Archive for September 30th, 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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