Archive for February 8th, 2013

Karunanidhi’s tirade against Sri Lanka President: the man is living in his make believe world of Tamil film script writing

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Asada M Erpini  Karunanidhi, the DMK leader, who is long past his sell-by-date as far as having Tamil Nadu under his rule, shows no signs that his Tamil movie scriptwriting skills are on the wane. Or else, how can anyone expect a man living in the real world to make statements of the type that […]

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No separate identities for ethnic or religious groups in national symbols!

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Asada M Erpini Separatist group and their supporters are reported to be clamouring for verses in Tamil language to be included in the national anthem of Sri Lanka. It was heartening that a member of the Christian clergy has stated that such an endeavour is a fruitless exercise, especially when we see many non-Buddhists groups […]

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President Rajapaksa visits Bodh Gaya, India amid protests

Friday, February 8th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, India this afternoon on Friday 08 February on a two day private visit for pilgrimage. The President was warmly received at the Gaya International Airport by Chief Minister of Bihar Province, Nitish Kumar and senior state government and police officials. He […]

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UN Charter and Sri Lanka – President’s WORD

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Lucian Rajakarunanayake It was a very clear message of Independence and Sovereignty as a nation, and that Sri Lanka is entitled to all rights based on the principle of sovereign equality of all members of the United Nations. On the 65th anniversary of independence, President Mahinda Rajapaksa saw the need to emphasize these facts to […]

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Candid friends like Alistair Burt make us yearn for enemies

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Dr Kamal Wickremasinghe The procession continues. Even before the plane carrying the three-member team of American Deputy Under Secretaries Moore, Zimmermann and Singh had taken off we had another “ƒ”¹…”friend’ bearing gifts. This time it was Mr Alistair Burt, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the British Foreign and Commonwealth office. The words of […]

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Another half hearted law

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai,  Srilanka is famous for making half hearted laws, implementing them for a week or two and then dumping them. A law is said to be in effect about the helmets but we still see many  on bikes without helmets, sometimes the little children without helmets as pillion riders or sandwiched […]

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