According to the State-owned Sunday Observer
last week, 'Purawesi Balaya' Convenor Gamini Viyangoda and Professor Chandragupta Thenuwara had lodged separate complaints with police headquarters demanding an investigation into media reports that cited irregularities in the alleged grant of dual citizenship to Rajapaksa in 2005; his electioneering that year in Sri Lanka as an American citizen; and his presence on the 2005 electoral rolls despite being a dual citizen.
My grandfather Leslie Dahanaike has inspired me to follow in his footsteps, having been editor-in-chief of the Sunday Observer
in Sri Lanka nearly all his life.
Dharisha Bastians, editor of the Sunday Observer
LK, was even commanded to surrender complete editorial control of the paper.
He was editor of 'The Daily News' and 'Sunday Observer
' and later headed the embassies in Canada and USA.
The Opinium poll for the Sunday Observer
newspaper indicated voters favor staying in the 28-member bloc by 2 points, 44 percent to 42 percent, with 13 percent still undecided, while an ORB poll for the Independent gave Brexit a 55 percent to 45 percent lead, its biggest of the campaign.
Mehta was a distinguished Editor who successfully launched a number of successful publications such as the Sunday Observer
, Indian Post, The Independent, The Pioneer (Delhi edition) and, finally, Outlook.
I recall a number of his articles in the Sunday Observer
, but no-one wanted to listen.
He is also a founder and editor of several magazines published in India such as The Sunday Observer
, the Delhi edition of Pioneer.
I was fortunate enough to do that tour for the Sunday Observer
The second of Asha's three children, Varsha, had worked as a columnist for The Sunday Observer
(The family then moved to a bungalow in Abernant.) Just before the move I had posted - from Michaelchurch Eskley via the postman, but giving the prospective new Abernant address - an entry for an essay competition being run by the Sunday Observer
. The telegram announced that I had won third prize.