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Unity among different ethnicities is beautifully displayed by these children. If this trend is continued throughout their lives, this nation would prosper.

Nurturing ethnic harmony for sustainable development

Last week, I had the opportunity of reading an essay written by a student of Grade 10 on ethnic harmony. I quote one paragraph: "People would like to see an ethnic problem disappear. And the way they think it's going to disappear is by not talking about it.

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Coming to grips with Johnsonís Dictionary

Today lexicography or compiling of dictionaries has become a refined art. In our own country, there were a few lexicographers who rendered a yeoman service without the aid of modern technology. Prof G.P. Malalasekera and Dr E.W. Adikaram were pioneers in compiling English-Sinhala dictionaries. They are still being used by scholars.

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Thorns on the Side

Studentsí safety

Much has been written about the tragic death of the eight-year-old student of Ananda College, Colombo, who was apparently pinned against a wall by a ground roller he and a few of his friends were playing with. This tragedy could indeed have been prevented if a few precautionary steps had been taken.

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