Archive for March 9th, 2011

The People of the West must stop the crimes been done by their Governments

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Shenali Waduge It appears to be that while “freedom” is the catchword that is gaining momentum across the Middle East, Africa & will soon be coming to Asia, the public of the West are clueless about the heinous crimes against humanity being committed by their Governments over the years. It is time the people of […]

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Forget Singh

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

MahamahaRaja To the Editor, the Island  I must say that the recent writings about a possible Sri Lankan ‘Obama’ are nonsensical. Not only do your writers twist facts, they also insult the intelligence of the Sri Lankan people in general, and the Sinhalese Buddhists in particular.  In the case of both America and India, the […]

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How naturalists saved lives discovering species

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

By Philip Fernando, former Deputy Editor Sunday Obseerver Sri Lanka Naturalists and centuries of species discoveries have helped humanity ward off pestilence and disease. Their success in finding cures provided the breather we enjoy now from plagues of yesteryear. Roughly half our medicines came directly from the natural world, or were manufactured synthetically due to […]

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s Hindsight On The LTTE Cannot Be Swept Under The Carpet! India Should Take Warning !

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Insight By Sunil Kumar March 10th 2011 It may seem like unmitigated paranoia or speculation to some but the Prime Minister D.M Jayaratna’s claims that the LTTE have three training centers in Tamil Nadu and one is where the Tigers are being trained to assassinate VIPs could have more than a modicum of truth to […]

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Cricket World Cup: this joke that is ‘the spirit of the game’

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

By Mario Perera, Kadawata  I refer to the incident which was the violent confrontation that Shaun Tait led Dilshan into at our last result less encounter with Australia. It was totally unprovoked, unwarranted and unnecessary. Yet it did happen. We saw the umpires talking it over with Tait and later with Dilshan. Dilshan was the […]

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The Travels of a Journalist—60-Four nights in British Columbia bring us memories of Australia

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

By Shelton A. Gunaratne ©2011Professor of mass communications [email protected] Minnesota State University Moorhead Monday (28 Aug, 1989) morning, we””‚Carmel, 5; Junius, 9; Yoke-Sim and I””‚left the Olympic Peninsula of Washington from Port Angeles (pop. 18,397), the biggest city in the peninsula, by ferry and landed in Victoria (pop. 78,000) in British Columbia (pop. 4.4 million), […]

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