Domestic agriculture and future challenges
After Sri Lanka obtained political independence
from the British in 1948, and prices of cash crops had begun to fall
relatively to those of consumer imports (Prebisch,1950), the
governments of Sri Lanka began to pay greater attention to domestic
agriculture of rice and subsidiary food crops, for subsistence,
while the plantation agriculture was sustained mainly for export.
A notable among Asia’s Finance Ministers
In the spotlight today is the versatile Ronnie
de Mel, an all round and talented individual and remarkable
personality. A product of S.Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia, he was
once a student of the University of Ceylon and a member of the
Ceylon Civil Service and a Cabinet Minister of Finance from 1977-
1988, a record for a local Finance Minister.
Prof. J. E. Jayasuriya - renowned Sri Lankan educationist
This pen portrait of Prof. J.E. Jaysuriya is
written to recall the educational contributions and thinking of
Prof. J. E. Jayasuriya who was a educationist par excellence
contributed enormously to the development of teacher education in
Sri Lanka. Prof. J. E. Jayasuriya memorial lecture on the theme
‘Some Reflections on Pre-School Education in Sri Lanka’ will be
delivered by Prof. Narada Warnasuriya at the Sri Lanka Foundation
Institute auditorium today (February 14).
Free Education proposals and tuition - Part IV:
Why students go for tuition
There were queries, complaints and repercussions
in the media and among the general public about misbehaviour among
boys and girls who attend tuition classes, teachers not excluded on
the one hand, and on the other, complaints from the school
authorities, from parents, from police and from the general public
about certain schoolchildren who in the pretext of attending private
classes resorting to numerous nefarious activities. Some of these
incidents are being highlighted in the media.