The Sri Lankan legislators are as usual dreaming in Technicolor in wishing to have world class Universities under the Free Education systemhttp://www.sundayobserver.lk/2014/04/20/fea10.aspIf we have a world class University or two what are the implications? Firstly more resources will have to be spent on that, at the expense of fewer resources for other Universities. It is a zero sum game!! If ...

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 ...

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