Archive for December 19th, 2009

Sustainable Leadership

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

By Manisha Fernando Watching  the recent socio-economic developments in the country, I kept wondering whether we Sri Lankans were indeed cursed to always “miss a golden opportunity” for becoming the most developed nation in the region having vanquished the most ruthless terrorist outfit in the world! No doubt, it was leadership, courage, dedication and supreme […]

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The Dirty Politics Of The UNF Camp Could Trigger Off A Rajapaksha Landslide!

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Insight By Sunil Kumar Dec.19th 2009  The desperation in the Sarath Fonseka power grab attempt at any cost casting aside his loyalties to his former CEO the President of Sri Lanka seems to be growing and the Nation needs to be made aware of it emphatically. It could however work out favourably for The President […]

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Fonseka’s Myopia

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

 Sanjaya Somasiri – Courtesy defence.lk Management Expert Alec McKenzie once wrote “errant assumptions lie at the root of most failures”. Presidential candidate, S. Fonseka has made a wrong assumption when he decided to join hands with the forces that were acting against Sri Lanka. His recent statement to a Sunday newspaper, in which he accused […]

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Politics In Sri Lanka & The Hypocrisy That Goes With It

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

By Darmitha The upcoming Presidential Elections have taken a twist which came quite suddenly on Sri Lankans due to the bankrupt politics of the JVP and the UNP whose leadership finally discovered that they did not have a strong enough candidate to pose a challenge to President Mahinda Rajapakse. True to their nature, they cornered […]

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SARATH FONSEKA IS A VERY POOR MAN

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

L. Jayasooriya Judging by the assets that SF has declared as given in the front page of the Island on Saturday 19th December he is a pauper compared to even some provincial councillors, never mentioning others. SF has also said that he has no assets other than what he has now made public. His total […]

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ARJUNA ATTARCTS TO SARATH FONSEKA AS GARBAGE ATTRACTS TO TRASH

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Shripal Nishshanka Fernando The Sinhalese proverb “Kunu Godata Kunu Ekathu Wey” is recently proven again by the latest member of “ƒ”¹…”The Club of Traitors of Sri Lanka’ Arjuna Ranatunga. Although he was a good cricketer his most indecent and selfish behaviour demonstrates his unsporting character. He is very lacking of sportsman qualities as one does […]

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Arjuna…Another Case of Vendetta against President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Malin Abeyatunge The reasons for Arjuna Ranatunga’s decision to support Sarath Fonseka (SF) as reported in the print media were that SF is honest and has a vision to re-establish democracy and eradicate corruption. Let us discuss each of his reasons. He will be honest until SF declares his assets both here and overseas. He […]

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GOVERNMENT GETS TOUGH WITH EU

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

L. Jayasooriya MR gave us pride and self respect when Milliband and his friend came to order him to stop the war so that they could make use of Prabakaran to do all their dirty work in South Asia. MR did not even meet with them. They had to go to some remote place and […]

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Is Sri Lanka a failed State?

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

By Mario Perera, Kadawata I refer to the enlightened article by Mr.J.Jayasundera. The writer must be congratulated for his courageous depiction of the “ƒ”¹…”despicable state’ of things in Sri Lanka. The time has come to call a spade a spade. Holding pujas of whatever nature to whomsoever would not only not help Sri Lanka’s cause […]

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The Travels of a Journalist—3 AN IRISH ESCAPADE IN GLENCOLUMBKILLE

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

By Shelton A. Gunaratne©2010 I created adventure out of my global peregrinations even after I turned 50.  I was thinking as if I were a man of half that age when I got engrossed in jogging along the towpaths of the canals of London, the alleys of Tianjin, the footpaths of Happawana or around the […]

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THE REAL TERRORIST

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

ALI SUKHANVER  Some times the hunter becomes the hunt and the gunner himself becomes a target. A few weeks back an international conference on terrorism was organized at Vigyan Bhavan, India. Most of the speakers were well known scholars and lawyers from all over the world. Everything was going smooth but suddenly it all became […]

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SAVE OUR SOULS FROM ‘AFSPA’

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

ALI SUKHANVER The writer is a Pakistan based bilingual analyst on international defense and strategic affairs. Human rights violation is one of the most grievous problems of today’s modern and so-called civilized society. Every year so many innocent people have to be a victim of human rights violations throughout the world. The system of the […]

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Copenhagen climate summit ends with a deal

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Nava Thakuria in Copenhagen The world witnessed for almost two weeks how the negotiations went on during the UN global climate conference in the freezing cold Danish capital. The conference, the biggest in the history of mankind for the cause of environment, witnessed the participation of over 130 heads of government and states from around […]

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