Archive for January 30th, 2012

13A and 13P – The Bane of a Two Thirds Majority

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Dilrook Kannangara Whenever Sri Lanka ruling party had a two thirds majority, India comes begging trying to impose its demands. Given the extreme unpopularity of Indian demands, which are often racist, there is no likelihood of any cooperation between the ruling party and the opposition. Only a two thirds majority of the ruling party can […]

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Is Sri Lanka’s hard won sovereignty being surrendered to the IMF and other money lenders?

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Ajit Randeniya A couple of recent reports from Sri Lanka give rise to concerns that the treasured national sovereignty gained in May 2009 by eliminating the menaces of terrorism and war is being squandered through the careless or incompetent actions of certain members of cabinet and top bureaucrats. The first of such reports refers to […]

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Bashing Sri Lanka’s Peace – Pro LTTE Diaspora Do Not Give Up Using Foreign Media To Bash Sri Lanka.

Monday, January 30th, 2012

A Sri Lankan American in the Washington Area. Response to an article appearing in the Washington Post of January 12, 2012 in the Style Section pages C1 and C4 titled “Unpeaceful Coexistence“ witha reference to Sri Lanka among other countries.The link to the original article appears below. http://www.washingtonpost.com/todays_paper?dt=2012-01-12&bk=C&pg=1 By A Sri Lankan American in the […]

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Canada’s John Baird speaks of Sri Lanka at the Royal Commonwealth Society, UK

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada 30 January 2012 Hon. John Baird, MP, PC. ,  Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affair, House of Commons, Ottawa. Dear John: I have just read in Colombo Telegraph the news item, Canadian Foreign Minister Strikes Again “”…” This Time In London Against Sri […]

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Stsatements on Sri Lanka At Royal Commonwealth Society, London Jan. 23,2012

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Ira de Silva London,  Canada Hon. John Baird Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons Ottawa, Canada   Dear Sir:     I refer to the biased, factually incorrect comments you made in London at the Royal Commonwealth Society meeting on Jan.23,2012. I read them in the Colombo Telegraph today.   It is stated that you […]

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Laughter the best medicine

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Dr.Tilak Fenando Following my column last Monday about “ƒ”¹…”home style in London’ I thought of adding one more into the array due to some feedback requests. These stories are not fabrications but out of true to life incidents over a period of time. Hilarious these may sound, but equally it demonstrates on individual ingenuity and […]

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President denies promising India to go beyond 13-A All political party leaders to be consulted on national question

Monday, January 30th, 2012

By Ravi Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island  President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday denied that he ever told India he would go beyond the 13th Amendment to the Constitution as a solution to the ethnic problem. Responding to a question at a breakfast meeting with heads of print and electronic media yesterday at Temple Trees whether he had […]

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Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa rejects testimony attributed to unnamed Gen.Reveals US attempt to bribe serving officer

Monday, January 30th, 2012

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island  Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday said that none of the Majors General directly involved in eelam war IV had made a testimony to any US lawyer, in New York in 2010, alleging extrajudicial killings of civilians, surrendering LTTE cadres and dissident journalists during eelam war IV.”Those directly involved in […]

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BBC Hard Talk – National Anthem in Tamil?

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Selva Gnanam Melbourne, Australia In his 9 part series(made 2010) BBC “ƒ”¹…”Hard Talk’ host Stephen Sackur looks at the Sri Lankan government’s child soldier rehabilitation programme (parts 7-9)  He talks to the programme director, teachers ….. and to the teenagers themselves, about their horrific experiences and new lives. The programme, he says, poses a troubling […]

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OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNMENT OF SRI LANKA -SAY “NO” TO INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION

Monday, January 30th, 2012

By Stanley Perera, Melbourne  Seperatist, Racist and Terrorist TNA are asking for International Mediation to win their racist, separatist and terrorist demands.  TNA are also nominating anti GoSL USA. First and foremost writer wishes to remind the GoSL of the difficulties it experienced with the International Community, UNO, UNESCO,R2P and numerous other International Organisations including […]

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