Helping the self-employed
A Government Pension Scheme for the
Sri Lanka is among the countries with a high
ageing population. Presently over 10 percent is senior citizens
(over 60 years) of the total population. Demography specialists have
analyzed that these percentages will increase to 25 percent by 2025.
It will be a huge challenge for senior citizens, children, the
Government and society. When we consider the above situation, we
need to have a strong social security benefit program to help our
Education for peace
Murderous acts by illegal power maniacs were not
even heard of all three communities lived in peace in the whole of
Sri Lanka - eg. Colombo District, say Wellawatta was vastly
inhabited by the good Tamils, while a fair Sinhala population lived
in the Northern province - there was the most popular well developed
Sinhala Maha Vidyalaya in Jaffna town and six other schools in
A problem of alienation
A small group of Muslims, some of them
Pakistanis, some of Pakistani origin and few from the poor
localities in Colombo, supported Pakistan during the one-day cricket
match at the Premadasa Stadium last week. This was unfortunate
incident at a time when every effort need to be made to bring all
the communities together. However, this has nothing to do with the
community as a whole.
General Nalin Seneviratne:
Tribute to a brave son of our soil
I write this tribute to my friend and colleague
Nalin Seneviratne on his 78th Birth Anniversary which falls today.
We have been close colleagues and friends since 1954, when he joined
the Ceylon Engineers where I had been since 1952.