Archive for August 8th, 2014

Indo-Lanka ties and TN buffoonery

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Janaka Perera  Learning from the experience of the furor over the allegedly controversial Jayalalitha-Modi article in the Sri Lanka Defence Ministry website Sri Lankans need to have broader perspective of the unenviable position in which successive Indian central governments have been placed vis-à-vis Tamil Nadu.  Today Delhi’s dependence on TN may be far less compared […]

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Future of Indo-Lanka Ties depends on balancing the not-so-friendly past and troublesome players

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge The renewed ties between India and Sri Lanka while being welcomed cannot exclude or overlook some harsh realities. At the background of these realities are some painful facts yet the common factors if given due deliberation should ideally place Indo-Lanka talks on the proper pedestal important enough to not only establish clear […]

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INDIAN WINDS OF CHANGE blowing softly across SAARC

Friday, August 8th, 2014

H. L. D. Mahindapala After the UNHRC passed resolution A/HRC/25/1 in March 2014, insisting on a UN investigation confined ONLY to the last five months of the 33-year-old war – a bizarre time-frame to evaluate any war in recorded history – the anti-Sri Lankan lobby were cock-a-hoop celebrating the upper hand gained by the West […]

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In Memory of one of the finest soldiers of Mother Lanka -Lt Gen Denzil Kobbekaduwa

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Ranjith Soysa  When you are inspired by some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds.. Your mind transcends limitations. Patanjali  Lt Gen Denzil Kobbekaduwa ‘s life was snatched away on 8th August 1992 leaving ever grateful millions of Sri Lankas in tears. He was a gentle soldier who led his team tactfully and bravely […]

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May he be remembered with Dignity!

Friday, August 8th, 2014

To the attention of The Honorable President of Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Honorable Defence Secretary, Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Dear Sirs, These are the opening words of a memorial article written on this gallant soldier as appeared in a daily newspaper on his death anniversary 7th of August 2014 in Sri Lanka. A hero is […]

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DR CHRIS NONIS WITH NOBEL LAUREATE AMARTYA SEN

Friday, August 8th, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE -Sri Lanka High Commission London Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998 for his work in welfare economics and  has made contributions to welfare economics, social choice theory, economic and social justice, economic theories of famines, and indices of the measure of well-being of citizens of […]

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APOLOGIZE, ON RULE OF LAW ISSUE

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Courtesy The Daily News Sri Lanka ranks first in South Asia in the Rule of Law Index according to the World Justice Project (WJP) report. The compilation was released recently under patronage of the WJP which has among its most distinguished elders in charge, former US President Jimmy Carter, Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, […]

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UNCOMMON CANDIDATE FOR TWENTIES

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Nalin de Silva Courtesy The Daily News  The single issue common candidate for the Presidential Elections in 2014 was a non issue from the very beginning. What is not realised by the pundits is that an executive president on his/her own cannot change the constitution. It is the Legislature and not the executive president that […]

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