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Tuesday, 18 December 2012






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THOUGHT for the Day

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Gearing for cyber attacks - Defence Secretary

The theme chosen for this conference is 'Strategize, Plan, Act: A Recipe for Effective Security'. In today's highly inter-connected environment, in which Information Communications Technology is rapidly becoming an integral part of our lives, this theme is most appropriate. Ensuring cyber security is important because the number of cyber threats to governments, organisations and society at large are constantly increasing.

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Got around the ‘breast feeding problem’ and more...

She has the unique distinction of being the first woman in the country to earn the Doctorate in Medicine (MD) of the University of Ceylon. At the relatively young age of 40, she was appointed to the Chair of Paediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine, thus becoming the first woman to be appointed to a professorial chair. This week’s Reminiscences of Gold features this remarkable lady, Dr. Priyani Soysa, Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics of the University of Colombo.

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NGOs are facing a backlash globally

Sri Lanka during the war years bore the brunt of the global phenomenon of the growth and proliferation of the so-called Non-Government Organisations (NGOs). The secessionist war provided the opportunity for international NGOs to establish themselves in the country and to forcefully intervene in national affairs under the guise of humanitarian and anti-corruption activities and purported rural development projects.

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