Archive for December 31st, 2013

Ranil – a brain-dead discard in UNP morgue

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

H. L. D. Mahindapala  The news item in your newspaper (28/12) that ex-president Chandrika Kumaratunga has been picked by the UNP to contest President Mahinda Rajapakse in the next election was predictable. At best she is the only candidate that has a chance of not winning but uniting the opposition. Her own party that made  […]

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Abolition of Vth STD Scholarship Examination A layman’s point of view

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Dr Sudath Gunasekara (SLAS) former Ministry Secretary (Also Secretary Ministry of Technical Education) and President Mahanuwara Senior Citizens Movement 1.1.2014. Abolition of Vth STD Scholarship Examination is a crime against 80 % of the population in this country and it is a conspiracy to confine higher education to families of politicians and the affluent. I […]

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How to sue the United Nations

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

By:  Dharshan Weerasekera  There has been renewed interest in a paper of mine published in Foreign Policy Journal in March 2013, titled, “The Illegality of UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s approach to Sri Lanka,”[1] (see Shenali Waduge, “Dharshan Weerasekera exposes Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Ministry’s deficient legal work,” Lankaweb, 29 Nov. 2013).  In that […]

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Britain’s can of worms

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

The Island Editorial December 30, 2013, 8:03 pm The British government is planning to declassify some documents pertaining to private talks between Prime Minister Tony Blair and President George Bush in the run-up to the Iraq war, according to a news item we publish in today’s World View section. This move is aimed at facilitating […]

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After smoking, a high-fat diet is the second most lethal habit.

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Dr Hector Perera        London All foods are comprised of essential components of or macronutrients, fat, proteins and carbohydrates. These diets are based on research that indicates high carbohydrate consumption increases level of insulin in the blood. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body to convert food into energy in the form of glucose or […]

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