Archive for September 14th, 2009

A NEW BOOK SAYS THAT THE WEST WANTED TO SAVE PRABHAKARAN AT THE LAST MOMENT AS THEY WANTED TO USE LTTE AS LEVER ON SRI LANKA

Monday, September 14th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana New Delhi television’s Nitin Anant Ghokale in his latest book on LTTE’s Eelam 4 war has said the West wanted to save Prabhakaran and the other leaders of the terrorist movement at the last moment as they wanted to use the terrorist movement as a lever on Sri Lanka. The author said […]

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SRI LANKA TO ROPE IN RELIANCE FOR OIL EXPLORATION IN MANNAR

Monday, September 14th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Sri Lankan Minister for Investment Promotion , Navin Dissanayaka will be meeting Mumbai’s industrial giant Reliance Idustries for exploration of oil as the  oil exploration company has shown interest in prospecting for  oil in the island nation’s possible oil fields in the North. Mukesh Ambani led Reliance company is one of the […]

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Hon. Mahinda Samarasinghe addresses the Human Rights Council

Monday, September 14th, 2009

MEDIA RELEASE The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva Hon. Mahinda Samarasinghe, Minister of Disaster Management and Human Rights addressed the Twelfth Session of the UN Human Rights Council, which began its 3-week long session today.  Hon. Minister was among the three high-level dignitaries who addressed the Council and […]

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Re: Sri Lanka Guardian panders to LTTE

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Alastair Reynard Dear Eric Bailey:  There is nothing wrong with criticizing a government. But that is not what we see on Sri Lanka Guardian. Tamil terrorists are crafty criminals. They use the media well to crucify Sri Lankans. That is not journalism. Articles driven by ethnic hatred is petty and contributes to even more friction […]

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Diaspora expressed satisfaction over the progress made by Sri Lanka government in rehabilitating internally displaced people and reconciliation with the political parties of Tamils and Muslims

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Media Release Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington DC USA Sri Lankan Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya recently expanded his outreach campaign with the Sri Lankan community in the United States with visits to both Las Vegas and Los Angeles.  Ambassador has been meeting with Tamil, Sinhalese, Muslim and other Sri Lankan ethnics groups throughout the U.S. to […]

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The Journey of a Journalist (Part 1) – FROM VILLAGE BOY TO GLOBAL CITIZEN

Monday, September 14th, 2009

By Shelton A. Gunaratne ©2009 My great ambition as a 15-year-old child was to become “one of the outstanding statesmen of the world” and to go overseas to “get acquainted with foreigners and their ways of life.” These revelations appeared in a regular “What I want to be” children’s feature published in a Colombo daily […]

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The Journey of a Journalist (Part 2) – CUTTING MY JOURNALISTIC TEETH AT LAKE HOUSE

Monday, September 14th, 2009

By Shelton A. Gunaratne©2009 I, “Weligama Podda” from Pathegama, was on the way to becoming a global citizen. My knowledge in Buddhist philosophy tells me, however, that “I” is the wrong term to use because a characteristic of existence is anatta (no-self).  “I’ implies a permanent soul. So the reference here is to the stream […]

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The Journey of a Journalist (Part 3A) -THE YEAR THAT CHANGED MY LIFE: THE BEGINNING

Monday, September 14th, 2009

By Shelton A. Gunaratne©2009 It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, … we had everything before us, we had nothing before us. These two lines from “A Tale of Two Cities” written by my favorite English novelist Charles Dickens aptly describe the contrasting conditions in Ceylon, which I left in […]

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The Journey of a Journalist (Part 3B) -THE YEAR THAT CHANGED MY LIFE: THE RESIGNATION

Monday, September 14th, 2009

By Shelton A. Gunaratne©2009 The World Press Institute made arrangements for me to work with the Eugene Register-Guard in Oregon on a 10-week internship (Feb, 6 – April 14, 1967).  When the news of my internship reached Fred W. Welty, who served as the information chief at the USIS in Colombo in the mid “ƒ”¹…”60s, […]

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ALMEIDA LIVES TODAY MORE THAN EVER

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Reflections by comrade Fidel I have been watching for hours now on television the tribute that the entire country is paying to Commander of the Revolution Juan Almeida Bosque. I think that facing death was for him just another duty as so many others he discharged throughout his life. He did not know neither did […]

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NUCLEAR SAFETY CONCERNS

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Saman Malik -The writer is expert on defence and political analysis. He is free lance journalist based in Islamabad. Foreign media continues to express doubts about security and safety of Pakistan’s nuclear material. Fears, whether naƒÆ’†’¯ve or malafide, are expressed that terrorists may steal such material to fabricate a `dirty bomb’. Professor Shaun Gregory and […]

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CLAIM FOR THE FREEDOM OF THE CUBAN FIVE

Monday, September 14th, 2009

PRESS RELEASE. EMBASSY OF CUBA Colombo. September 12, 2009. The Cubans in Sri Lanka: workers, internationalist workers and residents in this brothering country we join our voice to that of our people in demanding to the US government to pay attention to the millions of persons from all continents that claim justice for our Five […]

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