Archive for August 16th, 2009

Assassination of Rajapaksha Will Derail All the Victories

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Dilrook Kannangara How fragile Sri Lanka is to separatist attacks is best seen from the miracles that brought Rajapaksha to power. He has turned the biggest problem faced by the nation upside down. His wise thinking and leadership has helped the country overcome many challenges. There is no comparable to him; there never was in […]

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Disclaiming article on Sri Lankan History

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Prof. Manouri Senanayake I write to disclaim authorship of the article on Sri Lankan History which appears on number of  web sites “”…” including SPUR – indicating me as the author. This article first appeared on e mails as far as I recall in April – early May . It was doing the rounds and […]

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General Nalin Seneviratne VSV 1931- 2009

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Lalin Fernando (Major General retired) “Nothing except a battle won can be half as melancholy as a battle lost” (Duke of Wellington 1769-1852) General Nalin Seneviratne VSV the 10th Commander of the SL Army died on 12 August 2009 aged 78 years. He joins in Valhalla those who were in the thin red line of […]

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Northeasterners defy militant’s diktat to celebrate I-Day

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Nava Thakuria The common people of Northeast India have shown their braveness and gratitude to the motherland once again on the 63rd Independence Day (of India), as they came out in large number to join the celebration defying the diktats of separatist militants. Not only the government functions, but also the private programmes for the […]

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