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SOME BUTTERFLY SPECIES HAVE DWINDLED

Island By Ifham Nizam Pictures courtesy Rajika Gamage   Entomologists, those who specilise in insects strongly believe that when comparing early records to the present distribution of butterfly fauna especially here in Sri Lanka, some species have dwindled. In other words, butterfly populations are restricted to limited areas due to declines in forest vegetation and fragmentation. … Continue reading

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Google’s Amnesia about Gaza children’s killings

 Gaza 2020: How easy it is for the world to delete Palestinian pain Middle East Eye I would like you to try an exercise. Google the words  “family of eight killed” and you will be given several options – one in Sonora, Mexico, another in Pike, Ohio, yet another in Mendocino County, California. But Google’s massive memory … Continue reading

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Clever Accounting, Creative PR and Climate Change

Mother Earth is drowning: We need leaders like Greta Thunberg (Original Title -Daily Mirror) In 1992, when the United Nations convened its first world environment summit, Third World cynics questioned whether it was a ruse by rich nations to maintain their economic dominance over the developing world. In the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, many of … Continue reading

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The task of convincing the President and the majority

Daily FT President Gotabaya Rajapaksa – Reuters The President said that he was the President of all Sri Lankans, including the people who did not vote for him. The election results were highly polarised along ethnic lines. It is important to note that minorities did not vote for the extremist candidates of their ethnicities. They … Continue reading

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Taxes, budgets and greasy fingers

Daily FT If we are to overcome, we need our technocrats/managerial class in the forefront. By reducing taxation where it affects them directly, the Government has given this segment an opportunity for a better life, the ability to do some serious saving, and to feel that working for their country can be both fulfilling, as … Continue reading

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