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Sunday, 15 April 2018 07:22

SRI LANKA’S RELUCTANT SAVIOUR

They don’t make them like Indrajit Coomaraswamy any more. The calm and self-effacing Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka spent most of his career behind the scenes, working diligently to give strength and structure to a fragile frontier market. An economist by training, he spent more than 40 years bouncing around the upper echelons of Sri Lanka’s civil service, advising a Finance Minister here and a Prime Minister there, and enjoying 16 years with the Central Bank. He occasionally veered into the private sector, with directorships at Hatton National Bank and conglomerate John Keells. But by 2016, Coomaraswamy’s working life seemed to be winding down. Yes, his advice was still sought by Ministers and chief executives, but he was 66 and counting, and happy, after a lifetime of civic duty, to hang up his suit and spend more time with family and friends.

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” ~Sun Tsu, Ancient Chinese Military strategist

Sunday, 25 March 2018 10:25

“APPA, PLEASE DON’T GO”

There were heart-breaking scenes in the war-ravaged district of Kilinochchi last week, when the 10 year old daughter of an LTTE convict clung to her father after her mother’s funeral and climbed aboard the prison bus in a bid to go back with him

Sunday, 18 March 2018 08:42

GOTABHAYA’S LAST REFUGE

‘Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after, And the poetry he invented was easy to understand; He knew human folly like the back of his hand, And was greatly interested in armies and fleets; When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter, And when he cried the little children died in the streets.’ Epitaph on A Tyrant - W.H. Auden

Sunday, 11 March 2018 08:32

THE BEAST RIDES AGAIN

“...they can hate so much they’ll tear the world to pieces.”

Monday, 26 February 2018 06:50

Neo Colonialism or Neo Terrorism

The following is my comments to Daily Mirror today(24) on the issue of Brigadier Priyanka Fernando. I would like to add a few more sentences as the number of words in the comments box is limited.

Thursday, 18 January 2018 09:27

The new behavior of Dengue

The behavior of Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever has changed drastically during the current dengue epidemic. We have encountered lot of children with abnormal disease behavior making it a real challenge to detect and mange the disease. The differences we observed are


Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada (CNN) An Olympic downhill run lasts no more than two minutes, but it takes a lifetime of preparation.

Monday, 08 January 2018 05:38

33 National Parks to See Before You Die

The National Parks System officially turned 100 in 2016, and it could easily take that long to see America's vast and impressive range of landscapes. Let us help. This short list of the country's must-sees includes parks that stand out for sheer beauty (Glacier National Park), enormity (the Grand Canyon), and novelty (Great Sand Dunes). It's no wonder we call the parks America's Best Idea.

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