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Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity
- Periander


The reasons for the ‘resolution’

The LLRC made some interim recommendations in 2010, which the President was under the impression were being implemented systematically. In fact they were being implemented, but the Committee appointed to oversee this did not function coherently, which meant that positive measures were not reported clearly, while lacunae were not identified and dealt with swiftly. We certainly need to do better now, which is why I have been advocating the establishment of a Ministry of Reconciliation, headed by a Senior Minister, who could coordinate the activities of the various Ministries that need to work on this Following is the full text of an interview given by Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha, MP to the British Independent newspaper.

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Antarctic ice movements mapped

The map has been published online by Science magazine and provides detailed images of all the great glaciers and the smaller ice streams that feed them, BBC reported. “This is like seeing a map of all the oceans’ currents for the first time. It's a game changer for glaciology,” said lead author Dr. Eric Rignot.

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Compelling need to control ‘wild cat strikers’

The recent strikes by doctors, para - medical staff, employees of the Ceylon Electricity Board, the university academic and non academic staff and most recently the strikes launched by the railway workers and private bus operators bring into sharp focus, the moral responsibilities of Trade Unions, and the indiscrete resort to strikers action to win their demands.

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Charles Henry de Soysa’s 176th birth anniversary:

Philanthropist par excellence

Charles Henry de Soysa had a legendary reputation as the greatest philanthropist par excellence of Sri Lanka. One hundred and twenty two years after his untimely death and on his 176thbirth anniversary, his name is honoured and revered in the country through special events.

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