Archive for September 30th, 2011

Well done Mr. Obama……… President of Sri Lanka? Double standards?

Friday, September 30th, 2011

By: J. Gamini Jayawardena                    Now the most wanted terrorist Bin Laden has been hunted down by the Americans. In a civilized society, the killing of the man who led one of the most ruthless terrorist outfit in world and brought human destruction is indeed a pleasant event. President Obama was jubilant and the leaders of […]

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The perils of partial concessions for regime and nation

Friday, September 30th, 2011

By Malinda Seneviratne What transpired in Geneva at the Human Rights Council sessions clearly indicates where the anti-Sri Lankan forces are going.  Ban Ki-moon tabled the report authored by a panel appointed by him (illegally), against all norms of protocol.  Legitimacy was obtained by tabling the said report (flawed, malicious and clearly designed to hurt […]

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Necessary meditations on carelessness and callousness

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Written by Malinda Seneviratne I haven’t seen Regi Siriwardena’s play “ƒ”¹…”The Blinding’, directed by Haig Karunaratne.  I was not at the preview at the ICES and not at the British Council more recently.  I haven’t read the play either.  Someone else was at both performances, Comrade Aunty Nimal Breckenridge. And, as she sometimes does when […]

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Epitaph of a colonized (Part-1)

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Geethanjana Kudaligamage  Notes from Kirinda What I am writing now is a fusion of some of my thoughts with crude translation of some pages from my notebook originally written in Sinhala language. These notes were about my Kataragama tour with a group of friends and some relatives two years after the Tsunami hit southern coast […]

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Police Commando Camp No 69 issues a statement on legal murder

Friday, September 30th, 2011

By Malinda Seneviratne There was a shooting last Sunday (September 25, 2011).  It occurred within the precincts of the Police Commando Camp No 69 in Maha Oya, Ampara.  The victim was Assistant Superintendent Sisira Kumara.  The gunman, B.A. Jayatilleka was the Chief Inspector of the same camp.  After shooting the ASP, Jayatilleka shot himself and […]

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US Congressman Steven Chabot visits Jaffna

Friday, September 30th, 2011

By Janaka Alahapperuma US House of Representatives Sub-committee Chairman on the Middle East and South Asia, Congressman Steven Joseph Chabot called on Commander of the Security Force “”…” Jaffna, Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe during his one day visit to Jaffna at Security Forces Headquarters in Jaffna on Wednesday 28 September.   Having received visiting US […]

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Will Devatagaha Dharga give victory to Muzammil?

Friday, September 30th, 2011

 By Ameer  There is a photo on page 02 of the Daily Mirror of 27/09/2011. The photo shows our mayoral candidate Muzammil flanked by Devatagaha “moulavis”, devotees, Ranil Wickremasinghe and Muzammil’s well-wishers. This photo has been taken beside the grave of the Devatagaha saint. The Meezan on the head side of the grave is bedecked […]

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