Tag Archives: Professor Oliver Ileperuma

When Worlds Collide #119: Long way to lowering Lanka’s Deadly Diesel Hazard

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today newspaper on 29 August 2014 Progress is slow and incremental. Those who take all-or-nothing positions often end up with…nothing. So let’s hail Sri Lanka’s leading petroleum distributor introducing a … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #51: When Your Home Becomes a ‘Gas Chamber’

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 27 January 2013 The new Global Burden of Disease (GBD) report, released in December 2012, says air pollution has become one of the top 10 killers … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #23: ‘Slow Murder’ by Subsidised Diesel Fumes

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 8 July 2012 Sometimes well-meaning yet ill-informed environmentalists can be their own worst enemy. By barking up the wrong tree, they distort public sentiments and even … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #13: Wake Up to our Urban Nightmares!

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 29 April 2012 As I lie awake in the wee hours of the morning struggling to breathe, I remember Saneeya Hussain. And when I see yet … Continue reading

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