SL’s progress on reconciliation
The course of Sri Lanka’s history changed on May
19, 2009. Since then, there has been significant progress in the
area of reconciliation. Sri Lanka witnessed progress in three
different areas. First, humanitarian assistance, second,
socio-economic development and third, political engagement.
A smile from Lanka
The best gift we can bring back from a so-called
‘failed state’ is a Smile. Visiting Sri Lanka I noticed a peculiar
expression on the face of almost all the people I saw: Sinhalese and
Tamil, Buddhist and Hindu, Christian and Muslim. It took me a while
to figure out what this strange expression was: it was a smile.
The passionate socialist
Everything about Philip Gunawardena when he
first burst into politics had the quality of legend. He was the new
prophet who brought the gospel of socialism to Ceylon. Hewagam
Korale where he was born was the land of the Sinhala soldier.