ITS – for a better transport system
Sri Lanka would face a crisis when the number of
vehicles in the country reaches five million by the end of the year
with limited road capacity, Deputy Minister of Transport Rohana
Kumara Dissanayake told Parliament recently. He said that
statistically, one out of four families owned a vehicle today.
Has philosophy lost its lustre?
Philosophy is no longer a popular subject even
at universities. Only a very few undergraduates follow courses in
philosophy. Even general readers have a pet aversion to philosophy
as it is a highly abstract subject.
Thorns on the Side
Saving the environment
The environment will be under the spotlight
again when the world celebrates World Environment Day (WED) on
Tuesday. The annual event is an opportunity to reflect on protecting
and preserving our environment which is facing a multitude of
challenges. The event has gained impetus with the Rio Earth Summit
just a couple of weeks away.