Archive for January 24th, 2014

SL Bar Association must critically evaluate ‘Rule of Law’ of USA and the West

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge It was recently announced that the Sri Lanka Bar Association had signed a MOU with the USA Government to promote ‘Rule of Law’. The announcement immediately leads us to wonder exactly what type of rule of law does the US intend to promote in Sri Lanka and whether Sri Lanka’s legal fraternity […]

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Viet Nam supports Sri Lanka development

Friday, January 24th, 2014

From Sri Lanka Missions abroad President Truong Tan Sang has affirmed Viet Nam’s support for Sri Lanka’s national development and reconciliation. Receiving Special Envoy D.E.W Gunasekera of the Sri Lankan President in Ha Noi yesterday, the President praised Sri Lanka’s economic achievements and conveyed his wishes for the country’s prosperous future. He also expressed sympathy […]

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The Mahavamsa phobia

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Nalin de Silva According to learned opinion Mahavamsa was written in the fifth century by a Bhikku named Ven. Mahanama. Mahavamsa may not be the most authoritative book on history in the Western tradition, but it is definitely the most hated book on history by the Tamil separatists, and in general the anti Sinhala Buddhist […]

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Presentation of State Literary Awards and Felicitation Ceremony for Mr. Neville Perera in Sri Lanka Embassy in Germany

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Media release of the Sri Lanka embassy in Germany. The State Literary Awards in Sri Lanka for the year 2012 were recently held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo, where many writers won awards for their contributions. The Best Children’s Literature Award in English was won by Mr. Neville Perera for […]

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What the Chinese Want?: A Prelude to Understanding China’s growing relations with Sri Lanka

Friday, January 24th, 2014

By Bandu de Silva The question what the Chinese want came to my mind when I entered China 58 years ago. That was when I was posted to Sri Lanka’s pioneering  diplomatic mission in Beijing 1957 under Wilmot A Perera. I continued to ask that question for near four years I spent there. My assignment […]

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