Current phase of global recovery and implications for Sri Lanka
In the aftermath of the global economic crisis,
there has been a noticeable shift in economic clout, moving from the
USA and the debt-plagued countries of the eurozone, to the emerging
markets of Asia.
Asian Americans most bullied in US schools: study
Asian Americans endure far more bullying at US
schools than members of other ethnic groups, with teenagers of the
community three times as likely to face taunts on the Internet, new
Education Colossus turns 125
Ananda College, Colombo celebrates a very
significant milestone today. The premier Buddhist educational
institution for boys originally known as the English Buddhist
School, turns 125, having opened its doors to just 37 students on
November 1, 1886 at 61, Maliban Street, Pettah. C. W. Leadbeater was
the first principal. It was named Ananda College in 1895, after
Arahat Ananda Thera, the Buddha's most devoted disciple. Today, it
has nearly 7,000 students in all grades and over 250 teachers.
YAKADAYA: from Iron Man to Serene Man
I was there when hundreds of people thronged and
stormed the Chilaw Magistrate's Court to catch a glimpse of Yakadaya
(the 'Iron Man') who was brought on a stretcher and produced before
magistrate L.W.L. Waidiyaratne in connection with three plaints
filed against him by the Chilaw Police on March 15, 1978.