Archive for April 2nd, 2011

Case against Sri Lanka based on fake figures

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

H. L. D. Mahindapala  Alan Keenan claims to be a Senior Analyst and Sri Lanka Project Director with the International Crisis Group (ICG). This means that he is paid to be an analyst to do his homework on the relevant facts and figures to substantiate whatever case he presents on Sri Lanka. Since he presented […]

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Bringing our Universities to international standard

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

By Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D. Our Minister for Higher Education, Hon Mr  S.B.Dissanayake is  intent on bringing up our Universities to an international standard and many useful suggestions have been made by academics. This is a noble aim and it is hoped that it will be successful.   I am a product of Peradeniya, in the […]

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The Travels of a Journalist—64 From Calgary to Regina: Exploring Canadian prairie

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

By Shelton A. Gunaratne ©2011Professor of mass communications [email protected] Minnesota State University Moorhead The four of us””‚daughter Carmel, 5; son Junius, 9; wife Yoke-Sim and I””‚spent Saturday (2 Sept. 1989) morning to get a sense of Calgary, located in the Grassland region of southern Alberta. Two major rivers run through the city. The Bow River […]

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Above Average Performance Needed to Win the World Cup

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Dilrook Kannangara  The last time when Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996, it was exceptional performance of the team that led to the victory. Our opponents were cruising with more than a hundred runs on the board with just one wicket down. The breakthrough came with above-average performance by experienced Aravinda. Motivated fielding, […]

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CRICKET– MULTICULTURALISM AT PLAY!

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

By Suwanda H J Sugunasiri  (writing from Canada)  Canada may not have made it to the Quarter finals of the World Cup. But our participation made us get a glimpse of what a multicultural sport this game of Cricket truly is!  Watching the game in Sri Lanka during a winter holiday, and on Rogers Cable […]

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‘Great Soul’ by Joseph Lelyveld – the controversy on Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

By Mario Perera, Kadawata The book “ƒ”¹…”Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India’ by Joseph Lelyveld (Knopf, 2011) , is said to contain passages that claim or imply that Mahatma Gandhi, when he was in South Africa, had a relationship with a male German national, and that he had left his wife to […]

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Western countries should abandon illusion of world domination

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Courtesy People’s Daily Online The military attacks on Libya by multinational forces comprising British, French and American personnel have lasted more than 10 days. Reports show that following the development of the situation, the civilian casualties are increasing and the living conditions in the war zone have become unbearable. The original intention of the U.N. […]

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