opinion

Improving early childhood care and education in Sri Lanka’s plantations

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May 18, 2018 04:00 pm

In Sri Lanka, the plantation sector comprises tea, rubber or coconut plantations managed or owned by the state, regional plantation companies, individuals, or families. ...


The U.S. is opening an embassy in Jerusalem. Why is there a furor?

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May 14, 2018 05:17 pm

The opening ceremony is at a U.S. consular building in the Arnona neighborhood. It will house an interim embassy for the ambassador and a small staff until a larger site is foun...


What Oil at $70 Means for the World Economy

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May 11, 2018 11:02 am

Rising oil prices are a double-edged sword for the world economy. With the price of crude up about 18 percent this year and now trading at the highest since 2014, export...


Could your diet influence the onset age of menopause ?

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May 01, 2018 01:22 pm

Eating lots of pasta and rice was associated with reaching menopause one-and-a-half years earlier than the average age of women in the UK of 51. However, the University ...


How thousands of South Asian doctors helped keep the NHS afloat

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April 26, 2018 11:54 am

Migrant architects of the NHS: South Asian doctors and the reinvention of British general practice (1940s-1980s) says that 16% of GPs working in England and Wales by the 19...


Afghan girl spends life disguised as 'son' her parents wanted

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April 23, 2018 03:48 pm

Sitara Wafadar yearns for long hair like other girls. Instead, the Afghan teenager has disguised herself as a boy for more than a decade, forced by her parents to be the "s...


"Belt and Road" Ports Align with China's Military Interests

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April 20, 2018 10:20 am

A new report by non-profit C4ADS suggests that China's "Belt and Road" seaport projects in the Indo-Pacific may be intended to serve strategic, military objec...


Night owls risk dying younger, should sleep in: study

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April 12, 2018 01:56 pm

People who stay up late and have to drag themselves out of bed are likelier to die younger than those who rise and set with the Sun, researchers said Thursday. A survey ...


Americans world's biggest TV addicts watching four hours a day

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April 09, 2018 03:55 pm

The average person around the world spent nearly three hours a day in front their television last year, according to a report released Monday. Eurodata TV Worldwide said...


Should we support a usurping government?

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April 05, 2018 12:32 pm

Varying opinions have been expressed in the aftermath of the communal violence in Kandy and Ampara Districts.   As usual the Government blames its political rivals for...


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