Archive for July 20th, 2012

Safeguarding Sri Lanka’s Natural Resources from Investors

Friday, July 20th, 2012

 Shenali Waduge The euphoria of post-war has insisted that the Sri Lankan Government showcase its ability to lead by attracting foreign investment. The pressure has been such to artfully deter the local authorities from taking into consideration the type of investment they are welcoming into Sri Lankan shores and instead to concentrate on the number […]

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Diplomats promoting communal politics

Friday, July 20th, 2012

S. Akurugoda According to media reports, a Colombo based senior Norwegian diplomat had been trying to forge an electoral alliance between the TNA and the SLMC since the government dissolved the Eastern Provincial Council and the diplomat is believed to have the blessings of the countries campaigning for a war crimes probe against Sri Lanka. […]

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Village Sketch—25:Four Merry Gentlemen

Friday, July 20th, 2012

By Arcadius After my mother’s younger brother, Punchi Maama, left Pathegama, he settled in a village in the Northwestern Province. The new headmaster of the village school was an elderly man. But he was quite different from the common run of his confreres (fellow members of his profession). He did not care to be dignified. […]

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AFP’S INVOLMENT IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS – RESPONSE TO BRUCE HAIGH

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Dr Anura Weereratne    Barrister  &  Solicitor, Canberra I refer to the article in today’s  July 20, 2012- Canberra Times,  AFP should not be involved in foreign policy affairs – The Sri Lankan high commissioner should be recalled immediately- by Bruce Haigh -: http://www.Canberra.com.au/national/letters/war-crimes-allegations-and-the-sri-lankan-high-commissioner-20120719-22d7f.html#ixzz217EAQcqp The Federal Government can use any of its Agencies including the AFP […]

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Call for Sri Lankan envoy’s expulsion -response to the news item in today’s Canberra Times.(20 July 2012)

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Anura Weereratne, Nicholls I refer to the news item in today’s CT quoting Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon’s demand for the expulsion of Admiral Samarasinghe the Sri Lankan High Commissioner.http://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/call-for-sri-lankan-envoys-expulsion-20120717-228qd.html The request purportedly made  of alleged war crimes leveled against the Sri Lankan military on the last days of the war against the Tamil Terrorists in […]

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Hardcore Tiger operation at Vavuniya prison foiled by STF commando

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Tissa Ravindra Perera, in The Nation, 8 July 2012 Last week, the international Tamil Eelam movement attempted to raise their heads at the Vavuniya prison, where a number of LTTE terrorist suspects are being held. The operation was to hold some prison officers hostage and take full control of the prison. The prison premises located […]

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SAUDI ARABIA’S NON MUSLIMS SHOULD ALSO NOT EAT DRINK OR SMOKE DURING RAMAZAN OR BE EXPELLED

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Associated Press RIYADH: Saudi authorities are warning non-Muslim expatriates against eating, drinking or smoking in public during Ramzan, the monthlong sunrise-to-sunset fast – or face expulsion. The interior ministry of the oil-rich kingdom is calling on non-Muslims to “show consideration for feelings of Muslims” and “preserve the sacred Islamic rituals.” Otherwise, a statement says, Saudi […]

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VICTOR RATHNAYAKA STAGED HIS FINAL LOVABLE MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA “SA” AMID CHEERING OF THE GATHERING AT ‘NELUM POKUNA”ART AND PERFORMING THEATRE.

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Claude Fernanado,Brampton,Canada Victor Rathnayaka’s  “SA” the greatest  single song show came to the conclusion at the Nelum pokuna”  Art  theatre recently. The chief gust was His Excellency  President  Mahinda Rajapaksha   who is also an admirer of Victor and his songs . For sure It was an inexplicable moment  overjoyed viewers flocked to share their artistic […]

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MIHIN LANKA TO START FLYING TO MADURAI

Friday, July 20th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana Mihin Lanka will connect Colombo to Madurai soon, Civil Aviation Minister Piyankara Jayaratne has assured Travel Club,The Hindu reported. The long wait of southern residents and trade bodies in the region for international connectivity to Madurai Airport, which boasts of a new Indian Rs.130-crore integrated terminal, is about to end soon as […]

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New Delhi’s boo to Karunanidhi and Jayalalitha

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Lucien Rajakarunanayake, Courtesy The Daily News Whether the action is one of a tiger or mouse is left for the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha to decide. But New Delhi acted with continued courage and determination in banning the LTTE for another two years. The decision came almost in sync with Jayalalitha’s call for the […]

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