Archive for June 1st, 2010

The Travels of a Journalist—31, GREATER L.A. OFFERS MANY OFFBEAT ATTRACTIONS EN ROUTE TO CAMPING IN SAN GABRIEL WILDERNESS

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

By Shelton A. Gunaratne © 2010  Those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of sprawling Greater Los Angeles from time to time can do so by retreating to the Chilao Campground in the Angeles National Forest, an open space of 1,000 square miles, lying amidst the San Gabriel Mountains. The campground, located along […]

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Sri Lanka must act against traitors

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

George Rupesinghe Anne Abayasekara, writing in The Island (19 May) posed the question, “Is it necessary to demonise the enemy?” in response to Sri Lanka Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse’s statement that “anyone seeking to undermine Sri Lanka’s sovereignty should be regarded as a traitor… and traitors deserved capital punishment.” Mrs Abayasekara, no doubt, is driven […]

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Tamil racism in UN ?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Ben Silva Attention of Mr Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General, UN Dear Sir, Tamil racism  in UN ?       Ben Silva Ms Pillay previously behaved like a Tamil tigress from the way she was apathetic to LTTE and aggressive towards Sri Lanka. It has to be pointed out that Ms Pillai, is a Tamil, with even […]

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Tigers out, hyenas in

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Editorial Courtesy The Island 02 June 2010 When western colonial powers descended on the Global South centuries ago brandishing as they did sabres and flintlocks, they were accompanied by phalanxes of ‘priests’, who justified their brutal conquests and the attendant savagery as well as ruthless exploitation of human and physical resources. But, today, neocolonialists are employing […]

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ICG REPORT: The LYING GAME

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

By: Gomin Dayasri International Crisis Group (ICG) is preparing an expert report calling for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka. To give credibility to itself, there will also be a vague finding against the LTTE. With the LTTE ceasing to exist – such an adverse finding would cause no impact on […]

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It is India that must be grateful to Sri Lanka

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Shenali Waduge It was the nationalist thrust with a clear message that Sri Lanka wanted thirty years of terror to end that galvanized & provided courage to the Government of Sri Lanka to firmly commit itself towards the military defeat of the LTTE. It is this same nationalist thrust that is now gathering momentum to […]

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AN EXHIBITION OF BUDDHIST PAINTINGS FOUND IN VIHARAS ACROSS THE COUNTRY – May 28th to June 05t 2010

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

At the Gangaramaya Viharaya,  Hunupitiya, Colombo  The Office of the President of Sri Lanka and the Gangaramaya Viharaya of Hunupitiya Colombo is presenting jointly “A Visual Feast for Vesak” in the form of a comprehensive exhibition of Vihara painting found in selected vihares across the country. The photo images are those of Dr. Daya Hewapathirane […]

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