Archive for February, 2012

Psychopaths and the moral conscience of the world

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

By Mario Perera, Kadawata There was another shooting in an American school. A school boy entered that precinct of learning with a gun and let off a barrage at his school mates. There were deaths. Photos and videos displayed it all. There was weeping and hysteria. School children were seeking consolation in one another’s arms. […]

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US-Indian Resolution against Sri Lanka Only the First and not the Last

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Dilrook Kannangara When the illegal CFA was signed, there were widespread protests organised by patriotic groups against it. Their slogan was a “ƒ”¹…”respectable peace’. Interestingly the current President participated in them. These protests were extremely popular although the then government tried hard without succuss to downplay them; so successful that the CFA UNF government was […]

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The incredible hijacking of the word Freedom

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey-Courtesy Pravda.Ru  Freedom, a word so much used during the Cold War period and repeated so many times, that one began to get suspicious. And the more time that elapses, the more obvious it gets that those using this word were abusing it, so tenuous were their arguments based upon lies and so thin […]

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Asylum shopping and how AI earns its keep in Canada

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

By Lucien Rajakarunanayake  “ƒ”¹…”One principle of asylum law is that you seek protection at the first available opportunity. You don’t asylum shop,’ said Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney. These are important words in a world where asylum is a heavily traded commodity, with both calculating Tamils and human smuggling mentors seek to score […]

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Letter to Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

wws Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam Geneva Dear Ms Kunanayakam, The West has held back Sri Lanka’s economic and social development since Independence by flying in economic spin doctors to hector its statesmen. The country was handcuffed no sooner it began to need help from the IMF. Sri Lanka was turned into a raw-material supplying slave. On […]

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Strategy for Sri Lanka at the Geneva Sessions

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

By Neville Ladduwahetty There is speculation that at the 2012 sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, a resolution would call on the Sri Lankan Government to table the Report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) together with a plan as to how the Government proposes to implement its […]

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DIAN GOMES AND AJIT JAYARATNE LAUNCH INNOVEST INVESTMENTS

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

 Innovest Investments Former Chairman of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and Finance Commission Ajit de S. Jayaratne, Business Leader Dian Gomes and Oxford-educated Wealth Manager AroshaGunasekera launched Innovest Investments (Pvt) Ltd., an Innovative Investment Management Company offering expert services to both institutional and individual clients looking to invest in the Stock Market as well as […]

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What would be the chemical composition or the formula of the smell of cooking chicken or chicken cologne that deposits on you while cooking?

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Dr Hector Perera                       London  Why do we wait for servants’ cooking or frying sardines, sprats, prawns, dry fish or even preparing chicken or fish curry? Try it out yourself then only you would notice that you get showered with these tiny volatile molecules or microscopic particles in these foods, spices escape with molecules of steam […]

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Of Atavism, Brownian emotions, human rights etc

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Dr Bandula Kothalawala London N7 According to a news report in the Island of 28 February 2012, Jeremy Browne, UK Foreign Office Minister responsible for the human rights, emphasized the responsibility on the part of the global community to intervene inSri Lanka unless the government addressed accountability issues.  Alas, Mr Browne has missed a good […]

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Darwinism can only be believed through blind faith

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Ajit Randeniya  A writer named R. Chandrasoma has written to the Lankaweb about my postings on Richard Dawkins and Darwinism, describing the matter contained as a diatribe: to describe my criticism of Darwin and his so-called “ƒ”¹…”theory’, and Dawkins’ wild interpretation of it, as ‘diatribe’ is based on cliched use of the word without a […]

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Letter to Ban-Ki Moon over Louise Frechette’s behavior towards Maj. Gen. Silva (Sri Lanka)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

From Shenali Waduge Sri Lanka The UN Secretary General Ban-ki Moon UN Head Quarters New York, 28 February 2012.  Dear Mr. Ban-ki Moon  As the person tasked to steer a global peace organization comprising over 14,000 people serving in all parts of the world it is important that you not only set an example for […]

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බුද්ධමත්ව තීරණ ගනිමු. අනුකම්පා විරහිතව සතුරාට එරෙහිව සටන් වදිමු.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

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How great is the US human rights record?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

 Shenali Waduge The US has self-appointed itself to chide nations using the tool of human rights “”…” therefore human rights becomes the perfect tool to give or deny loans, trade concessions or even maintain diplomatic dealings. To point fingers one’s own terrain must have in the least minimum human rights violations but a closer look […]

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Where Did The Lankan’s Squander The Game Against India And What Are Their Options ?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Top Spin By Suni February 29th 2012 They squandered the game in all probabilities by being overly confident in the first place after their surge to the top of the points table against all odds, taking the Indians for granted and almost clinically wasting the two fine performances by Sangakkara and Dilshan and handed the […]

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NAVANIDEM PILLAI – Commissioner of UNHRC Impartiality in Doubt!

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Prof. Hudson McLean  I have been following  the learned Hon. Ms. Navnethem Pillai and one must admit that she has excellent credentials to hold the position of Commissioner of UNHRC.   http://www.ungei.org/infobycountry/247_2378.html   Undoubtedly, her rise to the top of the tree was through her own achievements in South Africa, the African Continent and at […]

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Madam Louise Frechette

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J  6G1 . Canada 27 February 2012 Mr. Ban ki-Moon, Secretary-General, of the United Nations New York, US Dear Ban ki-Moon: Re: Madam Louise Frechette. UN’s Chair of the Senior Advisory Group Well”¦well”¦well”¦what’s all this then Ban ki-Moon?  This Canadian-woman thinks that she owns the […]

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What has the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) actually achieved?

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Shenali Waduge The UN Human Rights Council replaced the UN Commission on Human Rights in 2006 in a bid to strengthen human rights, move away from politicization & selectivity and instill professionalism & credibility. Six years since its inception “”…” we simply ask what has the UNHRC actually achieved and on behalf of whom is […]

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Open letter to Brad Adams Human Rights Watch – article ‘Hold Deportations of Tamils to Sri Lanka’.

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Lakshman Peiris Can HRW deny that they have received funds for operational purpose by LTTE supporting Tamil Disapora (Asylum seekers) who has built up hundreds of mushroom organisations around the globe!    Without just spouting false allegations can anyone from the HRW  researches accuse any individual or department of the GoSL with proof beyond doubt or […]

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GoSL welcomes US stand on ‘accountability’

Monday, February 27th, 2012

By Shamindra Ferdinando in Geneva-Courtesy The Island  February 26, 2012, 10:04 pm  The Sri Lankan government says that those talking of moral obligation on the part of the US and its allies to intervene in Sri Lank have conveniently turned a blind eye to the position taken by the US at the first Universal Periodic […]

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Louise Fre’chette a symbol of abuse of authority, of intolerance , and of denial of right of speech which UNO champions.

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

By Charles.S.Perera  We now know what UNO is made of “”…” it is made of falsehood, arrogance, abusers of authority, intolerance, money grabbers ,  withholders of  free speech and egocentrics. Its Administrators like Louise Fre’chette  besides  lacking social nicety and moral uprightness of a  Senior UN executive,  also lacks diplomatic integrity.    This is what had […]

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Neocons, Al-Qaida and Hamas are united in building the next nuclear bomb

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Ajit Randeniya  The current US, British and French led attack on the Syrian President Bashir Al-Assad and his government, carried out with financial help from the corrupt sheikdoms of Saudi Arabia and Qatar is in fact a part of the psychological warfare (PSYWAR) aimed at Iran, the next military target of the neocon-captured American foreign […]

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Hello America!(and WEST)-The Human Rights allegations to be advocated against Sri Lanka by USA at the UNHRC on 27th Feb. 2012., solicited by their duped hound NGO’s, LTTE Cohorts & other parasites.

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

by mahinda karuanaratne You point one finger at us, four towards you. The shameless America and West is relentlessly attacking on us the Sri Lanka an innocent nation,  and its majority the Sinhela as if we are uncivilized because the words being used portray that they are equating us to barbarians and jingoistic, bellicose community. […]

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TNA wants Tamil Nadu to ask India’s Central Government to pressure Sri Lanka!

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

 Asada M Erpini With the US-spearheaded resolution that is due to be tabled at the UNHRC sessions starting on 27 February, which in no way would be complimentary to Sri Lanka as regards alleged human rights violations, the TNA has a team of its Parliamentarians visiting Tamil Nadu (TN), according to media reports on 25 […]

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NAVANIDEM PILLAI SHOULD RESIGN FROM HER POSITION AS THE COMMISSIONER OF UNHRC WHEN POLITICAL ISSUES RELATED TO GOSL ARE TAKEN UP FOR INVESTIGATION

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

SINHALA NATION When the Commissioner of the UNHRC is directly or indirectly a party to an issue under investigation, then he or she is not in a position to act impartially, hence has no moral right to act as the Commissioner unless that person has no personal sense of honour and dignity, has no sense […]

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UN must apologize to Sri Lanka

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Shenali Waduge When lies, fabrications, distortions, covert action plans and everything other than the truth has been part and parcel of Sri Lanka’s conflict by players projecting themselves as conflict-solvers we need not be naƒÆ’†’¯ve to be surprised at the latest antic by Louise Frechette in her capacity as Chair of the UN Senior Advisory […]

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Submission to the House of Commons Sub-Committee on Human Rights re Sri Lanka

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Mahinda Gunasekera Mr. Scott Reid, MP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Assington, Chair of the House of Commons Sub-Committee on Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, and the other members of the Sub-Committee on Human Rights Honourable Members of the House of Commons Sub-Committee on Human Rights, Submission on the Human […]

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Despicable is Hillary Clinton

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey Courtesy Pravda.Ru 26.02.2012   Hillary Clinton is an interesting case study. She started four years ago as a charming Secretary of State, the smile on the snout to wipe out the snarl of her predecessor, Condoleezza Rice and four years on, she appears on camera butch, a trucker-type probably complete with tattoos, insolent, […]

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GENEVA: WHERE THE VULTURES ARE GATHERING

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Underpala  Tomorrow the circus will begin. The tents are up in Geneva. The trapeze artistes, the tightrope walkers and the clowns are all dressed up raring to get on with the job of entertaining the multitude. In the days of the Roman empire the people may not have had rights (human at that) and freedoms […]

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TNA Aren’t Imbeciles To Want To Show Up At Geneva Having Once Been And Still Is An LTTE Front, Where They Should Probably Have Been Forced To Attend!

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Insight By Sunil Kumar February 26th 2012 The TNA probably needs to be deemed the ultimate example of complete LTTE supportives during the height of their existence of nefarious and Nation destructive activities and it is mind boggling how they have come to be politicians in Sri Lanka today. Despite their diluted palavering with the […]

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Election of Wijedasa Rajapaksa (MP) as New BASL President a Sign of Politicising the Legal Profession and Compromising Judicial Independence

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Dilrook Kannangara Bar Association of Sri Lanka has a new president “”…” Wijedasa Rajapaksa “”…” who is currently a Member of Parliament. It may be one of few instances or the first time a member of parliament became the president of BASL. It is certainly not a healthy sign. Active senior politicians holding high office […]

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