December 2013 Archive

Harvest for the Patient Farmer

Have you ever wondered where that cork in your bottle of wine comes from? The answer is most likely to be Spain or Portugal, where over half of the world’s ...

There’s Something Absolutely Wrong With What We Do To Boys Before They Grow Into Men

Joseph Lamour "Be a man" is something we've all heard at one time or another, even a few of the women reading this right now. Being a "man" in that sense ...

Proper study and cultivation of medicinal fruit trees needs urgent attention: Prof. S. Subasinghe

Text and pic by P.D. De Silva “There are more than 60 varieties of underutilised fruit crops in Sri Lanka. Underutilised fruit crops can be defined as fruit crops which are ...

Social Irresponsibility of tobacco industry

By  Manjari Peiris According to the research in Sri Lanka there is a clear co-relationship between prices and smoking – when price is increased by 10 percent, consumption drops by 5 ...

Touching Strangers

Sometimes art moves us by revealing life as it is. Other times it inspires by showing life as it could be. At first blush, photographer Richard Renaldi's project clearly falls ...
Preserved Unani medicine

Unani Medicine makes headway in Sri Lanka

By Naalir Jamaldeen The Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha medical systems are yet to be absorbed to the National Health policy. Employing graduates who have passed out is another problem which has ...

About Parkinson’s

About Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive, neurodegenerative, movement disorder that belongs to the group of conditions called motor system disorders. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that ...

An Interview with Roger Waters

On Music, the Political Role of Artists and His Activism for Justice Around the World, Including in Palestine. by FRANK BARAT Frank Barat: When did you make the decision to make the Wall ...

Obama Failed To Deliver Long-Overdue Apology To Mandela

Historic Opportunity Missed by LINN WASHINGTON JR. When Barack Obama, the first black president of America, delivered remarks Tuesday during a South African memorial service for that country’s first black president, he ...

Famine, Fevers and Fear: The State and Disease in British Colonial Sri Lanka

Book Review Review by Saman Kelegama by S.A . Meegama, Sridevi Publication, Sri Lanka, 2012, pp.460, LKR 750 This book explores some aspects of the roots of modern Sri Lanka through the social ...



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