Tagged with Children

Letter from a Teacher to the Parents ………

of His Students in ‘New India’ (Wire) TW’s NOTE:  The facts the writer has provided in the following article are quite fitting to the prevailing state of affairs in Sri Lanka, too. The time will come when our children will no longer be children. My question to you is – what kind of adults do … Continue reading

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152 million children enslaved in child labour

Daily Mirror Editorial Sincerity is the greatest quality in human beings and it is children who have it in abundance. Children are devastatingly honest. That is why religious leaders have warned us and the punishment that await those who abuse children. Such criminals should be thrown into the deepest sea with a millstones tied around … Continue reading

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Children in danger

Island Editorial The JVP, during its second uprising (1987-89), coined a pithy slogan—kolombata kiri, gamata kekiri (‘Milk for Colombo and melon for village’)—to highlight the glaring urban bias in resource allocation for development. It succeeded in using such propaganda to incite the rural youth to take up arms against the then UNP government. But the … Continue reading

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“Your children are not your children”

Lets learn from Gibran! (Original Title of DM Editorial) Sri Lanka’s education authorities are yet to address the stress issue associated with exams despite Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam stating that moves are underway to reduce the subjects for the Ordinary Level (OL) Exam from nine to six.    He has said that one … Continue reading

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Killing of children for ransom and Sri Lanka’s nightmares

Sunday Times The progress of ongoing criminal investigations into the grisly killing of several Tamil youths following a racket of abduction for ransom, spearheaded ‘allegedly’ (here, I use the term quite deliberately) by a Naval officer and others during 2008-2009 will be the crucible on which this Government and this Presidency’s commitment to promises made, … Continue reading

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