Archive for May 2nd, 2013

A rebuke to Sri Lanka

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 2 May 2013 The Editor The Ottawa Citizen. Sir: You say in today’s editorial,”… the diplomatic equivalent of a slap in the face – is for the leader of one country to refuse to attend a high profile gathering hosted by another.  Well Canada has […]

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A Rebuke to Sri Lanka May 2,2013

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Ira de Silva London, Canada The Editor Ottawa Citizen Ottawa, Ontario   Dear Sir:   You state that “the diplomatic equivalent of a slap in the face – is for the leader of one country to refuse to attend a high profile gathering hosted by another. Well, Canada has just slapped Sri Lanka”. Based on the […]

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Canada’s Flawed Policy on Sri Lanka

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Ira de Silva London, Ontario Hon. John Baird Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario Dear Sir:   A news report dated May 1, 2013 indicates that Canada will not be sending a “full delegation” to the Commonwealth meeting in Sri Lanka this year. I am assuming that this is diplomatic jargon to say […]

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‘Meegamuwa’ sets the trend for an investigative provincial press in Sri Lanka

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

By Shelton Gunaratne, professor of mass communications emeritus @ MSUM  I spent a couple weeks touring Sri Lanka late March and early April after an absence of 13 years. One main purpose was to attend a book debut event organized by the mass communication faculties of the Sri Palee Campus and the Kelaniya University to […]

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Pakistan eases tariff on three Lankan commodities

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Media Ministry of Industry & Commerce 100% waiver for coconut oil exports! Lanka-Paki trade jumps by a strong 174%! Y’12 total trade at $ 433.69 Mn 11th JEC Sessions coming before end-“ƒ”¹…”13 Secy level meetings conclude successfully in Islamabad Boosting Lanka-Pakistan bilateral trade levels and cooperation and ahead of the next JEC meet, Pakistan has […]

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Life Abroad – Part 26: WITHOUT CAP, GOWN OR CONVOCATION

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Dr.Tilak Fernando Sir Arthur C. Clarke found his way to Sri Lanka in 1956 intending to stay for six months to write a book on exploration of the Sri Lanka’s coastal waters. Until his demise, not so long ago, he decided to remain here for life. Sri Lankans are generally reputed to a have a […]

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