Archive for January 26th, 2012

Is a Dharmishta society rooted in indigenous religious values the necessary basis for social progress in Sri Lanka?

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

R Chandrasoma In a recent review of Mr S L Gunasekara’s book on nepotism and other sins widely prevalent in Sri Lanka, the renowned author Mr Gunadasa Amerasekara makes an impassioned plea for a return to the norms and practices of the Lanka of historic times when religion (Buddhism )dominated the lives of its its […]

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Sri Lanka is not to be Divided

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Shenali Waduge When a Government with a 2/3 majority in Parliament dodges making a decision on an issue that clearly demands prompt and clear deliberation, it calls for answers from that Government. A fault of all previous Governments has been to make promises that it cannot keep ignoring the desires of the country mass populace. […]

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AS WE SPEAK, THE WORLD WAR III IS BEING TRIGGERED

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Mahinda Weerasinghe That famous Chinese greeting “ƒ”¹…”May you live in exciting times’ may perhaps be fulfilled for you this year. For the world war III is about to be unlashed.  War of words which is being exchanged between Iranand the West, over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions has reached “ƒ”¹…”a boiling point’ and bound to spill over anytime […]

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TNA NOT ONLY CAN COMPLAIN TO INDIAN BROTHERS BUT ALSO REQUEST CITIZENSHIP TO BE BACK IN TAMILNADU

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Shripal Nishshanka Fernando The reminiscent of terrorism shall also be wiped out! These TNA terrorists are threatening the Sri Lankan government by boycotting its agendas and trying to revive their heinous and coward terrorist tasks by hiding to the democratic forms. As TNA is planning to visit Indiato complain of Sri Lankan government policies regarding […]

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NO WAR CRIMES FOR US FOR HADITHA MASSACRE January 24, 2012

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Alastair Reynard A US marine who admitted charges linked to the killing of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2005 should face no time in detention, a judge has recommended. Sgt Frank Wuterich faced a maximum of three months after admitting dereliction of duty in a plea deal. He was one of eight marines charged over […]

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Contributing towards the Veterans

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

By: Shenali Waduge The only permanent thing about life is that it is impermanent. At some point in time we all age & become elders. We are today enjoying the fruits of freedom as a result of the sacrifices made by our war heroes. Many have paid the supreme sacrifice, others remain injured and feeble. […]

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Your story on armed men visiting students

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Aloysius Hettiarachchi, Brunei Dear Editor, Your story on Sunday Times has given an unnecessary length of details regarding the issue. It is very clear that some foreign hands are behind this so called agitation by students. What is their real problem at this time. The JVPers including Somavansa Amarasinhe were instrumental in the annihilation of […]

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Replacing The Skipper Justified But Axing The Coach For A Relatively Unknown Replacement Defies Logic.

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Top Spin By Suni January 26th 2012  While Tillekeratne Dilshan’s resignation from the captaincy of all formats of Sri Lankan cricket comes as no surprise the news of an impemding axing of Coach Geoff Marsh certainly is. It seems harsh on someone whose task was not only daunting but faced many hurdles from various perspectives including political interference and considering […]

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“Humanism is the closest we can get to a universal good” – Ambassador Dayan Jayatilleka at Russian Centre in Paris

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

MEDIA RELEASE“”…” Ambassador Dayan Jayatilleka at Russian Centre in Paris  Ambassador Dayan Jayatilleka participated as a panelist at the international conference on “21st Century, Towards the New Humanism” on 23rd January 2012 at the Russian Centre for Science and Culture. The event gathered dignitaries as well as Russian and French scholars and researchers.   The initiative […]

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CANADA’S FOREIGN MINISTER CALLS ON HEAD OF AHMADIYYA MUSLIM JAMAAT IN LONDON

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

By A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Sri Lanka.    According to our Press Department, U.K., on Tuesday (24th January 2012), Canada’s Foreign Minister, John Baird MP, visited the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (Jama’at), Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad at the Fazl Mosque in London. His Excellency, Gordon Campbell, the Canadian High […]

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How to avoid heart disease: brush your teeth, say scientists

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

By. A. Abdul Aziz.  PARIS (AFP) — Here’s another reason to brush your teeth: poor dental hygiene boosts the risk of heart attacks and strokes, a pair of studies reported.  Heart disease is the number one killer worldwide, claiming upward of 17 million lives every year, according to the World Health Organization.  Smoking, obesity and […]

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