Archive for September 14th, 2010

Obituary: R.I.P UNP

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

H. L. D. Mahindapala  Ranil Wickremesinghe was expected to announce at yesterday’s press conference a reasonable and acceptable solution to the crisis caused by his failed leadership. But it ended predictably in worsening the crisis with the reformists rejecting his formula. The solution he offered was to plead for more time to devolve power to […]

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Break-in at Canadian Tamil Congress Office in Scarborough

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Mahinda Gunasekera The Editor Toronto Star 1 Yonge Street Toronto Dear Editor,  Break-in at Canadian Tamil Congress Office in Scarborough  I refer to the front page news report of September 13th filed by Jayme Poisson and a follow up report with a picture of the CTC spokesperson David Poopalapillai in the Greater Toronto section of […]

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SRI LANKA TOPS ASIAN CHARITY LEAGUE

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

EMBASSY OF SRI LANKA, WASHINGTON DC The people of Sri Lanka are the most generous charitable donors throughout the whole of Asia, according to the largest study ever carried out into charitable behaviours across the globe. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has described the report’s findings as being “an honour for each and every Sri Lankan citizen.” […]

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Take Over Key Municipal Councils Under a Central Government Authority

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

– Kumar Moses Revenue of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) is over Rs 1 billion a year. However, it is no secret that CMC is not providing comparable services. In fact, CMC is a symbol of waste, corruption, favouritism and inefficiency. However, there is more to it. Over the years, it has become a safe […]

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China-Sri Lanka Economic, Political and Historic Relations

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Sarath Wijesinghe LL.M (London) Solicitor-Attorney-at-Law (Ambassador of Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates)  China and Sri Lanka were related connected and bonded together for thousands of years.  Monk Fahian’s visit and the Buddhism with Asian way of life connected China/Sri Lanka uninterrupted and undisturbed.  Even when China was in isolation Sri Lanka always made […]

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Tories warned months ago of Tamil influx

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario Canada September 14, 2010   The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN   Sir:   For the Conservatives not to take heed of our diplomats warnings months ago  from Colombo of  a Tamil influx as refugee claimants hasn’t surprised me one bit.     If the pathetic press […]

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Liberating the Sovereign Island is justice but much work is ahead to stop invasive threats!

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Anura Seneviratna (for expat Hela team). The so called past Sri Lankan conflict defined as terror is mild “”…” hard fact is, it was an attempted undercover invasion to transform the Island Country into a second Tamil Nadu (Tamil country) of the Indian subcontinent. The abominable fraudulent propaganda of the Tamil diasporas, whose origin is […]

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The Travels of a Journalist-ABOUT BOWERS, BOATS AND BUDDIES:Widening ties and reaping benefits of bhavana (PART 4)

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

By Shelton A. Gunaratne ©2010 Professor of mass communications emeritus, Minnesota State University Moorhead  If I were Charles Dickens, I would have written a novel on James K. Bowers, my long-time pal who has used Lake Minnetonka as his habitat for four decades. He lived the life of a sybarite in his younger days, and […]

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REMOVAL OF TRAVEL ADVISORY ON SRI LANKA

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

PRESS RELEASE FRIENDS OF SRI LANKA (CANADA) It’s with great pleasure that Canadian Friends of Sri Lanka (CFSL) welcome the very friendly decision taken by Canadian Government to relax the travel adversary notification against the North and East of Sri Lanka. At this moment we should also acknowledge the activism shown by the Canadian High Commissioner in […]

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Have Sri Lankans misunderstood India?

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

By Bandu de Silva  Courtesy The Island  13-09-2010 The Indian journalist Sathiya Moorthy cannot be blamed for claiming that Sri Lankans have misunderstood India. As we Sri Lankans say, he is here to “cough for India.” The piece he wrote in the Daily Mirror of August 31 to coincide with India’s Foreign Secretary, Nirupma Rao’s […]

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