A visionary leader
A young man in a bush shirt and white slacks came
into my office to meet one of my colleagues Obadaarachchi, a young
graduate working with us. The year was 1970 and we were working for
a senior SLFP Vice President, buddy to Premier S.W.R.D.
Bandaranaike, the legendary Badiudin Mahmud, then Education Minister
of the United Front government of 1970 of Premier Sirimavo
Manifesto of an un-common candidate
I am un-common, not in the sense that I am a
rare creature, but I stand in opposition to the notion of a ‘common
candidate’ or a candidate that professes a love for a collective and
pledges to alleviate some or all of their miseries. I am ‘un-common’
then in that I am not common or, more precisely, not about ‘common’.
I am, in other words, about me. About myself.
Annual Congress - Postgraduate Institute of
Farmers banking on hi-tech research
The 21st Annual Congress of the Postgraduate
Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), University of Peradeniya, will be
held on Thursday and Friday at the Plant Genetic Resources Centre in