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UN_says_violent_extremism_has_manifested_in_many_forms_in_Sri_Lanka___Colombo_Gazetteyoung suicide bombers.

Ms. Ritsu Nacken, UNFPA Representative in Sri Lanka said, “At UNFPA, we strive to ensure that every young person achieves their fullest potential. This means providing an open and safe space for youth to exercise their right to actively participate in decision-making and sustaining peace. We have seen how misinformation about sexual and reproductive health have instigated communal violence. Through the Youth Peace Panel, we hope that young people will be more informed in order to shape a more equitable, peaceful, and just future for all.”

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Surprise! No Rain!!!

After the long weekend of too much rain and / but many happy treadmill runs, this morning I finally got out again for a long run along the Indian Ocean

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Pile Up

On our way back home we got very lucky … this happened just 2-3 car lengths in front of us!

Amazing to see how everyone got out of their cars to quickly get a good look at the damage.

Kudos to the police, showing up within 5 minutes and having the blocking cars moved so that we could go on.

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Sunset

Good night!

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Beach Fun

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Sunrise

Good Morning!

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Beach Trip

More later

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Opening the panel discussion, Ms. Nacken said, “Long-term care for elderly women is a very relevant topic for Sri Lanka particularly because of women’s economic vulnerability in society. Many Sri Lankan women do not engage in formal employment, which leaves them without pension or saving in old age. We need to address this issue taking a life-cycle approach to ensure the rights and dignity of elderly women.”

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Long Run

Headed out for a long run today, starting at Independence Square, looping half around VMD, up Beira Lake to Galle Face and back down …

That’s when I started to feel that I must have over exerted myself on yesterday’s evening run, which got rather speedy towards the end.

Plus, the annoying foot traffic down Galle Rd made for some very pesky last kms … wanted to go longer, but was totally winded.

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Meanwhile …

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More Trash

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Two years of violin in Sri Lanka

Facebook reminded me ever so kindly that 2 years ago today Julius had his first violin lesson with Mr. Darbare here in Colombo.

Amazing to see how he grew in the last 2 years, from child to full on teenager!

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So much trash

Always amazes me how the locals do not seem to be interested in keeping their own island clean …

Got a very nice 180 BPM run in. Not raining so much anymore.

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Swim Team 2019

Finally the pictures from last week’s time keeping swim session:

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CCR Sunday

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