Archive for July 4th, 2012

University teachers launch strike today

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

By Charles.S.Perera It was a foregone conclusion that Devasiri’s Strike will continue at any rate, even if their demands were to be granted as  Devasiri has a personal vendetta against the Government and the strike is an  excuse to embarrass the government . It is regrettable that the intellectual academicians of the country allow themselves […]

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Death Penalty for Rape

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Shenali Waduge No one has the right to take away the innocence of another and in the case of a child, punishment for such an offense needs to go beyond the present practice of filling prisons with these offenders or giving them bail to commit another such offence. Revival of capital punishment is a now […]

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What is love; it is one of the most difficult questions for all of us. “You just have to wait, love does not come easy.”

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Dr Hector Perera  London Looking for a suitable partner This is not an ordinary marriage proposal but a chemical one. Even in any marriage people say, “Get the chemistry right”. This is how I looked at some of the chemicals in the periodic table of elements; perhaps this might inspire some Chemistry students to remember […]

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Heading towards eelam war IV – War on terror revisited: A passage through a political minefield

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island   Having won the Nov 17, 2005 presidential poll with a narrow margin, President Mahinda Rajapaksa felt that nothing could be as important as political stability. He knew that political uncertainty would stand in the way of tackling the LTTE. He wanted to accommodate the JVP, which had played […]

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