Archive for March 2nd, 2011

Nurses and “culture of care”–laudable

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

By Philip Fernando, Former Deputy Editor Sunday Observer Sri Lanka Nurses have become indispensable in creating a ‘culture of care.’ With spiralling costs, heavy reliance on technology adding to overheads and the shortage of doctors, nurses are a vital link in physician-led healthcare. Nurses are going beyond their usual two-year associate and four-year baccalaureate programs […]

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CIA IN TROUBLE

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

ALI SUKHANVER  Is it a logical bartering? Do General Pasha and Raymond Davis enjoy the same status? The Chief of an Intelligence agency on one hand and a killer on the other; is it a fair bargain? According to a recent report in media, the US authorities have linked the immunity of General Pasha, the […]

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Lara Stemple’s report

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent  Gloucester, Ontario K1J 6G1, Canada   2 March 2011   The Editor (Letters) THE NEW YORK TIMES New York, NY 10018   Dear Editor:   I just don’t get Lara Stemple’s insinuation about “The Majority of Tamil males in Sri Lanka who were sexually assaulted during that country’s long civil war […]

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Religion, Hela people and survival

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Ben Silva In the recent past we have seen a number of writers supporting Buddhism. I am making these comments so that there is a balanced view. Buddhism is a part of our cultural heritage and as such need to be protected as a part of our culture. Buddhism also has a number of good […]

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A letter to The Island

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

MahamahaRaja  Editor, the Island. I read with some amusement Izeth Hussein’s article in the paper today. During the war period, he said that the election of Premadasa to the presidency of Sri Lanka was the equivalent of President Obama being elected to power in the US. Now, after a slew of criticisms from his co-conspirators […]

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3 M’s MINUS 2 = MALINGA

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Lasith Malinga has once again provided  the most sensational performances  of fast bowling, capturing 6 wickets, including a hat-trick in his spell.  His bowling made the Kenyans in no man’s land and they were shocked just about the time  preparing to hammer Sri Lanka once again, as previous bowlers could […]

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Sri Lanka deserves helping hand, says Aussie MP

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya Melbourne, Australia Mr.John Alexander, MP Member for Bennelong, Parliament of Australia Canberra,  Dear Sir,  Having migrated to Australia from a sporting country, Sri Lanka, I and the Tennis loving Sri Lankans have enjoyed your commetaries at Tennis with keen interest. Your absence this time in the commentary box must have been due to […]

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Humanitarian Issues During the War in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya Don Randall MP, Parliament of Australia, Canberra.    Humanitarian Issues During the War in Sri Lanka Monday, 28 February 2011, Don Randall MP   Dear Mr.Randall,  You deserve our heartfelt admiration for calling spade a spade!  I am confident that, you may have noticed the Sinhalese of the Sri Lankan community as very poor […]

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Classified Material or War Crimes material?

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Sunil Vijayapala  Australia Whenever Anglo Saxon based countries are exposed on war crimes, as recently publicised by WikiLeaks, the whole gamut of their Governments, political leaders, Media, Journalists, Amnesty International come together to cover up their crimes.  Often CIA ably supported by the dreaded Pentagon come down hard on people who take them on, like […]

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