Archive for August 12th, 2009

GOVERNMENT IS PLANNING TO HAVE PRESIDENTIAL AND GENERAL ELECTIONS TOGETHER BEFORE THE END OF APRIL, SAYS MINISTER

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana When the government’s popularity in the country is at its zenith Sri Lanka’s President is planning to have both the Presidential elections and the parliamentary general elections together before the end of April next year, a cabinet minister said. Addressing the media in Colombo yesterday, cabinet minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said, “We […]

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NEWLY-CONFIRMED U.S. AMBASSADOR TO SRI LANKA PAYS VISIT TO AMBASSADOR JALIYA WICKRAMASURIYA

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

PRESS RELEASE  Embassy of Sri Lanka WASHINGTON — Sri Lanka Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya Wednesday welcomed Patricia Butenis, the United States’ newly-confirmed Ambassador-designate to Sri Lanka, as she prepares to take charge of the U.S. Embassy in Colombo.  Ambassador Wickramasuriya and Ambassador-designate Butenis spoke cordially and extensively about the post-conflict situation in Sri Lanka during a […]

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Regarding the two types of srilankans ; the ones that love Sri Lanka and the ones that do not.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

By Mario Perera, Kadawata  No one will forget this utterance of the President when addressing Parliament. I was reminded of this statement with reference to the good showing of the TNA at the recent elections, and also when reading news clips about the attitude of Muslim youth during the last two one day cricket internationals […]

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Animals also have rights, which is the duty of a civilised society to defend.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

By Charles.S.Perera  After elimination of terrorism the Government wants to go to war against the underworld.  But the paradox of it is that around the President basking in his glory are a set unsavoury elements who pays no attention to even the President. They also happen to be the elected representatives of the people, who […]

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THE PHILOSOPHY OF PUNISHMENTS IN ISLAM

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Dr. Ifthikhar Ahmad Ayaz, OBE 1. (Officer of the Excellent Order of the British Empire) 2. Consul General of Tuvalu Island in the United Kingdom 3. Senator World Nations Congress 4. Ambassador of Peace appointed Universal Peace Foundation 5. Recipient of International Peace Prize 6. Member UN Human Rights Council Committee in the Rights of […]

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Letter to the Editor -It is time for Ranil to step down

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

By Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai Dehiwela. Letter to the Editor It is time for Ranil to step down The recent  election results should be a clear indication for Ranil that it is time he lets go of the leadership of  the opposition. A country needs not only a good governing party but also a […]

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Sri Lanka’s successful war on terror irks West

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Dr. Sanjiva Wijesinha Courtesy The Daily News One of the few nations in modern times to militarily defeat a terrorist Movement, Sri Lanka now faces criticism by self-appointed guardians of Human Rights in the West. From the view point of Western, based organizations like New York based Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, Sri Lanka’s […]

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former Tamil Tiger child soldiers

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada August 12, 2009   The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN   Sir:   For the Canadians who had questioned why 280,000 Tamils who were rescued by the Sri Lankan Armed Force in May from being taken hostage as a human shield by the now […]

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The Research findings and observations on Magistrate’s Courts in the Judicial Zone of Colombo out

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Media Sec. Justice and Law Reforms The Research findings and observations based on a simultaneous data collection from the Magistrate’s Courts in the Judicial Zone of Colombo were formerly presented to child protection stakeholders at a meeting held at the Ministry of Justice and Law Reforms recently. The data collection was carried out by the […]

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13th Amendment – a Lesson from Basque Separatist

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

REALIST The 13th amendment is the cry of the day for the sinhala lotus eaters, Tamil separatists and the Indian and International geopolitical aspirants. It is an illegal document signed under the pressure of Indian invasion by a spineless traitor, legitimised by an illegal parliament held to ransom by the traitor who had resignation letters […]

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