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Public transport and citizen participation in good governance



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A couple of days ago, a pitiful story circulated in the social media about a young pregnant woman and her old mother having been subjected to some inhuman treatment by the conductor of a private bus and its driver. The pregnant woman and her mother, as reported, got on a private bus at Katana to go to a maternity clinic at a place called Halpe. The bus was running from Katana to Mirigama. The young woman had felt sick suddenly in the overcrowded bus; unable to have any control over it, she vomited on the floor of the bus (something not surprising, given that the poor woman was in a delicate state of health as a result of her pregnancy). Read More...
 
 

How much more contempt for MPs?

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The stand taken by opposition MP Bandula Gunawardena, as reported in The Island of today, is a reflection of the calibre of MPs who come into politics with the ostentatious aim of serving the public. It is the expected def...

Tongues that Mother the values of people

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It was first announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1999 that 21 February would be observed as International Mother Language Day every year, to promote the preservation and protection of all languages. The date, 21 February, was chose...

Necessary limit

Capping the prices of medical stents, which are used to treat coronary artery disease, by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) is an extreme regulatory measure necessitated by the market failure that afflicts the o...

Manning, Nippon, Polski

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As an OAP (old age pensioner) with a long memory, let me entertain readers with a few snippets about the famous Hotel Nippon. The building was called Manning Mansions as it was built during the Colonial period when Governor Manni...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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