More than 20 families came to Shanti Auluck’s home in New Delhi with their sons, keen at first to arrange a marriage with her daughter in an age-old Indian custom.
But with each visit came apologies and a change of heart. All of the families were turned off by the fact Auluck also has a son with Down Syndrome.
Our batch get together was a partial success. Some of us met after nearly 45 years. We were the first set of engineering graduates to pass out from the Peradeniya Engineering Faculty. That was in 1965 - a long time ago. It was the first batch to include students from the Sinhala and Tamil streams.
Discipline, responsibility and commitment to duty and obligations ranging from small matters like arranging the bed when we wake up to bigger community, social and national issues, need to be urgently revived.
What is it that drives a politician? The answer is as simple as it is tragic. It is the love, and an unquenchable thirst, for power. What should be the reason for any politician or other person seeking power?
Former Journalist, Susil Kindelpitiya who contested the Parliamentary elections in 2010 from the United National Party (UNP) is contesting the upcoming Provincial Council Elections from the Democratic Party.
Journalist and a human rights activist, Murshideen Badurdeen is contesting the upcoming Western Provincial Council elections from the Colombo District. In an interview with Daily Mirror.....
“According to some ‘Whites in the West’, our government is responsible for war crimes and disregarding human rights during the last three days of the ‘war’ against the LTTE. And they are hoping to use their pet tool the UNHCR.....
We in Sri Lanka are shocked beyond belief that Jayalalithaaa and her Mongrels have had the brass to want to release the assassins of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the son of Prime Minister.....
There are signs that the authorities are contemplating on blocking or banning social media networks such as Facebook within Sri Lanka following two schoolgirls committing suicide after incidents related to Facebook.
The newest member of the UNP’s Leadership Council which was at one time hailed as a revolutionary change within the party, but in essence is currently perceived as another ‘white elephant’ although intended to circumvent the fortunes of the ‘Grand Old Party’, Wijedasa Rajapakshe spoke to the Daily Mirror on issues.....
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