Archive for August 23rd, 2009

Pride & President

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Prof. Hudson McLean Following an expression produced by a contributor to LankaWeb, I tend to agree whole heartedly that HE Mahinda Rajapaksa should refrain from over-exposing himself in public demonstrations. No doubt, the President is Proud of his noble achievement, and HE should be Proud! History has shown that Presidents and other political leaders in […]

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HRW: “We Gotch-ya, Sri Lanka”

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada August 21, 2009 Jo Becker Human Rights Watch 55 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 403 Toronto, Ontario M4P 1G8 Canada Dear Jo: The  recent news item in the Toronto Star which carried a caption of what you had said, “Canada missed opportunity to […]

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Licensed to kill ?

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Ananda De Costa It is heartening to learn that the president met the parents of the youths murdered by police. His surprise visit and the good gesture made towards the grieving parents is truly commendable. We can also believe that the justice will be done regarding this brutal murder case. This a very Buddhist act […]

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TO THE KIND ATTENTION OF NEW UVA PROVINCE CHIEF MINISTER SHASHENDRA RAJAPAKSHA

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

From Shripal Nishshanka Fernando Dear Hon. Chief Minister, Congratulations on your historical landslide win in this provincial council election! The marvelous record you could set up during the election proves how much the citizens of Uva province trust in President Mahinda Rajapaksha and his government and in you with your energetic team. In fact it […]

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Minorities in “Secular and Democratic” India

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Written by: Mamoona Ali Kazmi Recently, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) placed India on its “Watch List” for 2009 because it found the Central government had failed to take effective measures to ensure the rights of religious minorities in several States. It is not the first time that the Commission has […]

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Is India really Sri Lanka’s Elder brother , and are both countries the heart and soul of each other ?

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

By Charles.S.Perera  In an, interview to an Indian magazine the Prersident Mahinda Rajapakse had said that India and Sri Lanka are actually each other’s heart and soul.  And else where he had said that India is Sri Lanka’s elder brother.  The Minster of Foreign Affairs and the Secretary of Defence had also paid tribute to […]

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Why the descrimination in providing news coverage?

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Mal   Dear CTV News, The CTV news coverage today shows the headline news of the Taliban having cut the fingers of two voters. When the Tamil Tigers did the same to a voter in Sri Lanka, in the last general  election, this did not make any headline news! It did not even reach any […]

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Sinhala Buddhist roots of South Indian Tamil chauvinism

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Susantha Goonatilake As for SouthIndian Tamils and Buddhism in late 19th century and early 20th century you may want to read my article       “White sahibs, Brown sahibs: tracking Dharmapala” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka New Series Vol. LIV 2008 pp 53-136.  Below is the abstract of a paper read at […]

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