Archive for June 14th, 2013

Chilcot Inquiry and British cover up of UK role in War on Iraq

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Shenali D Waduge  If ever a leader subjected the pride of the mighty British Raj to ridicule it has to be Tony Blair. Why would any leader just to get a pat on the back by the US, ignore British intelligence advice and to go war with Iraq? Do the citizens of America and Britain […]

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Spying, Lying and Whistle-blowing

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Michelle Alexander The Government of the USA has been rocked by the allegations made by Mr. Edward Snowdon on the practices of the NSA, which exposed and laid bare one of Washington’s darkest secrets.  Many, especially those in mainstream US media have called Edward Snowdon a traitor and law-breaker, much like Private First Class Bradley […]

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TNA parliamentarians on their regular pilgrimage to India to solve Sri Lanka’s problems

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Asada M Erpini  Media report on 13 June, “TNA parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran has confirmed the visit to India”. And, what does the team from TNA intend to do in India: meet the Prime Minister, the ruling Party Leader, the External Affairs Minister and the Finance Minister. One may be forgiven if one mistakenly concludes for […]

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A way out of the 13th Amendment trap

Friday, June 14th, 2013

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy Island June 14, 2013, 8:19 pm Several prominent civil society members are opposing attempts of the Government to introduce revisions to the 13th Amendment. The issue is not whether there is merit or not in the contemplated revisions. The issue is that the constitutional procedures that need to be followed in […]

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NDP defends citizenship for convicted terrorists

Friday, June 14th, 2013

 Asoka Weerasinghe Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration of Canada. Dear Jason: Let’s get this right.  The genesis of the NDPs filibuster of Devinder Shory’s Bill C-425 to stop moving it forward to strip the Canadian citizenship of terrorists, is everything to do with getting the support from Tamils in the Greater Toronto Area, who […]

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Prophesies on Sri Lanka’s Global Vulnerability: a Critique

Friday, June 14th, 2013

by G. H. Peiris Courtesy Island June 13, 2013, 7:39 pm Since Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka has found it necessary to preface his “ƒ”¹…”Devolution and Sri Lanka’s Global Vulnerability: A Response to Prof. GH Peiris’ (The Island, 6 June) with a statement of the “fundamentals” of his stand in relation to province-based devolution, it would not […]

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HISTORIC RECEPTION OF AHMADIYYA MUSLIM AT HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT, U.K.

Friday, June 14th, 2013

By A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at “”…” Sri Lanka.  According to our Press Department, U.K., the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (Jama’at) and Fifth Khalifa, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, was welcomed to the Houses of Parliament by the Deputy Prime Minister and various Secretaries of State and Parliamentarians on 11 […]

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