Archive for July 9th, 2011

Transparency, the nagging irritant, pivotal for democracy

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

By Philip Fernando Transparency in a democracy invokes the people’s right to see and know how public business gets transacted in their name. None dare dent that sacrosanct public mould even though the inclination to dismiss it as a nagging irritant surfaces with recurring frequency in many parts of the world.  That said, transparency faces […]

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How clean are the hands of USA, UK, and France threatening to take Sri Lanka Armed Forces before a tribunal for war crimes, for the elimination of terrorism?

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

By Charles.S.Perera  UK Channel 4, with the blessing of the Navi Pillai UNHCHR , Tamil LTTE diaspora, the Human rights activists, the Anti Sri Lanka Western Countries, Milliband, Kouchner, Ban Ki Moon and his panel, have presented to the viewers in UK and sold their infamous doctored document « Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields » to […]

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Lest We Forgot!

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Dr.Chandana Jayalath Starting from Thimpu discussions far back in the mid of 1980s, every government that came into power since then made serious efforts to address whatever issues concerning politics of the country through a series of comprehensive dialogue. Unfortunately, the history is full of collapsed talks and the true intention of talks has always […]

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Thanks for Snagas leadership- but he should have gone further.

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

anuradhini Many critics are sceptical about Sangakkaras speech at MCC that it would aversely affect defence of C4 allegations. But to any sensible person, his clear and precise explanation of horrors of LTTE terrorism to a British audience is timely and honest. He also paid his tribute to our real heroes, the humble soldiers, without […]

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Games Western Embassies Play

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

By Gomin Dayasri Human rights, war crimes, accountability, judicial intervention are the modern mittens in the post war ring after democracy, transparency, good Governance and Corruption was dumped as discarded gauntlets from the war phase. Why the change of gloves? An Opposition too feeble and splintered to pound on a gifted punching bag, left it […]

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SL police arrests Briton in connection with Channel 4 video

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Sri Lanka News Sri Lankan police has arrested a British national for allegedly providing ”false video footage” to a British TV channel to produce a documentary that accused Lankan troops of war crimes. The court was told that 71 DVDs were recovered from his residence in Kandy, and were being probed.  A Colombo magistrate on […]

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Sri Lanka Killing Fields

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

A. Hettiarchchi, Dear Sir, A video showing some men in army uniforms shooting naked persons looking very much like Europeans is being telecast all over the world these days. I remember this video came out about six months ago and they alleged that this was  the work of Sri Lankan army. The government did nothing […]

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Some scientific explanations about cooking and saving gas.

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Dr Hector Perera London Adding flavours to food. When we add ten or more different spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, clove, coriander, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, black pepper, green chilies, curry leaves, ginger, garlic, chilly powder to some chicken along with salt, vinegar, olive oil or coconut oil, would you not agree that there are […]

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