Archive for February 11th, 2016

Is Sri Lanka heading towards a Kangaroo Court?

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Shenali D Waduge  A weekend newspaper brought the news of an 11 member Consultation Task Force to enforce provisions of the US-backed resolution which Sri Lanka co-sponsored in 2015. UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparations and Guarantees of Non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff is to arrive in Colombo next week. The names […]

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Zeid dictates harsh terms to Sri Lanka

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

By A.A.M.Nizam – MATARA UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein who ended a four day visit to Sri Lanka yesterday and extensively listened to the views and opinions of the Tamil community and failed to hold discussions with the Sinhala community organizations or joint opposition members said that it was the […]

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We proved Einstein right!’ 100 years on, gravitational waves confirmed in breakthrough research

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Courtesy RT Scientists at Washington’s National Science Foundation and Moscow State University have confirmed the discovery of Albert Einstein’s gravitational waves. The breakthrough, possibly the biggest in physics in a century, could be the key to new understanding of the universe. Recent rumors of the success in detecting gravitational waves, or as some scientists put […]

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Govt-UNHRC deal compared with Kandyan Convention

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Courtesy The Island Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday described the pledge given by the government to implement  UNHRC resolution as a great betrayal comparable to the Kandyan Convention of 1815 Following is the full text of President Rajapaksa’s statement: The President and Prime Minister have given the UN Human Rights Commissioner an assurance that last […]

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HAMBANTOTA –INACTIVE AND STAND STILL

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Every day I read news  headlines of all the National news papers about  making incidents in FCID located in BMICH and legal news about Kaduwela  Courts and Traffic congestions in Welikada due to movements of some politicians and their poor little rich kids who have been bullied by the political hopper eating […]

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Fonseka’s nomination draws flak from Human Rights Watch

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

T. RAMAKRISHNAN  Courtesy The Hindu Says “the government may protect senior military leaders suspected of widespread abuses.” The nomination by the ruling United National Party (UNP) of former Commander of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and founder of the Democratic Party Sarath Fonseka to Paliament has been criticised by the Human Rights Watch, a global human […]

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Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to Beijing’s embrace

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

 Courtesy The Economic Times Just over a year after a new leader was elected and Sri Lanka’s business ties with Chinacame under close scrutiny, Colombo is reversing course by resuming a stalled port project and naming Beijing as the front runner for a new special economic zone. India is nervous about losing influence over the […]

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අප්‍රිකානු මිතුරන්

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

 වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග පුත්තලම් දිස්ත්‍රික් මානසික සෞඛ්‍ය  වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරී ලෙස ලෙස සේවය කරන ලද කාලයේ පුත්තලම් දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ ජීවත් වන අප්‍රිකානු සම්භවයක් ඇති ජනතාවට මානසික සෞඛ්‍ය ප්‍රවර්ධන වැඩසටහන් ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන ලෙස පුත්තලම් දිස්ත්‍රික්  සෞඛ්‍ය සේවා අධ්‍යක්‍ෂක වෛද්‍ය ආර් එම් එස් කේ රත්නායක මහතා මගෙන් ඉල්ලීමක් කලේය​. එම නිසා මම මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් කටයුතු කලෙමි. පුත්තලම් දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ ජීවත් […]

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Government moots canal transport in Colombo –News Item

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

DR Sarath Obeysekera As the ex-chairman Sri Lanka Land  Reclamation Corporation which owns and maintains canal system in Colombo and also as the Ex CEO of Colombo Dockyard and now a MD of a boat building company I can suggest following . Canal system gets dried up during drought period and over flow during rainy  […]

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British crimes against Tamil indentured laborers (coolies)

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Shenali D Waduge Winston Churchill said I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion” and that they were ‘breeding like rabbits’ so what did the British do, they transported them all over the world to be used as labor and to fester clashes under their famous divide and rule policy. No […]

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සිංහල බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතිය සුරකිමු. මහින්ද අගමැති කරමු. සම්මන්ත්‍රණය

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

 සිංහල බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතිය සුරකිමු-01   Nalin de Silva – 2016 02 08 – සිංහල බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතිය සුරකිමු මැ‍ය‍ෙන් චින්තන පර්ෂදය විසින් පවත්වනු ලැබු සම්මන්ත්‍රණය-2016 02 08 -පළමු ‍‍‍‍‍ක‍ොටස  සිංහල බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතිය සුරකිමු-02 Nalin de Silva – 2016 02 08 – සිංහල බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතිය සුරකිමු මැ‍ය‍ෙන් චින්තන පර්ෂදය විසින් පවත්වනු ලැබු සම්මන්ත්‍රණය-2016 02 08-‍ ද‍ෙවන කොටස

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UN Human Rights Chief confirms global participation in Sri Lanka war crime probe

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

By Daya Gamage – Asian Tribune Political Note Washington, D.C. 10 February (Asiantribune.com): Putting a firm lid to the confusion and dissenting views – mostly within the Sri Lanka administration – that the Geneva UN resolution of October 01 never envisaged global participation of legal luminaries to probe Sri Lanka’s culpability of war crimes, and […]

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