Archive for April 5th, 2010

UNP “thinker” is the best joker in town

Monday, April 5th, 2010

H. L. D. Mahindapala If you are keen on having a few good laughs today listen to Ranil Wickremesinghe’s TV (Young Asia TV) interview with Sanjana Hattotuwa, the man who sings for his supper at the Centre for Policy Alternative. Hattotuwa bowled full tosses for Wickremesinghe to bat on the pitch of his INTERVIEW programme. […]

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Politics in the South after April 8 -Part II.

Monday, April 5th, 2010

H. L. D. Mahindapala Last night (Saturday) I felt sorry for Ranil Wickremesinghe as he was coming under pressure with each question put to him on Swarnavahini TV. In his evasive answers he was skimming the surface without addressing the underlying issues of each question. Predictably, he was trying to make out that the nation […]

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National sovereignty needs to be protected at all costs

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Ajit Randeniya The matters relating to the concept of national sovereignty raised by Dr Nihal Jayawickrama in a recent Sunday newspaper article deserve comment and response due to the sacrosanct nature sovereignty to Sri Lanka, and to the developing countries of the world in general. The fundamental issue Dr Jayawickrama raises is that Sri Lanka’s […]

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Has The Concept Of A Legal Appeal Been Misrepresented By The Court Of Appeal And Misconstrued By The DNA?

Monday, April 5th, 2010

In retrospect By Sarath Kumara Apr.5th 2010 On the issue of filing an appeal by the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) against legal proceedings does not seem to fit into the legislative infrastructure of Sri Lanka’s Justice System unless there is a proviso for extraneous sources like the DNA to file an appeal against proceedings initiated […]

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MAHINDA CHINTANA – SILENT BUT SALIENT FEATURES

Monday, April 5th, 2010

By Dr.T.Jayasinghe Mahinda Chintana document drafted and launched in 2005 to be presented to general public in the form of a manifesto in connection with the then Presidential election has become something more than an election manifesto that normally gathers dust or end up in the WPB after the election.It was heartening to note that President […]

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Camouflaging revenge

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Editorial -Island News Paper of Sri Lanka  In this era of neo-colonialism, invaders do not land brandishing blood stained sabres and dreadful muskets. They approach their targets, flashing saccharin smiles and flaunting cheque books. Musketeers and swordsmen have given way to Economic Hit Men who facilitate the use of aid as an effective weapon. In […]

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DAMMING INDIA DAMNING NEPAL

Monday, April 5th, 2010

BY: PREM RAJ  INTRODUCTION Nepal is the second richest in water resources in the world which covers 45% total quantity of water of the river Ganges and 70 % of the total quantity of static water of India. Nepal has the capacity of producing 85,000 MW of electricity as an alternative source to fossil energy. […]

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