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When Worlds Collide #29: Science and Politics of Kidney Disease in Sri Lanka

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 19 August 2012 Much of Sri Lanka’s Dry Zone is currently grappling with a drought caused by the delayed Monsoon. This is a double whammy for … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #24: Kicking Lead in Petrol – Lessons for Cleaning up Dirty Diesel?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 15 July 2012 My column last week – about World Health Organisation confirming diesel fumes cause lung causer – elicited many responses. Some cautioned that phasing … Continue reading

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