Archive for October 7th, 2012

TNA wants India to assure productivity in PSC

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Asada M Erpini The government of Sri Lanka, which has the constitutional powers and the authority to govern the independent, sovereign state of Sri Lanka had repeatedly asked the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to nominate its representatives to the Parliamentary Select Committee. The TNA did not want to do that all this time, and according […]

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Death of the last LSSP stalwart

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

By Susantha Goonatilake  Surprisingly, last week’s funeral of once LSSP stalwart,Hector Abhayavardhana at Kanatte was poorly attended -only at the most a few dozen at cremation.His life and death was a mirror for our times. Born Christian and presumed to be against conventional beliefs, he was cremated after pansakula at his house,the relative told me. […]

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In the aftermath of SLMC aligning with the government.Rethinking of Muslim community is imperative

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

By Latheef Farook  It was deliberate deception and calculated betrayal by the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress. This is how most Muslims describe the SLMC decision to join the very United Peoples Front Alliance, UPFA, government which it severely criticised to win votes and deceive people during the recent eastern provincial council elections. Muslims were suspicious […]

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East’s excavations suggest Buddhism was early bird

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

By  Sandun Jayawardana Courtesy The Nation Three years after the end of the war, archaeologists are hard at work in the country’s Eastern province. Teams from the Department of Archaeology have been exploring areas that were previously inaccessible for decades due to fighting. As these excavations are taking place, controversies regarding the history of these […]

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The ‘Banana Leaf’ bus halt – Best Design

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

The “ƒ”¹…”Banana Leaf’ bus halt close to the Pitakotte junction on Parliament Road, opposite the Diyatha Garden invariably attracts the passers-by. It is a unique concept of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa. The 25-foot long structure enhances the garden’s beauty. The unique bus halt designed by Chartered Architect Kumudu Munasinghe […]

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Malaysian govt. donation to Tamil Forum questioned Colombo regards body as an LTTE front says Godage

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Courtesy The Island October 6, 2012, 7:10 pm Sri Lanka is seeking details of how funds given to the Tamil Forum of Malaysia (TFM) by the Malaysian Government has been spent and the names of NGOs engaged in channeling such funds and the projects funded. High Commissioner K. Godage, Sri Lanka’s envoy to Kuala Lumpur […]

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