Author Archive for Sasanka De Silva

The Korean Way !

Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya In late 1997, South Korea was hit by a severe financial crisis, which led to a sharp devaluation of its currency, the won, and a shortage of foreign exchange reserves.  To address this crisis, the South Korean government sought assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which agreed to provide a […]

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If “Seethawaka Odyssey” Is to Survive And Flourish,

Monday, March 27th, 2023

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya My experience of taking the Seethawaka Odyssey to see the natural wonders of the Seethawaka region in Sri Lanka was very mixed. The train ride was uneventful and peaceful, but once we reached the designated drop-off point at “Waga,” the continuation of the next part of the odyssey was nothing but disappointing […]

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The ancient Romans Credited with Inventing the First Version of Concrete.

Sunday, March 26th, 2023

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya They used a mixture of lime, volcanic ash, and water to create a building material that was both durable and easy to work with. The word “concrete” comes from the Latin word “concretus,” which means “compact” or “condensed.” Over time, the recipe for concrete was refined and improved, and it is […]

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What is a Human Library

Saturday, March 25th, 2023

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya A human library is an organization or event that promotes dialogue, understanding, and respect among people from various backgrounds by allowing people to “borrow” other people as “books” to learn about their experiences, perspectives, and identities. The idea behind the Human Library is to create a safe space where people can […]

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What is Dementia ?

Friday, March 24th, 2023

Sasanka  De Silva Pannipitiya Dementia is a general term used to describe symptoms affecting memory, thinking, and social abilities to the point where it interferes with a person’s daily life. Dementia is not a specific disease but rather a term used to describe a set of symptoms caused by various underlying conditions or diseases. It […]

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Are You an Energy Vampire?

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya An “energy vampire” is a person who intentionally or unintentionally drains the energy or vitality of others. This is a metaphor for people who are emotionally needy and rely on the attention and energy of others to feel good about themselves. Energy vampires can be found in a variety of settings, […]

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Equinox and Solstice are Both Important Astronomical Events

Monday, March 20th, 2023

Sasanka De Silva  Pannipitiya. Equinox and Solstice are both important astronomical events that mark the changing of seasons, but they differ in their specific characteristics and meaning. Here are the main differences: An equinox occurs when the Sun is directly above the Earth’s equator, and day and night are of approximately equal length all over […]

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Quality-of-Life Index / ජීවන තත්ත්ව දර්ශකය (QLI).

Friday, March 3rd, 2023

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya The Quality-of-Life Index (QLI) is a metric used to assess individuals’ and communities’ overall well-being. It considers a wide range of factors, such as health, education, income, the environment, social support, and political stability. The QLI provides a comprehensive picture of a specific area’s quality of life and can be used […]

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Most Sought-after jobs in the World / ලෝකයේ වඩාත්ම ඉල්ලුම් කරන රැකියා

Sunday, February 26th, 2023

Sasanka De Silva, Pannipitiya. The most sought-after jobs in the world can vary depending on various factors, such as the economy, technology, and industry trends. However, some jobs are generally considered to be in high demand, and they include: 1.     Healthcare professionals: Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals are always in high demand as the […]

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Benefits of FDI / විදේශ සෘජු ආයෝජන ප්‍රථිලාබ

Saturday, February 25th, 2023

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) refers to investment made by foreign companies or individuals in the economy of another country. FDI can have a significant impact on the economy of the recipient country in several ways: 1.     Increased Capital: FDI brings much-needed capital to a country, which can be used to build […]

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What is Xenophobia ?

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya. Xenophobia is a fear or hatred of foreigners, people from different cultures, or strangers. It can manifest as prejudice, discrimination, or hostility towards individuals or groups perceived to be foreign or different. Xenophobia can also manifest in the form of political policies or actions that discriminate against or exclude certain groups […]

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All Accidents Are Preventable.

Saturday, January 21st, 2023

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya Fatal and serious road accidents are very common reporting in the media in Sri Lanka these days. Some common reasons for road accidents include: Distracted driving, such as using a cell phone or eating while driving. Impaired driving, such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Speeding or reckless […]

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Sunday, November 20th, 2022

Sasanka De Silva  Pannipitiya Making it mandatory for children to come to school to get an education is a very outdated concept. Allowing them to attend school in any attire is the way forward. Some argue that the prescription is to make all children look equal, and class disparities will not matter then, but for […]

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya Due to the current situation in the country, most hotels are trying to bring in local guests with attractive family weekend packages that include the use of the pool without additional cost. Recently, I attended a wedding at one of these hotels, and their pool was full of young and small […]

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Why some segments of society are good at doing business?

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022

Sasanka De Silva Interesting question, and in an ethnically divided society like ours, it is better to find answers and how some, if not all, of their methods, can be adopted by others as well. One of the most successful business communities in the world for centuries has been the Jews. What are the secrets […]

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Monday, October 31st, 2022

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya. According to official data, Sri Lanka’s public sector now employs more than 1.5 million people, doubling in size over the previous 15 years. Despite having one public servant for every 14 inhabitants, efficiency in the public sector is lower than that of Sri Lanka’s Asian counterparts. The need for staff reductions […]

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What is the name of the Game ?

Friday, October 28th, 2022

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya. After seeing a Facebook advertisement for one of the paint manufacturers in Sri Lanka, I called their head office to see if I, as a walk-in customer, could also claim the same discount offered to online buyers. I was refused, but on my insistence, I was connected to their sales department, […]

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

Sasanka De Silva, Pannipitiya. A couple of days ago, I realized that I was unable to buy any stocks using the platform access given to me by the broker firm, and when they were contacted immediately to know the reason why my ability to buy was brought to near zero rupees, the reply I received […]

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya At a time when all seems lost and gloom is engulfing the Sri Lankans financially, politically, and sportingly, a person of Sri Lankan descent winning the Booker prize recently is something worth celebrating. However, the euphoria was short-lived when a pirated version of the book started doing the rounds on many […]

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya o       Digitalization of all possible activities, o        Create a unique number at birth for all citizens, and it should be their o   National Identity Card, o   Tax Reporting & o   Social security numbers, o        Embrace the Open Market economy, o       Set up a Task Force to educate the masses about the […]

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Sunday, October 2nd, 2022

Sasanka De Silva,Pannipitiya. In today’s politics, not only in Sri Lanka but also in other areas of the world, it is difficult to avoid this. It is the act of making a legal effort to sway the decisions, policies, or actions of public servants, most frequently politicians or employees of regulatory bodies. People who want […]

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Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya Every time a serious crime is reported in the country, the subsequent revelation that there is a politician or someone close to him or her is involved is a common thing to hear these days. Interestingly, it is only one political party that participates in such incidents, which is worth noting. […]

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