Archive for April 27th, 2013

Dayan’s gods and theories that failed

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

H. L. D. Mahindapala My friend Dayan Jayatileka ‘s latest book Long War, Cold Peace is exactly what I anticipated it to be: 1. overloaded with quotes from the Marxist mafia; 2. an equal measure of theoretical puffery; 3. self-contradictions; 4. self-congratulatory passages; 5. the least amount analysis of the historical roots that preceded the official […]

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Why the 13 th Amendment is inimical for our development and how it will create a separate State

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

By Garvin Karunaratne Former Government Agent Matara District..  I have in several of my Papers detailed as to  Why the 13 th Amendment should be abolished. I have detailed my experiences in my eighteen years’ service in the Administrative Service implementing development programmes islandwide. To state briefly if I were to work in either the […]

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Canada’s Persistence In Haranguing Sri Lanka Over the CHOGM Meeting Leaves Much To Be Desired.

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Insight By Sunil Kumar April 30th 2013 While it is the prerogative of the Canadian Government to launch any attack on Sri Lanka’s “appalling” record on democratic accountability based on how Canada percieves it, perhaps in a myopic and distorted perspective relative to assumed “human rights abuses”, Canada has also chosen to create controversies which merely […]

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Cancel CHOGM – Disband the Commonwealth – Honor Reparations for 50 plus nations

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Shenali Waduge The decision to hold the 23rd Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting or CHOGM in Sri Lanka was endorsed by a proposal made in 2009 by the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the CHOGM summit held in Trinidad and Tobago. But in an “All together chorus” the bandwagon of almost the same people […]

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Bodu Bala Sena and Mrs. Chandrika

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

C. Wijeyawickrema I have always felt sympathetic toward the three Bandaranayake children because their father was killed cruelly and they suffered tremendously in their younger days because of that.  Mrs. B could not handle them well as a single mother because she also got forced into politics by the circumstances. There was a baby sitter […]

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Bodu Bala Sena and the global context of Islamophobia

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Chandre Dharmawardana The Bodu-Bala Sena (BBS) is a political movement crystallizing mainly around Sinhala-Buddhist advocates of strong anti-Islamism. The knee-jerk reaction of opportunist political observers is to regard this as an example of a majoritarian populace behaving brutally, after having `caused Sinhala-Tamil terror’ by allegedly provoking the Tamils with “ƒ”¹…”Sinhala-only’ discrimination. The BBS has also […]

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I can demonstrate how to save energy but cannot force you unless you want to. How many men could make a donkey drink?

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Dr Hector Perera       London Energy like gas and electricity do not come for nothing, they cost you something, and somebody has to pay. Fortunately the energy from sun comes for free but cannot harness enough for nothing unless there are right equipments. For countries such as Sri Lanka no energy is used to warm their […]

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