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How can you force your child to be vegetarian?

Children and vegetarianism (Original Title) Menaka Ghandhi (Island) My granddaughter, Anasuyaa, 5, is a vegetarian and a very healthy eater. She loves vegetables, especially broccoli. She doesn’t like maida in any form, including cakes. She likes the idea of ice cream, but will rarely go beyond a few licks. My son went through a phase … Continue reading

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Devani worthy of emulation

Island By Ashley de Vos The Gampaha District forest officer Devani Jayathilaka took a stand against the construction of a playground in the Kadolkele mangrove swamp off the Negombo Lagoon. It is well known that mangroves are the breeding grounds and the refuge for most fish species till they are old enough to venture into … Continue reading

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Independence of the Public Service and the case of Devanee Jayathilaka

By Javid Yusuf (Sunday Times ) The world loves a hero and this week’s heroine by popular acclamation is undoubtedly Forest Officer Devanee Jayathilaka. Her strenuous objections to environmental concerns being brushed aside to facilitate a development project has captured the imagination of the public at large with public sentiment in support of her conduct … Continue reading

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Shall we have forests in Colombo ?

Daily Mirror Editorial  Dubai has its own indoor rainforest now. India is creating mini-forests in all big cities following the ‘Akira Miyawaki’ method while Brazil, the home of Amazon forest, is doing the same. China which is creating forests in major cities like Beijing and Shanghai at a rate is in the process of building … Continue reading

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Shall we have forests in Colombo ?

Daily Mirror Editorial Dubai has its own indoor rainforest now. India is creating mini-forests in all big cities following the ‘Akira Miyawaki’ method while Brazil, the home of Amazon forest, is doing the same. China which is creating forests in major cities like Beijing and Shanghai at a rate is in the process of building … Continue reading

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