Archive for March 19th, 2012

Muddying the waters, the Indian way

Monday, March 19th, 2012

The Island Editorial March 19, 2012, 12:00 pm India continues to blow hot and cold about the US resolution against Sri Lanka in Geneva. Its gobbledygook defies comprehension, to say the least. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday told the Lok Sabha that India was inclined to vote for it if it covers ‘our objectives namely […]

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Loose Lips Sink Ships – The Statement that Snowballed into Absurd War Crimes Allegations

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Dilrook Kannangara On July 10, 2009 a facilitation ceremony was held at Dharmashoka College, Ambalangoda for General Sarath Fonseka. There is no doubt General Fonseka was at the forefront of winning the war. However, it was a statement he made in Ambalangoda that caused immense trouble for Sri Lanka. The current UN resolution quagmire cropped […]

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Channel 4 News must choose between journalism and advocacy propaganda regarding Sri Lanka

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Engage Sri Lanka Press Release Engage Sri Lanka’s media monitoring project, Sri Lanka Media Watch, has called upon Britain’s Channel 4 News programme to choose between legitimate journalism and advocacy propaganda in its focus on Sri Lanka. In its most recent programme, “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished”ƒ”š‚, screened on 14 March 2012, Channel […]

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India to vote against Sri Lanka: PM

Monday, March 19th, 2012

The Island India likely to back the US resolution to the UNHRC on accountability and reconciliation issues in Sri Lanka, to be taken up in Geneva this week, the government says that it is opposed to external monitoring of the implementation of the LLRC recommendations.   Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday told a joint […]

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සාම – ඇගයීමේ ඉත්තෝ සහ නොම උගත් පාඩම්

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Mahinda Weerasinghe ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¹ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”¹…” – ƒÆ’‚ 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¢¢”š¬…”ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ 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‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚º ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬…”ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚µƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚µ ƒ”š‚ – ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚”ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ “ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬…” ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ¢¢”š¬…¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ 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¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬…¾ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¾‚¢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¬‚º ƒ”š‚ – ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚”ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ “ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬…” ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ 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‚º ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚”ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ “ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬…” ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ¢¢”š¬…¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡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”š‚¸ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚´ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬…¾ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¸ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚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‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ” -â„¢ 2002 – 2009 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‚»`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…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚§. ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚”ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ “ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬…” ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ¢¢”š¬…¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚¡ “ƒ”¹…”ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ¢¢”š¬‚¹ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…-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…‚ ‘ 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‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚´ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚­ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ 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…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚´ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚» ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ¢¢”š¬‚¹ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚´ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡”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…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ” -â„¢ 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…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚º. ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ¢¢”š¬’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚º ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ “ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ 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¬-ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¸ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚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…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚°ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚  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”š‚¶ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚­ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶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¬…”ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¸ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬…¾ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ […]

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bid to ‘divide and rule’

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Written byƒ”š‚  Arthur Wamanan, Sandun Jayawardana The Nation The documentary “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished”ƒ”š‚, was aired by Britain’s Channel 4 on Wednesday (14). The documentary is a follow-up to last year’s controversial documentary “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields”ƒ”š‚. The new documentary, made by the same team reiterates accusations on “War Crimes”ƒ”š‚ during the […]

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Channel 4’s – A Review

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Written byƒ”š‚  Indi Samarajiva-The Nation What really happened was the Sri Lanka’s forces rescued thousands of people who were cornered by the LTTE at gunpoint to protect from its impending defeat Channel 4’s new doc is still malicious agitprop, wrapped around a seed of truth. People suffered and died, but Channel 4 “ƒ¢¢”š¬…” like Kony […]

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Rajpal Abeynayake countered well the claims made about media freedom by Nimalka Fernando

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Several NGO personalities are currently in Geneva, supporting the US Resolution, along with key members of pro-LTTE groups in the West such as Fr. Emmannuel of the London-based Global Tamil Forum and representatives of Amnesty International (Peter Splinter) and Channel 4 (John Snow). The Sri Lankan delegation as well as others have taken these individuals […]

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Rebuttal – the latest Channel 4 Video

Monday, March 19th, 2012

By Siri Hewawitharana Asian Tribune Somehow Channel 4 is recycling old footage as new evidence with compliant forensic pathologist called Prof Derrick Pounder to evaluate photographic evidence, but without a body. This goes against all forensic science and he was caught before trying to assertion time of death in a criminal case so that his […]

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Killing spree continues in Syria City of Homs a virtual ghost city

Monday, March 19th, 2012

By Latheef Farook ƒ”š‚ Rivers of innocent people’s blood, especially in and around the Sunni Muslim city of Homs, flow while indiscriminate bombing turned Syrian cities and villages into virtual graveyards causing untold misery to harmless people. ƒ”š‚  ƒ”š‚ Senseless bombing and destruction of infrastructure deprived people of food, water, electricity and shelter forcing them to abandon […]

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Toxicity of Vitamins

Monday, March 19th, 2012

By, Dr. Nishan Wijesinha (Consultant/Director) MIS Services 107, St. Antony’s Road, Colombo 3 When people start to look around for supplements they naturally are looking to get the most for their money. That is only natural. And of course the companies that sell vitamins try to get your attention by printing in large print how […]

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