Islamic State (IS), whose desert juggernaut is sweeping across Iraq and Syria, is neither Islamic nor a state. It is a terror group whose victims are not only the hapless minorities in Iraq but also Muslims and Islam itself.
Finally, the over-long, seven year trial of the leaders of the murderous Khmer Rouge leadership of Cambodia, is over. The two defendants, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, were each given a life sentence.
Sri Lanka is facing one of its worst-ever droughts and the Government, along with other charity groups, should give the highest priority for short-term and long-term measures to build bridges over these troubled waters.
As a group of United National Party (UNP) MPs undertook a fact finding mission this week, another set of MPs are now planning a similar mission to the drought hit areas. It is to be dubbed ‘Niyam Charika.
Mahela Jayawardena, arguably Sri Lanka’s most elegant batsman of his generation and second only to Arjuna Ranatunga as a captain, leaves the game’s biggest stage this week, playing his last Test Match against Pakistan..............
The Health Ministry, one of the most important ministries in the Government, often comes under criticism for what it does or what it fails to do. One of the most enlightened plus points in the ministry is the vision 2020 charity unit whose main aim is to make the blind to see the world..........
The country’s oldest community dates back to thousands of years. The Vedda community or the indigenous community held its annual Wariga Sabha (Council of the Clan) to take crucial decisions on behalf of its nearly 500,000 members.
“The true test of civilization is not the census, nor the size of cities, nor the crops – no, but the kind of man the country turns out.”
Never before has Sri Lanka been in such a great need for professionalism in handling the country’s foreign affairs. Because never before has the country faced an international investigation on the conduct of the government during the last stages of the armed conflict.
Education indisputably is, one of the most essential ingredients necessary for the advancement of a nation in all vital respects, encompassing social, economic, technological, political, environmental, cultural and other spheres......
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