Archive for October 1st, 2011

The untold history of Jaffna

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

H. L. D. Mahindapala  The Tamils who migrated from S. India and colonized the northern peninsula in the 12-13th centuries were ruled by three main home-grown regimes which dominated the Jaffna political culture: 1. the self-appointed kings; 2. the self-appointed upper-caste of Vellahlas who shot up in rank overnight from the lowest Sudras to the […]

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An Outsider’s View – 6- Karma of have-nots in United States:None so blind as those who won’t see

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

By Shelton A. Gunaratne Professor of mass communications emeritus, Minnesota State University Moorhead Right-wing Republican backers, particularly the Tea Party troglodytes, disingenuously argue that the mixed economy of the United States (where privately owned businesses and government both play important roles) is the main reason for its current economic plight. They hold that deficits and debts […]

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Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam tells the Human Rights Council that the trend of ‘Might is Right’ needs to be discouraged at all costs

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Statement Delivered by Ambassador H.E Tamara Kunanayakam, regarding the deferral of the Draft Resolution “ƒ”¹…”Transparency in Funding and Staffing of the OHCHR’, during the final day of the 18th Session of the Human Rights Council.  Madam President,  Sri Lankawishes to address this Council on draft resolution L/14 and associate itself with the statement made byPakistanon […]

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Stephen Harper lashing out at Sri Lanka

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario ., Canada 30 September 2011  The Editor (Letters),   Globe & Mail, Toronto, Ontario Sir: What you said, “In policy shift, Stephen Harper pressures Sri Lanka on human rights” is very troubling. See who is talking!  Amnesty International has lambasted Canada year after year for its human […]

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In Policy Shift, Stephen Harper Pressures Sri Lanka on Human Rights – Sept. 29,2011

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Ira de Silva London, Ontario, Canada  The Editor Globe & Mail Toronto, Ontario   Dear Sir:   It is interesting to note that Mr. J. Baird met a group of Tamil-Canadians two weeks ago and took complaints to Sri Lanka’s government. Perhaps this meeting also influenced Mr. Harper in the statements he has made regarding […]

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Remembering ‘Tyre Sunil’: may his tribe increase

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

by Malinda Seneviratne Sometime in the year 1991, Ananda Thilak Bandara Herath, a final year student at the University of Peradeniya (Arts Faculty) held a one-man concert called “ƒ”¹…”Vihinsana’ which could be translated at “ƒ”¹…”extreme violence’.  They were all new songs, written by friends as well as a couple of reputed lyricists.  The music, for […]

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Book Review -‘Social Mobilization’-Co-Authors: A.P.Dainis and Cyril Pallegedara

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

S. Akurugoda Although, much is spoken on “ƒ”¹…”social mobilization practices’, it is very rare to see the locations where this concept is being practiced on a sustainable basis. The book titled “ƒ”¹…”Samaja Sajeewee Karanaya’ (Social Mobilization) authored by two retired senior public servants (SLAS) A.P.Dainis and Cyril Pallegedara with extensive experience in planning and implementation […]

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Sri Lanka re-integrates another 1800 rehabilitated former LTTE cadres into society

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

By Janaka Alahapperuma The Government of Sri Lanka is reintegrated 1800 rehabilitated former LTTE cadres into society at a ceremony held at Temple Trees today on 30 September. The Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms organized this special ceremony in view of socializing rehabilitated ex-Tamil Tiger combatants. President Mahinda Rajapaksa handed over the rehabilitated former […]

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