Archive for June 19th, 2012

The importance of being Navi Pillay

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Shenali Waduge Navanethem or Navi Pillay certainly does have a colorful career record. An attorney for over 30 years, the first black woman from South Africa to obtain a doctorate in Law from Harvard and winning numerous accolades and honorary titles for her contribution towards human rights she may be compared to Rosa Parks and […]

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Sri Lanka’s newest” friend” from the West- A short response to Michele Sison, Ambassador designate to Sri Lanka (ref U.S. Senate hearing).

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Ranjith Madam Your appearance before the US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee was a revelation. The dictionary meaning of diplomacy is “the art and practice of conducting negotiations between nations and the skills in handling affairs without arousing hostility”. On all counts, despite your claims of having served in the foreign service for 30 years, you are the […]

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Capitalism and morality

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

By Charita Wijeratne- Courtesy The Island When great minds disagree, the humble are free to intervene “”…” though at some risk. So, with due respect to the intellectual prowess of Gunadasa Amarasekera and R.M.B. Senanayake, I venture to make some comments on the morality and immorality of capitalism, the bone of contention between the two […]

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Obama and Putin enjoy the silence

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Courtesy Pravda The talks between US and Russian presidents took place in quite intense atmosphere. Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama released standard official phrases that had been prepared for them in advance. It was clear that the leaders did not even have a clue of how they could regulate most sensitive issues in the relations […]

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Assam CM assures due facility to media persons

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Nava Thakuria Guwahati: Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi assured the media persons of basic minimum facilities recommended by the labour laws and statutory wage boards of the country. Gogoi who attended the Guest of the Month program of Guwahati Press Club on Monday also expressed his goodwill for the entire journalist fraternity and promised that […]

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