President at Independence celebrations:
Change attitudes for freedom and progress
‘Inconvenient and difficult decisions also
necessary for nation’s progress’:
I am extremely proud to address you as a nation
that has shown immense commitment to the freedom of the Motherland.
On this occasion, I remember all heroes who fought for freedom
against the world’s dangerous invaders and bestowed upon us with a
heritage that is precious and invaluable. I also remember with great
honour all the war heroes who sacrificed their lives to defeat
Meditations on true owners of ‘Egypt’
The Morning Inspection - Malinda
Woody Allen once asked two disturbing questions.
‘What if nothing exists and we’re all in somebody’s dream?’ was one.
The other was even more worrisome: ‘What if only that fat guy in the
third row exists?’ My friend Errol Alphonso send me this quote some
time ago. Made me laugh and also wonder. ‘What if’ are two words
that can take us to crazy as well as wonderfully open spaces of mind
Challenge to win Peace
On My Watch - Luclen Rajakarunanayake
The 62nd anniversary of Independence last year
was celebrated in the early aftermath of the defeat of the LTTE and
terrorism, and between two national elections that roughly laid out
the directions in which the country was to move after thirty years
of battle with terrorism. The elections resulted in the overwhelming
victory of Mahinda Rajapaksa in his re-election as President and his
leadership of the UPFA to a resounding victory in Parliament.