Archive for February 22nd, 2010

Hell or High Water – False Program on ABC TV

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Manjula Wettasinghe Dear Editor, Australian ABC TV recently (9th Feb) telecasted an episode in it’s “Forign Correspondent” program. This was called “Hell or High Water” and was on Sri Lanka’s boat people who arrive at Australian shores as refugees. As we all know these are mostly bogus “economic” regugees rather than real refugees. However this […]

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Allow Less Affluent Pilgrims to Nagadeepa to Use the Facilities at Palali

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Kumar Moses After almost 30 years later the Nagadeepa Buddhist Vihara is open to the people. Nagadeepa is very special for Sri Lankan Buddhists as Lord Buddha visited this place around 2,500 years ago. The present large influx of pilgrims is historical. It symbolises the ending of racist demarcations imposed by the LTTE using terror […]

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Fatal road accidents in Sri Lanka

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Ben Silva  Media reports (Ref: http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2010/02/21/sec10.asp )  indicate the large number of unnecessary road traffic accidents in Sri Lanka. The victims of road traffic accidents  include pedestrians, motor cycle riders, schoolchildren, and women pillion riders etc. Hardly a day goes by without something tragic on our highways being reported in our newspapers. The cause of […]

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Agenda for influencing the Government.” to M. I. M. Rizwe Mufthi, President of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Press Releases -Gamini Sarath Godakanda Leader of the Sri Lanka National Congress and Minister Milinda Moragoda handed over the policy document of the party on the forthcoming General Election titled “Agenda for influencing the Government.”  to the number of influential Scholars of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama. Handing over the policy paper the Minister told […]

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A questionnaire of sorts to Ms. Butenis

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

by Malinda Seneviratne Courtesy Lakbima The US Embassy is livid.  They are pissed off their minds because, “ƒ”¹…”various state media outlets’ had alleged that the United States of  America had supported a candidate at the recently held Presidential  Election.  The US Embassy in Colombo in a special media statement has  categorically denied any such involvement […]

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