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Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health                                           - Julia Child

 

Disaster Management in SL - need for dissemination of information

The earth trembles during an earthquake with differing severities depending on the magnitude of the earthquake and the underground geological conditions. The magnitude of the earthquake is calculated using data from seismometer networks located in different parts of the world. Magnitude as measured on the Richter Scale developed in 1935 can have negative and positive values. Earthquakes (tremors) of magnitudes 1 to 4 may not be felt by humans. Those above 6 can be categorized as dangerous,

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Socio-economic scene

Poly sacks, post-harvest loss and profiteers

Last month, in the middle of the Christmas festive season, the price of vegetables in Colombo and other urban areas skyrocketed. The reason was that the government introduced a regulation requiring the transport of all vegetables to be carried out in plastic or wooden crates rather than gunny bags (hardly ever used nowadays) or polythene sacks.

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Ragging: the Indian experience

India has wide experience in handling the ragging issue and their experience is worth recounting. India has made excellent headway towards minimizing the scourge of raggng in universities. However, the problem is not yet fully solved,

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