No parking on Galle Road!

Two weeks ago I wanted to get a photocopy. So I parked my car opposite a vehicle showroom in Bambalapitiya. When I came out of the communication booth I was surprised to see an officer from the city traffic police  asking for my licence. The officer told me that the place where my car was [...]

Pompous words alone won’t do

Recently I read an article in The Sunday Leader that Minister G.L. Peiris had said that the President would not bow to Western pressure I would like to state that during the war to eradicate the LTTE, the Sri Lankan Government made several appeals to Western countries to ban the LTTE and put a stop [...]

Pensioners forgotten

Pensioners are the most mis- erable people living in our society. Except for a few of them who are holding various positions in state owned institutions others are living in very appalling conditions due to financial difficulties. The state of the private sector pensioners seem to have become even worse after the collapse of some [...]

Dress code — why only for mothers?

I am most thankful to ‘Annoyed Citizen’ who highlighted the plight faced by the ‘Burgher Mothers’ in The Sunday Leader of September 20. It is appalling to say the least that in this day and age most schools in our country are not permitting mothers to enter the school premises, unless they come clad in [...]

President must show his magnanimity

1) If you were a criminal you would not have received two prestigious awards nationally and internationally. 2) You are neither biased nor a racist as you have written for the Sinhalese in 1988 and 1989. 3) Two religious dignitaries representing the Christian and Buddhist faiths — Bishop Duleep Chickera and Rev. Samitha Thero — [...]

The Archbishop and GSP +

This is in response to the letter of D.M. Perera of Colombo 15, which appeared in the The Sunday Leader of September 27. I am in total agreement with his letter.  There may be many others who also agree with D.M. Perera’s letter, but chose to be silent.  Perera’s letter is precisely to the point. [...]

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