Archive for December 17th, 2011

Ranil admitted inability to lead the UNP

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

H. L. D. Mahindapala The timing of the bombshell of the four Mahanayakes urging Ranil Wickremesinghe to quit the party leadership, was deadly. It couldn’t have come at a time worse than this when he is fighting for survival. It also comes at a time when Wickremesinghe has abandoned the Buddhist wing of the party […]

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2012: Which Turn will it Take?

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

By Gomin Dayasri  Those two little friends of mine, Channa and Anura, have ears glued to the ground. Intelligent and perceptive they are my reliable weathermen. Both are basically apolitical and boldly patriotic. They worked relentlessly to ensure the victory of Mahinda Rajapakse passionately in 2005 and gratefully in 2009. The message they delivered is often […]

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An Outsider’s View—11-Transformation of Republicans from do-gooders to troglodytes

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

By Shelton A. Gunaratne Professor of mass communications emeritus, Minnesota State University Moorhead  The Republican Party leadership should take a good look at the party history to understand that the social and political ideology of early Republicans””‚a composite of anti-slavery expansion activists, modernizers, ex-Whigs and ex-Free-Soilers who founded the Grand Old Party (GOP) in 1854, […]

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A Geopolitical Analysis: America’s failure in Iraq and the Middle East

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

 By Wick Gankanda Los Angeles, California, USA December 16, Friday 2011  The TIME article ‘Iraq: Ten Grim Lessons Learned From the Iraq War’ is a mild discussion of the massive failure of the United States in Iraq and the greater Middle East. It also shows how the worldwide credibility of the U.S. was undermined by […]

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Sarath Fonseka’s appeal against the sentence of the court martial in the Hycorp case

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Extract from Political Watch Column Courtesy The Island News Paper 18th December 2011  Let us look at this unedifying and highly tragic spectacle of a war hero tying himself up in knots with every utterance he makes! Last Friday, a three member panel of the Court of Appeal rejected his petition  to have the sentence of […]

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North and East Were Garrisoned with High Security Zones in Ancient Times

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Dilrook Kannangara There is a big hue and cry for HSZs (High Security Zones) in the north. However, little those who protest against it realize HSZs were permanent historical features of the north and parts of the east. Those who are surprised at the large number of military bases in the north are ignorant of […]

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Plastic Containers & the Farmer!!!

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya The controversy around this argument led me to pen this unique article, rather cynical and confused in presentation!!!  Let’s analyze the character farmer. I thought he is a calm and collected very humble human being making an effort to help the society and him by producing the nourishment that it essential for the […]

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Beware of FNGOs attempting to stage a comeback

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Ranjith Soysa The story of Norway’s failed bid to legitimize the LTTE’s grab of the North and the East clearly demonstrates the treacherous role played by the F’NGOs. The F’NGOs were funded by a number of Western Governments and also the multi-national private sector companies as well as the private trusts etc which invariably had […]

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