The PM is embroiled in so many unnecessary distractions that detract from his brief! Added to which I just got two sms one of which said “the Court Issues an Order to prevent 4 Joint Opposition MPs from commencing the protest march from Kandy tomorrow” and immediately thereafter received, “ the Court issues restraining order on 2 Govt. Ministers NOT ...

Make no bones about it, the MR administration will be condemned in History for errors of commission, and RW administration will be condemned for errors of omission.Like Professor Sally says in today’s FT article, http://www.ft.lk/article/557316/SL-in-danger-of-squandering-growth-window--SallyThis IS THE BEST CHANCE we have of improving the livelihood of all who live in Sri Lanka. We are NOT going to find this opportunity ...

Montane ecosystems refer to any ecosystems found in Mountains, and Montane Forest in Wikipedia is defined as: Montane forests differ from lowland forests in the same area.[5] The climate of montane forests is colder than lowland climate at the same latitude, so the montane forests often have species typical of higher-latitude lowland forests.[6] Humans can disturb montane forests through forestry ...

I have no intention of going through all the details of the lecture here, as a more knowledgeable write up will surely follow in time. I will merely express my opinions and recollections of what I took back with me from the event.Pethiyagoda said that he had begun a scheme to re-plant a block of abandoned Tea Land with old ...

I was at a dinner last night where former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge was the guest speaker, and one thing that was clearly etched in my mind, that I came away with was how she believed that our society as a whole has fallen into a state of MORAL DECAY. Those words are still ringing in my ears, and in ...

Having an intimate love affair with Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom and the United States, having lived in all three for a substantial period of my life, schooled, studied and worked (and paid tax and took NO welfare) and kept house and home, car and travel, holiday and relaxation. I even bought a new Jaguar in 1995 in Santa Barbara, ...

This whole blog is dedicated to improving the quality of life of all who live in Sri Lanka, and I try all the time, to write on concepts that will DO JUST THAT, even though sometimes, the reader may not comprehend the direction I am coming at to achieve this objective.It was in that same vein that I wrote yesterday’s ...

Much has been heard of the upcoming Energy Deficit, and daily you hear of fossilized CEB engineers, the so called experts in this field ranting on their pet projects and in typical Govt. servant leach mentality, threatening to withdraw their cooperation from technical evaluation, and procurement, UNITL they get their OWN WAY. Now they fear their survival before their useful ...

An author came to see me this morning with a manuscript for a book he wants printed, to be distributed to teachers in schools. It is about identifying the best of all students. In his opinion, many students fall through the cracks due to a prejudicial misunderstanding of the student, which is then perpetuated throughout school, turning an otherwise extremely ...

TALK ABOUT REINVENTING THE WHEEL.As I write, the Eurocrats in Brussels are busily engaged in discussing if ROUND UP should be allowed, as the permission to use this weedicide expires in the EU at the end of the month. Today, this is more important to them than the BREXIT repercussions, as that is how the EU functions, regulating everything they ...

http://kalpanakaranna.blogspot.com/2016/06/feeling-sorry-for-crowd-its-called.htmlKNOWING, the pound and the stock market will crash, the foreign holidays will become more problematic, retiring in Spain will be prohibitive, the value of the pension pot will be decimated, and their economy will head South, a section of the English (idiots- for want of any closer meaning) decided that it was worth the price of INDEPENDENCE from rules ...

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