Archive for November 5th, 2013

Commonwealth gathers momentum in Colombo

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

H. L. D. Mahindapala ‚ Under normal circumstances the life span of a loose, scattered and wobbly institution like the Commonwealth of Nations does not tend to be long. It should have withered and died shortly after its birth in the London Declaration of 1949. But it survived for 64 years. Today it stands as a […]

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Sri Lanka: What are the names of the ‘40,000 dead’ – Where did they live and where are their relatives?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Shenali D Waduge There appears to be a scramble among LTTE supporters to compete with each other as to whose guestimates can embarrass the Sri Lankan Government and its Armed Forces. What is preposterous is that the sources for these guestimates come from LTTE sources. Leaving aside the exaggerations behind these claims what must not […]

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What a bleeding heart and compassionate soul we have in Karunanidhi!

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Asada M Erpini -Ëœ”We have been left wailing” over Britain-â„¢s Channel 4 video that shows a group of soldiers surrounding a half-naked Tamil lady,” DMK chief M Karunanidhi said-â„¢. That is how some Indian media, quoted by those in Sri Lanka, refer to Karunanidhi-â„¢s -Ëœdesperation-â„¢ after Channel 4 of the UK aired its reportedly fake […]

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PRE- CHOGM REFLECTIONS FOR ‘SOUL SEARCHING’ BY INDIA

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Nihal Pathirana – Former Deputy Director Geological Survey Department. We in Sri Lanka were pleased to hear of the ‚ -ËœTimes of India-â„¢ report ‚ that ‚ India has resolved its ‚ differences with China. India has signed nine agreements with China, including pacts on border cooperation and on sharing of trans-border rivers. The agreements on border defence will […]

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“India’s foreign policy is defined also by values very dear to the Indian people”, says PM of India

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

‚ Asada M Erpini A media report dated 04 November quotes the Indian Prime Minister as having said, -India’s foreign policy is not defined merely by its interests, but also by the values which are very dear to the Indian people-. That certainly is a profound truth and the gentleman needs to be applauded by all, […]

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Pan Africanism Vs International Criminal Court

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

by Amadi Ajamu ‚ The International Criminal Court has made it its mission to depose African leaders who have dared to move their nations towards greater political and economic sovereignty. Western financiers have manufactured an international judicial policy of destabilization and recolonization in order to gain control‚ of‚ Africa’s human and natural resources. So far, the ICC has […]

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UK’s tough message to Sri Lanka

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

By Neville Ladduwahetty November 5, 2013, 12:00 pm At a media meeting with Myanmar-â„¢s Aung San Suu Kyi, Britain-â„¢s Prime Minister David Cameron is reported to have stated that he plans to have:”some very tough conversations with the Sri Lankan government-¦ I-Ëœm not happy with what they-â„¢ve done following the conflict and we-â„¢ll have some […]

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