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When Worlds Collide #95: Waiting for Sombath Somphone…

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 15 December 2013 My friend Sombath Somphone has been a gentle, generous and soft-spoken man as long as I have known him, which is over 15 years. … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #82: Anita Roddick: Mixing activism, business and compassion

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 8 September 2013 “Remember me!” With those words — and with a mischievous smile — entrepreneur and activist Anita Roddick (1942 – 2007) once autographed a book … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #71: Bridging the ‘Other Digital Divide’

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 23 June 2013 “We’ll never allow satellite TV into our country! The minds of our youth must be shielded from those decadent western TV shows!” … 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 #15: Robert Lamb – The Earth’s Reporter

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 13 May 2012 Exactly three months ago, on 13 February 2012, Robert Paul Lamb died at his London home. With his untimely exit, I lost a … Continue reading

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