Archive for October 29th, 2009

Has General Fonseka fallen prey to the Blake-Ranil bait?

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Ajit Randeniya There are signs that the Sri Lankan history is repeating itself. In 1815, the Kandyan chieftains handed over King Rajasinghe and the Kandyan kingdom to the British, barely a decade after the crushing defeat of the colonists attempt to invade Kandy.  Now there are signs that General Sarath Fonseka has swallowed or about […]

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General Fonseka’s entry into politics: Is it the end of democracy in Sri Lanka?

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

nimal dunuhinga As a simpleton I do not see any difference in between War and Politics. In the battlefield you kill the enemies by Arms & Ammunition. But it’s rather change in politics as most of the hypocrites use wet towels for the said purpose instead of shooting they do it by strangling, I suggest […]

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PRACHANDA MEETS RAJAPAKSA AND WANTS TO LEARN FROM SRI LANKA

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana The Nepalese Maoist leader and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kumar Dahal Prachanda told the visiting Sri Lankan President in Kathmandu that he wished to learn from the Sri Lankan experience of the rehabilitation of Tamil Tigers.  The Times of India said Rajapaksa met the former Prime Minister in a thirty minutes discussion […]

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PRESIDENT RAJAPAKSA RECEIVES A ROUSING AND WARM WELCOME AT KATHMANDU AND HE WILL DECLARE OPEN A SRI LANKA VIHARA AT LUMBINI

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana President Mahinda Rajapaksa was given a warm and rousing welcome when he visited the country for the second time within the last few months. His earlier trip had to be disrupted when terrorists attacked the Sri Lanka cricket team in Lahore Pakistan when he was touring the country last time. Declaring open […]

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President Rajapaksa meets Sri Lankan community in Nepal

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa met Sri Lankan community live in Kathmandu on the first day of his two day official visit to Nepal on 29th October. President also held a meeting with former Prime Minister and Chairman of the Unified Communist Party (Maoist) Mr Pushpa Kamal Dahal at Soaltee Crowne Plaza Hotel in […]

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SHAN WIJAYALAL DE SILVA SWORN IN AS CHIEF MINISTER SOUTHERN PROVINCE WITH FOUR OF HIS COLLEAGUES AS MINISTERS

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Shan Wijayalal de Silva took oaths as the Southern Province Chief Minister with four other colleagues as his ministers at a ceremony presided over at the Presidential Secretariat in Galle Face Colombo. President Rajapaksa addressing them said they received the ministerial portfolios not only to serve their district but all three districts […]

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President Rajapaksa visits Nepal

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

By Janaka Alahapperuma Pix: Sudath Silva President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Nepal for two day official tour today on 29th October. President and Madam Shiranthi Rajapaksa were warmly welcomed by Ms.Sunetra Koirala Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal at the Tribuwan International Airport.  Welcome banners were displayed at Kathmandu City and people […]

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Southern Province Council members take oaths before President

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

By Janaka Alahapperuma The newly elected members of the Southern Provincial Council took their oaths before President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a ceremony held at the Presidential Secretariat this morning on 29th October. Former Chief Minister of the Province, Shan Wijayalal De Silva was sworn in once again as the Chief Minister. He is also functioning […]

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Pakistan bombings

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent. Gloucester . Ontario .Canada   October 28, 2009 The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN  Sir ‘Pakistan market blast kills 105.  Terror strike coincides with start of Clinton visit”, you said. I well understand how innocent Pakistanis may be scared to walk onto the streets  and market bazaars every day in […]

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high-powered committee on complaints regarding office administration in the judicial sector

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

PRESS RELEASE -Media Secretary for Minister of Justice and Law Reform The Minister of Justice and Law Reform Milinda Moragoda, in consultation with the Hon. Asoka de Silva, Chief Justice has appointed a high-powered committee to consider public complaints regarding office administration in the judicial sector.  The policy of the Government is to ensure a […]

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Mr. Michael James Zwack the Representative for the UNHCR in Colombo calls on Foreign Minister Bogollagama

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Media Release – Ministry of Foreign Affairs Colombo Mr. Michael James Zwack who recently assumed duties as the Representative for the UNHCR in Colombo called on Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 28th October 2009 and presented his letter of appointment.  During the call on Minister Bogollagama, Mr. Zwack reiterated […]

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When will communal Tamil politicians of Sri Lanka give up their ultra-communal politics and learn to live in harmony with the Sinhalese and when will our politicians put the country first before self interest?

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Sudath Gunasekara. President Senior Citizens Movement Mahanuwara. 24.10.2009. I have been curiously following some of the latest developments brewing in the political field during the past two weeks. I think first it is pertinent to make few comments firstly on two important statements made by two Tamil politicians last week and secondly on the utterly […]

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