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Science and Environment/Environment
Professor Godfrey Louis, Vice Chancellor of the Cochin University of Science and Technology of Kerala, India hailed the discovery of life in the Polonnaruwa meteorite as a major development in the search for extraterrestrial life. Professor Louis...
Saturday, 16 February 2013 | 268 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
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Science and Environment/Energy
The Government has repeatedly said that development would not be compromised under any circumstances and even during terrorism development projects were being carried out. However, successive leaders had shunned controversial development projects...
Sunday, 20 March 2011 | 1141 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
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Science and Environment/Energy
If the Fukushima nuclear reactors were based on thorium instead of uranium, the current nuclear crisis in Japan right now wouldn’t be happening. Thorium is a superior nuclear fuel to uranium in almost every conceivable way, yet we hear almost...
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 | 420 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
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Science and Environment/Energy
India commenced its nuclear power programme as early as 1969 with the construction of a 150 MW plant at Tarapur with Russian assistance. Subsequently, several relatively small plants in the range 170 – 220 MW of capacity were built, some with...
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 | 766 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
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Science and Environment/Wildlife
Our plight is this. We are found only in Sri Lanka and nowhere else on this planet. This makes us a very unique component of Sri Lanka’s fauna. Very few of Sri Lanka’s wild animals can claim to be as biologically significant as us. Despite our...
Sunday, 30 January 2011 | 660 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
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Science and Environment/Energy
Background to the largest engineering enterprise in the country The Ceylon Electricity Board is, I believe, the largest single engineering entity in the country in terms of professional engineers employed and asset capitalisation. It is the...
Sunday, 12 December 2010 | 871 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
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Science and Environment/Industry
An Association of leading mould and die makers in Sri Lanka was formed in August 2005 with the blessings of the Industries Ministry primarily to enhance the quality and the number of moulds and dies made in Sri Lanka. A mould or a die is a key...
Thursday, 04 November 2010 | 833 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
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Science and Environment/Energy
The Government of Sri Lanka is in a position to satisfy electricity needs at present at an affordable price mainly due to the 40 years of untiring efforts of a person who lived during the first half of 20th century. This person is none other than D....
Friday, 17 September 2010 | 1358 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
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Science and Environment/Environment
Adoption of new technologies in sustainable usage of the natural ecosystem to prevent land degradation and promotion of organic farming systems had yielded successful results in villages in the eastern province. Six villages in the Addalaichenai DS...
Wednesday, 18 August 2010 | 1683 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
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Science and Environment/Environment
The World Heritage Committee, the decision-making body on matters connected with the World Heritage Convention, met in Brasilia, the capital city of Brazil, from 25 July to 3rd August 2010. A major item on its agenda was to decide on nominations...
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 | 534 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more

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