Archive for July 4th, 2009

The 13 amendment ‘The illegitimate child of Indian expansionism and Sri Lankan political naivety’

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Dr Sudath Gunasekara (President Senior citizen’s movement Mahanuwara) –19 11. 2008 -Now that once again the infamous and much debated 13th amendment is trying to raise its ugly head, I thought it appropriate and timely too, to highlight few critical issues on this subject in the broader interest of the nation so that it will open […]

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US Strategy on Sri Lankan Tourism

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Dr.P.A.Samaraweera, Australia During the last couple of months when the Sri Lankan war was on, the Tamil Diaspora and the sympathisers of the LTTE went on a rampage in the Western countries conducting demonstrations, processions, blocking roads, fasting and so on causing problems to the locals and inconveniencing the tourists. Because of this, tourists changed […]

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Blind bandwagon of devolution and country’s national priorities

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

S. Akurugoda, Melbourne, Australia In an interview with Rajesh Sundaram of India Today, the LTTE’s arms procurer and new proclaimed leader, K. Pathmanathan (alias KP), has said that his outfit would fight for their past separatist goals “through political means” (without specifically mentioning what those political means are) until a political settlement is reached based […]

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First ever Ranaviru Day celebrations in the UK

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

By Janaka Alahapperuma from London Great Britain celebrated its first ever Ranaviru Day or “ƒ”¹…”Armed Forces Day’ on Saturday 27th June 2009 honoring the men and women who dedicate their lives to defending Britain, including serving troops, service families, veterans and recruits. Hundreds of events took place around Britain to celebrate the achievements of serving […]

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SHOULD WE ACCEPT THE INDO-SRI LANKA ACCORD? IS THIS ACCORD LEGALLY BINDING AS A CONTRACT?

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Professor Sellakapu S Upasiri de Silva Indo -Sri lanka Accord (agreement) was signed by the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka His Excellency Mr. J. R. Jayewardene and the Prime Minister of the Republic of India his Excellency Mr. Rajiv Gandhi in Colombo on July 29, 1987, to establish peace and normalcy […]

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13A Fails the Acid Test!

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Dilrook Kannangara The Thirteenth Amendment (13A) is the biggest risk facing the nation today after its security forces crushed the LTTE. On the face of it there is nothing to get alarmed although the 13A failed to resolve anything; definitely not the “ƒ”¹…”ethnic’ problem. It only added an additional corruption burden on the people, nine […]

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Whatever our opinion on the 13 Amendment, let us place our confidence on the President to do what is best for Sri Lanka and its People.

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

By Charles.S.Perera No Constitution is sacrosanct and any clause that does not fit in the development process of the country could be amended either by a two third majority or a referendum. Therefore the 13 Amendment could be removed if the implementation of it could lead to political problems.  There are those who see nothing […]

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