Archive for September 19th, 2011

Private Practice is ok, Practical Medical College is not!

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Shenali Waduge The first fee levying medical school was opened in the 1980s. It was called the North Colombo Medical College. Not surprisingly, there were plenty of protests against its implementation. Now twenty years on protests have arisen against the gazette notification on 2nd September giving the right for South Asian Institute of Technology & […]

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International community bullying Sri Lanka !

Monday, September 19th, 2011

P.A.Samaraweera, Australia The Canadian Prime Minister had threatened to boycott the 2013 Commonwealth Summit in Sri Lanka, unless the govt address accountability issues. Reflecting this, the High Commissioner for Canada had observed, “…Sri Lanka had failed to address contentious issues to the degree the ‘international community’ expected and wanted it to do…”   It is […]

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A matter of olfactory perception

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Dr.Tilak Fernando Words of Samuel Tayler Coleridge’s poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, “Water water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink”, perhaps have to be rephrased to suit the modern times to read as ‘ water….water…… everywhere …..but…. what should one drink……..?. Tap water …….! Or bottled water ……? The Ancient Greek philosopher Empedocles […]

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SIVAJILINGAM Vs 4000 BODY BAGS-WAS HE INSINUATING TO MURDER 4000 SOLDIERS?

Monday, September 19th, 2011

By Stanley Perera “”…” Melbourne Planning or plotting to murder is a jail able offence. Insinuating or making a statement in public to murder 4000 Sri Lanka’s Army personnel is a heinous crime. Sivajilingam’s maiden speech is coming to haunt him now. The writer is warning Sivajilingam to be prepared to dance to the tune […]

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