Leaders focus on a resurgent Sri Lanka:
Building social capital on the foundation of national unity
I am honoured humbled by the invitation to
deliver this year’s Hon. D.A. Rajapaksa oration on this solemn
occasion commemorating the life and legacy of the late Mr. Rajapaksa.
This year’s commemoration ceremony is very significant, because the
year 2009 marks an important milestone of the history of Sri Lanka.
There is a Berlin Wall inside western media
The 20th anniversary of the demolition of the
96-mile long Berlin Wall which marked the collapse of the Soviet
Union, Germany’s unification and the end of Cold War was observed
throughout the Europe especially in Germany with great festivity.
The Morning Inspection
Student politics bloodied by absence of reason and courage
There was a joke that did the rounds at
Peradeniya University in the mid 1980s. Whenever we met someone from
the University of Colombo, we would say, umbalage ithin thiyenne
shishya satan ne’. ‘Shishya satan in common parlance referred to
student activism or agitation.