Author Archive for Bandula Kothalawala

The Silly Season continues…..

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Bandula Kothalawala London N7 Mr James Moore, US ChargƒÆ’†’© d’Affaires in Colombo has denied that the US ever threatened to block the IMF stand-by arrangement for Sri Lanka! There is no doubt in my mind that Mr James Moore checked this with Mrs Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State, before his meeting with Dr Palitha […]

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The silly season has started.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Bandula Kothalawala    London N7 It has gone quiet here in London for quite some time now. With the LTTE agitators and their sympathisers abandoning the Parliamentary Square after a 73-day vigil, Mr Miliband and his band in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have been able to enjoy some peace and quiet without Keith Vaz and […]

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Farewell to Human Rights – Adieux aux Droits de l’homme

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Bandula Kothalawala London N7 On 23 June 2009, President Sarkozy of France, in his latest cabinet reshuffle, dumped his Secretary of State for Human Rights. This would have gone unnoticed among the numerous other changes made to various portfolios had it not been for the fact that France has long made human rights her trademark. […]

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Of Civilian Deaths, War Crimes, Hypocrisy etc

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Bandula Kothalawala  London N7 According to some news reports from Chennai, India, Mr Bruce Fein, former US Deputy Attorney-General (1981-82), has reiterated his charges of “genocide” against the Sri Lankan Government in a recent seminar. In the meantime, the British media, notably, The Times have carried on their relentless campaign of disinformation and vilification against […]

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Spare a thought for him

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Bandula Kothalawala London N7 Remember the infamous warning issued to the Government of Sri Lanka by Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister, on 17 May 2009 on the consequences of its action?   Alas, it does not seem to have done him any good or for that matter, to his Government’s dwindling fortunes. Mr Brown’s warning […]

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La Honte !!!

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Bandula Kothalawala Londres Le Monde s’est joint ƒÆ’†’  The Times de Londres dans la condamnation de « la tuerie » sur les plages du Sri Lanka dans les derniers jours du conflit entre l’armƒÆ’†’©e sri lankaise et les tigres tamouls. Dans son ƒÆ’†’©ditorial du 1 juin 2009, il parle d’une tuerie de 20.000 « selon […]

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A Pact with the Devil himself

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Bandula Kothalawala London N7 British diplomats, licking their self-inflicted wounds from the 11th Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka, must have felt a tremendous sense of relief to learn that a pack of hyenas from the British media have already pounced on their elusive quarry. The Times, after detailed research […]

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Righting the wrongs or wronging the rights?

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Bandula Kothalawala Like the LTTE protagonists abroad who defiantly scoffed at the news of their leader’ ignominious death at the hands of the Sri Lankan armed forces, some governments in Europe, still smarting from self-inflicted bruises, do not seem to accept ground reality and are now clutching at another straw. It does seem that the […]

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Load of Humbug!

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Bandula Kothalawala London Mr Miliband has added yet another statement to the rapidly growing volume of his puerile, insipid and disingenuous utterances on Sri Lanka. The sanctimonious Mr Miliband, British Foreign Secretary, strenuously denies that he is an LTTE supporter and swears that his action was moved by humanitarian considerations! A careful examination of the […]

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This is Downing Street calling…..

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Bandula Kothalawala, London Mr Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister, has given a warning to Sri Lanka about the consequences of her action! He is due to convey it to the Sri Lankan President in person in a telephone conversation later on Sunday!   I have a great deal of sympathy for Mr Brown, his party […]

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Of Economic Blackmail, Bail-outs, Blondes etc

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Bandula Kothalawala London, Mrs Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State, has let the cat out of the bag! She has confirmed that the US is opposed to the IMF loan to Sri Lanka. This follows the earlier news that the Obama Administration has instructed its Executive Director to block the IMF assistance to Sri Lanka. […]

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A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing – Alexander Pope

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Bandula Kothalawala  Mr Miliband has put his foot in the mouth again! The incorrigible British Foreign Secretary, Mr David Miliband, has this time strayed into international economics! Egged on by his LTTE friends who are roaming the streets of London, breathing down his neck, Mr Miliband, is reported to have raised doubts about whether “Colombo […]

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Bon Voyage!

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Bandula Kothalawala Motivated by unalloyed concern for the plight of the civilians trapped in the war zone in Sri Lanka, the indefatigable Mr David Miliband, British Foreign Secretary, has embarked on yet another long-haul flight, this time, to New York. He has rendezvous with his affable French counterpart, Monsieur Bernard Kouchner. The duo is due […]

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