Fall of the Kandyan Kingdom - lessons still to be
learnt - Part II:
The Adikar’s influence
The Adikar expressed his desire to meet North
again at Avissavella to discuss a few matters of a secret nature.
North agreed and from the inquiries it became clear that the
Adikar’s object was to establish an intimate and perpetual union,
placing ‘the Royal pageant under the protection of a British force,
while securing his own authority on an undisputed footing. On having
a satisfactory guarantee that expenditure by way of supplies and
commodities would be available Major General Hay Macdowal was to be
sent early to the Court with an imposing armed escort to prevent any
opposition to the execution of the plans.
Africa’s rainforests ‘more resilient’ to climate change
Tropical forests in Africa may be more resilient
to future climate change than the Amazon and other regions, a
gathering of scientists has said. An international conference agreed
that the region’s surviving tree species had endured a number of
climatic catastrophes over the past 4,000 years.
Must it be the West against the rest?
Sri Lanka's ambassador in Geneva - Tamara
Kunanayakam's comment on UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka makes good
sense. She said, "The resolution judges the intentions of an elected
government, and proposes actions that arise from unwarranted
hypotheses. These hypotheses are of a piece with the condign
criticism from countries advancing this resolution when the LLRC was
‘English education’; money - spinning investment
According to Aristotle education is to bring out
the best in a person. Even the weakest child is capable of the
greatest good even academically or otherwise. No one knows who the
children will become in their future. Therefore, the parents invest
their hard earned money on their children's education dreaming to
see their children become the best. Therefore, in this life long
process of education they make a number of sacrifices to widen their
children's horizons and to gift them the best.