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Two studies: Resettlement under Sri Lanka's controversial URP

Less than a decade after the end of the war, Colombo’s skyline has undergone a rapid transformation. Across the city, high-rise complexes have sprung up, and are billed as the practical solution to a housing crisis affecting the city’s working poor. 1,477 more words

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The Sunday Times And Express Retract Bogus "75% Of Muslims Believe Britain Is Islamic"

“The Sunday Times completely changes its article authored by Andrew Gilligan et al on British Muslims following my complaint.This story was the basis of a number of false headlines in the Sun, Mail on Sunday, Mail Online and Express – all of which have been retracted. 768 more words

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Waldemar Januszczak, the Sadist Print Media Troll, Likes To Make Creative People Feel Bad For Money

Last night Charles Thomson, quiet painter from north London, posted a link to a review in The Sunday Times, in part about a painting exhibition at a millionaire’s mansion of speculative art stuff. 1,260 more words

A new approach to conservation in Sri Lanka: The case of the Western Purple Faced Langur

The raucous troupe of monkeys that visit Dr. Jinie Dela’s house in Panadura do not realize how closely they are being studied. Dr.Dela, a biologist, with a doctoral degree in primate ecology and behaviour, treats her sprawling one-acre garden like an enormous, open laboratory. 1,125 more words

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Forget Lisbon. It’s chic to buy in Porto

We love Porto

In the late 90’ties we played with the idea of “doing” something in Portugal. At that time it was Porto we fell madly in love with. 318 more words

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Sri Lankan-American winner of a Genius Grant champions immigrant children

When Ahilan Arulanantham heard that the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation had named him a recipient of the $625,000 “Genius Grant,” one of the first things he thought about was how much he would like to spend some of it on supporting human rights work in Sri Lanka. 1,235 more words

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Two Sri Lankans make history with an Atacama Crossing

Ruvan Ranatunga and Shihan Anthony John did not know quite what to make of the Japanese team.

It was early October and they were in the middle of one of the most demanding of the 4 Desert Races – a 6 day-long, 242 km crossing of the Atacama on foot.The plateau in Chile stretches 960 km south from the border of Peru, and its centre is recognized as the driest place on earth.The air was leached of moisture and temperatures swung wildly, from freezing in the morning, to baking under the afternoon Sun. 1,391 more words

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