Archive for November 3rd, 2014

Let those who guessed 40,000 plus dead tell us how many are dead in Haldamulla

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Shenali D Waduge Haldamulla is not in Mullaivaikkal in Northern Vanni territory but none the less the landslide offers a perfect opportunity for those claiming the number of dead in the final phase of Sri Lanka’s conflict to come out and declare how many died from the landslide. The Government of Sri Lanka has done […]

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Sexism in Ediriweera Sarachchandra’s Sinhalese Operatic Play, Maname

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Prof. Suwanda H J Sugunasiri (writing from Canada)  (This  article first appeared in the J.  of South Asian Literature (1996,  xxix.2)). Introduction At the climax of the epoch-making Sinhalese play, Maname (1956),1 the Hunter King, in combat with Prince Maname, snatches the sword from the hand of Princess Maname to make short breath of the […]

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Presidential Crimes: Then And Now

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

 Paul Craig Roberts Writing for Americans is not always an enjoyable experience. Many readers want to have their prejudices confirmed, not challenged. Emotions rule their reason, and they are capable of a determined resistance to facts and are not inhibited from displays of rudeness and ignorance. Indeed, some are so proud of their shortcomings that […]

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Joseph Vaz was seen as an Agent of the Portuguese Empire then in control of Goa, by the Dutch

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

by Senaka Weeraratna Joseph Vaz was serving the interests of the Catholic Church and the King and Govt. of Portugal which were ruling Goa, when he landed in Ceylon on a mission. Goa  was then i.e. 17th century, in the hands of the Portuguese who were then more or less engaged in a state of war […]

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Muslim political parties striking deals with TNA – how many remember Palliyagodella, Kattankudy and other LTTE massacre’s?

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Shenali D Waduge The ties between SLMC-LTTE-TNA are longstanding and raises how far ordinary Tamils and Muslims are aligned to the deals arrived at by these groups for personal gain which have nothing to do with any national or ethnic interests. The 2002 Prabakaran-Hakeem pow-pow is considered no different to the current discussions afoot to […]

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Looking through coloured glasses.

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

By Charles Perera  Those who are critical of the  President Mahinda Rajapakse and his government are looking through coloured glasses.  Hence they take irreality of what they see as the reality.  There are those who looking through  glasses see only corruption, and every thing outside it is blurred and out of focus.  Some question,  what […]

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