Archive for October 8th, 2009

Ripping off the oxygen mask, the British way

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

The Island Editorial (Courtesy The Island  News Paper in Sri Lanka) In January 2008, during a trade union dispute at the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital, some members of the warring parties adopted a novel yet despicable method of winning their demands and opened, in the process, a new low in trade union action. They removed the […]

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SRI LANKAN MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA ON HOUNSLOW ROAD

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Sri Lanka Janahanda Foundation has organized a Musical extravaganza where Sri Lankan singers will entertain the expatriate community here, said Sri Lal Dias, the President of the Foundation. The musical evening will be held on October 10 between 5 p.m. and 12 p.m. according to the organizers. The concert will have songs […]

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FILM DIRECTOR SEEMAN WANTS TO SEND BACK DEPUTY SRI LANKAN ENVOY WHO IS A TAMIL OF TAMIL NADU ORIGIN AND CLOSE DOWN HIS OFFICE

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Film Director Seeman who was vehemently campaigning to stop Sri Lanka’s war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and failed has now started another campaign demanding to withdraw Sri Lanka’s Deputy High Commissioner from Chennai. Seeman got arrested by the Tamil Nadu Police during the campaign for making anti-Indian speeches on […]

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RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR DECLARES THAT THE IDP CAMPS IN NORTHERN PROVINCE ARE NOT SECOND TO SIMILAR CAMPS ELSEWHERE

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Russian Ambassador in Sri Lanka Vladmir Mikhaylov declared that the standards maintained at the Internally Displaced Persons camps in the Northern Province in Sri Lanka are not second to similar camps elsewhere in the world. He was speaking at a ceremony to hand over equipment and food worth 72 million Rupees to […]

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PAKISTAN INVESTIGATORS ARRIVE IN SRI LANKA TO PROBE WHETHER THERE WAS ANY LTTE CONNECTION WITH ATTACK ON THE CRICKETERS

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana A Pakistani team of investigators arrived in Sri Lanka to probe whether the terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was linked with terrorist elements in Pakistan in the Lahore attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team. The Pakistan team is expected to review the probe on the same subject conducted […]

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HISTORY CANNOT BE IGNORED

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Reflections by Comrade Fidel Last October 1st commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Peoples’ Republic of China. On that historic day in 1949, Mao Zedong presided over the first parade of the Peoples’ Army and the people of China in Tiananmen Square as leader of the Communist Party of China. The victorious soldiers were carrying […]

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The President’s Mandate As Well As His Direction Cannot Be Ursurped By Foreign Pressure.

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial October 8th, 2009 The lyrics of an Old West Indian Calypso worded thus: “We are a peaceful nation, struggling struggle, but we don’t look for trouble just ask around.But when foreign faces, from unknown places talk about taking over we aint backing down! ……” rings very true to the Mahinda Rajapaksha aphorism […]

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Sri Lanka: Peace Direct Appeal for Peace and Justice

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada October 8, 2009 Carolyn Hayman, OBE Chief Executive Peace Direct London, UK Dear Carolyn Hayman: Thanks for the note.  Of course not, you certainly didn’t seem to be rude in your previous communiquƒÆ’†’©. I gathered that you are a generous person […]

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Ananda Bodhi sapling offered to Red Bridge Buddhist Vihara

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

By Janaka Alahapperuma from London A sapling of sacred Ananda Bodhi of Jethawanaramaya, Sravasthi, India was offered recently to the Red Bridge Buddhist Vihara in Ilford, Essex by Dr M.B. Ranatunga and Mrs. Nawamalie (Nali) Ranatunga. Red Bridge Vihara conducted the religious services for many years without a Bodhi (Bo- Ficus religiosa) tree since the […]

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OPEN LETTER TO SARATH FONSEKA DON’T BE SUBORDINATE TO THE MINISTER

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

BY STANLEY PERERA FROM MELBOURNE My dear General Fonseka, The news is that you have been offered a position subordinate to the minister of sports. In short, plain and simple, I must say the offer is an insult on you. My view is you are only subordinate to the President. The position of Secretary to […]

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Hullabaloo over Afghan Elections

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

By: Mashaal Javed Afghanistan conducted yet another election on 20th August to elect a President for itself with lots of hopes for a better future tomorrow. Despite a lot of Taliban threats to the Afghan populace not to cast their votes or else they would face severe consequences, there were a considerable number of them […]

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Mangala and Tissainagam has a common agenda!

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Jay Deshabandu Mr. Mangala Samaraweera’s visit of Jayaprakash Sittampalam Tissainayagam who was convicted of involving in terrorists activities in Sri-Lanka , comes in no surprised to many of us during this election time in the south. The bankrupt politician, who is basically the one man’s party leader, is indirectly insulting our judicial system of Sri-Lanka. […]

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PRESIDENT TELLS EMPHATICALLY THAT SRI LANKA WILL NEVER BE SUBSERVIENT TO ANY OTHER COUNTRY BEFORE ANY KIND OF FORCE

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Addressing few hundred thousand people of the last Southern Provincial Council election rally of the Freedom Alliance at Muwanpelessa in Suriyawewa , Hambatota which became virtually a sea of heads President Rajapaksa in no uncertain terms said not that Sri Lanka is against any country in the world but it will never […]

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