Tag Archives: Dr Ranil Senanayake

When Worlds Collide #80: When politicians turn to science for evidence…

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 25 August 2013 “For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert!” With those tongue-in-cheek words, Sir Arthur C Clarke opened a June 1998 … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #52: From Independence to Non-dependence

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 3 February 2013 “How did you come here?” This was a question that the late Ray Wijewardene – maverick engineer, agronomist and inventor – frequently asked … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #45: Reimagine Development: Where Nobody Gets Left Behind

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 9 December 2012 Paul Hermann Müller (1899 – 1965) was a Swiss chemist. He won the 1948 Nobel Prize in physiology (medicine) for his 1939 discovery … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #30: Watch out! Everybody Lives Downstream…

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 26 August 2012 My column last week, on large scale chronic kidney failure (scientifically abbreviated as CKDu) that has become a major public health crisis in … Continue reading

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