Archive for July 19th, 2013

Now Justice Wigneswaran takes over the baton for a separate Tamil Homeland

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Shenali D Waduge Now that Jusice Wigneswaran who “did not want this position” and who was “forced into this position” under “so much pressure” as the TNA’s common candidate for the post of Chief Minister we are forced to view him as joining the list of others attempting to seek the goal of separatism clearly […]

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Parallels between Kosovo and Tamil Eelam

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Chanaka Bandarage This is what Wikipedia states about Kosovo Independence:   the Republic of Kosovo (Albanian: Republika e KosovƒÆ’†’«s; Serbian: ƒÆ’‚ ƒÆ’‚µƒÆ’‚¿ƒÆ’-Ëœƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚±ƒÆ’‚»ƒÆ’‚¸ƒÆ’‚ºƒÆ’‚° ƒÆ’‚ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚¾ƒÆ’-ËœƒÆ’‚¾ƒÆ’‚²ƒÆ’‚¾, Republika Kosovo) declared itself an independent state. It has control over most of the territory and has partial international recognition.[9][10][11] North Kosovo, the largest Serb enclave, is largely under the control of institutions […]

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13th Amendment – Consult the People at a Referendum!

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Ratanapala  With Eelam – a Thousand Mavil Arus and unending war beginning with water wars across an undefined border!  After 30 years of war we are happy to witness Sri Lankans enjoying the fruits of peace in our island nation and the unprecedented development that is taking place throughout Sri Lanka. Four years have gone […]

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A son of India on the sins of India …

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Nimal Fernando  Among the many illustrious sons and daughters of India is Amartya Sen, who has spent over five decades writing on  human development. As Madeleine Bunting of Britain’s Guardian, who interviewed Sen on July 16, reports, few intellectuals have combined academic respect and comparable influence on global policy. Few have garnered quite such an […]

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Father, Son and Unholy Mess

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Courtesy Island Editorial Sri Lanka “ƒ”¹…”A’ cricketer Ramith Rambukwella has been fined Rs. 250,000 over a recent incident where he allegedly tried to open the cabin door of a flight in mid-air at an altitude of 35,000 feet. (Why should planes fly so high?) The poor boy insists that he is a somnambulist and he […]

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Quantity surveyors facing white collar cold mafia is none other than a curse to national development efforts

Friday, July 19th, 2013

By Dr. Chandana Jayalath Chartered Quantity Surveyor The name “ƒ”¹…”Quantity Surveyor’ conjures up a variety of different images amongst the masses. For some, the term quantity surveyor is an outmoded title from the past arguing that it certainly no longer accurately describes the specific role that is undertaken. Quantity surveyor is the cost and financial […]

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Public Officials and State Institutes are responsible for Religious and Racial Disharmony

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Shenali D Waduge We certainly need to get to the bottom of the root causes for the buildup of disharmony. The harmony that has prevailed amongst the communities as we carry out our day to day affairs must not be allowed to be manipulated by a handful via politicians and public servants while external forces […]

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Travels of a journalist [2013 Series # 10] Hobnobbing with kith and kin in Kurunegala and Colombo

Friday, July 19th, 2013

By Shelton Gunaratne, author of Village Life in the Forties: Memories of a Lankan Expatriate (Bloomington, IN: iUniverse); and From Village Boy to Global Citizen Vol. 1& Vol.2 (Bloomington, IN: Xlibris).  As I write this essay, the 10th installment on my latest excursion to Sri Lanka (March 27 to April 16, 2013), I am saddened […]

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