Protect the Buddhist Heritage! It is the law - Part II By Hasaka Ratnamalala As I discussed in the first part of this article by signing 1815 Kandyan Convention “Sinhale” leaders handed over the British crown the fiduciary (trustee) duty of protecting Buddhist Heritage. With the independence in 1948, this fiduciary duty was transferred to the government of Ceylon. This is what we see in the Article 9 of the ...

Protect the Buddhist Heritage! It is the law - Part I By Hasaka Ratnamalala Preserving heritage is preserving the legacy of a country and its people. Not only countries with long histories but also countries with not so long histories preserve their heritage for the future generations to see. The responsibility of preserving the heritage of a country is mainly in the hands of the government running the country. But ...

USA MADE INDIA TO DIG ITS OWN GRAVE By Hasaka Ratnamalala With the resolution on Sri Lanka passed at UNHRC with India’s support we are experiencing pro-western media in a struggle to spin the outcome as a victory to humanity and hide the real consequences. Sadly some Indian media establishments also joined the Uncle Sam’s media club.The most unfortunate thing is no one in India seems to ...

“Taxi Driver”, “Rambo” and “Api Wenuwen Api” By Hasaka RatnamalalaRecently I got the chance to watch the classic American movie “The Taxi Driver” (1976) starring young Robert De Nero. The movie is about an ex-soldier starting a Taxi Driver job in New York City. Soldier just coming from a recently concluded war (Possibly Vietnam War) and he seems to be diagnosed with post traumatic stress syndrome, ...

PART (2)By Hasaka RatnamalalaIn any conflict there are people and groups malicious enough to make money out of the sufferings of human beings. At the end of any such conflict; while everyone else is enjoying the peace, these people and groups always look for new ways and methods to cultivate the conflict into new dimensions. With regards Sri Lanka’s conflict, ...

IS IT INDIA OR JAYALALITHA? By Hasaka RatnamalalaWitnessing the destruction of mighty DMK which brought Jayalalitha Jayaram to the top seat in the state of Tamil Nadu, here I am sitting in the Chennai Airport passenger lounge waiting for the flight to take me to my final ...

Tamilnadu realities   (Part 1) By Hasaka Rathnamalala So far, highly contaminated breathing air in the city of Chennai, made me sick twice. Unplanned, dusty and stinking city of Chennai is overwhelmed with election fever. Incumbent Chief Minister Karunanidhi’s huge cut-outs seem to be

RULE OF LAW AND THE LAW OF RULE By Hasaka Ratnamalala Recently I came across some news and pictures in Sri Lankan media, on a group of Sri Lankan lawyers agitating with a coffin in front of Supreme Court claiming that RULE OF LAW in the country is dead. When taking a closer look at the pictures I identified three of the ...

GO TO CANADA? MEET NIKULUS FROM MARKHAM, ONTARIO By Hasaka Ratnamalala Another ship load of Tamil so called refugees, heading towards Canadian coast; this time more than a year after the end of Sri Lanka’s conflict. After more than 250,000 IDPs resettled, more than million land mines were cleared, hundreds of child soldiers and LTTE carders were rehabilitated, eastern province elections and ...

THE CRIMINAL EXCHANGE By Hasaka Ratnamalala The legal struggles of some criminals, who were deported from Canada, are now becoming Trojan horses for so many other criminals to land back in Canada. Few years ago there were two well known Tamil gangs in Toronto. One was identified as ``VVT`` (Velvetithurai- a Village name in Northern Sri ...

MOON TO DE-RAIL SRI LANKA’S RECONCILIATION By Hasaka Ratnamalala Even though Sri Lanka is a small country she has been an active member in the world affairs since the independence from British imperialists. She has been a signatory to hundreds of UN treaties and had an excellent relationship with her neighbours. Sri Lanka`s active role in None Aligned Movement brought her ...

By Hasaka Ratnamalala One year has gone. Omni TV in Toronto asked me what I think about the present situation in Sri Lanka. I told them there are no more suicide bombers, no blowing up buses no more shelling or shooting above all people are not getting killed. People can go out freely anywhere they want without thinking they may ...

By Hasaka RatnamalalaFinally the Election is over. Peoples’ verdict is similar to the presidential election. Results are being evaluated in different angles based on the political view of the individual; but there is a truth hidden in it. Whether you like it or not once again patriotism has won the day. If it is so, now is the time to ...

By Hasaka RatnamalalaNearly Sixty percent of the Sri Lankans chose incumbent president Mahinda Rajapaksha to run their country for another six years. This is the first island wide presidential election Sri Lankans had since 1982, without any hindrance from Tamil Tigers. The other significant incident in this election was the sudden appearance of retired army commander, General Sarath Fonseka as ...

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