Dengue Fever is not going to go away! 2017 was a terrible year and one which showed quite clearly that the authorities did not have a grip on the disease. Will the number of new cases drop back from the 2017, highs or will dengue fever become even more entrenched? STOP PRESS: Another epidemic in … Continue reading Dengue 2018 Sri Lanka; news update: Another epidemic in Batticaloa?
Stop Press: Dengue Cases 2017: January – December: 183.235 Total dengue cases 2016: 54,945 (2015: 29,777) New Comment is shown in red type So the dengue count stayed under 200,000 for 2017. However, that cannot be a cause of celebration. The total number of cases was more than 3 times 2016. Throughout 2016 Sri Lanka was … Continue reading Dengue count Sri Lanka: 2017; the worst year on record
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?
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
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
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
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