Archive for December 29th, 2010

Exploitation of Privileges Should be Taxed

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Prof. Hudson McLean 65 MPs earn millions from sale of vehicle permits The above statement made by a National newspaper highlights the violation of a Parliamentary privilege by exploitation, for personal profit. The MPs are turning privileges immediately for personal gain. The vehicle permits are given for a reason, mainly to serve the electorate of […]

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Sri Lanka: Development decade in the offing in 2011

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

By Philip Fernando, Former Deputy Editor, Sunday Observer, Sri Lanka Positive postures and adjustments following post-war transition had brought on a more upbeat attitude in the country. Most analysts predict a development decade beginning in 2011. It is not a matter of number crunching the robust export earnings or the GDP but a deepened urgency […]

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A Brief Inquiry Into The Continued, Widespread, Poverty Tragedy.

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Dr. Mervyn D. De Silva, former, Director/Advisor, Ministry of Plan Implementation (former SLFP National List Member of Parliament), In the final quarter of the first decade of the 21st Century, we witnessed unprecedented extravaganzas, at huge costs, of serial celebrations. First, by the political fraternity (for the President) and next by the religious fraternity (for a […]

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NGOs and Rama Mani

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

S. Akurugoda A writer, who happened to be a member  ( since 1953 to 1998) of our highly unsuccessful diplomatic missions to counter the propaganda machinery of the LTTE, has echoed his sympathy for notable NGO activists in an article under the title “ƒ”¹…”NGOs and Rama Mani’ appeared one of the local daily news paper […]

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One National Anthem only

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

S.Senanayake  Some wrongs were done and mistakes overlooked in the name of national harmony though the results have gone completely awry sadly.One stand out example is the CFA which was forced down on the majority citing national unity.    Consenting to a Tamil version of the national anthem is another such detrimental step by inept […]

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