Budget ballast for economy - Part II:
Good ideas canít wait
Though of course decisions must be made by the
technical experts in the Ministry, it is vital that affected
communities are consulted, and kept informed of progress. One
difficulty in ensuring this I suppose is that responsibility is
exercised at different levels, which is why we must ensure better
coordination between Central and Provincial Ministries. I hope that
the structural changes needed to ensure this will be implemented
swiftly, with the needs of local communities, and their right to be
consulted and informed, being the key factors that administrative
reforms should fulfil.
How the discourse on Human Rights is perverted
I was called up by the BBC when they received a
leaked copy of the Report to the Secretary General on the work of UN
Agencies in Sri Lanka during the conflict period. They wanted me to
comment and, though they would not share with me what they had, I
agreed since I did not want the debate to go by default.
Musaeus, mother and mentor from America...
The beginnings of Musaeus College (101st
anniversary of Marie Musaeus Higgins' arrival and 99th anniversary
of laying of foundation stone) Marie Musaeus Higgins was born on May
18, 1855 in Wismar, in the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany
where her father Theodore Mussaeus was a forestry magistrate. Her
brother Friedrich emigrated to the United States of America and she
joined him there in the 1880s.