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 ...

I have been approached by some significant Astrologers to request publication of their analyses of and predictions for the Presidential Election to counter the President’s astrologer’s influence on this subject in the local press.It was apparent that there are opposite points of view of astrologers, and if this is a science then it is simply based in falsity, and if ...

The A level results that were published a few days ago, highlighted the fact that in Sri Lanka, the girls perform at a much better level than boys. Be that as it may, whether right or wrong, another fact that emerges is that boys from single sex schools perform better, as there are hardly any boys from mixed schools at ...

They fall into the following categories and the numbers are approximate to a level of accuracy + or minus 20% due to inaccurate data available.Approximately 500,000 Sri Lanka Passport Holders who live overseas DO NOT have their details in a Sri Lankan electoral register for whatever reason.1,000,000 Sri Lanka Passport Holders who mainly work overseas, primarily in the Middle East, ...

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 ...

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