Archive for July 5th, 2013

Whither the Sri Lanka Tamils? By E.A.V.Naganathan in Ground Views of 4th July

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Mario Perera, Kadawata  The objective of Naganathan’s article is put in focus in his second paragraph. “If we claim to be a nation-in-waiting we must think in territorial and historical terms. The Ilankai Tamil claim to statehood is sui generis. For those interested in learning about the founding of the Tamil state in 1215 AD, […]

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Arrest of 12 STF Personnel over Allegations of Massacre: Politicians Saving Their Skin Sacrificing Soldiers?

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Dilrook Kannangara  It couldn’t have come at a worse time. Arrest of 12 STF personnel over allegations of their role in killing 5 Tamils in Trincomalee who also allegedly had terrorist connections came on the same day the President instructed the Elections Commissioner to call for elections for the Northern Provincial Council. The nation and […]

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Food Industry is Conning the Consumer

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Shenali D Waduge   The global food industry is huge and includes local and international regulation for food production and sale, food safety, R&D, financial services, education, food processing, agriculture, wholesale and distribution, transportation and logistics, manufacturing and marketing. Over years, the consumers have been fooled in many ways by these very industry groups and […]

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What are the values we are imparting on our children?

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Michelle Alexander There was a time when the young men and women of this country were raised to be citizens we could be proud of. The bad egg was an exception, and not the rule. In this day and age however, this scenario is changing. There is no need to highlight examples in this article […]

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Egypt – back to square one?

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Michelle Alexander Egypt was the ground for yet another revolution, this time leading to a military coup and ouster or for President Morsi. The question arises as to whether this will be good or bad for Egypt. The coup was a blow to democracy in Egypt, where Mr. Morsi was chosen by elections to lead […]

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MAYOR OF BONDY EXTENDS INVITATION TO AMBASSADOR HANGAWATTE FOR ANNUAL PRIZE-GIVING

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Media Release Embassy of Sri Lanka Paris Ambassador Karunaratne Hangawatte was the chief guest at the annual prize-giving ceremony of a school attended primarily by Tamil speaking children organized by the association Lien et Cultures (Links and Cultures) in collaboration with the Mairie (Town Council) of the Paris Suburb of Bondy on Saturday 29th June […]

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Great Thoughts of Krishnamurti – Advocate of a refined spiritualism that repudiates the vulgar sacerdotal practices that parade as religion in today’s world.

Friday, July 5th, 2013

R Chandrasoma Jeddu Krishnamurti (May 1895 “”…” February 17, 1986) was acclaimed as a sage and mystic in both his homeland – India – and in the West where his mastery of the deep meditative trance was viewed with awe and reverence. That he had a world-wide following among the cognoscenti comes as no surprise […]

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