Tag Archives: Sir Oliver Goonetilleke

When Worlds Collide #112: Social Media ‘Candles’ for Mainstream Media Blackouts

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today newspaper on 20 June 2014 What is the best way to manage public information in times of national crises – whether disasters, epidemics or conflict? All governments face this … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #9: Near-misses in the ‘Battle of Ceylon’ (Japanese Air Raid on 5 April 1942)

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 1 April 2012 Few among us have personal memories of the Japanese air raid of Ceylon that happened on the Easter Sunday, 5 April 1942. Yet … Continue reading

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