Archive for January 23rd, 2010

Opposition planning for Iranian-style chaos after election

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

H. L. D. Mahindapala What is already known is that President Mahinda Rajapaksa will win on January 26. The question then is: what will the opposition do on January 27? Informed sources predict that they will come out crying foul on January 27 and ask for re-count or another election with the JVP-led mobs taking […]

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STF finds arms cache, Fonseka’s posters at temple

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Sunday Observer The Special Task Force personnel recovered 54 hand grenades and two T-56 rifles from a temple in Colombo yesterday. Military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara confirmed that the grenades and assault rifles were recovered from Bodhirajarama Temple in Maligawatte last evening. Reports said several posters and propaganda material in support of New Democratic Front […]

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Vote for the Common Candidate-General Sarath Fonseka & Know What Will Happen

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

By Darmitha So much has been written in all media channels for an against the two major Presidential Candidates who will contest on 26th January 2010 that there is no more need to repeat them here. There are just a few factors we need to consider regarding Mahinda Rajapakse & Gen.Sarath Fonseka which should open […]

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Abolishment of Executive Presidency not in Fonseka’s Manifesto – So Call it “Avishvasaneeya Venasak” – ‘Unbelievable Change’

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Dr.P.A.Samaraweera, Australia Media and Information Minister Anura P. Yapa, addressing a meeting of the UPFA Activists on the 22nd at Katugampola, has said that the major promise made by Gen. Fonseka, to abolish the Executive Presidency, is not in his election Manifesto ‘Vishvasaneeya Venasak’.  Gen. Fonseka referring to this lapse says that his contract with […]

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The Travels of a Journalist—8 ON TOURING NORTHERN ENGLAND:Learning about Lake District and Yorkshire

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

By Shelton A. Gunaratne @2010  Although our 1990 tour of Northern England, which covered more than 1,000 km, was not a literary tour for the egghead types, it so happened that our tour director Patrick Bennet took us through the scenic Lake District National Park, which is also closely associated with the Romantic poetry of […]

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