“Every cloud has a silver lining”– The usage of this phrase came from the American Civil war, however today this phrase is one of hope and optimism – i.e. though the skies are dark, something […]
Need planned large scale farming
State should rescue the toiling farmer from the feudal time subsistence farming to large scale co-operative farming for better productivity. In Sri Lanka, today there is a lot of publicity on constitutional reforms, sharing power […]
Yes Minister is a humorous British TV episode that was first transmitted by BBC Television in the 80’s. Several episodes were adapted for BBC Radio, and a stage play was produced in 2010. Set principally […]
Lotus symbolically represents Karma
Lotus symbolically represents karma in many Asian traditions. A blooming lotus flower carries seeds inside itself while it blooms. Seed is symbolically seen as cause, the flower effect. Lotus flower is considered as a reminder […]
Just the tip of the iceberg
The latest power outage – the longest power failure island wide in 20 years in Sri Lanka represent just the tip of the iceberg, the small, perceptible part of a much larger problem that remains […]
Was Power grid in Sri Lanka allowed to erode to correct on failure?
The modern power system of transformers and lines that brings electricity from the generators at a power plant to the outlets at homes or offices is extraordinarily complex. There are dozens of possible points of […]
Truth will triumph in the End…..
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing – Edmund Burke. When things aren’t going well you may have to face the brutal truth. One of the most […]
“You have to dream before your dreams can come true”
It was Late Abdul Kalam, the scientist, author and former President of India who said “You have to dream before your dreams can come true”, and it is my dream that all able Sri Lankan […]
Environmentalists are concerned today of the lost opportunity at Sampur, where little is being done to promote renewable, as the Sampur plant of 500 MW capacity will be added to the total state-owned capacity after […]
Water crisis at Jaffna Peninsula!
Background Jaffna District population gets its drinking water from underground reservoirs that are layers of limestone aquifers on underground rock, capable of trapping water that can be pumped out for domestic consumption, agriculture and industry. […]