Monthly Archives: January 2012


No more IMF loan for Sri Lanka

It will not draw last tranche of US$800mil due to high interest rate by the global lender
Sri Lanka, which is locked in a row with the International Monetary Fund over its exchange rate policy, will not draw the remaining US$800mil of a US$2.6bil loan from the global lender due to the high interest rate, the […]

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By The Star | Published on January 31, 2012 at 10:49 am

Sri Lankan Prince seeks reality romance in Brighton

“Undercover Princes”: If the title makes you think of dashing Hohenzollerns trading secrets in romantic locales, think again.
For one thing, the reality dating series of this title, beginning on Tuesday on TLC, is set not in Venice or Gstaad or even London but in the chip shops and seaside pubs of Brighton, England, which looks […]

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By Mike Hale | Published on January 31, 2012 at 10:30 am

Blighty Almighty

Darling Ma-hinder
I must write to you about that fellow Karuna dear. Yes I do mean the fellow who snuffed out 600 kossas once upon a time and then there you were scooping him up from under the rubble and just like all grim Once upon a Time tales he ended up as an angel in […]

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By Thelma | Published on January 31, 2012 at 9:51 am

Youth Unrest and Parental Guidance

We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow; Our wiser sons, no doubt, will think us so – Alexander Pope-An Essay on Criticism
This column dedicated to the notion of making Sri Lanka the Wonder of Asia turns its spotlight today on the presently prevailing youth unrest in Sri Lanka as the Sri
Lankan society would aspire to […]

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By Lakshman Indranath Keerthisinghe | Published on January 31, 2012 at 9:48 am

Attack on NGO office in Colombo roundly condemned

We, the following undersigned citizens, strongly condemn the attack on the Viluthu office in Colombo between the night of the 23rd of January and early hours of
Tuesday morning, the 24th January. The office was broken into and searched by unknown persons. We are especially perturbed that this incident occurred in a high security zone in […]

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By Staff Correspondent | Published on January 31, 2012 at 9:28 am

Across the World, Leaders Brace for Discontent and Upheaval

DAVOS, Switzerland — Protesters in Moscow and Cairo fill public squares to demand representative government. Yet on the streets of Madrid and New York — or of Athens, which gave us the very word for democracy — discontent is almost as rampant.
The only consistent messages seem to be that leaders around the world are failing […]

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By Jack Ewing | Published on January 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Stories of silenced voices – a documentary

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Pre-premiere of ‘Silenced Voices – Tales of Sri Lankan Journalists in Exile’ and panel debate
 
The Fritt Ord Foundation invites the public to a debate and film screening of Silenced Voices – Tales of Sri Lankan Journalists in Exile on Thursday 9 February 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Vika Cinema (Vika 2) in Oslo. There will be […]

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By Staff Correspondent | Published on January 30, 2012 at 1:24 pm

No problem solving without first accepting problems do exist

“The onus is on the government to solve problems, and not to postpone their resolution or to deny that they exist at all. There may be some problems that the passage of time heals or makes irrelevant. However, problems that have to do with the memories of people who went missing or were killed in […]

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By Dr. Jehan Perera | Published on January 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Sri Lanka: No Progress on Justice

New York 23 January 2012:The Sri Lankan government in the past year failed to advance justice and accountability for the victims of the country’s 26-year-long civil conflict, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2012. While Sri Lanka’s war-ravaged north and east became more open, the government deepened repression of basic freedoms throughout […]

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By Human Rights Watch | Published on January 24, 2012 at 4:04 am

Resurrection of 13th Amendment plus dim despite Indian push

One of the outcomes of the visit to Sri Lanka by the Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has been the resurrection of the concept of “13th Amendment Plus.” Speaking to the media at the conclusion of his visit, the Indian Minister said that President Mahinda Rajapaksa had pledged to improve on the devolution […]

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By Dr. Jehan Perera | Published on January 24, 2012 at 3:11 am


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Sri Lanka's Central Bank Governor Cabraal attends an event in Colombo

No more IMF loan for Sri Lanka

It will not draw last tranche of US$800mil due to high interest rate by the global lender Cabraal: ‘If we do not draw any further money ...

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Sri Lankan Prince seeks reality romance in Brighton

“Undercover Princes”: If the title makes you think of dashing Hohenzollerns trading secrets in romantic locales, think again. "Undercover Princes": From left, the princes Manvendra Singh ...

Thelma

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Blighty Almighty

Darling Ma-hinder I must write to you about that fellow Karuna dear. Yes I do mean the fellow who snuffed out 600 kossas once upon a ...

Opinion

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Youth Unrest and Parental Guidance

We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow; Our wiser sons, no doubt, will think us so – Alexander Pope-An Essay on Criticism This column dedicated to ...

Human Rights

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Attack on NGO office in Colombo roundly condemned

We, the following undersigned citizens, strongly condemn the attack on the Viluthu office in Colombo between the night of the 23rd of January and early ...

Issues

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Across the World, Leaders Brace for Discontent and Upheaval

DAVOS, Switzerland — Protesters in Moscow and Cairo fill public squares to demand representative government. Yet on the streets of Madrid and New York — ...

Issues

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Stories of silenced voices – a documentary

News Pre-premiere of ‘Silenced Voices – Tales of Sri Lankan Journalists in Exile’ and panel debate   The Fritt Ord Foundation invites the public to a debate and ...

Issues

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No problem solving without first accepting problems do exist

“The onus is on the government to solve problems, and not to postpone their resolution or to deny that they exist at all. There may ...

Human Rights

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Sri Lanka: No Progress on Justice

A member of the Free Media Association shouts slogans in front of an image of missing cartoonist and columnist Prageeth Eknaligoda during a protest in ...

Opinion

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with External Affairs Minister Krishna

Resurrection of 13th Amendment plus dim despite Indian push

One of the outcomes of the visit to Sri Lanka by the Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has been the resurrection of the ...