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THOUGHT for the Day

When you’re looking at sustainable development there’s no ‘one size fits all’ solution. It depends how rural, how urban, how traditional, how literate, there are so many factors that come into it. Sustainable development is an ecosystem problem.
                                         - Clive Smith


Tourism industry diversified for rural uplift

Sri Lanka is popular for attracting foreigners since ancient times. Marco Polo described Sri Lanka as “the finest island for its size in all the world”. Tourism has become the most vibrant sector of Sri Lanka following the end of war. Tourist arrivals have increased immensely providing a huge boost to the country’s economic growth. Following the end of the war upto January end, nearly 400,000 tourists have visited Sri Lanka. It is targeted to attract 1.5 million tourists by the end of this year and the year 2011 has been declared “Visit Sri Lanka Year”.

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The Morning Inspection - Malinda

On the Jeanne Thwaites Formula of getting clean candidates

Ranil Wickremesinghe looks like an unfit, unskilled, reserve goalie in an under 13 soccer team facing up to a penalty kick by Ronaldo. He can’t save a goal even if his life depended on it. He’s let so many slip through his legs over the past six years that it is a wonder he’s still out there in the field. He should have retired or been retired a long time ago. But then again, as Team Manager, Team Owner, Team Captain and Team Coach he can pick himself and play any position I suppose. In the end though, it’s his supporters that get played.

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Back to BASICS - Renton de Alwis

Of curiosity, rights and what’s right

Like most of you, I am curious about many things. Some may think that my curiosity borders on naivety. I choose not to have any qualms about it. I strongly believe that if each individual ventures to express one’s curiosity, in a rational and decent manner in public, the summation of those voices can be a huge force that can be catalytic in creating positive change.

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