Tribute to Edmund Samarakkody:
Politician and trade union leader
Eighteenth death anniversary:
Edmund Samarakkody lawyer, politician and trade
union leader passed away on January 4, 1992, leaving behind him, as
great men do, footprints on the sands of time spanning over six
decades. Samarakkody practiced his profession as a member of the
Mount Lavinia Bar for over four decades and it was during this
length of time that this writer had the pleasure and privilege of
being closely associated with him in many a legal battle in Court
concerning public interest or the liberty of the subject that
enabled him to closely follow his career as a politician.
One studying and learning from US
The United States of America is fond of calling
itself The Home of the Brave, the Land of the Free. Thatís
advertising. Part of that communication campaign requires systematic
and relentless vilification of other countries, other peoples.
WikiLeaks is supposed to peeled away the glossy cover of the ad and
revealed the ugly underside of that countries true character,
especially with regard to foreign policy. Not news to those who have
the ability and will to read between the lines of the dominant media
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Economy on a spurt
Significant tourist arrival
The year 2010 has ended with a bang showing that it was a year
of economic growth and development.
The eradication of terrorism and the end of the
civil disturbances during the last three decades which not only
crippled the economic growth and development but also acted as an
impediment to investment and production at optimum levels paved the
way for regeneration and resurgence.
Dr T B Jayah
National hero, freedom fighter and brilliant orator