Archive for July 13th, 2009

PRESIDENT RAJAPAKSA TOLD SOME UNNAMED POWERFUL NATIONS THAT “WE ARE NO COLONY OF ANYBODY”.

Monday, July 13th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana President Mahinda Rajapaksa told , in no uncertain terms, some unnamed powerful nations who are trying to interfere in Sri Lankan affairs that “we are no colony of anybody.” President Rajapaksa addressing the governing Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) delegates of the Moneragala District said, at the forthcoming Provincial Council Elections the […]

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LONDON TIMES ARTICLE ON IDP DEATHS IS A GROSS EXAGGERATION AND WRITTEN AT THE BEHEST OF THE BRITISH FOREIGN OFFICE

Monday, July 13th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Professor Rajiva Wijesinghe , Secretary General of government’s Seceratariat for Coordinating the Peace Process (SCOPP) said the recent London Times report that said 1400 IDP’s die at the Welfare camps is a gross exaggeration and a “fraudulent” act practiced at the behest of the British Foreign office. Professor Wijesinghe said, “The response […]

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The 13th Amendment is a bad idea -A response to Dayan Jayatilleka

Monday, July 13th, 2009

By Malinda Seneviratne There can be a military victory over a military challenge but there cannot be a purely military victory over a political challenge. An enemy army can and must be defeated, an armed opponent can be killed, but a political challenge requires a political response and an idea can be defeated only by […]

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The process of NGO governance needs to be implemented with great care

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Ajit Randeniya According to leading analysts of doctrinal developments in US foreign policy, the American international NGOs (INGOs) were one of the foremost elements of the “third wave of democratisation” putsch that began in 1974, as a means of achieving regime change in “target states” in alignment with the US foreign policy objectives. The “informal […]

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History is a cake you can’t have and eat at the same time

Monday, July 13th, 2009

By Malinda Seneviratne Dayan Jayatilleka has recommended to me a set of observations on “ƒ”¹…”history’ penned by Nietzsche (see his piece “ƒ”¹…”Devolution debate and historicism’ in The Island of July 11, 2009). What Nietzsche is recommending here is “ƒ”¹…”moderation’ with respect to history and historical referent and this is a goes-without-saying that doesn’t really necessitate […]

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Politics and history

Monday, July 13th, 2009

by Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy The Island  “The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living.” – Marx, 1852 Malinda Seneviratne has history on his mind, perfectly illustrating Marx’s point in the 18th Brumaire that “The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of […]

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ARMY COMMANDER PROMOTED AS CHIEF OF DEFENSE STAFF

Monday, July 13th, 2009

The Presidential Secretariat said, In recognition of the services rendered to the Motherland in eliminating terrorsim from the Sri Lankan soil by Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka and Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda in the war against terrorism, President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday promoted General Fonseka as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and Admiral Karannagoda […]

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