A service of sea-planes can be operated from the scenic beauty
Kaluganga lagoon in Kalutara to Bentota, Hikkaduwa and other down South
popular tourists destinations.
A few years back when the country was without any disturbance,
shuttle service of single sea-plane was air-borne from the Kalutara
lagoon to Bentota tourist zone.
It was operated by a private company owner and earned a sizesable
Kalutara lagoon is one of the best surfing destinations to the
foreigners who love water sports.
C M Kamburawala
The employees of the State institutions serve both for the Government
and the public. But they are divided into two groups such as Government
servants and semi-Government employees. The former after retirement
enjoy benefits like pension, after his or her death to the family,
railway warrants etc. But nothing to the latter.
Therefore, I wish to suggest to the Public Administration and Home
Affairs Ministry to consider the following benefits to those who retire
from the semi-Government services.
1. To give the opportunity of booking holiday bungalows relevant to
their institutions on concessionary rates to their families and another
10 adults with children to enjoy their purpose. And if their any other
benefits that could be given also to be included.
2. In the case of ferry services which will soon be in operation from
Sri Lanka to India the present and the past employees of Ceylon Shipping
Corporation, Sri Lanka Ports Authority and Colombo Dockyard should be
given concessionary rates for their families.
Nazly Cassim Colombo 13
Perhaps cricket may the one pastime that the youth in Sri Lanka may
nurture their future conduct to a large extent. Their idols are firstly
their own school cricketers and more particularly thereafter the
national cricketers, whom they see at every international game over the
In this exercise they are keen observers of the conduct of every
player, both local and foreign. In this respect we, are proud of the
conduct of our Captain - Sangakkara, his deputy Mahela Jayawardena and
the rest of the team. Though a fair exhibition of revelry could be
understood, they, by and large do not make a song and dance of their
achievements on the field.
It is an acceptable reaction when an important wicket falls or a
difficult catch taken for the team members to extend a gesture of
appreciation to the bowler or to the fielder. It is not an outcome
consequent to a demand or a command unlike in the instance of a
particular captain, who points a finger to the sky inviting the rest of
his team to jump over each others shoulders to grab him in an embrace.
Cricket enthusiasts expect the best examples of leadership qualities
to be exhibited by the captains, when they are on the field. During the
recent World Cup Preliminary fixtures we were able to witness some of
the best examples of leadership, understandably by almost all the
captains, whenever there had been a slip up on the field by a fielder.
However, there had been a few unsavoury instances on the field in the
recent encounters, where a captain was often seen with a very visible
facial curse whenever a fielder missed a catch or fumbled with the ball.
These are a very poor exhibition of leadership.
B Mark Jayaratne, Colombo 8
Quacks are known as bogus medical practitioners,
Their nefarious activities should alert all quarters.
They do resort to practices highly irregular,
Day-by-day, their involvements seem to be growing larger.
Tricksters are they and they do untold damage to patients,
For they appear to do their job sans care or caution.
In their vocation, uses are few; abuses are many,
Apparently, they carry out them for the sake of money.
They perform abortion on helpless and hopeless women,
Most of who have become victims of immoral men.
Imposters and confidence tricksters are they,
With their thriving practice, they've come to stay.
They continue to pose a threat to the general public,
For the steps taken against them are not at all drastic.
The medical profession is indeed a noble profession,
From those involved, it demands dedication and devotion.
These imposters with parasitical
instincts are increasing,
Genuine practitioners with common
interests are diminishing.
Organizations like the GMOA shouldn't remain silent,
Somehow, they must put an end to
the malpractices prevalent.
Abortion is killing; killing in any
form is a grave crime,
The image of the noble profession
is blackened with grime.
Human values, morality and respect
for law and order are at - stake,
Overhauling the prevailing system
can bring the much-needed - break.
M I Mohamed Ansar 'Dharul Azam' Matara
A lorry "spiriting away" iron rails belonging to the railway was
detected on a random check recently carried out by the police. It now
gives a clue possibly to many mysterious disappearances of heavy
man-hole covers and lids on our roads.
The job of tracing the culprits also termed as "the fences" operating
in the various towns supposedly feeding the king pins of this lucrative
scrap iron business racket becomes easier for the police as the circular
and rectangular iron slabs carry indelible "tell tale" letterings such
as FHNWSDB - SEWERS/Telecom cables etc embossed on them.
W Meadows - Dehiwela
There are a large number of milk farmers in the Beruwala electorate
who lament, unable to sell their liquid milk at reasonable prices. Some
hoteliers used to purchase and collect the liquid milk from farm houses
but they don't settle payments in due course or pay ready cash.
This situation has caused much inconvenience to the milk farmers.
Therefore if the Livestock Development Ministry take measures to instal
a milk purchasing centre in this area it would be a great consolation to
the milk farmers.
C M K