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Sunday, 2 February 2014





Marriage Proposals
Government Gazette
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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