A people's mandate for democracy over terrorism in the East
Excerpts from the address by Rohitha Bogollagama,
Minister of Foreign Affairs, at Carlton Club, London on June 9.
I do not need to tell you how democratic processes work. But I can
assure you that the Government is not pursuing a military solution
to address the grievances of our people, but yes, it is using the
military to root out terrorism.
Today is World Day Against Child Labour:
National education policy, need of the hour
When compared within the Asian region, Sri Lanka
has creditable achievements in aspects of education such as school
enrolment, literacy and gender equity. However, the country faced
with increasing levels of poverty due to the rising cost of living
has a war to wage. The war against child labour.
Chikungunya hits nation once again
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an alphavirus
indigenous to tropical Africa and Asia, where it is transmitted to
humans by the bite of infected mosquitoes, usually of the genus
Aedes. Chikungunya (CHIK) fever, the disease caused by CHIKV, was
first recognized in epidemic form in East Africa during 1952-1953.