Archive for November 16th, 2009

‘We will surprise the world with our development’- President

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Sri Lanka News Sri Lanka will be developed using technology and new knowledge, and the Government has a viable plan. “We will surprise the world with our swift march towards development,” said President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing the annual National Convention of the SLFP at the Khettarama Stadium yesterday (15). He also said the first oil […]

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The Curse of Ranil, and the fall of a General

Monday, November 16th, 2009

by Charles.S.Perera Whatever Ranil touches ends up in disaster. His becoming Prime Minister of the UNF Government during the Presidency of Chandrika Kumaratunga resulted in the drawing up of a CFA by the Norwegians, the signing of which by Ranil and Prabhakaran resulted in a disaster which required a man like Mahinda Rajapakse to put […]

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“Our goal hear is to defeat al-Qaeda”, says Hillary Clinton

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario Canada November 16, 2009 The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN Sir: “ƒ”¹…”U.S. not in Afghanistan long term, Clinton says:   “”¦our goal here is to defeat al-Qaeda“, you said, and I am confused. If the U.S. Secretary of State means what she says that they are after […]

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Why Such Inordinate Publicity?

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Deep Throat “”…” When I opened the Island newspaper on Monday, 16th November, I was shocked to see yet another full page feature on Arch Bishop Malcolm Ranjith, which is appearing at regular intervals or, serially if I may say.  The people were in a great state of stress and tension, only the previous day, […]

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Gandhi, Thaatha,ThaLapathy, Kudumbar…

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Prof. P.S.Panneer Selvam This write-up is a response to an article written by renowned scholar-historian, and a specialist in the history of Madras, S. Muthiah (Gandhi and the Tamils) in The Hindu¹ Metroplus¹, dated August 31, 2009.Muthiah, an erudite scholar, while writing about Gandhi¹s short association with Thillaiyadi VaLLiammai, a Dalit girl, has given us […]

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General Fonseka meets President Rajapaksa

Monday, November 16th, 2009

By Janaka Alahapperuma Pix by: Chandana Perera The outgoing Chief of Defence Staff and former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka made his final call to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this morning. Before the meeting with President, General Fonseka attended the farewell ceremony accorded to him at Army Headquarters in Colombo Later General Fonseka […]

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