Archive for September, 2014

The creators of Islamic terror (US & Allies) can condemn Islamic Jihad – why can’t Myanmar and Ven. Wirathu?

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge The US and Allies are open in their condemnation of Islamic militant groups and now these noble nations have taken upon themselves to vanquish the ‘enemy’. It is a totally different matter that these Islamic militants find their daddies in the very nations that are supposedly ‘going after’ them. Yet, when nations […]

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India Jails Jayalalitha – Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu & Lessons for Sri Lanka

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge The sentence was short and sweet. The Judge John Michael D’Cunha 1,300-page judgment was as follows: Jayalalithaa is convicted under Section 13 (1) (E) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. Immediate imprisonment in a Bangalore prison – Jayalalitha ceases to be both MLA and Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu 4 years in jail […]

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Court of Appeal moved against ‘genocide’ letter

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

By Chitra Weerarathne Courtesy Island Petitioners, P. G. Ravindra Nirosha of Nugegoda and several others have complained to the Court of Appeal that the IGP and the Attorney General has failed to enforce provisions of the Penal Code against 28 members of the Northern Provincial Council and five members of the Eastern Provincial Council who had […]

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Terrorism can be rewarding! – The exception to the rule

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Mahinda Weerasinghe 2003/02/16/ The invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union in 1979, through a reckless decision by Brezhnev and a tiny coterie of politburo members, unlocked a Pandora’s box. USA’s incumbent President, the 2002 Nobel peace prize winner Jimmy Carter, naturally perceived the Soviet invasion, not merely as a threat to its interest, but […]

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What exactly do the Buddhists in Sri Lanka fear?

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge If Sri Lanka’s 70% Sinhala Buddhists are today surprised that their grievances are not being locally or internationally articulated the reasons lie with the Christian dominated media, the commercially bribed political establishment, the urban Buddhist clergy hypnotized towards inter-faith ideology and majority Buddhists still unable to comprehend that the reach of Buddhism […]

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රෙද්ද ගැලවුණ ජයලලිතා “අම්මා” 

Monday, September 29th, 2014

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම ජයලලිතා ටැමිල්නාඩ් මහ ඇමති වශයෙන් 1991 දී තෝරා පත් වුන විට ඇය පඩියක් වෙනුවට ගත්තේ මාසෙකට එක රුපියලක් පමණය. ඇයට දැන් බොහෝ පිරිමි වඳියි. එය එසේ මෙසේ වැඳිල්ලක් නොව හතර ගාතෙන් වැටී බිම දිගාවී කරන වැඳිල්ලකි. මාසෙකට ගන්නේ රුපියලක් පමණක් නම් එසේ දේව අඟනක් සේ නොසලකා කොහොමද? ඇයට දැන් කියන්නේ “අම්මා” කියාය. කරුනානිධි […]

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Downfall of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa

Monday, September 29th, 2014

P.A.Samaraweera Jayalalithaa who was accused of a Rs 660 million disproportionate assets case had been sentenced to 4 years imprisonment by the  Special Court in Bangalore. The main accusation had been she had undervalued her assets. She had been fined Rs 1000 million. She had lost her post as Chief Minister and she is also barred from […]

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‘Militarization’ in North Sri Lanka – Don’t believe stories. Go and see for yourself

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge  The accusations of ‘militarization’ of North Sri Lanka are many. They come from the same culprits converging to meet the requirement of their funding sources with the ultimate goal of generating enough negative publicity so that the Government is forced to reduce/relocate its military from the strategic posts that it now protects. […]

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The Buddhist Jātaka Stories and the DSM based Mental Disorders

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D. That millions of people share the same forms of mental pathology does not make these people sane.”  Erich Fromm The Jātaka stories or Jātaka tales are a voluminous body of folklore concerned with previous births of the Buddha which is based as a collection of five hundred and fifty stories. Originally […]

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The Salient Realities That Exonerate Sri Lanka From Rights Accusations Portrayed  By Discerning Nations With No Vested Interests, Prejudices Or Bias

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial September 29th. 2014   It seems like a time for reckoning and aligning with salient realities that Sri Lanka has been backed by 22 nations against the UN rights probe threatening to malign her credibilities as the breaking news emerges. This coincides fortuitously with Sri Lanka President’s visit to the UN where […]

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Ven. Ashin Wirathu – Welcome to Sri Lanka

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge The negative media campaign built against Ven. Ashin Wirathu has had its ripple effect. His message is drowned in a campaign that has projected him as a ‘Buddhist Terrorist’. In a world where 95% of violent conflicts around the world are Muslim together with the realization that behind all these Islamic groups […]

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President Obama “No negotiations with terrorists: Lethal force is what they understand” – Sri Lanka used military force to eliminate terrorists while rescuing 300,000 people

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

 Shenali D Waduge George Bush Jnr once said ‘you are either with us, or you are with the terrorists’ – Sri Lanka took that advice. The key word is ‘terrorists’. Thankfully, LTTE became defined as terrorists not just in Sri Lanka but 32 nations inclusive of the USA. What is odd is that in delivering […]

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Life Abroad – Part 97 GENIAL FINALE – VAGUE FAÇADES (Interaction With The God’s Men in Cloth – (Pt. V– conclusion)

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Dr.Tilak Fernando At the height of the LTTE terrorism in Sri Lanka, a delegation from the Council of Churches in the UK visited home on a peace promoting exercise. Upon their return, Sinhala expatriates in London had an interaction meeting with the team that visited Sri Lanka, which turned out to be a vociferous incident. […]

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President Rajapaksa and UN Secretary General meet in New York

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

By Janaka Alahapperuma The meeting between President Mahinda Rajapaksa and United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Sessions was held at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City last evening (27 Sec). President Rajapaksa outlined the developments that have taken place in the North and East in a […]

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“We have to live together- must help each other,” PM Modi tells Sri Lanka

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday morning (27 Sep) held talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which key issues, including bilateral, political and regional, was discussed on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York. This was the second meeting between the two leaders after […]

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CKDU-What needs to be done

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

R.M. GAMINI RAJAPAKSE [B.Sc. Hon. (Peradeniya), Ph.D. and D.I.C. The Editor of “The ISLAND” Newspaper,  I have studied over 300 journal  articles and WHO reports pertinent to Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Aetiology (CKDU) prevailing in Sri Lanka, and together with my opinions and studies, I prepared a detailed presentation on “CKDU REVISITED”, which I […]

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REALITY CHECK: THE WEST FACES A CHALLENGE FROM MUSLIM YOUTH.

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Dr D.Chandraratna. Perth W.Australia Remember the time that Sri Lankans were under the hammer from the terrorists; the Central bank bombing, Anuradhapura massacre, the Airport destruction to name just a few. And every time we were exhorted to talk to the terrorists and soon forgotten and shelved until the next carnage eventuated. Sri Lankans felt […]

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Existential fears of Buddhists in embattled Burma and Buddhist nations

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge Why has it become customary to view affairs only from the lens of Christian West nations and through their communication channels? If the world can ask ‘why is the world ignoring Myanmar’s Rohingyas’ why can’t the world ask ‘what are the fears of the Buddhists of Burma?”. When the world does not […]

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MUSLIM COUNCIL IS DENOUNCING FOREIGN MUSLIM TERRORISTS AND REQUEST LANKANS TO BE VIGILANT AGAINST   THEIR INFILTRATION!!!

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Mahinda Weerasinghe Intelligent Muslims of the region are getting panicky by reports that Al-Qaeda is setting up shop in South Asia. Violent Islamic terror groups are on the verge of targeting the Indian sub-continent it’s been reported. In fact the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka is aware that their laid back life style would be […]

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‘TIME’ MAGAZINE WAS WRONG:  BURMESE NATIONALIST MONK WIRATHU STANDS VINDICATED‏ 

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge There is a common thread that runs through the histories of Buddhist countries; they have all been the victim at one time or the other of aggressive incursions made by people of Abrahamic faiths i.e. Christians or Muslims. This process has not ended. It still continues unabated and with greater ferocity. When […]

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UVA AND DEVOLUTIONARY POLITICS

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Nalin de Silva The Uva Provincial Council has been won by the SLFP. Though officially the candidates contested under the UPFA it was SLFP all the way from the day of nominations and the other constituent parties except of JNP of Wimal Weerawansa and some Tamil parties were not to be seen in any of […]

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ඩී ඩී ටී, පරිසර දූෂනය සහ රෝග මර්දනය .

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

චන්ද්‍ර ධර්මවර්ධන විසිනි. මේ නොබෝ දා ” ඩෙන්ගු සහ වකුගඩු රෝග මඩංගු කිරීම අසාර්ථක ඇයි? අපේ වැරදි විශ්වාස නිසා ද?” නැමැති හිස්තලයක් යටතේ ම විසින් සපයූ ලිපියකට පිලිවදන ලියූ කිහිප දෙනෙක් විය. එම පිල්වදන් වලට එහිම පිලිතුරු දෙනවා වෙනුවට අලුත් ලිපියක් සැපයීම උචිත යැයි සිතුවේ ඊට අදාල පින්තූරයක්ද සැපයීමේ අදහසිනි. තවද, එම ප්‍රතිවාදකයන් කියූ කරුනු […]

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President Rajapaksa holds discussions with world leaders enhancing bilateral relations

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is currently in New York City, after delivering his address at the 69th Sessions of the United Nations General Assembly held discussions with several state leaders enhancing bilateral relations. In the series of meetings being held by the President with world leaders at the UN Headquarters he has […]

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World Fellowship of Buddhists (China) Conference 2014 – Resolution to establish Standing Committee on Conflict Resolution

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Senaka Weeraratna The 27th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists  will be held in Baoji, Shaanxi Province, China from 14 – 19th October, 2014. This is the first time that WFB will be having a General Conference in the People’s Republic of China. The theme of this Conference is ‘Buddhism and Public – […]

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Like Minded Group Joint Statement says ” the intrusive mandate given to the OHCHR by Res. 25/1 to carry out investigations on Sri Lanka is unwarranted”

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Geneva  Twenty-two developing countries of the Like Minded Group (LMG) in Geneva, in a joint statement made through its Chair – Egypt, have said the Group “believes that the intrusive mandate given to the OHCHR by Res. 25/1 to carry out investigations on Sri Lanka is unwarranted, especially in the context where […]

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Lavrov: Western bloc headed by Washington rejects UN principle that all states are equal

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Courtesy RT Get short URL Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York September 27, 2014. (Reuters/Eduardo Munoz) 2.1K5805 Trends Iran tension, Syria unrest, Ukraine turmoilTags Conflict, EU, Europe, Human rights,Meeting, Politics, Russia, Security, USA The US-led Western block rejects the principle of the equality […]

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Ireland’s first Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosque opens in Galway

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

By A. Abdul Aziz. Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community inaugurates Maryam Mosque According to Ahmadiyya Press Department, U.K., the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad inaugurated the Maryam Mosque (Mosque of Mary) in Galway, Ireland on Friday, September 26, 2014. It is the first Mosque […]

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Bangalore Court convicts TN Chief Minister Jayalalithaa

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

By Manjula Fernando- Daily News A special court in Bangalore yesterday convicted Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram, in an 18 year old, Indian Rs.66.65 crore disproportionate assets case, the Indian Media reported. After finding her guilty on all counts, the AIADMK leader has been served a four-year jail term and a Rs 100 crore […]

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UNSC Resolution 2178 Addresses Sri Lankan Concerns Too

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Dilrook Kannangara The world is at war again. Periodic repetition is a hallmark of wars on a global scale. However, the little space these wars provide must be exploited to overcome similar problems opportunistically. For instance UNSC resolutions against cross border terrorists helped Sri Lanka cut funding to Tamil terrorists and ban a large number […]

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Like Minded Group Joint Statement says ” the intrusive mandate given to the OHCHR by Res. 25/1 to carry out investigations on Sri Lanka is unwarranted”

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Geneva  Twenty-two developing countries of the Like Minded Group (LMG) in Geneva, in a joint statement made through its Chair – Egypt, have said the Group “believes that the intrusive mandate given to the OHCHR by Res. 25/1 to carry out investigations on Sri Lanka is unwarranted, especially in the context where […]

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