Archive for November 7th, 2009

The Journey of a Journalist (Part 11A) -TEACHING ENGLISH COMPOSITION IN TIANJIN

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

By Shelton A. Gunaratne©2009 On the last Friday afternoon of April 1994, David Klos and I walked to the shopping street on Nankai University campus, just behind the wall that separates Nankai from Tianjin University. There, while a street barber gave me a haircut for ¥ 2.50 (or 29 U.S. cents), Klos settled on a […]

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The Journey of a Journalist (Part 11B) – DOUBLE-DIPPING IN TIANJIN

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

By Shelton A. Gunaratne©2009 My sojourn in China was part of my first sabbatical, which meant paid leave. In the 1990s, Moorhead State had an exchange program with Tianjin University in China that encouraged faculty on sabbatical to participate in this program. Tianjin agreed to pay me a supplementary salary of ¥ 1,500 per month […]

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Letter to Editor. Cargo ship passenger wanted in Sri Lanka

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Walter Michael in Canada The article appeared in National Post on 22nd October 2009; heading with “Passenger wanted in Sri Lanka” is an early warning to Canadian Authorities to close the door to “International Terrorist” use the Canada as safe haven for their terror activities. The ship involved of carrying this 76 so called “Refuges” […]

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Double standard Policy of Canada Tamil Congress

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

By Walter Michael in Canada Tamils living in Canada was mislead and misguided by CTC by saying that Sinhalese are not a trustworthy and ruthless behavior community who are not treating Tamils in home land Sri Lanka equally and not respecting their rights. CTC blames blindly that Sri Lankan Government as a Sinhalese Government for […]

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WOUNDED TIGERS ANGERS AUSSIES- NEXT TAMIL HOMELAND – IS IT AUSTRALIA OR CANADA?

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

By Dr M D P DISSANAYAKE For many years, Indian Tamils came illegally by boat or swam through Chavakachcheri to Sri Lanka( then Ceylon). During the recently concluded War against Tamil Terrorists, there are no reports of many Tamils leaving Sri Lanka to India or other countries, because they all thought Prabhakharan will be their […]

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TAMILNET – WHAT IS IT?

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Jay Pathbey USA I live in the USA and read the Lankaweb, Lankapage, Expressbuzz, Sunday Times, Sunday Leader, Daily Mirror, Island, Daily News, Sunday Observer and whole lot of other E-newspapers includng Oh Yes! the Tamilnet, almost religiously, to learn about what is happening back home.. It is very interesting to read these newspapers and […]

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REDEEM POLITICAL CREDIBILITY WITH HONEST AND CREDIBLE MANIFESTOS

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

By Dr. Mervyn D. De Silva No sensible and discerning Sri Lankan voter will dispute the contention that this country has been governed for quite sometime without any sense of direction, patriotism, and dedication to the needs and aspirations of the general populace. The country’s economy has had a perilous passage with the strength of […]

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