Archive for July 17th, 2009

Real Reasons for the 13A Implementation

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Dilrook Kannangara Apart from old school communists and their admirers, none is promoting the 13A. Their fascination of the 13A is understandable. However, there is a deeper, more sinister reason for the 13A at this stage. India’s help to crush the Liberation Terrorists of Tamil Elam (LTTE) was conditional upon the full implementation of the […]

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Minister Jason Kenney finally sees the light

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario Canada July 17, 2009 The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN  Sir:  It does look like Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has just woken up to the reality that our Refugee system has been abused by the Mexican and Czech refugee seekers.  The system was abused […]

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AMBASSADOR OUTLINES SRI LANKA’S PLAN FOR LASTING PEACE

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Embassy of Sri Lanka, Washington DC Sri Lanka will ensure peace after 25 years of conflict by holding local elections that will give the Tamil population a voice in its future, Jaliya Wickramasuriya, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the U.S., told a group of young Asian leaders here this week. “We have to bring displaced Sri […]

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SIX HOT WATER SPRINGS ARE DISCOVERED IN POLONNARUWA

Friday, July 17th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Sri Lanka government reports said about ten natural hot water springs have been discovered in a scenic area close to the foothills of Dimbulagala hills in Plonnaruwa district.  Dr. S.D.Dharmagunawardena, a geologist who conducted experiments at the hot springs said, “the hottest spring in the area has water heated to about 61 […]

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METRO TELLS ITS 1.36 MILLION READERS TO VISIT SRI LANKA AND HELP THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY TO RECOVER

Friday, July 17th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana UK’s national morning free sheet leader (circulation 1.36 million) in a boost to Sri Lankan tourism told its readers to visit the “beautiful” island nation “with amazing beaches” and opined “Tourists can help Sri Lanka recover.” The columnist writing under the name “ƒ”¹…”Travel Doctor” said, “Sri Lanka is a beautiful country with […]

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UN Secretary General to celebrates Mandela’s 91st Birthday

Friday, July 17th, 2009

By Janaka Alahapperuma The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- Moon will attend an event marking the 91st birthday of former South African President Nelson Mandela on 18th July (today) at 3:00 pm in Grand Central Station. Among other things, he will sign a Volunteer Scroll to pledge 67 minutes of volunteer work to honor Nelson […]

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Cabinet has approved a proposal of Reforms to Muslim matrimonial law and upgrading

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Media Secretary for Hon Minister The Cabinet has approved a proposal by the Minister of Justice and Law Milinda Moragoda to bring in certain reforms to the Muslim personal law and to uplift the system of Quazi courts and enhances the knowledge of Quazis. Quasis are appointed under section 12 (I) for the Muslim Marriage […]

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185th British soldier died in Afghanistan

Friday, July 17th, 2009

By Janaka Alahapperuma Another British soldier has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said Friday, following a surge in killings there which has piled pressure on the government over military resources. He is the 16th British Army soldier to be killed this month alone and also 185th death since the U.S.-led invasion in […]

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