Food security and energy security are two important indicators of a country’s development. With president Maitripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka is expected to move towards policy changes on these two issues of impoartnce. An indication of what may come in the coming few years could be seen though President’s election manifesto which highlights the need to focus on food security and ...

2015: Year of Action on Sustainable Development (C) Creative Commons The Security Council of the UN held its 7631st meeting, and its first session for the year 2015 on 19th January 2015. Addressing the session, Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon highlighted the need for inclusive development and stressed on the importance of 2015, which is a key year for key global issues that relate to ...

I recently came across a LinkedIn profile of a psychologist who claimed that she was providing counselling for youth who have issues regarding their sexual orientation. This came a bit disturbing given the existence of all the religious groups who think they can pray away or preach away homosexuality as well. One more to the list I would say! The ...

I will not write of you Cz you  asked me not to I will keep the lines intact For a novel of fact Under a fictious tag Of an amazing nag (of me ofcourse) I will write of men Of women and their men With nothing of exception But just mere exemptions In my life of desertion Of those I ...

Pope Francis has successfully grabbed the attention of many irrespective of religion. From speaking on gay rights, and being cited by President Barack Obama as a key player in improving the international relations between Cuba and the USA, the Pope seems to have made the impossible possible. His next step?  A call of mobilise for climate change. At a meeting ...

Pope Francis has successfully grabbed the attention of many irrespective of religion. From speaking on gay rights, and being cited by President Barack Obama as a key player in improving the international relations between Cuba and the USA, the Pope seems to have made the impossible possible. His next step?  A call of mobilise for climate change. At a meeting ...

President Maitripala Sirisena’s election manifesto was a surprise to many who did not anticipate his candidacy. Though it probably is not as lengthy as the Manhinda Chinthanaya which formed the basis for many policies in the past decade, the manifesto does present ample space for addressing many environment related concerns, especially on climate change and sustainable development. This article is ...

President Maitripala Sirisena’s election manifesto was a surprise to many who did not anticipate his candidacy. Though it probably is not as lengthy as the Manhinda Chinthanaya which formed the basis for many policies in the past decade, the manifesto does present ample space for addressing many environment related concerns, especially on climate change and sustainable development. This article is ...

The new president was sworn in. Grandma passed away. Two things on the same day. Grandma will probably be remembered as the one who died on the day president Rajapaksa moved out of the Temple Trees, or when the other came to power. Whichever be one’s preference of course. Sri Lanka seems happy with the change. Despite the 3% difference ...

The new president was sworn in. Grandma passed away. Two things on the same day. Grandma will probably be remembered as the one who died on the day president Rajapaksa moved out of the Temple Trees, or when the other came to power. Whichever be one’s preference of course. Sri Lanka seems happy with the change. Despite the 3% difference ...

I get ready to head out, and Aiden decides to text me at the same time. I tell him about the common candidate drama in Sri Lanka, and how some MPs are changing parties. He is not too happy about my little commentary on local politics, is worried that I would go make some random comment, get arrested and he ...

I get ready to head out, and Aiden decides to text me at the same time. I tell him about the common candidate drama in Sri Lanka, and how some MPs are changing parties. He is not too happy about my little commentary on local politics, is worried that I would go make some random comment, get arrested and he ...

For Flowers, Fights and Everything Else You know exactly how soppy I could be, hence the flowers carried across states, hidden in your backpack and delivered over a meal for two, after a random walk, on a chilly evening.  You picked well, red roses, not too many, just one, but sweet enough, to get a smile on my face, a lingering one,  for the surprise and ...

For Flowers, Fights and Everything Else You know exactly how soppy I could be, hence the flowers carried across states, hidden in your backpack and delivered over a meal for two, after a random walk, on a chilly evening.  You picked well, red roses, not too many, just one, but sweet enough, to get a smile on my face, a lingering one,  for the surprise and ...

I walk away For all the words you did not say Would not say I would not expect you to say, I walk away For all those moments You would not offer me Not be able to offer me Or even think of offering me, I walk away Yonder, To sanity A heaven For myself, Where I be Just, Me.

I walk away For all the words you did not say Would not say I would not expect you to say, I walk away For all those moments You would not offer me Not be able to offer me Or even think of offering me, I walk away Yonder, To sanity A heaven For myself, Where I be Just, Me.

The Railway Experience A few days ago, I was with the man at the Bambalapitiya railway station to entertain his indulgence in photography. He loves trains, was fascinated by them, and could not comprehend my lack of fascination in them. As I watch him run behind trains, jump across the railway track while the train was dangerously parked for a few seconds, (with ...

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