Author Archive for Prof. Hudson McLean

Journalistic Privilege Over-rides Request

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean Dear Contributors & Readers of LankaWeb A few of you have requested my details a couple of times, which I chose to ignore. Once again the interest arises! I have been a contributor  to LankaWeb, almost since its inception, supporting always the Unified Sovereignty of Sri Lanka and the Rights of Sinhala […]

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Tide Rises Against President Maithreepala Sirisena

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean As a journalist, I consider LankaWeb to be an Open, Independent, portrayal of genuine opinions of Sri Lankans. There are, over the past ten years, contributors have changed their opinions, political parties, and still succeeded to publish their content in LankaWeb. Since the recent Regime Change on 9th January 2015, the general […]

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Serendib (Sri Lankan) Spring

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean  As a firm, unashamed supporter of Patriotic Sinhala Nationalists, I find the response of Mr. Bernard Wijeyesingha Totally Unacceptable, Unpatriotic, will be a fast-track to shed blood!.  There is No Way, the majority of the Sri Lankan population, including some Tamil & Muslim would accept the creation of a grossly over-crowded Tamil […]

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Post Mortem – Post Electoral Analysis

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean Whats going-on currently in Sri Lanka, headed by My3 Sirisena, a Puppet-on-a-String, voodoo-danced by the proverbial loser Ranil Wickremesingha (RW), is frighteningly disturbing.  When I met his dad some years back, the late Esmond Wickremesinghe in his wood-paneled library (his wife was not allowed there, I was told), although he got the […]

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Regime Change Turned Sour – Sri Lanka Faces Nightmare.

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean The two major Regime Changes, in Iraq & Libya, orchestrated by USA-EU have demonstrated catastrophic disasters. The world is turned into a global theatre of blood baths, by the changes. Now on to the USA-EU band-wagon joins India to affect Regime Change in Sri Lanka. “Mission Accomplished” but at what cost? Within […]

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Musical Chairs & Sinhela with Foreign Citizenship

Friday, February 6th, 2015

 Prof. Hudson McLean The Article by Gomin Dayasiri was right to the point. The respondents backed the logic of Gomin Dayasiri with blunt correctness. Many of the Sri Lankans settled in USA – EU – Canada – ANZ – Singapore, have done well to reach top positions in their domain, in the midst of multi-national […]

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Change-of-Country Name?  Responses!

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean Few Responses which demand a Response. SA Kumar Says: February 5th, 2015 at 7:15 am Thank you SA Kumar. Sir, Glad to see that, presumable as a Tamil, you tend to accept the Change of Country Name to; Sinhela – Sinhala – Heladiva. Furthermore, you are welcome to call Tamil Nadu, as […]

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M&R Soap Opera – From the Frying Pan to the Fire?

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean News clips in Sri Lankan media and the on-going discussions in LankaWeb, is as entertaining as watching a TV Soap Opera like Dallas or South or the British Coronation Street, which some of the younger readers may have missed. A discussed during and immediately after the Presidential Elections, one of the reasons […]

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The Messenger & The Scribe

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean LankaWeb has come a long way since the inception. From a proverbial gossip column to a respected serious journal, well moderated, with a band of civilised, cultured contributors. Opinions differ amongst the Scribes, but decent civility has been an important virtue amongst the clan. To my surprise I found that apart from […]

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Insulting the Flag

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean New York Times article – Humiliating Sri Lanka’s National Flag! This is an outrageous act by a nincompoop who should be taken to task according to American Law. President Sirisena should instruct the Sri Lankan Ambassador Washington to take appropriate action. As a predominantly Buddhist country, Sri Lanka will not act in […]

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Contradictions on Opinions.

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean Re my article – Did ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa turn Temple Trees into a Dog House?” Thank you Gentlemen for your opinions. However, whilst disagreeing with my statements, mario_perera Says: January 28th, 2015 at 8:01 pm “The truth is that every previous president would have done so if only his or her hands […]

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Did ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa turn Temple Trees into a Dog House?

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean After an election, specially when the Party-in-Power gets booted-out, mud-raking is a global pastime. Every new incoming Leader and his followers first priority is to ram-in the negatives before any thing else. In the case of the ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa, MR deserves a better “Goodbye” handshake, for saving Sri Lanka from blood-shed […]

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Who is a Sri Lankan?

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean Most of the writers in LankaWeb keep on stressing the “Importance of a United Undivided Sri Lanka”, whilst a few promote rather jaundiced racist lines of Sri Lanka on Divisive by Race – Creed – Ethnicity. A Broad Question to Readers of LankaWeb & Beyond! Should the division of Sri Lankan or […]

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Dhumb Sirisena & the Peanut Episode – Absolute Power Corrupts Most Humans!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean When the Korean Airlines executive Ms Cho Hyun-ah, abused her power over a packet of peanuts, as the daughter of Cho Yang-ho the Executive Chairman of Korean Airlines, she was publicly “Grounded” from all her powerful positions in the company. http://tinyurl.com/k892e2f http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/13/world/asia/korean-airs-chairman-removes-daughter-from-executive-posts-after-nut-incident.html?_r=0 Similar incidents are now racing around Colombo by Dhumb Sirisena, […]

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Did Rajapaksa family Alleged Corruption Cook the Presidency?

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean Was Mahinda Rajapaksa aware of the alleged corrupt dealings of his own brother Basil Rajapaksa Secretary of Economic Affairs under ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa? With another brother Gothabaya Rajapaksa as Secretary of Defense, with Security under his domain, GR must have been aware of goings-on? And then, did the arrogant son, Namal Rajapaksa […]

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Minority Controls Victory – Recipé for Impending Disaster with no Jockey.

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean The article published The minority supremacy Nalin de Silva, with the map of Sri Lanka clearly proves that, if not for the Minority Vote, MR would have swept through into the Presidential Throne. In a way this is a good lesson to all Sinhela community realize their mistake(?) and in the future […]

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Lock All Entrances but Leave a Side Exit Un-bolted

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

 Prof. Hudson McLean  During the tenure of MR, he maintained cordial and civilised contact with the Leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickramasinghe. A few had negative comments. When MR defeat was announced, it was Ranil who had the courtesy to visit Temple Trees to arrange the transition of power. One point which bothered MR was […]

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How Long will the Honeymoon Last?

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Prof. Hudson Maclean Sri Lanka electorate and the players have reached political maturity. The ancient civilization of the Sinhela have demonstrated proudly to the world how democracy is played in this little Island. The politicians behaved with decency and the voters, who normally end-up carving-up a few hearts & souls, with a few funerals after […]

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The King is Dead. May Long Live the King!

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean Although I have remained silent for three years, I have followed the goings-on in Sri Lanka with interest. First of all, may I comment that the Sri Lankan politics could also be written as a Shakespearen play.  The latest event symbolises Julius Ceaser. “Et tu, Brute!” cried Julius Ceaser, as he spilt […]

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Australians Feel the Tamil Heat

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Prof. Hudson McLean Australia in row over boats carrying Tamil asylum seekers http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28173516 This was an Australian self-created problem, which has now reached the “Pain” mainly from the Aussie citizens. In the UK, which has a huge Sri Lanka Tamil contingent, has experienced a concoction of criminal activity, from Drug running, Prostitution, Credit Card theft, […]

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USA Botched Abortion of Islam Terror, Gives Birth to ISIS an Octopus of Terror.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Prof. Hudson McLean The Map of the Birth of a Giant Monster:  http://tinyurl.com/lc5y56w USA Led Regime Change of Iraq & Libyan may look like a Teddy Bear’s Picnic! “The Arab Spring” as the global media proudly announced, promoting Regime Change in Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Ukraine, whilst making a bloody mess in every single country, has […]

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Are Sri Lankan Buddhist extremists filling the Tamil LTTE void?

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Prof. Hudson McLean Fear, shock among Sri Lankan Muslims in aftermath of Buddhist mob violence  http://tinyurl.com/qjo8q74 By Iqbal Athas and Tim Hume, CNN June 20, 2014 — Updated 0601 GMT (1401 HKT) This is sad, bad news! My opinon has been and still is, that real Buddhists have always been kind, tolarent, humane and non-violent. […]

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Modi on the Road to Gain Respect & Credibility – An Uphill Struggle!

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Prof. Hudson McLean The first 100 days of Nareendra Modi – Indian Prime Minister may demonstrate the efficacy of his top administrative team. Is it a “New Broom with a Better Handle” or a “New Broom with the Old Handle”? Whilst India is engulfed in a stream of savagery of Rape of innocent young girls, […]

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Rape & Murder Frenzy in India

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Prof. Hudson McLean Father of one of Indian girls gang-raped and hanged from a tree was ignored and ridiculed by police when he reported her missing because of his caste Ref: Mail-on-Line DailyMail UK, – http://preview.tinyurl.com/ooe9zm3 A note to new Prime Minister of India Rt. Hon. Narendra Modi, “MUST clean-up his homeland as a Priority Number […]

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Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: Russian Roulette A Gun to Sri Lankan Sovereignty.

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Prof. Hudson McLean Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: Russian Roulette A Gun to Sri Lankan Sovereignty.   Russia / USSR has been a good supportive friend of Sri Lanka from the days of Ceylon. And to add to that, Sergei Lavrov the Russian Foreign Minister, who was attached to the Embassy of USSR in […]

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How Can Sri Lanka Develop without Professiona Approach to Communications?

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Prof. Hudson McLean With all best intentions in the world, without a properly functioning Telephone Communications network with Professional Approach to attending to incoming calls, Sri Lanka is struggling to overcome the “Hullooo” barrier. The SLG switch-board operators are ill-educated, lazy, lethargic and have No sense of Service or Responsibility. The telephones, both landlines and […]

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Sunday Times Political Editor Waffle & HotAir with Minimal Facts

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Prof. Hudson McLean One thing of importance highlighted by the extensive analysis by the Political Editor of Sunday Times, in this one-sided Waffle, without any denial, is that, there is Freedom of Expression in Sri Lanka. Has the Chameleon reached the Peter Principle? The Definition of Peter Principle: An observation that in an organizational hierarchy, […]

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Follow-up to “Scribes of Prostitution” – Do Value Chain in Media Pay Taxes?

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Prof. Hudson McLean The following article published in LankaWeb received several positive comments as well as an important question from a friend. Have Sri Lankan Journalists turned into Scribes of Prostitution? Prof. Hudson McLean  – -Full Story- (LankaWeb – 29/12/13) Follow-up to “Scribes of Prostitution” – Do Value Chain in Media Pay Taxes? The question […]

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Have Sri Lankan Journalists turned into Scribes of Prostitution?

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Prof. Hudson McLean  Before Christmas I contacted two Sri Lankan journalists through a reliable local contact to ascertain the acceptability of an article for publication.   I was astonished to receive a response, “Journalists don’t publish articles for free anymore. Even my friends ask for US$1000 (one lakh) sometimes to publish business ones. “   […]

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Tamil leaders whether they be political or commercial, seem to hit the “Jack Pot” and come crumbling down like “Jack” in Jack & Jill.

Friday, December 27th, 2013

 Prof. Hudson McLean They seems to be excellent examples of the Peter Principle. Definition of Peter principle: Observation that in an hierarchy, People tend to rise to their Level of Incompetence. But in the case of Tamils, their curve tends to go down the spiral sooner than most other Asian ethnics. Sorry ole Thosai fruit! […]

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