Author Archive for Walter Jayawardhana

UNP LEADER RANIL WICKRAMASINGHE EVEN DOES NOT KNOW ABOUT KAPILAVASTHU BUDDHA RELICS

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

A comment by Walter Jayawardhana Now it is clear that that the UNP leader Ranil Wickrmasinghe cannot make any statement related to the long history of the Sinhala people or Buddhism without becoming the laughing stock of the Sri Lankan people. Once again he has done it at an election meeting in Kantale at Venrasapuram […]

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Who pays in case of accident at Kudankulam, asks PM Manmohan Singh

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana According to a matter raised by the New Delhi Tele Vision (NDTV) the liability of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Chennai has become a big security concern for people living in close proximity to the power generating facility. The new concern has arisen with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh questioning the Department […]

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INDIAN COMMERCE MINISTERS SAYS MANUFACTURE OF AUTO COMPONENTS AND DRUGS WILL START IN SRI LANKA SOON

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana Indian Commerce Minister Anand Sharma was quoted having said that his country would help establish a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) to manufacture auto components in Trincomalee soon to cater to auto manufacturing hubs in India. The Hindu which reported the decision of both governments of India and Sri Lanka which he said […]

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A TERRORIST WANTED FOR THE ATTACK ON SRI LANKA CRICKET TEAM SHOT DEAD

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana Pakistani officials in Lahore said a terrorist wanted for alleged involvement in the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team was killed in a shootout with police in Pakistan’s Punjab province,  on Thursday. International cricket in Pakistan has been suspended since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team in  in […]

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SRI LANKA RELEASES INDIAN FISHERMEN ON HUMANITARIAN GROUNDS

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana Indian External Minister S.M. Krishna said the Twenty-three Tamil Nadu fishermen, arrested by Sri Lankan Navy on July 22 when they were fishing near Katchatheevu in the Palk Straits, have been released. The Indian High Commission was making all arrangements for their return, Mr Krishna said at a joint press conference with […]

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BABAJ CUTS PRICES IN SRI LANKA

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana Bajaj Auto   has decreased the price of its three wheelers by 10 percent and its two wheelers by 5 to 14 percent depending on its sizes in Sri Lanka, the Times of India said. Bajaj is having the biggest volume of exports i.e. 17 to 18 percent currently to India’s Southern […]

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INDIA URGES SRI LANKA TO RELEASE 23 TAMIL NADU FISHERMEN ON HUMANITARIAN GROUNDS

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana Keeping away from the arrogant stance of the Tamil Nadu government of Jayalalitha New Delhi urged Sri Lanka to release on humanitarian grounds 23 Tamil Nadu fishermen , arrested on charges of entering Sri Lankan waters. “External affairs minister S M Krishna urged the Sri Lankan government to release the fishermen, who […]

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JAYALALITHA WANTS TAMIL NADU FISHERMEN TO FISH IN KATCHATEEVU WATERS

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha has insisted the Central government.that arrangements should be made with Sri Lanka government to ease Indian fishermen to fish in the Sri Lanka waters off Katchteevu. Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa Jeyaram on July 23 requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to arrange for the immediate release […]

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INDIA TODAY SAYS PAKISTAN WOULD HELP SRI LANKA TO GO NUCLEAR: INDIA CONCERNED

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana India Today news magazine said Pakistan would probably help Sri Lanka to put up a nuclear power plant in Sampur, Trincomalee. “Pakistan is all set to begin consultations with Sri Lanka to help set up a nuclear power plant in Trincomallee’s Sampur, it is believed”, the latest edition of the magazine said. […]

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WATER WARS BETWEEN TAMIL NADU AND KARNATAKA OVER CAUVERI RIVER WATERS

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana After jointly bashing Sri Lanka over the ethnic Tamil issue political arch rivals in Tamil Nadu have now started attacking their other neighbor , the state of Karnataka for their scarcity of water in one voice. Both DMK leader Muthuvel Karunanidhi and his arch rival Chief Minister Jeyalalitha Jeyaram have issued scathing […]

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SPINNER RAHUL SHARMA THROWN INTO JEOPARDY A S HE IS FOUND POSITIVE FOR DRUGS

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana Spinner Rahul Sharma’s participation in the ODI in the India Sri Lanka match at Hambantota has been thrown into jeopardy as he has been tested positive for the drug test after having been arrested at a rave party in Bombay last May. On the eve of the Hambantota clash both Sharma and […]

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MIHIN LANKA TO START FLYING TO MADURAI

Friday, July 20th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana Mihin Lanka will connect Colombo to Madurai soon, Civil Aviation Minister Piyankara Jayaratne has assured Travel Club,The Hindu reported. The long wait of southern residents and trade bodies in the region for international connectivity to Madurai Airport, which boasts of a new Indian Rs.130-crore integrated terminal, is about to end soon as […]

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THE HINDU SAYS KARUNANIDHI’S TESO IS INCONGRUOUS IN CURRENT POLITICAL CONTEXT

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana The Hindu newspaper in a strongly written op-ed piece said veteran politician Karunanidhi’s attempt to revive a forum called Tamil Eelam Supporters Organization, a mid 1980’s created platform to drum up support  for a separate Tamil nation in Sri Lanka is something incongruous in the current political context. The op-ed piece entitled […]

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SRI LANKA MUSLIM CONGRESS TO CONTEST BOTH RULING PARTY AND UNP

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana Following bargaing with Sri Lanka’s governing party and Opposition United National Party about the number of seats it could get at the forthcoming provincial council elections the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress has now decided to go it alone as neither parties did not want to have an election pact with them. Muslims […]

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SIX YEAR OLD GIRL FROM A LANKAN REFUGEE CAMP IN TAMIL NADU RAPED AND MURDERED

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana A six year old girl belonging to a Sri Lankan refugee camp at M.Mettaputti has been found raped and murdered and left in a concrete pipe in a culvert in Tamil Nadu. Finally a pirated version of a DVD which the rapist accidentally dropped while engaging in the crime from his shirt […]

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TAMIL EELAM SUPPORTERS ORGANIZATION OF KARUNANIDHI MINUS A DEMAND FOR EELAM

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana The Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO), a forum started by DMK leader M. Karunanidhi,  has dropped the demand to create a Tamil Eelam as expected earlier  in its theme paper issued on Monday July 16 Asked why the paper was silent on a referendum for a separate Eelam, Mr. Karunanidhi has said […]

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SRILANKAN SCIENTISTS DISCOVER A NEW GENUS OF FRESH WATER FISH: DAWKINSIA

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana Sri Lankan scientists have discovered a new genus of freshwater fish and named them Dawkinsia after the world renown evolutionary scientist and aethist, who wrote the popular book, God Delusion. According to Lead researcher Rohan Pethiyagoda  the new genus, comprises nine species that are found only in South Asia and are characterised […]

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NO DEMAND FOR EELAM AS KARUNANIDHI DROPS CONTROVERSIAL CLAMOUR AT TESO UNDER PRESSURE FROM NEW DELHI

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana DMK leader Muthuvel Karunanidhi who came under the pressure of New Delhi had to drop his demand to create a separate state called Eelam the Times of India reported. In a Chennai datelined news item the Times of India said , ” Union home minister P Chidambaram on Sunday (July 15) reportedly […]

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LTTE TORTURED AND KILLED CASUALLY, SAYS FORMER WOMAN TIGER IN NEW BOOK

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana The Hindu quoted a former LTTE girl fighter Niromi de Soyaza who recently published a book as telling the LTTE tortured and killed alleged spies and “traitors” and also looted Tamil shops and homes while fighting the Indian peacekeepers in Sri Lanka. Niromi de , who joined the Liberation Tigers of Tamil […]

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LTTE OBJECTIVES AMOUNTS TO CESSION FROM INDIAN UNION HOME MINISTRY TELLS BANNING TIGERS

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) objective for a separate homeland (Tamil Eelam) for all Tamils threatens the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India and amounts to cession from the Indian Union and thus falls the ambit of unlawful activities said the Home Ministry of India explaining the reason for the […]

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KARUNANIDHI SEES MOTIVE BEHIND FRESH ELECTORAL ROLLS IN SRI LANKA

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana Following President Rajapaksa’s statement the elections for the \Northern Council elections in Sri Lanka would be held in September 2013 DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Wednesday wondered whether Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa had any genuine intention to hold elections to the country’s northern provincial council. In a news item published in […]

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KARUNANIDHI SAYS HE DOUBTS RAJAPAKSA STATEMENT ON NORTHERN POLLS IN JAFFNA

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana DMK leader Muthuvel Karunanidhi said that he very much doubts about President Rajapaksa’s statement on the Northern Provincial Council elections saying there is some “hidden meaning” on the polls scheduled a year from now as was said by the President. “There seems to be some hidden meaning in Mr. Rajapaksa’s comments that […]

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PRESIDENT RAJAPAKSA TELLS THE HINDU THAT NORTHERN ELECTIONS WILL BE IN SEPT. 2013

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana President Mahinda Rajapaksa has told the Hindu that Northern Provincial Council elections in Sri Lanka will be held in September 2013. There was criticism that government was holding elections in areas already proven faithful to the government  and avoiding Northern Province since it has not shown any such allegiance to it. Hindu’s […]

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MILLIONS WORTH GANDHARA BUDDHIST ARTIFACTS CAUGHT WHILE BEING SMUGGLED OUT

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana Buddhist artifacts worth millions believed to be from the first century AD Gandhara School of Art were caught while they were in the process of being smuggled out of Pakistan to the adjacent Pujab province in India by smugglers. The Karachchi Police of Pakistan made the recovery  while the valuable cargo was […]

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UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI TO OFFER POST GRADUATE DEGREE IN BUDDHIST STUDIES

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana India’s University of Mumbai will be offering beginning this academic year a Master’sdegree course in Buddhist studies  called MA-BS, a university official said.. According to the offical the post graduate degree is being offered in response to the growing demand from the student community . University of Mumbai will be starting the […]

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BUCKLING UNDER MANY PROTESTS IN TAMIL NADU 27 SL AIRFORCE TRAINEES SENT TO KARNATAKA

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana Buckling under the many protests from Tamil Nadu the New Delhi government transferred 27 Sri Lankan Air Force personnel who were undergoing their training at Thambaram station near Chennai in Tamil Namil Nadu to the nearby state called Karnataka. The Times of India said, “All Sri Lankan trainees are being sent off […]

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SHIV SHANKAR MENON HAS ARRIVED IN COLOMBO WITH A DEMANDING ROD IN HIS HAND SAYS THE HINDU

Friday, June 29th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana The Hindu said the Indian National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon who has arrived in Sri Lanka in a special aircraft , who will unequivocally convey to the Sri Lankan leadership the path that India will traverse towards achieving a genuine political solution in Sri Lanka, has the most unenviable task of […]

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CERTAINLY THERE SHOULD BE A SUBSURFACE DOMAIN OF WATER AND MICROBES IN IT -CHANDRA WICKRAMASINGHE

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana If moon’s Southern polar crater ice is confirmed it should lead to the discovery of life on the moon says a leading astrobiologist.  If Shackelton Crater on moon ice is confirmed certainly there should be a domain of subsurface liquid water and microbial life thriving in it said Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe of […]

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KARUNANIDHI OBJECTS AND CONDEMNS STATEMENT OF CHAMPIKA RANAWAKA

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana DMK President Muthuvel Karunanidhi strongly objected to an alleged statement of Sri Lankan Minister Champika Ranawaka in which the minister had threatened another “massacre” of Tamils and urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the issue with Colombo and the United Nations. “It has come to our notice that Sri Lankan […]

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ANTI-SRILANKA DMDK WANTS TAMIL OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IN TAMIL NADU BUT FAILS TO SEE IT ALREADY OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IN SRI LANKA

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana The Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) led by actor Vijayakant has decided to boycott the Indian Presidential elections on the ground of many issues out of which two are  Sri Lanka issues. In a statement Vijayakant said,  that even in Singapore, Tamil had been given the status of the one of the […]

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