Dr. Kohona

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

By Manjula Fernando Courtesy The Daily News Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr. Palitha Kohona said the proscription of 16 organisations under the UN resolution 1373 which called for international cooperation for suppressing terrorism financing, was what required now after years of patient tolerance of the actions of these fronts. Sri Lanka’s […]

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Canadian Tamil Congress categorically rejects the Sri Lankan Government’s reactive measures to the recent UN Human Rights Council resolution

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

The Canadian Tamil Congress Last month, United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution 25/1 mandated the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to conduct an independent investigation into, “serious violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes by both parties in Sri Lanka,” which was seen internationally as a victory for human rights […]

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