Archive for February 10th, 2017

The pitiful plight of the Kandyan Peasants and the Bogawantalawa  foundation stone of the future Malayanadu in Central Sri Lanka.

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Dr Sudath Gunaekara 10.Feb.2017 Writing his forward to the booklet on the “Proposals under the first 6 year Plan 1954/55-1959/60, this is how Mr A. Ratnayaka then Minister of Home Affairs scribed his great expectations on the outcome of the Kandyan Peasantry Commission Report of 1951. “At last justice is being meted out to two […]

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Schooling of the Young – Assessment of Costs and Benefits

Friday, February 10th, 2017

R Chandrasoma  Professor Susan Engel is a development psychologist and School Director in the USA. Writing in the Huffington Post she has this to say about schooling in her country.  Far too many children in this country spend their energy warding off the tedium, frustration and constriction of school. At worst, they end up dropping […]

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HIppocratic Hypocrisy

Friday, February 10th, 2017

By The Nation – The Court of Appeal’s verdict on the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) had ruffled quite a few feathers last week and evoked mixed responses from all quarters of the country. While the arguments continue to be thrown back and forth, it is important for the nation to look […]

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SAITM issue more political than medical

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Courtesy The Nation The controversy over the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) continues. Last week the Court of Appeal decreed that its graduates should be registered with the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC). Now, that all powerful trade union and self-proclaimed guardian angels of the hapless Sri Lankan patient, the Government Medical […]

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Lawyer appointed as High Court Judge violating constitution?

Friday, February 10th, 2017

By Yusuf Ariff  Courtesy  Adaderana The Judicial Service Association of Sri Lanka claims that President Maithripala Sirisena has given an attorney a direct appointment as a High Court Judge, which it says is a violation of the constitution and judicial service tradition. In a letter to the President, the Secretary of the association Mount Lavinia […]

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Abductions continue

Friday, February 10th, 2017

By Panduka Samarasekera Courtesy Ceylon Today The news that the Vice-President of Telecom Manpower Welfare Association Sujeewa Mangala was abducted on the night of 28 January, and that he was missing for a few days, spread across the country like wild fire. It was the first case of disappearance during the government of good governance. No […]

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WHEN JUDICIAL LEGITIMACY IS CHALLENGED

Friday, February 10th, 2017

WINSTON DE VALLIERE Courtesy Ceylon Today Besides the opposition from the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA), we’ve been seeing the persistent resistance to the South Asia Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) that voices strong reservations about the standard of medical education imparted at SAITM. The GMOA and JVP found nothing […]

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