Archive for March, 2010

The Psychological Impact of Political Violence in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge Of all the tasks of government, the most basic is to protect its citizens from violence.-John Foster Dulles Commonly violence is defined as  the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community that either results in or has a […]

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Rajapakse, regional politics, “Eurocentric Developmentalism” and the western hegemony -Part 2

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Geethanjana Kudaligamage “Eastern Nightmare” a hysterical anxiety, and the inherent historical fear of the west toward the east. The pre-modern Silk Road, the red line depicts the land route and the blue line depicts the sea route. Europe locates in the periphery, to the far west of the Asian center. Post LTTE political developments in […]

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මහා සිකුරාදා, ඔබට, මට අප සැමට කියන මහා කථාන්තරය.

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

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Twin Head Anaconda is surrounding Canadian Tamil’s neck

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

By: Walter Michael “”…” Toronto God Siva’s picture always with snack around his neck, which have a different religious stories to tell why he is having snack around his neck but Canadian Tamil Community neck also surrounding by a Twin Head Snake which is the so called Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC). This snake is not […]

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How to annoy, threaten and still win friends in Washington; the AIPAC method

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Ajit Randeniya The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), with a budget of $65 million and over 100,000 members, is the main Zionist lobby group in America that influences the US-Israel relationship. Though described as a lobby group, AIPAC often goes beyond simple lobbying, and with the assistance of a large network of White House, […]

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BASIL RAJAPAKSA – THE FOUNDATION OF SRI LANKA’S SUCCESS

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

By Dr.Levins T C Rajaratnam Who is Basil Rajapaksa? Basil Rajapaksa’s  official Facebook states “Basil Rohana Rajapaksa is a Sri Lankan politician currently the Senior Adviser to President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on all matters pertaining to the affairs of the State and Government. He is also a former National List member […]

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UNP Leader Wickremasinghe And Associates Continue Their Bold Unchecked Rhetoric Against The Rajapaksha Administration Before The General Election!

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial March30th 2010  The state of affairs the UNP has mired itself into through the actions and posturings of its shallow minded totallly inefficient leader Ranil Wickremasinghe was portrayed by a previous item under the same caption and today related unfolding of events continue in similar fashion with the soap box orators of […]

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Eliminate divide & rule policy – Part 1

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Wijayasiri Kulatunga  B.Sc. M. Phil. On 26th January 2010, Sri Lanka population have used the opportunity to select an efficient and reliable leader as the president of the country to improve the coexistence of Sinhala, Dravida, Malay Burger people and Buddhist, Christian, Catholic and Muslim religious people who live in this country. Now the Sri […]

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Legitimate grievances and national problem of the Hela/Sinhela people

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Anura Seneviratna, Dr. MB.Ranatunga, Sumith de Silva, Ira Mediwake, Asanka Haradasa, Sapumal Watteaarachchige, Ranjith Wijetunge, Ranjith Wijetunge, Dhanapala Godagangdeni, Sam Samararatne (for expat Hela team). The endless rhetoric of alleged legitimate grievances and national problem pertaining to the non indigenous Tamil minority in Heladiva (SL) is rampant. But if looked at impartially with justice and […]

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Milinda continues his “Strange Campaign”

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Gamini Sarath Godakanda Leader of the Sri Lanka National Congress and UPFA candidate for the Colombo District, Milinda Moragoda made a visit to Spencer Denim Industries (Pvt.) Ltd. In Padukka last week to meet with the factory workers and management to discuss his ideas and policies as outlined in the SLNC  “Agenda for Influencing the […]

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Reconciliaton or Triumphalism ?

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

P.A.Samaraweera, Australia. Izeth Hussain in an article to an English Daily of 26th March on ‘Reconciliation and Triumphalism’  refers to one of the greatest moments in ancient history and says, “…I was reminded of it when after the May 18th victory, I saw on TV President Rajapakse descend from the plane and make obeisance to the tarmac…”   In fact […]

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Thank you for helping us understand the sensitivity around the use of Buddha’s image

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Gerry Nott Editor in Chief Ottawa Citizen To: Asoka Weerasinghe Director of Outreach Affairs Hilda Jayewardenaramaya From: Gerry Nott Editor in Chief, Ottawa Citizen Dear Asoka: Your letter concerning your displeasure with the cover of Style magazine, which was inserted into Saturday’s paper, has been brought to my attention. I appreciate you taking the time […]

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Guilty by suspicion

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Island Editorial Courtesy The Island  30-03-2010 America’s stand on Sri Lanka’s terrorism remains a riddle inside an enigma. The US used to denounce LTTE terror seemingly at every turn and to claim that it stood by this country. Strongly worded statements that Washington issued condemning the LTTE would warm the cockles of many hearts but strangely […]

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The Proven Sri Lankan Solution to the spiraling Cost of Living- the malady of UNP policies

Monday, March 29th, 2010

By Garvin Karunaratne, BA,M.A.(Cey), MA(Mich) M.Phil.(Edin) Ph.D(MSU, US).former Government Agent, Matara District Introduction Sky rocketing consumer goods is a concern for everybody. The Rajapakse Government has declared that it will win this economic war too, now that the separatist terrorist outfit of Prabakaran which was threatening the very existence of this country has been annihilated. […]

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Rajapakse, regional politics, “Eurocentric Developmentalism” and the western hegemony-Part I

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Geethanjana Kudaligamage Sri Lanka is in historical crossroads; and has reached to a critical juncture in her entire history of two and a half millennium. Opening up a new politico-economical and a military chapter, radically severing the dependency on the west, Sri Lanka has taken a far-reaching twist in the course of its history toward […]

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The Similarities and Differences between the Vietnam War and the Eelam War

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.  Nations customarily measure the ‘costs of war’ in dollars, lost production, or the number of soldiers killed or wounded.” But, “rarely do military establishments attempt to measure the costs of war in terms of individual suffering-Richard Gabriel Vietnam War and the  Elam War had many similarities and many differences. But […]

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Tamil Diaspora’s New Umbrella – The Global Tamil Forum (GTF)-Fails to Hide the Tigers’ Stripes

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Mahinda Gunasekera  March 28, 2010 The Tamil Diaspora which funded the brutal terrorist movement called the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) also known as the Tamil Tigers, has regularly changed its disguise through a simple metamorphosis involving a name change and re-arranging the deck with new faces to hide their links to the designated […]

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Style: You have insulted us Buddhists

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Asoka Weerasinghe Director of Outreach Affairs Hilda Jayewardenaramaya Ottawa Hilda Jayewardenaramaya THERAVADA BUDDHIST TEMPLE 1481 Heron Road Ottawa, Ontario   27 March 2010   The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN   Sir:   Re: style cover photo – Spring 2010   As a Buddhist I have taken great exception to the cover photograph in the […]

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PARTNERSHIP AND PRIORITY

Monday, March 29th, 2010

ALI SUKHANVER The Pak-US strategic dialogues held in the last week of March, 2010 could have been more fruitful if the  US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had not bestowed upon  Pakistan the status of being a “ƒ”¹…”priority’ in US strategic plan. In her preface to the dialogues she lauded the role of Pakistan towards […]

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