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Sithie Tiruchelvam Passes Away-Posted by: COLOMBO_TELEGRAPH

March 22, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Sithie Subahanya Tiruchelvam, Attorney at Law, passed away on March 22. Mrs. Tiruchelvam was 69 years old and was a founding partner of Tiruchelvam Associates, the law firm she started with her husband, the late Dr. Neelan Tiruchelvam, P.C., M.P.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMrs. Tiruchelvam qualified as an attorney in 1968 and was a law graduate of the University of Ceylon.

Editorial – island.lk

March 22, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Jayalalitha’s threat

March 21, 2014, 9:10 pm

New Delhi has turned down Beijing’s request that four of its  warships be allowed to enter the Indian waters to search for the missing  Malaysian aircraft which had 150 Chinese nationals on board. India has cited  national security reasons for its decision. This is how India acts even in a  situation where all countries must sink their differences and cooperate fully  with China and Malaysia to trace the missing plane.

‘Govt.’s pets going berserk’ – response

March 22, 2014 at 5:27 pm

March 21, 2014, 9:15 pm

Your editorial of the 20th March under the above caption  reflects the concern of law abiding citizens.The readers of your esteemed  journal are well aware that you have been in the vanguard highlighting the  misdeeds of these so called supporters hoping that the powers that be will move  in and restore some semblance of good order.

Against Duckspeak on the Sri Lankan Muslims

March 22, 2014 at 5:24 pm

March 21, 2014, 9:13 pm

by Izeth Hussain

My primary purpose in this article is to point out that the main  instrument of most of our Governments since Independence in dealing with our  ethnic problems has been duckspeak. It is a neologism coined by George Orwell in  his Swiftian satire on totalitarianism, Nineteen Eighty Four. This is what he  writes about it: “Ultimately it was hoped to make articulate speech issue from  the larynx without involving the higher brain centers at all. This aim was  frankly admitted in the Newspeak word duckspeak, meaning ‘to quack like a duck’.  Like various other words in the B vocabulary, duckspeak was ambivalent in  meaning. Provided that the opinions that were quacked out were orthodox ones, it  implied nothing but praise, and when the Times referred to one of the orators of  the Party as a doubleplusgood duckspeaker it was paying a warm and valued  compliment”.


March 22, 2014 at 5:20 pm

March 21, 2014, 8:58 pm

By Gamini Seneviratne

It is fit and proper that from time to time we remember good and  honourable people. M D Banda was such a man. Though it was certainly less  evident in his time and we seem to be at the tail-end of the present kaliyuga  kale, through these many centuries that have brought us here we have necessarily  had to live without heroes or supermen. M D Banda made no pretensions to being  one. As would be evident below, he had his share of errors in judgment, much  less though than most of his colleagues in politics.

Hanwella death : SSP Ajith Rohana is playing politics – Harin

March 22, 2014 at 5:15 pm

March 21, 2014, 9:34 pm

By Zacki Jabbar

The UNP yesterday accused the Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith  Rohana of being a government propagandist who did not know what his official  duties were.

Now, Pillay equates SL with North Korea

March 22, 2014 at 5:12 pm

March 21, 2014, 9:43 pm

by Shamindra Ferdinando

The United Nations Human Rights Commissioner, Navi Pillai, has  equated the government of Sri Lanka with that of North Korea during a meeting  with South Korean Foreign Minister, Yun Byung-se at the onset of the ongoing  25th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

UK calls for UN-backed Sierra Leone type war crimes tribunal

March 22, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Campaign against SL takes new turn

March 21, 2014, 9:42 pm

by Shamindra Ferdinando

An unprecedented British push for a Special Court for Sri Lanka  on the lines of UN backed Special Court for Sierra Leone has surprised even  those who have been calling for an international investigation into atrocities  allegedly committed by the Sri Lankan military and the LTTE during Eelam War IV  (August 2006-May 2009).

Sri Lankan parliamentarian questions validity of a bill passed in the House without a quorum

March 22, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Sat, Mar 22, 2014, 10:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 22, Colombo: A parliamentarian in Sri Lanka has expressed doubts over the validity of the Bill passed in parliament on Thursday without a quorum.

Independent parliamentarian Ajith Kumara (formerly of the Marxist party JVP) has reportedly told parliament yesterday that there was no quorum in the House when the Medical (Amendment) Bill to provide for the setting up of a Faculty of Medical Studies in the Sir John Kotelawala Defence University was passed on Thursday.

Cameron secures full backing of EU for resolution on Sri Lanka

March 22, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Sat, Mar 22, 2014, 09:11 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 22, London: The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom said he has secured the full support of the European Union for the UN resolution on Sri Lanka UK co-sponsored with the United States.

Addressing the press conference at the close of European Council on Friday (March 21) Cameron said Sri Lankan President’s failure to properly address the issues of accountability for the past and bring reconciliation in the country has necessitated the international investigation called on by the resolution.

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