Archive for July 22nd, 2011

Hillary Clinton should not have discussed Sri Lanka’s internal affairs with a Chief Minister of an Indian State harbouring supporters of Sri Lanka Terrorists banned in USA.

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

By Charles.S.Perera League of Nation was set up immediately after the second world war to stop  military confrontation  of Nations against nations, and instead to provide a world forum where differences between nations could be  resolved in dialogue.  Later on as more and more countries became Independent from colonial rule, the League of Nations was […]

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NIP IN THE BUD

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Malin Abeyatunge Today’s Island (21/7/11) reported that a senior cadre of Eastern Province Chief Minister S. Chandrakanthan’s party TMVP was arrested yesterday by the CID at Wennappuwa for masterminding the robbery of Rs. 160 million cash and Rs 15 million in jewellery from the People’s Bank branch at Puttur two weeks ago. When a criminal […]

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A Golden Opportunity for Northerners to Shed Racist Politics and Embrace Development

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Dilrook Kannangara Although the remaining Local Government elections are a minor event in the election calendar compared the General Elections, it is a good opportunity to shed racist politics that plagued the north since 1947 and open a new chapter in inclusive politics and development. It is an opportunity not to be missed. For most […]

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ICG has put out yet another executive summery and recommendations.

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Herold Leelawardena Going through the latest executive summary of recommendations of the International Crises Group, one particular sentence had stuck in my mind. That is; “The regime destroyed the Tigers by rejecting the more conciliatory approach of prior governments and adopting the insurgents’ brutality and intolerance of dissent.” Now, there is no doubt that anyone […]

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India’s Sri Lanka Problem – July 20,2011

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Ira de Silva London, Canada The Editor, Wall Street Journal Asia, Hong Kong.  Dear Sir:  Reference the Op-Ed by S. Dhume which reads “India’s Sri Lanka Problem” my initial reaction on reading it was that perhaps it should have read “Sri Lanka’s India Problem”.  It was to satisfy India’s policy during the period of Indira […]

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Time to identify enemies within

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

S. Akurugoda According to media reports, Housing and Construction Minister Wimal Weerawansa warned the public to be cautious of some elements working inside the government to destabilise the country. The Minister noted that while the country was now moving forward after the end of the war, there are attempts by some groups overseas to target […]

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A TRIBUTE TO DR. FAI

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER  It is nothing difficult to estimate that the arrest of Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, the Executive Director of the US-based Kashmir American Council is the result of American extremism and narrow mindedness against Muslims as well as an attempt to please the government of India during Hillary Clinton’s visit to New Delhi. […]

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