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Ranil Wickremesinghe for President?

Please read the report that follows: -

[b]Presidential Election – Sri Lanka : –
(Elections due to be held on 17 November 2005)

{By Bodipala Wijeyesinghe – UK}

May I refer to my previous article that dealt with the “Killing Fields” of Sri Lanka.

Ranil Wickremasinghe (RW) who appears to have been involved with torture and killings (The Batalanda story).

Bypassing the Tiger

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

Given the current polarisation in Lankan politics the centrist option – one that is pro-autonomy and anti-Tiger - is conspicuous by its absence. Ranil Wickremesinghe wants to share power, but only with the LTTE; his is a ‘solution’ that will sound the death knell for Tamil democracy. Mahinda Rajapakse is not pro-LTTE; he is willing to work with the anti-Tiger Tamils and involve them in a search for a final solution; but on Tamil autonomy, his stance is almost Neanderthal. This presents a dilemma for those who support Tamil autonomy and oppose the Tigers because a solution that will encompass both these aspects is likely to remain impossible for some time.Post your comments

King Gyanendra’s regime will fall

By Bikash Sangraula in Kathmandu

Arjun Narsingh K C, 58, has been in active politics in Nepal for 43 years. Currently a Central Committee member of Nepal’s largest party, the Nepali Congress (NC), K C was jailed for the first time at the age of 15 while he was a student, for his democratic beliefs. K C has worked variously as spokesperson of NC, chief of the party’s Intellectuals’ Department, International Department and Publicity Department. Post your comments

Novel skills training for job seekers would silence critics

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Successive governments or any other person or organization failed to bring up schemes or structure that could provide sufficient employment in the country. Since Independence, J R Jayawardene’s Free Trade Zone concept and the Mahaweli Project could be identified as a partial attempt in providing large scale employment. The other major provider of jobs is the foreign employment segment, which of course needs highly skilled hands.

Aussie assassination suspect is linked to Red Cross scam

An Australian citizen arrested in Sri Lanka in connection with the assassination of the foreign minister has been accused of being a debt-ridden entrepreneur who falsely used the Australian Red Cross logo to give himself credibility.Post your comments

If the Batalanda Commission report is correct, how could Ranil contest the election?

"My question to you: - If the report of the Batalanda Commission is correct. As a citizen of Sri Lanka you are allowing "Ranil Wickremasinghe" to contest the Presidential election. You are allowing a person who has been catalysis for torture and killing of Sri Lankans. And allowed him to contest the Presidential election?” asks Bodipala Wijeyesinghe in his second letter to the Editor regarding the forthcoming presidential election of Sri Lanka. Post your comments

Federation of Nepalese journalists condemns attack on FM station

The Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) has condemned the attack on a popular private FM station, Kantipur FM, by Nepal's royalist government on Friday.

Support the Socialist Equality Party in the 2005 Sri Lankan

[b]Support the Socialist Equality Party in the 2005 Sri Lankan presidential election[/b]

[b]The socialist alternative to war and social inequality

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)[/b]

The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) calls on workers, young people, intellectuals and housewives to support and participate in our campaign for the November 17 presidential election in Sri Lanka.

If the the Batalanda Commission report is correct, .........

[b]If the the Batalanda Commission report is correct, how could Ranil contest the election?[/b]

My question to you: - If the report of the Batalanda Commission is correct. As a citizen of Sri Lanka you are allowing "Ranil Wickremasinghe" to contest the Presidential election. You are allowing a person who has been catalysis for torture and killing of Sri Lankans.

Aussie assassination suspect is linked to Red Cross scam

[b]Aussie assassination suspect is linked to Red Cross scam[/b]

By Matthew Benns - Sun Herald Australia

23 October, 2005: An Australian citizen arrested in Sri Lanka in connection with the assassination of the foreign minister has been accused of being a debt-ridden entrepreneur who falsely used the Australian Red Cross logo to give himself credibility.

"Captain" Charles Gnanakone has a

King Gyanendra’s regime will fall

[b]King Gyanendra’s regime will fall[/b]

By Bikash Sangraula in Kathmandu

Khatmandu, 23 October, (Asiantribune.com); Arjun Narsingh K C, 58, has been in active politics in Nepal for 43 years. Currently a Central Committee member of Nepal’s largest party, the Nepali Congress (NC), K C was jailed for the first time at the age of 15 while he was a student, for his democratic beliefs.

Bypassing the Tiger

[b]Bypassing the Tiger[/b]

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

[i][b]“A milder age will follow that of Philip, an age of truer wisdom;
….Then the careful state will spare her children,
And necessity no longer glory to be thus inhuman”.[/b][/i]
[b]Friedrich Schiller[/b] ([i]Don Carlos[/i])

Given the current polarisation in Lankan politics the centrist option – one that is pro-autonomy and anti-

MPs in TNA will decide on whom to back in the presidential..

[b]MPs in TNA will decide on whom to back in the presidential race after meeting with LTTE[/b]

By Anne Rodrigo - Asian Tribune

Colombo, 23 October, (Asiantribune.com): Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj in his characteristic outspoken style asked Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse: “How the hell on earth could he ensure maximum devolution of powers under a unitary state?

MPs in TNA will decide on whom to back in the presidential race after meeting with LTTE

By Anne Rodrigo - Asian Tribune

Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj in his characteristic outspoken style asked Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse: “How the hell on earth could he ensure maximum devolution of powers under a unitary state?” Post your comments


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