Dengue count Sri Lanka: 2017; in the grip of an epidemic

Stop Press:  Dengue Cases 2017: January – October: 158,854  ( figures update monthly) Total dengue cases 2016:  54,945 (2015: 29,777) Note: This article has been substantially re-written Sri Lanka recently announced it has eradicated Malaria from the island; no mean feat. So why not Dengue fever? Both are viral infections carried by mosquitoes. Sri Lanka has … Continue reading Dengue count Sri Lanka: 2017; in the grip of an epidemic

Dengue Update: Is Sri Lanka winning the war?

Worrying trends Until recently  the number of reported dengue cases in Sri Lanka has been increasing at an alarming rate; this chart only goes up to 2013. The upward trend is steep especially when you add in the 2014 figure: 47502! Of those cases by far the majority were reported in Western Province (the most densely … Continue reading Dengue Update: Is Sri Lanka winning the war?

Fieldwork in Sri Lanka

photo: Hinimama; a local farmer on the edge of Uduwalawe national park Sri Lanka is a unique place to visit for A level field work in Geography, Development Studies and Environmental Studies, even History and Archaeology There is so much to see and do. Possible topic areas you can get a clue from the range … Continue reading Fieldwork in Sri Lanka

List of articles

This is the full list of articles arranged in groups: Physical Geography Earthquakes in Sri lanka: could they happen Waldringfield UK : a community led flood protection project first of its kind project in the UK includes an interview with a member of the Waldringfield Flood Defence Group Colombo Floods 2016 part one Colombo floods part … Continue reading List of articles

Welcome to Geo Sri Lanka: case studies for A level geographers

Hi, my name is Phil Brighty. The title for the blog Geosrilanka comes from the fact that I lived and worked in Colombo  for nearly 7 years, and came to really love the country and its people. You will find case studies focussed on geographical  issues in a developing country: Sri Lanka. Up until recently South … Continue reading Welcome to Geo Sri Lanka: case studies for A level geographers

Sisters doing it for themselves: a Sri Lankan success story

  Case Study: women and the development process When it comes to defining development I am not a great fan of using economic indicators like GDP,  or,  in fact any indicators which are used in isolation. To me development indicators just seem to be convenient hooks on which to hang some figures or construct tables in order … Continue reading Sisters doing it for themselves: a Sri Lankan success story