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Salem-News.com (Jan-14-2014 01:52)
Colonization Schemes: What Did The B-C Pact Say?R Sampanthan MP Special to Salem-News.com
These are lands on which these people have lived for generations and centuries.
I am happy to follow the Minister, the Hon. Janaka Bandara Tennakoon, who, I think, in the course of his statement referred to the multifarious problems that exist in the North and the East pertaining to State land. I will be dealing with some of these issues in the course of my speech.
Salem-News.com (Jan-12-2014 12:58)
Reconcilition South African Style Will Not Work in Sri LankaVisvanathan for Salem-News.com
The mentality of the Sinhalese politicians since the date of independence in 1948, has involved making promises and signing treaties, one after another, and breaking all of them.
On 11 December 2013 South Africa made a gracious offer to assist Sri Lanka in whatever way possible and share its experiences on its reconciliation process, South Africa’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Geoff Doidge said.
Salem-News.com (Jan-11-2014 15:08)
Sajeeb Wazed Joy Has Millions in a Swiss Bank AccountJessica Fox for Salem-News.com
William Gomes says most of the media became the PR agency of the ruling party and the listed few who were vocal against the fascist regime have been successfully silenced by the ruling government.
Journalist William Gomes has claimed in a Tweet and email to Sajeeb Wazed Joy,Bangladesh Prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s son that Joy has an account in swiss bank worth 30 bln USD.
Salem-News.com (Jan-06-2014 12:41)
Are US Policy Makers Really that Stupid, or are they Evil?Joe Clifford Salem-News.com
Is it a surprise that in a world poll this week the US was voted the biggest threat to peace in the world?
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Are US policy makers really stupid or do they have a natural talent for creating violence and hatred? The latest world poll shows the US is considered the biggest threat to world peace and our government’s daily actions and decisions assure us of a continued “number one”.
Salem-News.com (Jan-03-2014 11:13)
Sri Lanka on Full Throttle to Save its Skin & the Tamils Will have to Match ItVisvanathan for Salem-News.com
If the parties could get together, many of the problems faced by the Tamils would be solved. In addition to policy alignment, duplication of duties could be avoided. Travelling, which is a major cost, could be spread among all of them.
With the dawn of the New Year Sri Lanka is slated to experience pressing political and diplomatic challenges in 2014. Main among them is the session of the United Nations Human Rights Council scheduled for March 2014.
Salem-News.com (Dec-31-2013 10:16)
Sri Lanka Gov. `War Criminal` Promoted by Cuba`s Prensa LatinaRon Ridenour Salem-News.com
Upwards to 100,000 Tamils were killed in this civil war; some 40,000 in its final few weeks. There are as many dead, disappeared and in exile as the two million remaining in Sri Lanka.
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“Sri Lanka is fully able to undertake the tasks set out by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) and to guarantee the rights of its citizens”, Foreign Minister G. I. Peiris told Prensa Latina in an interview this year.
Salem-News.com (Dec-30-2013 11:07)
War Criminals By DefaultAlan Hart Salem-News.com
In my analysis the real tragedy is that something could have been done at a very early stage to stop the killing and destruction. What was needed was for President Obama to have a private conversation with President Putin along something like the following lines.
My last thought for 2013 is that for their failure to co-operate and coordinate to make the United Nations work to stop the slaughter and destruction in Syria, the leaders of the five permanent and controlling members of the Security Council - the U.S, Britain, France, Russia and China - are war criminals by default.
Salem-News.com (Dec-23-2013 02:05)
Protest Against Disappearances in Sri LankaBy Visvanathan
"Release Lalith and Kugan and stop abductions and torture," the crowd shouted at Tuesday's demonstration...
This is a demonstration organised against the disappearances of Tamils in Sri Lanka, The Sri Lankan armed forces, under Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, and its Tamil paramilitary agents were the main operators.
Salem-News.com (Dec-12-2013 21:12)
Bangladesh Hangs Jamaat Leader for War CrimesSalem-News.com
UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay wrote to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeking a stay of the execution, saying the trial did not meet stringent international standards for the death penalty.
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Bangladesh on Thursday hanged Abdul Quader Molla, a top Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader known as the “Butcher of Mirpur,” making him the first person to be put to death for massacres committed during the country’s bloody 1971 war of independence.
Salem-News.com (Dec-09-2013 17:11)
Regime Change Not a Viable Solution...S. V. Kirubaharan for Salem-News.com
Regime change in Sri Lanka will only pave the way for an excuse from the international community that, a new regime needs time and space for its transitional period.
The 1987 Indo- Lanka accord recognized the North East of the island of Sri Lanka as the hereditary land of the Tamil people. Under internationally agreed arrangement, the North and Eastern provinces were merged as one administrative unit.