Archive for July 26th, 2011

Wishful Thinking By TNA Where The President’s Unflappable Stance Needs No Criticism As The TNA Were And Still Probably Are An LTTE Proxy

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial July 27th 2011 The Tamil National Alliance(TNA) may have swept the board in Saturday’s local council elections in the North but have no entitlements to demand equality with the Government if this is what they are seeking.They have said that it would be impossible to reach a political solution and bring about […]

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Alex Neve – Channel 4 Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields video

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 26  July 2011 Mr. Alex Neve  Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada Ottawa, Ontario  Dear Alex Neve: I have been privy to the letter sent to you by Ira de Silva of London, Ontario, dated 24 July, where she quite rightly questions why Amnesty International […]

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The search for innovative and creative ideas

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Neville Ladduwahetty The US Secretary of State during her visit to Chennai is reported to have stated that the US is looking at “some innovative and creative ideas to break the impasse over the Sri Lankan Tamil issue”. The idea explored thus far to break the impasse over the Sri Lankan Tamil issue since […]

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A Think-Piece drafted in May 2011

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Michael Roberts, 23 July 2011 In May 2011, in the context of debate and emotions arising from the Moon-Darusman report and the anniversary of the final blow against the LTTE regime, I drafted a “Think-Piece” for my own edification. This was in point-form and as such lacked elaboration and comprehensiveness. It provided the foundations for […]

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Outcomes from my Think-Piece … and Thoughts on Pictorial Imagery

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Michael Roberts, 24 July 2011 Pic courtesy of Ministry of Defence “”‚ note that this image can be read in different ways according to subjectivity and degrees of partisanship.  The May 2011 “Think-Piece” posted a few days back in this site resulted in several  articles within the same site and/or in other web sites and […]

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Sri Lanka elections & Tamil voter mentality

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Shenali Waduge Democracy in Sri Lanka accepts the right for political parties to contest & people to vote for their choice but in reality governance will fall into one of two parties only. That is the undeniable truth. The recently concluded local body election results were proof that delivering peace, offering freedom, providing development has […]

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Hotel California: What the Song is About

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge   The rock band Eagles released their super hit Hotel California in 1976 and up-to-date this song remains one of the popular songs that is adored by millions of fans around the world.  The hit song Hotel California is well written both lyrically and musically. This song contains a deep connotation and […]

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U.K.COURT HAS NO JURISDICTION

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Stanley Perera from Melbourne  District Court in London made an order for the Petroleum Corporation of Sri Lanka to pay a foreign bank a sum of US$365 million. The writer is a patriotic writer and an ordinary lay person.  Not a legal eagle also.  A lay person’s view is British court order cannot be […]

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INTERNATIONAL CALLS GROW FOR END TO TOURISM LAND GRABS IN SRI LANKA

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

TourismConcern PRESS RELEASE 25th July 2011  International calls grow for end to tourism land grabs in Sri Lanka  The Sri Lankan government and large tourism developers must stop forcibly displacing communities, destroying livelihoods, threatening food security, and wreaking havoc on the environment in the name of tourism, say Sri Lankan and international campaigning groups[i]. The […]

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