Archive for May 15th, 2013

Can we bring about national development? It is difficult but it can be done.

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

By Garvin Karunaratne ,Ph.D.  To me, someone who has struggled hard to bring about development, to create jobs and alleviate poverty for easily over four decades in four countries, I sense that something is radically wrong today. Instead of development and peace what I see is chaos. No less a person than Professor Paul Krugman […]

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13A is Extremely Dangerous Even Without Police and Land Powers

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Dilrook Kannangara Police and land powers are only the tip of the 13A iceberg. There are far worse implications of 13A. Provincial list include, among others, the power over economic planning, education, local government, housing, roads (other than national highways), rehabilitation, agriculture, rural development, food supply, irrigation and ancient and historical monuments and records. If […]

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Vanni Street in Markham

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 14 May 2013 Paul Calandra, Conservative MP for Oak Ridges-Markham, Ontario   John McCallum, Liberal MP for Markham-Unionville, Ontario      House of Commons, Ottawa  Dear Paul and John: Re: New Vanni Street in the City of Markham I had an e-mail yesterday from a Tamil friend […]

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Sri Lanka’s Parliament must ban BEEF in its canteen

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Shenali D. Waduge Amid the political fanfare the Sri Lankan Parliament canteen also made headlines recently. It was nothing to do with the 5-star hotel breakfast for Rs.80 or similar lunch for Rs.150 and nothing to do with honey, cornflakes, golden syrup and other delicacies accommodated on requests by Parliamentarians slavishly and tirelessly working on […]

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General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) establishes the Moragoda Endowment Professorship in Public International Law

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

MEDIA RELEASE General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) and the Moragoda International Law Trust A MOU was signed on 15th May 2013 between the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) and the Moragoda International Law Trust to establish the Moragoda Endowment Professorship in International Law at the KDU. This is a project under […]

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