Cultural orthodoxy and popular Sinhala music
Culture is an evolutionary process, and in that
evolution, which is a ceaseless progression, there is integration
and rejection. Those that are integrated become part of that
culture. It is only then that they qualify to be artifacts. But that
takes time. Art, or the products of creative enterprise therefore,
can never be weighed and considered, nor evaluated or interpreted in
terms of culture.
Teaching and learning English:
A failed exercise?
Please use your executive powers and in the same
way you have successfully fought terrorism, lead the battle to teach
English to our rural children. With your love for the rural poor,
this battle too is yours to win.
World must save them from extinction threat
Today, we celebrate the international day of the
world’s indigenous people:
The voices of Indigenous peoples, if we take the
trouble to listen to them, convey priceless messages to the world:
their traditions, particularly ethical and spiritual ones, coupled
with their management of complex ecosystems and their know-how, all
play a vital role in the search for development and peace.