Steady implementation of LLRC recommendations -
Massive development in the North
Economic development continues to play a pivotal
role in the reconciliation process and the return to normalcy.
Massive infrastructure and development programmes are underway in
the former conflict-affected areas of the Northern and Eastern
Provinces. The government has embarked upon 27 donor assisted
projects of which 23 are implemented in the North and the East to
develop infrastructure including housing, roads, bridges, schools,
hospitals and irrigation schemes, valued at approximately USD 201
million for the year 2011 alone,
The Human Dimension
Don’t our children matter to us anymore?
Personally, I find any news unpalatable when it
is about a missing child. Last week was a lot more unpalatable; a
five year old boy had been abused beyond all accepted norms and died
as a result of his injuries.
George Clooney, Mary Foster and Anagarika Dharmapala
In the film ‘The Descendants’, George Clooney
plays the descendant of a Hawaiian princess and a ‘Haole’ (white
foreigner), who is the sole trustee of a vast ancestral holding of
land on the island of Kaua’i and who has to decide what to do with
it: most of his relatives want to develop it as a tourist resort.