Political Quotas for Women:
Why is Sri Lanka lagging behind?
There is a silent revolution taking place in the
most disparate and unlikely places around the world. It is changing
the structures, and the very texture of democracy and governance in
those countries. It is giving voice to a whole section of the
population which has been traditionally marginalised from decision
making in relation to issues of governance.
A relatively cost free ten-point plan for improving road safety
It is well-known that our roads have become
increasingly unsafe over the years. As far as I know, no serious
attempt is being made to correct this trend. A recent study
conducted by a team headed by Prof. Amal Kumarage of the University
of Moratuwa and published as a booklet titled ďAnalysis of road
accidents in Sri LankaĒ reveals some disturbing facts regarding road
Remembering an officer and a gentleman
It is 10 years to the day today, that Col. Fazly
Laphir, perhaps the quintessential Special Forces warrior, laid down
his life attempting to save 1500 besieged fellow soldiers in the
Mullaitivu camp. But to his dearest wife Anoma, relatives and
friends, it seems only yesterday that he walked among them with his
ever engaging smile.