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This research is on the field of Mental Health, conducted by Dr M. Mastrantonio (University of York, UK), Dr. R. Vivekanantharasa (Open University of Sri Lanka), and Dr. L. Martinez (Nova Southeastern University, USA). It is anonymous and in accordance with ERC principles. Final results will be available through Open Access and can be forwarded to each participant at the end of the research phase (DEC, 2022). We thank you in advance for your estimated contribution, and you may share it around if you like it!
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Thank you, Irina, I will check it!
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I am Dr. D. B. Bastawade, worked with ZSI for 35 yrs, now retired and interested to work on Sri Lankan Scorpion/ Schizomid fauna if any scientist from any University form Sri Lanka is interested. I am specifically interested to work on Schizomids which is a smaller arachnid order any some good records from Sri Lanka during British
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Dear Sir, pl shall share your number. I can connect you and speak.
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Individual, Organizational and Societal Factors of WLB impact on Job Performance of the academic and administrative heads of the universities in Sri Lanka. However Environmental factors of WLB did not significantly impact Job Performance of the academic and administrative heads of the universities in Sri Lanka. What may be the reason?
please comment on your own view in this regards.
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Health worker's productivity and performance can decrease due to a poorly planned workplace environment as this adversely affects their morale and may give rise to poor motivation and no job satisfaction as a result, it becomes a challenge for the management to provide a safe work environment for the workers
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Hi there, searching for the most influential inclusive cultural influencers in the history of Sri Lanka? Cherish your feedback.
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To understand you have to take into account the religions, the ethnic origin, and the commercial links. Buddhism is dominant in its Theravada form and Sri Lanka spread it to Southeast Asia from Myanmar to Vietnam. The Tamils are Hinduists but they play a very important technical role since it is a "caste" of theirs that devised and built the essential water managing system that was fully active in the fourth century with Sigiriya's water gardens at the foot of the rock. The water system has still not been reactivated though it is upgraded for the cultivation of rice and agriculture in general, but not with Indian technicians. But the Muslims were essential for maritime commerce, but not the Arabic side, in fact, the Iranian side. Quite a few Arabian Nights tales include Sri Lanka in one way or another and I saw how Sinbad the Sailor was popular in Sri Lanka in 2005. The three religions, and three languages are present in Zheng He's Plaque in Galle: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, on one hand, and Chinese (though it could have been Pali or Sinhala), Tamil and Iranian, on the other hand. To reduce it to only one influence, India, is restrictive, just the same, with Europeans. First the Portuguese for three centuries with a great number of family names that are Portuguese and the presence of the Catholic faith (note the Anglican religion will never be really present when the English took over). Then the English who increased the presence of Tamils as plantation workers with the intention to divide the population. But Sri Lanka seems to have been spared from the slave trade from eastern Africa to the Mediterranean (later Muslim) world and then to India. We have to keep in mind that Buddhism is hostile to castes and to slavery.
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In recent times, the economic crisis is creating many problems, with social clashes in the world. Recently, we have seen the example of Sri Lanka. I would like to ask scholars if we are facing the effects of structural adjustment policy of the last decades, following the settlement of the debts?
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The combined external debt of emerging markets and developing nations is around $11 trillion, with $3.9 trillion of that amount due for debt service in 2020. Of total, principal repayments account for nearly 3.5 trillion dollars. The debt service on the remaining short-term debt, the majority of which is regular trade finance, is approximately $1 trillion.
The 2020 MLT debt service is approximately $36 billion for the poorest nations (all those eligible for assistance from the International Development Association or IDA), split roughly equally between multilateral, bilateral (mainly non-Paris Club), and commercial creditors.
According to the World Bank's most recent study, "Finance for An Equitable Recovery," published in February, unstable financial systems in emerging economies make them more susceptible to other problems including rising inflation and interest rates.
Private investment is being competed against by weak local loan markets in many emerging nations, which is slowing the recovery. Tighter global financial conditions.
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The Sri Lankan economy is in bad shape.
"Our economy has 'collapsed'" (Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe).
Sri Lanka Holds its Breath as New PM Fights to Save Economy
ttps://thediplomat.com/2022/06/sri-lanka-holds-its-breath-as-new-pm-fights-to-save-economy/
" They say economic mismanagement, policy blunders like a hasty ban on imported chemical fertilizers that devastated crops, and a government stocked with Rajapaksa relatives caused the crisis."
The past experience says that recovery of such economy is difficult and the time / extent of recovery is unpredictable.
What are the ways to bring back a collapsed economy back to track?
(particularly in the context of Sri Lanka)
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Dear Navin Perera,
Excellent presentation made by you. With people like you at the helm of affairs and support from international ecosystem, I am pretty sure that Sri Lanka will be able to overcome this economic crisis. I will go through your presentation in-depth and shall seek more insights on this area.
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I am currently seeking further information on the current state of international trade in Sri Lanka for my assignment.
1. What is the nature of international trade performance in Sri Lanka since 1980?
2. How will this trade performance have a short-term and long-term impact on the economy?
3. What are your alternative solutions to this economic crisis?
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I am not sure whether the deadline for your assignment has passed, but having noted the question only now, let me try to provide my take on the 3 questions that you have put forward.
1. Trade has increased over the past several decades (you can obtain annual data on the same from the special appendix tables of the CBSL Annual Report - Table 4 https://www.cbsl.gov.lk/sites/default/files/cbslweb_documents/publications/annual_report/2021/en/16_S_Appendix.pdf).
But what needs to be noted is that we have been running trade deficits continuously for the past 4-5 decades (perhaps even more). So, in that sense, trade performance wise, we have failed to get a net inflow to the country. This could be largely due to various issues including lack of product/market diversification, lack of a national policy towards export/trade promotion, less relative gains from FTAs, heavy competition from other countries, to name a few.
2. Trade performance, in general, if we run a surplus, will have both short and long term benefits to an economy. In the case of Sri Lanka, higher imports, would mean people enjoyed imported goods and therefore higher standards of living and livelihoods (direct short term benefit). But, having run trade deficits, which means higher imports than exports, the rest would need to be financed through other inflows (i.e., non debt creating inflows including tourism or workers' remittances or FDI, failing which funds will have to be borrowed (i.e., debt)). And we jolly well know where we have ended up as a result. There's much more to this, but this is a very short description on Q2.
3. The current crisis needs reforms in many fronts including political, social, legal and the public sector. From a (merchandise) trade perspective, our focus should be to improve exports (which now continues to benefit from a depreciated exchange rate). For that, product and market diversification is crucial (check https://oec.world/en/visualize/tree_map/hs92/export/lka/all/show/2020/ and compare how Sri Lanka's product/market mix have remained less dynamic compared to other peers like Vietnam/Thailand), and linking ourselves to global value chains is imperative. Favourable FTAs would be a plus. Sri Lanka should aim to gain the most from GSP/GSP+ schemes and gain a global footprint. There's more to this as well.
Just my 2 cents. Hope this helps Madushani Edirisooriya
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I have been working on the stomach content of sperm whales stranded around Sri Lanka, and have collected a substantial amount of squid beaks from the stomachs. I have been looking for a copy of Malcolm Clarke's book ' Identifying squid beaks'', can anyone help me get a copy of the said, or even if anyone could help me in identifying the beaks?? Thank you in advance.
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Are you still interested in squid beak IDs? I can try to check your identification if you share pictures.
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Educational purpose
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Rizwan Farook Hard copy maps, aerial images, remotely sensed imagery, point data, survey samples, and existing digital data files are the most frequent generic sources of spatial data.
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Dear Sri Lankan history scholars,
I advise a team of university students from all around Asia who are authoring stories that focus on various cultures of Asia. The stories are derived from stage plays put on during our multicultural week celebrations on campus here at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. I am wondering if you have any knowledge of mythical creatures of Sri Lanka that might play a transcendental role there. For example, although it makes appearances in a variety of cultures, there is the Manohara, a heroine half-bird, half-woman. Also, I wonder if there are any myths about the power of sapphires, in general, or specific ones, in Sri Lankan culture. I am sure you are way too busy to think about this, but if you happen to have something pop to mind and feel like sharing, I would appreciate your input! Which of these mythical creatures or elements might help people outside of Sri Lanka to come to a deeper appreciation of the uniqueness of the culture there?
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I will get the assumption that the travel behavior of a person does not change over a few years.
Is this assumption fair enough to use or please kindly suggest your opinions on this?
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No, the difference in time is too big.
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Dear HRM Scholars,
I found insignificant impact of Environmental factors of WLB on job performance of academic and administrative heads of the universities in Sri Lanka. However, significant impact of individual, organizational and societal factors of WLB on Job performance. Any justifications for this insignificant result?
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To find the right justification, you may want to follow the steps below:
1. Ensure that all relevant statistics are done properly and accurately
2. Double check the effectiveness of your relevant survey questions
3. If the above two steps are fine, check the justifications of other similar studies conducted on the topic that got similar results
4. Lastly, if there is no similar study supporting your results, then you may justify your results according to UNIQUE situation of your study's Population or Sample such as Country, Organization(s), Individual(s), etc.
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especially the prehistoric monastery types Sri lanka
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Thusitha Wagalawatta, Wiebke Bebermeier, Philipp Hoelzmann, Daniel Knitter, Kay Kohlmeyer, Amarasooriya Pitawala, Brigitta Schütt,
Spatial distribution and functional relationship of local bedrock and stone constructions in the cultural landscape of ancient Anuradhapura (377BCE–1017CE), Sri Lanka,
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports,
Volume 13,
2017,
Pages 382-394,
ISSN 2352-409X,
Abstract: The city of Anuradhapura, founded on the banks of the River Malwathu Oya, was the ancient capital of Sri Lanka between the 4th century BCE and the 11th century CE. The widespread architectural remains of the ancient city make it the most important archaeological site in the cultural landscape of the country. Most of the foundations, floor areas, pillars, and entrance units of the ancient constructions consist of stone materials, evidencing that stones were the principal building material in the ancient Kingdom of Anuradhapura. Numerous ancient rock quarries are located inside and outside the ancient city complex; most of them can be found along a N-S striking line of rock outcrops that runs through the historic city. This study focuses on the importance of the availability of stone resources for the founding and development of early Anuradhapura settlement. For this purpose the building rocks in the ancient constructions are analyzed and the spatial distribution of their source areas examined using the petrological, chemical and mineralogical characterization of both building and source rock specimens. The investigations document the predominant application of local gneissic rocks for construction elements such as pillars, stairs, balustrades and foundations. Contrastingly marble, which is not represented in the local lithology, was imported and utilized for ornamentation in sacred and residential buildings.
Keywords: Petrography; Stone architecture; Sacred buildings; Ornamental rocks; Quarrying
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Spatial and Temporal variations in Tea cultivation and Production in major tea growing regions in Sri Lanka. this is the research topic. under this topic, I hope to conduct mixed methodology both qualitative and quantitative. Can you give an idea of how to write the philosophy of this research? I mean can I mention this is a positivist approach. Because the major part is going to quantitative analysis.
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Traditional activities like historic tea forests and diverse agroforestry systems help to increase natural biodiversity. Tea monocultures that retain environmental diversity and complexity can be "nudged" toward biodiversity management.
Check out this article as well: https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4907/10/10/856/pdf
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The research study aims to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 and the circumstances which the impact has created such as pandemic situations and the boundaries that are closed between countries. Because of these circumstances, the tourism industry confronted several challenges and issues. So, the research study aimed to identify the challenges and issues with the selected case study which take place in Sri Lanka by performing the interview questions which could support the investigation. And also the research study aimed to investigate the importance of the integration of IT with business processes that contribute to the better and effective enhancement of the business. And the support of an integrated IT system to tackle the challenges and the issues within the organization to gain sustainable competitive advantages specifically in the tourism industry. The past research findings contribute the guidance for the analytical model and research findings that could be used to determine the effect of the knowledge for the seamless integration of information technology in the tourism industry business processes.
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Dear Mr. Niyas!
I found resources you might consider of value:
1) A case-study: Ide, A. Tourism and ICT Solutions in the COVID-19 Era: A Comparison Between Japan and Sweden. Rev Socionetwork Strat 15, 195–211 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12626-021-00072-x Free access:
2) Lee, CC., Chen, MP., Wu, W. et al. The impacts of ICTs on tourism development: International evidence based on a panel quantile approach. Inf Technol Tourism 23, 509–547 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40558-021-00215-4 Free access:
3) Morosan, C. An affective approach to modelling intentions to use technologies for social distancing in hotels. Inf Technol Tourism 23, 549–573 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40558-021-00216-3 Free access:
Yours sincerely, Bulcsu Szekely
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For my research need past solar radiation data in the Hambanthota district in Sri Lanka.
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I am a master's student in Japan.
My study focuses on the youth unemployment rate in Sri Lanka.
I want to analyze the impact of the employment promotion policies of the Sri Lankan government and ILO in the labor market on the youth unemployment rate in Sri Lanka.
I want to use DD & RDD analysis as an analytical method for this purpose.
Which papers should I read to conduct the above kind of analysis?
I also would like to know if there are any papers on DD & RDD analysis that I should read.
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A rgression discontunity design(RDD) is equuasi_ expermintal pretest_posttest design that aims to determine the causal effects of interventions by assigning a cutoff or threshold above or below which an intervention assigned. Two most common approachs to estimate using an RDD are non_ parametric and parametric ( normally polnormaial regression). Mor detailed illustrated in the attsched ref:
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Hello community,
does anybody know where I can get a shapefile of the geological map 1:250000 of Sri Lanka?
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Thank you Karl-Jan Erstad but that was certainly my first guess. I was hoping that someone could point me to an "un-google-able" source or better yet, they have it up their sleeve.
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AA genome species of the genus Oryza, widely distributed in moonsoon Asia's tropics and subtropics, and the progenitor of Asian cultivated rice. Many parts of the world have sympatric distributions of common wild rice populations of O. rufipogon (perennial) and O. nivara (annual); however, Sri Lanka has allopatric distribution throughout the island, providing a unique working environment for studying speciation and adaptation. As a result, a reciprocal common garden experiment was carried out in both the dry and wet zones of Sri Lanka. Each site had three replicated plots with 30 individuals each. Observations will be made for a year, with the first six months following transplanting being irrigated and the rest of the time being left in its natural condition to investigate species fitness in both native and introduced environments.
The discussion is open to finalize the parameters for evaluating the species' fitness in their native and introduced environments.
Proposed parameters
1. No. of plants survive until flowering
2. No. of plants survive flowering to seed setting
3. No. of plants survive transplanting to tillering
4. No. of fill grains
5. No. of infill grains
Please describe the possible evaluating protocol for determining fitness in a reciprocal experiment.
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Please read the following article that may support your discussion.
Ridley, C.E. and Ellstrand, N.C., 2010. Rapid evolution of morphology and adaptive life history in the invasive California wild radish (Raphanus sativus) and the implications for management. Evolutionary Applications, 3(1), pp.64-76.
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I am currently working on an NB-IoT-based project for logistics. Ever since the pandemic began, I could not visit places to do some extra researches and practicals on the topic. I actually need some help with the ways that I can check the NB-IoT connectivity region-wise. Kindly, give your suggestions on this.
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I want to know the legal aspect of the use of cell phone jammers in Sri Lanka.
If there is restrictions, what are the possible workarounds?
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Being based in SL and in the close protection industry I can assure you it's against the law in the country (as in most states around the world).
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Is it Helicotylenchus spp or Tylenchorynchus? I do not think this is Pratylenchus spp.
Give me your ideas kindly.
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Dammini
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I m looking for researches done in the Sri Lankan context about cryptocurrencies
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The pollution that is caused by the wreakage of the Xpress pearl ship in Sri Lanka is enormous and necessary steps should be taken before it becomes difficult to control and expensive.
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thanks for your important question
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Urban Development Authority Sri Lanka prepares urban development plans for declared urban areas in Sri Lanka. Recently, 40 development plans were prepared and different spatial analysis techniques were used during the process.
GIS was the main tool used for the analysis. Multi criteria analysis like Development Pressure, Environmental Sensitivity, Suitability, Optimum Space were mostly used.
It is good sign that spatial analysis and sophisticated planning tools came in to adaptation in the planning process.
With the lessons learned during past development planning processes and prevailing issues of the adaptation sophisticated tools & techniques what are the gaps still remain or occur in spatial analysis techniques in development planning process of Sri Lanka?
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Hello Lasantha Bandara . You may want to look at Colombo Metropolitan Area with regards to land-change intensity, gradient analysis and land-change modeling.
Good luck
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I am an undergraduate student at the University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka, currently working on ecto-parasites in domesticated animals. I found difficulties in the identification due to a lack of a proper identification key, especially for the lice and fleas. Please recommend me any description or taxonomic key to identify fleas and lice in domesticated animals.
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Thank you very much for the suggestions.
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Are those available in Sri Lanka and what about its market price?
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Stevia is probably the healthiest option, followed by xylitol, erythritol, and yacon syrup. Natural sugars like maple syrup, molasses, and honey are less harmful than regular sugar and even have health benefits. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/natural-sugar-substitutes
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Can I get an introduction to war writers or war time literature? I am researching the sociological and psychological causes of war and the consequenses of war in the works of Punyakante Wijenaike(Sri Lankan writer), and would like to know of any contemporary or modern novelists who write about similar themes.
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Sri Lanka's "Ethnic" Conflict in Its Literature in English, D. C. R. A. Goonetilleke
WRITING SRI LANKA LITERATURE, RESISTANCE AND THE POLITICS OF PLACE MINOLI SALGADO (ROUTLEDGE 2007)
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I want to analysis climate change and its effect on agriculture in Sri Lanka. Please help me.
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Hello guys, my question is about TerraClimate: Monthly data ("IDAHO_EPSCOR / TERRACLIMATE"). It is indicated that the max and min temperature data available in the GHG are in degrees Celsius (° C), but are very different values (between -770 and 387). Does anyone have any explanation, or a way to reschedule these values?
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this is for my university assessment
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Did you finish the thesis, I have just seen the question. Can I help you do it.
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Actually, I want to know about, existing situation sri lanka has or not urban heat island effect.
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I recommend you review this work https://yceo.users.earthengine.app/view/uhimap that shows the heat islands recorded by satellite of many cities in the world.
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I need to calculate CFR based on age group and sex. For this, I need daily COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths according to age and sex for Sri Lanka. Where can I find this?
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Teresa K. Duez, unfortunately there was no age and sex-specific data. Thank you for your suggestion though.
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I am doing a research on modern technological applications in the hospitality industry in the South Asian context with a special reference to Sri Lanka. The application of these technological tools and their effectiveness in this pandemic situation are going to be analyzed and discussed. Therefore, if anyone who are interested in sharing their known facts, kindly help me to study on this further.
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Smart contact is the most effective blockchain technology that can be integrated into the hospitality industry.
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I am trying to analyse the survival of the Muslim minority in Sri Lanka based on existing theories on the survival of minority in a multi-ethnic state.
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I need to calculate CFR based on age group and sex. For this, I need daily COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths according to age and sex for south Asian countries, i.e., Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Pakistan. Where can I find this?
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Alexandr Chernov, Md Alimul Haque, thank you for your replies. But I afraid there's no information regarding age and sex in these sites :(
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I am doing an analysis about the tourism and government approach to mitigate the issues relating to COVID 19 pandemic. There I am trying to do a comparative analysis with other South Asian countries and Sri Lanka. If any one can mention any successful or failed approaches taken by your governments in this scenario, It could b helpful for my analysis.
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To the above contributions, I would add the implementation of "travel bubbles" also known as "travel corridors" as one example of an unsuccessful case. There are news reports (specific to the Asian region), and a few academic articles (global focus) on Google. [see some links below]
Regards,
Kimo
News:
Asia's coronavirus 'travel bubbles' fail to form, and travelers face a long winter at home | CNN Travel
Articles:
Sharun, K., Tiwari, R., Natesan, S., Yatoo, M. I., Malik, Y. S., & Dhama, K. (2020). International travel during the COVID-19 pandemic: implications and risks associated with ‘travel bubbles’. Journal of travel medicine.
Chiodini, J. (2020). COVID-19 and the impact on travel health advice. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease.
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I'm trying to find out how many female union leaders there are at sectoral level in the garment industry. There are, at least, two in Indonesia. But how many, if any, female leaders are there in other main garment producing countries, like Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, etc. At factory level, based on my field work experience, it is more likely to find female union union leaders (although still far from establishing a majority); how many successfully move up the union hierarchy?
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The two most visible garment worker leaders in Bangladesh garment sector are women ( Nazma and Kalpona). According to an AFL-CIO reports, two-thirds of the factory level leaders are women but not sure if they formally belong to unions.
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My research will be based on User Generated Content and tourism. But due COVID 19 the tourism landscape in Sri Lanka and the world has changed. So I have a doubt whether it is okay to continue the same or revise research proposal
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I think it depends a lot of whether the data that you planned on when your wrote your proposal will still be available in a way that allows you to answer your original research questions. If you already have the data, then I would definitely proceed and use it to describe a particular point in time. But it you still need to collect the data, you may well need to change your plans.
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Kite diagramme that i am expecting to draw is population dynamics of animals in a national park Sri Lanka over period from Jan 2018 to Dec 2019.
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R Statistical Software is available for free online: http://cran.r-project.org
Here is also information on how to make a kite diagram in R: https://rpubs.com/thoughtfulbloke/kitegraph
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These days Disaster Impact Assessment (DIA) for any development project (infrastructure of industry) becoming a legal requirement for obtaining necessary approval from Government. In Bangladesh there are several cases where the government has recommended the proponent for carrying out DIA at the time of feasibility study and ESIA study. Same is true for Sri Lanka (example https://www.preventionweb.net/files/globalplatform/519b8d83c190fSri_Lanka_Presentation_for_JICA_side_event-Final.pdf )
Generally the DIA should cover impact of possible natural disaster on the proposed project and what are the safety measure or counter measures adopted by the project proponent. It is carried out along with ESIA. Therefore, I feel there should be a general guideline of DIA similar to IFC Sustainability Framework or World Bank's Environment Health and Safety Guideline.
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I intend to perform quantitative research entitled "The impact of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) on the psychosocial landscape of middle-income households, who were under COVID-19 lockdown" in Jaffna Divisional Secretariat division, Sri Lanka"
For the above research, I interviewed 40 participants. But the problem is, it is impossible to get the actual figure of those, who possess ICT facilities.
Please let me know how to determine quantitative sample size that represent an unknown number of population (because nobody knows how many people possess computers, phones and other ICT technologies in Jaffna Divisional Secretariat level)
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Dear Moses
Determining sample size is a very important issue because samples that are too large may waste time, resources and money, while samples that are too small may lead to inaccurate results. In many cases, we can easily determine the minimum sample size needed to estimate a process parameter, such as the population mean.
When You have not any idea about the population ( here in your question i.e. the prevalence of any disease) so you need to use the sample size calculation with a non-finite population. (As per your nature of the question) .
And in this case,(sample size calculation with non-finite population) you go with the Cochran formula, for this please follow the link:
or you can visit any other link related to Cochran formula (Sorry I do not know how to type the formula here, so please go to any of the link or just search):
And if the you are conducting case study then the size of sample doesn't matter.
Please find some of the files (related to sample size calculation) as attached files.
Hope you find all the information useful in the way to determine sample size as the case you have.
Happy researching...
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I have a problem to isolate Spirulina platensis from contaminated algal culture.I followed streak plate method, dilution series and salinity changing methods with zarrouk media. All the time other algal species were dominant in the culture.I need to find a suitable isolation method to prepare a pure culture of Spirulina platensis in Sri Lanka.
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Dear Chamari Coswatte , in the attachment you can find your answer. Good luck!
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This question is related to Statistical analysys of COVID-19 outbreak
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That is obvious. Iraq is an example of these countries that are highly exposed to infectious diseases. people here highly immunized to many viruses so COVID-19 infection rate is low as compared to other countries near, like Iran, turkey and even kuwait.
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Starting a new project modelling potential mangrove restoration sites in Sri Lanka!
Can anyone help me source the following high-resolution spatial data sets :
- Digital Terrain Model (DTM)
- Coastal bathymetry
- Tidal height/currents
- High resolution satellite imagery (raster format)
- Rainfall/Climate zone maps
Thank you greatly for any help!
Ciao,
Dan..
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Hi,
I'm looking for inputs to develop the conceptual framework and questionnaire for my research? your valuable inputs are appreciated.
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See if the survey approach we used here https://doi.org/10.1080/00207233.2011.587648 might be useful for your work.
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I conduct a research study related to the students loyalty and students satisfaction within the higher education sector in Sri Lanka. So in this discussion I expect your comments and ideas about factors affecting on students loyalty towards their higher educational institutions.
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1. Is it a cross-sectional or longitudinal study?
2. What is your operational definition of loyalty
3. What are the indicators of loyalty?
4. Are you taking a standard questionnaire to measure loyalty among students or designing on your own?
5. How you have identified students for data collection? Are you controlling gender/ age/program enrolled?
6. What is the main objectives of research?
I hope this shall help you to refine your research ideas.
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THE IMPACT OF POSTWAR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT IN SRI LANKA: THE CASE FOR SKILL SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
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I would suggest you work on the above-mentioned topic using Prosser’s Sixteen Theorems on Vocational Education.
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Sri Lanka is a develping country since its independence in 1948. It had all the factors of production in place and had been the first South Asian country to adopt open market economic policies. Even after seven decades, it is still a developing country in terms of per capita income.
Does the theories of development are fake?
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Economic development requires continuous and appropriate economic growth for a long period of time, and theories of economic growth emphasize the increasing side of the cumulative of capital , and it also emphasizes that the increase in real investments in all areas of life and the efficient use of the elements of work and capitalز A low rate of unemployment means that unemployment is low, high growth in employment in all sectors means High productivity of labor in industry, agriculture, and services  Economic openness is one of the strategic options for economic policies and the adoption of this policy needs a strong national industrial base that is competitive against goods and services in the countries of the world. Other than that, it means the destruction of national industries and their deterioration over time.
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Are there any validated scale/index published for measuring the psychological well-being particularly for Sri Lankan or Asia?
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You can use some of the scales we used for Chinese students:
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Hi, Mr. Peetu Keskinen
I'm Ruwan Dissanayake who studing International University of Japan. I'm intertesting to research on fiscal multiplier in Sri Lanka context which is never done yet by scholars. I'm Interesting your thesis but could I know Is it available English version or could you say what is your thesis written language?
Thank you very much
Ruwan
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Thank you very much !!!
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Question 1: What is the actual equation that i do run in E-views Software? after creating New Object of GARCH BEKK
Question 2: How do i Interpret the results?
Details of Research
Topic: Returns spillover & volatility transmission: Evidence from selected south Asian market.
Selected South Asian Countries: Pakistan, India, Sri-Lanka and Bangladesh
Variables: Returns of Stock Indices, Exchange Rate
Data Frequency: Weekly
Thanks in Anticipation
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Dear Muhammad !!
If you are new to multivariate GARCH models including BEKK var-cov specification I would suggest you start with RATS software. The RATS is a bit code-based but it covers more recent MGARCH models. Alternatively, you may try to use S-PLUS, GAUSS and Matlab if you have an access. These software packages allow one to estimate an unrestricted version of variance-covariance matrix.
As far as I know, spillovers can't be modeled in EViews as it restricts variance-covariance matrix to be diagonal. But I am not sure about the newest versions as I have not been using it for a long time.
Best,
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What I want to know is that table value only for United State or It can be used over the any place of world?
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SCS CN Curve number method give you better result but it has some restriction it is applicable for small catchment and ungauged watershed.
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I'm The Technical Manager of Force, Torque & Pressure Laboratories of Metrology Division, Sri Lanka Standards Institution.
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This question needs to be more specific
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I am still looking for potential collaborators interested in this project and for Ficopomatus material freshly fixed in ethanol from the type localities (India, China, Thailand, and Sri Lanka).
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Thank you! I have a nice collection of Fico from around the world, and I would not say no to any new material. But I desperately need other species of Fico, especially macrodon from anywhere (I don't think the type locality is an option anymore) and uschakovi from Sri Lanka
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I wish to study the intensity of invasive alien flora in a leading in Sri Lanka. I would like to know a better methodology to do that and what are the latest references in this regard.
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You need to start with an inventory: which invasive plants are where? Invasive species spread initially along roads and trails, so surveying these on foot and recording location, abundance, elevation, and canopy cover for each invasive species found is a good way to start. However, it is the species that can spread away from paths into undisturbed habitats that are of most concern, so you also need transects away from the roads and trails at intervals. Michael Padmanaba's study in Java shows a possible approach (attached).
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Is this a good topic for a Qualitative research ?
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Yes. However, to be very sure of using the qualitative approach of research, your study objective(s) will play a key role.
All the best.
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The open fire massacre in the NZ mosque, the fire in Notre Dame and now the churches in Sri Lanka. What can be the probable reasons for churches and mosques to become the most attacked places these days?
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In my opinion, the reasons are very varied, from the religious extremes, to the desire to eliminate all traits, which unites humanity with the most sublime that is God. So eliminating those who could get closer to Him is a way to eliminate God from their lives, wanting to plant the seed of this in the whole world.
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This specimen was found from a lagoon environment in Northwestern province of Sri Lanka. It has very soft body. Sea slug ?
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following.
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In Sri Lanka, we don’t have clear guideline and regulations for the indoor air quality. I would like to discuss with experts about the guidelines which are available in other countries and the world.
Answers based on acceptable reference are highly appreciated.
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WHO has published a guideline for IAQ. It will cover most of the areas. By the way are you measuring Indoor air quality ?
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I'm conducting a research related to Electric vehicle acceptance in Sri Lanka using UTAUT model. In that, I need to measure the effect of 'perceived risk' on the relationship between, 'environmental concern' and 'purchase intention'.
Can I use SPPS for this?
Or, do I need to use SMART PLS for this?
Please explain the steps to be followed.
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Dear Tharanga
Yes, according to me, you can use SPSS with recommended Mann-Whitney U, Kruskal-Wallis or Wilcoxon as statistical tests .
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Hi All,
I am modeling the potenatial distribution of some invasive species in Sri Lanka using GBIF global data and worldclim high resolution (30s) environmental data. I use Maxent software. I need to remove correlated variables from my asc raster layers. I tried sdm tool and enm tool but both didn't work due to python limits. When i tried with 10 asc layers both tools worked. I am wondering to select variables using 10m resolution and go back and use 30s resolution for modeling.Is there any issue with that? I would appreciate if somebody could direct me.
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Tou can run subgroups where correlations are nil. Alternatively, you can correct the joint-vairance (JV) with the KV calculator or your individual predictors (see, Schoen et L, 2011).
Hope this may be of some help,
Matthew
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I am going to do a research on above topic. Dancing is a traditional subject. I want to check the effect o role. Want to design a conceptual frame work. Any ideas welcome
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That's a great project and innovative as such. Please, you can read my article on conceptual framework to help you. Kindly download on my RG profile. All the best.
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Dear Colleague, The Sri Lanka Heart Association has successfully launched the Sri Lankan Journal of Cardiology. The first Edition was issued in June 2018.  The journal has been well received both in Sri Lanka and abroad.  The next issue is planned for November 2018.I write again, to invite you to contribute research articles, reviews, difficult to manage case descriptions, critical evaluations of recent clinical trials etc for this journal. If you could submit your manuscript by the end of September 2018 it would be greatly appreciated. The complete publication can be accessed via Research Gate. The Author Guidelines are attached.
Email: ruvan_nishali.ekanayaka@yahoo.com With warm regards and sincere thanks, Ruvan  Dr Ruvan Ekanayaka MBBS,MD,MRCP(UK),FRCP(Lond),FRCP(Edin),FRCP(Glsg),  FCCP, FACC, FESC
Consultant Cardiologist / Editor in Chief SLJC
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Thank you so much for he gentle invitation
will check my unpublished articles and get back to you
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Tea export statistics in Sri Lanka
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You can use www.trademap.org. It is a good one.
I am sending you an excel document with the values that you need.
Sincerely
José Tomás Peláez
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I am searching a partner for collaborate my research on Human - Elephant conflict.
Please send me a message if anyone is interested.
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Thanks, Ismael,
I will contact her.
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I'm doing a research based on Grade 1 admissions for national schools in Sri Lanka based on Ontology.I am going to use the circular of 2018 released by the ministry of education.The circular is attached along this description.Can anyone give me a idea about how to make rules for this ontology.
Thank you.
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The paper linked below illustrates how techniques drawn from engineering and computer science, where the term 'ontology' is used, are used to develop a way to represent a multi-dimensional map of a domain of learning.
To quote the paper: "At the top level, it [the ontology] specifies the core concepts and principles, and the cognitive demands which embed them, that are essential to competency in a domain, whether that domain defines a unit, a course, or high school expectations. Drilling down from these core concepts are the supplementary knowledge and skills which students are expected to develop as they progress toward competency. An ontology thus represents a multi-dimensional depiction of how learning is defined and through what knowledge and skills it develops and also provides an organizational scheme for integrating expectations, mapping progress, and coordinating learning resources and supports" (p. 2).
Later on in the paper that provide a step-by-step summary of how to create an ontology.
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Though there are many factors affecting to the competitiveness , there are some critical factors , I would like to categorize them in order and educate concerned parties in Sri Lanka
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I used to research and consult for the garment industry 20 years ago.
bests,
Igor Gurkov
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Currently I have to do a site plan in my academic works. I like to do a site plan for a critical junction area of Galle town, Sri Lanka. From the site planning I like to overcome the traffic jam in the junction.
This is my location
I want to refer some case studies or projects that others done like this. It will make lot for my project. Please advise me
Thank you,
Dilshan
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It can be possible or cannot possible. It is connected with many things, such as, existing land-use, the street patterns, the entire city road network and how it is connected to that locality, if the establishment surrounding the roads can be compromised to reshape or rebuild and so on. If the problem is very localized and only due to existing design of that particular junction, then, you can give the design solution that may minimize the congestions. If it is connected with many other things, then, it is very difficult to solve with a on-the-spot solution. But, I can understand that you cannot not solve all the problems with a single academic work if it is connected with many things. But, you can propose your own localized solution that can be input for a greater solution or comprehensive plan.
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As my individual assignment - Site Planning I wanted to design a renewable energy power plant in Sri Lanka.. I wish to clarify the possibility of implementing a such project.
Thanks
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While in my understanding of GTE, it is one which is based on natural occurring phenomena releasing all kinds of gases but hot enough to provide opportunity to make best use of it; however I am not sure I understand you when you say ".... but the releasing gases are really harmful "? I don't think any extra gases are produced by using the GTE technology.
I may agree with Tony about their low economic viability in direct and alone electricity generation, but I think they can be very cost effective when utilized in hybrid electricity generation configuration combined with other alternate methods of electricity generation such as in Co-generation mode etc.
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I was proposing an urban regeneration project for the ancient King's Palace located in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka, (1055AD) to make it more income oriented as well as to conserve their historical values.
I just wanted to check some possible options to make it more attractive.
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Read this, will help you! Its a case study from Iran for Islamic Culture Depot where you can refer.
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Free precipitation data are available worldwide by the satellite. Precipitation data is costly in Sri Lanka.
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Hi,
well, Himawari as any other VIS-IR-based satellite does not quite "measure" precipitation intensity as it does not have microwave channels.
However, there are products you can look at.
1) Imagery with heavy rainfall potential
2) Data including precip-prone areas
3) JAXA real time rainfallwatch
4) Finally, if I were you, I would go to the GSMaP site where you find a very good precip product
Hope it helps.
Best wishes,
Vincenzo Levizzani
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Currently I am doing a research on
Customer Retention Hotel Service Attributes in Sri Lanka: Effect of Customer's Nationality - Case of Cinnamon Grand Hotel. with the support of literature i have prepared a questionnaire. Hotel service attributes will be critical, desirable, satisfies, dissatisfier and neutral dimensions (Cadotte and Turgeon (1988); Silverman and Grover (1995); Hartline et al.(2003). Customer retention will be operationalized in terms of loyalty and intent to switch.
May I have suggestions to the Questionnaire ?
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It is a good questionnaire. Still wants to give some suggestions.
Check reliability and validity with 50 responses.
Try to put demographic data at the tail of the questionnaire.
Skip highly correlated statements , if any.
Check negative statements before doing pilot study.
To get instant real help for improvement in questionnaire , if possible try to get it fill by 2-3 respondents. Here I am talking about the quality of the questionnaire.
And best of luck in last
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I am thinking about starting a revision of the genus and specimens from South-West India and Sri Lanka are essential for this. I can offer co-authorship on resulting papers
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@Sujarajini Varatharasan , You may interest on this
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I tested the irrigation water quality of Agro-well waters in a region in Sri Lanka  and I want to compare the results with the latest irrigation water quality standards 
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Suitability of water for irrigation depends on many factors as already explained by Dr. Sagar. The Standards are prepared based on long term data and hence usually they wont change frequently. The Irrigation standards as mentioned by Dr. Wajid and Dr. Sagar may be referred.
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To study on exposure to pesticides by bats due to their insect diet in Agricultural land. I am specially focusing on Tea cultivation lands in Sri Lanka.
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You might find this study interesting. It makes use of simplifying an  unusually difficult database analysis.