Archive for September, 2015

‘Kahawatte Murder’ Wave and the Serial Killers of Sri Lanka  

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D. Serial killers kill for the power and control they experience during the murders and for the added ego boost they get in the aftermath from community fears, media coverage, and the police investigations. –          Pat Brown In 1999 I did a study with the help of Dr A.P Waidyasekara Consultant Forensic […]

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Sinhala Majority discriminated : Paid adverts ‘Tamil Only’

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Shenali D Waduge We have been told enough times that the minorities are discriminated by the majority. The paid media is quick to sensationalize and the international organizations find this an opportunity to advance their agendas for which foreign governments are ready to disburse funds. However, let’s stick to the principles of things. Where in […]

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PRAIRIE AWARDS FOR LANKAN JOURNALISM–Focus on Manik de Silva – Part 1

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

By Shelton A. Gunaratne Professor of communication emeritus, MSUM, and lead author of Mindful Journalism and News Ethics in the Digital Era: A Buddhist Approach (New York: Routledge, 2015) MOORHEAD, MN (28 Sept. 2015)– Because newspapers in Sri Lanka hide names of their editors and publishers from the general public while they clamor for legislation […]

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War winning army on the Geneva ‘human rights front’

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island The combined security forces concluded ‘Exercise Cormorant Strike VI’ with an assault on enemy bases, at Punnakudha, Batticaloa, on the afternoon of September 23, 2015. The exercise involved 2,500 troops, including Army Commandos and Special Forces. Launched on September 3, the exercise covered Pulmudai, to the north of Arugam Bay, […]

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Co-sponsorship of the Geneva resolution: Some reflections

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

by Prof. G.L. Peiris Courtesy Island The events of the last week demonstrate, with poignant clarity, the folly of naïve expectation and the need for realistic thinking. This cannot be better illustrated than by reference to the reassuring statement, barely hours before tabling of the Resolution, by the Cabinet Spokesman: “The (UNHCR) Report proposes establishing a […]

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SL judicial system isn’t equipped to probe war crimes: Zeid

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Courtesy The Daily Mirror UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein justifying the OISL report recommendation for a hybrid special court to address accountability issues in Sri Lanka, said the domestic judicial system is not equipped to conduct an investigation into the crimes listed in the findings. Addressing the ongoing 30th UNHRC session a […]

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Ekneligoda disappearence – Wives of detained military intelligence officers file Habeas Corpus application

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

By Chitra Weerarathne  The Court of Appeal yesterday issued notice on Director CID and six others to be present in Court on October 9, 2015 or be represented by a counsel. The notice is in respect of the Habeas Corpus applications, filed by the wives of four officers comprising four personnel, including a corporal, who […]

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New plan of action to advance human rights: President Sirisena

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Courtesy Adaderana We intend to implement a new programme and plan of action in Sri Lanka to advance human rights, President Maithripala Sirisena said at the General Assembly of the United Nations during the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly Meeting held at the UN Headquarters. Sri Lanka has played a very active and […]

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Jamaica calls for Britain to pay billions of pounds in reparations for slavery

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Courtesy The Guardian David Cameron is facing calls for Britain to pay billions of pounds in reparations for slavery ahead of his first official visit to Jamaica on Tuesday. Downing Street said the prime minister does not believe reparations or apologies for slavery are the right approach, but the issue is set to overshadow his trade […]

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The consumption of raw meat is often shown in British TV, why?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Dr Hector Perera    London The consumption of meat has grown significantly during the last few years, with one estimate of the global average in 2000 to be 38 kg/capita. The United States of America has the highest consumption rate of meat in the world, estimated to be around 82 kg/capita in 2000 alone. You also […]

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Syria could be Australia’s moment of truth: will we be independent?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Citizens Electoral Council of Australia Media Release Wednesday, 30 September 2015 Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has repeatedly conceded in the past few days that the policy pursued by Australia’s major allies to resolve the Syria crisis, premised upon the overthrow of Assad, hasn’t worked. Bishop told The Weekend Australian, Given Australia’s significant contribution to the humanitarian […]

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Why has the GOSL not translated the Geneva Resolution to Sinhala?

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Shenali D Waduge The West has helped deliver democracy to Sri Lanka via its new found partner in the present government. What is puzzling is the manner in which the GOSL has agreed to become co-partner of the resolution. The question is on what grounds has the GOSL agreed to co-sponsor the resolution and more […]

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Foreign ministry in deliberate attempt to mislead the public

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

By A Special Correspondent  Courtesy Island Sinhala translation of UNHRC draft resolution distorted and ‘sugar coated’ for public consumption September 29, 2015, 7:20 am The foreign ministry has posted on their official website the English language text of the US sponsored draft resolution on Sri Lanka which has been tabled before the UN Human Rights […]

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මහින්දව විදුලි පුටුවෙන් බේරුවා කියන, රනිල්ගේ දිව දෙකේ බොරු හෙළිදරව්ව.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

උපුටා ගැන්ම www.mahinda.info [1]. (i). මේ අලුත් යෝජනාවලියේ තිබෙන තවත් වැදගත් දෙයක්‌ තමයි අපේම යාන්ත්‍රණයක්‌ මගින් යුද අපරාධ සම්බන්ධයෙන් පරීක්‍ෂා කිරීමට ලංකාවට ඉඩ ලැබීම. පසුගිය ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා බලයට එන්නේ ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය සහ සංහිඳියාව ඇති කරන්නටයි. අපේ වැඩපිළිවෙළ නිසා හිටපු ජනාධිපතිතුමත් විදුලි පුටුවෙන් බේරෙනවා. හිටපු ආරක්‍ෂක ලේකම්තුමත් විදුලි පුටුවෙන් බේරෙනවා.” යැයි රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා පැවසූ බව 2015/09/28 […]

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මහින්ද – ගෝඨාභය ඇතුළු රණවිරුවන් බේරා ගන්නවා කියන රනිල්ගේ බොරුවට විමල්ගෙන් පිළිතුරු

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

උපුටා ගැන්ම www.mahinda.info ඇමරිකාව සමග ඒකාබද්ධ යෝජනාවක් ගෙනවිත් මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාව, ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාව සහ රණවිරුවන්ව බේරා ගන්නවා කියන රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතාගේ බොරුවට විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා පිළිතුරු ලබා දුනි. ඇමරිකන් යෝජනාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් අදහස් දක්වමින් නාරාහේන්පිට අභයාරාමයේ පැවැති මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාවකදී මේ අදහස් පළ කළේය. අනිත් අයටත් බලන්නට SHARE කරන්න.

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The Tamil Tiger Front Organizations Produced Fabricated Reports and Documentaries at the UNHRC Sessions to Frame Sri Lanka

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Courtesy Asiantribune.com: Toronto, 29 September, The Executive Committee of the Sri Lanka United National Association of Canada based in Toronto Canada has come out with a report alleging that the Tamil Tiger Front Organizations Frantically Scramble to Produce Fabricated Reports and Documentaries to Frame Sri Lanka at the 2015 UNHRC Sessions. The report reveals that […]

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Free Workshops by experts on Tea & Coffee on Saturday 3rd October 2015 at World Tea & Coffee Expo

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

PRESS RELEASE For all the Tea & Coffee fans, here’s a chance to sharpen your skills at exclusive and free workshops by leading experts of the field being conducted along the sidelines of The World Tea & Coffee Expo at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon East, Mumbai. Leading luminaries are conducting training workshops on the last […]

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Did Ancient Buddhist Tales Prophesy the DSM-5?

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Timothy Ness On the Sri Lankan social media platform LankaWeb, medical doctor Ruwan M. Jayatunge recounts stories of difficult states of mind described in the ancient Buddhist Jātaka stories and compares them to syndromes described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. “The Buddha used such stories to heal people with emotional and spiritual problems,” […]

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‘We want to know the truth’ -Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

By The Island News Desk  Courtesy Island * Resolution favourable to SL * ‘We would have faced sanctions’ * Prabhakaran waged two wars There was much more to the resolution to be moved on Sri Lanka at the UNHRC shortly than a probe into war crimes allegations, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the media yesterday […]

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All change at Central Bank station -Problems at Sri Lanka’s Central Bank

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Courtesy The Sunday Times As a series of unexpected transfers at Sri Lanka’s Central Bank were effected at the banking regulator causing uncertainty amongst officers on Tuesday, more transfers were likely to be put in place in coming days, informed sources said. Fifteen senior officers were transferred from their positions, including a few officials who […]

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ඇමරිකානු යෝජනාවේ මුල මැද අග – -ආචාර්‍‍ය දයාන් ජයතිලක

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

ආචාර්‍‍ය දයාන් ජයතිලක පසුගිය යුධ සමයේ මෙරට සිදුවුයේ යැයි කියන මානව හිමිකම් කඩවීම් පිළිබඳ සොයා බලා යුක්තිය පසිඳලීමේ ක්‍රියාවලියකට අප යා යුතු බවට ජාත්‍යන්තරය කිඹුල් කඳුළු හෙළනන්ට පටන් ගෙන බොහෝ කාලයකි. ජිනිවා මානව හිමිකම් කොමිසම සිය වාර්තාව ගෙන එමින් දෙමුහුන් අධිකරණයක් ගැන කියද්දී මෙරට දේශපාලනඥයන් යුක්තිය පසිඳලිමේ දේශිය යාන්ත්‍රණයක් ගැන කියනු ලැබුහ. එම කරුණු කාරණා […]

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ජීනීවා කෝළම

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

වංශපුර දේවගේ ජානක,  යුතුකම සංවාද කවය www.yuthukama.com අගමැතිතුමාට අනුව බටහිර රටවල් මෙරටට ආර්ථික සම්බාධක නොපනවන්නේ වත්මන් රජය විසින් කරන ලද කිසියම් දෙයක් නිසාය. එය එසේ නම් ඊනියා මානව හිමිකම් කොමිසමේ ක්‍රියාකාරිත්වය ගැන නිශ්චිතවම යමක් කිව හැකිය. එනම් මේ කොමිසම හරහා බටහිර රජයන් විසින් පසුගිය රජයට ප්‍රබල බලපෑමක් කර තිබිනි. ඉහත කොමිසමෙන් මෙරටට කිසිම තර්ජනයක් නොතිබුන බවක් […]

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THE OHCHR INVESTIGATION ON SRI LANKA:  A BRIEF ANALYSIS

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

DHARSHAN WEERASEKERA It’s been over a week since the report of the OHCHR investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) was released to the public, but, to the best of my knowledge, not even a single evaluation of the report, in terms of whether the evidence in the report establishes to any reasonable degree of certainty that […]

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What is Justice?

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Chandrasena Pandithage What are some of the benefits that a country derives from being a member of United Nations Organization? The answer is “What is the United Nations? The United Nations – also the UN is an international organization formed in 1945 to promote international peace, security and cooperation among member nations. The United Nations […]

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​Daham Sirisena justifies his trip to UN

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Daham Sirisena, the son of President Maithripala Sirisena, referring to his inclusion in the Sri Lanka delegation to UN, on Monday questioned, how could his attendance have a negative effect on the country? Posting a facebook note, he stated, How could my attendance be a negative effect to the country? How […]

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මහින්ද මැතිඳුන් ඇමරිකන් යෝජනාවේ භයානක කම පැහැදිළි කරයි.

Monday, September 28th, 2015

උපුටා ගැන්ම  www.mahinda.info එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සිලයේධී ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇති අමෙරිකානු යෝජනාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා අදහස් පල කරයි. ඒ මහතා විසින් අදාල යෝජනාව ගැන නිකුත් කර ඇති නිවේදනය මෙසේය. අනිත් අයටත් බලන්නට SHARE කරන්න.

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Several areas of concern in resolution- Mahinda Rajapakse

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Stating that the sponsors of the draft resolution on Sri Lanka had failed to heed the request of the Sri Lankan Ambassador in Geneva not to place primary emphasis on the alleged war crimes issue and to change their approach, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that there were several areas […]

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Why I became a Buddhist

Monday, September 28th, 2015

by A.E. Buultjens, B.A. Cantab. ( A public talk delivered in Colombo in 1899 ) The text of a lecture delivered by the late Mr. A. E. Buultjens B.A. Cantab. On 25th March 1899 at the Buddhist Headquarters, Colombo, Sri Lanka Why I, though born and educated as a Christian, gave up my belief in […]

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S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike – Why I became a Buddhist

Monday, September 28th, 2015

“The requests made to me to deliver and write articles on this subject have been numerous. I have been very reluctant to accede to these requests because a man’s religious convictions are surely one of those very personal matters that he shrinks from exposing and parading before the public gaze. However much a man’s life […]

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Meeting With Sri Lankan President At UN General Assembly In New York

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM Spokeperson, United Sri Lanka Assn. Lower Hutt NZ Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, NZ Parliament. Dear Mr. Key, I write as a member of the National party and as a representative of the Sri Lankan community in New Zealand , to convey some  information & sentiments, which we feel […]

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