Archive for July 18th, 2014

Pathos in the (cashed up) Media.

Friday, July 18th, 2014

D.Chandraratna, Perth In a way it was sad to read the essay on the print media recently written by Shenali Waduge to this news sheet. She pointed out, very correctly, that, ‘Media is the most prostituted public service entity next to the profession of politics. Anyone can do anything if they throw in some cash. People […]

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Direct Flight From Down Under to Sri Lanka

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM FRCP/FRACP Wellington New Zealand Dear Editor Traveling to Europe and back from Auckland New Zealand via Dubai on an Emirates A380 flight  ( the biggest passenger  plane with over 400 passengers) I am struck by the opportunities this flight & it’s flight path offers for Mattala international airport. Hence this letter […]

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Missing Persons Commission gets international panel to investigate war crimes

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Sri Lanka News President Mahinda Rajapaksa has broadened the scope of the mandate given to the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons and possible war crimes, appointed a three-member international panel of experts to advise the Commission. Three legal experts – two Britons and a U.S. national – were appointed as part […]

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What do the Buddhists want from the Muslims?

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Nalin de Silva – Courtesy:  Daily News The above question was asked by a Muslim friend of mine after the Aluthgama Beruwala incidents. At that time the Minister Hakeem was trying to score points over the Sinhala Buddhists and he has now threatened the latter by claiming that unless the Bhikkus are controlled there could […]

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HE Dr Chris Nonis meets HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan

Friday, July 18th, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Sri Lanka High Commission London Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK, Dr Chris Nonis, met HRH Prince El Hassan of Jordan during his visit to London. In Jordan, HRH Prince El Hassan established the Royal Scientific Society, the Arab Thought Forum, the Higher Council for Science and Technology, and the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith […]

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Ukrainian Buk battery radar was operational when Malaysian plane downed – Moscow

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Courtesy  RT Published time: July 18, 2014 09:31 Edited time: July 18, 2014 10:11 Get short URL Debris is seen at the site of Thursday’s Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash near the settlement of Grabovo, in the Donetsk region July 18, 2014 (Reuters / Maxim Zmeyev) 1.2K4181 Trends Ukraine turmoilTags Conflict, Military, Planes, Ukraine […]

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Russian radars record active operation of Ukrainian air defense

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Source:Pravda.Ru Russian radio equipment recorded a radar station of the Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile system Buk was active on the day the Malaysian airliner crashed, officials with the Russian Defense Ministry said. The part of the route of the Malaysian jet, as well as a place of its crash, fall into the destruction area of two […]

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Putin’s plane could be original target?

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Courtesy Pravda AP photo Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that Ukraine is responsible for the disaster with Malaysia Airlines plane, which occurred on Thursday, July 18. The Russian president urged the Russian authorities to assist in every way in the investigation of this crime. “Undoubtedly, the state, on the territory of which it happened, is […]

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Kandyan ‘Peasants’: The Betrayed and the Forgotten-An open letter to sleeping Kandyans

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara. (SLAS) President Mahanuwara Senior Citizens Movement  This is a brief note on the pathetic plight of the so-called Kandyans who comprise about 1/3 the country’s population and also spread over 1/3 the area of the Island who are derogatorily called as Peasants. The Westerners used the word Kandyans to differentiate the lowlanders […]

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Indo-Lanka Amity: Identify ideological common enemy of Hindus-Buddhists

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge When the West was in the stoneage, a civilization was flourishing in India and a Buddhist university prevailed in Nalanda, India. Just two examples of life before Christian colonials and Islamic invaders arrived to take over nations following a common goal of domination and conversion. Vast stretches of land, ancient history, artifacts, […]

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Indian visitors highlight broad consensus on relationship with Sri Lanka

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process A group of senior public figures from India visited Sri Lanka this week for the inaugural seminar of the Sri Lanka India Pragathi Sansadaya, initiated by Presidential Advisor Mr. Sunimal Fernando at the Foundation Institute on October 22nd. They addressed a media briefing held at the Peace Secretariat the […]

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Putin: Thorough investigation of Malaysian airliner tragedy in Ukraine required

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Courtesy RT Published time: July 18, 2014 07:07 Edited time: July 18, 2014 08:44 Get short URL An armed pro-Russian separatist stands at a site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash in the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region, July 17, 2014 (Reuters / Maxim Zmeyev) 1.8K3002 Trends Ukraine turmoilTags Accident, Europe, […]

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