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Palestinian Christians Barred From Holy Sites On Easter

While the world Catholic and Christian Orthodox leaders keep silent Christians in the Holy Land of Palestine will face yet another period of sorrow, agony and desperation when they are once again denied free access to the holy shrines in Jerusalam during this Easter as in the past years.

US State Department’s VOA airs war crimes allegations against Sri Lanka

Solely funded by the U.S. Government, controlled by government appointed board of governors, the American government’s foreign affairs arm the State Department’s publicity unit Voice of America (VOA) offered its broadcasting facility to air war crimes allegations against Sri Lanka clearly making a mockery out of internationally accepted Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

Is US sincerely concerned?

It was reported in a foreign media that US is ‘deeply concerned’ about Israel settlement expansion. The same report adds that the State Department has issued a statement calling on Israel to halt settlement building in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Appeal to UNSG: Leave Sri Lanka Alone

As grateful and longstanding friends of Sri Lanka, we Palestinians express our deepest concern over the repeated attempts made by Secretary General of UN Ban – Ki – Moon in association with U.S. State Department to launch a war crime probe against Sri Lanka. We also vehemently condemn any such attempt as we are fully convinced that no such crimes were committed by the government of Sri Lanka during its war against the most ruthless terrorist organization in the world.

Responding to US Human Rights Report, China asks US not to interfere in domestic affairs of other nations

Strongly reacting to the US State Department’s annual human rights report for the year 2010, China stressed that the U.S. should stop interfering in internal affairs of other nations using human rights as an excuse and urged the sole super power to restore human rights of its own people.

Emergency for the Rajapaksas

Another emergency debate brought forth another apocryphal tale, to justify the unjustifiable. During the previous Emergency debate, the Prime Minister perorated portentously about Tiger training camps in Tamil Nadu, only to retract his words ignominiously, 24 hours later, in the face of strong Indian protests and denials. His colleagues, with barely concealed sniggers, indicated that the Prime Minister’s pronouncements need not be taken all that seriously!

Sri Lankan Cricket In A Mess: Kumar & Mahela Should Stay On And March Forward

It was totally unexpected that Kumar Sangakkara would resign from the Captaincy. He was a great fighter for the Sri Lankan team, after taking over from another great contributor Mahela Jayawardene.

Vibrant people's campaign against corruption

Anna Hazare's sitting on indefinite fast in Delhi has galvanized the middle class of this country, which is most vocal against corruption but also the one responsible for most corruption in this country. Corruption is a very contentious issue.

We are persuading Sri Lanka to change their constitution – Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi’s imperious statement has to be taken in context as she and other Union and State politicians are all in the midst of campaigning in the Tamil Nadu State election, and they will all flog even the dead horse that the Sri Lankan Tamil issue has become for an overwhelming number of people in Tamil Nadu.

Discourse on American soil elicits UNP MP Madduma Bandara’s expertise on Sri Lanka’s political trends

Sri Lanka’s United National Party parliamentarian Ranjith Madduma Bandara is a unique person: His knowledge of the mood and the ever-changing behavior of the rural masses of his country is extensive and impressive:

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