Free Education proposals and tuition - Part II:
Examination system issues
“I should like to refer to a matter of the utmost
importance, i.e. The growing demand for free education from the
primary stage right up to the university with a view to giving every
child in this country the fullest opportunity for the development of
his talents irrespective of the means of his parents.
Crisis in Maldives
On Tuesday, Mohamed Nasheed resigned as
President of Maldives, his place being taken by the
Stanford-educated Vice-President, Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik.
The upheaval was the culmination of weeks of turmoil, which began on
January 16 when Nasheed ordered the military to arrest Justice
Abdulla Mohamed, head of the Maldives Criminal Court.
On My Watch
Asylum shopping and how AI earns its keep in Canada
There is no doubt that AI has a commendable
record on many issues of human rights and related matters through
many years. But its record of deception on Sri Lanka goes far beyond
being misled to one of deliberate distortion of facts. Its record of
bias against Sri Lanka came into the open a few months ago when the
Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) held a Walk-a-thin to raise funds -
yes 50,000 Canadian dollars for the express purpose of funding AI,