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A tusker in the Yala National Park.
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Thought for the Day

The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.
                                - Charles Kettering

 

Sri Lanka's road map for poverty eradication

While we mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty today, it is worthwhile dwelling on the measures taken to address the question of poverty in Sri Lanka and the means adopted to extricate the poor from the poverty trap. Programmes focused on the eradication of poverty have been in the agenda of all the successive Governments since independence. But they have not been able to bring about a substantial reduction in poverty among the poor.

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Sounds pleasing, sounds threatening

The issue of sound pollution, hitherto unnoticed or ignored by most Sri Lankans, has carved a niche in public debate of late, with the Central Environmental Authority drawing up regulations to control community noise pollution. With the final version of the draft law scheduled to be submitted to the Supreme Court in November, diverging views are expressed regarding what has been declared as the main objective of the regulations: controlling public address through loudspeakers.

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