Development drive gets into top gear
I am happy to be here at the opening of the
concluding day of inco 2012 Industrial Exhibition and Trade Fair.
This gives me the opportunity to observe the initiatives of members
of the Institution of Incorporated Engineers of Sri Lanka (IIESL)
and their partners and guests in promoting the growth in the
Engineering Industry. It also gives me the satisfaction for being
able to renew my acquaintances with fellow engineers.
The Human Dimension
The battle against dengue starts with us...
Once again, the onset of dengue has set off a
tragic wheel in motion. You hear of deaths that could have been
avoided, precious children whose loss will be deeply felt. We jaw
jaw about dengue every year and then forget all about it until the
next year comes around and with it, another row of dengue related
deaths that I hope to God will never take place.
Refugees, asylum-seekers and obligations of states
Ten Top Questions on Refugees and Asylum-Seekers
answered by UNHCR’s Representative in Sri Lanka Michael Zwack on
World Refugee Day, 2012. On June 20, UNHCR marks World Refugee Day,
remembering the struggle of millions of people fleeing violence and
persecution across borders. The latest UNHCR figures in the Global
Trends 2011 report released Monday show that in 2011 more people
became refugees than at any time since 2000. Worldwide, 42.5 million
people ended 2011 either as refugees (15.42 million), internally
displaced (26.4 million), or in the process of seeking asylum
Looking after elders
It is our paramount duty to look after our
parents. Special care should be taken when they are old and become
dependents on us. A person who looks after his parents need not
worship god separately. When you look after them you must see that
they are happy and comfortable. They must not feel that they are
burden to you.