Archive for September 28th, 2009

INDIA HAILS SRI LANKA’S NEW BEGINING AT THE UNITED NATIONS

Monday, September 28th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana India’s External Minister S.M. Krishna told the United NationS that there is a new beginning in Sri Lanka today. He said , ” peace, security, stability and the welfare of India’s neighbourhood is vital for India.” This was an obvious reference to the end of the war by Liberation Tigers of Tamil […]

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The History and Mystery of Gods

Monday, September 28th, 2009

By Asoka Devendra Many theories Theistic, Scientific or otherwise have been advanced about the origin of the solar system. But one fact is certain and this has been firmly authenticated by meticulous scientific research. The Solar system is one connected system and the sun had to appear first to hold the planetary system in place. […]

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Sri Lanka obtains Five Million US Dollars for de-mining

Monday, September 28th, 2009

MEDIA RELEASE The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva Monday, 28 September 2009 On a request made by Hon Basil Rajapakse, MP, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force for Resettlement, Development and Security in the Northern Province, and subsequent discussions that Hon Mahinda Samarasinghe, Minister for Disaster Management & […]

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Hon. Mahinda Samarasinghe, M.P, addresses the Executive Committee of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, in Geneva

Monday, September 28th, 2009

MEDIA RELEASE The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva Hon. Mahinda Samarasinghe, M.P, Minister of Disaster Management and Human Rights addressed the 60th Session of the Executive Committee of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva today. Hon. Samarasinghe is among a […]

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Ragging in Sri Lankan Universities – ‘Chinese Perspective’

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Dr.P.A.Samaraweera, China In a letter to an English Daily on 26th Sept., titled ‘Ragging in universities’, a subscriber observes, “…Ragging in universities must stop. The perverts must be punished severely…Get the military to give protection to the new comers. Our forces defeated the ruthless LTTE… Tackle these poisonous snakes…”  A few weeks ago it was […]

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Norway, Solheim helped establish LTTE-Eritrea links for arms deals

Monday, September 28th, 2009

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Investigations into Tigers’ weapons procurement reveal The Norwegian government helped the LTTE to establish relations with Eritrea, which allowed the group to purchase arms, ammunition and equipment from China on Eritrean end-user certificates and other documents needed to legally buy weapons, according to well informed sources. Sources said the […]

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Homosexuality, cabaret and GSP

Monday, September 28th, 2009

The Island Editorial 28th September 2009 As the day on which the EU is expected to make a final decision on Sri Lanka’s GSP Plus draws nearer, the government has stepped up efforts to retain it, though it is not as desperate as it was a few months ago because Sri Lanka’s economy has improved […]

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Hosting Troubles – Anticipating Peace

Monday, September 28th, 2009

By I. A.Pansohta During the last couple of weeks, the political weather of the subcontinent fluctuated but its decisive shift is still at the mercy of intentions. History of 62 years has taught its South Asian neighbors’ New Delhi’s regional governance. It was not any surprise when India claims about Pakistan training its terrorists to […]

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