Messing up of the value of honour
A war victory for a country means the result of a
combined effort. It may be because of that President Mahinda
Rajapaksa always says ‘it is not mine’. But some people have made it
out that as something that belongs to them, and their own.
Everything belongs to me.
Blessed are the rain-makers for they make the earth yield hope
I was not anywhere close to the Nandikadal
Lagoon during the last stages of the struggle to save the thousands
upon thousands held hostage by the LTTE. In fact the ‘war’ came to
me second-hand, i.e. in terms of people I knew who died, the
question marks that descended like the monsoon rains and flooded
household and sensibility on account of terrorism spilling over
‘contested’ territory and all wrecking everything associated with
the word ‘civilization’.
Moulding Sri Lanka’s graduates into leaders: suggestion for
The government spends 2.8 percent of GDP on
education which covers free school uniforms, free breakfast for
students in underprivileged schools, free textbooks from Grade One
to Grade 11. Yet youth unemployment is high and poses a major
problem. Less than six percent gain admission to one of 15
universities in Sri Lanka. Graduates are unemployed because there is
little demand for the degrees they have completed.