Archive for October 13th, 2012

Judging Sri Lanka through Western lenses

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

H. L. D. Mahindapala Emboldened by the back-door attack on the Sri Lanka led by US at the UNHRC in March – April this year the global network of the anti-Sri Lankan lobby has accelerated its offensive to increase international pressure hoping that they can get somewhere if they strike now when the iron is hot. This lobby […]

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Why a Large Defence Budget is Highly Beneficial to the Nation

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Dilrook Kannangara Defence budget allocation is often misunderstood. Some tend to view it as needless war expenses. Pro-Tamil Elam lobby gets hysterical when defence budget is mentioned. Various NGOs blame defence expenses for relatively stagnant education and healthcare allocations. There is an attempt to classify defence allocation as corruption by another quarter. All these theories […]

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Repeal 13A without delay says Gotabhaya “Separatist sentiment still strong’’

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday called for the abolition of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution without further delay. The ongoing efforts by a political grouping led by one-time LTTE mouthpiece, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to hinder the passage of the Divineguma Bill in parliament meant that in spite […]

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Preparing for the Challenges to Buddhism and Buddhists

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Shenali Waduge  The recent spate of violent attacks on the most tolerant of religions needs greater attention and must generate significant reaction from Buddhists the world over. Despite Sri Lanka being a majority Sinhalese Buddhist nation in terms of tolerance the Buddhists have faced and continue to face alarming setbacks and discriminations. Sadly tolerance shown […]

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“Bring to justice those behind Lanka war crimes: DMK”

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Asada M Erpini A report in the Indian Express, reproduced in the local media, says that DMK wants those behind Lanka war crimes to be brought to justice. The demand of the DMK goes beyond:  it refers to “war crimes against Tamils in Sri Lanka”.  For once, the large majority of Sri Lankans, except naturally […]

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