Archive for May 7th, 2012

Kandy to Jaffna by Bus.

Monday, May 7th, 2012

by Charles.S.Perera Kandy bus stand at the “Good Shed” is a mess. If Kandy is to be beautified it has to start with the good shed bus stand. The buses jammed all over the place is a public danger. The dark dirty space behind the stationed buses is an eyesore. It is dirty, smelly and […]

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US-Indian Resolution a punishment for leaning towards China

Monday, May 7th, 2012

H. L. D. Mahindapala interviews John Laughland, a strong opponent of interventionism by big powers in the domestic affairs of smaller nations, on the net. John Laughland , Director of Studies, Institute of Democracy and Cooperation based in Paris, was the first to open the Side Event of the Sri Lankan government, “Sri Lanka: Road […]

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What will happen to Sri Lanka if Devolution of any important subject is allowed

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Garvin Karunaratne Former Government Agent, Matara District, The Island Editorial of 30 th April addresses the task of Devolution and the 13 th Amendment and aptly calls the present situation  a “devolution minefield”. Recently Lt Col.(Rtd)  Anil Amerasekera  rightly highlighted the fundamental difference between Devolution and Decentralization, stating that once a subject is devolved it […]

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No Tamil Homelands – Part 4 – 903,557 Mostly Tamil Indian Coolies Illegally Entered Ceylon between 1843 and 1859, Higher Than Total Tamil Speakers of 871,700 in 1881

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Dilrook Kannangara The objective of this article is to show with undeniable proof that there never was any Tamil homeland in the island; not to degrade any legal citizen of the island nation. Fortunately or unfortunately, all humanity cannot be accommodated in the tiny island nation and therefore it must remain for Sri Lankans only […]

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Buddhism and Freedom of Religion in Sri Lanka

Monday, May 7th, 2012

By Senaka Weeraratna Buddhism has been the most powerful single factor in the development of Sri Lanka’s civilization. For more than 2, 300 years, Sri Lanka developed and projected a country image that was predominantly Buddhist. Though this pre-disposition was held back during the period of 450 years of western colonial rule, no sooner an […]

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