Archive for December 7th, 2011

The Grameen Bank: No More the Silver Bullet for Poverty Alleviation?

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

By Garvin Karunaratne, Ph,.D.(Michigan State University) Though it was once thought that the Grameen Bank was the silver bullet for poverty alleviation, grave doubts have emerged in recent years. Initially the Grameen Bank was accepted as an acclaimed success. From very small beginnings in 1976 in a village in Bangladesh, began this micro credit system […]

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Appalling Journalism: Jon Snow and Channel 4 on Sri Lanka

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Mahinda Gunasekera Agincourt, Ontario Canada Honourable Members of the House of Commons,  This is addressed especially to the members of the House of Commons Sub-Committee on Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development who are currently reviewing the human rights situation prevailing in Sri Lanka, both during the military action […]

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Your Latest Statement on Sri Lanka (Baird Talks Tough on Sri Lanka)

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Ira de Silva London, Ontario Canada Hon. John Baird Foreign Minister House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario   Dear Sir:   I have written to you in the past regarding your statements on Sri Lanka. Regarding your latest comments, I am forwarding to you an editorial from a newspaper in Sri Lanka so that you realize […]

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Arrest of a Nun

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

B. A. Aryatilake The Island”, Upali Newspapers Ltd., 223, Bloemendhal Road, Colombo 13. The Editor, Sir, We must congratulate the National Child Protection Authority for arresting a foreign nun for running a home for supposedly mothers seeking abortions and “unwanted children”. Matters such as these have to be regulated by law and religious bodies are […]

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The Return of the Buddha – A Reality.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

By A. Abdul Aziz.  In response to the above article (LW “”…” 7 December 2011) some of the comments say that the Buddha did not foretold anything about a leader after his demise to guide Buddhist religion. It is not true when we see the Buddhist Scriptures.  But Buddha has prophesized the advent of a […]

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