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Canada’s Persistent Accusations Against Sri Lanka And Name Calling The Commonwealth Secretary General Will Not Prevent The CHOGM Summit.
It is also a broad based reality that Sri Lanka today is acclaimed for the peace and harmony enjoyed by her populace and the rapid development projects which have embellished the Island nation where observers marvel in wonderment that this is a nation which was under threat of destruction at the hands of ruthless terrorists where the rebuilding of the nation has been effected through the dedications and careful planningby an adminstration which has spared no pains towards transforming Sri Lanka into what many global observers of importance have deemed the Marvel of South Asia! Perhaps it is time appropriate for Sri Lanka to confront the Canadian Government towards substantiatingits claims and accusationsand if unable to do so tangibly simply desist in what is beginning to be a consternation for the Government of Sri Lanka in the face of all the progress made towards rebuilding the nation in the aftermath of great adversity caused by the troubles of the past! What makes all of this even more ludicrousas Canadasremarks intensified the row over the Commonwealths decision to host its biennial heads of state meeting in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo next month is, Canadas Prime Minister, Mr. Stephen Harper, s announcement that he would boycott the summit because of alleged human rights abuses by Mahinda Rajapaksas government, which until 2009 was engaged in a brutal civil war. The allegations, to reiterate are based upon pure conjecture, hearsay, falsified, contradictory reports and presentations which have been proved to be just that by experts and professional analystswho have examined them carefully, so where does the buck stop one wonders? Once again it needs to be pointed out that Canadian PM Harper has complained of reported disappearances, and allegations of extra judicial killings with no evidence or proof towards his claims and to suggest ( once again in irresponsible perspective perhaps) that It is clear that the Sri Lankan Government has failed to uphold the Commonwealths core values, which are cherished by Canadians. which is not kosher and unacceptable given the large proportion of Countries within the Commonwealth who have decided to attend the summit where an isolated few nations based on their own agendas( once again relative to the coercions of the Global Tamil Diaspora) with particular reference to India are obviously undecided whether or not to attend and in the end will in all probabilities be academic whether or not they attend as the summit will go on regardless! Canadabeing the Commonwealths second biggest funder of Sri Lanka after the UK and is now reviewing its 12m a year financial backing and looks set to cut support for the secretariat headed by Mr.Sharma which of course is not only a cheap shot based on the non submission nor capitulation by Sri Lanka to Canadas demands in the face of Mr.Sharmas resolute support as well as justifications on the part of Sri Lanka not to be sunjugated byCanada.It has also been observed by some, quite alarmiingly as having shades ofgross irresponsibilityfalling short of blackmail to which in all probabilities Sri Lankawill be non commital where the onus in the end will be on Canada for accountability for such draconian action and deemable as apathetic and hopefully answerable to the adjudicators within the Commonwealth who just might frown on Canadas stand. As is commonplace in these times and once again for very obvious reasons the UN resonates its clarion callabout continuing high levels of harassment and intimidation of human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists in Sri Lanka which at the best of times are distorted, isolated incidents within a sovereign juridiction well within its rights to adjudicate and legislate the relativities which are internal matters of no concern to outside interference linked to the pomposities and arrogance of those who care to do soand blown out of proportion. To add insult to injury when India this week reiterated calls for all sections of the Sri Lankan population to be treated with equality, justice, dignity and self respect it seems to have taken on an air of arrogance and self imposed authority over issues which are already set in place and perhaps an attempt to appease the deadbeat politicos ofTamil Nadunattering away at the imagined plight of the Sri Lankan Tamils( Tamil Tiger supportive notwithstanding!) at times hardly realising thatthere is a contented Government supportive community of Tamils ever grateful for the manner in which the Government has responded to their needs where regardless of what good is done to them there will always be a segment of disgruntled Tamils disgruntled mostly because they could not achieve their pipe dream of Eelam and are now attempting to use a petty provincial council single victory in the North as a stepping stone towards their failed objectives of the past which in the end is wishful thinking! On a very positive note for Sri Lanka however the Commonwealth which has spoken collectively through its leadership has said that it respected Canadas decision but that Commonwealth leaders had made a collective decision in 2009, confirmed in 2011, that Sri Lanka would invariably host the summit. Leave a Reply You must be logged in to post a comment. Disclaimer: The comments contained within this website are personal reflection only and do not necessarily reflect the views of the LankaWeb. LankaWeb.com offers the contents of this website without charge, but does not necessarily endorse the views and opinions expressed within. Neither the LankaWeb nor the individual authors of any material on this Web site accept responsibility for any loss or damage, however caused (including through negligence), which you may directly or indirectly suffer arising out of your use of or reliance on information contained on or accessed through this Web site.
Microsoft Canada collaborates with Arlene Dickinson to fuel YouInc.com community for entrepreneurs
8, 2013 /CNW/ – Microsoft Canada is very proud to announce a new collaboration with one of Canada’s most notable business icons, Canadian business leader Arlene Dickinson , in support of her new online community YouInc.com that celebrates and empowers entrepreneurs around the world. Microsoft Canada is bringing its business technology expertise to YouInc.com, the online community and resource hub for entrepreneurs. The collaboration between the technology leader and a venture capitalist on the CBC hit series Dragons’ Den, Arlene Dickinson launched on Wednesday, October 2 . “Microsoft Canada is extremely excited to support this incredible initiative. We believe that entrepreneurs and SMB’s have a significant role in driving innovation in Canada . Technology is the foundation for successful businesses and we are thrilled that Microsoft Canada will be the platform to enable entrepreneurs and SMB’s realize their full potential” said Dennis Cerasoli , Vice President, Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partners Group at Microsoft Canada As part of the collaboration, Microsoft Canada will co-create new content for YouInc.com on business technology solutions for entrepreneurs, including in-depth articles and features, exclusive offers, and direct access to experts with whom entrepreneurs can interact with for advice on technology challenges they may encounter. “Technology is the fuel for our growing entrepreneurial economy,” said Dickinson. “To be the best in the world, entrepreneurs need to have the technological tools and support which enable them to put their ideas and innovations into tangible, successful action, so I couldn’t ask for a better collaborator than Microsoft Canada.” YouInc.com gives entrepreneurs a community through which they can share, connect and grow through help and insights from peers and recognized experts alike. Microsoft Canada has a proud history of working with small and medium sized businesses to provide the full suite of technological solutions to enable them to reach their full potential. About Microsoft Canada: Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq “MSFT”) the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft Canada provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local support services in both French and English. Headquartered in Mississauga , Microsoft Canada has nine regional offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great software – any time, any place and on any device. For more information on Microsoft Canada, please visit www.microsoft.ca . About YouInc.com: Arlene Dickinson launched YouInc.com in October 2012 as part of Arlene Dickinson Enterprises Ltd., a company created to invest in, serve and support entrepreneurs. YouInc.com serves as a member-based platform for entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized business owners around the world.
Two Calgary streets among Canada’s priciest shopping strips
Calgary, 4th St. S.W., $60; 6. Montreal, Green Ave., $60; 6. Montreal, Rue de la Montagne, $60. Calgaryas 17th Avenue S.W. saw a hike of 8.3 per cent. Rob Walker, senior vice-president and partner with Colliers in Calgary, said there are a number of reasons why high-end retailers are doing well in the city. aCalgarians are well travelled and familiar with U.S. and international brands a familiarity has value,a he said. Thereas also high levels disposable income by a large percentage of the buying public. Walker also said thereas a alemminga mentality on the part of many retailers. If Calgary is good enough for well-known luxury brands already in the market, then potential retailers see the market as being good and donat want to miss out on the consumer spending. The influx of U.S. chains and luxury brands into Canada, specifically to the West, contributed dramatically to the spike in lease rates along the highly-coveted retail locations in Western Canada, said Mary Mowbray, senior vice-president of retail with Colliers International.