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West getting dose of karma: UK’s first female suicide bomb plotter inspired by Sri Lanka’s terrorists

Monday, July 6th, 2020

UK banned LTTE in 2001 but continues to turn a blind eye to LTTE fronts openly campaigning for LTTE and separatism. No amount of diplomacy or goodwill can change that. UK has also been sympathetic to Islamic extremism. There is little point in appealing to the UK Govt or authorities to realize the dangers. The […]

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MCC & Sri Lanka : Understand the larger picture

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Third World country policy makers as well as their citizens need to understand that ‘independence’ for former colonies is just a cliché and nothing else. All that happened under colonial rule continues under neocolonial policies & practices. Foreign aid and investment are a key component that continues to bind former colonies with aid-interest & debt. […]

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China donates 3rd batch of medical aid to Sri Lanka.

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Source: Xinhua Hu Wei (3rd R), charge d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy to Sri Lanka, hands over the list of medical aid donated by China to Sri Lanka’s Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi (4th L) at a handover ceremony in Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 24, 2020. China on Wednesday donated its third batch of medical […]

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Open Letter to the Sigrid Rausing Trust on Yasmin Sooka & ITJP

Monday, June 15th, 2020

This open letter to the Board of Trustees of Sigrid Rausing Trust is based on the SRT website & to seek clarifications regarding funding in particular as a large sum of funding is going to an entity that is on a smear campaign against Sri Lanka.  Your Trust, as per your websitecovers the Balkans, Central […]

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Is White Supremacism a pathological condition?

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

The story of America is all about take overs – taking other people’s land and taking away their lives. Land belonging to the Native Indians was taken away and many millions were exterminated. Americans are a mixture of the Viking murderer Leif Eriksson from Iceland who first landed in US in 986, mass murderer Christopher […]

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Comparing Sri Lanka’s July83 riots to US 2020riots following murder of George Floyd

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

Sri Lanka’s 1983 July riots” cannot omit to mention the killing of 13 Sri Lankan soldiers that presumably precipitated and justified the attack that came to be termed a ‘racial’ ‘ethnic riot’. No one thought to question how killing of 13 soldiers on 23 July by LTTE terrorists and an attack organized by the ruling […]

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Pathfinder National Security Strategy for Sri Lanka 2020

Monday, May 25th, 2020

The Pathfinder National Security Strategy was developed in 2018 for the previous government. Then came Presidential elections in November 2019. This meant it was not a document incorporating the vision or mission of the new President though it was handed to the new President immediately after Presidential victory.  Given that Pathfinder Foundation operates and is […]

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No Human Rights for foreign workers repatriated because of COVID-19: Unfortunate fate of Sri Lankan returnees from Kuwait

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Sri Lanka has marked its 10thCOVID-19 death with the news of a Kuwaiti-returnee passing away at a quarantine centre in Trincomalee on 25 May 2020. She was 51 years and had returned to Sri Lanka on one of the 2 flights which carried some 437 Sri Lankans by Kuwait Airlines on 19thand 20thMay. The 437 […]

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Sooka time for another report: Maj.Gen. Sanjeewa Munasinghe appointed Secretary to Ministry of Health

Sunday, May 10th, 2020

Sri Lanka is placed one among five countries successfully dealing with COVID-19 crisis, in a world, that as of 11 May 2020 has 4.1million COVID-19 cases, 283,868 deaths & just 1,493,401 recoveries. Sri Lanka has only 533 active cases and just 9 deaths. The commendation for this success goes to the Sri Lankan President and […]

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Multiculturalism is a Failure Globally: In Sri Lanka it has produced Zaharan

Sunday, May 10th, 2020

The multicultural concept was nothing but a political ploy first introduced to demonize the majority, denationalize the people and create a system that minorities could rule over the majority, their heritage and history had no place and majority had to give into minority whims and fancies. In the West, the experiment proved a great failure […]

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75th anniversary of World War Victory amid COVID19: Germany too celebrates. Will Tamils celebrate victory over LTTE?

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Those that demanded Sri Lanka stop ‘triumphalism’ when the nation celebrated victory over LTTE in May 2009, have been triumphing victory over Germany & Japan since 1945 by even enacting battle victories annually. V_E Day Europe has been celebrated annually since 1946 on 8 May. The 6year war ended with Germany’s surrender. Sri Lanka’s LTTE […]

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Ayurveda and COVIID-19

Monday, May 4th, 2020

N.A de S. Amaratunga Courtesy The Island It is necessary to place Ayurveda in its correct perspective in the context of COVID. In this regard one cannot do justice to traditional medicine without reference to the development of early science and medicine. Ayurveda, ‘Sinhala Vedakama’ and other similar traditional medicine are scientific in the broad […]

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Cabinet approves Rs. 10 Bn to procure 150,000 metric tons of fertilizer

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the procurement of 150,000 metric tons of fertilizer to cultivate 523,000 hectares of land during the upcoming Yala Season, says the Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Bandula Gunawardana. Speaking at the media briefing held this morning (29) to announce Cabinet decisions, the Minister revealed that an allocation of Rs. […]

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Is a constitutional coup brewing to reconvene Sri Lanka’s Parliament?

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

The calls to reconvene Parliament come from the same coterie of people who orchestrated regime change in 2015 capitalizing on a Presidential Election victory to bring to power a minority UNP government and place Ranil as PM without removing the sitting PM. A hurriedly cobbled ‘national government’ was created to dish out various roles to […]

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Powers of Sri Lanka’s Elections Commission to postpone/declare new date for elections

Saturday, April 25th, 2020

Sri Lanka is facing multiple issues. At a global & local level there is pandemic health crisis impacting the lives of all. Governance of country has fallen into the hands of the President & the Public Sector which is why it is important to have elections to enable a fresh government to join in the […]

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Criminal Negligence: Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Parliamentary Select Committee cheated the Nation & the Victims

Friday, April 24th, 2020

On 21st April 2019 multiple suicide attacks claimed the lives of over 300 innocent persons. These attacks took place despite 97 intel warnings from India the last coming hours before the first suicide bombing, giving venue, names of suicide bombers and even their phone numbers. No other country would have allowed the leaders elected to, […]

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Can Sri Lanka’s Elections Commission confirm NO DUAL CITIZENS have filed nominations?

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Article 92(b) and Clause 20(4) of the 19a and Article 91(1)(d)(XIII) of the Constitution says persons who are dual citizens are DISQUALIFIED from being elected as MPs or the President. If this is so the onus is on the Election Commissioner to ensure no MP submits nominations withholding that they are dual citizens. Has there […]

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THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 1956 Part 3

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS This essay lists some of the many changes and improvements made by the MEP government of 1956.  These changes, carried out between 1956 and 1958 have not got the recognition it deserves. UNP government followed an anti-communist and pro western foreign policy. The MEP government, on the other hand, swung to a non […]

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Community Opportunism: unfair media hype on cremation of covid-19 dead in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

A pandemic engulfs the globe with deaths nearing 200,000 and millions of confirmed cases documented. So far no one, not even the World Health Organization can firmly say what caused the virus, how the virus is spreading or what the cure for the virus is. Everyone is simply experimenting and making cautionary statements that often […]

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Amnesty International: LTTE says “Hoole is a Fool”

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

LTTE declared him anti-Tamil and anti-Hindu…. Sri Lankan’s question him on his bias and lack of integrity. What can we comprehend of his actions? Let’s go back a bit to understand. Amnesty International on 12 April 2006 issued a release regarding Ratnajeevan Hoole. It was issued immediately after his appointment as Vice Chancellor of Jaffna […]

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COVID-19: Muslims are also protesting burials

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Not only Muslims but people of all other faiths too have to deal with traumatic restrictions in bidding farewell to their loved ones amid a global pandemic. Muslim nations are having to modify or cancel their religious rites. While Muslim adherents globally are placing the health and safety of the living loved one’s over the […]

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Why didn’t 163 civil society activists and Sri Lanka Human Rights Commissioner speak on behalf of Sinhalese & Tamil New Year celebration cancellation too?

Monday, April 13th, 2020

On 5th April 2020, a group of 163 civil society activists & 17 organizations placed their names on a letter to H E President Gotabaya Rajapakse on behalf of the Muslims appealing to grant burial to covid-19 dead. This is not to argue against their petition but to ask 2 questions. Firstly, why not issue […]

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PM and Ministers required to pay govt for use of official vehicles and residences

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet of Ministers has decided that the Prime Minister, the Cabinet Ministers, the former Speaker and former Opposition Leader would be required to make certain payments to the government for the use of official vehicles and official residences, if they participate in activities promoting the party or candidature during this pre-election period.  […]

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Sri Lankan govt to build first electric rail track in Kandy

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

ANI News Sri Lankan govt to build first electric rail track in Kandy Read more At: https://www.aninews.in/news/world/asia/sri-lankan-govt-to-build-first-electric-rail-track-in-kandy20200227145117/

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Bias attitude of UNHRC and other UN-affiliated bodies towards Lanka

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

By Dr. Ivan Amarasinghe courtesy The Sunday Times On March 15, 2006, the United Nations set up the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to promote and protect human rights around the world. It seeks the assistance and cooperation of States and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to monitor, report, advice and contribute best practice to ensure […]

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Outrage at whites-only image as Ugandan climate activist cropped from photo

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Courtesy  The Guardian (UK) Vanessa Nakate was excised from image, which also featured Greta Thunberg, ‘purely on composition grounds’ says Associated Press Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate has called out racism in media after she was cropped out of a photo featuring prominent climate activists including Greta Thunberg, Loukina Tille, Luisa Neubauer and Isabelle Axelsson. […]

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Misguided Tamils: A Threat to National Unity

Friday, January 24th, 2020

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane History of the Tamil Community of Sri Lanka The small communities of Tamils and Muslims living in Sri Lanka, amount to about 24% of the island’s total population with Tamils including Estate Tamils accounting for 15% and Muslims 09%. These communities are descendants of groups of individuals, exclusively males, who arrived in […]

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Sixth week of the GR Presidency

Saturday, December 28th, 2019

by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island *  No whinging and complaining*  No daily rants about the previous government *  Business of governing back on track We are now past the fifth week of the Gotabhaya Rajapaksa presidency which officially began on November 18, but have not yet completed six weeks. The six weeks will be completed […]

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Professor William Schabas’s Full Transcript in Myanmar’s defense in genocide trial

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

elevenmyanmar.com Myanmar defended on December 11, 2019 at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) located at The Hague, Netherlands in the genocide trial initiated by The Gambia.| The following is the full transcription, as provided by the ICJ website’s full verbatim record, of Lawyer Professor William Schabas. LACK OF A PLAUSIBLE CLAIM 1. Our hearing […]

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RGHT TIME TO LEAVE

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

By Stanley Perera, Melbourne, Australia. My dear Ambassador Mock, It may be that you are so dumb not to understand the racist mentality of the world’s number one liars the racist Sri Lankan Tamils, or you were involved in coocking up of a failed attempt to campaign against Rajapakse government.  You need 100 lies to […]

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