Archive for October 25th, 2013

Are Casinos Good or Bad to Sri Lanka? (part 1)

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Herold Leelawardena  “If Sri Lanka is to maintain the present growth, we need to attract investments”, so sermonize minister Yapa. I do not know of anyone who would argue against it. James Packer of Crown Investment says he is bringing 400 million dollars to Sri Lanka as a part of the much needed investment. What […]

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Sri Lanka : Most of the 19 ‘Journalists’ killed were LTTE or killed by LTTE

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Shenali D Waduge The Committee for the Protection of Journalists – CPJ has released a list of 19 ‘journalists’ it claims to have been killed since 1992 in Sri Lanka. CPJ includes 39 journalists killed worldwide in 2013 – none reported in Sri Lanka since January 2009. In total 1007 journalists are said to have […]

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Tamil Nadu is not India and India is not Tamil Nadu: CM of Tamil Nadu and PM of India should go by that fact

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Asada M Erpini  Media report on 25 October that the Tamil Nadu Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution, “India should totally boycott the meeting in deference to the overwhelming feeling and sentiments of Tamils”. And, who, may I ask, is behind the resolution? It is none other than the Chief Minister (CM) of Tamil Nadu, […]

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They Came, Saw And Conquered Nothing, Returning To Their Respective Domains Empty Handed Yet Mr.David Cameron Wants To Get Tough On The Same Issues Too.

Friday, October 25th, 2013

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial When British Prime Minister David Cameron seeks to have “very tough conversations” with the Sri Lankan Government on human rights issues during next month’s Commonwealth Summit in Colombo is seems a curiosity to say the least!   And when  he says he will  also visit the Tamil- dominated war-torn north towards fact finding beyond being […]

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India’s CHOGM dilemma: “Leave Sri Lanka alone”

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Asada M Erpini  A report in the Indian media dated 25 October, reproduced locally, talks of the Indian PM’s dilemma vis a vis attending the commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled to be held in November in Sri Lanka.  In a few places in the report, there is mention of the “human rights issues […]

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