Author Archive for Shenali Waduge

Sri Lanka Gender Quotas for WOMEN: Reality & Practicality

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Not everyone can or wants to enter politics. Not everyone can or wants to be a politician. There have been plenty of women in politics some making a global name for themselves like Sirimavo Bandaranaike and they did so without a women’s quota even existing nor expecting any special privileges because they were women. In […]

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Proscribed LTTE Tamil Tigers make a mockery of UK Terrorism Act

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Shenali D Waduge According to the UK Terrorism Act of 2000 it is a crime to wear or carry any item portraying reasonable suspicion of support to a proscribed organization. In 2001, UK proscribed LTTE as a foreign terrorist organization together with 45 other foreign terrorist organizations. In 2009 Tamil demonstrators in London were carrying […]

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What next for President Rajapakse & the SLPP

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

The best way to predict the future is to create it – Abraham Lincoln 10th February 2018 will go down in history as a watershed moment in Sri Lankan politics. It beat previous startling outcomes of 1956 and 1977. The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna a lifespan of just 2 years electorally thrashed parties that had […]

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RESPECT THE PEOPLE’S VOICE: NO to Constitutional Changes, Division of Sri Lanka & Witch hunt against the Armed Forces

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

For 3 years’ people’s democratic voice was stifled by denying elections. The so called international community kept silent not insisting on elections being held. However, finally after an island wide local government election, the People have spoken – the silent majority have spoken and the Government is bound to now listen. Though the official election […]

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Britain’s VVIP Terrorists the LTTE: Case of Brigadier Priyankara Fernando

Friday, February 9th, 2018

We want truth & justice” – oh yes, so do we. But we need to get some facts cleared first. Can the British Government please explain to the world why LTTE remains banned in the UK since 2001 while LTTE supporters are free to carry LTTE flags, hold pro-LTTE rallies and scream Our Nation Tamil […]

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Investigate due process followed by Human Rights Council/OHCHR Head on Sri Lanka

Monday, February 5th, 2018

  Has the UN & its key bodies followed due process on UN member sovereign Sri Lanka? How does the UN system handle terrorist movements & what international laws are applicable to them? In what manner can the UN intervene without violating its own Charter and how sure is the UN on the evidence or […]

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Nothing to celebrate about a Dominion Status in 4 February 1948. Sri Lanka must celebrate 22 May 1972 Republic Day

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Between 1948 and 1972, Ceylon was independent but remained a dominion status where the head of state was the Monarch of England. At the time of Ceylon Independence George VI was King of England. His daughter Elizabeth II became Queen of England and Head of State of Ceylon from 1952 to 1972. Moreover, UK still […]

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Prince Edward, Chief Guest at Sri Lanka’s 70th ‘independence’ must visit the Exhibition on Colonial Crimes

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Shenali D Waduge  In 1505 landed in then Sinhale, the Portuguese, the first of the European Christian explorers. Thereafter, came the Dutch and finally the British who gave an independence with dominion status in 1948. Sri Lanka is marking the 70th anniversary of an independence from foreign rule by inviting a representative and relation of […]

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Present day conflicts are a result of artificial borders & divide & rule policies of Colonial Rulers  

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Shenali D Waduge There is a reason to say majority of conflicts today are a result of policies of colonial rulers. Western European invader-rulers have done much damage to the world. There is little they can argue against this. Creation of artificial states & amalgamating new states have been a legacy that continues to haunt […]

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Multicultural victim: White Briton’s want their country back  

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Shenali D Waduge  The term multiculturalism maybe new but the concept has existed for centuries. People of different ethnic, religious, traditions, cultures, customs etc have been living together for centuries. However, those that have reconceptualized multiculturalism have a preconceived plan to erase customary historical-cultural-religious non-Abrahamic ethos and replace it with a newly created culture or […]

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Citizens must oppose Political solutions: They do not solve People’s Problems – They solve Politicians Problems

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Shenali D Waduge We can all agree that democracy has become a farce in practice. Political parties will go down on their knees and beg for people’s vote promising to deliver the sun & the moon but after elections voters will see only a convoy of cars, bodyguards, advisors & be greeted with ‘Minister is […]

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Revoke 13th amendment – a threat to both India & Sri Lanka

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Shenali D Waduge The Indo-Lanka Peace Accord was signed on 29 July 1987. JR Jayawardena signed on behalf of Sri Lanka & Rajiv Gandhi signed on behalf of India. What it achieved, what it did not achieve is just as important as what both countries need to now decide about its continuance! The scenario is […]

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Sri Lanka’s Peril: Attempting to go beyond a Federal constitution as a solution to an unknown problem

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Shenali D Waduge We seem to love to go round the mulberry bush and in circles. Why do we need a new constitution? Who is asking for a new constitution? What in the present constitution needs to change, why and who wants it changed and are all these changes aligned to what the common & […]

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UN officials in Sri Lanka: “We see only LTTE terrorists”

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge Manjari Dissanayake is the daughter of Former Sri Lanka Navy Spokesperson Commodore D.K.P Dassanayake. Thinking the UN to be righteous, unbiased, transparent she arrived to hand over a complaint on behalf of her father and others to the UN officials who came to investigate those arbitrarily detained. She was in for a […]

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UNHRC head Prince Zeid reconfirms our position that UN is a monetary-influenced biased puppet 

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge After reflection, I have decided not to seek a second four-year term. To do so, in the current geopolitical context, might involve bending a knee in supplication; muting a statement of advocacy; lessening the independence and integrity of my voice – which is your voice.” The sentiments expressed by present UNHRC head […]

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No Sri Lankan Government can betray the 2600 year Buddhist History of Sri Lanka

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge No committee or government voted for a term of office or sponsors of regime change can touch an island held together by a Buddhist heritage of over 2600 years. All attempts to do so must be opposed and stopped. Buddhism is part & parcel of the National Identity of the Island. From […]

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Racism & Separatist mentality of Tamil leaders with evidence

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Shenali D Waduge Even to dance the tango the two have to dance to not only the same tune but to the same steps. What is clear from the very statements by Tamil leaders and their representative parties over the years is that their demands remain fixated while they expect the other party to be […]

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Colonialism is the root cause for the majority of present global issues

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge The World Bank says 1.4 billion people in developing countries are living under extreme poverty. All of these are former colonies drained off their wealth. Not many know or are informed of the legacy of colonial crimes committed by European colonial explorers together with the Church. Invasion, occupation, plunder, murder, elimination of […]

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Who birthed LTTE & Tamil Militancy & who later adopted it?

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge The world is demanding to know how and who killed the LTTE. Based on this same logic shouldn’t we have the right to know who created, who funded, who armed, who financially supported, who provided logistics & material support, who promoted & campaigned on behalf of the LTTE? The beginning of the […]

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If India had not helped Prabakaran escape in June 1987…there would be no May 2009

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge  How many are aware that Prabakaran was cornered in Vadamarachchi in June 1987? How many are aware that India actually threatened Sri Lankan Government to order its troops to set him free? How many are aware that India helicoptered Prabakaran out of Sri Lanka to India? The order came from the very […]

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Media Freedom under UNP

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge The Prime Minister loves to take pot shots at opponent’s every time he lands himself in a quandary. It is his tactic to divert attention from his misdemeanors. The Bond Scam being a prime example has seriously damaged his clean record that has been his saving grace among UNP voters to argue […]

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Sri Lanka Civilian Casualties – why is UNHRC refusing to accept 7721 figure?

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge Hot on the heels of Lord Naseby questioning the British Government & exposing the duplicity & bias of the UNHRC, it is time for the UN to come clean and explain why they have been selective in picking civilian casualty estimates. Why are they shy from releasing the UN Country Team report […]

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Retired Police Heads of Sri Lanka say “Do Not Devolve Police Powers to the Provinces”

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge If anyone is qualified to speak on law & order in Sri Lanka it is these former Chiefs of Police with years of service, experience and now able to deduce aspects of law & order and its consequences as a result of political decision making. Therefore, their opinion against the Interim Report […]

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Sri Lanka must set up a LTTE Terror Remembrance Museum on the lines of Vietnams War Remnants Museum

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

 Shenali D Waduge If the GOSL can allocate state funds to allow Northern Provincial Council to build a LTTE memorial then the GOSL must build a Memorial for all the Victims of LTTE Terror. It is getting tedious to be countering lies that are being publicized globally by well-funded campaigns generated from criminal syndicates that continue […]

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Jaffna University–TNA commemorate LTTE ‘TAMIL HEROES’ – Did Diplomats & UN attend too?

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge In a shocking turn of events unabashed commemoration of terrorists & mass murderers are taking place – dead silence by the Government & nod of approval by the very countries who are still hounding senile men in their 90s accusing them of being former Nazi’s and locking them up in prison. There […]

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If anyone is commemorating LTTE dead, they are celebrating every person killed by LTTE

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge LTTE remains a banned terrorist organization both in Sri Lanka & in 32 countries. Ever since the present government came to power through a well-planned regime change bizarre events have taken place going so far as to bring a new constitution that was mooted as an agreement with sections of present Govt […]

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Former Colonial Powers have no moral right to speak on Accountability without atoning for their colonial crimes

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Shenali D Waduge Today, proudly promoting themselves as the international community, the Western nations who have become first world nations as a result of the plunder & murder of the third world are preaching accountability. No country with soiled hands has a right to speak without atoning for their crimes & apologizing for them first. […]

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Resonance of the Massacre 1818-2018: Art Exhibition depicting Colonial Crimes of Portuguese, Dutch & British – November, 25,26,27

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge  History cannot be kept hostage by lies or kept hidden because it exposes the perpetrators many whom project themselves as human rights angels expecting us to forgive and forget the crimes they committed as policy during 500 years of colonial rule. To depict the suffering inflicted by these foreign invaders upon our […]

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Diplomatic appeasement: The misconception of Sri Lanka losing international support

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge In international relations there are no permanent friends only permanent interests. That explains why Germany & Japan are best of buddies with the very countries that bombed them! It also explains the manner politicians cross over and sing hosannas for those they previously were at loggerheads with. It should also explain that […]

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Origin of Self-determination for Tamils is Tamil Nadu: Homeland for World Tamils is Tamil Nadu  

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge We must first understand the premise that the same ethnic group cannot evolve in 2 different countries and both cannot seek self-determination separately in the two different countries. If we agree to this fundamental theory, we can move forward to see which country Tamils first birthed in for it is that country […]

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