Decisions that changed the course of Lanka’s history
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says it was President Mahinda
Rajapaksa’s determination that ultimately helped the Army defeat the
Tigers. “President Mahinda Rajapaksa took several brave decisions.
In the final analysis, it was the cumulative effect of those
decisive, brave decisions that enabled Sri Lankan Armed Forces to
liquidate the LTTE.” He says, “usually in a military operation the
world outside the conflict theatre, domestic and international, see
only soldiers fighting.
Honour, reputation and outliving ...
Elections are tense events, more so for those
seeking political office than for those who elect them. First of all
there are the anxieties suffered by individual political parties,
especially those that are not frontrunners and indeed face the real
threat of being wiped out. Then we have the individuals, both among
the favourites and the probable losers. They spend scandalous
amounts of money and wonder if they will get elected.
Access and excellence in higher education
The institutions to be set up by foreign
educational providers are unlikely to improve access and quality.
More public investment in higher education and academic
collaboration with the best universities could bring in the desired
results. Human Resource Development Union Minister, Kapil Sibal has
claimed that access to, and the quality of the Indian higher
education would improve substantially with the entry of foreign
educational providers in the country.