Archive for September 22nd, 2010

UNP’s beleaguered leadership in political receivership

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Philip Fernando, former Deputy Editor Sunday Observer, Sri Lanka As imperatives of economic advancement take hold and the prospects of growth come through loud and clear the UNP seemed bewildered not knowing what politics to engage in. It is in political receivership. That usually follows serious losses. Someone has to take control in order to […]

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Don’t lump Sinhalese Sri Lankans in with Tamil Tigers

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Edmonton Journal – Albert J. Fernando, Edmonton Re: “Boat people abuse our generosity; Tamil case points out need for Canada to reform its immigration policies,” by Lorne Gunter, Sept. 12.  Although Lorne Gunter’s criticism and condemnation of the brutal nature of Tamil Tigers is commendable, I take strong exception, as a Sinhalese, to the misleading […]

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What is Democracy ? – Who is a Dictator ? –Isn’t 18th Amendment a necessary alternative to 17th Amendment ?

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

by Charles.S.Perera  Democracy as we had learnt in school is the government of the people, by the people for the people. What we have in Sri Lanka  is the Parliamentary Democracy introduced to us by the British.  Though it was at the beginning strictly applied to the  formation  of a government by a Political Party  […]

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MIA, the Queen of contradictions

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario.Canada September 22, 2010   The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN   Sir:   You said  about MIA, ‘The Queen of contradictions” that her turning point  where her message spun out of control was when she tweeted on May 27 the cell phone number of New York-Times […]

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ACHIEVING ONE HUNDRED FIFTIETH MILESTONE OF GLOBAL DHAMMA CONFERENCE

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Shripal Nishshanka Fernando                                 “ƒ”¹…”Sabba Danam Dhamma Danam Jinathi!’                                 “ƒ”¹…”Gift of truth (Dhamma) Excels All Other Gifts!’ Internationally popular and widely participated weekly Buddhist Dhamma phone conference in Sinhala is humbly achieving to its one hundred fiftieth successful milestone on this Saturday the 25th of September 2010. This most precious and useful phone conference has […]

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Dr Iftikhar Ayaz awarded the Ambassador of Knowledge Medal

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

By A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Sri Lanka.  A Senator of the World Nations Congress and the Consul General of the Tuvalu Islands in the United Kingdom, Dr Iftikhar Ayaz, OBE (Officer of the Excellent Order of the British Empire), has now been awarded the Ambassador of Knowledge Medal “”…” Medallion for […]

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Pro-Democracy Burmese must not forget George Fernandes

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Nava Thakuria  It was a grand Burma Convention held in New Delhi six years back and the prime mover of the event was a dynamic Indian political leader with socialist background, George Fernandes. The convention received wide coverage in the media and made a significant impact on the Indian civil society groups and its outlook […]

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