D. A. Rajapaksa - great son of Ruhuna
It is a great pleasure to hear that, from time
immemorial, our country which was eulogized as the Pearl of the
Indian Ocean and Granary of the East was the motherland of great
rulers, sophisticated and religious intellectuals with pious
sentiments, knowledgeable persons etc. Such literati built the
country and the nation; developed and protected the religion; made
the people happy and delighted; created and nurtured a predominant
culture, art and literature and provided valuable models that other
nations in the world might follow.
Suggestions for development of higher education
in Sri Lanka - Part IV:
More options for students
In Sri Lanka there is the need for a radical
reform of higher education in the context of its
socio-economic-educational developments. The most powerful factor in
Sri Lanka has been extraordinary expansion of secondary education in
recent decades. The development constitutes the major factor behind
the strongly felt need for qualitative and structural transformation
of higher education.
The significance of Haj
“Labbaik! Allahumma Labbaik, La Shareekalaka!
Innal Hamdu Wal Ne’matha Laka Wal Mulk La Shareeka Lak” (I stand up
for thy service, O Allah I stand up! There is no partner with thee!
I stand up! Verily thine is the praise, the blessing and the
kingdom! There is no partner with thee).
The torments of balding
Millions of men the world over go bald and none
of them do like it a bit. It is quite natural, therefore, that
balding men tend to worry unduly the moment they look at the mirror
and find out that they are thinning out on top! Their immediate
reflex action would be to try secretly to resolve the problem in
utter desperation and try secret remedies ranging from various oil
shampoos to application of ‘Walas thel (Bear oil), salads cream,
albumen of eggs and even trying ‘cow-licks’!