Blinder’s terrific book on the financial meltdown of 2008 argues that it happened because of a “perfect storm,” in which many unfortunate events occurred simultaneously, producing a far worse outcome than would have resulted from just a single cause. Blinder criticizes both the Bush and Obama administrations, especially for letting Lehman Brothers fail, but he also praises them for taking steps to
He thought his credentials would afford him the priority it promised. But to his disappointment he was rudely shoed off to the back of the line at the Colombo Eye Hospital. UK Silva, now aged 69, is a retired motor mechanic from the Ceylon Transport Board. Although he received his senior citizens’ ID two years ago, it had turned out to be just a piece of cardboard.
Up until the late 1950s, the number plates (registration plates) of vehicles in Sri Lanka used characters of the English alphabet in addition to numbers. After the country became a Dominion, the characters used were two letters of the country’s then English name, ‘Ceylon’. In sequence they were CE, CY, CL, CN, EY, EL and EN.