An Uneducated Mess Over Education

A continuing misfortune of Sri Lanka has been that we have had many ministers of education who cannot truly be said to have been educated. Educated persons are not necessarily those with paper qualifications but those with deep understanding of human nature with the ability to appreciate the thinking of students, teachers and other stake [...]

Weather intervenes to spare Kiwi blushes as India takes stranglehold of opening test

The weather intervened almost mercifully for New Zealand as they struggled to stay afloat on the third day in the opening test against India in Hyderabad. Only 38 overs were possible in the day and during that time the visitors had been dismissed cheaply in the first innings and forced to follow on when heavy [...]


GLAD RAGS I’ve been meaning to thin down my wardrobe for the past six months. The thing is, the last time I delved into it, the wooden bar from which the clothes were hanging just groaned and split in a show of resistance. Then, I quite brilliantly installed an iron rod, but I’ve noticed that [...]

Bens beat Joes, Anthonians overcome Petes

Saints Quadrangular – Over 40 at Darley Road\ St Benedicts beat St Joseph’s by 32 runs at Darley Road. Chief Scores: St Benedicts: 140/8 in 19 overs. (GihanPerera 51,Suresh Marcellus 24. H.Wijeyaratne 3/19) St Joseph’s 108/8 in 19 overs.(O de Mel 27, S. Fernando 20.Shantilal Silva 4/12) (match was limited to 19 overs each side) [...]

Bribery Commission Questions Kariyawasam

Bribery Comm. commences probe into NSB-TFC deal By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption has commenced investigations into the controversial share transaction between the National Savings Bank (NSB) and The Finance Company (TFC). Former NSB Chairman, Pradeep Kariyawasam was summoned by the Commission a few days back to record [...]

Kandy edge Lions 19-17 to clinch runners-upspot

Defending champions Kandy SC – already dethroned from their pedestal – were indebted to a grand second half rally which helped them squeeze past a gallant Upcountry Lions team 19-17 in their Dialog A Division inter club game at Nawalapitiya on Saturday. Kandy’s points came from 2 goals and 1 try to the Lions 2 [...]

Healthy Life Clinic Of No.10, Deal Place, Colombo 03 – Fleecing Poor Patients

To consult Dr Kayathri Periasamy on Saturday June 16, 2012 at the Healthy Life Clinic down Deal Place, I sent my office assistant on June 14, 2012 to obtain an appointment. He inadvertently obtained a consultation receipt for June 15, 2012, paying Rs.1,000 towards the Doctor’s fee and Rs. 350 as hospital charges making a [...]

Govt. To Be Sued For USD 450 Million

The ship that sank off Panadura By Indika Sri Aravinda The ship MV Thermopylae Sierra belonging to the Greek shipping company Thesarco Shipping sank off the shores of Panadura last Thursday (23).  The vessel which ran aground five years ago in Trincomalee was carrying valuable cargo to Egypt and Europe. Five companies for whom the [...]

Is This Development?

“….it’s a show, it’s a show” Mookie and Sam (You Tube) By Tisaranee Gunasekara The Chinese deal to provide Sri Lanka with a communication satellite and a space-academy was one of the fastest BOI projects to get off the ground, according to the proud-boast of the state-media. Unsurprisingly; there is an intimate connection between the [...]

Aunty Pat

Are you in need of advice? Do you, perhaps, have something that’s bothering you which you can’t share with your friends and family? Write to Aunty Pat and she will answer in her no-nonsense style, just like one of your own aunties. Feel free to write in with a pseudonym if you’d like to remain [...]

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