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The history of the world is but the biography of great men
                                 - Thomas Carlyle

 

‘National rejuvenation getting into top gear’ - Part IV:

Reintegration with the focus on multiple choices

Forty six different vocational training courses were also provided to the beneficiaries of the rehabilitation programme. The courses involved many sectors, including agriculture, industry, services and entrepreneurship. Substantial opportunities were provided for training information technology, with assistance from private sector implementation partners, and a computer lab was set up with the capacity to train approximately 100 persons at a given time.

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Reminiscences of Gold

Like Father, Like Daughter

Manouri Muttetuwegama is a remarkable lady who is no stranger to politics. Coming from a political background, she is well versed in the intricacies and subtleties of the political arena. Having been a daughter and wife of two famous politicians, she understands the sacrifices one has to make when one deals in politics. She is also a Barrister and Attorney- at- Law, who has been very active in the field of Human Rights. This week Reminiscences in Gold features this vivacious lady.

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Resettlement, housing assistance and livelihood development

I have noted previously that the failure of government to make its position clear on a number of issues has been one of the main difficulties about Reconciliation. I say this because, by and large, the government position on most issues has been extremely positive, and inadequacies are more due to inefficiency than policy. But because the system does not encourage transparency, very good practices do not get the appreciation they deserve.

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Dr N M Perera’s 33rd death anniversary :

Doughty fighter and man of principles

A great son of Sri Lanka, national leader, brilliant economist cum political scientist, exemplary statesman, above all man of principles foremost upholder of democratic socialism passed away on August 14, 1979. Born on June 5, 1905 as Nanayakkarapathirage Martin Perera at ‘Thotalanga’, Grandpass, Colombo 14, his father was a businessman Nanayakkarapathirage Abraham Perera and mother was Ranwalage Johana Perera. Martin Perera's father hailed from Wattala-Hendala area and settled down in Grandpass to commence his business as a trader. His mother was from Sedawatte, Wellampitiya.

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