International Elders Day:
Is the nation prepared to face the challenge?
Sri Lanka experiencing a major demographic shift
in the age pyramid from younger population to older, the proportion
of the population over 60 years has dramatically increased from 5.3
in 1953 to 10.8 per cent in 2003, making it the fastest ageing
population among the developing nations.
'Child rights protection 'arm' not at desired level'
World Children's Day tomorrow:
Child Rights to Privacy in the International law
is defined along with the UNCRC. What privacy is to a child? Some
would interpret this as a Western concept. But I personally think
that child is a growing person and has a growing personality.
Therefore until the age of 18 he undergoes several critical stages
of childhood - infancy, pre-grade, primary, early adolescence, mid
adolescence and late adolescence.
Back to primeval splendour
An eerie cry like a woman in labour, is not
uncommon in Mahausakanda Kele. Some people believe it's the cry of
Karamal bodilima (The Hump-nosed Lizard) or the spirits it's
possessed with. The Hump nosed Lizard is one fascinating specimen
out of the hundreds of thousands of exquisite flora and fauna in the
Mahausakanda regenerated rain forest.