Archive for April 17th, 2012

DOES THE UNP LIVE UP TO ITS NAME?

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

By  Gomin Dayasri  United National Party is neither United nor National; Party provides the only credible alternative to the UPFA/PA which held Presidency, undisturbed for 18 years- those born in 1994 when Kumarantunga assumed power are now adults exercising the franchise! Years on, public perception are- with a government fast losing its peak popularity- UNP […]

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The Stupid Editorial of the Daily Mirror

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

By Charles.S.Perera The Editor of the Daily Mirror writes, ” Due to the war, Sri Lankans are hurt and wounded in several ways and some of them are still in camps.  There are others who are hurt and wounded because of injustice and economic factors.” A war could be seen from different angles. There could […]

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Remembering War Heroes

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

by Senaka Weeraratna May 19, 2009 is the Day that Sri Lanka achieved a historic victory over terrorism which had plagued this country for nearly 30 years. It is a Day of much significance as all sections of the community were affected in one way or another by the scourge of Terrorism. The “ƒ”¹…”Daily Mirror’in […]

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Jaffna celebrated Sinhala & Tamil New Year

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Asoka Weerasinghe (A Conservative) To: John Baird, MP., PC., Minister of Foreign Affairs; Deepak Obhrai, MP,  Mihnister of State for Foreign Affairs; Jason Kenney, MP., PC.;  Vic Toews, MP., PC, Minister of Public Safety. Dear John, Deepak, Jason & Vic: I hope you will take some time to read this bit of news.  And that […]

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Letter to the Editor – Is this the only mode of celebration we can think of?

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

By Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai Dehiwela. The dawn of Sinhala and Tamil New-year  this year was marred by a horrible mode  of  celebration “”…” the firecrackers. The New year if anything should have been a serene, peaceful  celebration with profitable ganu thenu. On the contrary  w hen the nakathe time arrived we heard firecrackers […]

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Letter to the Editor-Is eating crocodiles a crime?

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

By Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai  Dehiwela. Reading  a popular  newspaper  today stopped me in the track. Aman was caught for eating crocodile! That raised many questions in my mind “”…” is eating crocodiles a crime? Crickey, I did not know that! And the recent commotion of catching crocodiles , since the young girl has […]

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Letter to the Editor – Law is an Ass

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

By Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai Dehiwela. Srilankan government comes out with laws which certainly turn out to be asses when they are “implemented” that too  half heartedly. No wonder since these laws are made by half nitwits without thinking of real practical implementation. The car  seat belt law is such a one. Only those […]

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An address by Dr. Ifthikar Ahmad Ayaz at Ahmadiyya Peace Symposium – Malta.

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

By A. Abdul Aziz,   (Given below is the gist of the speech delivered by Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Ayaz, O.B.E. at:  Peace Symposium organized by Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Malta recently.)  Dr. Ifthikhar Ahmad Ayaz, OBE 1.(Officer of the Excellent Order of the British Empire) 2. Consul General of Tuvalu Island in the United Kingdom 3. […]

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AIADMK, DMK should have joined MPs’ team: CPI

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana  The Communist Party of India(Marxist) said instead of keeping away all shouldld ensure that the Parliamentary delegation to Sri Lanka succeeds in its mission of finding a political solution to the ethnic problem in Sri Lanka.  CPI (M) State secretary G. Ramakrishnan said on Monday that instead of keeping away from the […]

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MAKING IT THREE INCLUDING THE TAMIL PARTIES IN TAMIL NADU EVEN CONGRESS HEAD OF THE STATE DROPS OUT

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana Not only the two Members of parliament from AIADMK and DMK in Tamil Nadu even the Congress Party head of the state has dropped out of the Sri LANKA trip at the last moment , the Times of India reported. It was ultimately a much smaller team of parliamentarians, minus three MPs […]

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Fitch Assigns Bank of Ceylon ‘BB-‘ IDRs

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Fitch Ratings-Mumbai/Singapore-17 April 2012: Fitch Ratings has assigned Sri Lanka’s Bank of Ceylon (BOC) Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) of ‘BB-‘ with Stable Outlooks. Fitch has also assigned BOC a ‘b+’ Viability Rating (V/R). Simultaneously, BOC’s National Long-Term rating and its outstanding subordinated debentures have been affirmed at ‘AA+(lka)’ with a Stable […]

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Indian MPs led by Sushma Swaraj on Sri Lanka visit

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana A multi-party MPs delegation embarked on a six-day visit to Sri Lanka during which they will oversee developmental projects by India and handing over of houses in the areas worst affected by the decades-old civil war, reported the Times of India. Once in Sri Lanka theywil press for political reforms that wouold […]

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