Archive for August 13th, 2009

SLFP GENERAL SECRETARY SAYS IF THE JVP REMAINED IN THE ALLIANCE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER FOR THE JVP AS WELL AS FOR THE GOVT

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana The Janata Vimukthi Peramuna who quit the UPFA government could be always welcomed back to the government fold , Minister maitripala Sirisena said yesterday. General Secretary of the ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party said in a television interview yesterday if the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna remained in the government it would have been […]

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Vitharana proposal and the separatist paradigm (1918-2007)

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

C. Wijeyawickrema USA (I heard that a letter to the Island editor on April 25th 1997 ended the then “Package deals” of law professor G. L. Peiris. I write this letter praying for an end to the APRC proposal of minister Vitharana.) Marxism and Malwatta After two atapirikara-carrying trips to Malwatta and Asgiriya temples, minister […]

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13th amendment is the end of the road for the Sinhalese in Sri Lanka

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Ben Siva Paul Harris pointed out the irreversible division of the country, way back, when the well known fool, RW was running the country. The Govt of RW, in a typical fashion of shooting the messenger, instead of listening to him, deported him! It is sad that the Govt. want to implement the great land […]

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The myth of 25% Tamil speaking minority in Sri Lanka: the bedrock of demand for an independent and separate state

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara (SLAS) President. Mahanuwara Senior Citizens Movement (10.7.2009). It has been widely accepted that Sri Lanka has a Tamil speaking minority of 25% of its population. According to demographic analysis this figure has been computed as follows. Sri Lanka Tamils 12% +Estate Tamils 6% and Muslims 7% =25%. Superficially, at first sight it […]

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DAYASIRI JAYASEKERA WALKS OUT OF A UNP WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING EXHIBITING DEEPENING POLITICAL CRISIS IN THE PARTY

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana A deepening political crisis in the main opposition, United National Party was evident when parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekera stormed out of a Working Committee meeting threatening to resign from the powerful committee. “No election could be won under the leadership of Ranil Wickramasinghe. He serves no purpose for the party or the country,” […]

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“MAKE SRI LANKA YOUR NEXT BUSINESS STOP”U.S. Government Urges Investment In Sri Lanka

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

PRESS RELEASE Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Government is encouraging U.S. companies and  financiers to “make Sri Lanka Your Next Business Stop.” The U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. Commerce Department have announced an Oct. 13-14 conference in Colombo for U.S. investors interested in Sri Lanka.   “This private-public conference will […]

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The Government of Malaysia donates US$100,000 to the Government of Sri Lanka for the welfare of the Internally Displaced Sri Lankans

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Media Release Ministry of Foreign Affairs Colombo The Government of Malaysia donated a sum of US$100,000 to the Government of Sri Lanka for the welfare of the Internally Displaced Sri Lankans affected by the conflict.  Accepting the donation on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka from the High Commissioner of Malaysia to Sri Lanka, […]

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