Archive for July 1st, 2012

Many surprises of the “Arab Spring”, still evolving

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

 Ajit Randeniya The swearing in last week of Mohamed Morsi as Egypt’s first freely elected civilian president marked the latest development in the series of curious ‘uprisings’, tagged the Arab Spring by the American and other western media, that gripped North Africa and the Middle-East, in late 2010, and 2011. The ‘spring’ began in Tunisia […]

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An ordeal of a patriot seeking to see TNA sinking in to a “ legal Nandikadal”

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

By Charles.S.Perera From  Wattegama where  I stay It is a long way to Colombo.  On the 28 June, 2012, an important day for all patriots of Sri Lanka, I got up early in the morning and left home at 3 am  to take the bus to Kandy from where I was to take the Inter […]

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A war criminal or a global champion of human rights

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

By Afshain Afzal The latest statement by former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright that the war on Iraq was the US’s “biggest mistake” has not surprised anyone. She said to the media, “America attacked Afghanistan as a direct result of September 11 bombings. However, the war on Iraqwas the biggest mistake we could make and are still hurt because of it.” Her claim […]

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TNA’s gibberish on Mullikulam

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Ranjith Soysa TNA’s main platform at present is to vilify the Sri Lankan defence forces as they have very few options after their armed   ‘boys’ were  pushed out of the political agenda. Their latest fabrication is about  200 IDP families resettled in Mullikulam said to be chased  away by the Navy. The TNA MPs are […]

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Sarah Coral Hanson-Young -Are Your Tears genuine or a Political Gimmick?

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

This is an open letter to Greens Senator Ms. Sarah Coral Hanson -Young by Jayamangala Sarah Coral Hanson-Young (born 23 December 1981) is an Australian politician. She has been a Greens member of the Australian Senate since July 2008, representing the state of South Australia.(Sources-WikipediA) Most of the TV viewers watching the evening news a […]

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Giving up Gourmet Rice for a dis-functional Air Port in Kundasale?

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

by Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada News reports say that there is a move to build an airport in the region now known as “Kundasale”. This has been the most cherished rice-growing region of the Kingdom of Kandy, with land bestowed to the temples providing the backbone of the terrain. In fact, even the name “Kunda-sale” may […]

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“Menon refuses to do a Hanuman”

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Political Communication research opinion, by Professional Analyst – Canada. Ref: http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=55700 Once again, we have to accept reality. If Hon. Rauf Hakeem is nominated as the Chief Minister candidate of the UPFA group comprising of the SLFP, SLMC, ACMC, TMVP and other supporting groups at the forth coming Eastern Provincial Council Elections, the UPFA team […]

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Unpacking the Menon visit

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Courtesy The Nation Visiting Indian Defence Advisor, Shiv Shankar Menon is reported to have insisted that Sri Lanka should sort its own problems, with India ready to help if requested.  Although we know that diplomacy is about saying the palatable and doing the distasteful on the sly, India being India especially, it is prudent for […]

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Deshamanya Dr. Vernon L.B. Mendis Memorial Lecture: “Sri Lanka’s Post-conflict Peace Restoration and External Aspects” delivered by Ambassador Nihal Rodrigo.

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

PRESS RELEASE Issued by:  Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS) Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS) organized a memorial lecture commemorating the 2nd death anniversary of Deshamanya Dr. Vernon L. B. Mendis, a giant in Sri Lankan diplomatic corps on June 22, 2012. The principal objective of […]

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Robert Knox in the Kandyan Kingdom And the various editions of KNOX’s Ceylon

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

by Brendon Gooneratne Courtesy The Island In 1681 Robert Knox published his book on Ceylon, the full title of which is an Historical Relation of the Island CEYLON in the East- Indies Together with an Account of the Detaining in Captivity the Author and diver other Englishmen now Living there, and of the Author’s Miraculous […]

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Traditional Homelands a Tissue of Gobellelsian Myths

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

By A Denis N. Fernando-Fellow National Academy of Sciences-Courtesy The Island June 30, 2012, 5:13 pm Peninsular Jaffna was called “Post Que est Borem prom” by Ptolemy in circa 115 A.D., which was later called Japane by Javanese who occupied this area in the 12th Century who were fervent Buddhists who settled there from Java […]

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