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Tuesday, 1 November 2011






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The price of greatness is responsibility - Winston Churchill


Current phase of global recovery and implications for Sri Lanka

In the aftermath of the global economic crisis, there has been a noticeable shift in economic clout, moving from the USA and the debt-plagued countries of the eurozone, to the emerging markets of Asia.

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Asian Americans most bullied in US schools: study

Asian Americans endure far more bullying at US schools than members of other ethnic groups, with teenagers of the community three times as likely to face taunts on the Internet, new data shows.

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Ananda College:

Education Colossus turns 125

Ananda College, Colombo celebrates a very significant milestone today. The premier Buddhist educational institution for boys originally known as the English Buddhist School, turns 125, having opened its doors to just 37 students on November 1, 1886 at 61, Maliban Street, Pettah. C. W. Leadbeater was the first principal. It was named Ananda College in 1895, after Arahat Ananda Thera, the Buddha's most devoted disciple. Today, it has nearly 7,000 students in all grades and over 250 teachers.

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YAKADAYA: from Iron Man to Serene Man

I was there when hundreds of people thronged and stormed the Chilaw Magistrate's Court to catch a glimpse of Yakadaya (the 'Iron Man') who was brought on a stretcher and produced before magistrate L.W.L. Waidiyaratne in connection with three plaints filed against him by the Chilaw Police on March 15, 1978.

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