The parents are a part of the problem

Sri Lanka Youth Front
It is incredible that in the Sri Lankan family, children are loved and spoilt and then sacrifices are made to send children to distant prestigious schools, but parents lack the skills to instill moral and life skills on their children. After this expensive education, youth are completely lost not knowing how to find a suitable course for their skill and ...

The challenge facing Youth – clueless about how to land a job

Sri Lanka Youth Front
The incessant stream of CV from young people ranging from 18 to 28 for jobs ANY JOBS is a heart wrenching cry for independence by desperate youth who want a living wage. Fortunately for them, they live at home and have no great rush to get into the job market, so they are picky and want jobs that are not ...

Where are the Parents? – Part 2 – Displaying total ignorance!

Sri Lanka Youth Front
In an earlier blog entry, I was castigating the parents for not coming to many open fora, and demonstrations that have taken place in defense of the students who have suffered as a result of the Z score crisis, that has yet to be resolved, when the Government is particularly mired in a swamp of its own making, due mostly ...

Z score has taken an unimaginable mental toll on August 2011 and August 2012, ‘A’ level students and their parents and families

Sri Lanka Youth Front
That is at least 500,000 students and at least 1 million parents. It is not a simple issue. All these people and future A level students will have concerns about the reliability, credibility and dependability of this method of apportioning a number, which will be used in District cut offs for entry into University in the State System in Sri ...

Hopeless in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Youth Front
I was reading an article about the overwhelming desire, if given half a chance, of youth in Sri Lanka to emigrate, preferably never to return! from the shores of this country. It is a damning indictment of the way the people in power over our history have managed expectations. Basically ZILCH!!(not managed but destroyed it!)Is there any hope left? If ...

Hey young guys, it is time replace talker bees with worker bees

Sri Lanka Youth Front
Young guys in Sri Lanka like to join organizations where they get all the credit for the glitter and the face time. I am not including girls here, only because they are the exception and they do not come under this generalization. The young females are generally more responsible and conscientious and there are fewer bull shit artists amongst the ...

Youth must make a stand – Why not Rebel! when schools are closed in Hambantota to watch the cricket match?

Sri Lanka Youth Front
Today is Tuesday, the 24th of July, 2012 and Sri Lanka recorded a historic victory over India in a Cricket, one day international held at the Hambantota Suriyawewa Stadium. Sadly there were hardly spectators, and we have more elephants in the wild in Sri Lanka than the number of Spectators at today’s game. More to the point, the number of ...

Where are the girls? The guys are too creepy so there is a cat hells chance of them being part of your team

Sri Lanka Youth Front
When we refer to youth organizations, fronts, or even the Government’s Youth Services Corps, created by Ranil Wickremasinghe, when he was the Minister of Youth Affairs, the overwhelming bulk of participants, members and delegates are men. Actually for those age groups, as it is for all other age groups, there are more females than males. In that sense we must ...

Young man stop looking for faults – be constructive - A call to 'ARMS'

Sri Lanka Youth Front
I was recently heavily involved in organizing a youth event. Trying to engage the youth in organizing this event was a mammoth task in itself. Whilst they all see the potential benefit of such an event, they are unwilling to take responsibility for taking charge and doing the necessary work to make the event a success, instead nitpicking faults. There ...

Youth Expectations and how they swing wildly from day to day

Sri Lanka Youth Front
In the Sri Lankan context, there is a huge gap between what is practically achievable and what is desired. I do not know if it is the foreign factor, where whenever a member of the family is overseas, then riches of material things are seen around the house and it breeds a great desire amongst neighbors for the same. In ...

Young Woman – you are so lucky and you don’t even know it!

Sri Lanka Youth Front
Sri Lanka will shortly increase the percentage of places reserved for women nominees from political parties, for election to the local bodies of the Pradeshiya Sabhas and Municipal Councils. That is a splendid move and a chance for young people, included in the percentage is youth seeking election under 35 as a separate category which is also established with a ...

Youth must stick together, don’t start selfish ways at an early age. Achieve on merit not by preventing competition

Sri Lanka Youth Front
I have noticed that Sri Lanka youth behave with a sense of entitlement that borders on the ‘not in my back yard syndrome’. For example the Medical Students of the Colombo University are the most vocal against the establishment of the Malabe Medical School. Now why is that? Do they fear competition? Is that the real reason because people who ...