Archive for March 19th, 2011

The Ghost of Chelvanayagam Still Haunts Sri Lanka

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

MahamahaRaja The scale of Thursday’s electoral triumph for Mahinda Rajapaksa’s UPFA coalition was somewhat unexpected. Many believed that though a UNP defeat was inevitable, there would be significant erosion into the SLFP’s margin of victory due to the opposition’s slogans having some resonance with the polity: the cost of living has indeed increased, and corruption […]

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PATRIOTIC MASSES KICK HARD ON THE BUTTOCKS OF UNP AND JVP

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

A.A.M.Nizam  All doctored allegations against the government, all illusory promises, all intimidation and threats have failed to make any change to the people’s determination to support the government in its march towards the development of Sri Lanka.  The United Peoples Freedom Alliance led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa has secured a historic landslide victory in the Local […]

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Mahinda’s magic and Ranil’s rot dominate the electorate

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

H. L. D. Mahindapala As expected, Mahinda Rajapakse won the local government elections. And, as expected, Ranil Wickremesinghe lost. The surprise, if it is a surprise at all, is not in these result but in the solid grip Mahinda still has on the electorate. The pundits were predicting losses for Mahinda, saying that his magic […]

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“WHATEVER HAPPENED TO OUR ISLAND’S ABORIGINES?”

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Terrence B De Silva Riyadh, KSA It is interesting to read on and off and hear of claims by our majority races the Sinhalese and  Tamils depending on which nationality the writer belongs that they came first to the island of Sri Lanka (Lankadipa, Serendib,  etc.,whatever it was called in ancient times)-  just  like the […]

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CHANDRA WICKRAMASINGHE DISMISSED FROM CARDIFF UNIVERSITY IN WALES

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

By Walter Jayawardhana in Los Angeles Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, the chief exponent of the theory that planets like earth have been seeded for life by comets has been dismissed from his post at the Cardiff University in Wales, United Kingdom. The university informed the Sri Lanka born British scientist that they are withdrawing funding for […]

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