Archive for May 18th, 2013

Continuing the book review of Dayan Jayatilleka’s Long war, Cold Peace — Part IV -INDIA A THREAT TO REGIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

H. L. D. Mahindapala The main thrust in my friend Dayan’s political predictions — both domestic and foreign — is invariably aimed at projecting passing fears, laced with his political preferences / prejudices, into impending doomsday scenarios . In his calculations it is always going to be the end of the world for Sri Lanka […]

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Western role in the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) of Sri Lanka

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

by Anura Alahakone, USA It is well-known that US has taken a lead role in combating, and sometimes fostering Islamic extremism in many parts of the world. Its support for the Taliban in Afganistan by arming them against the Soviets is well known. The US has also supported Islamic groups to create tension is some […]

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TNA’s strategy for NPC elections & CHoGM

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Courtesy The  Island May 18, 2013, 6:44 pm When looking at the UNP’s new list of electoral organisers, we see that General Sarath Fonseka has once again been left high and dry. Two of the three UNP parliamentarians who had pledged their support to Fonseka and were even planning to field a separate list of […]

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Hope remains scant for all of Mankind

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

R Chandrasoma  In a leading article, Dilrook Kannangara writes ‘ After Four Years of Freedom the Nation Remains Poor, the North Remains Tamil Only and Hope Remains Scant’. To any reasonable person conversant with the facts, all three propositions are palpably false. This nation – Sri Lanka – has never been so prosperous as it […]

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4th Annual Ranaviru Commemoration In Wellingtobn NZ – 18th May 2013

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM FRCP/FRACP Spokesperson United Sri Lanka Association, The United Sri Lanka Association of New Zealand held it’s 4th annual ranaviru commemoration at it’s premises in Tawa, Wellington earlier today  with USLA president Channa Ranasinghe, Presiding. As before following the singing of the national anthem and  the observance of a two minute silence […]

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Sri Lanka needs dedicated and loyal people post-Terrorism

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Shenali Waduge May 19th will mark the 4th anniversary of the conclusion of a 3 decade terrorist conflict. The ground realities of terrorism combined with destabilizing efforts are nothing that should surprise us given the visible efforts underway to undermine the victory given to us by our national war heroes. Indebted to them for showing […]

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BUDDHISM INVOLVES INNER TRANSFORMATION THROUGH INTELLECTUAL EFFORT AND SCIENTIFIC REASONING

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane Vancouver, Canada No useful purpose is served by explaining to or arguing with those who depend exclusively on religious books and accept their words without question or without debate. No monotheistic religion respects the human mind. Spiritual wisdom is lost when one embraces  monotheism. Understanding the human mind is the central theme […]

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Yes, we killed, JVP stalwart Lalkantha admits

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Courtesy The Sunday Observer The JVP continued to deny the gruesome atrocities it committed in the past until recently one of its stalwarts, K.D. Lalkantha said that the JVP accepts the commission of such crimes. “It was true that the enemies of a patriotic war were bumped off; identity cars collected and transformers destroyed, Lalkantha […]

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Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid says Don’t dilute autonomy

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Indian News Contradicting the international law and the law of the land of Sri Lanka, the India External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has told Sri Lanka not to dilute the autonomous powers granted to its Tamil-majority northern province ahead of provincial elections, official sources said Friday. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid also sought the early […]

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