Archive for August 31st, 2011

The Murdoch Phone Hacking Scandle: Lessons on how to investigate crimes!

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

By Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D. It was a hilarious experience to watch the House of Commons’ Parliamentary Select Committee investigating the Murdoch Phone Hacking.    In the words of Labour Member of Parliament Tom Watson, the charges were serious: “We need to know what Rebekah Brooks knew about payments to Police. We need to ask James […]

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How Grease Yakka Became a Nationwide Plague?

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge  Grease Yakka or the Grease Devil is affecting the day-to-day lives of Sri Lankans creating a mass hysteria.  The fear and suspicion provoked by the Grease Yaka had caused the deaths of several innocent people so far.  How the phenomenon of Grease Yaka became infectious and damaged the Nation?  Grease Yakka […]

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Tamil National Alliance should be disbanded , and its members Prosecuted for aiding and abetting terrorism in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

By Charles. S.Perera TNA as a political party  came into being as a brain child of  the terrorist leader Prabhakaran.  The  MPs of the TNA  were the voice of the terrorist in the Parliament of Sri Lanka. After attending the Parliamentary session  the MPs of the  TNA led by Sambanthan went to Kilinochchi to place […]

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Thoughts on Kumar Sangakkara’s Speech at Lord’s

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

By Dr. Ranjith Hettiarachi (Melbourne) It was a moment of enormous pride for Sri Lanka when Kumar Sangakkara delivered the Eleventh 2011 MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey lecture on July 4, 2011 at Lord’s, touching on the history, culture, role of cricket and the opportunities for cricket in a country liberated from the clutches of […]

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Should the Perpetrators on Rajiv Gandhi’s Killing be Pardoned?

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

by Dr. Chandana Jayalath Rajiv Gandhi who remained aloof from politics accidentally entered into mainstream politics with the demise of his brother Sajay Gandhi in a plane crash. Following the assassination of his mother in 1984 after Operation Blue Star, Indian National Congress nominated him to be the Prime Minister. In 1988, it was Rajiv […]

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First woman Attorney General of Sri Lanka takes oaths.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

by, Dulan Hettiarachchi, Media Consultant, Ministry of Justice.  Shanthi Eva Wanasundera, PC will be sworn in as 26th Attorney General of Sri Lanka before His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksha, the President of Sri Lanka cementing a remarkable milestone in the history of the Judiciary of Sri Lanka becoming the first woman Attorney General of Sri Lanka. […]

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What is obesity? Foresight report predicts it is on the increase.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Dr Hector Perera  London Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. There is another method to find out whether someone is over weight or obese. Body mass index (BMI), a measurement which compares weight and height, defines people […]

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