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Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse

Obama Rides With History

By Chandramohan - Syndicate Features

A daunting and unenviable task before Barrack Hussein Obama, the 44th US president, is that having found a place in history books he has to live up it or face a fall from a high pedestal—with the severe injury that comes with it. He does not have all the time in the world to tackle simultaneously the problems at home and abroad. Where should be begin? Surely, domestic economy because millions of Americana have been affected by the unprecedented meltdown in the US? But at some stage any formula that he implements for toning up the US economy—the world’s largest—will require dealing with a set of problems outside the country.

Cold Start or a Cold Myth?

By Adnan Gill

If there was ever a need, the Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India’s damning reports on the depleted state of Indian military’s readiness took the hot-air out of the myth of Pakistan Army specific 'Cold-Start Doctrine' (CSD). If CAG reports weren't damaging enough, recent media reports of feeble condition of the Indian military have made it the laughing stock. The rundown condition of the Indian military’s legacy hardware has taken the sting out of its numerical superiority; a far cry from an aggressive strategy of the CSD. ome years ago, in a hope to leverage its conventional superiority over Pakistan, the Indian Army announced a new offensive doctrine. he doctrine envisioned a quick mobilization of Indian strike formations against Pakistan without giving away battle indicators.

My encounter with Che

By - Leel Pathirana

Some decades ago, the US treated Che Guevara as a tyrant. But most of Che’s works, films, documentaries, photo exhibitions and his biographies are done in US. Now he's conquering Hollywood in "Che," the recently released film biopic of his life by director Steven Soderbergh. But 41 years ago, the revolutionary Ernesto 'Che' Guevara was executed by CIA-led Bolivian Army soldiers in the Bolivian village of 'La Higuera.' Then pretty 19-year-old Julia Cortés was the last civilian to see him alive. She remembers the encounter clearly, for her it was love at first sight.

Denmark to ban shortly TRO the fund raising arm of the LTTE

Denmark has indicated its decision to list as a banned entity, the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization, the fund raising arm of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Also the Danish Government has assured to take appropriate actions on the continuation of the GSP Plus facilities to Sri Lanka. This was disclosed by Lars Bredal, Acting Head and the Director-General of Denamark’s the Department of Asia and Latin America.

Mullaitivu captured: Tamil Tigers lost their last sea front

By Ruwan Weerakoon in Colombo

Brigadier Nandana Udawatta, entered into Mullaitivu, LTTE's main garrison town, and have gained total control over the Mullaittivu Township after completing the mop up operations conducted in the area by yesterday evening - 25 January. In a TV appearance, Sri Lanka Army Commander Lt Gen Sarath Fonseka Officially announced that the Army has captured Mullaitivu. Recapturing the Mullaittivu town which had been dominated by the LTTE for the last 13 years marks the significant milestone in the war against terrorism launched to free the entire country from grip of LTTE.

Rajapaksa invites Karunanidhi to visit Jaffna, Vanni, to advise Tigers to free human shield

Mahinda RajapaksaBy K.T.Rajasingham

In a smart diplomatic initiative, President Mahinda Rajapaksa Sunday invited 'veteran' Indian leader Karunanidhi, also his arch rival Jayalalithaa Jayaram of AIADMK to visit Jaffna and Vanni and personally appeal to LTTE to release the Tamilians held as human shield at gun point. "We are ready to provide safe corridors for the civilians to go through the army control areas to safer places, but it is now up to the Tamil Tigers to 'release' the civilians", the President told the "Asian Tribune" in an exclusive interview as the troops triumphantly marched into Mullaitivu and cornered the Tigers to a small stretch of some 300 sq km, two years after the ceasefire broke down and Eelam War IV started.