‘Most private wrongs are done within family walls, and most public wrongs within the borders of States. If world opinion is to consider state frontiers sacrosanct then there will be no chance for world progress […]
Enough is enough – Control this “Us and Them” feeling
Public brawl in Parliament We saw this ‘Us and Them’ feeling merge the other day in Parliament. A public brawl within some members of Parliament who trooped into the well of the house in violation of […]
May Day in Sri Lanka no more a Workers Day!
The International Workers’ Day, called ‘May Day’ is celebrated on the first day of May in Sri Lanka. It was made a holiday to honour the workforce that toil round the year for the prosperity […]
Was the EU sanction a blessing in disguise to improve our fisheries sector?
EU lifting of the trade sanctions to fisheries export offered the fisheries industry in Sri Lanka a new lease of life and helped to modernize the industry to go forward with good fishing practices that […]
Buddha on Forgiveness & Reconciliation
To encourage right reconciliation among his followers, Buddha gave precise instructions on how to achieve them through forgiveness and reconciliation. Forgiving mind is like the earth is non-reactive and unperturbed. To forgive you simply unburden […]
Metal Houses for IDPs are caravans without wheels
Metal houses a prefabricated structure that are like caravans without wheels , left permanently in one place, these are alien to the people in North and East and not fit for the local environment. The need […]
“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
It is said that the silent majority is a bigger enemy of democracy than the violent minority, in the recent past this trend was clearly visible in Sri Lanka. Then the silent majority left public […]
Happy New Year to all Our Followers
This quotation from Mahathma Gandhi is a thought provoking New Year resolution fit for us all more so for most of the Sri Lankan legislators of all shades in Parliament.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way
The National Government of Sri Lanka displayed the political will to re-consider and re-plan projects by re-examining their impact on the environment and, has made necessary changes to meet various ecology and health standards. The […]
Waiting till the Cows come Home
Waiting till the Cows come Home is an old saying and was a common feature in the villages. 60 years ago as kids, in the little village of Moolai in the Northern Peninsula of Jaffna, […]