Archive for July 15th, 2012

Journalistic Ethics in Covering Politics: Sri Lankan perspective

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Shenali Waduge In a country with 20m population a majority populace of close to 15m, Sri Lanka’s media is divided along commercial, ethnic, religious, linguistic lines and difference of opinions relayed by state and private media is making Sri Lanka projected as a nation without press freedom. What exactly is press freedom, what does it […]

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Devil quotes scripture; shaky Paki (etc.) call for Gota’s removal…

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu asking for the removal of Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the alleged verbal abuse of a newspaper editor is a Bible-study case of devil invoking scripture, insofar as Saravanamuttu who did his utmost to stymie the war effort, now seeks to remove the architect of the successful campaign against the LTTE with a trumped up […]

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LTTE TORTURED AND KILLED CASUALLY, SAYS FORMER WOMAN TIGER IN NEW BOOK

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana The Hindu quoted a former LTTE girl fighter Niromi de Soyaza who recently published a book as telling the LTTE tortured and killed alleged spies and “traitors” and also looted Tamil shops and homes while fighting the Indian peacekeepers in Sri Lanka. Niromi de , who joined the Liberation Tigers of Tamil […]

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DO NOT STOP THE BOATS ! LET ABBOT DO IT.

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

anuradhini Why is Sri Lanka spending money and risking  lives of our navy boys to save money and compassionately help Australia who treat their real native people  like dirt ? This is a country harbouring LTTE terrorist. They have recently re-opened the LTTE office in their country. Australian politicians participated in the ceremony by raising […]

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Use of idioms by the all knowing lady doctor from Dehiwala

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Asada M Erpini One of the writers to your journal – a lady who uses the title Dr. before her name – continues to keep the readers amused as always. She obviously thinks she is qualified to write on every topic under the sun.  The topics on which she writes are legion. Sometime back, in […]

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Music would be the poorer for the death of Mehdi Hasan

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Dr Kamal Wickremasinghe The death of the renowned Pakistani Ghazal singer Mehdi Hasan on 13 June took away one of the legendary exponents of ragadari based popular music scene in the subcontinent. Hasan’s death at 84 removes the ‘King’ (Shehnshah-e-Ghazal) of the immensely popular triumvirate of Ghazal singers he formed together with Ghulam Ali and […]

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Indian interference halts resumption

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Written by  Ishara Gamage Courtesy The Nation KKS Cement plant Sri Lanka has temporarily halted the transferring of Kankesanthurai (KKS) Cement factory to any investor outside Sri Lanka and India due to an objection made by  neighboring India, said a senior government official. “Some regional security matters were raised with regard to this KKS cement […]

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LTTE OBJECTIVES AMOUNTS TO CESSION FROM INDIAN UNION HOME MINISTRY TELLS BANNING TIGERS

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) objective for a separate homeland (Tamil Eelam) for all Tamils threatens the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India and amounts to cession from the Indian Union and thus falls the ambit of unlawful activities said the Home Ministry of India explaining the reason for the […]

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President Rajapaksa declares open the Upper Kotmale Hydro Power Project.

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa ceremonially declared open the 150MW Upper Kotmale Hydropower Plant this morning on 14 July at the auspicious time of 10.45 am. The ceremonial opening also attended by Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and Japanese Ambassador in Colombo, Nobuhito Hobo. The Upper Kotmale hydro power plant which consists […]

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What are the advantages of home cooking?

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Dr Hector Perera          London It is very important for one to get educated on the foods you intend to cook before you fire up that stove to cook. One cannot jump out to cook all kinds of food first need to understand the basic cooking such as how to boil something like, pasta, spaghetti, rice, […]

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KARUNANIDHI SEES MOTIVE BEHIND FRESH ELECTORAL ROLLS IN SRI LANKA

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana Following President Rajapaksa’s statement the elections for the \Northern Council elections in Sri Lanka would be held in September 2013 DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Wednesday wondered whether Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa had any genuine intention to hold elections to the country’s northern provincial council. In a news item published in […]

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