Archive for January, 2012

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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No Need to be Shocked

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Hameed Abdul Karim  The media is awash with the pictures of US marines urinating on dead Taliban fighters and commentators and anchor personnel use the word “ƒ”¹…”shocking’ to describe this stomach turning act of  US barbarism. But judging by past exposures of Americans’ cruelty and sadism from My Lai in Vietnam to Nicaragua in South America […]

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For the Restoration of the Dharma

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

By Gunadasa Amarasekera-Courtesy The Island  What prompted me to write this short piece is a thought that crossed my mind on reading SL Gunasekara’s Lore of the Law and Other Memories, which I thought was worthy of being shared with its readers. Before elaborating on it I wish to express my appreciation of the noble […]

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

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

shenali waduge These are the 24 prohibitions advocated by the Vellalars of Sri Lanka upon their own people. Caste amongst Tamils is extremely rigid. Many Tamils today are oblivious to the real facts that the Kallathoniy’s are the one’s ruling from overseas!   1. Males forbidden from wearing upper garments. 2. “Verti” should not hand […]

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Sri Lanka Confounds The Critics Who Never Gave Them A Chance And Proves Them Wrong.

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Top Spin By Suni January 23 2012 Before the Sri Lanka Tour of South Africa the barrage of criticism and ridicule  that a team of South African commentators, coaches and broadcasters alike heaped on the Sri Lankan squad citing team disunity and faulty management etc and scoffed at the chances of Sri Lanka standing upto their champions the […]

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The Saronged king in his castle

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Dr.Tilak Fernando To find subject matter to entice a readership is not an easy task. To a greater extent readers “ƒ”¹…”feed- backs’ go a long way in helping a columnist to make the writing easier. Having studied, worked and lived in London I have come across many individuals, faced several situations and experienced and learnt […]

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Indian Buddhist leader Dr. B.R. Ambedkar deserves to be honoured with a commemorative Postage Stamp in Sri Lanka

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Senaka Weeraratna As a leading Buddhist country in the world, the Buddhists of this country should seriously consider requesting the Government of Sri Lanka to issue a commemorative postage stamp in honour of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, for the great work he has done for his people and the cause of Buddhism in India.  There are […]

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No ! not again. We have had enough of the 13th Amendment .

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

By Charles.S.Perera What is the necessity to broach the 13 th Amendment once again, when people are beginning to forget about it,  and  has begun to live as a free people without Indian interference into their well earned peace  ? It all began again with the visit of the Indian External Minister Mr.S.M.Krishna,  who our […]

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The early Church never celebrated Christmas – An explanation.

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

By A. Abdul Aziz.  This is in reference an article titled above (Sunday Times “”…” PLUS “”…” 25.12.2011 by Rev. Brian D. Blacker), in which the writer indirectly accept the birth of Jesus Christ did not take place in December 25. Instead, he keeps on mentioning the celebration of Christmas. In open words we can […]

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GAMMANPILA & HANDUNNETTI SLAM INDIA-INDIANS NEVER LISTEN

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

By Stanley Perera-Melbourne Udaya Gammanpila and Handunnetti say India must refrain from enforcing its might on its neighbour Sri Lanka. India must change its behavioural attitude and learn to respect the territorial integrity of Sri Lanka. In the past Pakistan and China pointed their fingers at India when India interfered in to the internal affairs […]

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Visit of Canadian Parliamentarian Delegation to Sri Lanka to assess the post- conflict Reconciliation and Development situation in Sri Lanka (8th to 11th January 2012).

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada 21 January 2012 Chungen Leung, MP, Canadian Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Multiculturalism Joe Daniel, MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Don Valley East, Ontario  Marlene Gallyot, Special Assistant to Joe Daniel for his to Sri Lanka Dear Chungen, Joe and Marlene: […]

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CHANDRA WICKRAMASINGHE SAYS BILLIONS OF ALIEN PLANETS DISCOVERED IMPLY LIFE EVERYWHERE

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana reporting from Los Angeles Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe said the latest discoveries reported last week implying the existence of hundreds of billions of alien planets has an intimate connection with his theory that life is exceedingly commonplace in the universe. Now Director of a new research Centre studying all aspects of Life in […]

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Acceptance of a donation from an organization supportive of LTTE terrorism by AI Canada

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Ranjith Soysa Attn Mr Alex Neve-AI Canada Dear Mr Neve Kindly go through the attached letter from WAPS on the above subject and please let us have your response as AI is recognized as an organization encouraging the protection of Human Rights of individuals as well as groups. The acceptance of the donation by the […]

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U.S. STUDENTS ARRIVE IN SRI LANKA FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Embassy of Sri Lanka  Washington DC  -Press Release  Iowa students “thrilled to be” in Sri Lanka to study biological and plant science  WASHINGTON — A group of American students and professors from the University of Dubuque in Iowa arrived in Sri Lanka recently as environmental tourists, taking part in a curriculum that includes a two-week […]

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The Wisdom and the Mind—Believe in Yourself

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Buddhism is a universal religion, and its teachings are for all human beings. Buddhist psychology offers us more than methods of investigation. Its core techniques of meditation and self-awareness have much to offer to laypeople, particularly Westerners, whose ever-increasing material comforts have not wiped out rampant, ever-increasing emotional distresses.

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Australian Ambassador’s Crime

Friday, January 20th, 2012

By Sybil The Editor WA Today. I refer to your ‘senior’ correspondent Daniel Flitton’s great ‘newsworthy’ article on Ms. Kathy Klugman’s ‘controversial’ appointment (http://www.watoday.com.au/national/controversial-diplomat-snares-gillard-role-20120118-1q6kl.html). Perhaps, Daniel did not know that there were two Australian women who played a significant role in Sri Lanka recently. The first, an Aussie nurse, Adele, married to a Tamil Tiger […]

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Problems in devolving powers to the provinces

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Haris de Silva-Courtesy The Island  TNA Parlimentarians on the proposed devolution of powers to Provincial Councils I wish to refer to the imbroglio between the GoSL (Government of Sri Lanka) and the TNA (Tamil National Alliance) on the proposed devolution of powers to Provincial Councils. It has apparently got stuck on a sticky wicket on […]

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Family bandyism by S.L.Gunasekara – Great Factual Read!-Posted on January 18th, 2012

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Prof. Hudson McLean  I enjoy reading articles by S.L. Gunasekara. They are well written, factual, good Thomian English of a successful PC.   As one reader pointed out, SL, you forgot Premadasa period and his budding dynasty, in the form of Sajith.   I have known Premadasa during his terms as a MMC at Colombo […]

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Sinhala people always gave into others, allowing others to profit from what really belongs to them.

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

By Charles.S.Perera Sinhala people has always given into others and accommodated them through their inherent kindness, fair play and  sense of justice.  Today they are the ones that suffer most.  The English  Colonialists came to power sitting on the back of the Sinhala people, and once in power they dropped them, taking into confidence the […]

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The Suicidal 13th Amendment: No and Never!

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Janaka Yagirala The 13th Amendment (13A) was forced upon us by India. It has caused enough trouble and waste. Billions of taxpayer’s rupees are squandered every year to keep these white elephant Provincial Councils afloat. A province in Sri Lanka is minuscule compared to a typical US state or Chinese province but for each province […]

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India-Sri Lanka, security concerns…………….

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Ranjith Soysa In a recent statement,India’s External Affairs Minister, S.M Krishna had emphasised on the inter-dependence of  the security ofIndiaandSri Lanka. The Minister’s statement is welcome and it is our hope thatIndiawill consider to re-visit the infamous Indo-Sri Lanka agreement forced on sovereignSri Lankain 1987.  The agreement provided a road map for the de-construction ofSri […]

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