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The Economy of Sri Lanka

- INTRODUCTION Sri Lanka is the home to many languages, cultures, ethnicities. It is an island country on the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast in India’s subcontinent located in southern Asia. There are many things that contribute to their economic growth and I shall discuss some of them below. ECONOMIC HISTORY OF SRI LANKA According to Sri Lanka wonder of Asia, (2014), when explaining Sri Lanka economic growth, it is advisable for the purpose of this essay to look into Sri Lanka’s history from pre-historic time, colonial era and independence....   [tags: sri lanka, culture, agriculture]

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Cultural heritage in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

- The pearl of the Indian Ocean Sri Lanka, reflects a long history of its nations. From the archeological evidence of the prehistoric settlements and prehistoric human Balangoda man (Deraniyagala, 1998) to modern food of kottu like pizza to American; make the broad diversity of culture in Sir Lanka. By analyzing cultural heritage definition in Sinhala language, the definition given in the legislations in 1940, and its relationship with Athens charter and 1954 UNESCO convention, I will demonstrate the cultural heritage vision imbedded in the society through legal definition....   [tags: Sri Lanka, Ordinance]

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The Tamil Tigers Of Sri Lanka

- The Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka, also known as LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam), are one of the most configured, brutal, and effective terrorist groups in the world. They invented suicide vests and according to the FBI, “are the only terrorist group to have assassinated two world leaders” (Pickert). “The Tamil Tigers are among the most dangerous and deadly extremists in the world. For more than three decades, the group has launched a campaign of violence and bloodshed in Sri Lanka, the island republic off the southern coast of India” (FBI)....   [tags: Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam]

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The Conflict Of Sri Lanka

- There have been countless violent conflicts throughout history. This violence can stem from internalized conflict, major political differences, ethnic tensions, misuse of administrative power, and any other number of other factors. Sri Lanka is a prime example of just how conflict can arise. By examining the history, ethnic divides, and political structure of Sri Lanka is it possible to isolate some of the exact factors that lead to civil war and genocide in independent states. Sri Lanka was established as the Portuguese controlled island of Ceylon in 1505....   [tags: Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam]

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Sri Lanka

- Sri Lanka’s main industry during the pre-colonial period, which expands from 6th century BC to 1505 AD, was agriculture or wet Rice Paddy; however, a big change in the industries of Sri Lanka can be seen during the Colonial period, which span from 1505 to 1948 AD. The colonialists who occupied the nation before the British being the Portuguese and the Dutch began commercializing the Sri lanka in making profits from cinnamon and other spices locally available with a low overhead, yet formulate profit in Europe due to scarceness as well as the demand on the commodities (Publications, 2008, p....   [tags: Sri Lanka History, Politics, Economy]

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Sri Lanka - Light at the End of the Tunnel?

- Sri Lanka - Light at the End of the Tunnel. The Sunday, March 3, 2002 issue of “The New York Times” featured an article by Barbara Crossette, “The War on Terror Points a Country Toward Peace. The second sentence of this article stated: "A week ago, the government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, one of Asia's most ruthless and totalitarian rebel movements, agreed to a firm cease-fire, with the promise of peace talks to come".[1] But are the LTTE planning on keeping their promises this time....   [tags: Politics Government Sri Lanka Essays]

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A Brief Look at Sri Lanka

- INTRO Sri Lanka is a island that is made up of many different ethnicities, the Sinhalese who make up 75% population, the Tamils who make up 11% and 14% others. The differences amoung these groups on the basis of religion, language, and ethnicity has resulted in a 26* year long Civil War that began in July 1983 and ended in May 2009. The war was fought between the Sinhalese dominated state and militant Sri Lanka Tamil separatist movements. This paper will demonstrate how The Sri Lankan civlil war was truly a war against terrorism rather than an attempt at ethnic cleansing....   [tags: ethnic diversity, island countries]

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Sri Lanka: A Unique Geography

- “I gradually became aware that my interiority was inseparable from my exteriority, that the geography of my city was the geography of my soul.” - Aleksander Hemon. Is this quote actually true?. Is Geography the route to our souls and eternal happiness/ drive. Many may disagree with this but to the people who study Geography this quote comes to common terms as true. Through the common correlation that makes a country a country, a state a state, a person a person, and a group a group, geography has proven to be the cause of reason....   [tags: Social Studies, Culture]

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Amphibian Diversity of Sri Lanka

- Biodiversity degradation are becoming one the worst global environmental catastrophes. Given the status of the world’s biological resources on which so much of human life depends, biodiversity loss is among the world’s most pressing crisis and there is growing global concern on slowing down population declines and extinctions (Wilson 1988; WHO 2005; McKinney et al. 2009; Soberon and Peterson 2009). The current estimation on the extinction rate ranges between 1,000 and 10,000 times higher than the natural rate (Kumar and Khanna 2008)....   [tags: Environmental Catastrophe, Biodiversity ]

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Sri Lanka's Naval Force

- ... D/F (Medium Frequency Direction Finding) - provide a radio position fix for the up to 230 miles from the transmitters. To help coordinate investment strategy and limited resources, the Defence Ministry should authorize, identifies and prioritizes critical EW technologies over the next 10-15 years. e. Naval Air Wing. Most of the world navies possess with Naval Air Wing due to its numerous great advantage. Naval Air Wing can expand area of operating, can be utilized for SAR and in combat for various tasks....   [tags: taking care of the mother land, island nations]

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Sri Lanka Post Independence

- ... Abeyratne (2004) provides a penetrating analysis of how lack-lustre economic performance during the era of economic dirigisme contributed to the onset of the conflict. There was, however, no retreat to the old control regime. In a decisive move to infuse momentum to the unfinished reform process, a significant ‘second wave’ liberalization package was implemented in 1990. This included an ambitious privatization program, further tariff cuts and simplification of the tariff structure, removing exchange controls on current account transactions and several important changes to the foreign investment policy framework in line with the increased outward orientation of the economy, and a more fl...   [tags: interventions, communists, ]

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Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation

- 1. Introduction Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation was established in 1962 as a State Owned Corporation. It was converted to a Limited Liability Company for a brief period of 6 years and was re-instilled in the state sector on the 4th June 2009. Sri Lanka Insurance is now backed by government protection and service excellence on par with the best in the private sector. At present Sri Lanka Insurance has over 120 Branches Island with an unmatched assets base under management (refer figure 1) with a Life fund of over Rs.43 billion and over one million policies in force Sri Lanka Insurance is the first insurance company in Sri Lanka to be assigned a global rating, for financial strength and stab...   [tags: Business Analysis ]

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Sri Lanka

- Obtaining true Independence for Sri Lanka as a nation from the British was a long struggle which began in 1915 due to a rivalry between the Sri Lankan Muslims and the Sinhalese Majority over commercial interests which led to a riot in Colombo, the administrative capital of what is then known to the world as Ceylon (Corporation, 2008). The British, in response to the riots among the Ceylonese and the Muslims, placed the sole blame of these riots on the Sinhalese and implemented strict punishments on the Sinhalese showing (Irāman̲ātan̲, 1916)....   [tags: Politics, Sinhalese Majority ]

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The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

- Sri Lanka known officially as the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, or by many as the “pearl of the Indian Ocean” is a beautiful diverse island country located, “off India’s southeastern coast” (Pulsipher, 2011, p. 483). Approximately 21,000,000 people call Sri Lanka their home and many travel to Sri Lanka to enjoy its diverse culture and beauty. This report explores the Sri Lanka’s physical, cultural, and political geography, Christianity’s history in Sri Lanka, and also presents suggestions for Christianity’s continued growth....   [tags: cultural, and political geography]

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Violent History and The Future of Sri Lanka

- ... The LTTE claimed the north and east portions of the island as an independent nation, named this Tamil nation Elam with the city of Jaffna as its capitol. Many attempts for peaceful resolutions such as cease-fires and peace talks repeatedly failed, as neither side was willing to compromise with the other. Fighting and civil unrest was so intense that India began peacekeeping campaigns in Sri Lanka. Indian involvement only increased the intensity of the conflict eventually leading to India’s withdrawl....   [tags: civil war, population, US relations]

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The Agricultural Development Projects For Sri Lanka

- There are multiple agricultural development projects taking place in Sri Lanka including the UNDP Sri Lanka Community Programme, the Agro-Economic Development Project, and government projects. The UNDP Sri Lanka Community Programme is a four-year project designed to improve the management of natural resources. They hope to support the people’s livelihood and help reduce poverty in agricultural areas. They plan to do this through the reduction of deforestation and forest degradation along with replantation of forests that will benefit 10,000 households directly....   [tags: Agriculture, Agricultural economics, Poverty]

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Adaptation to Climate Change in Sri Lanka

- Adaptation to climate change is defined as the range of actions taken in response to changes in local and regional climatic conditions (Smit et al., 2000). Climate change adaptation simply means reducing the vulnerability of people’s lives and livelihoods to risk posed by climate change. Agriculture adaptation measures can be categorised into policy level interventions, technology development and farm level management practices. The government of Sri Lanka realising the importance of climate change adaptation has taken number of initiatives at policy level to address the concerns of climate change and among the initiatives; the most important is the recently formulated national climate chang...   [tags: Global Warming Essays]

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Impact of Climate Change on Sri Lanka

- Climate change is an inevitable phenomenon that is being experienced globally in various forms such as temperature rise. Sea level rise, droughts, floods, hurricanes, landslides, etc. According to the forth assessment report of the IPCC project even with immediate implementation of mitigation strategies global climate change will continue for decades. Climate change is inflicting serious consequences on human wellbeing and will continue to inflict damages in the future. It is estimated that mean global temperature will rise by 1.8 ºC - 4.0 ºC by end of the 21st century (Izaurraade, 2009)....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]

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Advanced Techniques in Construction in Sri Lanka

- ... Pre-stressing is where the slab is stressed before concreting and post tensioning is where the slab is stressed after the concreting. Over the last few years, post tension concrete has taken the world by storm. Most developed countries have already started using this technology and developing countries are slowly getting into the trend. Post tensioning promotes higher loading concentrations, longer spans, thinner slabs, lighter structures and rapid constructions. With the help of post tensioning, engineers can minimize, if not eliminate, shrinkage cracking....   [tags: concrete, engineers, tension]

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Fishing and the Villages of Southern Sri Lanka: A Case Study

- Fishing and the Villages of Southern Sri Lanka: A Case Study Facts Fishing has been a mainstay industry in Sri Lanka for centuries, but it has been ravaged with political, economic, environmental disasters and social issues over the past century (Olstrom, 1990, Yamada, et al., 2006, Arunatilake et al., 2014). In the southern tip of Sri Lanka, lies the fishing village of Mawelle (Ostrom, 1990, p. 149). Southern Sri Lanka’s fishermen fish with beach seines (called madella or “big net”) that are half-mile long nets and were a source of economic stability for the individuals living in the region (Ostrom, 1990, p....   [tags: tsunami, mainstay industy, government]

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How to Develop Sri Lanka's Fishing Industry

- ... The beach seine also can’t do regularly, because of seasonal climate change. But, presently people are used vehicles to drag the net, because lack of man power and peoples’ are didn’t like to attend the fishing. Due to that reason couldn’t take fishing harvest correctly and the same time beach front was broadly damage. Figure 2> Beach Seine ( b. Throw Net Fishing. A throw net, also called a cast net. It is used for fishing and it was a circular net with small weights distributed around it edge....   [tags: tropical island middle income countries]

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Online Marketing in Sri Lanka

- Online Marketing in Sri Lanka 1.     Introduction The development of online marketing in Sri Lanka is lagging behind when compared to developed countries. The adoption of online marketing is more than a technical issue. Country specific factors such as differences in culture and business environment are influencing the nature and type of appropriate IT solutions including online marketing. Therefore the marketing strategies must be suitable for the country to reach and communicate with the target audience....   [tags: Online Consumer Marketing Internet Essays]

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Sri Lank The Indian Ocean With A Population Of 22 Million Inhabitants

- Sri Lanka is an island located in the Indian Ocean with a population of 22 million inhabitants. Unlike some other industrialized countries, Sri Lanka is without the tradition of tourism (Spencer, 2014). Early travel was principally a religious undertaking to the historical shrines and travel was strictly domestic and very limited. It was only during the British Colonial era that tourism found its first expression in Sri Lanka (SLAAED, 1994). Luxurious rest houses and hotels were constructed during this period to cater mainly to the English visitors....   [tags: Sri Lanka, Tourism, Maldives]

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Thermophilic Conifer in Tabbowa Beds Sri Lanka

- Plant fossils are found in the well known Jurassic sedimentary basin in the Puttalum district, Northwestern Province, Sri Lanka. Fossil specimens were collected at a Tabbowa basin and the morphological characters of leaves, shoots and stems, were studied. Specimens could be diagnosed as conifers belonging to two genera Brachyphyllum and Pagiophyllum. The two genera closely resemble one another in foliar morphology. However, combined transmitted light and polarizing microscopic observations together revealed additional characters such as the pattern of leaf arrangement, cushions and keel size, shape of leaf apices and bases....   [tags: Brachyphyllum, Thermorphilic, Palaeo-environment]

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Fashion Evolution of Clothing in Sri Lanka over the Centuries

- ... ** put a pic here of nilame uniform, costume of the royal family, lady of royal family, normal girl During the reign of Wimaladharmasuriya (1591 – 1604), the normal dress of a king was a shirt and a long sleeved jacket with a manthaya around the neck. Sinhalese style decorated turban or malabar style, pair of trouser with a high cornered hat with a borala. It was a custom to wear a sword and nobody was allowed to wear stocking and shoes which was a part of their royal clothes.The main intention of making kings’ jewelry special was to make the king prior and noticeable among people....   [tags: fashion, clothes, ckimate, market]

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Sri Lank Ethnic Conflict

- Sri Lanka: Ethnic Conflict Tamils vs. Sinhalese What is the conflict and who are the parties involved. During the British colonial rule, the Tamils, who were the ethnic minority, were favored and given better positions in the government. However, after the country’s independence in 1948 the Sinhalese began to dominate the government, military, and all internal and external affairs. They removed the Tamils from the government positions they once occupied and made their religion (Buddhism) and language(Sinhala) the official language and religion of Sri Lanka....   [tags: Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam]

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Sri Lanka Vs. Indian Regional Lower Middle Income Countries

- When comparing Sri Lanka to other regional lower-middle income countries, their GDP is on the lower side of the range, and Sri Lanka is not competing up to its potential on the global level in terms of exports. To become a desired higher middle-income country, Sri Lanka must focus on an expansive and diversified export basket. Most recently recorded, Sri Lanka exports 11.5 billion USD, and imports 21.4 billion USD, resulting in a negative trade balance of 9.8 billion USD. This significant difference in exports and imports is a direct result of their exports mainly consisting of lower-value goods, like tea, garments and rubber....   [tags: International trade, Export, Balance of trade]

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Alban Group Sells Famous Electronic Appliances Across Sri Lanka.

- ... (Abans Retail Channel, 2011) Best brands at Abans Retail Abans Retail offers wide variety of electronic and home appliances for Abans Customers with wide variety of world renowned brands. These are illustrated below. (Abans Retail Channel, 2011) Industry Analysis Current retailing is a long way from easy. Consumer electronics and domestic appliances have recorded a 20% growth in 2011 and 65% in 2012. The advanced retailing industry records a high representative turnover, which builds the preparation, takes also....   [tags: retail, electronics, showrooms ]

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Women Headed Families in Underserve Settlements and Housing in Colombo Sri Lanka

- Introduction Gender inequality is a common phenomenon in planning in both western and eastern countries. Many researchers have pointed out the women injustice in planning in relations to housing, infrastructures, city safety, recreation etc. Importance of the inclusion of women headed families in planning can be seen in very limited studies or only in micro researches. Primarily this is because of their hidden visibility and this invisibility eventually let them excluded in planning. In the Sri Lankan context, generally male are consider as the head of the family and women headed families are often become marginalized....   [tags: gender inequality, poverty, housing]

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Factors That Contribute To A Fertile Learning Environment: Individual and Group Education

- I think a fertile learning environment is where teachers treat students as peers, and accept and respect them as intellectual students whose belief and opinions are paid attention to, honored, and appreciated. I also like working in a classroom where students and instructors interact and dialogue. I also see a fertile learning environment as an atmosphere that promotes academic freedom and encourages experimentation and originality. I feel I have been learning in an environment where students feel safe and supported, where individual needs and uniqueness are honored, particularly in the LAC301 class....   [tags: teaching, teachers, Sri Lanka]

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Marketing Plan for Blue Ocean Travels

- 1. Executive Summary Blue Ocean Travels (Pvt) Ltd was formed to provide air flight reservations along with all level of accommodations, travel insurance, and other travel related service providers to clients. The company's target customers are high income and the medium income earners. These would include lawyers, bankers, executives, doctors, etc. The major purchasers are located in urban areas within Sri Lanka. The customers are generally loyal repeat customers. In addition to all these changing customer needs, more niche markets are also evolving promoting differentiated products....   [tags: Sri Lanka, Niche Markets]

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The Tamil Refugees at Victoria, British Columbia

- ... They also repeatedly said that the boat’s voyage to Canada was likely organized by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam with the aim of infiltrating terrorists into Canada and raising funds. These bold statements further guided the public to believe that the refugees were closely linked to terrorist organizations and that accepting them could become a national security predicament (CBC News, 2010). Government spokesmen continued to frame the arrival of refugees as a risk, a practice that was continually repeated and strengthened through media reporting....   [tags: sri lanka, media, government]

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Current and Future Technological Advances in Sri Lanka: Under the sections of Travel, Home and Work

- ... Nationally, 53 percent of households use their home computers for only 10 hours or less per week. In urban sector, about one fourth of housing units use their home computers over 25 hours per week and this percentage for the rural sector is 19 percent (Department of Census & Statistics, 2011). Among the teleworking items, computer get first place in work place and home and it most popular in developing way. But, can identify above data, teleworking facilities and ability of doing work only used urban sector in technological advances....   [tags: teleworking, developing country]

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What Are the Causes of Ethnic Conflict?

- The causes of ethnic conflict cannot be generalised to fit all incidents, as the conflicts in Sri Lanka and Northern Ireland demonstrate. David Lake and Donald Rothchild’s argument that a group’s ‘collective fear of the future’ (41) is often the main cause of ethnic conflict remains the most successful framework through which to evaluate the conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka. Fear of disappearing as an ethnic group was the main catalyst for Tamil violence, in response to Sinhalese political acts designed to limit Tamil involvement in business, economics and higher education....   [tags: ethnicity, Sri Lanka, Northern Ireland]

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The Symbiotic Relationship Between Ethics And Morals

- In observing the symbiotic relationship between ethics and morals two theories, which relate to the concepts of right and wrong, here morality being the core address between what is right and wrong, while ethics an ancient theory, which dates back to ancient Greece derives from the word Ethos, which by translation addresses customs, conduct, or character (Northhouse, 2010, p. 424). Moreover, elaborating further, ethics address the manner in which morality is observed by a group or an individual thus despite the grounded theory of morals the right and wrong standing true the manner in which it is observed changes with ethics....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Sri Lanka, Tourism]

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Developing Countries: A Low Weight Birth Baby

- Every pregnant lady is willing to have a healthy baby. But unfortunately due to dome reasons, low weight births, pre births or still births can be happened. Economical, environmental, social, genetics reasons are some of them. This is a severe problem in some countries such as countries in south Asian and African regents; Low child birth is an indicator of the above mentioned aspects of a particular country. A low weight birth is a child birth less than two thousand and five hundred grams (5.5 pounds)....   [tags: pregnancy, sri lanka, iron deficiency]

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Reef by Romesh Gunesekera

- Reef by Romesh Gunesekera is a Bildungsroman set in the background of the Sri Lankan political coup in the year 1971. This first person narration marks the coming of age of a young protagonist named Triton. Who at the age of eleven is sent to Mr. Salgado’s household to work as a servant. “I was trapped inside what I could see, what I could hear, what I could walk to without straying from my undefined boundaries,” (Gunesekera 53). Conformed to his surroundings Triton has limited knowledge and understanding of what is going on outside Mr....   [tags: Sri Lanka, triton]

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The Cost And Advantage Of Economics Assignments

- Opp Cost & Comp Advantage Principles of Economics Assignments Economist usually describes opportunity cost as the cost of an alternative that must be forgone in order to pursue a certain action, in other words, the loss of potential gain from other alternatives when one alternative is chosen. The opportunity cost is usually associated with the comparative advantage, which describes the opportunity cost faced by two producers. We will apply our knowledge of opportunity cost to identify the comparative advantage enjoyed by the Sri Lanka and the Kenya and then show that those two countries can benefit by consuming more of both goods after the trade....   [tags: Economics, International trade, Sri Lanka, Tea]

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Swot Analysis : A Counterterrorism Approach From Overseas Or Us?

- Analysis of a Counterterrorism approach from overseas or US. After being involved in civil war for approximately 20-plus years, the Sri Lankan government realized the errors of its ways. The reason for combat against LTTE was to bring them back to negotiation tables. Clearly the wrong answer for Sri Lanka’s government. They were in a sense playing to tie instead of playing to win. In 2005, Sri Lanka changed its counterterrorism approach and had four basic approaches to combating the terrorist. 1) The political preventive approach – by addressing socioeconomic elements which may give rise to social or political disobedience through proactive political measures; 2) The joint international app...   [tags: Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam]

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The Proliferation Of Small Arms And Light Weapons

- For several decades, there have been many cases where small arms and light weapons have been used to kill and injure people on an enormous scale. In the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive, firearms killed around 13,286 people and 26,819 people were injured in 2015, 1 as recently reported by the BBC in January 2016. However, this does not limit such issues only to the larger nations, but also to smaller nations in South East Asia, such as Sri Lanka. Over the past few years, Sri Lanka has seen a rise in the use of small arms and light weapons, which is a concern for the security and safety of civilians, further development from the stage of less economically developed country...   [tags: Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam]

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Buddhism : The Worship Of Relics Of The Buddha

- One of the biggest parts of Buddhism is the worship of relics of the Buddha. Even though it is a widespread feature of practice among lay Buddhists and monks, there are some parts where it is forbidden to only monks. It has affected monks for quite some time now, mostly affecting those of the Sri-Lankan area. This controversy began after the Buddha’s parinibbāna and has echoed throughout the centuries until present time. The source is found in the Mahāparinibbāna-sutta. It comes from the lack of understanding of the compound sarīrapūjā in the Buddha’s response to Ānanda’s two questions about what to do with the Master’s body after his death....   [tags: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, Sri Lanka, Stupa]

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Analysis Of Michael Ondaatje 's ' The Note '

- The Merriam- Webster dictionary defines fiction as “something invented from the imagination or feigned; an invented story.” In Michael Ondaatje’s “author’s note” from his novel Anil’s Ghost, he labels his work as a “fictional work” (Ondaatje 1) because he invented the characters and the events that occurred. However, his novel is set during a true “political time and historical moment,” (Ondaatje 1) which is the Sri Lankan Civil War. While he did create the characters, he did not create the war....   [tags: Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam]

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Religion As A Need For A Nation

- Religion as a need for a Nation Elaborated in depth it is observed that the United States Stand on a rather solid foundation as far as the government and state is concerned, from its birth many a checks and balances has been implanted to its governing structure to ensure that only the maker using supernatural forces could deprive the people of their liberties and their freedom. Thus, being the nature of our nations governing body the same cannot be stated for a religion yet any nation must rely on a religion(s) to succeed According to Michael Novak & Thomas Jefferson (2001), “Sir said Mr....   [tags: Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam]

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Light House PLC- Sustainability Reporting Practice

- LIGHT HOUSE PLC SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING PRACTICE In Sri Lanka Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Guidelines on Sustainability Reporting, is considered as the best practice for corporate sustainability reporting. However very few companies in Sri Lanka follow these (GRI) guidelines and their reports are prepared with the minimum application level of the (GRI) guidelines. On the other hand many of the companies only made disclosures relating to sustainability reporting practices in their annual reports in which their social and environmental impacts are included....   [tags: Sri Lanka, Global Reporting Initiative, Reporting]

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The Buddha And Its Impact On Society

- Even though the Buddha abstained from almost all worldly things, he still had an enormous impact in government. When looking at Buddhism from a political stance, we can focus on the Buddha being in the same time era when the warrior caste was taking place. There are quite a lot of teachings of the Buddha which have major connection to the political standards of today. Initially, the Buddha spoke about the fairness of all human beings, and that classes and castes are obstacles created by society (budsas)....   [tags: India, Buddhism, Sri Lanka, Nepal]

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Tamil Refugees in British Columbia

- On October 17, 2009, seventy-six Tamil refugees arrived off the cost of Victoria, British Columbia in a rusty boat followed by another four hundred ninety two exhausted Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers in August 2010 (CBC News, 2010). Their migration stemmed from the civil war that had been ongoing in their homeland for over two decades. Human rights agencies and media around the world raised concerns over human rights violations, and death of tens of thousands of innocent civilians in Sri Lanka....   [tags: Sri lanka, Asylum Seekers, Civil War, Human Rights]

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Buddhist Art Spread Across Asian Countries

- Buddhist art spread across Asian countries, as believers brought the existing art and principles with them. The religion evolved in each new place to fit the new societies, which influenced the way the Buddha and Buddhist principles were represented in art. Starting from Theravada Buddhism in India, the religion evolved into another main branch called Mahayana Buddhism, which is popular in China, Korea, and Japan. Throughout its history, Buddhism has been ever changing to include local beliefs and customs, and the combination of these local usages with imported beliefs and symbols is characteristic of Buddhist art throughout Asia....   [tags: Gautama Buddha, Buddhism, Mahayana, Sri Lanka]

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British Cotton And Silk Goods

- One of the ways that Britain pacified her daughter economies was to create a system in which her daughters supplied commodities. A method for which did this was to places higher duties on manufactured goods from her daughters, and with India this was also definitely the case. This is seen in the trade of cotton and silk. British cotton and silk goods going to India only had a tariff of 3.5% while Indian cotton goods to England had an importation duty of 10% and Indian silk goods at 20% (Romesh Dutt, C.I.E., 101)....   [tags: British Empire, British Raj, Sri Lanka]

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Odel Ecommerce

- 1 – Apparel Website Odel is one of the biggest retail stores in Sri Lanka that identified the market opportunity in providing their customers with the ultimate shopping experience that they would not find anywhere else in Sri Lanka. This niche and competitive advantage in Odel’s ambience, high quality products, range and variety has made it widely known as the most innovative brand in Sri Lanka today. (Odel Corporate Website, 2013) is an ecommerce website launched by the company itself aiming to provide customers with an online store where products can be purchased and delivered....   [tags: retail store, Sri Lanka, website, mortar, revenue]

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The opinions and perceptions of Sri Lankan physicians

- The void in available literature outline that the importance of the role of healthcare providers has been seemingly underestimated when determining legitimate initiatives for the improvement of healthcare and health outcomes in low to middle-income nations. When documenting key health determinants for a developing country, lack of access to healthcare is included among characteristics of a weak healthcare infrastructure; other characteristics often include undeveloped technology and low education and socio-economic levels in target populations....   [tags: Medicine]

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Reflections of Peace and Nationalism in Sri Lankan Literature

- It was one evening, while I was reading the novel Anil’s Ghost by Michael Ondaatjee that my ideas for a doctoral project took shape. Before reading the novel, I had heard from my Professor who taught me Post colonial studies (a course for which the novel had been prescribed) that Ondaatjee’s only novel about Sri Lanka has often been subjected to heavy criticism because of the fact that it fails to portray the island’s civil war in a credible manner. Literary scholars have subjected Anil’s Ghost, Michael Ondaatjee’s only novel about Sri Lanka, to heavy criticism on grounds that it fails to portray the island’s civil war in a “credible manner”....   [tags: Research Proposal ]

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A Degree for Sale: Can private higher education dis-empower the Sri Lankan Youth?

- A significant majority of academics, professionals, students and members of the public severely condemns the use of higher education as a commercial product and the legitimization of a trade-oriented definition vis-à-vis the government’s intention to grant approval for private universities/ higher education institutes. This paper intends to examine whether and how private higher education could empower or disempower the Sri Lankan youth as claimed by parties who strongly advocate and condemn it....   [tags: Education]

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Original Text For Modern Day Audience

- In my opinion, great books are retold to simplify the original text for modern day audience. They provide the reader with an insight of the most relevant and influential events from the original story. For instance, the original Ramayana was a series of eight lengthy books but, R.K. Narayana retold the story to make the original version easier to grasp. In fact, I believe his retelling was successful as it was significantly shorter, straight to the point and relevant to the current time. This was through his use of diction, style of writing and techniques that brought a contemporary feel to an ancient story....   [tags: Ramayana, Rama, Sita, Lanka]

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The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje

- Michael Ondaatje is very much like the narrator of his novel. Both share similar aspects of their lives beginning with the fact they share the same name: Michael. It is perhaps because Ondaatje himself experienced the same voyage as eleven year old Michael that the novel seems so very realistic. Both are born in Colombo, Sri Lanka and each, at age eleven take the voyage of a lifetime by boat from Sri Lanka to England. It seems appropriate that as the narrator of the book recalls his past as a journalist deep in adulthood, the same may be said of the novels true real author....   [tags: shri lanka, england, childhood innocence]

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Linguistic research

- 1. Introduction: A key tenet of applied linguistic research vis-à-vis second/foreign language acquisition is the modelling of the underlying representations of learners at a particular stage in the process of L2 acquisition and of the developmental constraints that limit L2 production. Interlanguage, i.e. the linguistic system evidenced when a second language learner attempts to express meanings in the language being learned, is a central source of evidence for investigating these mental processes....   [tags: sri lankan, SLA, interlanguages]

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Crazy like U by Ethan Watters

- Crazy Like Us is a book written by Ethan Watters. Through this book, Ethan explores the spread of anorexia, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and schizophrenia. Through case studies, the author explains the causes, and symptoms of Anorexia in Hong Kong, depression in Japan, post-traumatic stress disorder in Sri Lanka, and how Schizophrenia came to Zanzibar. Moreover, he explains how these disorders are prevalent in the Eastern nations due to the American influence. In addition, Ethan Watters outlines the implications of the American influence, and the urgent need to treat these illnesses in a culturally suitable framework....   [tags: eating disorders, anorexia, schizophrenia]

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Marketing Final Exam

- Q1. Asian nations are beginning to brand themselves. Considering the country you researched this semester, propose a strategy to create a brand image for the particular country. Based on your knowledge about the country, what might be the biggest three challenges of executing your strategy and how might they be addressed. Brand Image: Sri Lanka – The Southern Asian Dynamic This brand image for Sri Lanka would be an accurate depiction because of the increase in change the country is always experiencing....   [tags: brand image for country]

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Dynamics of Value Creation and Competitiveness through People by Sudatta Ranasinghe

- HR Challenge Dynamics of Value Creation and Competitiveness Through People, edited by Sudatta Ranasinghe and Ajantha Dharmasiri, June 2013. 345 pages. Hard cover. Institute of Personnel Management (IPM), Sri Lanka. In chapter one, entitled “HR Challenges in a Developing Economy: Towards Multiple roles of HR Professionals in a Competitive Business Environment,” the author, Sudatta Ranashinghe, though primarily emphasizes the challenges of hiring and retention of workforces in different industries in Sri Lanka, but describes the problems covering a very wide spectrum of socio-economic, political, cultural, and job related issues as causes behind such challenges for HR professionals....   [tags: human resource challenges, book review]

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Dynamics of Value Creation and Competitiveness through People

- HR Challenge Dynamics of Value Creation and Competitiveness Through People, edited by Sudatta Ranasinghe and Ajantha Dharmasiri, June 2013. 345 pages. Hard cover. Institute of Personnel Management (IPM), Sri Lanka. Reviewed by: Apu Akbar, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada Human resource (HR) is the most valuable, but vulnerable asset that organizations, public or private, maneuver for achieving goals. There are numerous areas and perspectives of HRM (human resources management) as it deals with human being....   [tags: book review, HR Challenge]

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Nortons Lanka Garments (PVT) Ltd

- Company Introduction Nortons Lanka Garments (PVT) Ltd Nortons Lanka Garment (Pvt) ltd is a Subsidiary Company 100 present owned by Italian Company Nortons S.p.a. which was established in 1973 and other branches distributed to Several Countries that are Spain, Hong Kong and China. The Srilankan Branch consisted by Sample Division and Factory and it was located as together at Gamsabha junction and later it was moved to Maharagama. then due to the lack of enough space facilities the Sample Division and Factory were moved separately to Nawinna And Padukka respectively....   [tags: Case Study]

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The Teachings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib

- ... Guru Gobind Singh Ji also thought this so he left the spiritual guru in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib to leave some sort of guide for those who might lose their way. It is a good thing that he did. Now the spotlight was not on the person of the Guru but on the Word of the Guru Granth: a book of wise words to guide, move, appeal, inspire, and soothe. The Granth Sahib guides in more ways than imaginable. We are told Kam, Krodh, Lobh, Mon and Hankar keeps us away from our real goal of merging with our Beloved Source....   [tags: sikh, religion, inequality]

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My Family's Ancestry

- ... Sri Lankan Tamils are devotees of the Shaiva sect of Hinduism, mainly worshipping the lord Shiva. The three main cultural festivals celebrated in the area are Thai Pongal (beginning of the harvest), Chittrai Pongal (Tamil New Year), and Deepavali (Hindu Festival of Lights). In addition, pujas (religious rituals) are performed for different occasions, such as the death day of an ancestor or the celebration of a certain Hindu deity. It was also a custom to ask the village astrologer for advice on certain decisions, such as the name of a newborn child....   [tags: personal reflection and history]

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The Sri Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara

- The Sri Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara was produced from cast in-situ reinforced concrete and stone panels that were designed to be load bearing such as the external skin of the cavity wall. Each stone panel rests above one another, bonding with epoxy resin to ensure a weather tight fitting is present while being tied back to the concrete structure with stainless steel ties. To ensure Part L requirements are covered, a 100mm cavity filled with high-performance insulation between the stone and concrete is present....   [tags: Architecture, India]

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Sri Venkat Turbo Engineering Services

- About the company Sai Sri Venkat Turbo Engineering Services is established in the year 2008 at Ashoknagar (near BHEL, Hyderabad). Specialized in providing solutions for all kinds of rotating equipment and designing. In broad, execution of capital overhauls, minor overhauls, routine maintenance, reconditioning, renovation, retrofitting, troubleshooting, condition monitoring, erection and commissioning of the rotating machines, such as Steam Turbines, Generators, Centrifugal Compressors, Gear Boxes and Pumps of all makes....   [tags: Project management, Management, Project]

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Strategic Business Analysis: Porters Five Forces

- The forces driving the competition and the intensity of the competition in an industry, are due to its principal economic structure and the behavior of the competitors (Porter, 1998). Therefore, the state of competition as shown in Figure 1 depends on five competitive factors such as industry competitors - rivalry, potential entrants, buyers, suppliers, and substitutes. As Porter(1998) states “ the collective strength of these forces determines the ultimate profit potential in the industry, where profit potential is measured in terms of long terms of long run return on invested capital.” Therefore, this chapter will focus on the strengths of the competitive forces that driv...   [tags: competition, industry profitability, hayleys]

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Business Process Re-engineering at Lanka Sugar Company

- 1. Introduction 1.1 Company background Sevenagala sugar factory is one of the sugar factories managed by the Lanka sugar company (Pvt) Ltd. Sevenagala sugar factory located at a rustic village called Sevanagala in the Uva province. Sugar cane cultivation in Sevenagala has been carried out since 1985. Apart from the nucleus estates managed by the Sevanagala factory, sugar cane has been cultivated by farmers under both irrigated and rain fed conditions, with the help of inputs and other services provided by the factory....   [tags: Business process Re-engineering ]

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The Creation Of The Un

- The creation of the UN, the largest organization in the world introduced a new reform for collective security around the world after the failure of the League of Nations. Such a reform is vital for the international community as it zealously promotes concord and security, which is the most important goal in the 21st century. Thus, has the UN been successful in promoting international peace and security. To an extent, they have been when it comes to certain economical, humanitarian and environmental conflicts that occur within particular situations....   [tags: United Nations, World War II, Rwandan Genocide]

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A Separation Into Two Different Sections Theravada And Mahayana

- In Buddhism there is a separation into two different sections Theravada and Mahayana. Mahayana is the teachings to people to direct them down a certain path. These teachings are completed through benefits that help to lead to the completion of the goal they are striving to accomplish. Mahayana translates to the great vehicle/raft actually and one can provide Dharma that contributes to leading the disciples to enlightenment. This type of Buddhism is located in India, but has traveled to other countries in the vicinity such as China, Japan and Malaysia....   [tags: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, Nirvana, Theravada]

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

- ... After all, many believe that women are being suicide bombers as they were fear about the combat. Indeed my own argument that if they had fear about the combat, they did not need to involve in the diaspora. Especially, women are trained to carry heavy combat arms along with them, which illustrates that women are not weak and they have the strength to be in an equal position to men. The Tamil traditions failed to give equal floor to the male and female where female stereotype considered to be undermined by masculine....   [tags: LTTE women fighters ]

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Michael Ondaantje’s "Anil’s Ghost"

- Michael Ondaantje’s Anil’s Ghost is a story of Anil Tissera, a forensic anthropologist, who returns to her home country, Sri Lanka, after living fifteen years abroad. As a worker of the United Nations Human Rights Centre, Anil intends to investigate the skeletons buried deep; political murders, abductions and cases of silent missing . The novel is placed in the backdrop of an ailed and contravened Sri Lanka, repeating the assertion throughout that ‘The reason for war was war,’ (43) This clarifies why Ondaantje does not to delve into the question of why the country is locked in gruesome political dispute that involves daily disappearances, fear, mass killings and cover up murders....   [tags: Literary Review]

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There Should Have Been a Warning

- Tsunamis are rare in the Indian Ocean, which has no system for detecting then and alerting those in danger. Scientists do not have the equipment to tell when an earthquake has created a tsunami. The first notice of the earthquake that anyone at the Pacific Tsunami Center received was a computer-generated image set off by seismic sensors at 2:59 p.m. on Saturday. Hawaii has warning sirens, and the weather radio network of oceanographic administration to carry tsunami warnings. Any country that has experienced a tsunami recently or that may be hit by one need some kind of warning system to protect their people....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Best Tool Of Psychographic Segmentation Developed By Sri Consulting

- A well known and successful tool of psychographic segmentation developed by SRI Consulting, is VALS (values and life-styles) and its process divides adult U.S. consumers into one of eight profiles based on their level of resources and one of three primary consumption motives: ideals (knowledge and principles), achievement (demonstrating success to others), or self-expression (social or physical activity, variety, and risk taking). Organizations use VALS to understand the drivers behind consumer behavior and help them gear their products and marketing to align with those behaviors (Ferrell & Hartline, 2011)....   [tags: Marketing, Advertising, Business]

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Sri Sathya Sai Bab Indian Spiritual Leader

- Sri Sathya Sai Baba, an Indian Spiritual leader once said “In this context religion means the religion of love. This is the only religion in the world. There is only one caste, the caste of humanity.” he has highlighted one of the main problems in the Indian culture. Guru Nanak, an Indian Spiritual leader has also said “I am neither a child, a young man, nor an ancient; nor am I of any caste.” This system is suffocated the people that are trapped in it. The caste system is a way to categorize people without their authorization....   [tags: India, Caste, Caste system in India, Aravind Adiga]

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Description And Background Of Waste Management

- Context and Background Waste management is an area of study related to the management of waste in terms of collection, transport, storage, transfer, processing and disposal of waste in an environmentally friendly, health responsive way in align with the best practices and technology. Solid Waste Management (SWM) is one of the key concerns in current Sri Lankan environmental context. Infrastructure, resources and latest technology know-how on SWM is lacking in the most parts of the country and thus contributed to creation of many health, socio- economic and cultural issues (Bandara, 2011)....   [tags: Waste management, Recycling, Waste]

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Sri Chinmoy

- Sri Chinmoy At the beginning of this semester, I was very skeptical on the subjects that I would be learning about in my Ultramarathon Running class. When I walked into the first class and received the syllabus, my head dropped down as I saw that I would have to attend one of these grueling ultramarathon races. Needless to say, I was less than pleased to see this, but being open to new experiences, I soon began to look forward to seeing a race in person, and I decided to go to one in New York that was being run by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon team....   [tags: Marathon Running Expository Essays]

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Buddhism and Gender Inequality: The history behind Tzu Chi

- One of the great world religions that can be found all around the globe is Buddhism. It has flourished in the Eastern World and has made its way into the Western World, joining the ranks of all the other great religions. Like all the other major religions that exist we find that with Buddhism there is a distinct problem in the equality between men and women especially as it looks on the duties of both in taking up positions in monasteries and conducting religious duties. With following stories with women in early Buddhism, evidence from texts have shown indications of what their place was in the communities and who they were....   [tags: eastern world, taiwan, woman]

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Protestant Vs. Socially Engaged Buddhism

- Protestant vs. Socially Engaged Buddhism Somewhere in the sixth century BCE Buddhism was born, born from a single man Siddhartha Guatama, the Buddha. After gaining his enlightenment under the Bodhi tree, the Buddha didn’t think that the rest of the world could handle all that he had learned. He did not want to teach others, nor did he want to spread his wisdom. Until at last his great compassion came over him and he started to gain the respect of few by going to his old peers first....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Reflective Journal Of The Researcher

- REFLECTIVE JOURNAL The researcher has successfully completed his dissertation and with this he has also finished Post Graduate Diploma kin Business Enterprise from Southern Institute of Southern Technology, Invercargill. While pursuing this course, the researcher was guided to find the right path that was filled knowledge and learning. The researcher also had plans to start his own enterprise. His goal was to set a cake shop in Sri Lanka. Before doing the course, the researcher did not anything about how to start the enterprise....   [tags: Marketing, Management, Strategic management]

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A Study of Climate Change Adaptation Practices and Their Implementations

- ... Four local radio stations were involved and they produced five programmes on climate change which for most was the first time they had ever discussed the subject. The team has also carried out research and contributed to academic journals which have used community radio as a way to connect those suffering from the impacts of climate change to those designing the solutions. Citation- (Gogoi, 2013) 5) Case Study ‘C’: Use of traditional paddy cultivation as a means of climate change adaptation in Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan paddy sector is extremely vulnerable to climate change....   [tags: global warming, environmental issues]

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Getting My Degree in America

- I have had a dream since I was five-years old to come to America and get my degree. After finishing high school, I came to America with big hopes and high expectations. I was very excited and thought that everything in my life was going to change. Everything was a lot of fun at first. The new environment, the different language, the school, and the teachers made me feel wonderful. Slowly things got worse, the happy feelings started to turn into discomfort. The different educational system made me feel nervous....   [tags: immigration, college degrees, ]

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