Archive for October 8th, 2014

Real motive for the assassination of SWRD Bandaranaike – communal mindism?

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Chanaka Bandarage  Some say the assassination of Prime Minister, SWRD Bandaranaike, was a CIA plot.  Given his conduct as a socialist Prime Minister, it is somewhat justifiable to make such an assumption, but, there is no evidence to that effect. Various other conspiracy theories have emerged as a result of the assassination; it is not […]

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Sri Lanka should be judged in proportion to the challenges faced by a country emerging from a 30 year terrorist conflict – Ambassador Aryasinha tells the Human Rights Committee in Geneva  

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Geneva 8 October 2014 Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva and Leader of the Sri Lanka delegation to the Human Rights Committee Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha asked the Human Rights Committee to judge Sri Lanka in proportion to the challenges Sri Lanka has continued to face as a […]

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Enemies of the President’s promise

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

By PROF. RAJIVA WIJESINHA Courtesy Ceylon Today In May 2009, Sri Lanka seemed on top of the world. Under President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Sri Lankan Government and forces had defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, which had dominated Tamil politics in Sri Lanka. It had survived conflict with not just successive Sri Lankan Governments, but […]

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Enemies of the President’s Promise – 3 Sleepy

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

By Prof. Rajiva  Wijesinha Courtesy Ceylon Today GL’s appointment as Minister of External Affairs, in 2010, was generally welcomed. Bogollagama had lost the election, which made the President’s task easier since, given his complaisant approach to those who supported him, he would have found it awkward to replace Bogollagama. The only other serious candidate was Mahinda […]

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Baffling post-war US policy towards SL

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island After having helped the Sri Lankan government to finish off the LTTE once and for all, the US has been relentlessly pursuing Sri Lanka on the diplomatic front. The LTTE fighting cadre collapsed in May 2009, following nearly a three-year battle dubbed Eelam War IV. If not for the US intervention, […]

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Knowledge as construction III

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

By Nalin de Silva Newton introduced the concept of gravitational force to explain the motion of the earth round the sun or that of the moon around the earth, though his gravitational force was not consistent with the concept of force as used by his contemporaries. If the western scientists were consistent they would not […]

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GOSL Names and Bans LTTE Fronts: Canadian Tamil Congress

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge The Canadian Tamil Congress joins a list of 16 organizations that have been declared proscribed by the GOSL under UNSC Resolution 1373. The scores of other organizations formed on foreign soil liaising with these banned entities are culpable for every crime that the LTTE committed throughout 30 years of terror. Included to […]

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