Archive for November 15th, 2014

Reconciliation – How far have Tamils extended the hand of friendship to Sinhalese?

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge The buzzword is reconciliation. It enters into every report, every public speech, every public statement and every communication. Yet, in real terms what does it mean and to whom should it apply? If there is any confusion it is primarily because people are finding it hard to differentiate Tamils from Tigers Terrorists. […]

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OHCHR’s collusion on Sri Lanka Investigation

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 14 November 2014 High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein UN Human Rights Council Palais Wilson, 52 rue des Paquis CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland. Dear Mr. High Commissioner Zeid: Five days ago I received  a nine page letter titled: Sri […]

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A ‘cartel’ has hijacked the State

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

 Courtesy Ceylon Today Former Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations and present Chairperson, Intergovernmental Working Group on the Rights to Development, Human Rights Council, Geneva, Tamara Kunanayakam, says the government and the Ministry of External Affairs has no direction or clear orientation to follow and she was pushed to step down due […]

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Pope Francis arriving in majority Buddhist Sri Lanka must apologize for the crimes of the Catholic Church?

Saturday, November 15th, 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 are […]

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Secession and the TNA stand

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Chandre DharmawardanaOttawa, Canada Writing to The Island Newspaper, 5-11- 2014, Dr. Nirmala Chandrahasan has contested one of the issues that emerges from the article published by Prof. Gerald Peiries (Island, 24 October) . In effect, Nirmala C suggests that, given the assertions found  in the TNA Manifesto, and the public statements of the Hon. Mr. […]

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UNP, JVP, JHU, DNA, TNA and Sarath N.Silva- the Birds of Feather Flock together.

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

By Charles .S.Perera Athureliye Ratana, Madoluwawe Sobita and Omalpe Sobita are naïve politicians playing into the hands of the political sharks of the opposition. They little understand that they are  being made the cats paw to draw political benefits for the opposition political parties. Ranil Wickramasinghe has now dropped every other catch phrase in favour […]

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China – Four days in Buddhist temple takes life back to a simple level

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

By Cang Wei in Wuxi, Jiangsu province (Courtesy China Daily, USA) Chen Yu was one of 50 city-dwellers chosen by Qixia Temple in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, to experience four days of traditional Buddhist life. And it was a body-changing experience. “I never took sleep and food this seriously,” Chen said. After seeing on the Internet […]

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The Šešelj Case: Justice At Last?

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

by Stephen Karganovic Courtesy  VINEYARDSAKER Blog After almost twelve years of extra-judicial agony at the Detention Unit of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at the Hague, on November 12 Serbian political leader Vojislav Šešelj returned home to Belgrade. True, the circumstances of his release (regarded as provisional” in the terminology of the Tribunal […]

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