Archive for August 14th, 2013

Tale of One City / One City with Two Tales

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

by  Gomin Dayasri  Reading political savvy columns in Sunday Times (ST) and Sunday Island (SI) from abroad helps to touch base with Weliveriya. Is it a Tale of One City or One City with Two Tales?  Was it a dress rehearsal for a regime change or a spontaneous outpouring of dissent?   Look at the […]

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A hovering ‘Ides of march’ for the President and an ominous bloody future for the Nation

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

by Mario Perera, Kadawata I refer to the article in Ground Views titled: Is a Black July being threatened through the State media? By Dayan Jayatillake. He is replying to an article by Jayantha Gunesekera itself titled: TNA! Police powers a way to hurt Western Province Tamils. Gunasekera’s article is a warning to the TNA […]

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The Report of your recently held Bishops’ Conference

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

by: Nicholas Dias Abeyesinghe, Cer.Ed.,DRTE.,MIMI. – Your Eminence, I am writing in response to the Report of your recently held Bishops’ Conference as reported by the media. The Report appeals to His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapksa: Not to repeal the 13th amendment to the Constitution of the Socialist Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka Not to […]

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Dayan Jayatilleke’s jubilation at the Master Stroke of Sampanthan

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

 by Charles.S.Perera “Justice Wigneswaran is a candidate that every Tamil can be proud of to have as his and her representative, and may make a Chief Minister that most Sri Lankans of whichever ethnicity or religion can be proud of. In fact he will have the salutary effect of raising the bar of performance for […]

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Mosque attacks in the UK

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Shenali D Waduge The statements issued from UK and US Governments leave out events that take place in their own lands. The standards and norms have differed in applicability. When non-Western nations claim existential fears because of Muslim conquests of non-Muslim territory, these countries are asked to apply “multicultural” lingo but when Muslims call for […]

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Who will stop UN’s racism?

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Ramesh Thakur – Courtesy Canberra Times Whisper it softly, but whisper it we must. Do international organisations exempted from national anti-discrimination laws discriminate on grounds of race or nationality? Some years ago, a widely admired UN official was pulled out of the Balkans because the Europeans would not accept a non-European as head of the […]

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Six new foreign envoys present credentials

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma Six new foreign envoys including five High Commissioners and an Ambassador taking assignments in Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa on 12 August (Monday). The ceremony for the handing over of credentials by the new diplomats was held at Presidential Secretariat in Colombo under the patronage of President Rajapaksa. […]

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