Archive for January 1st, 2014

They come from Jaffna He comes from Colombo

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Gomin Dayasri -Courtesy The Daily Mirror Tuesday, 31 December 2013 02:52 A9- the road from Jaffna to Colombo is rapidly improving ” surface and surroundings- as hundreds from the South travel to the North and are greeted by the northern traders as the mainstay of their sale. Northerners travel in greater numbers to the South […]

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The fog of war in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

By Michael Roberts and Padraig Colman Reporting of the civil war in Sri Lanka has tended to distort various aspects of the violence that ensued, particularly in terms of the number of civilian casualties and the causes of their deaths. Although Western media have been critical of both sides in the conflict between the Sinhala-dominated […]

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Sinhala women without Sinhalization power

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D. Wigneswaran’s mouth             I know two Sinhala women who married Tamils, both without the approval of their Sinhala parents that one could perhaps describe as love is blind kind of eloping.  In one case the Tamil side decided to have a Hindu marriage ceremony. It began with a private Hindu custom […]

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False Information Regarding “House Arrest” of R. Sitsabaiesan by GOSL

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Ira de Silva Canada Ms. Shelley Whiting High Commissioner for Canada in Sri Lanka Canadian High Commission 33A, 5th Lane, Kollupitiya   Colombo, Sri Lanka   Attention: High Commissioner Shelley Whiting   Dear Madam,   I wrote to you earlier regarding the incorrect information from your mission regarding Mr. Obhrai’s visit to Sri Lanka in November for […]

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Afghanistan’s Changing Scenario

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

By Afshain Afzal Washington is in real fix as the bloody war on terror on Afghanistan and pockets of Pakistan has only earned insult and humiliating defeat to US and allies at the hands of handful of Mujahideen. It also attracted a lot of criticism back home. The people of United States want to inquire […]

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Economic giants sail in Indian Ocean

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

By Madura Ranwala Courtesy Island Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage, delivering the keynote address at the Marine Conversation Conference held at the BMICH recently, said, the history was repeating itself as the country had stepped into an era of renaissance with Indian Ocean becoming the key ocean in the 21st century. He stressed that […]

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Who was Senarath ? A response

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

by Prof. A. V. Suraweera Courtesy Island I read though the query raised by my friend Tissa Devendra(17. 12. 2013), with interest as I always do in respect of all his contributions to The Island. In my Introduction to the critical Edition of the Rajavaliya (first published in 1976) and also its English translation, I […]

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War Crime:Urgent need for reappraisal of Go SL’s response-An opportunity to highlight origins of eelam terror

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

By Shamindra Ferdinando There is something common in Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Nisha Desai Biswal, now in their early thirties. Both left their countries of birth as toddlers along with their families, seeking better lives in the West. Rathika and Nisha had been just five and six years of age, respectively, when their families migrated. Jaffna-born […]

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