Archive for May 7th, 2013

Response of H. L. D. Mahindapala, former Editor of THE OBSERVER, to Chris Johnson, Political Editor of the SUNDAY AGE, an Australian newspaper in the state of Victoria. .

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

H. L. D. Mahindapala, former Editor of THE OBSERVER Chris Johnson is the Political Editor of the SUNDAY AGE, an Australian newspaper in the state of Victoria. In his column last Sunday he was raising concerns about Australia handing over the chair of CHOGM for two years to Sri Lanka.  Here is the response of H. L. D. […]

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How does the layman decide between expert- and pseudo-expert views?

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Chandre dharma-wardana The ordinary man has often been misled by genuine experts as well as pseudo-experts, fear-mongering individuals and false prophet. Experts can be used by powerful people (governments. corporations, lobby groups) to disseminate their version of “the truth”. Also, conspiracy theories can be psychologically more appealing than the bare truth. Getting at the whole […]

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Why the Northern Provincial Election Will be the Waterloo of UPFA

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Dilrook Kannangara When 13A Nazis join Regime Change agents it creates real change. This is the latest ploy of the two and apparently a seamless one. It has the potential to work better than all previous attempts because it attacks the heart of the success of UPFA since 2004. UPFA’s election success is no match […]

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HRH PRINCE CHARLES CONFIRMED TO ATTEND THE COMMONWEALTH HEADS OF GOVERNMENT MEETING 2013 IN SRI LANKA

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Media Release  The High Commission of Sri Lanka London The Royal Household today confirmed that His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Heir to the Throne, will represent Her Majesty the Queen at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka this November. HRH Prince Charles has previously represented The Queen as Head […]

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A rebuke to Sri Lanka

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent  . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 7 May 2013 The Editor THE OTTAWA CITIZEN Sir: Permit me to share my observations on your Editorial “”…” A rebuke to Sri Lanka, of May 2. In the body of that editorial you said;  “”¦the diplomatic equivalent of a slap in the face “”…” […]

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Germany confirms October delegation to Colombo

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

PRESS COMMUNIQUE “”…” MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY & COMMERCE, SRI LANKA As Sri Lanka and the leading economy of the EU, the Federal Republic of Germany, together mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations, the Eurozone leader is looking to enhance its profile in Sri Lanka significantly. And the race for Sri Lanka’s key strategic resource […]

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Lyden av en klappende hånd.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Mahinda Weerasinghe Erik Solheim’s «Politikk er ƒÆ’†’¥ Ville» ble publisert 5 Mars 2013, manglet mye fakta og substans og var ganske mangelfullt for min smak. Hvis det var noe mann kunne fƒÆ’†’¥ fra det var det datoene pƒÆ’†’¥ forskjellige historiske hendelser. SpƒÆ’†’¸rsmƒÆ’†’¥let om hvordan og hvorfor fredsprosessen gikk gƒÆ’†’¦rent forblir uklart. Det er hvis en […]

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SOUTH ASIA -LeT: Augmenting Threat

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Sanchita Bhattacharya Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management Emphasizing the Lashkar-e-Taiba’s (LeT) clout and survival capabilities in South Asia, Admiral Samuel Locklear, Commander of the US Pacific Command (PACOM), observed, on April 9, 2013, “LeT remains one, if not the most operationally capable terrorist groups through all of South Asia. LeT was responsible for the […]

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