Archive for June, 2010

Open Letter to UN Secretary-General

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Bandula Kothalawala London N7 HE Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General, United Nations New York USA Your Excellency, Newspaper reports indicate that Your Excellency is as determined as ever to go ahead with the Advisory Panel on Sri Lanka. As an ex-patriot Sri Lankan now living in London, UK, I should like to express my deeply-felt disappointment. ƒ”š‚  […]

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A response to Dayan Jayathilake

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Herold Leelawardena You said in your write up to Transcurrents.com; “The international community which tilted against Tamil separatist terrorism during the war is now showing signs of tilting against the Sri Lankan state in a seeming bid to forestall Sinhala domination over the Tamil people/areas.”ƒ”š‚ Dayan; you mustn’t think we are born again Christians. You […]

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Ban-KI-Moon and EU-dragon with two heads

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Malin Abeyatunge International conspiracy launched in 2009 by some Western countries ƒ”š‚ to molly coddle the LTTE terrorist outfit against Sri Lanka has now created a two headed dragon to strangle and swallow this small island of Sri Lanka. One head belongs to the UN Secretary General (UNSG) and the other headƒ”š‚  belongs to the EU. […]

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False reporting by UN and lack of integrity in UN reports- Open Letter

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Ben Silva Toƒ”š‚  : Mr. Anders Hjertstrand Chief of OIOS Internal Audit Division Geneva Office, UN ƒ”š‚ Subject:ƒ”š‚ ƒ”š‚  UNHCR/CORI Report on Sri Lanka Dear Sir, It appears that UN is accepting secondary data without verifying the integrity of data. If decisions are made on data, then the integrity ofƒ”š‚  the data is vital ƒ”š‚ and essential for […]

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Statement to Journalists in Oslo – June 27,2010

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Ira de Silva London, Canadaƒ”š‚ ƒ”š‚  Hon. Erik Solheim Minister for Environment & International Development Government of Norway, Norway. ƒ”š‚ Dear Sir: ƒ”š‚ I have just read a news report of your comments regarding the events of May 2009 before the leadership of the LTTE were eliminated. The report states “Norway has once again claimed that the Sri […]

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Winning War Against Terror, Human rights violations and War Crimes

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Warna Hettiarachchi Brampton Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the UN Ms. Navi Pillay, Hign Commissioner of Human Rights “ƒ¢¢”š¬…” The UN Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, Special representative of the UN SG for Children in Armed Conflict CC. Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapakse Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse Mr. G.L. Pieris Mr. Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Minister of Russia Mr. Yang […]

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Australian regime change hits a rough patch

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Ajit Randeniya The world outside Australia probably failed to notice one of the most significant political events, an Australian regime change: for the first time in Australian history, an elected prime minister was ousted during the first term of his government. The unprecedented ousting followed an intensive twelve hour coup orchestrated by groups outside the […]

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Eric Solheim says he called the Tamil Tigers to surrender. What!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent. Gloucester. Ontario. K1J 6G1. Canada 29 November 2010 Hon.Erik Solheim Norwegian Environment & International Development Minister Government of Norway Oslo, Norway Hei! Erik: “Surrender would have saved thousands of live”ƒ”š‚ you had said during the Sunday Times interview.ƒ”š‚  “We called upon the LTTE to come to an organized stop (or […]

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The Travels of a Journalist–37, THUGS VANDALISE VEHICLE IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

By Shelton A. Gunaratne ƒ”š‚© 2010 As my Fullerton Year (1983) was rapidly coming to a close, I realized that we”ƒ¢¢”š¬‚Junius, Yoke-Sim and I”ƒ¢¢”š¬‚had not spent much time exploring the multitude of attractions available in downtown Los Angeles even though we had been to numerous nooks and corners of California that many an inveterate native […]

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Who united with whom in the United Nations by whom to serve whom?(Part 9-B)

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Geethanjana Kudaligamage Rajapakse, regional politics, “Eurocentric Developmentalism”ƒ”š‚ and the western hegemony (Part 9-B) “European philosophy reduplicates Western foreign policy, where democracy at home is maintained through colonial or neo-colonial oppression abroad”ƒ”š‚ (Emanuel Levinas) Eighteen years ago, the “ƒ”¹…”Human Development Report 1992 (35)’ issued by the UNO reveled frightening facts. It says that the wealthiest 20% […]

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WAR & PEACE

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Ranjit Wickremeratne War is an ugly word. When cold war was over new wars started in many parts of the world by different groups with different ideologise. Those days they waged wars to conquer another country but now it’s different Its holy wars between Chirsitians and Muslims or wage wars to have separate lands by […]

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The lies & double standards of International Humanitarian Laws

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Shenali Waduge What we face today is One standard international law but Double-standards in its application. We have countries like the US & alliances commit war crimes as a matter of institutional necessity to maintain their imperial role & ensure favorable climates of investments & advance capitalism, we have countries that have supported despots like […]

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USA Trying to Impose the Kosovo Model in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

– Kumar Moses USA has “strongly urged”ƒ”š‚ the Sri Lankan government to make use of the “panel”ƒ”š‚(1). Now that came as a surprise to some; didn’t it?ƒ”š‚  And how strange that it was appointed just a week after “fact finding missions”ƒ”š‚ by four US top officials. (2) The cat is out the bag! It is […]

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THE SINISTER DUO MOON AND EU CANNOT FEED GRASS TO SRI LANKAN LIONS

Monday, June 28th, 2010

A.A.M.NIZAM “ƒ¢¢”š¬…” MATARA Sri Lankais the only nation, though small, that can be really proud of and claim to have defeated a global and ruthless terrorist outfit militarily and decisively.ƒÆ’‚£ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¡‚¬ This was a gigantic feat that Lilliputized the haughty and tyrannical Americans and the despotic and neo-colonialist EU’s claim of military superiority and sophistication.ƒÆ’‚£ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¡‚¬ The […]

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The China Bogey and The Real Threat to India.

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Herold Leelawardena Since the start of the construction of the Hambantota harbour, many a Western analyst paid by the so-called International Community (IC) put forward a China bogey to Indians. Indian analysts too have joined the band wagon later. Not surprisingly, a variety of Tamil diaspora too have coughed up many a punditry warning as […]

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The 13th Amendment “The Road to EELAM both here and in India.

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara (SLAS) 28.6.2010 The 13th amendment is the biggest political blunder ever committed by any government in the political history of this nation. At least it is so in recent history since the Kandyan Convention entered upon between this country and the British Empire on the 2nd of March 1815. Though temporally, the […]

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The Way to provide higher education to all at no cost to state while earning billions to the country.

Monday, June 28th, 2010

By Ian It was my intention to discuss a solution to the teacher and facilities shortage in the education system. While postponing that to next week, I like to discuss my thoughts on the proposed private university bill. Many are awaiting the changes to the University Act. I am sure many would say this is […]

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Simon and Garfunkel -Beyond Music and Rhythm

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge Facts can be turned into art if one is artful enough. –Paul Simon ƒ”š‚ Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are a folk singing duo who madeƒ”š‚  songs with unique harmonies that filled with meaningful lyrics.ƒ”š‚  They made most memorable music of all time. Although Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel ƒ”š‚ were influenced by […]

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බුද්ධාගම නොවැටහුනු ආනන්ද සංගාරී අතරමං වීම

Monday, June 28th, 2010

ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¯ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ “ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ “ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¸ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ¢¢”š¬‚°ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¯ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚°ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚´ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚­ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¯ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¸ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚´ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ “ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚§ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚³ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¸ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¶ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¯ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚°ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¸ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚­ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬…¾ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’. ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ¢¢”š¬‚°ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¯ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¯ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ “ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ¢¢”š¬‚¹ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚´ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¯ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ” -â„¢ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¯ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚º ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ¢¢”š¬‚¦ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¶ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¯ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¸ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¸ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¸ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ -ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¯ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¸ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚¦ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚´ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¶ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¸ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”¹- ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚­ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚­ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’. ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚´ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ “ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚­ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚·ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚´ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚§ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬…¾ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¯ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¸ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚º. ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚­ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚« ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬…¾ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚´ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¸ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬…¾ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¶ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚§ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚­ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¸ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¯ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¸ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”¹- ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚§ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚§ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬…” ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¶ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¯ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚°ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¸ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ¢¢”š¬‚¹ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚± ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¸ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬…¾ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ “ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚º ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚º. ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”¹- ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¸ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ¢¢”š¬’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚­ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚´ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¯ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”¹- ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚­ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ “ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬-ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¸ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ -ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚®ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ […]

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Let us open the English debate

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Sunil Vijayapala Australia Let us open the English debate to weigh out the pros and cons of this English myth and what better forum than this Lankaweb forum of elite Sri Lankans including expats to hammer out this irritating notion once and for all so that our educationists and the Ministers involved in Education get […]

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Remembering an Officer and Gentleman Patriot Parami Kulatunga lost to terror……..

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Anjalika Silva USA It was on June 26th four years ago that Sri Lanka saw the brutal killing of yet another valliant officer and gentleman, patriot and a man of value to the country by the hand of the ever destructive phenomenon of “terrorism” that we will never forget. ƒ”š‚  Those who worked with Parami […]

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Mr Moon’s questionable sanity

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Ben Silva Attention of Mr Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General, UN It is generally thought that the war against the terrorists in Afghanistan cannot be won and a number of countries are either pulling out their troops or have a time table to pull out of Afghanistan. In the case of Sri Lanka, she actually […]

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Poson in Kuwait on grand scale

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Embassy of Sri Lanka Kuwait A large gathering of Sri Lankans converged on the Embassy premises on 25th June on the occasion of Poson celebrations organized by the Embassy in collaboration with “We are the Sri Lankans”ƒ”š‚ Association in Kuwait.ƒ”š‚  ƒ”š‚ A notable feature of the occasion was the presence of a large number of Sri […]

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SPUR Condemns Ban Ki-moons Double Standards

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Dr DASARATH JAYASURIYA PRESIDEN SPUR VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA The Society for Peace Unity and Human Rights (SPUR) condemns the ill considered and provocative action of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, to appoint an expert panel to advise him on human rights issues related to Sri Lanka’s mighty struggle during 2009 to liberate its citizens from Tamil […]

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The panel is about Ban-Ki Moon saving his skin

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Ajit Randeniya The appointment by Ban Ki-Moon of a panel to advice him on the accountability process has justifiably attracted the ire of most Sri Lankans, the Sri Lankan government and some foreign observers. On closer inspection however, the devil does not appear as black as it appears at first blush; it is just a […]

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The ICC: Europe’s Guantánamo Bay?The International Criminal Court’s interest in Sri Lanka must be opposed at all levels.

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Dr David Hoile A new 345-page study of the International Criminal Court, “ƒ”¹…”The International Criminal Court: Europe’s GuantƒÆ’†’ƒ”š‚¡namo Bay?’, published by the Africa Research Centre to coincide with the ICC’s first ever review conference (in Kampala, Uganda, 31 May “ƒ¢¢”š¬…” 8 June 2010), has found the ICC to be manifestly unfit for purpose. The International […]

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Sri Lanka’s Opposition partially accountable for War Crimes probe

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Shenali Waduge It is without a doubt that a country not only needs a good Government it also needs a brave Opposition. Yet, in Sri Lanka we can but wonder what exactly our Opposition espouses to achieve. Gaining a score over the Government should be done intelligently & not to ridicule Sri Lanka’s integrity. We […]

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UN puts Sri Lanka on the dock for killing “Good Terrorists” – Russia, China, Iran & NAM defends !

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Dr.P.A.Samaraweera, Australia The UNSG, Ban Ki-Moon has appointed a panel of three to look into alleged war crimesƒ”š‚  in Sri Lanka during the last phase of the war. Sri Lanka has outright rejected this as an “unwarranted and unnecessary interference with a sovereign state”. ƒ”š‚  When the Sri Lankan government objected to the appointment of […]

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THE FIRST STEP TO PEACE

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

ALI SUKHANVER Desire for peace is the first step leading to the struggle for peace. The people of Pakistan and India are certainly lucky enough to have this desire in abundance. Although the relationship between the two countries at state-level has never been very much amiable and cordial yet the people have always made sincere […]

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Lakshman Seneviratne, Secretary General of the UNP, blasts Ranil Wickremesinghe

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

H. L. D. Mahindapala: The leadership struggle within the UNP is sharpening with more members urging the Leader, Ranil Wickremesinghe to quit as he cannot lead the party to victory. The latest attack comes from the Deputy Secretary General , Lakshman Seneviratne, who had replied to Wickremesinghe’s letter published in the Sunday Times (20/6/2009). In […]

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