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Sara sends stern letter to ITN over false news report

Letter to Independent Television Network (ITN)   Mr. Rosmand Senaratne, Chairman, Independent Television Network (ITN), Wickramasinghepura, Battaramulla.   16 July 2013   Dear Mr. Senaratne,   I am writing with reference to the Sinhala language 7 pm news broadcast of the Independent Television Network (ITN) on Sunday 14th July 2013.   An item on this [...]

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Sri Lanka:Tax scam lands IFS in hot water

• Informatics International Lanka demands US$ 76 M as compensation for losses suffered • Alleges the formation of seven companies in violation of the shareholders’ agreement Hot on the heels of allegations of tax evasions to the tune of Rs 9 billion through the repeated projection of losses, an arbitration case has been filed by [...]

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The Rajapaksas and the Buddhist clergy, playing with fire, Again

“In sooth this was a very base madness and a most horrible frenzy.” Anatole France (Monsieur Bergeret in Paris) ‘Nationalist Collective’ is the latest Rajapaksa-concoction, a toxic brew of fanatics and opportunists, ladled together in an effort to convince Delhi that Sri Lanka is being inundated by a spontaneous anti-devolution wave. Addressing its inaugural rally, [...]

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Human Rights Defender Nimalka Fernando harassed, heckled and threatened by Sri Lankan Embassy officials in Japan

THE INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT AGAINST ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AND RACISM (IMADR) Japan has condemned roundly the harassment of a Sri Lankan Human Rights Defender Dr. Nimalka Fernando by Sri Lankan Embassy staff in Tokyo. Fernando was heckled and interrupted during a seminar lecture delivered by her . Embassy staff also followed her and tried to intimidate and [...]

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The gap between the Sinhalese and Tamils seems unbridgeable, and sadly so…

“Collective”- Bauddha Jathika Balavegaya (BJB) reborn! “I know that my unity with all people cannot be destroyed by national boundaries and government orders.” – Leo Tolstoy Ghosts from fifty five-years ago The ghosts of the past, not from very distant one but from an era of exactly fifty five years ago, are invading our confused [...]

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ACLU sues over NSA surveillance program

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the constitutionality of the U.S. government surveillance program that collects the telephone records of millions of Americans from U.S. telecommunications companies. It is the first substantive lawsuit following reports in The Washington Post and the Guardian last week that detailed two vast surveillance programs run [...]

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Ron Paul: Fear Snowden could be target of drone assassination by Obama administration

Former GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul insisted on Tuesday that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is not a traitor, but he fears the U.S. government may send drones or a cruise missile to kill the 29-year-old, who has fled the United States. “I don’t think for a minute that he’s a traitor,” Paul told Fox Business’ [...]

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Sinhala nationalists are betting against the White House and the Rashtrapathi Bhavan

As the Sinhalese and Tamils, or more precisely the Sinhala and Tamil nationalists, will eventually learn, there were rather good reasons that the Temple at Delphi bore the inscription ‘Nothing in Excess’, while the Buddha urged a Middle Path and Aristotle, the Golden Mean. Pincer move Less than six months before the Commonwealth summit, the [...]

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Disemboweling the 13th Amendment will be the new ‘Sinhala Only’:It will transform Pirapaharan into a misunderstood prophet

“Nemesis, the goddess of measure and not of revenge, keeps watch. All those who overstep the limits are pitilessly punished by her”. Albert Camus (Helen’s Exile) One of the most incisive analyses about Rajapaksa modus operandi was made not by a Sri Lankan but by an American – Ambassador Robert Blake. Mr. Blake’s observations about [...]

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UNP Constitutional Reforms: The message is right, is the messenger credible?

“No matter what message you are about to deliver somewhere, whether it is holding out a hand of friendship, or making clear that you disapprove of something, is the fact that the person sitting across the table is a human being, so the goal is to always establish common ground.” ~ Madeleine Albright Finally the UNP [...]

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Dr. P.Saravanamuttu -  “Progress also made with the rehabilitation of LTTE [Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the separatist movement] cadres, although there are reports that even after being released they are being questioned and face issues with regard to re-integration in the community,”

Sara sends stern letter to ITN over false news report

Letter to Independent Television Network (ITN)   Mr. Rosmand Senaratne, Chairman, Independent Television Network (ITN), Wickramasinghepura, Battaramulla.   16 July 2013   Dear Mr. Senaratne,   I am writing with reference to the Sinhala language 7 pm ...

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Gamini Wickremasinghe

Sri Lanka:Tax scam lands IFS in hot water

• Informatics International Lanka demands US$ 76 M as compensation for losses suffered • Alleges the formation of seven companies in violation of the shareholders’ agreement Hot ...

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Bodu Bala Sena rally in Kandy in March 2013

The Rajapaksas and the Buddhist clergy, playing with fire, Again

“In sooth this was a very base madness and a most horrible frenzy.” Anatole France (Monsieur Bergeret in Paris) ‘Nationalist Collective’ is the latest Rajapaksa-concoction, a toxic ...

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Nimalka Fernando

Human Rights Defender Nimalka Fernando harassed, heckled and threatened by Sri Lankan Embassy officials in Japan

THE INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT AGAINST ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AND RACISM (IMADR) Japan has condemned Nimalka Fernando roundly the harassment of a Sri Lankan Human Rights Defender Dr. Nimalka ...

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Bodu Bala Sena rally

The gap between the Sinhalese and Tamils seems unbridgeable, and sadly so…

“Collective”- Bauddha Jathika Balavegaya (BJB) reborn! “I know that my unity with all people cannot be destroyed by national boundaries and government orders.” – Leo Tolstoy Ghosts ...

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President Obama

ACLU sues over NSA surveillance program

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the constitutionality of the U.S. government surveillance program that collects the telephone records of millions ...

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Ron Paul Speaks At National Press Club In Washington

Ron Paul: Fear Snowden could be target of drone assassination by Obama administration

Former GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul insisted on Tuesday that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is not a traitor, but he fears the U.S. Former Republican Presidential ...

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Prime Minister Singh with President Obama (File photo)

Sinhala nationalists are betting against the White House and the Rashtrapathi Bhavan

As the Sinhalese and Tamils, or more precisely the Sinhala and Tamil nationalists, will eventually learn, there were rather good reasons that the Temple at ...

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Blake and Rajapaksa

Disemboweling the 13th Amendment will be the new ‘Sinhala Only’:It will transform Pirapaharan into a misunderstood prophet

“Nemesis, the goddess of measure and not of revenge, keeps watch. All those who overstep the limits are pitilessly punished by her”. Albert Camus (Helen’s Exile) One ...

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Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Rajapakse (R)

UNP Constitutional Reforms: The message is right, is the messenger credible?

“No matter what message you are about to deliver somewhere, whether it is holding out a hand of friendship, or making clear that you disapprove ...