birth anniversary fell on Jan. 8
The Silver-tongued orator
The 110th birth anniversary of one of the greatest sons of Sri Lanka
who was mowed down by the bullets of a lone gunman who unfortunately
had donned the saffron robes of a member of the Buddhist clergy,
fell on Thursday Jan. 8. On that occasion when he was mortally
injured by more than three bullets and while still alive, on
September 26, 1959.
Preventing natural disasters
Four decades ago, we considered ourselves to be fortunate enough to
be less prone to natural hazards when compared with other countries
in Asia. Since mid 80-s things have gradually begun to change and
today we appear to be highly vulnerable to natural disasters. Look
at the statistics of what happened last year!
Smiles of hope
Roshan, a Grade 4 student of the Debarawewa Primary Navodaya
Vidyalaya, wears a smile most of the time on his face. The reason
for this is that his school has just completed building a new wing
that now has a state-of-the-art computer laboratory.