Archive for May 9th, 2009

CHANNEL 4 TEAM WHO ALLEGED RAPE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Three journalists representing the controversial Channel 4 news in London who broadcast an unsubstantiated rape story based allegedly on LTTE propaganda has been arrested , police spokesman in Colombo said. Police spokesman Ranjith Gunasekera said the three were arrested in the Eastern Port city of Trincomalee and escorted by the Police to […]

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Indian Election, hogwash of Human Rights Watch, Malcolm Bruce MP Scavengers and UK Channel 4.

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

by Charles.S.Perera  Let India get credit for the delay in finishing off with terrorism, even at great risk to our Soldiers.  It is true Indian Prime Minister , though he had not been exceptionally cordial towards Sri Lanka, had not been unfriendly as well.  But he kept the Tamil Nadu jokers in check without giving […]

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A TRIBUTE TO THREE ‘GOLDEN AGE’ DONS WITH DEEP RESPECT

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

By Shelton Gunaratne, professor of mass communications emeritus  Philip Fernando, journalist and author Thalif Deen, Interpress bureau chief, United Nations   Speaking of the “ƒ”¹…”50s and the “ƒ”¹…”60s, the Golden Age of Peradeniya, Brendon Gooneratne, an expatriate domiciled in Australia, wrote: “It was a period that will be remembered as a time that has passed, and […]

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Asylum for the verbally insane

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Author unknown  We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,  But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.  One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,  Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.  You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,  Yet the plural […]

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AMNESTY TO TAMIL TIGERS WHO SURRENDER! ARE YOU KIDDING?

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Malin Abeyatunga I recently read in the print media that the Minister for Disaster Management & Human Rights Mr. Mahinda Samrasinghe saying that the Government is ready to grant amnesty to LTTE cadres who surrender. Is he serious? Is he kidding? This will be like granting another life line for them to recoup and recommence […]

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The follow-up to Afghan civilian killings exposes the US conspiracy of diversion using the Sri Lankan issue

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Ajit Randeniya   It is interesting to note that the UN employs independent “ƒ”¹…”experts’ on “ƒ”¹…”summary executions’, right to health, food and water and sanitation. For heaven’s sake, what skills do make one an “ƒ”¹…”expert’ on summary executions? It could only be US army experience in Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan! What expertise do you need to work […]

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RETURNING FROM SRI LANKA LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC MP PRAISES THE GOVERNMENT FOR DOING A GOOD JOB OF SHELTERING THE IDP’S AND CALLS LTTE A BUNCH OF TERRORISTS

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Malcom Bruce , Liberal Democratic member of the delegation of British parliamentarians who visited the Sri Lankan IDP camps , on his return praised the Sri Lankan government for doing an extremely good job under pressure to shelter 135,000 Tamil civilians who escaped areas held by the terrorists and called the Liberation […]

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Helplanka comes to the aid of a destitute rural family in Southern Sri Lanka

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Sam Goonetillake Chief Executive  Helplanka Responding to an appeal in the Daily Mirror Sri Lanka Helplanka – a  UK registered charity –   has come to the aid of  a  poor family in Rathgama who lost their home and all their possessions in a house fire. The 3  school going children were given clothes, shoes and […]

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A few words to the self-loathing Sri Lankans

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

By Sesha Samarajiwa Of late people who made a living out of Sri Lanka-bashing have been changing their tune a bit,  but obviously it’s not easy for them to get off their habitual groove.  Let me illustrate by taking the case of Jehan Perera,  whose career, like those of his ilk,  I have been following […]

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Will HRW and AI charge the US for war crimes

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Simon Baker Will HRW and AI charge the US for war crimes A probe confirms deaths due to American airstrikes in Afghanistan: Afghan officials have estimated up to 147 people died in the battle in the western province of Farah on Monday. U.S. coalition blamed Taliban militants Saturday for causing what Afghan officials say are […]

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