Author Archive for Janaka Yagirala

The Burning Sri Lankan National Issue? Collective Hypocrisy And A Collective Mental Illness

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Janaka Yagirala Imagine the following experiment, you have a person with a white cube in front of him (or her). If you ask the question “Is there a black cube in front of you?”, the expected answer from a sane person with a clear conscious would be “No it is a white cube”. Now if […]

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An Open Letter To Stephen J. Rapp, US “Ambassador-at-Large” For “War Crimes”

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Janaka Yagirala Dear Mr. Rapp,  It is with great pleasure that I welcome your planned visit to my country. If you are coming to Sri Lanka as the Brand Ambassador for (US) War Crimes (much like Michael Jordan, George Clooney or Leonardo DiCaprio are brand ambassadors for various products) you are more than welcome. Indeed, […]

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Fixing The Economy Or Drowning In Odious Debt

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Janaka Yagirala Lets face it, we are drowning in debt. Its no secret that our economy is in pretty bad shape, nor does it take a genius to figure it out. It is true that most of the world is suffering a similar fate. The Americans are 16 trillion dollars in debt. The British are […]

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Playing The Indian Game

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Janaka Yagirala Sri Lanka is a small country compared to India but in the game of geopolitics size doesn’t matter as long as you play the game right. It is true that Indian goods are little better than junk, Indian medicine kills rather than cures and Indian machines spend more time in the repair yard […]

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Lets Stop Acting Deaf And Blind, Lets Curb Minority Racism

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Janaka Yagirala ‚ The 2013 Northern, North Western and Central Provincial Council election results should serve as an eye opener for all of us to the ground realities of our nation. ‚ First of all, it is good news that the that the ruling UPFA government has secured a comprehensive victory in the North Western and Central […]

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The Weliweriya Tragedy and Political Vultures

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Janaka Yagirala The incident that happened at Weliweriya was a tragedy. The villagers who protested had a genuine grievance, water. At the end, three lives were lost and most of the people who were injured were innocent bystanders. Those who died cannot be brought back to life, no amount of “compensation”ƒ”š‚ will ever compensate their […]

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Lets Publicize “The Role Of Higher Education In Reconciliation”

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Janaka Yagirala The UGC has organized a conference in Jaffna titled “The Role of Higher Education in Reconciliation” from June 13-14th, 2013. I consider it to be my solemn duty to publicize this conference. Of course its not the kind of conference where academics will submit and discuss their research with the intent of getting […]

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Learn From Ladakh And Abolish The 13th Amendment Or Demilitarize The North And Dig Your Political Grave!

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Janaka Yagirala I am no expert on military matters or national security but I can never ignore the uneasy feeling I get when the Army Commander of Sri Lanka states that the number of army camps in Jaffna will be reduced to just 3 from 17. When a persistent request was made by the US, […]

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Lowbrow Kollywood Joins The Tamil Nadu Joker Troupe

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Janaka Yagirala For someone to know the difference between highbrow and lowbrow, one must only watch an episode each of “Yes Prime Minister” and “Dirk Gently”. For someone who cannot figure it out like a typical Kollywood die hard fan willing to self immolate, reading the rest of this would be a waste of time! […]

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Keep Sri Lanka Clean, Keep The Indians Out!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Janaka Yagirala ƒ”š‚ Our politicians are famous for their monumental blunders. Therefore, it is our duty as the people of this country to stop them from happening in the first place. It was reported that the Minister of Agriculture was considering getting Indian farm hands on 3 or 6 month temporary work visas for the harvest […]

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January 11th, 2013 – Our Motherland At A Critical Moment

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Janaka Yagirala January 11th 2013 is a critical day for our motherland. It is not a trivial impeachment of a corrupt Chief Justice. It is a pitch battle of the national and anti-national forces in post-LTTE Sri Lanka. They are the very evil forces who clamor for the “human rights”ƒ”š‚ of the rightfully exterminated LTTE […]

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The Great Leap Backward! How FUTA Met Its Intellectual Nandikadal

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

by Janaka Yagirala ƒ”š‚ The recently concluded FUTA strike went on for 3 months. During these three months, the students of state universities had to idle in anguish. It was a stalemate at the expense of the future of the university students of Sri Lanka. ƒ”š‚ Industrial action is an accepted method of protest against exploitation, for […]

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On The Sri Lankan Military Presence In The North and Eastern Provinces

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Janaka Yagirala To: John Rankin The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka ƒ”š‚ Dear High Commissioner, On The Sri Lankan Military Presence In The North and Eastern Provinces ƒ”š‚ As a citizen of Sri Lanka please allow me to express my utmost disapproval of your statement expecting the Sri Lankan military presence in the North and Eastern […]

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Friends, Foes, Eunuchs and Lackeys

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Janaka Yagirala Before anything, the most sincere gratitude to all nations that voted against the US and EU (aka axis of evil) resolution against our motherland. Russia and China have always been our true friends. Same has to be said about brave little Cuba, living in the shadow of the Yankee empire. Heartiest thanks to […]

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The 13th Amendment, Sri Lanka And Lessons From The Maldives

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Janaka Yagirala Just hours ago President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives resigned after widespread protests. Until 2008, Maldivians lived under the iron fist of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and back then Nasheed was one of the main campaigners for democracy. Things went full circle after Nasheed had a critic of his government arrested which set forth […]

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The Suicidal 13th Amendment: No and Never!

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Janaka Yagirala The 13th Amendment (13A) was forced upon us by India. It has caused enough trouble and waste. Billions of taxpayer’s rupees are squandered every year to keep these white elephant Provincial Councils afloat. A province in Sri Lanka is minuscule compared to a typical US state or Chinese province but for each province […]

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White Flags in Libya

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Janaka Yagirala On May 18, 2009 Sri Lanka saw the end of a 30 year bloody war. A butcher whose political mythology killed thousands of innocent civilians was gone for good. Now our citizens can leave their homes in the morning and return in peace without fear of being killed in a terrorist bomb. Blessed […]

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“Keep Your Hands Off Maj. Gen. Jagath Dias!”

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

ƒÆ’‚¯ƒ”š‚»ƒ”š‚¿ Janaka Yagirala To:Christoph Wiedmer, Director of The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) Philip Grant, Director of TRIAL (Tracking Impunity Always) Keep Your Hands Off Maj. Gen. Jagath Dias! War crimes are indeed a sad thing, sadder still is when hearsay allegations against some are taken up with so much international trumpeting while real heinous […]

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The Right Way Forward!

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Janaka Yagirala ƒ”š‚ The move to reduce the number of parliamentary seats of the Jaffna District from 10 to 6 is a commendable act done by the government. For those NGO pundits barking for the anti-national agenda (for western dollars!) who may start ranting about bogus “fairness”ƒ”š‚ and “equality”ƒ”š‚, just consider this. In the 2004 General […]

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The Political Solution – On the Road to Political Suicide

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Janaka Yagirala Often we wake up to hear news we never wish we heard. Among them are occasions when people of great repute and stature commit blunders that cause irrevocable ruin. Great soldiers like Gen. Lakshman Algama and Gen. Janaka Perera were two such people who made this ultimate mistake and paid the ultimate price. […]

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CEPA – Brace for the Second Parippu Invasion!

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Janaka Yagirala Over the past few days articles were published on Lankaweb regarding the grim prospects of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). It is indeed not a time to be silent. First of all, the President MR and the current regime won an astounding victory in the January 27 Presidential and April 8 Parliamentary […]

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Yankee Power Sharing – Ghosts of the “Political Solution” Again!

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Janaka Yagirala Before, starting let us invoke Blessings from the Triple Gem to our brave troops for finishing off the LTTE, the coward band of butchers who killed and maimed so many innocent civilians starting from Alfred Doraiappa. Also to be blessed are the people who firmly stood behind our brave troops from our President […]

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