Archive for October 18th, 2009

PRESIDENT SAYS THOSE WHO INSULTED OUR VALIANT SOLDIERS DURING THE WAR ASK WHAT DID THIS GOVERNMENT DO FOR THE SOLDIERS

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Speaking to a felicitation ceremony at Aluvihara, Matale organized to honour elements of war that led to the crushing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)after nearly three decades President Mahinda Rajapaksa said some people who question today what did the government do for the soldiers forget they are the very […]

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Military and Politics in Peace Time Democracy

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Prof. Hudson McLean Immediate aftermath of the World War 11, with Marshall Law governing many countries created opportunities to several Generals to lead countries such as USA, France and dictators to govern many countries. During the past half a century both democratic and non-democracies suffered the misfortunes of having Captains, Colonels and Generals taking control […]

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RAJARATNAM ARRESTED FOR INSIDER TRADING SCAM HAS CONTRIBUTED MONEY FOR THE TERRORIST GROUP LTTE SAYS WALL STREET JOURNAL

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana The Wall Street Journal reported the Sri Lanka born hedge-fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam who has been arrested and released on Dollars 100 million personal recognizance bond has also been investigated for contributing money for the Tamil Tiger terrorist group. The newspaper said Federal agents had uncovered documents showing that the founder of […]

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Misinformation campaign in media about Muslim armed groups in East

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

by M. M. Abul Kalam Need and necessity for Muslim home guards in the East arose in 1990. It was the worst year of ethnic cleansing of Muslims both in North and in East. After ethnic cleansing of Muslims from the North by the LTTE, and massacre of nearly 400 innocent Muslim men,women and children […]

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“Poor Hillary the Victim”

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

by Hela Puwath Dear Editor,  We think it is appropriate time for Lankaweb viewers to be reminded of Hillary Clinton’s views of the LTTE terrorists, now that it has become a little clearer as to the reason for her views.  This is very appropriate specially for those who view Mrs. Clinton as “Poor Hillary, the Victim” […]

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It’s Tamil deceit

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

R. Bandarage, Cottesloe “”…” Western Australia. As an Australian of Sri Lanka origin I can confidently state that the man and the young girl on the boat detained in Indonesia shown on TV on Thursday are not direct arrivals from Sri Lanka. They do not have a Tamil accent nor do their English and the […]

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NEWSPAPER EDITOR QUESTIONED FOR SPREADING GOSSIP ABOUT FONSEKA

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Chandana Sirimalwatte, the editor of the Lanka was taken in for questioning by the police for allegedly spreading gossip claiming that there is rift between General Sarath Fonseka and the government. Police spokesman Nimal Mediwake confirmed that he had been taken for questioning. The Lanka had alleged there had been attempts to […]

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The journey of a journalist (Part 8) -MY CONTRIBUTIONS TO COMMUNICATION SCHOLARSHIP

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Shelton A. Gunaratne ©2009 As I asserted at the start of this series, I was born to be a journalist. I became a prolific and challenging scholar only during the final decade before my retirement. I will leave it up to a younger researcher to sort and analyze all of my journalistic and scholarly output. […]

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Let the smuggled Tamils come in.

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario .Canada October 18, 2009   The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN   Sir:   The unfolding human smuggling story, ‘RCMP seize vessel on human smuggling tip’, will provide the opportunity to show how humane our parliamentarians are.   I believe that if anyone of the suspected people aboard […]

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NEWSPAPER EDITOR QUESTIONED FOR SPREADING GOSSIP ABOUT FONSEKA

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Chandana Sirimalwatte, the editor of the Lanka was taken in for questioning by the police for allegedly spreading gossip claiming that there is rift between General Sarath Fonseka and the government. Police spokesman Nimal Mediwake confirmed that he had been taken for questioning. The Lanka had alleged there had been attempts to discredit […]

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FBI ARRESTED RAJA RATNAM WAS THE BIGGEST CONTRIBUTOR TO LTTE CONNECTED TRO AND CONTROVERSIAL CAMPAIGN FUNDS OF CLINTON

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana American Broadcasting Corporation’s ABCNews.com revealed the Sri Lanka born billionaire Raja Ratnam who was arrested by the FBI for a 20 million insider trading scam was the leading contributor to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) connected TRO and controversial campaign funds of Hilary Clinton. Months ago Clinton announced that she […]

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Where is Common Sense ?

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

ASOKA S. I just want to pose the following Common Sense questions to all politicians in Sri Lanka many of whom don’t appear to know why the Lanka public elected them for. I suspect many of them believe that it is their good Karma to be priviledged and the rest of Lankan people are just […]

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So you didn’t get a visa to go to Sri Lanka!

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove  Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario, Canada October 17, 2009 Mr. Patrick Brown, MP Conservative MP for Barrie House of Commons Ottawa Dear Patrick: I just heard you on You Tube whining about the Sri Lankan Government refusing to give you and your Conservative colleague Paul Calandra (Oakridges Markham) visas to visit […]

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A NOBEL PRIZE FOR EVO

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Reflections by comrade Fidel If Obama was awarded the Nobel for winning the elections in a racist society despite his being African American, Evo deserves it for winning them in his country despite his being a native and his having delivered on his promises. For the first time, in both countries a member of their […]

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