Sri Lanka is known as the place where “Arakku Botalayata Liyana Warthakaru” live, and we must change that!Except for a few talented young females, like Dharisha Bastians, who was able to remove the hollow Emperor Mahinda’s clothes by her writing skills for the FT, there are hardly any noteworthy reporters, especially in Sinhala, which is the language that matters for ...

still does NOT cause sufficient outrage amongst a very pliant populace: Do they need their heads examined?Thus the fact that Mahinda Rajapakse even dares to make asinine statements, and worse reported by a media incapable of analyzing the psychological game he is attempting, and enlightening the populace to ironies of his statements, adds to the frustration that sane people ...

I made an emergency day trip as some urgent work cropped up in Office in Colombo, while I had taken a few days off to work at my own and more productive pace at my forest retreat in Ratmale. So I took the 5.15am bus (SLTB) from Kaduruwela to Colombo, which arrived in Colombo at 11.30 am! The Fare was ...

I have been approached by many of these small subcontractors of projects that have recently been temporarily suspended.For a short list, not extensive, they are the Port City, Northern Expressway, Kadawatha to Kerawalpitiya part of the Outer Colombo ring road, Lotus Tower, Defence Headquarters etc.Apart from the Port City which is a China financed project, that is delayed due to ...

The daily dose of trying to clear the problems of our Citizens is without even a brief respite. If all Ministries are so inundated, I wonder, how if at all any of the Ministers, or their staff are able to get any work other than, sorting people’s problems, which they expect immediate relief, but reality dictates long drawn out investigative ...

I am inundated with requests every day, from ex-servicemen who have suffered under the previous regime, who want their cases re-examined the requested redress immediately made to them. The follow up calls on status reports is unending.If one did not understand the history, one would merely assume none of their grievances had any merit. However it is become quite apparent ...

I get hundreds of calls every day over a number of matters and I will just note here those merely relating to the speed with which people’s expectations are fulfilled. People who call me on this subject are generally dissatisfied as to the pace of change that has been promised.So let us start with two sms I received today, from ...

Just a tad less than 4 years ago I was felled by the jeep carrying the security detail in the vehicle convoy of the Minister of Justice, in Minneriya just outside the Eastern Command HQ. My life as a farmer in the Polonnaruwa District, with a unique distinction of (not happened before or since in Sri Lanka) growing food in ...

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