Tag Archives: LIRNEasia

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 #88: Counting Digital Natives: Easier said than done!

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 20 October 2013 Chamara Pahalawattage had just turned 18 when we met him in early 2009. By then, he was already into his sixth mobile phone. An … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #43: Toilets or Telephones? That’s the Wrong Question!

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 25 November 2012 November 19 was World Toilet Day. It highlights a major development challenge of our times. This international day of action “aims to break … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #37: Raiders of the Open Internet?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 14 October 2012 The battle to keep the Internet open and free is being fought on several fronts, and for a whole range of reasons – … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #25: Teleworking or not working?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 22 July 2012 This week, London welcomes the world’s Olympians once again as it becomes the first city to host the modern Olympics thrice. Even for … 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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