Political solution through reconciliation
Since June this year, when we last addressed this
forum, Sri Lanka has made significant strides towards a lasting and
durable solution to our long-standing conflict. I wish to
acknowledge with gratitude the keen interest the members of this
Council have displayed in the evolving situation in Sri Lanka and
wish to reassure them that, with the defeat of terrorism, the
President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Government is doing its utmost to
restore, rebuild and renew the foundations of a democratic social
order throughout the Lankan territory.
The Morning Inspection - Malinda
The black and white of the (mis)information industry
There is this strange thing about skin colour.
If you are white, you can do no wrong, you are above-board,
intelligent, good hearted etc etc, at least that’s what certain
high-ranking people on the global stage seems to believe. I am
talking specifically about James Elder, UNICEF’s Communications
Director in Sri Lanka, who has been asked to leave the island by
September 21, 2009.
Don Bosco Vocational Training Centres:
Beacon to a darkened landscape
Don Bosco Vocational Training Centres are
located in all parts of Sri Lanka. There are no less than 10 such
training centres approved by the Board of Investment alone and they
scattered from North to the South and East to the West. What
business is a vocational training centre having with the Board of
Investment? That seems a very legitimate question.
The ninth death anniversary of M. H. M. Ashraff
Kingmaker of the East
Nine years sounds quite a long period, but not
when it comes to Ashraff. It seems only yesterday that he took off
without bidding us farewell. Aman his only son, a young man with his
adorable Zahara, by his side brings but Ashraff to life. The
humility, genuine warmth, and secrecy in generosity in abundance, is
truly Ashraff in Aman.