Wednesday, 30th July 2014

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Features

Wreckage of Malaysian Airlines plane in Ukraine
The American rush to judgement blaming ethnic Russian rebels and Russian President Putin for the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 continues unabated despite other possible explanations. As nuclear-armed America hurtles into a completely avoidable crash with nuclear-armed Russia over Ukraine, you can now see the dangers of “information warfare” when facts give way to propaganda and the press fails to act as an impartial arbiter. In this sorry affair, one of the worst offenders of journalistic principles has been the New York Times, generally regarded as America’s premier newspaper. During...
Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera
The UN probe is not a probe. The probe has already been completed and a decision has already been arrived at. This is just another show to say that we did this and we did that. How can you conduct any type of probe from outside a country? We have all the mechanisms here in Sri Lanka. We have our own LLRC Commission, we have our own Presidential Commission to Investigate Complaints Regarding Missing Persons, and President Rajapaksa has now appointed internationally recognized experts to advise the local mechanism. Therefore, we have all the required mechanisms in our country. We have already...