Dengue’s human cost
What is the State’s responsibility?:
Dengue has spread to almost all districts. The
disease is threatening the entire population of Jaffna North to
Matara South and Batticaloa East to Colombo West and Kandy Central.
The afflicted victims are those from the rich and the poor.
On dimensioning time
A close friend of mine was hospitalized
for depression and related conditions which warranted close medical
observation and indeed restraint for he was convinced there was
nothing wrong and consequently given to violent objection to
‘treatment’. This was in 1985. I believe in August or September. I
spent a month and a half in the Psychiatric Ward of the General
Hospital, Colombo with my friend. Nights.
Bishop Edmund Peiris:
Promoter of national culture
Twenty first death anniversary fell on September
The Bishop was born in Chilaw and created
history by becoming the first Sinhala Bishop of Sri Lanka besides
being Chilaw’s first Catholic priest. He had his early education at
the now defunct St Mary’s English School where he studied up to the