Nov 9 (DM) Term devolution has an interesting Sinhala translation that makes for word play: (Balaya-bedeema, literally dividing power). Religious leaders have stressed this reality but from what we see in the world most people appear to be suffering from the self-inflicted delusion that earthly possessions, positions & power willlast forever.Now bedeema in Sinhala can refer to division as well as distribution. In the globalised capitalist market economic world that we survive in, subtle ways are used to promote selfishness or self-centredness, greed jealousy and resentment, rivalry & cut-throat competition.
Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development said the chemical test report of the fuel consignment cleared the stock to be offloaded at Muthurajawela.
"The idea is to give the act some teeth," Coomaraswamy said.