Archive for May 9th, 2012

Reflections on the Vadukoddai War: who’s guilty?

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

H. L. D. Mahindapala After the end of the longest war in Asia in the 20th century, after the end of the longest war in Sri Lankan history, after the decimation of the Tamil leadership in the democratic mainstream, after the killing of India’s prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi, which boomeranged on the Jaffna Tamil leadership, […]

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Time Magazine’s Anita Pratap interviews V. Prabakaran (April 8, 1990 from Mullaitivu)

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Q: What made you confront India? A: India claimed to have intervened in Sri Lanka to secure Tamil interests. In actual fact, India came to secure its own interests. There was never any genuine attempt to understand and solve our problems. India deliberately aggravated Sri Lanka’s ethnic crisis. It destabilized Sri Lanka [by training and […]

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Coca Cola Promotional Propaganda!

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya, Melbourne Honorable Ministers, At the outset let me admit that I am clueless as to whom this letter should be addressed, however I believe every one of you have the responsibility to prevent easy access to this soft drink by the school going children! Recently I saw a news item on TV Derana […]

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INDIAN UNION MINISTER DECLARES IN KARNATAKA THAT BUDDHISM IS FOR CASTLESS SOCIETY

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana The Hindu newspaper quoted the Indian Union Minister for Labour and Employment M. Mallikarjun Kharge of having said  that Buddhism was the one religion whose foundation was laid firmly on the philosophy of equality, casteless society and the principle of non-violence. Speaking after inaugurating the 2,556th Visaka Buddha Poornima celebrations at the […]

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THE HINDU SAYS HECTOR KUMARASIRI’S ABINIKMANA “WELL APPRECIATED”IN INDIA

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana The Hindu said the Sri Lankan entry “Abinikmana”, the directorial debut of theatre personality Hector Kumarasiri at the Buddhist film festival in New Delhi was well appreciated. Kumarasiri participated when the film was shown at the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in the Indian capital. The Hindu said, “For the first time […]

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