Archive for September 2nd, 2009

Are the Jaffna Tamils “congenital idiots”? – Part II

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

H. L. D. Mahindapala A few Sundays back I stopped in my tracks and re-read Prof. Kumar David’s condemnation of the Tamils of Jaffna as “congenital idiots” (July 26, 2009, Sunday Island). He was angry that the Tamils were accusing the Marxists of betraying the Tamils when in reality it was the Tamils of Jaffna […]

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PRESIDENT RAJAPAKSA MEETS PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ OF VENEZUELA IN THE LIBYAN CAPITAL OF TRIPOLI

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana President Mahinda Rajapaksa met President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela in the Libyan capital of Tripoli and was engaged in a cordial discussion on bilateral issues, Sri Lankan government sources said. The two Presidents met after the grand celebrations to commemorate the 40th National Day held in the Libyan capital where both leaders […]

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Infernal Triangle – AI, Westminster and LTTE

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Bandula Kothalawala London N7 There has been widespread condemnation of the sentencing of Mr J S Tissainayagam by the High Court in Colombo. According to Amnesty International, he was found guilty of “writing and publishing articles that criticized the government’s treatment of Sri Lankan Tamil civilians affected by the war”.    I have not followed […]

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Wind and Solar Power for Sri Lanka

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

By Garvin Karunaratne Ph.D.(Michigan State University) I am happy that my paper: “The Wind Turbines of Spain, France and Portugal” (Lanka Web, 25/8/2009has evoked a response from  Noor Nizam, of Canada, in his paper, “Wind Energy Electricity Generation is a reality in Sri Lanka” Lanka Web, 26/8/2009)   The thrust of my paper, based on my […]

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Demonstration and online petition against Channel-4 News UK

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

By Janaka Alahapperuma- London http://www.PetitionOnline.com/ c4nosl09/petition.html Demonstration Against Channel-4 News Fake Video footage  Venue: In front of Channel-4 Television Corporation            124, Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2TX     Channel-4 News in the UK broadcast an unauthenticated video clip, accusing Sri Lanka Army and the government of war crimes. This particular video clip, shown on Channel-4 […]

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DO SRI LANKAN ROAD RULES BROADLY OPERATE WITHIN THE DOMAIN OF KARMA ?

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando British Police wearing prominent luminous coats to be seen as opposed  to Sri Lankan police inferior jackets with only two faded white lines. Of late Sri Lankan Police has been able to dominate the news headlines on various issues of complaints ranging from Negligence, Assault, Abuse of Power, Prejudice , […]

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Glaring Memoirs of September 65

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Written by: Mamoona Ali Kazmi The Pakistani nation will celebrate 44th defence day of Pakistan on 6 September with great enthusiasm. The defence day marked the September 1965 war and the valiant defence put up by the armed forces against the Indian aggression. The day reminds us of the untold sacrifices rendered by armed forces […]

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Asia Pacific region in peril of Climate Change Energized debate awaits Copenhagen Summit

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

  Nava Thakuria reporting from Dhaka The Asia Pacific region is in peril of the global warming and climate change and the western (and industrialized) countries should (must) bailout the developing countries to cope up with the devastation of sea level rise, flood & drought and salination of surface water in those populous countries-those were […]

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“LTTE LOST THE WAR, AND NOW THE PRO-LTTE DIASPORA IS TRYING TO DEFEAT THE PEACE” — SAYS SRI LANKAN AMBASSADOR AT THE HOMELAND SECURITY POLICY INSTITUTE OF THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Media Release Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington DC Sri Lankan Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya told a group of scholars and Asian experts Monday how the Sri Lankan military defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, as well as how the government will sustain peaceful reconciliation. Speaking before the Homeland Security Policy Institute of The George Washington […]

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US GOVERNMENT STRONGLY SUPPORTS SRI LANKA GOVERNMENT’S DESIRE TO RESETTLE THE IDP‘S QUICKLY AND SAFELY SAYS VOA EDITORIAL

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana The Voice of America broadcasting the reflection of opinion of the US government said the United States strongly supports the Sri Lankan government’s desire to resettle the Internally displaced persons safely and quickly The editorial quoted James R. Moore, US Charge d’affaires as saying, “We strongly support the desire of the Government […]

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