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Weapon to attack, Symbol to show or a Key to Opportunities

October 31, 2008

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English is more than a language in Sri Lanka. It is used as a weapon to attack the enemy. It is a decoration some one can wear. It is a way to show power; like stars and stripes in a general’s uniform. It could be a symbol to represent imperialism, neocolonialism and a proof of […]

Sex, Birth of a Child and a Crime

October 30, 2008

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  Place is a leading girls school; a crime normally committed by parents was disclosed by the teacher to the students. “You are born because your father and mother had misbehaved; you know…. they had sex; which is very …..bad; they should be ashamed of producing you by such an act” said the teacher. Students […]

LTTE Air Raids: Sign of Strength or Weakness?

October 29, 2008

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  Everyone talks about it; but for different reasons.   For some it is taken as an encounter that shows how desperate LTTE is, in the face of defeat. For others it shows how strong LTTE is even after successive military defeats.   For some it only shows that the LTTE is ruthless. For others […]

Clash of Brains over “Kudu”

October 28, 2008

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This happened in a leading school in Colombo. A student was caught red handed for having “kudu” (drugs) in his custody. He was carrying kudu to be distributed inside the school. He had hidden it inside the folded sleeves of his shirt (sleeves of the long sleeve shirt folded as it has been the practice […]

Making the first impression and a lasting impression- Island Like No Other

October 27, 2008

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Making the first impression is important in a beginning of an encounter. Making a lasting impression is important especially at the end of an encounter. Katunayake Airport is the place for both, especially with respect to the visitors who dares to visit the “Is-land like no other”. I was at this Airport few weeks back […]

Sigiriya Frescos – if not sexual it is at least indecent

October 22, 2008

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 All were there; educationists, patriots, historians, religious leaders, police officers and even representatives of the cultural ministry.  Debate was hot.  One said that it is not good to expose growing up children to the nude Sigiriya frescos. The other said not only children but also adults should be restricted; they were of the view that […]

Right in Wrong and Wrong in Right!

October 21, 2008

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Ruvini, aged 9 years, attends a Buddhist Sunday School. The teacher one day asked the students who eat meat to raise their hand. Ruvini and few others raised their hands.   There followed a lecture of the consequences of eating meat and killing animals for meat.   After another week the students were again asked the same question […]