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When Worlds Collide #114: Welcome to UPF – United Planet of Football!

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today newspaper on 11 July 2014 Last time the FIFA World Cup was approaching its climax in mid July 2010, I did my bit for interstellar cooperation (or conquest). If … Continue reading

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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 #75: Watching Sri Lanka’s Children of ‘77

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 21 July 2013 When launching the column 18 months ago, I chose this theme because I am fascinated by worlds colliding all around us, all … 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 #36: Ready, Steady, Innovate?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 7 October 2012 Last week, I spent many hours at Sri Lanka’s first exhibition of inventions and inventors held at BMICH, Colombo, and took lots of … Continue reading

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