Archive for October 31st, 2009

Incident at Bamabalapitiya Beach – Letter to Inspector General of Police

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

By James Jayalath from Melbourne 01/11/2009 Mr. Jayantha Wickramaratna Inspector General of Police Dear Mr.Wickramratna, I am not sure whether this email will reach to you personally but I thought that I should write to you and let you know, how I felt about the incident at Bambalapitiya Beach, which I read and watched in […]

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The Journey of a Journalist (Part 10B) – ‘CONSULTING’ –COLOMBO-STYLE AND SHARING NOSTALGIA

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

By Shelton A. Gunaratne©2009 [N.B.: I wrote part of this installment with my Peradeniya campus contemporaries of the late ’50s and early “ƒ”¹…”60s in mind. Others may not find much significance in the names mentioned.]   On my return to Sri Lanka from travels Down Under, my operational headquarters shifted from Happawana to the Lodge, also […]

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The Journey of a Journalist (Part 10A) – ADVISING ‘YANKEE DOODLES’ AND ‘CONSULTING’ IN COLOMBO

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

By Shelton A. Gunaratne©2009 Happawana lies east of Galle on A17, the road that leads to Imaduwa and beyond. At the junction where you get off the bus, a gravel road forking southward across a vast rice paddy implicitly entices you to cross over to the other side to enjoy the salubrious breeze sweeping through […]

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Canada oblivious to terror danger: CSIS boss.

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario Canada October 31, 2009 The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN  Sir: Your reporting that the new Head of the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS), Richard B. Fadden has called a spade a spade and had the courage to state after a reality check that Canada has a […]

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Radhika Coomaraswamy sending Maj.General. Patrick Cammaert to Sri Lanka

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 31 October 2009 Dr.Radika Coomaraswamy Under-Secretary General for Children in Armed Conflict United Nations, New York US Dear Radhika Coomaraswamy: This is what I read in the Inner City Press today “”…” “Inner City Press asked if she thought that the condition of IDP […]

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Would the much respected general become a scapegoat for the bankrput politicians?

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Jay Deshabandu Today, our country is at a cross-road. No one is sure where it would head at this point of time. Unfortunately, our country is full of joker-politicians, like those in Tamil Nadu, who put the country down the ditch before himself. People of this country must show gratitude to President Rajapaksha for providing […]

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Bogus Tamil asylum seekers and ‘people-smugglers’

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Dr.P.A.Samaraweera, Australia ‘People-smuggling’ had been highlighted in the discussions at the formal session of the East Asia Summit held in Thailand last week. The issue came to lime light because of the influx of bogus Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka to Australia and Canada recently.   Back in Australia, the controversy over them between the government […]

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