Items filtered by date: Friday, 09 June 2017

Poverty on the Brain

By now, you’ve probably heard about Ben Carson’s astonishing statement that poverty is largely “a state of mind.” For “somebody that has the right mindset,” said the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development on March 24, “you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while they’ll be right back up there. […] And you take somebody with the wrong mindset, you can give them everything in the world, they’ll work their way right back down to the bottom.”


Black and White: A new trend - Did you watch Fury Road ?

The mother of all road movies, George Miller’s visionary reboot of the Mad Max franchise 30 years after the original Mad Max, is one of the grittiest movies ever made. Watching Fury Road is such a visceral, even ethereal experience primarily because of its judicious use of colour in all the right ways. From the crimson desert traversed by the weird vehicles to the elaborately ornate clothes worn by the protagonists, Fury Road is a riot of colour. Can you think of seeing Fury Road any other way?


New secretaries for 10 ministries

New secretaries were appointed to 10 ministries by President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday. The Secretaries received their letters of appointment from the President at the President’s Official Residence on Tuesday evening.


John Amaratunga threatens journalists

Furious over the questions asked by some journalists regarding garbage disposal at Bopitiya in Wattala, Minister John Amaratunga is is reported to have threatened them with death while leaving the party office in Kandana yesterday.


Kidney patients to get Rs 5,000 a month

President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered officials to increase the monthly medical allowance of Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000 paid by the government to kidney patients. The President's Media Unit said, following the directive given by the President the monthly allowance will be increased with immediate effect,

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