I was reading an interesting article about Charlie Chaplin, about his life and loves, and no doubt his background had something to do with his behavior.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2597412/2-000-lovers-comedy-genius-didnt-like-women-New-book-reveals-Charlie-Chaplins-obsession-young-girls-cruelly-treated-them.htmlTaking a particular section from the article, One of these children was Charlie — born in April 1889 to a part-Romany music-hall singer called Hannah Chaplin. She’d already had one son ou

My last blog entry was on the Seminar yesterday which I attended and following on from a comment in that blog entry, it was apparent what is wrong with our education in Sri Lanka that is merely reflective of the inability to grasp concepts at our universities.Students who by and large study courses such as Economics in the English language, ...

I was privileged to be invited to the Seminar “Gamani Corea’s contribution to Domestic and International Economic Policy” sponsored by the Gamani Corea Foundation, held at the Institute of Policy Studies Auditorium, at Independence Square that started at 2pm and when I left having being walked to my car by Dr.Saman Kelegama, the current Executive Director/ CEO it was 9pm. ...

It is NO April Fool’s joke, when I read this editorial in the Mirror, of an initiative of British doctors to ban the sale of cigarettes to anyone born in this Century!In my opinion it is an honest and practical way forward, and can easily be enforced, without affecting the rights of those who are already addicted. http://www.dailymirror.lk/opinion/172-opinion/45248-editorial-ban-sale-of-cigarettes-to-anyone-born-in-this-century.htmlIn this way ...

The Minister of Health (or so the news today says) has reportedly said that the private hospitals have lost over 50% of the business as they are overcharging their patients!!!!!http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=100878I ask the reporter who submitted this to seriously consider if either he is off his head or if the Minister is off his head! This is a case of misinformation ...

Minutes after the UNHRC vote in Geneva on Sri Lanka, where Russia voted against the resolution, the United Nations General Assembly in New York, adopts a resolution, “calling upon states NOT to recognize a change in status of the Crimea region” in short NOT accepting Russian Annexation or Crimean Independence!http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2014/ga11493.doc.htm There were 100 Votes for the resolution, 11 against and ...

Chinese projects, investments and contracts in Sri Lanka means that Chinese of all levels of income and wealth have now descended on Sri Lanka, many living for 5 to 10 years, who will no doubt never want to leave. Not just prisoners working out their sentences here. Just ask the Commissioner of Immigration how easy it is to let the ...

All Sri Lankans MUST realize that we are now completely isolated in this world, with no country that we can call our friends. We appear to be making a habit of isolating ourselves wherever we go! At least the Americans have two friends at least those of Canada and UK, who need each other for their own benefit and vice ...

Letter to Kamlesh Sharma – Secretary General for the Commonwealth (sent 16th March 2014) Dear Mr SharmaI view with trepidation the comments attributed to you in the link below, which if true merely point to the fact that the Commonwealth as interpreted by your statement does not wish to uphold Commonwealth values. I am well aware that your hands are ...

Imagine you are an UN Ambassador from a country that has membership of the UNHRC, other than the big powers with vested interests! What would you make of the case put forward by the GOSL in defense of the allegations? http://www.sundaytimes.lk/140309/news/world-believes-govt-impunity-cannot-will-not-protect-sls-human-rights-unp-88347.htmlFirstly Navi Pillay, who is a UN staffer has been attacked mercilessly for being a puppet of the West with ...

It is important to note in the matter of international relations, actions of other nations can affect how something is perceived at home, even though the conditions and ground situation is very different. This is because interested parties use precedent to their advantage, no matter the rights and wrongs of that action.With Ukraine which was in the Russian orbit, now ...

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