Archive for November 5th, 2009

WIMAL WEERAWANSA REVEALS A SECRET DURING THE EELAM WAR 4 WHICH GENERAL SARATH FONSEKA TOLD HIM OVER THE PHONE

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Recalling the recent history, when the last war to eliminate the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and its leader Velupillai Prabhakaran was going on, General Sarath Fonseka called the then JVP parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa over the phone, Weerwansa said yesterday. That was the time there was a conspiracy to defeat the […]

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A JUDGE REFUSED TO REDUCE THE $ 100 MILLION BAIL OF RAJ RAJARATNAM

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana Jude Theodore Katz of a District Court Manhattan New York refused to reduce the bail of US$ 100 million for alleged supporter of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam when his insider trading scam came up before him on Thursday. “I see no reason to modify the bail since only $2.5 million […]

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Exposing the yarns of the Deputy Editor of The Island – NATION-BUILDING CANNOT BE DONE ON FIBS AND DISTORTIONS

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

H. L. D. Mahindapala Broadly speaking, the people who vent their opinions publicly can be divided into two categories: 1. those who know their subject and 2. those who think they know their subject. Let the readers decide into which category Lynn Ockersz, the Deputy Editor of The Island, belongs after reading this response to […]

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Common Candidate a Storm in a Tea Cup? It is only another political gimmick by the dormant opposition and reactionary forces to destabilize the government

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Dr Sudath Gunasekara. President Senior Citizens Movement, Mahanuwara 2.11.2009. Politically popular but utterly stale terms like political solution, devolution of power, minority aspirations and Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism and even independence of the press etc appears to have been eclipsed and temporally replaced by a newly invented political catch word; “ƒ”¹…”Common Candidate’ over the past few […]

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SRI LANKA’S IDP CENTERS POPULATION DROPS DRAMATICALLY IN OCTOBER AS RESETTLEMENTS CONTINUE

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

EMBASSY OF SRI LANKA COUNTRY INFORMATION UPDATE  Nov. 5, 2009 SRI LANKA‘S IDP CENTERS POPULATION DROPS DRAMATICALLY IN OCTOBER AS RESETTLEMENTS CONTINUE WASHINGTON — The number of conflict-displaced people in northern Sri Lanka dropped dramatically in recent weeks to about 157,000, compared to about 288,000 in June, the government reported. Additionally, another 60,000 people are […]

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CHAUVINISTS?

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Susira Edirisinghe Pagoda Shani in her/his latest feature article on 31st October ( “ƒ”¹…”The Island’) states among other things, “”¦.chauvinists who claim that Sri Lanka is only home to a Sinhala Buddhist majority who have been in this in this country for 2300 years.”  I do not know whether this is an accurate statement because […]

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Address to the Diplomatic Corps by Hon. Rohitha Bogollagama, Minister of Foreign Affairs on 5th November 2009

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Media Release Public Communications Division Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic Building Colombo-01 Excellencies, I am pleased to address you this morning as part of my regular briefings to the Diplomatic Corps. At today’s meeting I wish to focus on the progress made by the Government of Sri Lanka in resettling the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) […]

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SRI LANKAN CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF DEPARTS UNITED STATES, AMBASSADOR THANKS U.S. DEPARTMENTS OF STATE AND HOMELAND SECURITY FOR ASSISTANCE AND UNDERSTANDING

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Media Release -Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON “”…” Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the United States, Jaliya Wickramasuriya, expressed gratitude to the US government Wednesday for consultations that allowed General Sarath Fonsaka, Chief of Defense Staff, to forego an interview with the US Department of Homeland Security. General Fonseka left the United States for […]

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THE BEST TRIBUTE TO A HERO’S MOTHER

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Reflections by comrade Fidel Yesterday, Carmen Nordelo Tejera passed away. She was the selfless mother of Gerardo Hernandez Nordelo, a Hero of the Republic of Cuba who is unjustly serving two life-sentences plus 15 years of imprisonment. What’s incredible is that only 12 days ago the Yankee legal system released Santiago ƒÆ’†’lvarez FernƒÆ’†’¡ndez-MagriƒÆ’†’±ƒÆ’†’¡, who at […]

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President to be honored by peoples friendship University of Russia

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Courtesy :www.priu.gov.lk President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Peoples’ Friendship University of the Russian Federation, especially considering his outstanding contribution towards fostering world peace and his success against terrorism. This will be awarded during the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Peoples’ Friendship University of the Russian Federation that will […]

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Sri Lanka and Kuwait ink Investment Promotion & Protection Agreement

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Media Release Public Communications Division Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sri Lanka Sri Lanka and Kuwait signed the Investment Promotion & Protection Agreement (IPPA) on 05th November 2009 marking Sri Lanka’s first such agreement with Gulf countries which includes Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain.  At a simple ceremony held at the Ministry […]

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Energy saving cooking technique demonstrated.

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Dr Hector Perera I am delighted to say that I had a successful live demonstration of these scientific cooking thanks for ITN channel in Sri Lanka. It was broadcasted live on Sunday the 1st of November 2009 around 7.00 am. I mentioned that rice will be cooked in a given time then while rice is […]

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KARKARE REWARDED FOR HONESTY

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

ALI SUKHANVER After the Mumbai Blasts, the whole life in India began to revolve around this horrible incident. One can find the after shocks of this quake even after so many months. Certainly it was the worst episode in the Indian history of terrorism. The democratic people of India were of the opinion that the […]

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