Archive for September 3rd, 2014

LTTE Accountability & UN failure : 3 decades of UN inaction in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Shenali D Waduge The last phase of the war suddenly became a concern to the UN and its associated bodies and they were seen frantically trying to forge some sort of deal with the GOSL using ‘civilians’ as an excuse. The frantic appeals made on behalf of ‘civilians’ that the LTTE claimed were voluntarily joining […]

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Groping Towards Rational Foreign Policy Thinking?

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Susantha Goonatilake A window on the state of our foreign relations thinking is provided by several recent meetings. This take reflecting my own interests is a rather personal and selective account. Let me begin with New Delhi where TNA representatives who had earlier fronted for the Hitlerite LTTE, met Indian Prime Minister Modi and her […]

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War that changed Sri Lanka and the world

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Janaka Perera  Seventy-five years ago, on September 4, 1939, the huge guns of the First Heavy Regiment of the Ceylon Garrison Artillery boomed from the Rock house Battery , Modera.  It was practice firing that heralded colonial Sri Lanka’s (then Ceylon) entry into the Second World War that began the previous day.  The first intimation […]

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Response to the New York Times Editorial of- Aug. 23, 2014

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

 Neville Ladduwahetty The NYT makes stringent requirements of responders to their Editorials, such as not more than 150 words, full address and contact ##s, no release to any other publication, etc.etc.The following response was sent on Aug 26, 2014 complying with all listed responses. But it was not published. I feel free of the obligations […]

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New York Times – The Opinion Pages -SRI LANKA AND HUMAN RIGHTS: AN AMBASSADOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington DC SEPT. 2, 2014 To the Editor: Your Aug. 23 editorial Sri Lanka’s Intransigence,” about the government’s refusal to cooperate with the United Nations investigation into suspected human rights abuses during the country’s civil war, makes insensitive assertions about my country. Sri Lanka has enjoyed uninterrupted democracy since 1931. Last […]

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ලංකාවේ දුෂ්ඨ ත්‍රිකෝණය හා බොදු බල සේනාව

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම   බොදු බල සේනාවේ අදහස් හා මා 99.9% ක් ම එකඟවන බව ලියූ විට එක් පාඨකයෙකුට දැන ගැනීමට ඕනෑ වූයේ මා එකඟ නොවන 0.1% කුමක් ද යන්නය. ඔහු සියේට කීයක් එකඟ වනවාද කියා දන්වා මේ ප්‍රශ්නය මගෙන් ඇසුවා නම් මට උත්තරයක් දීමට ඉඩ තිබුණි. ඒ නිසා ඔහු මෙවැනි ප්‍රශ්නයක් ඔහුගේ පෙම්වතිය ගැන ඇගෙන් […]

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ඉන්දීය කම්කරුවෝ–ක්‍රිස්ටි වෙනුවෙන් පැහැදිලි කිරීමක්

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

 ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න 1949 ඉන්දීය  ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවට අනුව මුදල් ඉපයීම සඳහා වෙනත්  රටවලට   සංකර මනය වී සිටි සියල්ලෝම ඉන්දියානු පුරවැසි බව ට  හිමිකම් කියනඅ  යය් 1941  195 1953  හා 1954  වසරවල  දී.එස්. ඩඩ්ලි   හා කොතලාවල  ආදීන් ලක්ෂ ගණන් ඉන්දියානුන් බාරගැනීමට දී ථිබූ ලිඛිත හා වාචික පොරොන්දු ගැන ඉන්දියාව මතක් කරසිටියේය. ඉන්දීය කම්කරු චන්ද තමන්ට ලබාගැනීමට මොවුහු […]

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“Meet aspirations- put aside personal agendas”- President tells public servants

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa urged public servants to render an efficient, effective and dedicated service for the benefit of the people irrespective of any differences. The government provides every facility for the public services hoping the people will receive an efficient service from all the public servants. The President also noted that government […]

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