Let’s Make Sri Lanka a shining example of Justice — Mangala at UN

Following article based on the speech made by Mangala Samaraweera, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka at the High-Level Segment of the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council by Mangala Samaraweera ( February 28, 2017, Geneva, Sri Lanka Guardian) It is an honour for me to be here today at the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council which I believe … Continue reading Let’s Make Sri Lanka a shining example of Justice — Mangala at UN

Sri Lanka: Justice Priyasad Depp – new Chief Justice

( February 28, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Constitutional Council (CC) has recommended Justice Priyasad Depp as the new Chief Justice. The Constitutional Council meeting held yesterday (27th) night headed by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. Yesterday President Maithripala Sirisena sent two names to the Constitutional Council to nominate one as the Chief Justice. Justice Depp will replace K.Sripavan who retires today. (February 28). A special … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Justice Priyasad Depp – new Chief Justice

“We have much to lose” — UNHCHR

( February 28, 2017, Geneva, Sri Lanka Guardian) Without commitment to fundamental human rights, to the dignity and worth of the human person and to the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, our world will become chaos, misery and warfare. Opening ceremony of the 34th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva Statement by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, … Continue reading “We have much to lose” — UNHCHR

The Digital Storm: Blowing Away the Human Mind

  The digital storm forms a ‘new brain’ and, hence, human character. Transmogrification becomes complete. Perhaps it’s all evolution’s plan. But interesting symptoms appear indicating this could be devolution. by John Stanton “Temporal compression, as it is technically called, is an event that concretely modifies everyone’s daily life at the same time. In the face of this acceleration of daily life, fear has become an … Continue reading The Digital Storm: Blowing Away the Human Mind

Target China: Military wars

South China Sea, Indian Ocean and Pentagon’s ‘String of Pearls’ Strategy China today, because of its dynamic economic growth and its determination to pursue sovereign Chinese national interests, merely because China exists, is becoming the Pentagon new “enemy image,” now replacing the false “enemy image” of Islam used after September 2001 by the Bush-Cheney Administration to justify the Pentagon’s global power pursuit. The new US … Continue reading Target China: Military wars

Resisting Donald Trump’s Violence Strategically

Donald Trump has formidable institutional power at his disposal and he and his officials will use it to inflict enormous damage on us and our world in the months ahead. by Robert J. Burrowes ( February 28, 2017, Victoria, Sri Lanka Guardian) It is already clearly apparent, as many predicted, that Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States would signal the start of … Continue reading Resisting Donald Trump’s Violence Strategically

Weighing In on Pakistan-US Strategic Dialogue 2017

Is it happening? by Maimuna Ashraf ( February 28, 2017, Islamabad, Sri Lanka Guardian) States usually conduct ‘strategic dialogues to conduct regular, high level, comprehensive and forward looking exchanges on wide ranges of issues’. Pakistan and United States last year recommenced the stalled series of extensive working groups, to revisit and manage the ties between two states at different levels, known as ministerial-level strategic dialogue. … Continue reading Weighing In on Pakistan-US Strategic Dialogue 2017

Sri Lanka: Karuna’s Split with Pirapāharan in 2004 in his Own Words

( February 28, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Jeremy Liyanage is a Sri Lankan of mixed Sinhala-Burgher ancestry whose family moved to Australia when he was 9 years old. He  has been deeply involved in a social service project called Bridging Lanka in Mannar Island since the years 2009/10.  As a spin-off from this work he and several colleagues were in Sri Lanka in mid-2010 in a venture … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Karuna’s Split with Pirapāharan in 2004 in his Own Words

Sri Lanka: On The Road To Ruination

What do we see today in the political arena is nothing but slogans and battle cries to say that we have to form a joint opposition to defeat other political parties – Meaning they have no interest in joining for the development and progress of the country. Their main aim is to propagate the defeat of another political party. by Zulkifli Nazim ( February 27, … Continue reading Sri Lanka: On The Road To Ruination

Sri Lanka: First Battalion of the Newly Minted Marine Pass out in Mullikulam

(February 27, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) As scheduled in last year, one hundred and sixty four (164) Marines including 6 officers and 158 sailors, belonging to the first ever SLN Marine Battalion, established following a visionary concept of the Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, passed out at the Naval Base SLNS Barana in Mullikulam today (27), on successful completion of their … Continue reading Sri Lanka: First Battalion of the Newly Minted Marine Pass out in Mullikulam