Archive for October 23rd, 2016

GOSL delisted LTTE fronts have not changed – sowing seeds of Disharmony again

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Shenali D Waduge  The Sri Lankan government by a extraordinary gazette in November 2015 delisted 8 organizations that had been listed in 2014 as LTTE fronts supplying material support to the LTTE under UNSC Resolution 1373. The reason for the delisting was given as in the spirit of reconciliation. The Foreign Minister’s response was that […]

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Kandula – ‘the king of elephants’

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

By Rohana R. Wasala (Following is the entertaining story of Kandula, the battle elephant of king Dutugemunu, pieced together from incidental details found in the classic historical epic poem The Mahavamsa of the 5th CE, which I consider a rich source humour, humanity and wisdom. This article recently appeared in the Sri Lankan daily The […]

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LATEST UN ATTACK ON ARTICLE 9 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SRI LANKA WHICH GIVES BUDDHISM ITS RIGHTFUL PLACE AMONG RELIGIONS

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan Courtesy:  Ceylon Today The visiting Independent Expert on Minority Issues of the Human Rights Council Rita Izsak-Ndiaye noted that despite there being a semblance of peaceful coexistence between different religious groups, there are challenges in relation to minority religious groups who face difficulties in constructing certain new places of worship and […]

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Rigged Elections Are An American Tradition — Paul Craig Roberts

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Paul Craig Roberts Do Americans have a memory? I sometimes wonder. It is an obvious fact that the oligarchic One Percent have anointed Hillary, despite her myriad problems to be President of the US. There are reports that her staff are already moving into their White House offices. This much confidence before the vote does […]

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Blackmail? ‘UNHRC resolution attempt to quash Russian-Syrian anti-terrorist op in Aleppo ‘

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

  RT Under threat of war crimes charges, the UNHRC resolution on Aleppo is attempting to make the humanitarian pause in the city permanent and ensure the offensive against terrorists there is not resumed, says former GOP senate foreign policy adviser Jim Jatras. TrendsSyria unrest The UN Human Rights Council has voted to launch a […]

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Brazil: The Billion Dollar Coup

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

By James Petras Information Clearing House October 13, 2016 “Information Clearing House” – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was removed from office through a well-organized, carefully planned operation among the corrupt Brazilian political elite, closely linked to the stock-market, financial institutions and foreign energy companies. This ‘legislative coup d’état ’eliminated the democratically-elected ‘political intermediaries’ and installed […]

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COPE, Licchavis and King Kosala

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Editorial Island October 23, 2016, 8:01 pm Parliamentary standards continue to fall and space for political dissent is rapidly shrinking in spite of last year’s regime change, whose architects promised a radical departure from the past. Members of the ruling coalition are already intoxicated with power; they think they are omniscient, and always lord it […]

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