Archive for January 22nd, 2014

UN, Radhika Coomaraswamy and the abuse of children

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

H. L. D. Mahindapala The failure of UN to be the broad, universal umbrella for all 192 member states, protecting the big and the small evenly and fairly, without being a tool of this or that big power, without  fear or  favour, is seen once again in the manner in  which it turned a blind […]

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The Dilemmas the GOSL finds itself in

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Shenali D Waduge  No post-independent Government has faced such a barrage of disputes as the current Government many of which have been as a result of its own making.  The momentum brought about by the patriotic forces following the LTTE’s closure of the Mavil Aru water supply forced the Rajapakse Government to take a detour […]

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Tyrants like Dutugamunu & anti-Mahavamsa movement

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

C. Wijeyawickrema The retired anthropology professor H.L. Seneviratne, ends his recent Colombo Telegraph essay with a statement, “… tyrants like Dutugamunu used religion for purposes of gaining and remaining in power, and as opium of the masses, and there were willing supporters among the Sangha, as there are plenty that support the tyranny of our […]

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Your British police are wonderful!

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

by padraigcolman   When police shot Mark Duggan in Tottenham, riots erupted all over England. There is tension yet again after an inquest jury decided that Duggan’s  killing was lawful. Whatever the rights and wrongs of this particular case, it has revived interest in the conduct of the British police. Since 1990, 1,476 people have […]

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MANGALA’S PARTNER: ‘MALICIOUS PROSECUTION’ Sexual relationship since 2010 :Became a drug addict owing to the MP :

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Courtesy The Daily News The suspect who was accused of allegedly stealing a laptop and few whisky bottles from Matara district Parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera’s residence in Panadura yesterday said that the parliamentarian and his security guard have misled the police by making a false complaint to the Kesellwatte Police. The suspect who was released on […]

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