Author Archive for Shenali Waduge

Recalling of Sri Lankan Armed Forces from UN Peace Keeping Missions: Questioning mandate of Sri Lanka HR Commission

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Two important factors need to be highlighted. Firstly, are all nations nominating tri-forces/police for UN peace keeping roles vetted by the respective human rights commissions of their countries & secondly on what valid basis does the UN have to request the recalling of Sri Lankan forces nominated for peace keeping citing war crimes record?   […]

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UN/Human Rights Activists where are you? TNA MP rapes 56 females & sells rape tapes for Rs.200

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

All these years the fabrications & humiliations targeted against the armed forces of Sri Lanka has been many. Even the UN system has blatantly misused their status and have based on hearsay chided the armed forces & ridiculed them going so far as to quote these unproven allegations on their reports thus tarnishing the image […]

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Prof. Channa Jayasumana’s shocking revelation: Darusman panel’s 40,000 figure was plucked from what Ranil Wickremasinghe said in 2008!

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Prof. Channa Jayasumana has made a startling revelation & one that will add to the already increasing embarrassments the UNHRC is facing. We have all been wondering from where this 40,000 figure that was battered across mainstream media came from & first officially quoted by the Ban Ki Moon personal panel. Initially, it was thought […]

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Questions for Human Rights Watch on Return of Land in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Sri Lanka Government slow to return land” says Human Rights Watch in an 80 page report titled Why can’t we go home”: Military occupation of land in Sri Lanka”. HRW refers to land owned only by Tamils & occupied only by the national army. This is a major faux pas on the part of a […]

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Questions for the Office of Missing Persons /Reparations Sri Lanka

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

  A lot of people are coming forward to give their expert opinions on how the war should have been fought. You wonder at times, where were all these people when LTTE were carrying out suicide attacks, assassinations & bombing missions throughout 3 decades. Why could they have not come out with all these templates […]

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Reparations: Yes to compensation for non-LTTE Tamils – No to compensation for LTTE terrorists

Monday, October 8th, 2018

LTTE remains a banned terrorist organization not only in Sri Lanka but in 32 countries including India, US, UK, Canada, EU, Malaysia. The UNSC Resolution 1373 incorporated by the GOSL in April 2014 has listed 15 foreign-based organizations as LTTE fronts warranting the countries from where these fronts are functioning to investigate & hold them […]

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Sri Lanka should make NO COUNTER-RESOLUTION until Darusman Report-OISL & UNHRC Resolutions are CHALLENGED.

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

We demand answers. Ban Ki Moon 3 member panel is a personally appointed panel, how did this report become the foundation for a UNHRC investigation against a UN member state & how did this investigation & Ban Ki Moon report become the basis for 3 resolutions against Sri Lanka is the explanation UN has to […]

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How does LTTE diaspora make money & is any of it spent on Tamils? NO

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

It is a perfect time for Tamils in particular the non-LTTE supporting ones to wonder how much LTTE has been making using Tamils as an excuse. It is also a good time for Tamils to wonder how far Tamil politicians have delivered, also using Tamils as an excuse. LTTE & Tamil separatism have thrived for […]

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Sri Lanka’s Conflict: Response to proponents of the ‘Both sides must take blame’ theory

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

A few days back I wrote an article titled Shouldn’t the UN & World give priority to the Victims of LTTE killings first” to which the following comment has been circulated to me & a host of others. In case there are others peddling the notion that both sides must take equal blame, I would […]

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UNACCEPTABLE: Placing Sri Lanka Army & LTTE on par but holding War Crimes Tribunals for ONLY SL Army

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Several clarifications need to be made. There is a concerted & subtle effort to place a national army on par with a terrorist movement, while at the same time demanding war crimes tribunals only for the SL Armed Forces? How can this be entertained? A country has only one armed force & that is its […]

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Shouldn’t the UN & World give priority to the VICTIMS of LTTE killings FIRST?

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

We are a little puzzled at the manner the UN & the so called international community are handling post-LTTE defeat Sri Lanka. Whatever LTTE is now being presented as, what no one can ignore is the fact that the men, women & children that comprised the LTTE were nothing but cold-blooded murderers. No one forced […]

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Where’s the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission report: 3,830 LTTE violations & 356 GOSL violations

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

On 22 February 2002 the then Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe & LTTE facilitated by the Norwegian Government signed what is known as the Cease Fire Agreement (CFA) thereafter on 18 March 2002 the Norwegian Government & the GOSL signed a status of mission agreement to establish the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission to which both GOSL […]

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What is the West & Saudi doing to Yemen & where is the UN?

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Heartbreaking photos are being relayed across the social media of children in hunger. These photos raise to the surface many a question & hypocrisies that prevail in global diplomacy & highlights the bias of international peace bodies & human rights activists. We are not bothered by who is right but what should concern us is […]

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Self-Determination for the Sinhalese as a distinct ethnic group with a distinct language

Friday, September 21st, 2018

    It is time the Sinhalese asserted their rights. It is time the world knew the history & heritage of the Sinhalese – people found nowhere else but in the Sinhale nation, people who had a distinct language, distinct culture & customs. One of the first myths that need to be cleared is that […]

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19th amendment STOLE the People’s sovereignty & 20a will do worse

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

There is a big question mark as to the eligibility of the government that was appointed in 2015 immediately after the election of a President by a Presidential election. At the Presidential Election held on 8th January 2015 the people were exercising their inalienable right to elect the person they saw fit to elect as […]

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Ranil’s dilemma – Carrying orders of West/LTTE or saving UNP electorally

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Never before has Ranil’s political acumen been put to the wire. For 22 plus years he has managed to bluff his way riding on the West’s media campaign strategists that have backed him throughout & projected him as a Mr. Visionary, a façade easily sold to a gullible green vote base. This has enabled him […]

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Kofi Annan turned UN into a puppet of imperialists

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

As the customary outpouring of sympathies flow across the continents for the former UN Secretary General, there are some hard truths no one can ignore. Kofi Annan served as UN Secretary General for 2 terms (10 years) from 1997 to 2007. He was the first official to rise through the UN bureaucracy to become a […]

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Trial in Absentia – Declare Guilty Colonial Britain & Governor Brownrigg for crimes against humanity

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Sinhale as it was called when the European colonials landed was never invaded but the island was ceded as a result of weak leadership & unpatriotic rulers & selfish advisors. Not much different from the scenario of late. Having ceded parts of the island & the whole of the island in 1815 by the Kandyan […]

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Sri Lanka’s Presidential Elections: Western Province/Kalutara District – Voters & Demographic Influence

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

By Shenali D Waduge Western Province comprises 3 districts (Colombo, Gampaha & Kalutara) Kalutara comprises 8 electoral polling divisions. The analysis covers 3 main elections – Presidential, General & Provincial Councils. Keeping to the official census statistics of 2012 the island’s population stood at 20,359,439 (20m) 5,851,130 (5.8m) or 28.7% of the Islands 20m live […]

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The difference in Imran Khan & Ranil-Sirisena Good Governance government

Monday, August 20th, 2018

  Sri Lanka saw a major shift in policy at all levels with a Western-Indian backed regime change in 2015. A wave of promises, a string of election campaigns, a powerful island-wide campaign that artfully covered sentiments of the general populace to want to get rid of the former government transpired into an euphoric assurance […]

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What’s ‘National’ in Yahapalana’s National “UNITY” Government?

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Since the January 2015 Presidential Elections, we have been experiencing a wave of irregularities bordering illegalities. That the holier than thou West has taken patronage of the ruling party together with their international coterie of players denies any prospects of highlighting or negating the irregularities taking place. However, these wrongs need to be etched into […]

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Maithripala Sirisena’s Election Promises

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Maithripala Sirisena left the Sri Lanka Freedom Party to contest under the SWAN symbol from the party National Democratic Front. His election manifesto was released at the Viharamahadevi Open Air Threatre in December 2014. His key promise was a ‘Compassionate Maithri Governance – a Stable country’. Over 62lakh people believed in this assurance & voted […]

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Sri Lanka’s Presidential Elections: Western Province/Gampaha District – Voters & Demographic Influence

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Shenali D Waduge Western Province comprises 3 districts (Colombo, Gampaha & Kalutara) Gampaha comprises 13 electoral polling divisions. The analysis covers 3 main elections – Presidential, General & Provincial Councils. Keeping to the official census statistics of 2012 the island’s population stood at 20,359,439 (20m) 5,851,130 (5.8m) or 28.7% of the Islands 20m live in […]

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Land-Resource Sell-Out: Companies becoming more powerful than Countries

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

The winners of globalization, international trade agreements, privatization, neo-liberal economic capitalism are none other than the multinational corporations. They are least bothered about religion, ethnicity, culture, or preservation of history or heritage. Everything is looked at from a commercial & profit making angle. All they desire is profit at any cost and where they select […]

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Germany arrests LTTE for killing Sri Lankan soldiers – Sri Lanka arresting Sri Lankan soldiers!

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

The title crudely portrays the hypocrisy that prevails in the present government’s policy in not siding with the national army against a banned terrorist movement that does not enjoy any international legal provisions given its status as a banned non-state actor and a country has every right to take action against it in the larger […]

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Sri Lanka take lessons from failed federal solutions!

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Only about 15% of the world’s countries are federal. The notion that the UN or the International Community have fixed templates for conflicts has proved an absolute sham. All of the countries the UN & international community have been involved in & helped deliver mechanisms for what they deem to be ‘the best solution to […]

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Dr. Krishan Ramasundaram says “What the Sri Lanka Army is doing for the Tamils the TNA is not doing”

Friday, July 27th, 2018

  Dr. Krishan Ramasundaram from the Arunalu People’s Alliance should shock many people in particular those who are holding supposed to be unbiased & non-partisan positions for their lies too are exposed by the statements made by this doctor who says the Tamil people in the North are happy with the Army, they treat the […]

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Federal constitutions are for large countries – Small Sri Lanka doesn’t need federalism or asymmetrical federation

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

 Federal constitutions exist in 26 countries including US, Canada, Russia, Australia, India, Brazil & federal features also prevail in China. What do these countries all have in common? Their size. It is because of the size & the difficulty in governing directly from the centre that federal constitutions were created to hand over some powers […]

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The removal of Chief Justice –  ShiraniB & Mohan Pieris & hypocrisy of NGOs & civil society!

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

We have had 2 Chief Justices removed in the recent past. There was much fanfare over the removal of the first on the premise of unfair removal while the removal of the second was met with virtually complete silence. Let us take both these examples to highlight some of the hypocrisies that prevail. A country’s […]

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Minister Amunugama – Promote the Alliance of Buddhist Nations while acknowledging Senaka Weeraratne who conceived the idea

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

On 9th July 2018 the ‘Island’ Newspaper carried a report titled Minister Amunugama proposes alliance of Buddhist countries in the region”. Minister Sarath Amunugama declared that he would initiate the alliance while attending a seminar for heads of Pirivena in Kandy. http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=187627 While welcoming an initiative of this nature given that other international Buddhist organisations such […]

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