Month: September 2013
President Mahinda Rajapaksa asked as to how he could withdraw the army from the North without acceding to the requests of other Provincial Councils too to do the same. “Where can I have the Army?. Ask somebody else to give me a place to keep the Army”, he said in an interview with Al Jazeera….
– by Shenali D Waduge – There are 2 factors that just do not add up. If we accept the Muslim version that Islam is a ‘peaceful religion’ and explore the possibility that the present radical Islam enveloping world geopolitics has been engineered by the West, our next question is why would the West…
(Reuters) – The Sri Lankan rupee ended weaker on Friday on importer dollar demand, while the central bank’s direction not to trade above 132.00 per dollar made dealers trade in the forward market, dealers said. The rupee spot quoted at 131.90/132.10, compared with Thursday’s close of 131.90/132.00….
– by Shenali D Waduge – If anyone has the guts to call a spade a spade it is Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapakse who has rightly pointed public attention to the US embassy in Colombo pursuing a political agenda. When countries had been henpecking Sri Lanka to hold elections in the…
NEW YORK: President Mahinda Rajapaksa and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key held discussions this morning in New York. In a cordial conversation, the two leaders talked about a number of topics, including the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 that will take place in Colombo in a little more than a month….
FILE PHOTO Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha told the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday (25 September 2013) “Sri Lanka strongly repudiates the High Commissioner’s assertion that if certain concerns are not comprehensively addressed before March 2014, she believes the international community will have a duty to establish…
(Reuters) – Four years after it crushed a long separatist rebellion, Sri Lanka may be sliding towards an authoritarian system as President Mahinda Rajapaksa gathers power around him, the U.N. human rights chief said on Wednesday. The report by Navi Pillay, said the largely Buddhist South Asian state was also seeing a surge of violence…
– by Shenali D Waduge – When countries are eyed to serve the self-interests of a handful of ‘civilized’ nations they know the perfect medicine to ensure these targeted nations are brought to their knees. The break-up of Yugoslavia serves as a catalyst for why Sri Lanka needs to be alert at all times….
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