Archive for February 7th, 2012

Mistake in the Making

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

By Gomin Dayasri Intentions maybe honorable in reaching consensus but the results can be disastrous.  A Parliamentary Select Committee [PSC] is the instrument selected by the Governmentto fabricate a road map to stamp the national seal on an amity highway. It is wistful thinking of imprinting the lion logo on the masthead of a blueprint for […]

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The 13th Amendment, Sri Lanka And Lessons From The Maldives

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Janaka Yagirala Just hours ago President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives resigned after widespread protests. Until 2008, Maldivians lived under the iron fist of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and back then Nasheed was one of the main campaigners for democracy. Things went full circle after Nasheed had a critic of his government arrested which set forth […]

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Krishna and Skanda – symbols of Indian expansionism

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

By Mario Perera, Kadawata All Sri Lankan rulers embroiled with the secessionist movement of the LTTE, went to great pains not to ruffle India and to be in her good books. India’s foreign policy regarding Sri Lanka was deeply embedded in domestic compulsions. The South Indian, especially Tamil Nadu electorate was the key factor. An […]

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Village Sketch – 1-‘CANNIBALS’ INVADE VILLAGE

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Arcadius  [Note: A shorter version of this Village Sketch by Arcadius appeared in the CDN Saturday Magazine on June 12, 1965. Arcadius revised it in 2012. This is the work of a Ceylon-born rural lad who used his mastery of English to give the global literati direct access to the principal characters of his birth-village […]

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SRI LANKAN CULTURE: A FEW HIGHLIGHTS

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Dr. Ananda W. P. Guruge (Former Sri Lanka Ambassador to U. S. A.)  No other country of comparable size has a culture so ancient in antiquity and development, so diverse in character, and so rich in variety of creativity. In this respect Sri Lanka is unique. Sri Lanka received many waves of migrants as revealed by […]

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