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The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best
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The age of Green dilemmas

Environmental politics has come a long way forward in the last century but we are entering an age where the issue might not be whether or not be ‘green’ but how best to prioritise competing environmental concerns.

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Oil crisis: Boon for traditional paddy farming

Sri Lanka’s farmers who grow paddy for their home needs are now discovering a new trend. Instead of the widely-cultivated hybrid varieties they have opted to grow more traditional varieties of paddy as the latter are more nutritious, rich in taste, pest-resistant and need no artificial, petroleum-based fertiliser.

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18 Engineering Faculty students bring global acclaim for Motherland:

Moratuwa University: Top of the world

In a signal honour for Sri Lanka’s tertiary education, the University of Moratuwa has been placed as the best University worldwide at the GSoC 2008 competition. Sri Lanka has emerged first where it competed with the other nine giants among the first ten- the United States, France Germany, India, China, Canada, Brazil, Hungary and Poland.

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Monks, protests and changing times

The week before last, on the sizzling streets of Colombo, we were witness to the depressing scene of protesting Buddhist monks running hither and thither. They were attempting to escape the effect of tear-gas used by the Police in a bid to disperse them.

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