Sirimavo R.D. Bandaranaike : Martyr in the cause of truth, democracy
Today, the portrait of the world's first lady Prime
Minister would be unveiled in the portals of Parliament. Illustrious for
her historic renown and for distinguished service to the people of this
country she is worthy of this national commemoration. She is, Sirimavo
Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike (1916-2000), Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
(1960-1965, 1970-1977, 1994-2000).
Fruits: luscious, beckoning but beguiling
Pesticide use is increasingly a hot topic. Its
ill-effects have become all very controversial matter. However the wrong
lies not so much in its use as in its misuse, according to agricultural
scientist Dr. Nimal Dissanayake, currently Second-in-Command at the
Batalagoda Rice Research and Training Institute.