The spectre of Sinhala nationalist terrorism
The LTTE scored a major victory in April. The
only way its leadership can convince the majority of Tamils and the
international community that it is relevant is by demonstrating that
Tamils are being oppressed in Sri Lanka with government collusion.
The need for public health interventions to prevent head and
The standards of health in Sri Lanka measured by
any conventional guideline is very satisfactory. The rates of infant
mortality at 14 per 1000 live births, and an expectation of life at
birth of 73 years are indicators any developing county can be proud
Media: Ten stories that desperately need to be told
Every year, the U.N.'s Department of Public
Information unveils its list of the world's 10 most under-reported
stories, implying that politics, murder and sex scandals still take
precedence over poverty, peace-building or economic development.
The soul of mateship
The most frequently used single word in
Australian verbal communication has to be: "mate". This pleasant
word is part of Australian culture and has been used from the
beginnings of Australian history.