Archive for January 1st, 2012

Sri Lanka Tourist Package – Hotel Rates, Visa Tax, Sex, Violence, Return flight in a Coffin.

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Prof. Hudson McLean Government officials and Ruling Party members of the government getting involved in violence, leading to throat-slitting of a British tourist, raping his Russian partner has hit the headlines in many Western and Russian media. High on the heels, the “Big-empty headed” officials not only slam an electronic Entry Visa, which apparently does […]

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Science and Buddhism – a rejoinder to the views of Dr N A de S Amaratunga

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

R Chandrasoma There cannot be any doubt that the early religious thinkers of India pioneered the use of argumentative strategies in religious discourse “”…” often subtle and challenging “”…” at a time when the rest of the world adopted religious views based on anticipations of the divine and the preternatural. Their arguments had a certain […]

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URGENT NEED FOR WIN-WIN MOVES TO WIN THE DAY

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Nimal Fernando More than a little time has been devoted to the year that was about who is going to own the twenty-first century. If these myriad discussions, policy sessions, group huddles or walk-in-the-palk chit-chats were based solely on old-fashioned competition on a level playing field, it would fit snugly in with someone’s utopian dream […]

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Extremists Tamil Politicians, the LTTE Diaspora and Separatist Church men should be held accountable for future Tamil Violence

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Media Release – December 2011- SPUR (Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka Inc) PO Box 4066, Mulgrave, VIC 3170, Australia The Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka (SPUR) notes with regret that some Tamil leaders, ecclesiastical and lay, who paved the path for the failed politics of […]

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Scrap the Thesawalamei Law that is Discriminative, Racist and Outdated

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Dilrook Kannangara  Not every Sri Lankan is equal before the law at the moment. Those who have the option of governed by the Thesawalamei Law have far more rights than others. The only remaining law in the entire world that legitimises caste discrimination is the Thesawalamei Law of Sri Lanka! It is a matter of […]

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An Outsider’s View—12-The ideological metamorphosis of Republicans and Democrats

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

By Shelton A. Gunaratne-Professor of mass communications emeritus, Minnesota State University Moorhead By the mid-19th century, the controversy over slavery and the rights of slave owners had split the Democratic Party into Northern and Southern factions and given rise to a third party (Constitutional Unity, comprising former Southern Whigs and Know Nothings), each of which […]

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Should the new Leader of the UNP Ranil Wickramasinghe continue on his own trodden path, or be a Sri Lankan democrat and stop stooging to West ?

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

By Charles. S. Perera Ranil Wickramasinghe is the unchallenged leader of the UNP and by virtue  the unchallenged leader of the Opposition in the Parliament . After  the victory over his opponent, Karu Jayasuria -a politician of unreliable political honesty, Sajith Premadasa, who talks but has not enough guts to take the leadership of the […]

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Cricket victory and divine intervention

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Citizen K Sri Lankan cricket lovers are indeed rightly elated at the fantastic performance of the team in the second Test in Durban South Africa. However I would like to bring to the attention of the cricket authorities, actions by some cricketers which bring the game into disrepute and also ridicule the country. A group […]

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