Archive for August 2nd, 2011

Channel 4 paid to tarnish Sri Lanka’s humanitarian rescue & terrorist elimination operation

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Shenali Waduge What is the aim of Channel 4 & its persistence to tarnish the image of a sovereign Government? LTTE is an internationally banned terrorist group & a sovereign Government has all the right to militarily eliminate it for the protection of its citizens. Sri Lanka remains the only nation to have given plenty […]

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Terrorist violence: the Sri Lankan experience, Norway and New Zealand

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

By New Zealand Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights in Sri Lanka (SPURNZ) and United Sri Lanka Association (USLA) ( Auckland Branch) At a recent session in the New Zealand Parliament, the Green MP Keith Locke vehemently opposed the Prime Minister John Key‘s rejection of the appeals of Tamil boat people, to come to […]

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SHELL SHOCK TO PALALY SYNDROME : SOME REFLECTIONS

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

By Gamini Gunwardane  Rtd. Snr. DIG  I am indebted to Dr. Ruwan Jayatunge for his two part article in ‘The Island’ of 2nd  and 4th Jan. with the above heading i.e. on PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It helped me to understand the behaviour of some of my men in Jaffna in 1984/85 which baffled  me […]

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Is the European Fuss over the LTTE Front Liners a Parable?

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

by Dr. Chandana Jayalath  Neither an academic nor an international legal consensus as to what ‘terrorism’ means is available. However, it could be the use of violence irrespective of the context in which it occurs. Because of many divergences that have made it impossible to conclude a convention on international terrorism in order for a […]

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Ra-Wick’s defensive gamesmanship in a Party that is neither United nor National.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

R Chandrasoma Political parties in Sri Lanka are seldom models of democracy or good governance. We are speaking here of the inner workings of the party – not its widely-touted public message. While loudly declaiming in public on the rights of citizens and of equality under the law, party stalwarts have always played a nasty […]

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New breed abroad

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Dr.Tilak Fernando It all set in motion after the ‘Black July’ outbreak in 1983 as a retaliatory attack against a Tamil militant group who massacred 13 Sri Lankan Army soldiers in Jaffna. The LTTE (founded in May 1976 by Velupillai Prabhakaran) transformed into a ruthless terrorist peril over the years and brought mayhem and destruction […]

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These days they make bloggers with balls: Amina Arraf story

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

By Surangani Seneviratne  Until a recent nip and tuck, Puja may not have looked like the swimsuit model from Sports Illustrated. You LOL when her friend Pedro comments on her profile photo ‘those boobs are fake’ and adds so are her nails, her eye lashers and her ‘friends.’   Who needs high school reunions anymore to […]

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India wants to share Lanka’s economic zone

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

South Asian News Agency (SANA) â‹… August 2, 2011 â‹…  DELHI (SANA)India has proposed that Sri Lanka’s exclusive economic zone be shared as a measure to resolve the Indo-Lanka fishing crisis, which has now turned out to be a diplomatic issue, Fisheries Minister Rajitha Senaratne said. The Minister told Daily Mirror it would be one […]

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Ramazan and the night prayers

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

I. Ahmad, Dalupotha, Negombo Abu Hurairah relates that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) said: The best month for fasting next after Ramadhan is Muharram, and the best prayer next after the prescribed prayers is prayer at night. (Muslim). The Prophet also observed the fast during the greater part of Sha’ban (Muslim). Ibn Umar relates that Holy […]

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The blessed days of Ramazan

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

By A. Abdul Aziz. These are the days of blessed Ramazan. Allah has given special commandments for this month and has emphasized on their compliance. Those who are on a journey or are sick, have been commanded to fast later when their journey is completed, or when they are healthy enough to fast. But for […]

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