Archive for June, 2012

Tale of Tamils tortured in totalitarian Terroristan of Jaffna

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

 H. L. D. Mahindapala  Beneath the serene veneer of the haunting landscape of Jaffna lurked the perennial political culture of unrelenting Tamil  violence and oppression that deprived a segment of  its disadvantaged human beings  — euphemistically labelled as “minorities” by the Vellahla overlords  – the basic right to walk the earth with dignity. The denial of the basic rights to the Tamils is […]

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2007, the Year Geopolitics Changed the War on Terror in Sri Lanka

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Dilrook Kannangara Now it is an open secret India was behind the financing, arming, training, protection and proliferation of the LTTE. India banned the LTTE as a terrorist organization in 1991 following the bombing of the former Indian PM Gandhi. However, India still had many uses of the LTTE and didn’t hesitate to get them. […]

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Proposed airport at Kundasale

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Linda van Schagen Courtesy The Island June 20, 2012, 6:29 pm Plan for the airport I am writing to vehemently oppose the construction of an airport in the agriculturally rich environment of Kundasale which I understand requires over 100 acres, for the following reasons: Kundasale is a very verdant and lush area, and I believe […]

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Sri Lanka “somewhat serious about doing something’’ says Menon aide TNA negative on Parliamentary Select Committee

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

By S Venkat Narayan Courtesy The Island NEW DELHI, June 30: India’s National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon returned home from Colombo late on Friday night after day-long confabulations with the Rajapaksa Triumvirate——President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brothers Basil and Gotabhaya—-without any clear idea about their government’s future plans for political reconciliation within a specified time-frame. […]

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The Visit of Shiv Shankar Menon

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Senex -Courtesy The Island June 29, 2012, 7:50 pm The visit of Shiv Shankar Menon to Sri Lanka is an opportunity to emphasize our commitment to close and cordial relations with India in the context of good neighbourly relations with South Asia as a whole. This is particularly so on economic and social issues. But Shiv Shankar […]

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Asoka Weeraratna’s contribution to the spread of Buddhism in Germany

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

by Senaka Weeraratna (A Foreword to a Booklet published in year 2000 entitled ‘ The Necessity for Promoting Buddhism in Europe’ by Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi being the Keynote Address delivered at a Public Seminar held on July 2, 2000 at the Mahaweli Centre Auditorium in Colombo to commemorate the first death anniversary of Ven. Mitirigala […]

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SRI LANKA WILL CONTINUE TO BENEFIT WITH US DUTY FREE ACCESS FOR GSP ELIGIBLE PRODUCTS – US CLOSES GSP WORKER RIGHTS REVIEW OF SRI LANKA

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Sri Lanka Embassy Washington DC-Press Release  This welcoming news will take the US- Sri Lanka relations to new heights – Ambassador Wickramasuriya United States   closes GSP Worker Rights review of Sri Lanka without any change to Sri Lanka’s GSP trade benefits. United States Trade Representative Ambassador Ron Kirk revealed this afternoon   that USTR has closed […]

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LTTE was engaged in the drug trade to finance themselves – Kohona

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Courtesy The Island June 29, 2012, 9:12 pm Drug Trafficking was one of the main sources of finance for the LTTE terrorists as reflected in the World Drug Report 2012, says Dr. Palitha Kohona, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations. He was addressing at the UN General Assembly Thematic Debate on ‘Drug […]

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How India and Sri Lanka handles the headache of Tamil Eelaam

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Shenali Waduge Tamil Eelaam has without a doubt turned into an issue that has nothing to do with the Tamil people either in Tamil Nadu or in Sri Lanka and everything to do with India’s strategic interests. Eelaam is nothing but a tool and a white horse to advance India’s strategic interest. It is something […]

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VILLAGE SKETCH—22, KANKANAMA MIXED PEELING WITH FEELING

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Arcadius Kankanama puts his right leg forward and involuntarily imparts a slow motion to it. Not that he is trying to shake something off his leg. That is his habit. Then, he puts his arms akimbo, implicitly warning everybody that he has something to say. However, everybody around him knows about that “something.” For, he […]

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What constrains foreign direct investment? Excellent Factual Analysis-

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Prof. Hudson McLean The Sunday Times article published on 24th June 2012.. http://www.sundaytimes.lk/120624/columns/what-constrains-foreign-direct-investment-4156.html is a well documented, logically presented, Factual Analysis. Sri Lanka has a highly educated, young, healthy population but lacking in Professional Guidance with a less developed Cross-cultural understanding, demanded by a highly competitive Global Scenario. This “Inspector Clouseau” scenario is maintained by […]

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Who would like your apartment to smell like chicken curry or Asian Cologne?

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Dr Hector Perera       London Only if you live in an apartment would understand the problem of cooking smells, it’s is a big problem, apart from many other problems associated with living in apartments. Just visit to an apartment to see how it is designed, the kitchen is open to the living room in most apartments. […]

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SHIV SHANKAR MENON HAS ARRIVED IN COLOMBO WITH A DEMANDING ROD IN HIS HAND SAYS THE HINDU

Friday, June 29th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana The Hindu said the Indian National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon who has arrived in Sri Lanka in a special aircraft , who will unequivocally convey to the Sri Lankan leadership the path that India will traverse towards achieving a genuine political solution in Sri Lanka, has the most unenviable task of […]

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War on terror revisited:-MR’s dilemma and CBK-UNP consensus

Friday, June 29th, 2012

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island June 28, 2012, 7:31 pm Although the SLFP-led UPFA vowed to amend the Ceasefire Agreement (CFA) soon after winning the parliamentary polls on April 2, 2004, it soon realised the change of government had had no impact on the LTTE. The UPFA leadership quickly changed its approach to appease […]

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Chinese Naval and Air Bases in Sri Lanka

Friday, June 29th, 2012

L. Jayasooriya We cannot and we should not tolerate the constant insults by India and threats by America. What India wants is to annex our country which she tried after many years of planning and failed miserably. I have always asked them to send us another IPKF and we would welcome it. America has many […]

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Census of 2011: immediate steps needed by Sri Lanka government to redress demographic imbalance and justify investment

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Asada M Erpini The preliminary report handed in by the Superintendent of Census and Director General of Census and Statistics to the President on 26 June has valuable items of information that should be given wider publicity. Foremost among them are the following: Northern Province has only 5.2 percent of the total population of Sri […]

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A VISION AND A MISSION TO COMBAT DENGUE! JOE DE LIVERA APPEALS TO THE PRESIDENT

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

By Dr Tilak S. Fernando  Joe de Livera is the CEO of a very old family owned business organisation in Pettah. He is not a qualified Homeopath, but has been involved in Homeopathy for the past 40 years, at least 20 of which were in helping people who consulted him with their ailments.  To 83 […]

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India Orders Sri Lanka

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

L. Jayasooriya The front page of the Daily Mirror of 28th June 2012 says that India’s National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon has categorically told Sri Lanka that the present stalemate in political talks with the Tamil National Alliance should be ended. Now who the bloody hell are you to give us such an order and […]

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Back to Arsenic

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Dr Nalin de Silva There is Arsenic in the soil and water of areas affected by Chronic Kidney Disease. It is not coming from Natha Deviyo or Vipassaka Deviyo but from the horse’s mouth so to say. WHO according to a certain newspaper has said: “The WHO had appointed an international team to do research […]

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SIXTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

For years the TNA and its constituent parties have been openly advocating a Tamil Homeland / Eelaam / Self-Determination ….they have been functioning against the 6th amendment to Sri Lanka’s constitution… SIXTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION Act No 06 of 1983 AN ACT TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA. […]

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TNA’s Road to Federalism runs through New Delhi

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

by Gomin Dayasri “In the past the United States and India stood against us. However, in the favorable circumstances that have now come about, the United States and India are to a great extent supporting our position” Sampanthan (2012) at ITAK Convention. R.Sampanthan’s road map of a long march to bifurcate Sri Lanka is routed […]

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“India feels let down by Sri Lanka”: What is left for Sri Lanka to say?

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Asada M Erpini The Indian Express on 25 June carried a write up, reproduced by many other media channels, which raises many contentious issues.  “India is sending a top-level emissary to Sri Lanka to convey in ‘the strongest terms’ New Delhi’s concerns over a string of important issues”, is a quote from the above report. […]

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A Loathsome Campaign against the Defence Secretary by Corrupt NGO Carrion Birds

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Dilrook Kannangara If there is one ministry that is working well, that is the defence ministry. Having achieved incredible success over the years that were rumoured by the NGO machinery as unachievable, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has brought peace to the country. Each passing year over 4,000 people get to live. If not for […]

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Indian PM Dr. Singh should look at his own backyard before telling us to let Tamils a life with dignity & equal status.

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Malin Abeyatunge  President Rajapaksa and Dr. Man Mohan Sign have had a one-to- one discussion of the Sri Lankan affairs at Rio De Janeiro and the excerpts of the meeting released by Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai said that Singh had “once again underlined the great importance we attach in India to the ability of […]

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Now, it is the Navy that is grabbing land, according to TNA!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Asada M Erpini The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) accused the army of grabbing the land that belonged to the civilians in the North, according to media reports on 24 June. Now a TNA parliamentarian, named Suresh Premachandran, is accusing the Navy of occupying a two kilometre stretch of the coast in the North to set […]

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සංවාදය

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

 වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම්. ජයතුංග දෙදෙනකුගේ සංවාදයට කන්දීම ශිෂ්ට සමාජය අනුමත නොකරන බව සැබවි. මමද එම රීතිය අනුගමනය කරමි. එහෙත් එම ශුද්ධ නීතිය මා කඩකළේ මන්ද? මා පෙලූ කාන්සිය නිසාද?   දිවා ආහාරය සඳහා මම කාර්යාලයේ සිට එළියට පැමිණියෙමි. එතරම් කුසගින්නක් නොතිබුණු නමුදු අවන්හලෙන් මිළට ගත්  ‘බීෆ් බර්ගර් එක’ මා රැුගෙන ආවේ කාර්යාලය අසල ඇති පිට්ටනියේ […]

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‘SL, most carbon efficient country in GDP terms’

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Sandasen MARASINGHE The Daily News Power and Energy Minister Patali Chamipka Ranawaka yesterday said Sri Lanka is the most carbon efficient country in GDP terms as the amount of Carbon produced here is very much less in every respect. Minister Chamipka Ranawaka He made this observation making the keynote address as the Chief Guest at […]

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LTTE fronts in Europe collecting funds on a massive scale

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Defense column by Keerthi Warankulasuriya – Sunday Divina -27th June On the 6th June the Swiss Director of Prosecutions initiated action to investigate into Swiss Tiger office .It was revealed that the Tiger front had taken fraudulently substantial funds as  loans from financial institutions on the basis of false documents. It was also revealed that […]

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What is more important? Agriculture or aviation

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Ranjith Soysa It is reported that Mr Hemakumara Nanayakkra has resigned from his position as an Adviser to the President on Agriculture on a matter of important principle. Mr HM rightfully has protested to the plan to put up domestic airports in the present locations of Kundasale agriculture school and a seed farm in Nuwara […]

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Dengue Kills- Keep your garden clean

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

 

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