The new year has dawned on a note of hope and optimism for Sri Lanka! On January 9th 2016 President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to present a resolution in Parliament that proposes to convert Parliament into a Constitutional Assembly.
“We have clearly included our goal for a suitable solution to the national question in the election (2010 April-writer) manifesto. We have emphasized our goal at every meeting with international representatives…..”
My team and I recently traveled to Sri Lanka and saw firsthand its great appeal as a tourist draw. We crisscrossed the country by air and by automobile, visiting a few of its cultural attractions and speaking with officials there. Along the way we gained a better understanding of the people and the business climate. While my previous blog focused on our travel experiences as we visited a few historic sites, here my team and I further explore the country’s business and political climate as we seek out potential investment opportunities.
No other mountain, not even Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments, inspires religious fervour like Sri Pada. The mountain calls Buddhists, Christians, Muslims and Hindus alike to dare its steep trails and kneel in prayer before a giant footprint-shaped indentation on its rocky rooftop.
We all know male revolutionaries like Che Guevara, but history often tends to gloss over the contributions of female revolutionaries that have sacrificed their time, efforts, and lives to work towards burgeoning systems and ideologies.
Few drinks (save tea or coffee) divide the world so spectacularly as beer or wine. There’s no accounting for taste, of course – but there are subtle differences in the way they affect your body and determine your health. Is one more fattening than another? How do their heart benefits compare? And which gives the worse hangover?