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Malik Peiris, the first Sri Lankan Fellow of the Royal Society

Following in the footsteps of giants

On May 18, 2006 the Royal Society of the United Kindom elected 44 new Fellows and six foreign members. Lord Rees, the president of the Royal Society, said that the new Fellows, '....... followed in the footsteps of Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking, David Attenborough and Tim Bremers-Lee the inventor of the world wide web'.

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Handle gentle giants in humane manner

On May 19, the Richmond Times Dispatch of USA carried an article in the middle page title 'Sri Lankas naughty pachyderms to pack trunks for rehab'. This news was also on the internet on CBS news. I read this article with much interest, as I have been involved in many elephant projects in Sri Lanka from my childhood.

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Cutting edge of Hindu revivalism in Jaffna

After about 300 years of intense persecution under the Portuguese and the Dutch, the Hindus of Jaffna heaved a sigh of relief when the British took over at the fag end of the 18th century.

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The lunchtime fuel splurge - another record!

Cutting edge of Hindu revivalism in Jaffna

'Makkal Kalari' (Jana Karaliya) - a theatre bridge between Sinhala and Tamil people

Gypsies, with more tricks from the hat  

Peradeniya Resthouse amidst romantic settings

 


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