The sun is not yet down; my heart is in thought usually benevolent, now consumed by wrath. A nation that was once potential like air, gone with the wind leaving mockery and despair. by Anwar A. Khan ( November 5, 2017, Dhaka, Sri Lanka Guardian) The month of November is one...
Corruption was endemic in Sri Lanka for decades as a way of life? Corruption had affected both public and private sectors in Sri Lanka. The increasing participation and the relevance of Trade Unions in the vanguard for fighting corruption and nepotism, and recently civil society organisations, has been a...
Sri Lanka is yet to improve the state policies on economic diplomacy, and the country needs to empower its skillful people for a long-term development plan design based on the reality of today’s world by Nilantha Ilangamuwa ( September 23, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) What we need today is a...
India’s experience is highly relevant for assessing the impact of colonialism, but it does not stand alone as the only example to refute Gilley’s assertions. by Joseph McQuade ( September 28, 2017, Toronto, Sri Lanka Guardian) Recently an academic article, asserting the historical benefits of colonialism, created an outcry and a...
Where in the world is J.R. Pico? During the school year, he can be found teaching Spanish language and culture at Indiana University Kokomo. But when classes are not in session, the globe trotting teacher is more difficult to find — he’s more than likely exploring new places, camera in hand. “Besides...
 by Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. (U.S. Army, Ret.), Dr. David Leffler, Duncan Brown, Dr. Carla Brown and Arlene Schar Leffler  Abstract  The current perception of U.S. military leaders is that we live in a dangerous world, one filled with enemies that require the next level of disruptive technologies to...
I had asked many other tourists about Colombo and it seemed like nobody had anything nice to say about the capital of Sri Lanka. Everything we had heard was negative. People had told us that traffic was insane, that the city was noisy and polluted. We had also heard...
A distant possibility is the ultimate extension of artificial intelligence called quantum computing which could establish quantum technology that could unravel indecipherable and unshakable communication links. by Dr. Ruwantissa Abeyratne If you keep doing things that expose you to risk, eventually, your luck will run out ~ Attributed to Charlie Munger, American investor,...
A new Inland Revenue Bill is being discussed right now with the intention of passing it in Parliament before the end of this month. Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera mentioned that in Sri Lanka indirect taxes currently account for 80 percent of tax revenue with 20 percent accounting for direct...
  Dr. Mallika Kumar is Associate Professor for Economics at the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) of the University of Delhi. She is the Head of the Commerce Department and the Coordinator for the Office of International Programmes at SRCC &the Cultural Coordinator for the University of Delhi. She...
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