The UNP’s volatile urban chauvinists
Amongst the oddest pronouncements on the General
Election was the claim of the Opposition Leader that Parliament did
not have a mandate from the people. Interestingly enough, this
assertion, that ‘Though the Government has a majority they do not
have a mandate from the people’ was reported in just one Sunday
paper, while the papers that normally highlight opposition rhetoric
kept silent about this particular gaffe.
A one-sport nation is nothing to brag about
Sunday night, May 2, 2010 I went to an amazing
place; a gymnasium with all kinds of strange looking gadgets. Now I
have been to gymnasiums and have seen exercise machines. I’ve seen
television programs where well built men and women with what are
taught to believe are ‘perfect bodies’ go on and on about the
virtues of such equipment. I haven’t really paid much notice to
Serb Parliament apologizes for Srebrenica
Will United Nations too apologize?
On March 31, 2010 the Serbian Parliament
apologized for the 1995 genocide of around 9,000 Bosnian Muslims in
Srebrenica, after years of denial that it ever occurred. The
massacre has been described as the worst war atrocity since World
War II. Many described this move not as a change of heart, but as a
ruse to join the European Union.