Archive for August 15th, 2013

WAY PEOPLE VOTE

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

By GOMIN DAYASRI            Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid may take seats as honorable members of Parliament. Even an aged Pamela Anderson or Cameron Diaz could walk away with parliamentary pensions.  Mervyn Silva and Duminda de Silva entered the precincts of Parliament legitimately as easy riders.  Elected – overwhelmingly by the choice of the […]

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The Real Truth About The Weliveriya Incidents Points Not To Army Excesses But A Distortion Of Facts Conveniently Concocted By Enemies Of The State.

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Insight By Sunil Kumar August 15th 2013 Perhaps the time is right to set the record straight after so much anguish, wanton loss of life and so many accusations against the Government and the Armed Forces  that the core issue is as follows.  Researchers have found that it had simply to do with  a supply […]

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What happened to the Proposed PSC on the 13 Amendment ?

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

By Charles.S.Perera  There was quite an excitement some where in mid July about taking a decision on the removal or removing certain provisions of the 13Amendment to the Constitution. PSC was appointed with the Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva in the Chair.   Then  a decision  had been taken to call the views of the public […]

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Ethnocentrism, in Guise of ‘National Identity,’ Mars U.S. Immigration Debate in Age of Globalization

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

By Shelton A. Gunaratne –The writer is a professor emeritus and the author of three recent books including “Village Life in the Forties: Memories of a Lankan Expatriate.” J. P. Calvert, who identifies himself as a former college educator, has been writing to the Red River Valley newspapers for at least the last five years […]

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Buddhism and Science – untangling confusions

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

R Chandrasoma A leading lexical authority defines Science (from Latin scientia, meaning ‘knowledge’) as the systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe and things therein. On the other hand Religion is defined as a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of […]

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‘Rising India’ is doing some (heavy?) lifting only in Sri Lanka!

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Nimal Fernando Some unpalatable truths about India’s real place in the world have been told in recent weeks by Indians of repute in the media.  On July 30, Shastri Ramachandaran, an independent political and foreign affairs commentator, writing in IDN-InDepth News, which commands a global influence on issues of human development and international affairs, wrote: […]

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LIFE ABROAD – Part 40 :FROM MEMORY BANK – FRED CLARKE INTERVIEW

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Dr.Tilak Fernando Those who have not seen the late Sir Arthur C. Clarke and his brother Fredrick (Fred) Clarke will automatically get confused if they were to go by their photographs! They were not born as twins yet Fred Clarke looks very much like his brother. Sir Arthur, who died in Sri Lanka on March […]

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