Archive for October 11th, 2012

The Great Leap Backward! How FUTA Met Its Intellectual Nandikadal

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

by Janaka Yagirala  The recently concluded FUTA strike went on for 3 months. During these three months, the students of state universities had to idle in anguish. It was a stalemate at the expense of the future of the university students of Sri Lanka.  Industrial action is an accepted method of protest against exploitation, for […]

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Repeal 13A Fully: District Unit of Devolution More Dangerous Than Province

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Dilrook Kannangara There is absolutely no national demand for devolution. LLRC Report with less than 200 submissions has no authority to bypass 14 million voters and make decisions of national importance. Only India and others who voted against Sri Lanka at the 2012 April UNHRC conference want devolution. Marrying LLRC into 13A is even more […]

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Connecting Sri Lanka’s South to North by train

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Asada M Erpini A news item on 11 October reports that a new train service will connect Sri Lanka South to the North. All Sri Lankans will be happy that the transport services and the infrastructure to keep it going in many regions of Sri Lanka are being rejuvenated after many decades.  But is there […]

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Re-visiting PWC – Part IX

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Dr.Tilak Fernando Despite the number of male Tamil teachers, PWC had during our time, especially in the Senior School to teach Science subjects, there was only a single Tamil lady teacher (in the middle school) to teach English, she rode a lady’s Raleigh bicycle to and fro from home. A cane basket fixed on to […]

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After Riots, Buddhists Call for Peace in Bangladesh

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

By Farid Ahmed, IPS, Oct 10, 2012 Courtesy:  Buddhist Channel DHAKA, Bangladesh — Anxiety has yet to die down over a week after crowds of Muslims torched more than a dozen temples and scores of houses in southeast Bangladesh, leaving thousands of Buddhists with the unshakeable premonition that more violence was forthcoming. The government has […]

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University is not a gastronomic heaven but if you learn to cook, it can nourish body and soul

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Dr Hector Perera       London The appeal of University, it always seemed to me, was that never again would I enjoy so much freedom with such little responsibility. “Bliss it was in that dawn to be alive, but to be young, was very heaven!” as the poet Wordsworth put it on one of his more positive […]

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“සැප්තැම්බර් මාසය තුළ විදුලි හොරු 334 ක් හඳුනාගැනේ”

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

මාධ්‍ය අංශය විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්‍යාංශය • ලක්ෂ 203 කට අධික වැටලීම් ආදායමක් • වංචාකාරී පුද්ගලයින් පිළිබඳව 2422259 දැනුම් දෙන ලෙස ඉල්ලීමක්  ලංවිම හදිසි  වැටලීම් අංශ  නිලධාරීන්  විසින්  මේ වසරේ  සැප්තැම්බර් මස සිදු කළ වැටලීම්  තුළින් රු.20,388,058.57 (ලක්ෂ203) ක ආදායමක් ලබා ඇති අතර එම මුදලින් රු.3,864,000.00 (ලක්ෂ38) ක් උසාවි දඩ වශයෙන්ද, රු.16,524,058.57 (ලක්ෂ165) විදුලිබල මණ්ඩලයේ […]

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