All measures to
protect historical artifacts:
Security at museums will be strengthened - Minister Ekanayake
We have taken steps to strengthen security at
museums belonging to the ministry. There are valuable artefacts in
museums located in Polonnaruwa, Abhayagiriya, Kataragama and Galle.
We have made arrangements to provide training for our security
guards on weapons handling with the assistance of the Defence
Ministry, said Culture and Arts Minister T B Ekanayake during an
interview with the Daily News.
Ivory demand could see African elephant wiped out
A soaring demand for ivory in China and the Far
East is putting Africa's elephant population under strain and could
see the creatures wiped out altogether by poachers in some
countries, conservationists have warned.
Sri Lanka Rights Watch
Educational Reform - some outstanding issues
One of the issues that comes up again and again
in the Human Rights Action Plan is the need for reforms in education
and training. This is obviously connected with the ‘variance in the
quality of education’ in different areas, which entrenches iniquity,
but in addition there are several instances,
On the Sidelines
Re-opening the suicide of Dr. Kelly
Dr. Kelly was involved in many investigations of
violation of 1972 Biological Weapons Convention by various countries
including the Soviet Union. Then he joined as a United Nations
weapons inspector in Iraq at the end of Gulf War. He visited Iraq 37
times and his success in uncovering Iraq’s biological weapons
programme led to he being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
British secret service MI6 sought out his opinion on Iraq and on
many other issues. He was a prominent figure in the cream of British