Last Updated : 23-07-2014 18:18

 
 

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MDGs not achievable by 2015

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Discussions have begun about setting up a Post 2015 Development Agenda. Year 2015 is important, since the Millium Development Goals (MDGs) were to be achieved by 2015. We have almost completed this period now. The results of MDGs efforts are visible.

FOOD AND DRINK AND EARLY GRAVES

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People are at cross-roads wondering what to eat and what not to eat. And no wonder; although the choice is vast, eating and drinking these days has been recognised as a hazardous human need. Although somewhat late in the day, this situation spurred the media to launch a hefty rocket campaign at many types of.....

The shame of a senseless world - EDITORIAL

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Last Friday was World Refugees’ Day and figures given by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) were a damning indictment and a disgrace to a world which boasts of the marvels of modern technology and science. The UNHCR reports said a staggering 51 million people were refugees....

No chance for revival of armed elements

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Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, Lt. General Daya Rathnayake in an interview with the Dailymirror shared his views on the recent violence in the South-western region of the country and asserted that the Sri Lanka Army is a reflection of the vibrant cultures that exist in Sri   Lanka ......

Ethno-religious violence and its consequences

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It was only a few weeks ago that I wrote an article in this column pointing out that there was a likelihood of ethno-religious violence breaking out around certain flash points in the country.

EDITORIAL-MDGs failed: New policies needed

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For more than 35 years different Governments in Sri   Lanka have been essentially following the globalised capitalist market economic system. Whatever its advocates may claim and whatever the apparently spin-doctored figures about growth rates, per capita income and...........

story-based curriculum for ELT

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So far, the theories of the nature of language and language teaching have been developing in parallel to the theories in Psychology. If one looks at the history of the development of language teaching theories, one would see this parallelism very clearly.

Collapse of Schools’ Science Education

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The Science Education Committee of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science conducted a survey on science education at the G.C.E. (O/L) in 2013. The survey was done in leading schools in the western province. All the schools surveyed had:

Tweets and ‘mechanisms’ will solve no problem STRONG AND CONCERTED ACTION NEEDED

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The Friday Forum is appalled at the violence in Aluthgama, Beruwala and other areas over the period June 14-16. Three deaths, an estimated 80 injured and extensive damage to houses and shops have been reported in the international and private media creating fear and tension in the country.

Is the law applied equally everywhere? - EDITORIAL

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The incident in which Deputy Minister of Co-operatives and Internal Trade Hemal Gunasekara’s driver was imposed a spot fine by a policeman for driving the vehicle with the Minister in it at high speed and the follow-up incidents are a good case study to identify the way the law is

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