Those words say a great deal about how well Mr. S.J.V Chelvanayakam gauged the plight of his people. Samuel James Veluppillai Chelvanayakam (SJV) entered politics by joining the All Ceylon Tamil Congress (ACTC). In 1947 […]
Doing wrong for right reason and doing right for wrong reason
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) processing plant is where imported Natural Gas is purified by removing any condensates such as water, oil, mud, as well as other gases such as CO2 and H2S. The gas is […]
Remembering the Death
Stone carving depicting Tamil civilians held behind barbed wires in camps following end of the civil war in 2009. Mullivaikkal Muttram located in the Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu State in India is today the […]
Are our Legislators preoccupied with trivial matters?
Legend has it that the Roman emperor, Nero, played the lyre while a great fire enveloped Rome in AD 64. Centuries later, the “fiddling while Rome burns” charges is popularly directed at people who preoccupy […]
Devolution for provinces to protect democracy in Sri Lanka
‘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 […]