Archive for January 16th, 2010

Mahinda heading for victory; Fonseka heading for Oklahoma

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

H. L. D. Mahindapala On the eve of the 2005 presidential elections I wrote that “Mahinda Rajapakse will win with a paper thin margin that can be slipped under the door.” Trying to predict election results is a hazardous business. Not even the pollsters get it right all the time. However, I’m ready to gamble […]

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Sarath and Corruption – unanswered questions

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Ananda De Costa Soon after Sarath’s resignation, came his corruption story initiated by journalists, not by government. People got carried away by this story in Asian Tribune that only a few saw the hidden second motive behind the story with the heading ” Every Bullet … Innocent Tamil Civilians ..”. If this story was published […]

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Religion and Governance in Sri Lanka

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Primary author of this article is Prasad Mapatuna of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. According to a recent survey conducted by Gallup Consultants, (an international consulting body http://www.gallup.com) Sri Lanka is one of the top religious countries in the world. This survey was based on a few simple questions such as “is religion an important part of […]

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Clarification

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Seema Sengupta. This has reference to L. Jayasooriya’s post INDIA STARTED IT ALL dated January 15, 2010. While appreciating the sentiment contained therein, may I dispel this erroneous notion of the Indian government having exerted some influence on me to keep mum? You will appreciate that it is neither possible nor appropriate for a columnist […]

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Mahinda and Corruption – The Untold Story

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Dilrook Kannangara Corruption has become a hot topic once again. Unfortunately corruption is discussed only during election time. Winners of elections burry it for good until their opponents resurrect it at the next election. So the cycle continues. Lack of credible direct evidence of corruption is the main difficulty in taking action against it. However […]

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Political allegiance of Sri Lankan Muslims -Where should it be? – Part. II

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

By A.A.M.NIZAM, MATARA The second structural change in the life of Sri Lankan Muslims and enormous service to the community took place during the reign of the late Prime Minister Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike, who dearly valued cordial relationships with Middle Eastern and Muslim countries all over the world. It was in gratitude to her cordial […]

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