Mauara reservoir brings prosperity to Ruhuna
Hambantota District’s largest irrigation scheme
marks 9th anniversary:
The heritage of Ruhuna includes its golden soil.
But it has not been fertile due to the acute scarcity of water. It
was to solve this problem that the foundation was laid for the
Mauara reservoir at Meegahajandura in 1997. But it did not become
just another foundation stone only.
Miliband’s baseless allegations
Taking Miliband seriously was a mistake that the
British media now generally managed to avoid. It had to be noted
that Miliband was an ambitious politician, who had to nurse his
supporters, and that several Labour MPs were dependent on the votes
of Tamils who they mistakenly assumed were LTTE supporters. There
had been threats to withhold support from Labour, and naturally
Labour leaders with personal ambitions had to respond. If Labour
were defeated at the coming election, Miliband would present himself
as the leading candidate to supplant Gordon Brown, and he needed to
build up support for this.
BACK TO BASICS – Renton de Alwis
Choice before us: Fish or nets to fish
I always admired Chinese pragmatism and the fine
blend of India’s idealistic-realism. No nonsense, the Chinese take a
way forward based on what’s good for the many and what can work
best. Indians, on the other hand give us a blend of spiritual
idealism and democratic means of dealing with ground realities; a
masala which can not be concocted by any other. All may not seem to
be well in both systems, especially when one attempts to judge them
using dominantly held western measure-sticks we have acquired
recently. Many flaws may be seen and critiques looking at bits of it
can without doubt, thrive.