Resolute action against LTTE by UN essential
The Working Group of the Security Council
on Children and Armed Conflict, meeting yesterday, expressed serious
concern about continuing recruitment of children by the LTTE and the
Karuna Faction. Members of the Working Group commended the
Government of Sri Lanka for action being taken to follow-up on
recommendations made by the Working Group at its meeting last year,
and for the commitment of the Government to work with the Working
Group of the Security Council to eradicate the recruitment of
children for violent purposes.
Shock factor in aviation
A key determinant of current politics is the
shock factor. In economic terms this phenomenon can be attributed to
Milton Friedman, the reputed Nobel Laureate of the University of
Chicago School of Economics of the 1950s, who was the father of the
phrase: Is it shock, real or perceived, that starts real change?