Archive for July 7th, 2009

The silly season has started.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Bandula Kothalawala    London N7 It has gone quiet here in London for quite some time now. With the LTTE agitators and their sympathisers abandoning the Parliamentary Square after a 73-day vigil, Mr Miliband and his band in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have been able to enjoy some peace and quiet without Keith Vaz and […]

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Sri Lanka wants Canada to accept the IDP Tamils as refugees

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario Canada July 7 2009 The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN Sir: Here’s a good tiding for the Tamils who demonstrated in the thousands in Ottawa  and Toronto last April and May and blocked the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto wanting the Canadian Government to intervene to bring […]

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U.S. DIPLOMAT FOR ASIA SAYS HE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT SRI LANKA

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington, D.C. Ambassador Robert Blake Proposes Three-Steps For Reconciliation  WASHINGTON — Robert Blake, recently confirmed as the new assistant secretary of state for south and central Asian affairs, told a gathering of a Sri Lankan group here that the country must quickly carry out a three-step plan for reconciling with its […]

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ECOSOC High Level Segment opens with emphasis on Health

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

MEDIA RELEASE The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva ECOSOC Proceedings- 6th July 2009  On the first day of the ECOSOC and more specifically, the High-level segment, opening and keynote addresses were made, followed by policy messages from the Annual Ministerial Review preparatory meetings which included the South Asia […]

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Corruption rampant in the education sector: Transparency International Sri Lanka reveals

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) “How do principals in popular schools maintain private vehicles and live in luxury houses? We all get the same salary,” a principal from a school in a difficult area asks. “Although I gave Rs 80,000 to a go-between to get my daughter admitted to a well-known popular school in the […]

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Sri Lanka Official: Free Cuban Five

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

By Redaction AHORA Deputy and minister Tissa Vitharana, president of the Committee of Representatives of All the Sri Lanka Parties, demanded immediate liberation of the five Cuban anti terrorists jailed for almost 11 years in the United States. We are profoundly upset over the US Supreme Court rejection of the appeal of The Five, expressed […]

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DURING THE RAM INTERVIEW IT IS REVEALED HOW SOLHEIM ONCE BRAGGED ABOUT THE MILITARY INGENUITY OF PRABHAKARAN AND HOW PRESIDENT RETORTED BACK

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana During the interview by the Editor in Chief of the Hindu, N. Ram with President Mahinda Rajapaksa it was revealed how Eric Solhiem once bragged about the military ingenuity of Prabhakaran with the President, and how the President retorted back by telling Solheim while the LTTE leader was from the jungles of […]

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

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Anura S. I thank Dr Gunasekara for his sublime effort in defending our national sovereignty. An enlightening article on grave dangers to our Nation and Country if the 13th amendment comes into effect.Here are a few useful comments further supporting the facts revealed in the article.  “This was the backdrop under which JRJ used his […]

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PRESIDENT MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA TELLS THE HINDU EDITOR RAM THAT HE WANTS TO START A SECOND CHAMBER TO INVOLVE THE PROVINCES FOR NATIONAL LAW MAKING

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana President Mahinda Rajapaksa told N. Ram , the Edior in Chief of the Hindu that he is having an idea of establishing a second chamber to involve the provinces in the national law making of the country. He told Ram, “I want to get representatives from the Provinces involved in national policy-making. […]

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