Archive for May 7th, 2010

The Island newspaper reneges on word to publish Buddhist perspective on sovereignty and freedom

Friday, May 7th, 2010

 Sri Lanka News When Dr.  Shelton Gunaratne, professor of mass communications emeritus at Minnesota State University Moorhead and former Lake House journalist, sent an essay on the Buddhist perspective on state sovereignty and press freedom (re- produced below) for publication in The Island newspaper, the editor sent the following e-mail message dated 26 April 2010: […]

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Lessons for Sri Lanka from Chile

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Ajit Randeniya One of the more bizarre gestures of international relations came March 2 when Hillary Clinton was captured on photo, gifting a satellite phone to the out-going Chilean President Michelle Bachelet; the gesture was considered bizarre because the purpose of Clinton’s visit was to offer US condolences and material aid following the magnitude 8.8 […]

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Chemicals in farming and cancer

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Ben Silva It as been reported in the media that thousands of innocent people are unnecessarily dying in NCP of Sri Lanka, due to the consumption of contaminated water. Many more will have their  kidneys, thinking ability and brains damaged due to consumption of  water contaminated with heavy metals such as lead and contaminated with  […]

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Election in UK

Friday, May 7th, 2010

GEETHANJANA KUDALIGAMAGE

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WIN- WIN SITUATION

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Chandra Ratnayake Whitby, Ontario  Canada Dear All, To all who love politicians and who hate politicians. We were born in Srilanka and several of us received free education, health care and some times food as well. But my point is that the politicians and the political situation in Srilanka are changing. Srilanka as a country […]

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Sri Lanka Records World’s Highest Growth in Tourism

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Sri Lanka has topped another list by recording the highest growth in tourist arrivals during the first two months of 2010. An interim report of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) lists Sri Lanka with a 50 percent growth in tourist arrivals among 77 countries that have reported international arrivals data so far. The […]

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Of beggars and ministers

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai It is heart warming to hear that the President has taken pains to sort out the problems of the street hawkers. However this situation has to be looked into in details. Two days back ( 5/5/2010) the daily mirror carried  a front page article on  unemployment “”…” how it is […]

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