Archive for January 11th, 2010

Defining “Change” for Sri Lanka – Do we know what we want ?

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Anjalika Silva, USA As a Presidential Election prematurely tabled comes up in a few days, there are many arguments being made in broad and undefined terms as necessity for change. Corruption and Nepotism, two age old Sri Lanka traditions have suddenly emerged as important criteria in support of change. Looking superficially and delving into this […]

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Philip Alston and his mission exposed

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Ben Silva The video clip that was in the hands of Mr Philip Alston shows a man in Sri Lankan army uniform shooting a man at point blank range and 8 more dead bodies in a field nearby. There are five possibilities/options 1. Victims Tamil and the man a GOSL soldier 2. The victims may […]

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Tissanayagam saga: Part III- New space opens for greater democracy in Sri Lanka

Monday, January 11th, 2010

H. L. D. Mahindapala Considering that the nation was plunged into violence for 33 years, starting from the Vadukoddai Resolution of 1976, it was incongruous and irrational for the “free media” agents to demand that they be given carte blanche right to publish anything and everything deemed necessary by the editors, including some military secrets. […]

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How the UNP with its “Common Candidate” will take Sri Lanka again on the IMF Free Trade Economy on the Path of Debt.

Monday, January 11th, 2010

By Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D. Minister Champika Ranawake has said that the Jayawardena Government borrowed $ 68 million for the Mahaweli Project, has already paid $ 314 million as interest and capital and has yet to pay another $ 548 million in the future, all on account of that debt. Many will say that the statistics […]

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Philip Alston’s ‘kangaroo court’ justice stinks to High heavens

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Ajit Randeniya It is obvious that Sarath Pawnseka’s pathetically negative election campaign, if you can call that a campaign, based on non-credible charges of corruption against President Rajapakse and un-funded promises of “ƒ”¹…”milk and honey’ for everyone has backfired. The foreign conspirators and local morons who are sponsoring his candidature have failed miserably to correctly […]

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SWAN OUT OF THE KNOWN LAKE……………..yet to perform in unknown terrain

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Piyal Samarakone She is gathering her momentum in a rapid pace setting aside all the disbeliefs and creating a political whirlwind which apparently touched by every nook and corner of the island at present. One can argue that she will never get a chance to perform or at least trying hard to believe so, nevertheless […]

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CARLO FONSEKA IN SUNDAY ISLAND

Monday, January 11th, 2010

L. Jayasooriya Carlo Fonseka in an article in the Sunday Island of 10th January 2010, titled “Whom to vote for President” says that SF has nothing but military experience and voting for him would be like voting for Adolf Hitler. Within the body of that letter was a photograph of Hitler in a military cap […]

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The Return of Mr. Philip Alston and Petty Desires for Vengeance

Monday, January 11th, 2010

By Robert Stevens After a long period of silence Philip Alston has returned to us armed with the questionable (read: forged) Channel 4 video provided by JDS (Journalists for Democracy). Unfortunately Mr.Alston has proven to be a wrongly motivated and at times incompetent individual who was put into silence when this forged video first came […]

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DEATH TO DEMOCRACY AND ROAD TO DICTATORSHIP – Part III

Monday, January 11th, 2010

A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA. Sri Lanka was able to defeat the terrorist menace since the country was gifted with a right leader at the right time who is politically matured, who is devoid of a communal mindset, who respects all communities alike, who has the flair to convince anyone and turn even the foe to become […]

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Prof. Philip Alston on Sri Lanka and the Chanel 4 video clip

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario Canada January 10, 2010 Prof.Philip Alston                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 UN’s Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary of Arbitrary Executions New York, NY Dear Philip: It certainly took me a while to figure out the rules of your new Country War Crimes Board Game that you have used Sri Lanka as the guinea […]

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President Rajapaksa visits Jaffna Nallur Kovil

Monday, January 11th, 2010

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Jaffna for his political campaign in the north of Sri Lanka today, 10th January. He visited Nallur Kovil for Hindu religious observances. He was blessed according to the Hindu traditions by the chief priest of the kovil. The President was seen in bare top, which is a very […]

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A simple message and a simple choice for the people – save the country

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Ben Silva There are two main contestants for the post of Presidency. One candidate liberated Sri Lanka from terrorists, that terrorised Sri Lanka for 30 years and United Sri Lanka again. He also stood firm against foreign domination. He has experience as a President. The other candidate, with no political experience at all, has teamed […]

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