Archive for September 9th, 2012

A letter to Mr. S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike 72 years ago

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Asoka Weerasinghe. Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada September  9, 2012 His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa President of Sri Lanka, Presidential Secretariate, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka. Your Excellency: Notwithstanding that you have stated that “hostile activities by one state in India did not represent the whole Indian stance and Sri […]

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Foreign Policy Regarding Sri Lanka

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Ira de Silva London, Canada Dr. Manmohan Singh Prime Minister of India South Block, Raisina Hill New Delhi, India-110 011 Dear Sir: I am writing to you regarding your government’s inaction, impotence and silence regarding the racist, venomous and inhuman behaviour of  Ms. Jayalalithaa, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, as illustrated by her attitude and treatment of pilgrims, […]

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Global warming and climate change

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Dr Hector Perera          London This is a problem that will never go away easily. The use of fossil fuels to meet the world’s energy needs is a contributor to an increase in greenhouse gases (GHGs) mainly carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane in the Earth’s atmosphere. There is a widespread view that this increase is leading […]

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Sri Lanka’s governing party bagged a landslide victory again defeating the country’s main ethnic Tamil party and the main opposition in provincial assembly elections.

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Sri Lanka News Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) today defeated the country’s main ethnic Tamil party in the elections held for three of the island’s nine provinces. The elections are seen as a test of whether Tamils still want self-rule in a region devastated by decades of civil war. The election authorities say […]

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