Archive for November, 2009

Is Sri Lanka Crazy Enough to Elect a Retired General as President?

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Article by Dr. Stephen Long Los Angeles, California November 29, 2009 I was very fortunate to have been in Sri Lanka during the final days of the military war against the LTTE.  Like all of us, I was relieved that the terrorist violence, replete with its deranged suicide bombers, was finally over.  Also like all […]

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MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA VISITS ANURADHAPURA BEFORE HIS CAMPAIGN

Monday, November 30th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Photos by Sudath Silva President Mahinda Rajapaksa took time to go on a pilgrimage to the sacred city of Anuradhapura prior to starting his Presidential Election campaign. Atamassthanadhipathi Veneral Pallegam Siriniwasa led Buddhist monks chanted pirith and blessed the President. The monk said Anuradhapura sacred city and the rest of the country […]

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Re. General Sarath Fonseka

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Orpheus Perera I could not agree less with Mr. Rajarathnam. A Permanent resident  of the United  States should not be appointed even as an Ambassador to represent Sri Lanka.  If Americans invade Sri Lanka, who’s side is General Fonseka going to take? General should first give up his PR of the United States before asking […]

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Britain proposes Sri Lanka to host CHOGM 2013

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Media Release Ministry of foreign Affairs Colombo Sri Lanka as the host for Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 was endorsed on a proposal made by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the CHOGM held in Trinidad & Tobago from 27 “”…” 29 November 2009. Since Australia and Mauritius had also offered to be […]

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Is Fonseka the agent of the Assembly of God cult at The Sunday Leader?

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Ajit Randeniya One positive consequence of the illegal US invasion of Iraq is that many intelligence agents and analysts these days do what they can to prevent any repetition of such dastardly acts ever again. They pass on information freely these days to friends and even to acquaintances so that the lies and conspiracies are […]

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Should we give into ‘Hunters’ of our nation?

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

S. Akurugoda Just over six months ago we were able to show the entire world, how powerful is our unity and its strength. Firstly, determination to end the terrorism was taken firmly by the peace loving, right minded patriotic people of this land at the last presidential election by defeating the “ƒ”¹…”puppet of the west’ […]

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Some Rationally valuable Points for All Voting Sri Lankans . To Consider in Electing a President who will be the Right President

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

By Ananda Ariyarathne All should vote so that the decision shall be clear and convincing, to ensure the correct decision. For most of the Sri Lankan Politicians, from the time it became a so called independent country, were more concerned about staying in power or trying to come into power if they were not in. […]

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A POLITICAL ANALYTIC PREDICTION MADE in Feb, 2008, IS PROVEN CORRECT NOW. THE JVP IS AN ANTI NATIONAL FORCE AND THE NATION SHOULD KNOW THE TRUTH. HE. Mahinda Rajpaksa and the Government should be vigilant Politically.

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

by Noor Nizam- Sri Lanka Peace Activist and Political Analyst -Canada,Feb. 26th., 2008. The JVP telling the UN to help restore democracy in North is biting into the stability of the Government. The JVP telling the visiting UN’s Assistant Secretary General Ms.Angela Kane to assist Sri Lanka to restore democracy in the Northern Province by […]

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Rajapaksa Vs Rajapaksa

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

by Gomin Dayasri -Courtesy The Island A unique Presidential Election, where the voter will determine the suitability of one candidate – Mahinda Rajapakse. People will decide – Are they with him or against him? The answer will decide the election. Were his achievements as president, in the plus or minus column – is he good […]

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Trends observed for the 2010 election so far

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Citizen Somapala Now the people of Sri Lanka gradually beginning to appreciate the fact that  the existing democracy in the Island is adequate people do not need JVP type of democracy which was established twice on heaps of dead bodies in 1971 and 1989. People do not need Batalanda type of democracy (1989) and CFA and […]

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No external forces can stop me from developing my country – Mahinda Rajapaksa

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana  An Agreement was signed between China Harbor construction company and Sri Lanka chairman of Airport and aviation  Prasanna  Wikramasooriya .(Pix : Chandana Perera-Nalin Hewapathirana) Regardless of whatever power is bringing pressure on Sri Lanka, the government is determined not to change any decision taken for the benefit of the motherland said President Mahinda […]

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OPEN LETTER TO HON. PETER KENT – CONSERVATIVE MP & MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, CANADA.

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Noor Nizam. Sri Lanka Peace Activist. Hamilton. Ontario .Canada Hon. Peter Kent Conservative MP – Thornhill, Dear Sir, Please kindly find a news dateline posted by AFP ( Ottawa ), 4 hours ago (around 8 pm Thursday night), which states that you have made the following comment:- “OTTAWA (AFP) “”‚ The 37-year conflict raging in […]

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The General (retd) and Presidential Ambitions

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Prof. Hudson McLean Until the publicity related to HiCorp led by  the son-in-law of General (retd) Sarath Fonseka hit the News Headlines through AsiaTribune, I had a great deal of respect for General (retd) Sarath Fonseka. Leading the military and other Defence Forces against the Tamil Tiger Terrorist LTTE to victory placed Fonseka on a […]

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FURIOUS GORDON BROWN WHO DISLIKED WAR AGAINST TAMIL TIGERS WANTS TO BLOCK SRI LANKA HOSTING THE NEXT COMMONWEALTH SUMMIT IN COLOMBO

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana The United Kingdom, still furious over , how the Sri Lankan government crushed a thirty year long armed insurrection of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) will try to block Sri Lanka hosting the next Commonwealth summit, news reports in London said. Although Sri Lanka will resettle all refugees of the […]

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Taking Nothing Away From The Indians, The Sri Lankans Let Themselves Be Beaten!

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Top Spin By Suni Nov.27th 2009 Indian cricket is now basking in the euphoria of the latest crushing innings win over Sri Lanka but hopefully not for long if the Sri Lankan’s re-group knowing fully well they have the potential to lick the Indians themselves where the potential needs to be supplementd by tangible performance. That […]

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A NIGHTMARE OF RULING AFGHANISTAN

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

ALI SUKHANVER The Indian premier, Dr. Man Mohan Singh’s recent visit to America is being taken as an attempt to finalize issues on Civil Nuclear deal and the matter of a permanent seat in the UN Security Council. In case Mr. Man Mohan Singh succeeds in his all his efforts in this regard, the next […]

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Asian MPs insist on a free & fair 2010 Burma polls

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Nava Thakuria A group of pro-democracy parliamentarians from various Asian countries have emphasized for a free and fair Burma elections duly monitored by a team of impartial international observers and not “ƒ”¹…”under the fraudulent Constitution of 2008′. The group consisting parliamentarians from India, Nepal, Singapore, England, Burma (Myanmar) and Tibet, was also unanimous that all […]

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Advancing religion to save the future -Part III

Friday, November 27th, 2009

H. L. D. Mahindapala At the core of the current controversy on the environment is also the role of science and technology. This argument invariably invokes the metaphor of Frankenstein “”…” the metaphor of science growing into a monster which man cannot control. But Judge Weeramantry is not an obscurantist who goes against all science. […]

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“Tying the ‘Thali’ without a neck” – Gen. Fonseka as Opposition Presidential Candidate but clueless without a party !

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Dr. P.A.Samaraweera, Australia There had been ‘fireworks’ at the UNP working committee meeting on Thursday regarding fielding of a candidate for the Presidential elections. Even though Gen. Fonseka had been endorsed as nominee there had been pandemonium at the meeting because this is the first time in 60 years that the UNP had not contested an […]

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CHOGM is an irrelevance Sri Lanka does not need to worry about

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Ajit Randeniya According to a report in the Guardian newspaper, Britain wants to block Sri Lanka from hosting the next Commonwealth heads of government meeting (CHOGM) in 2011. It is reported that prime minister Gordon Brown plans to tell the current meeting in Trinidad and Tobago that it would be “ƒ”¹…”wholly unacceptable’ for Sri Lanka […]

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Boat People

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya, Melbourne Dear Mr.Paul Murray  It is indeed satisfying to see someone thought to put things in correct perspective! Under the heading “Rort attempts do not help Sri Lankan cause” http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/opinion/post/-/blog/paulmurray/post/216/comment/1 These people who have been crying for persecution of Tamils in Sri Lanka has been articulating these sob stories as there are quite […]

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Sebastian Seeman asked to leave Canada

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario Canada November 27, 2009   The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN   Sir:   It is reassuring to note that Tamil Tiger advocate, Sebastian Seeman, India’s Tamil Nadu Filmmaker, who was on a speaking tour in Canada was told to leave Canada.   His fiery speech on Wednesday […]

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Committee to consider the Administration of Justice in the Northern Province

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Press Release A High powered Committee has been established immediate effect by the Minister of Justice and Law Reform Milinda Moragoda to consider reforms in to the Administration of Justice system in the Northern Province. The Committee will be chaired by Hon. Justice Sripawan, Judge of the Supreme Court. The other members of the Committee […]

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Gen Fonseka fallen prey to conspiracies – Ven Uduwe Dhammaloka

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Dharma SRI ABEYRATNE Courtesy Daily News The Jathika Hela Urumaya will not support General Sarath Fonseka at the Presidential Election since he has fallen prey to certain international conspiracies hatched against the country, the JHU said yesterday. Four JHU parliamentarians told a media briefing held in Colombo that General Fonseka is about to betray the […]

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HON. RAUF HAKEEM CANNOT BE SILENT ANYMORE. THE MUSLIMS WANT YOU TO TELL THEM TO VOTE FOR MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA.

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

By Noor Nizam , Sri Lanka Peace Activist, Political Activist and Independent Freelance Journalist, Canada . November 23rd., 2009. Excerpts of a media interview held on October 30th., 2008, where Hon. Rauf Hakeem said:- We feel belittled: * There is a fear psychosis growing among the minorities. * I am critical of Ranil for not […]

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UNP OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES IT WILL SUPPORT GENERAL SARATH FONSEKA

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Declaring that the forthcoming Presidential election is considered a referendum to oust President Rajapaksa and his family from power former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said his party the United National Party has decided to support the common candidate General Sarath Fonsekeka . Coming from a party working committee the leader of the […]

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COMMENTING ABOUT TAMIL TIGERS ON PRINCESS EASWARY NATIONAL POST SAYS THE COUNTRY SHOULD REMEDY CANADAS BLIND SPOT OF TERRORISM

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Writing about Tamil Tigers who have come to the country this time on the merchant ship Princess Easwary masquerading as Ocean Queen editorial writer John Ivison says Canada has a serious blind spot regarding terrorism. Quoting Richard Fadden of the Canadian Secuurity Intelligence Service Ivison of Canada’s National Post says Canada is […]

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Govt. probes Hicorp arms deal

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

by Norman Palihawadena Courtesy The Island  The Government yesterday launched an investigation to ascertain whether purchasing of arms, ammunition and other war related material through a foreign based institution by the name Hicorp was in order or whether any irregularities had taken place. A large quantity of war related material had been purchased by the […]

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It s a Golden Opportunity for the Minority Communities to Join the National Agenda

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Donald Chandraratna Perth, Australia War is over for good. It is about time that those on different sides of the conflict demonstrate the sincerity of their commitment for each other’s right to exist in a united Sri Lanka. This is a golden opportunity, for the Tamil community in particular, to show their genuine desire to […]

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Et Tu Brute? Tinderbox, Tick tock tick tock….:

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Muthu Padmakumara *The nation owes a debt of gratitude to a man who did what had to be done, what nobody else would do. And everyone has paid dearly for today. *Should this mean Sri Lanka is transiting from one war to another or from war to peace? In the aftermath of the war, patriotism […]

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