Archive for October 15th, 2009

The President & the General

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Prof. Hudson McLean I felt that I had to put my two cents worth of comment to the on-going saga of the President & the General. First of  all General Sarath Fonseka is no ordinary mortal.  He has proved beyond any doubt that he is a highly skilled strategic planner who could put his Plan […]

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Healthy Looking Asylum Seekers?

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya, Melbourne Honourable Minister Ministry of Foreign Affairs Federal Government of Australia Dear Sir,  All TV media here in Australia showed Tamil boat people making a plea from the government to absorb them to Australia as they can never live in Sri Lanka for fear of being persecuted. These are people who left after […]

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Ranil: Time is up to set up a precedence in the leadership selection process

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Nagananda Kodituwakku from London Since independence, Sri Lanka has suffered heavily without visionary leaders in the mainstream political parties. This has caused tremendous damage to the growth and image of the nation, whilst other nations in the region have earned tremendous growth.  The, need of the hour is have bold policy inventions by all political […]

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A tough choice to make

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

I A Khanzada As the much-heralded “AfPak” assessment was bitterly criticized by politically alive civic society as well as congressional Democrats, it is followed by another assessment of Afghanistan’s deteriorating situation by General Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan. According to Gen. McChrystal, the present situation of Afghanistan is very grim and […]

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U.S. BUSINESSES, GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES TOUR PORT CITY WITH SRI LANKAN OFFICIALS

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington DC USA U.S. companies impressed with more opportunities, investment options A group of American and Indian business leaders joined a delegation of U.S. and Sri Lankan trade officials on 14 October visit to Trincomalee, a city in the Eastern province of Sri Lanka, which was just months ago enveloped in […]

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Terrorism in Kabul, Peshawar & Pindi

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Ray Alif On the lines of recent successful talks between Afghan government and representatives of Taliban, US stared series of sectet meetings with elements loyal to Taliban. White House officially announced on October 8, 2009 that the Taliban posed less of a threat to US security than Al-Qaida Moments later, militants carried out attack near […]

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Unstable Afghanistan – The India Factor

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

By: Mashaal Javed It was the fall of Taliban government in Afghanistan in 2001 that paved the way for foreign powers to intervene in Afghanistan to secure their strategic interests. The strategic location of Afghanistan provides a perfect conduit for extracting and channeling vast energy resources of Central Asia to their respective countries. However, the […]

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PRESENT CONSTITUTION SHALL BE COMPLETELY OVERHAULED SOON AFTER GENERAL ELECTIONS

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Shripal Nishshanka Fernando Present Sri Lankan constitution has been amended several times in the past and in most of the occasions the loop holes in the amendments have threatened the security and the sovereignty of Sri Lanka severely. The largest blow to the security of Sri Lanka did happen during JRJ era which the constitution […]

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