Anna Craft the co-founder of the journal ‘Thinking skills and creativity’ passed away prematurely of cancerhttp://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/nov/11/anna-craft-obituaryShe was at the forefront of new thinking on education, coining the phrase possibility thinking to move from WHAT IS to WHAT MIGHT BE.This in essence is what ‘Kalpanakaranna’ is all about. One must think of tomorrow and no longer of today. The speed of ...

The BBS has urged the Govt. to give voting rights to SL expatriates working and living overseas. http://www.dailymirror.lk/54735/give-voting-rights-to-the-sl-expats-bbsThis is something I have advocated in this blog previously, as it is quite common amongst many countries including the USA so to do.Of course it cannot be done overnight, and some planning has to take place, with the foreign missions which will ...

First there were the election gimmicks of fuel price reductions, and electricity tariff reductions. Then there was the gas price reduction, as mentioned in my previous blog entry. Now we have the cigarette and alcohol price increases, items normally announced in Budget speeches, but this time craftily reserved for pre-budget releases, so the Budget speech will just seem like a ...

CKDU the silent killer !!People are dying like flies in so many Districts due to CKDU and the Govt. of Mahinda Rajapakse continues to fart about it!Time for action, even though it is about 10 years too late, exactly the time this Govt. has been in power. Since the day they came into power promising the subsidized artificial and highly ...

As the caption headline in today’s Huffington Post showed “Unsustainable Wealth Gap Undermining the US” it is clear that the renewed vigor with which the US economy is growing does not reflect in an increase in real wages of the working Americans. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/08/wealth-gap_n_5783550.htmlAccording to this study of 2000 Harvard University Alumni, it illustrates the importance of an improvement in real ...

For a thriving democracy – so says the respected elder statesman of Journalism Gamini Weerakoon in his weekly column last Sunday.http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2014/08/31/nonsensical-election-debating/ What he has missed out is that there is such a thing BUT IT DOES NOT GET AN AIRING ANYWHERE!It is due to the FEAR of the PEOPLE to publish and permit the opposition space. I was informing a ...

In the midst of the series of Minneriya Army Camps dotted along the road, a few years ago a new complex was built which included a swimming pool, a alcohol serving PUB some rooms for guests to stay, and two shop fronts that were rented out to Perera and Sons and Singer company. I believe this is on state land, ...

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