Archive for September 21st, 2014

Oscar Wilde: the Man who Challenged the Victorian Duplicity

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.  There are moments, psychologists tell us, when the passion for sin, or what the world calls sin, so dominates a nature, that every fibre of the body, as every cell of the brain, seems to be instinct with fearful impulses. Men and women at such moments lose the freedom of […]

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Why doesn’t the Government deport the British Ambassador and close down the British embassy and also sever all ties with this decadent Colonial enemy

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Sudath Gnasekara President Senior Citizens Movement Mahanuwara 22.8. 2014.  This is a latest news item reported in the Colombo Gazette of 12th Sept 2014  UK holds talks with TNA in Batticaloa Sept 12 (CG) British Deputy High Commissioner Laura Davies had talks with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in Batticaloa today, the TNA said. The […]

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Scotland’s Referendum for Independence and its Transparency

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

By Afshain Afzal Much ahead of commencement of referendum campaigns for the independence of Scotland, US President Barack Hussain Obama along with group of European Union leaders made it very clear that they wanted the United Kingdom (UK) to stay together. Aftermath referendum, in a statement issued at Brussels, the European Commission said the Scottish […]

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From the mouths of the Tiger: LTTE political wing leader Thamilselvan’s wife  

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Shenali D Waduge Tamil Diaspora’s bid to mislead us will not succeed’ said S P Thamilselvan’s wife, Shashirekha in 2011. The statement is self-revealing and conclusively states that the Tamil Diaspora has been misleading the Tamil people. It also means the Tamil Diaspora has been misleading the Tamil people. The interview itself is noteworthy to […]

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Remembering Mrinal

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: It was a memorial meeting with  intense emotion about an extremely talented cinematographer, who died young after facing an accident a decade back. Mrinal Kanti Das, who continues to be the first of many achievers from northeast India including the national award for best cinematography, met with the fatal road accident […]

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Mallika Hewavitharana, a legend of our time

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Lakshmi A. Perera July 28, 2012, The Founder of the Mallika Nivasa Samithiya Mrs. Mallika Hewavitharne the mother of Anagarika Dharmapala, founder of the Mallika Niwasa Samithiya, daughter of Muhandiram Andiris Perera Dharma Gunawardena. It was one of the foremost Women’s Buddhist Societies in colonial Ceylon, in an age when rigid sectarianism of class, caste […]

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US says IC could have prevented Sri Lanka’s civilian deaths – If US hadn’t invaded Iraq 1.5m Iraqi’s would be alive today!

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

 Shenali D Waduge The UN Human Rights Council sessions are in progress. The US, the world’s champion of human rights, rule of law and the living example of righteousness has through its delegation noted with concern the failure by the international community to act in Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur, Syria and Sri Lanka. Leaving aside the […]

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Guess what! World leaders promote GMOs for us while they eat Organic!

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Shenali D Waduge There is a saying that what is not good for the goose cannot be good for the gander. In other words, why are all those promoting genetically modified foods for the rest of the world not eating GMOs but eating organic? There is a list of politicians that support and promote GE […]

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Pope Francis – Is it wrong for Sri Lanka to seek an apology for the crimes of the Catholic Church?

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Shenali D Waduge The head of the Catholic Church and head of the sovereign nation known as Vatican City is to arrive in Sri Lanka in January 2015. It will be the 2nd visit of a Pope to a majority Buddhist nation wherein Catholics comprise just over 1million of a 20million population of which 14million […]

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ADHERENT AND AGNOSTIC TRYING TO UNCOVER TRUTH – Life Abroad – Part 96

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Dr.Tilak Fernando (Interaction With The God’s Men Of The Cloth – Part IV) 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 […]

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Royal Asiatic Society Sri Lanka (RASSL) Monthly Public Lecture on Monday 29th September 2014 at 5.00 p.m.

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Royal Asiatic Society Sri Lanka (RASSL) Monthly Public Lecture “The Urban Landscape: Should We Ape the West?” by Mr. Ashley de Vos, Dip. (Arch.) FIA (SL) on Monday 29th September 2014 at 5.00 p.m. at the Gamini Dissanayake Auditorium No. 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07  ALL ARE WELCOME Ashley de Vos is a Fellow of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, and […]

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THE LANKAN GANGSTER?

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

ALI SUKHANVER To the handful unlucky Pakistanis who dream of a very cordial rather brotherly relationship with India, the news of arrest of Arun Selvarajan, a Lankan national, would not be very much pleasing. The Indian media says this Lankan national is a spy working for Pakistan. Selvarajan was carrying two passports when he was […]

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LTTE member Vany Kumar : How many LTTE Terrorists have become “witnesses”

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Shenali D Waduge In September 2009 Channel 4 claimed we are unable to vouch for the independence of her testimony’ but there was no disclaimer and Vany Kumar was the star witness for C4’s ‘Killing Fields’ film. We soon discovered she was no witness but a member of the LTTE. Another lie caught red-handed. The […]

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SRI LANKA GDP GROWS 7.8% IN SECOND QUARTER OF 2014

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington DC Sri Lanka’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded by 7.8 percent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to same period last year, Department of Census and Statistics said in its Quarterly Estimates of Gross Domestic Product report released Monday. The total economic output in Sri Lanka, measured by the GDP […]

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Remembering Anagarika Dharmapala : The Sri Lankan identity must be based on the Sinhala Buddhist identity of Sri Lanka

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

 Shenali D Waduge September 17th marks the 150th birth anniversary of a great son of Sri Lanka. The name of Anagarika Dharmpala should not just be etched in stone and commemorated ceremoniously annually. The people must be aware of all that he stood for and all that he promoted. How many of today’s youth or […]

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A Strategizing to Maximize Benefits from Chinese Economic Expansion and Diversification

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Pathfinder Economic Flash Akin to figures painted on a wall Friends do not dodge at all May he be in joy or grief Hedge of genuine friends no brief (Salalihini Sandeshaya- Thotagamuwe Sri Rahula Thero) Sri Lanka has utilized its newly found freedom from 30 years of terrorism and bloodshed for the promotion of several […]

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Thank God for ISIS! – Who Profits from Wars?

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Shenali D Waduge  We dont know who they are but the ‘Made in US/UK’ signs are hard to miss. ISIS are the born again” of the Al Qaeda. The doubt is intensified because the enemies of the ISIS happen to be the very enemies of the West but to downplay that a few Western heads […]

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The forgotten civilians killed by LTTE : Kebithigollewa massacre 15 June 2006

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Shenali D Waduge LTTE or its fund raisers and supporters overseas and at home cannot argue collateral damage. The 15th June 2006 massacre was planned, well thought out, cadres designated for roles, type of murder to be committed decided, necessary arms and equipment made ready, the LTTE leader going through all stages of the planned […]

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Why is it hard to honor non-white inventors? Acknowledging Hindu Indian V A Shiva Ayyadurai – the Inventor of email

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Shenali D Waduge  Everyone will agree that we cannot do without email. How many of us know who invented it. Yet, even when the inventor, an Indian Hindu was honored recently by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi why did the Christian press keep a lid on the news. We must wonder if this was an […]

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අනගාරික ධර්මපාලතුමාගේ  සමාජ සංකෘතික විප්ලවය 

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග​  අනගාරික ධර්මපාලතුමාගේ ජීවිතය කැපවන්නේ සමාජය යහපත් කිරීමේ අරමුණින් කරන ලද අරගල නිසාය​.  එසේම මේ අරගල හිංසනයෙන් සහ බලහත්කාරයන් තොර වීමත්  අරගලය ස්වාර්ථය සඳහා යොදා නොගැනීමේ සාධකය නිසාත් කැපී පෙනෙයි.    ධර්මපාලතුමා සමාජ අසධාරනයන් අත් විඳින්නේ පාසල් කාලයේදීමය​. වෙසක් දිනයේදී පාසල් නොගොස් ආගමික වතාවත් වල යෙදීම නිසා ඔහුව සාන්ත තෝමස් විද්‍යාලයෙන් නෙරපා […]

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Foreign funded derogatory reports cannot match what world leaders saw and said about Sri Lanka

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Shenali D Waduge  There is a very well planned concerted effort, well funded and with the same think tanks involved compiling report using ‘unknown’ witnesses or witnesses who have ‘escaped’ and awaiting asylum or refugee status to depict the notion that Sri Lanka needs to be divided and the North liberated. The reports are giveaways […]

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How does the UN identify a Civilian from a Combatant (not a paper distinction)?

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Shenali D Waduge There are plenty of laws and conventions on how wars are to be fought, but those laws were for wars that did not have cowards manipulating them. Today’s wars are all proxy wars as state armies fight asymmetrical wars where from some corner or corners of the world, groups of people with […]

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දඩයක්කාරයා සහ ධවල හස්ථියා

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග​  වනයේ සැරිසරන ධවල ඇතෙකු පිලිබඳ ප්රිලාපය දඩයක්කාරයාගේ කනටද වැටුනු නමුත් ඔහු එය මායිමකටවත් ගත්තේ නැත. දඩයක්කාරයා වනයේ සෑම අස්සක් මුල්ලක් නෑර කරක් ගසා තිබේ. අලින් සිටින ගල්තලායාය , බෙරලියවැව ආදී පෙදෙස් ඔහු හොඳින් දනියි. වනයේ සිටින අලි ඇතුන් පවා ඔහු දන්නේය. අලි රංචුවේ නායකයා සද්ධන්ත ගෝමර ඇතෙකි. කන් කබරයා තනිව වනයේ […]

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LTTE War Crimes : Another Witness – Anna Neistat of Human Rights Watch

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Shenali D Waduge Anna Neistat Senior Research of the Human Rights Watch was interviewed by Steve Paikin through the tv program ‘The Agenda with Steve Paikin” in 2009. The allegations by Anna Neistat re-establishes and reiterates as well as reconfirms of LTTE war crimes in forcibly keeping civilians without allowing them to escape to safety, […]

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India and Pakistan on Jammu and Kashmir State

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

By Afshain Afzal The cease fire violations along Line of Control (LoC) on Jammu and Kashmir state as well working boundary between Indian and Pakistan led to renewed tension. During the weekly talks on telephone, Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan’s agreed on 26 August 2014, to reduce tension. They also […]

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A trace of memories from Kandy Dharmaraja College

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Dr Hector Perera        London I was attending Harischandra Vidyalaya at Temple road Negombo then I had a chance to sit for an entrance exam at Kandy Dharmaraja College. I went there with a helper then I met the headmaster Mr Wimalachandra of the junior school when I was near the playground. He spoke to me […]

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TNA & Chief Minister Wigneswaran – STOP COMPLAINING and start developing North Sri Lanka (TNA given Rs.1.385billion – Rs.380m only spent)

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Shenali D Waduge  Ever since winning the Northern Provincial elections in 2013, the TNA and its Chief Minister has been doing nothing but complain. Complaining, crying to foreign nations and leaders, going on sponsored visits round the globe, gallivanting to India to complain and now asking Tamil youth to act as spies is all that […]

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සිංහල රටේ දෙමලු

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

 ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න ඉතිහාසය  ඉගැන්වීම නතර කල එකම රට  මේ ලංකාව විය හැක  . අනිවාර්යයෙන්  ම සාම පුරවැසියෙකුටම  ඉගැන්විය යුතු වූ ඉතිහාසය නුගැ න්වීම නිසා  2009 වනතුරුත්  සිංහලයට තම රට බේරාගැනීමට ඉදිරිපත් වීමට තරම් කොන්දක් නැතිවිය  සීයට හත අටක ප්‍රමාණයකට බියවී  75% ක් සිටි එකම කාලකන්නි රට ලංකාව විය 9% පමණ දැන් සිටින ලංකාවේ මුස්ලිම් වරු  […]

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Sri Lanka demands to know if ITAK is pretending to seek a Federal solution but aiming for a Confederacy

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Shenali D Waduge  The ITAK has a new leader. He is Mavai Senathirajah. It is a perfect time to bring questions out into the open and seek answers to satisfy our doubts. Top on that list is the question is the ITAK constitution Federal or Confederal? We will not accept claims of being federal while […]

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Will The US and UK Ever Give Up Their Biased Attempts To Coerce Sri Lanka Over The Rights Issue? 

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial 8th September 2014 In the seemingly never ending coercion of Sri Lanka by the United States and Britain over UN instigated calls for human rights violations during the three decade long internal armed insurrection by Tamil Tigers, only one thing seems to  stand out as logical. It is reminiscent of flogging a dead […]

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