Great son of Sri Lanka
Emotional intelligence of a true people’s
Late Lalith Athulathmudali was mostly known among
the public as a great politician, a skilful orator and a pragmatic
leader. One thing known only to those who had close interactions
with him is the unique ability he had in dealing with people. The
skill and competency he had to work with people, is what is now
called ‘emotional intelligence’ by the human resource experts.
Umpire needs ‘protection’, oh dear!
WTF? That’s ‘what’s the fuss’ in case you
thought I was being cute about an expletive. I say ‘WTF’ because I
can’t believe what I just heard. The Empire, i.e. the coalition of
chip-on-shoulder nations with barbaric histories led by you-know-who
with sidekick and recent colony, that country on which the sun never
rises, has been so pants-down caught that it has simply gone
overboard with the idea of ‘protection’. Did I say ‘Empire’? Should
I have said ‘ex-Empire’ given that China virtually owns Barack Obama?
Should I say ‘Umpire’ or ‘Hora Umpire’ given propensity to jump to
conclusion and cheat? Let’s go with ‘umpire’ (lower-case as befits
When terror struck home of Free Speech
The savage arm of terror of the Liberation
Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) that has with its bloody trail of
assassinations and other killings, especially of all persons who
opposed its violence and silenced the voices of dissent among the
Tamil community, in Sri Lanka and abroad, last week struck at the
home of free speech - the Oxford Union, the home of Free Speech.