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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

An active charismatic young person who appears to gain goodwill and votes, is an older politicians nightmare. Many old politicians are living on their years of goodwill, which they try to carry with them to their graves. This kind of selfish activity prevents young people from getting into politics.The examples are for all to see at the recent scramble for ...

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 ...

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