Archive for June 16th, 2012

“Insane fury” of Tamil leaders terrorised, bloodied and oppressed Jaffna

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

H. L. D. Mahindapala In the main, political discourse on the north-south crisis has raged throughout the Vadukoddai War blaming only the Sinhala ” chauvinists” and “extremists” of the south and exonerating Jaffna and its past. In  most instances, judgements have been passed as  if Jaffna was the glorious kingdom that gave Tamils their prosperity, liberty and security […]

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Why Gen. Sarath Fonseka gets the Oxygen of Publicity in extraordinary doses.

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

R Chandrasoma It is not often that a General “”…” however valorous “”…” has his courage in the battlefield accepted as as a token of his prowess as a politician. Indeed, in most cases where such a transformation has occurred, it is the use of arms that has settled the issue. In Sri Lanka we […]

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An Outsider’s Viewpoint—17-MULTICULTURALISM MINUS DISTORTED RHETORIC

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

By Shelton A. Gunaratne       Before condemning multiculturalism as a failure because it is “an anti-Western ideology that wallows in relativism and guilt,” John B. Calvert (The Forum, Sunday, June 3, 2012) should have clarified whether hisobjection was based on the descriptive or the normative meaning of multiculturalism. In its descriptive sense, the term refers to […]

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Has the UN maintained International Peace and Security?

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Shenali Waduge A noble endeavor to stop another world war from taking place through the creation of a world body known by us as United Nations has undoubtedly disappointed us all. The UN may claim that there is no world war but it has done pittance to avert or stop mini-wars and in many ways […]

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If Bradley Manning Were Chinese…..

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Hameed Abdul Karim  For weeks on end the international media was full of sentimental stories of Chinese “ƒ”¹…”dissident’ Chen Guancheng. His escape from house arrest was dramatised to make it look like it was a scene from the Hollywood blockbuster “ƒ”¹…”The Great Escape’. Cheng was our new Steve McQueen. But unlike McQueen, who had to […]

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