Harim Peiris

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Archive for February 10th, 2011

Attacks on E-Lanka News, the UNP, patriotism and human rights

Posted by harimpeiris on February 10, 2011

63rd Independence Celebrations

Last week Sri Lanka commemorated her 63rd anniversary of freedom from colonial rule and Sri Lankans rightly celebrated the achievement of our political independence and democratic rights as a free and sovereign nation. That freedom and sovereignty has not been without challenge, the most serious of which was the three decades long challenge by the LTTE. However, the two JVP armed insurrections and the attempted military coup in the nineteen sixties must also rank as undemocratic measures that sought to take away our post colonial freedom.

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