Archive for September 15th, 2010

Serendipity through lifelong friendship

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Philip Fernando, former Deputy Editor, Sunday Observer, Sri Lanka The Peradeniya campus nestling amidst the picturesque hills got etched in our memories instantly. A feast of colour from the blossoming Jacaranda trees by the library and lectures halls seemed fittingly ornamental. Bonding occurred mostly at random – the matches just happened – with no time […]

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Open Letter to Bernard Kouchner – Adieux aux Droits des Roms ?

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Dr Bandula Kothalawala Londres Monsieur Bernard Kouchner Ministre des Affaires ƒÆ’†’©trangƒÆ’†’¨res et europƒÆ’†’©ennes MinistƒÆ’†’¨re des Affaires ƒÆ’†’©trangƒÆ’†’¨res Quai d’Orsay Paris 15 septembre 2010 Monsieur le Ministre Adieux aux Droits des Roms ? J’ai l’honneur de m’adresser ƒÆ’†’  vous pour vous faire part de mon inquiƒÆ’†’©tude sur votre silence inexplicable sur le sort des Roms que […]

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Traffic mess and congestion in Kandy

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Dr Sudath Gunasekara (SLAS) President Senior Citizens Movement Mahanuwara  The facility of smooth traffic movement is an ornament as well as an asset to any city. Providing this facility is the responsibility of city fathers and the law enforcing authorities. Primarily the commuters and the drivers are the people who are inconvenienced when there is […]

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CLOSURE OF 2 FACULTIES IN WAYAMBA UNIVERSITY

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Upali S /USA Sri Lankan colleges of Higher education should be closed with immediate effect. This is the biggest curse of Sri Lanka.  All the so called universities in Sri Lanka should be closed for at least five years and every student should be compulsorily drafted to the military for hard work;  jungle clearing, road […]

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Now, let’s go the whole way…

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

by Mario Perera, Kadawata The dust appears to be descending on the 18th amendment debate, as it always did and does on such matters. This means that when the last word has been said what is, endures and what is, is the power that is and what that power intends to do, as incorporated in […]

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Your comments in Parliament on Sri Lanka—letter to a British Parliamentarian

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Asitha Gamage Mr. James Gray MP House of Commons London Dear Mr. Gray, I was most surprised at the false allegations made by you in the British Parliament and the obviously overt vicious persecution of Sri Lanka by you, viz. “ *Mr James Gray* (North Wiltshire) (Con): The Minister’s word “reconciliation” is right after 25 […]

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“Conditions have changed and improved in Sri Lanka”, says British Minister Alistair Burt in the Parliament

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

By Janaka Alahapperuma “There is no doubt that conditions have changed in Sri Lanka and have improved to a degree after the conflict, but the issue is how far that goes,” Alistair Burt, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs said in the British Parliament this afternoon on Tuesday 14 September 2010 […]

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The ugly Americans once more

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Off my chest  by Andare-Courtesy The Island  How very considerate of Washington to warn the Sri Lankan people-and indeed the world-that the recent constitutional changes called the 18th Amendment was a danger to democracy. As this newspaper rightly pointed out editorially the constitutional amendment provoked intense controversy among legal and academic circles and in what […]

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