Permanent houses for slum dwellers in Colombo - Azath Sally
Here are extracts of the interview:
The UPFA will definitely win all LG bodies for
three reasons. They are the disunity of the UNP, its leadership
crisis and the lack of credible people from UNP to contest. The UNP
always had CMC power and changed only twice which was not due to the
voters. But this time the UPFA will definitely win.
Learning from disabilities
Chalindha Peiris is the son of one of my
cousins. I first met him when he was about three years old. This was
at my cousinís house after the funeral of his grand uncle. He struck
me as a bubbly, always-with-a-smile kid. I vaguely remember my
father telling me that Chalindha suffered from some disorder of the
nerves which impaired mobility. The next I saw him was a few years
ago when he came to my late mother seeking advice regarding applying
to universities in the USA. He had changed, naturally.
US financial crisis: an economic Armageddon?
It was indeed a tireless and magnificent effort
by the Congressional leaders of America to avert the countryís first
ever financial default - inability to pay its debts - which would
have meant defaulting on its legal obligations to pay social
security and medicare benefits, salaries of military personnel,
interest on the debt and other similar expenditure, putting the
whole nation into economic and social chaos.