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Wednesday, 7 March 2012






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THOUGHT for the Day

Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking
                              - Mahatma Gandhi


Prof. Paul created pathway for Lankans to learn engineering – Part II:

IESL for practical and open dialogue

Similarly, today after enjoying that freedom for over six decades, and in my own personal view quite disarrayed and perhaps even lost in our focus, we are about to launch ourselves from a middle income level country to a developing country… It is a time that we need more and more people in the calibre of late Prof. Paul. In that context it is most relevant.

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Do we need a special day to celebrate being women?

International Women’s Day falls tomorrow. Every year, March 8 comes upon the factory worker, the garment worker, the housewife, the student, the teacher, the scientist, the businesswoman and all other women with the kind of fervour and excitement reserved for big holidays. Women being pragmatic and hands-on as mothers and wives, usually take it in their stride. It happens to be just another day - but at least, it gives some of us the opportunity to remind the world that the hand that rocks the cradle does indeed rule the world - when it comes to moulding the lives of the next generation, passing on values and traditions that make life worthwhile and meaningful.

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An open letter to Ban ki-Moon, Secretary General of United Nations

Dear Mr Ban ki-Moon,

I am writing this letter to you on behalf of the people of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, mainly on behalf of the youths, the ones affected by war when they were supposed to be enjoying their childhood, the ones who thought they would not make it past their teens due to the civil war, but now can see a brighter future, a better chance at survival. I am writing this letter to share with you my opinion, which I believe is shared among the people of Sri Lanka. The opinion is that we believe our nation has been the target of scrutiny by many powerful states, we find this unjust as it interferes in the path of our development.

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