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16th February, 1988 was a tragic day not only to Sri Lankan Film Industry but also to each and every Sri Lankan- film-lover. Its was the day the charismatic silver screen actor Wijaya Kumaratunga met with a tragic death 21 years ago.

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As a further step to what Sri Lanka calls intrusion to Sri Lanka’s internal affairs Britains Liberal Democratic shadow Foreign Secretary Edward Davey has proposed that Britain should try to impose a ceasefire on Sri Lanka through the UN Security Council.

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“I’ve asked Des Browne, our former defence secretary, to be an envoy for Sri Lanka ,” British Prime Minister Gordon Brown told a parliamentary committee yesrterday. But who asked Gordon Browne to send his near-namesake, Browne, to Sri Lanka ? Quite appropriately, Rohitha Bogollagama, Foreign Minister, has asked both Brown/es to go jump in the Thames.

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Maya Arulpragasam, better known as MIA seems to be using her celebrity status to publicize a false image on Sri Lanka in the World.

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Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa completely denied the allegations made by the International Community of the Red Cross (ICRC) against SL forces about the civilian casualties, during a telephone interview with CNN.

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The United States, European Union, Japan and Norway on Tuesday urged Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tigers rebels to consider surrendering to avoid more deaths, including among thousands of civilians trapped in the war zone.

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For all those who argue that there’s no military solution for terrorism, we have two words: Sri Lanka. This week, the Sri Lankan army said it had captured the last piece of the northern Jaffna Peninsula, one of the few remaining strongholds of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a terrorist organization that has waged a 26-year civil war that’s claimed tens of thousands of lives, including those of a Sri Lankan President and an Indian Prime Minister.

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Commenting on the book recently published on the separatist Conflict of Sri Lanka Fathali Moghaddam, Director of the Georgetown University’s Conflict Resolution Program said outside factors interfering in local conflicts do not always bring good results.

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