Archive for September 11th, 2009

PRESIDENT APPEALS BUDDHIST MONKS TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT TO FIGHT AGAINST ENEMIES OF THE MOTHERLAND WITHIN AND WITHOUT

Friday, September 11th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana President Mahinda Rajapaksa reminding the Buddhist monks that they were at the forefront in protecting the independence of this country during thousands of years appealed to them to be at the front to protect the country from traitorous forces within and without the island once again. (Photos by Sudath Silva) “Venerable sirs, […]

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BASIL TELLS SEND OFF PARTY OF 9994 IDP’S TO BE RESETTLED IN THEIR VILLAGES THAT OUR RESETTLEMENT IS BETTER THAN SOME POWERFUL COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD

Friday, September 11th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Sri Lanka is certainly doing better than some powerful nations in the world in resettling internally displaced persons since after seven year IDP’s are still languishing in transport containers after Milwaukee floods said Basil Rajapaksa at a sendoff reception for IDP’s at the Vavuniya Cultural Center. Basil, the President’s younger sibling, who […]

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WORLD BANK ANNOUNCES A 75 MILLION US DOLLAR CREDIT FOR SRI LANKA TO IMPLEMENT GEMI DIRIYA IN 1000 VILLAGES TO SERVE 870,000 POOR IN SOUTHERN, UVA AND SABARAGAMUWA PROVINCES

Friday, September 11th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana The World Bank announced in Washington yesterday(Sept. 10) that they will be granting a concessionary IDA credit of US $ 75 million to Sri Lanka for community driven development programs for Uva, Southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces for the benefit of 1000 villages to implement the government’s ambitious Gemi Diriya projects.  The 75 […]

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NO NEED OF MORE NUCLEAR TESTS

Friday, September 11th, 2009

ALI SUKHANVER (The writer is a Pakistan based bilingual analyst on national and international strategic and defense affairs.) “ƒ”¹…”Sophistication means the right choice of proper words at a proper place “ƒ”¹…”says the world famous Pakistani linguist Dr.Nasir Jamal in one of his recent thesis on The Traditional Values of Languages in Cultural Hierarchy .He is […]

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Why Justice Matters: A comparative view

Friday, September 11th, 2009

By Dr Donald Chandraratna, Perth, Western Australia The British High commission has ruled that Dr Kohona and Mr Arjuna Ranatunga are technically and legally not entitled to enter UK.  Likewise the Canadian Embassy has refused the visa for Rev Somananda Nayaka Thero on the grounds that Reverend and Thero do not appear in the passport. […]

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QUEST FOR A HYDROGEN BOMB

Friday, September 11th, 2009

AMJED JAAVED Indian media is, currently, in throes of a debate about `success’ of India’s Pokhran_II nuclear tests. The controversy was sparked by scientist, K. Santhanam’s disclosure that the tests had questionable success. The whistle-blower, though a bit tardy, particularly denuded the claim that `the tests included a thermo-nuclear device that was 100 per cent […]

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Bowing before intelligence blackmail

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Afshain Afzal Indian National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan has rejected an impression that Sharm el-Sheikh summit between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan had been a step forward. Although he cleverly added that it was not a step backward. It is not a hidden affair that after the Mumbai attack of November 26, 2008, […]

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