Volume 1 - Issue 24
2018-12-28

COMIC STRIP - WASANTHA SIRIWARDENA

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Rumble At Sri Lanka Cricket

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Spectator
As in politics, there aren’t permanent enemies or permanent friends in cricket. Friends who come together to topple an incumbent administration, end up fighting one another within a matter of months, as we have seen over the years. When the last cricket election was held in 2016, the unthinkable happened. We witnessed  a coming together of sworn enemies, Jayantha Dharmadasa and Thilanga Sumathipal, to demolish Nishantha Ranatunga’s empire. Thanks to the backing of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s sons, the younger Ranatunga was running the game of cricket ...Continued

Overcoming The Challenges Of Organic Farming

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Dr. Prasanna Cooray
Health complications of foods contaminated with agrochemicals are now well known. The long list of such complications include the conditions as immediate as allergies and gastro-intestinal disorders and long term consequences like asthma, cancers, Parkinson’s disease and kidney disease. At a time when the entire country is grappling with the need to produce food without chemical inputs, a farm named “Mihimandala” in Welikandagama, in the Badulla district, has come out with the practical solutions. Managing Director V. M. B. Athula Priyantha, BSc Agriculture (Special), MSc ...Continued

Nationalistic Sentiments Hinder Vibrant Economic Integration

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Dissector
Sri Lanka is badly at risk of being out of step with a briskly economically-integrating South Asia. What is required is not simply an open economy in the ‘island nation’ but one that is steadily integrating itself with not only the economies of this region but also with those outside it. Just being ‘open’ would not suffice. What is of crucial importance is integration and this process is at a farther qualitative remove from mere ‘openness’. Why is all this important now, some 30 years ...Continued
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