Archive for April 14th, 2013

India Responsible for the Misery of Tamils in Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Dilrook Kannangara When the Defence Secretary said India is responsible for the misery of Tamils, he was not mincing his words. However, there is a greater meaning in what he said which attracted a prompt response from an Indian politician. Tamils in India have suffered enormously under the Indian Union and India knows it better […]

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Has India Lost its Marbles with USA?

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Prof. Hudson McLean John Kerry the new American Secretary of State, has moved sharp towards kissing the hands of the new Chinese leadership with speed, to help neuter Kim Jong-un, the boy-wonder of North Korea. Parallel to that, Kerry has also made positive remarks towards Sri Lanka, a good friend of China. Russia, in a […]

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“We want Eelam: We’ll call it ISGA for now” – TNA

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Asada M Erpini   Poor Sri Lanka paid such a heavy price to get back to the peaceful state that prevailed in the country before federalists, separatists, Eelamists and others of their ilk started demanding for an ever-increasing piece of the pie. May 2009 is a watershed in the history of the island nation, when those […]

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What is the best tactical move to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka given the geopolitical forces that currently menace us?

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

R Chandrasoma  The conventional thinking is that threats to our survival are rooted in politics and that effective strategies to thwart such dangers must necessarily be of a political nature – in the wise choice of external relations or revamped internal moves to appease or mollify the discontented within. This is standard thinking but it […]

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China’s Government Structure- Meritocracy at its best?

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

By Dr. Nath Amerakone, Sri Lanka A recent editorial in The Island Journal of 12th April, 2013  entitled “A Criminals’ Paradise” reveals the true situation of politics in our country. The Organization of Professional Associations (OPA) of Sri Lanka has discussed this subject on a number of occasions: The dilemma of Professionals who have to […]

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Colombo Telegraph website and Bodu Bala Sena

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D. One Dr. Sarath  Buddhadasa (SB) was given an opportunity by Lankaweb to print his writing on Boru Bana Sena. This is important because Lankaweb is the only non-governmental website that publishes essays written in support of Sinhala Buddhists and against the 13-A. This SB had his piece already printed by Colombo […]

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UN, a tool of Western colonialism

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Chaminda Perera (This interview was given before the UNHRC vote in Geneva) Courtesy The Daily News  Professor Nalin Kumara De Silva is a well known analyst and theoretical physicist who has expressed his candid views on many controversial issues ranging from the Arsenic issue to terrorism. An opponent of what he calls Western cultural dominance, Professor […]

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Sri Lanka’s First Family celebrates New Year at Carlton House

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma When the entire country is gripped in a happy and festive mood, Sri Lankans celebrated the traditional “Aluth Avurudda”- Sinhala and Hindu New Year in usual grand style. According to the reports, Sinhala and Tamil people throughout the country enthusiastically got ready to celebrate it. This is the fourth National New Year […]

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Anti SL govt. protest by Muslims in UK

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

by Sujeeva Nivunhella in London Courtesy: Sunday Island  The Sri Lankan Muslim community in the United Kingdom did not participate in a demonstration staged by a group of Muslims opposite the Sri Lankan High Commission in London last week. The protesters warned of Jihad (holy war) if Buddhists and the Sri Lankan government continued “to oppress […]

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Energy, money and time saving cooking by applying simple principles of science.

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Dr Hector Perera         London Now it the time of the most traditional times of the year, Sinhala Awrudu season then the people would like to resort to traditional ways doing all things including cooking. Its nothing like preparing “ƒ”¹…”Kiribath’ on firewood stoves because it’s the traditional way Sri Lankans have been preparing this festive seasonal […]

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Navi Pillai a misfit at UNHRC

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

H. L. D. Mahindapala The saga of the anti-Sri Lankan Resolution, which snaked its way through the hands of the power-brokers in the corridors of the UNHRC in Geneva, has a rather intriguing history: it reveals more about the machinations of big power politics and the moral and institutional failure of the UN to uphold the […]

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Way Forward : China-India-Russia strategic geopolitical alliance

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Shenali Waduge Should the 3 powers of Asia combine to make a formidable global force? Its not a bad idea “”…” in fact it’s an excellent idea and would provide Asia and inadvertently the world the balance of power and stability that is lacking. Against a declining West, Asia’s 3 formidable power houses are best […]

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Has Sri Lanka Become a Colony Again?

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Ira de Silva London, Canada Reading the various news reports in the Sri Lankan and Indian media recently, could and would the GOSL confirm that it is still responsible for governance or has it been delegated to the U.S. and India? Has Sri Lanka become a “colony” again? After the infamous Indo-Lanka Agreement of 1987 […]

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Was life for Tamils better under LTTE?

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Shenali Waduge Given that separation of Sri Lanka is out of the question the Tamils had 2 choices before them. To be ruled under a defacto armed LTTE or to remain under sovereign Sri Lanka ruled by a democratically elected Government that comprised representatives of all ethnic groups. The Tamils did live under the LTTE […]

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“Boru Bana Sena” are 21st Century Devadattas Whose Bahaviour is Undoubtedly Against Buddhism and Sinhalese

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

by Dr. Sarath Buddhadasa  We entered Peradeniya university way back in the late 1970s with the hope of creating a future for our families and also to enjoy life while contributing to the progress of society, since it was the people of this country who sustained us in the universities by way of direct and […]

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