Archive for February 23rd, 2012

War correspondents: Do we really need them?

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Asada M Erpini A woman correspondent from a UK newspaper who was killed in Syria on 22 February is being heaped with accolades by every Tom, Dick and Harry in the rich nations. She is being portrayed as brave and determined to get to the truth. Incidentally, she was the same individual who was booted […]

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The Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council in the British Parliament applauds Sri Lanka’s progress.

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Media Release The High Commission of Sri Lanka London Sri Lankan High Commissioner for the U.K., H.E. Dr. Chris Nonis addressed the Conservative Foreign & Commonwealth Council, chaired by Sir Ronald Halstead, which provides a forum for discussion of International Foreign relations, and the promotion of greater understanding and awareness amongst Conservative Party members and […]

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Transparency and Equality in human rights arena

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Sarath Wijesinghe  LLM ( London) Solicitor & Attorney-at-Law – Ambassador of Sri Lanka to United Arab Emirates  Human Rights Council  Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights and the Human Rights Council are noble bodies structured for the benefit of the humans representing the “Family of Nations”.  These bodies are sacred because they are […]

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E MAIL RACKETEERS

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Dr. Tilak Fernando Recently I was bombarded with telephone calls and emails from friends who received a message in the same fashion described by Racket Buster where a hacker stated that I was ‘marooned in Madrid, lost all my belongings and in a desperate situation for funds. He had nominated a reputed international money transfer-agency […]

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Misrepresenting Darwin and insulting Dawkins

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

R Chandrasoma The diatribe against Richard Dawkins and the caricature of Darwinism given in the recent article by Mr Ajit Randeniya calls for a strong rebuttal. It is abundantly clear that Mr Randeniya has his learning on Evolution from nothing better than the polemics highlighted in the popular press where the chief source of anxiety is […]

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Are we running out of options to generate power?

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Dr Hector Perera        London Energy can be found in a number of different forms. It can be chemical (thermal energy) light or radiant energy, mechanical and also nuclear energy, electrical energy heat. Renewable energy is generated from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain and tides. These sources are considered renewable because they quickly replenish […]

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Road from Geneva to Nanthikadal

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

By Shamindra Ferdinando in Geneva -Courtesy The Island  February 22, 2012, 7:55 pm After a second round of talks in April 2006 failed to materialize due to transgression on the part of the LTTE, Norway arranged for the two parties to meet in Oslo on June 8 and 9, 2006. The LTTE refused to meet […]

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