Archive for June 6th, 2011

The Morning After The Night Before – End of the Honeymoon!

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Prof. Hudson McLean The war was won, the country was saved! After thirty or so bloody years, despite obstacles laid by EU, USA, Norway, India, the credit goes to the leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, as the Commander-in-Chief, and Gothabhaya Rajapaksa, as the Secretaty of Defence and all the valiant, patriotic souls who sacrificed their […]

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US suspicions of credibility of LTTE surrender offer make sense

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Don Wijewardana  US Defence Advisor Lieutenant Col. Lawrence Smith questioned the very basis of the allegation of war crimes levelled against the Sri Lanka Army, especially the “ƒ”¹…”killing of a group of LTTE personnel and their families carrying white flags’ on the Vanni east front. He made this comment at the symposium on the Sri […]

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India Will Regret the 13 Amendment

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Dilrook Kannangara There is nothing good about the 13A which was enacted under duress. It must be scrapped or made powerless. However, India insists on its full implementation. According to the extreme left (admirers of the Cuban dictator) and the extreme right (the bankrupt liberals), India is Lanka’s gateway to the world. Sadly almost all […]

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SL questions reliability of ‘UN mechanism’ after Pillay retracts criticism of Bahrain

Monday, June 6th, 2011

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island  The Sri Lankan government says admission by the UN that it has been misled with regard to developments in Bahrain, where the ruling party is battling the Opposition, is indicative of serious shortcomings in a UN mechanism to deal with domestic problems of member states. Defence and External Ministry […]

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How clean are the fruits and vegetables we eat?

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Dr Hector Perera UK Whether we shop in super markets or in local markets, for fruits and vegetables we must expect them with some dust, soil, and bacteria as they are being harvested, handled, packed, and transported. Usually many people don’t suffer by eating fruits and vegetable because they are supposed to be healthy eating […]

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Malwatte Chapter awards Ven. Witiyala Seewalie Thera post of deputy chief Sangha Nayaka of North America

Monday, June 6th, 2011

By Shelton Gunaratne, Ph.D.  A monk in yellow robes was somewhat of a novelty to the audience of 50 or so people gathered at the Parkway United Church of Christ in Minneapolis (3120 Washburne Ave.). Kathy Itzin, the pastor of the church, had invited the monk to speak to her congregation on Buddhism about which […]

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Hon. Rishad Bathiutheen’s visit in the Middle East

Monday, June 6th, 2011

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in UAE Hon. Rishad Bathiutheen during his visit in the Middle East called over to meet Her Highness Sheikha Lubna Bint Al Quasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade.  She is treated as the most powerful Arab woman in the world and a powerful figure in the UAE Cabinet.  Her Highness Sheikha […]

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