Archive for August 14th, 2009

The United States’ Global Agenda, vis-à-vis South Asia

Friday, August 14th, 2009

By S. Hewage and L. M. de Silva It is a well-known fact among international security experts that one of the longstanding foreign policy doctrines of the United States is to destabilize countries and regions that are considered hostile to US economic and strategic interests. This policy has been the bedrock of American military and […]

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NEDIYAWAN RUMOURED TO BE THE NEXT LTTE LEADER IS QUESTIONED BY NORWEGIAN POLICE SAYS TAMIL WEBSITE IN LONDON

Friday, August 14th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Perinpanayagam Sivaparan alias Nediyawan (the tall one in Tamil)Who is rumoured to be the next leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has been questioned by the Norwegian police, a Tamil language website based in London said.  The editor of the website, Thesamnet.co.uk, Sivapalan Thambirajan said, “We do not know […]

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Response to Coordinator, Committee for the formation of Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam

Friday, August 14th, 2009

by Hela Puwath PTGTE requests Malaysian Govt to announce details surrounding the abduction of KP. “In the case of Mr Pathmanathan’s abduction, the rule of law has once again been violated by international actors with respect to Tamils. The proper procedure would have been to secure the extradition of Mr. Pathmanathan if he had broken […]

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DRAGGING TO A HEAVENLY HELL

Friday, August 14th, 2009

ALI SUKHANVER Balochistan is not just a land but a story full of courage , determination  and adventure. The readers are always expecting something new something novel at every line and every word. All time new challenges new threats, new fronts and new battles; but salute to the brave people of Balochistan for never giving […]

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The northern elections and their aftermath

Friday, August 14th, 2009

By Mario Perera, Kadawata  Much ink is being made to flow on the subject of the relative good performance of the TNA at the recent polls. The elections were especially significant on several counts; the most important of them being the blunder of the government think tanks in holding them at this unpropitious moment. Indeed […]

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Possible Abuse of Sydney University Resources for Political Purposes

Friday, August 14th, 2009

G. de Silva Dr. Michael Spence, Vice Chancellor, University of Sydney.  Dear Dr. Spence,  I am writing this email to bring to your attention of, what appears to be, an abuse of Sydney University resources to promote certain political agendas by some of your staff.  You may be aware that the Centre for Peace and […]

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Agreements sealed with the Exim Bank for over US $ 350 million for major Development Projects

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Media Release Public Communications Division Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary to the Treasury Sumith Abeysinghe, signed two financing agreements relating to the construction of the Colombo “”…” Katunayake Expressway and the Hambantota Bunkering Project with the Vice President Zhu Xinqiang, of the Exim Bank of China on 6th August 2009. He is currently on a […]

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UNIVERSITY STUDY SAYS TEA HELPS REDUCE STRESS AND ANXIETY

Friday, August 14th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana City University London study says Sri Lankan’s favourite brew tea could significantly reduce anxiety levels after suffering a stressful experience. The study by Malcom Cross, psychologist says in some cases in such situations make people calmer than they were before. The study further said tea making itself reduced stress levels by up […]

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SRI LANKA’S AMBASSADOR MEETS KEY SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS CHAIRMAN

Friday, August 14th, 2009

PRESS RELEASE  Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington DC USA Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya met with Senator Robert Casey (D-PA), the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, on Wednesday, August 5, 2009. Senator Casey and Ambassador Wickramasuriya discussed Sri Lanka’s reconciliation efforts and the conditions of the […]

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New Appointments to Prisoner Visitors Board

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Media Secretary Justice and Law Reforms Milinda Moragoda Minister of Justice and Law Reforms has appointed former diplomat Nanda Godage to head the Board of Prison Visitors. Rajan Asiriwatham, Arjun Deraniyagala, H.G. Dharmadasa, and Imtiyas Ismail were also appointed to the Board as members by the Minister. According to the Prisons Act, the Board of […]

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Sri Lanka 22nd happiest place to live -US 114th, UK 74th

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Just a subtle reminder to let you know that we are much better off than many other countries … so lets rally together and make it even better … There is good news. Sri Lanka is the world’s 22nd happiest place on earth whilst Costa Rica is the best according to a new survey by […]

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Thirty-sixth Session of the SAARC Programming Committee held in Nepal

Friday, August 14th, 2009

MEDIA RELEASE Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Thirty-sixth Session of the SAARC Programming Committee, chaired by Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Prasad Kariyawasam, was held at the SAARC Secretariat in Kathmandu on 10th and 11th August 2009.  The Meeting was attended by representatives of Foreign/External Affairs Ministries of all […]

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