Energy and Port City

By Ranil Senanayake, Island,  Oct,ber 4, 2015 This is a response to ‘Why 100% renewable energy generation plan won’t work (The Island of Sept. 29) and ‘Ranil Senanayake and the Port City Project (The Island of Sept. 26). The global concern on burning coal for…

Good Governance & Port City

By Fr. Sarath Iddamalgoda, Colombo Telegraph, March 6, 2015 Two days after the protest against Colombo Port City, there was in the morning an announcement that the Port City Project was suspended. On face value, this will bring happiness to many. But is a mere…

Calamitous events at Bandarawela

BY NIRANJALA ARIYAWANSHA, Ceylon Today reporting from Bandarawela First incident… The Iranian engineers who were on duty in the Karandagolla tunnel of Uma Oya project noticed on the night of the 24 December 2014 that water had been leaking into the tunnel from few…

International Day of Struggle against Tree Monocultures

September 21st 2015 International Day of Struggle against Tree Monocultures Among all of the main monoculture tree plantations for industrial use such as eucalyptus, pine, rubber, acacia and also oil palm trees, promoted in many countries and continents, industrial oil palm plantations are those that…

A tree does not, a forest make

by Ranil Senanayake – on 09/21/2015 in Groundview, Colombo, Environment One species of a tree even if repeated a million times does not make a forest. Today  September 21st has been declared the International Day of Struggle against Tree Monocultures , people around the world will…

Restoring sustainability to Sri Lankan agriculture

By Ranil Senanayake, Island, October 7, 2015 Sri Lanka maintained a massive highland soil ecosystem that was untouched until the advent of the colonial experience. The rice farming soils as well as the agroeco system was a co-evolved system that maintained its production potential for…

Carcinogenicity of ‘Roundup’ finally bared! HUMANITY PAID DEARLY FOR CORPORATE CRIMINAL LYING . . .

May 2, 2015, 4:38 pm   Selvam Canagaratna “If one thousand died every day of cholera, swine flu, or food poisoning, an epidemic of major proportions would be at hand. Yet cancer claims that many lives daily, often in prolonged and agonizing pain, and most…

The Sixth Mass Extinction

ISLAND. July 1, 2015, 12:00 pm by Ranil Senanayake The world is embarking on its sixth mass extinction, according to a Standford University study of tigers and other threatened species (AFP) The world is embarking on its sixth mass extinction with animals disappearing about 100 times…

A New Growth Paradigm ?

August 15, 2015 | Filed under: Colombo Telegraph,Opinion | Posted by: COLOMBO_TELEGRAPH By Ranil Senanayake Development’ as a national goal, must demonstrate a perspective strongly rooted in modern science. It must take into consideration the reality of the current global crises. It must also understand the history of the crises. In…

On Determining Our Future

August 23, 2015 | Filed under: Colombo Telegraph,Opinion | Posted by: COLOMBO_TELEGRAPH By Ranil Senanayake We have emerged, as a nation that is maturing politically and can determine its future in a participatory, democratic manner. Now that the process of lying out of our…