Archive for January 23rd, 2014

Historic Hindu Pattini claim to Madhu Church

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Shenali D Waduge With the recent calls to rewrite history it is no better a time than now to bring out all the hard facts that have got both hidden or buried (pun intended). Every time the topic of colonial atrocities are brought forward for debate the quick response is to claim these as history […]

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Mr. Somapala Gunadheera’s kumbuk tree

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

C. Wijeyawickrema Mr. Somapala Gunadheera (SG), a retired CCS officer is promoting what Mr. Tissa Jayatillaka (TJ) has said about Sri Lanka’s present predicament (ref. Colombo Telegraph website). I see both these as blind men of the black-whites paradigm, walking in the dark. So many retired officers, who thrived as CCS/CAS officers when they were […]

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Who is interested in human rights?

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

By Nalin de Silva Courtesy Island The “Irida Divaina” of 19th January announced with a banner headline that the mask worn by US the US had dropped, and it is very likely that the good translators at the American Embassy in Sri Lanka would have brought it to the notice of the officials in the […]

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INDIRA GANDHI TOLD THATCHER: STOP HELPING LANKA-Wanted Thatcher to use influence with JR-Declassified document bares details

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Courtesy The Daily News London: Former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had asked her British counterpart Margaret Thatcher to stop military assistance to Sri Lanka including training, to crush the separatist Tamil Eelam movement in the 1980s, according to newly declassified documents. In a document relating to Sri Lanka, released by the National Archives here […]

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Secretary Weeratunga briefs Geneva diplomats on progress in national reconciliation

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

PERMANENT MISSION OF THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE, GENEVA Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga who briefed Permanent Representatives to the United Nations in Geneva at the Palais des Nations on Tuesday (21st January 2014) on ‘Progress in the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka’, has said the Government […]

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LIFE ABROAD – Part 63, “PSYCHO-ANALYTICAL SOJOURN”

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Dr. Tilak Fernando Although theology or spirituality has been on the increase among people from time immemorial, Westerners seemed to have woken up rapidly in recent times and become ‘star’ crazy, which has resulted in some of the British tabloids to introduce a popular ‘star guide’ column. It is so popular that first thing in […]

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