Together we can move forward
We have reached a watershed in the annals of our
modern history and we must not, and will not, let the unique
opportunity to build a Sri Lanka that we can all be proud of, slip
from our grasp.
Aney, please donít Ďrepresentí me!
Elections are essentially processes which allow
people to select representatives. The would-be representative,
therefore, spends a lot of time, energy and money, trying to
convince the voter that he/she would be the better representative,
would air their concerns at relevant forums and do everything
possible to redress grievance. What happens thereafter we really
donít have to talk about, do we? But thatís not my concern.
Reaping a better harvest
The role of academic institutes towards
The results of scientific research need to reach
the farming community for which there has to be a close working
environment between the two. Agricultural development is of prime
importance to attain self-sufficiency in our food requirement, with
lowering production cost while noting that demands and aspirations,
as well as social values and farmersí attitudes are changing, this
golden opportunity should be embraced by the staff and students of
all the universities to mobilize themselves to introduce scientific
agriculture (especially to the areas of the North and East), for
which we will require the following.
Developing countries and debt sustainability
The global financial crisis which erupted in
2008 has raised the spectre of external debt difficulties for a
larger group of countries. Reduced export earnings have diminished
the resources available to service existing debt while balance -
payments difficulties have required a number of developing countries
to increase their external borrowing.