Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Bangladesh factory collapse: What can be done to prevent such tragedy in future?

The garment factory disaster on 24 April 2013 in Savar, Bangladesh has left more than 700 workers dead and many seriously injured with their limbs amputated.  No one knows how many are still missing (“Bangladesh building collapse death toll passes … Continue reading

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Essay: So many countries, so many standards (a case of clothes size)

While traveling around the world, either on mission or on holiday, I encountered many different peoples with diverse cultures and value systems.  Sometimes I was amazed to learn that the values of others were so different from mine.  When in … Continue reading

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Essay: A shootout next to the U.N. compound!?

On Friday evening immediately after Sri Lanka’s 50th independence anniversary in 1998, I was working in my office in Colombo, making final touches to the presentation I would have to make in New Delhi in a few days time. Complete … Continue reading

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Announcement: My new book to be out soon!

I am pleased to announce the publication in near future of my new book titled Posted in Colombo:  A glance at toiling women and Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka (CreateSpace, 2010).  Focusing on the plight of three groups of vulnerable … Continue reading

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