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