Almost 17 years ago, the assassination of then Deputy Minister of Defence, Ranjan Wijeratne, highlights the detailed planning by Tiger guerrillas to target VIPs. He lived in a house in Colombo's Havelock Road, opposite the Burgher Recreation Club (BRC) and Pedris Park.
What would you tell a friend of yours who boasts of a handsome bank balance in his current account when you know he has borrowed a similar amount from a bank recently? You may like to advise him to spend it carefully.
Notwithstanding the deceptively religious zeal of the Rajapaksa administration in prosecuting the war against the tiger striped enemy in the North, let us not engage any longer in unconscionably complacent thinking that the conflict and related issues are all that is wrong with this country.
When a group of Government Legislators decided to end last year’s Parliamentary sittings in a dramatic manner by placing a floral wreath in front of the table of Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, it is unlikely any of them had a foreboding they would soon .....
NEW YORK -- Madeleine Albright, a one-time US Secretary of State and a some-time US Ambassador to the United Nations, famously remarked in 1995 that "the UN is a tool of American foreign policy." She was going public with a political reality check of our times.
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By J.S. Tissainayagam
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