Role of Civil Society
Asoka Wijetilleka Senior Deputy Inspector General
of Police Western Province, Field Force Headquarters Traffic
Administration and Road Safety In every civilized society, a Police
system exists for the common good of the entire community. World
over, the primary duty of any Police Force is the prevention and the
detention of crime and criminal law enforcement with the view to
apprehending perpetrators of crime and collecting evidence against
them enabling them to be prosecuted in Courts of law.
Welcome change for the better
I was surprised to read a news item that
appeared in several national newspapers regarding the felling of
Indian Willows along the two sides of the Independence Avenue in
Colombo. The surprise was due to the distorted impression the news
item tends to mischievously create in the minds of the reader that
the government authorities responsible for this action are resorting
to wanton destruction of well-grown trees in the name of beautifying
the city of Colombo.
Dry farming: untapped potential in dry zone for field crops
Since the early stage of dry zone civilization,
Sri Lanka has been strenuously endeavouring towards the attainment
of economic prosperity through agriculture. These civilizations were
basically founded on agricultural systems integrated with irrigated
rice culture and chena or slash and burn cultivation.