Category Archives: Tsunami

When Worlds Collide #113: Outpacing Tsunamis in the Indian Ocean: Are we ready?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today newspaper on 4 July 2014 Timely warnings about on-coming disasters can literally save lives – provided the word reaches those at risk. And they know what to do, and … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #93: After Haiyan: Philippines can learn from Lanka’s mistakes

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 1 December 2013 I felt a sense of Déjà vu as I spent the past week in the Philippines witnessing how the archipelago nation is struggling with … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #47: Avoiding the ‘Mother of All Tsunamis’

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 23 December 2012 The much-hyped End of the World didn’t happen on December 21. As I wrote in my blog that morning, Ass-trologers (my new name … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #14: Freezing Moments and Defying Time’s Tyranny

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 6 May 2012 Growing up in a very different Sri Lanka during the 1970s, I was image starved. We had no television, no Internet, and going … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #12: Of Tsunami Waves and Twitter Ripples…

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 22 April 2012 To warn or not to warn — that was the question. On 11 April 2012, following a powerful undersea earthquake, government officials in … Continue reading

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