Archive for January 24th, 2011

Asian inferiority complex—the ‘killer disease’, In way of responding to Rhsuperfly (Part 16-I of II)

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Geethanjana Kudaligamage  Rajapakse, regional politics, “Eurocentric Developmentalism” and the western hegemony  Despite the fact that the article, THE MYTH OF A NEW ASIAN CENTURY-WHY IT IS WESTERN NOT ASIAN by Dr. Janaka Goonetilleke has already been pushed into back pages, I thought the comment of Rhsuperfly that advised Asians to get over their “ƒ”¹…”inferiority complex’ […]

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Is there a connection in the opening of the Indian consulate & violence in Jaffna

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Shenali Waduge In May 2009, Sri Lanka did what the world said it was impossible to do. For the first time in modern military history, a terrorist movement was militarily defeated simultaneously with a humanitarian rescue operation that rescued nearly 300,000 Tamil civilians. We all know of the pressures that prevailed demanding Sri Lanka end […]

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Religion & Politics – Mix & Match!

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Prof. Hudson McLean Wow! I touched on a highly sensitive topic of Religion & Politics. LankaWeb Forum really did open the door to dialogue. Polite, Courteous, Civilised! As a matter of principle, I do not usually touch on Religion.  Although as one reader quite correctly reminded me that, I expressed a negative opinion on the […]

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DO NOT SUCCUMB TO THE PRESSURES EXERTED BY PRO-TAMIL TIGER FRONTS IN AUSTRALIA‏

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya Melbourne The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Kevin Rudd, Canberra, ACT.  Dear Sir,  Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Australia  A report in Canberra Times says the Tamil Diaspora in Australia has objected to the appointment of the ex- Sri Lanka’s Navy Commander, Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, as the next High Commissioner to Australia.  http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/war-crimes-cloud-over-envoy-choice/2055385.aspx […]

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Robert O Blake: Your comment on Sri Lanka at Rice University, Texas

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario .  Canada 24 January 2011 Robert O. Blake    (former U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka)   U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of South and Central  Affairs  Washington, DC, U.S.A Dear Bob: I came across the 22nd January  ColomboPage which said, “Former US Ambassador says Sri Lanka’s […]

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Dear Citizens chose wisely and give your Verdict!

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Ranjit Wickremeratne Dear citizens another elections on the way this is not General or Presidential but for Local Government where you will select grass root representatives for 4 Municipal councils, 39 Urban councils and 262 Pradeshiya Sabahas around the country. Those who will be selected  has to work with the Central Government hand in hand […]

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Knowledge is power

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Dr. Tilak Fernando Talent is inborn. Enthusiasm and determination are cultivated. To be self-confident to throw out challenges is admirable. Not many human beings have all such qualities combined. It is equally tragic if someone who believes in his own knowledge, invention and willingness to offer “ƒ”¹…”the secret of saving power (gas and electricity)’ to […]

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Amnesty International and the ‘Legitimacy Crisis’

Monday, January 24th, 2011

By Kalana Senaratne Courtesy The Island    This is not another critique of Amnesty International (AI) or any of the international human rights organizations. But reference needs to be made to the interesting press release issued by AI (dated 19 Jan, 2011), and some issues arising from it. The press release asks the US to […]

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