Future of Southern Sri Lanka and climate change
The impacts of climate change in the forms of
higher temperatures, more varying precipitation, and more extreme
weather events threaten millions of people living in Southern Sri
Lanka. The southern region is highly vulnerable to droughts and
floods that not only devastate lives and livelihoods,
The Great New York Stock Market crash 80 years ago
It was 80 years ago this week (October 29, 1929)
to be exact, that the biggest financial crisis hit the United States
of America, when the New York Stock Market crashed. Share prices at
the Stock Exchange plummeted to almost rock bottom and the total
decline was then estimated at about $ 20 billion by the end of 1929.
Reforming education: Finishing the unfinished
task - Part III:
A success story
The free education system inaugurated by Dr.
Kannangara has been in operation now for over half a century and
there is no question that it has made higher education and the
economic and social advantages which accrue from higher education,
accessible to very many people educated exclusively in swabasha.