Archive for December 22nd, 2011

South-Asian Political Chessboard : how Imperialists Old and New see promise in a Sri Lanka engulfed in disarray and violence.

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

R Chandrasoma For imperialist powers the well-being of fellow-states and nations  is rarely a good thing. Their hegemony and global clout depends precariously on the subordinate status of potential rivals. It is no secret that the rise of China “”…” the world’s most populous state “”…” has caused great unease among strategists in the old […]

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Ms. Victoria Nuland, US State Department Spokesperson -Your statement on Sri Lanka’s LLRC Report

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario, K1J 6G1 . Canada 21 December 2011 Ms. Victoria Nuland, US State Department Spokesperson     2201 C Street NW, Washington DC 20520, US Dear Victoria Nuland: I just read the Sri Lanka’s Daily Mirror report titled, ” LLRC doesn’t address all allegations: US.”  And it continued to […]

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U.S. Response to Report from LLRC

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Ira de Silva London, Ontario,Canada The Editor The Island Colombo, Sri Lanka Dear Sir: I refer to the response of the U.S. as stated by Ms. Vctoria Nuland. If ever there needs to be an example of expecting others to follow concepts of transparency and accountability while violating and disregarding these concepts in their own […]

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THE Australian Press Council adjudication on Tamil Tiger report

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

THE Australian Press Council has considered a complaint about an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on May 14, 2011, headed ”Australian entangled in a final act of civil war”. It concerned events at the end of the long war between the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE (Tamil Tigers). A reader, Harshula, complained about […]

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Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam presents credentials

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Geneva Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam, who is concurrently accredited to the Holy See, presented her credentials to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI at a ceremony in the Vatican on 15th December 2011, in the presence of His […]

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Ragging ! The Shameful Scourge Of Universities Needs To Be Confronted Head On And Outlawed!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Insight By Sunil Kumar Dec.22nd 2011Something the Brits left behind as a disgusting vestige of a damning tradition regardless of how the pundits view it ! It may be popular in Britain at the highest seats of learning which nevertheless is nothing to be proud of, a total shame and in the case of Sri […]

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The Crusaders’ Crimes

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

 Editorial – The Island News Paper Sri Lanka “The United States urges the United Nations to end, once and for all, its actions in relation to the Goldstone Report “¦ As we made clear when the Goldstone Report was first presented we did not see evidence that the Israeli government intentionally targeted civilians.” This is […]

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