Double standards of Philip Alston and Christoff Heyns
I have now had a chance to go through the report
presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council by Christoff
Heyns who has taken over the mantle of Philip Alston. He clearly
sees himself as Alston Mark 2 for he actually says that ‘some
further evidence was obtained and considered by the current me’
(doubtless as opposed to the ‘earlier me’, Philip Alston).
The names of the rose(s)
My friend Rusiru Kalpagee Chitrasena has started
a Facebook group called Poth Kiyavana Aya or ‘Those who read books’.
Yesterday he had posted a comment about Umberto Eco’s ‘The Name of
the Rose,’ one of my favourite novels. I had read it many years ago
and had duly misplaced two copies in the process of moving around
(and down?) in the world.
Creating unnecessary problems
No one from the private sector requested that
they be given a pension payment. It seems that they did not have
such an idea even in their subconscious mind. But the government
took the initiative. It seems that such thinking came into being
since the President was always a leader who was close to the hearts
of the working community.