Archive for January 8th, 2012

Ranil won but where is the leader?

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

H. L. D. Mahindapala  Not only the polls but the intra-party tensions and divisions in the UNP clearly indicate that Ranil Wickremesinghe, the elected leader not yet fully accepted by the entire Party, is paying for the political sins of his immediate past. To begin with, he never recovered from the folly of his signing […]

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What Sri Lanka has given Tamils but will not give the Eelaamists

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Shenali Waduge It is apparent that inspite of the elimination of the LTTE that the sole obstacle to reconciliation remains the inability to differentiate between what the Tamils have or do not have and what the Eelaamists desire and aspire but will not be given. Therefore, it is important that those proclaiming to forward proposals […]

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Open Short Letter to Honorable Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Anyone Can Issue a personalized US Postal Service stamp if they pay the amount required, but the stamp depict A Tamil Terrorist who was killed by a grenade thrown by a rivalry between two opposing Terrorist groups.

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Kithsiri Athulathmudali, Florida, USA As a Sinhala American, I am presenting this logical reasoning; because I am astonished to see such a stamp immortalizing a Tamil Terrorist whose terrorist organization, LTTE is proscribed by the CIA. Since any one can pay and get a US postal stamp printed, will it be acceptable if Ben Laden, […]

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Quality of University Education

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

 Prof. N . A. de S. Amaratunga There had been several letters in The Island on the subject of university education written by erudite scholars. In this brief note I would attempt to present another aspect of this problem. There was a time when the objective of university education was to train a person for […]

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