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Stay up to date with the Dalai Lama's travels and teachings through his free iPhone app

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December 15, 2017 05:05 pm

The Dalai Lama has launched a mobile app for followers to stay up to date with his travels and teachings. According to the BBC the  exiled Tibetan spiritual leader,...


Is social media ripping apart society; former Lankan FB executive says people need a 'hard break' from social media

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December 14, 2017 01:17 pm

A former Sri Lankan Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the world. The following excerpt first appeared ...


Why North Korea’s nuclear test is still producing aftershocks

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December 11, 2017 01:09 pm

North Korea's nuclear test in September didn't just generate diplomatic shockwaves but also a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. Aftershocks have continued ever since, and on S...


What does US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital mean?

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December 07, 2017 11:08 am

In a move condemned by most of the world, Donald Trump has announced the US will recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. What does his controversial move mean for the key ...


Is Sri Lanka's political horizon changing ?

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December 06, 2017 12:47 pm

The circumstances were right in 1933 for James Hilton to craft the image of Shangri-La in his novel Lost Horizon. It appeared as food for thought to many thinkers in the we...


Washington’s current approach with Sri Lanka could actually discourages reform

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December 06, 2017 12:40 pm

The U.S. and Sri Lanka recently held their second Partnership Dialogue. The first took place in Washington, D.C. last year. This one was held in Colombo. The meeting didn’...


What the Mattala Airport says about the India -China rivalry

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December 05, 2017 02:39 pm

Geopolitical rivalry between big powers sometimes yields odd results. The latest development in growing strategic competition across the Indian Ocean region is India’s pur...


Have Your Say:Lankan cricketers get flak on social media for wearing masks

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December 04, 2017 05:25 pm

The Sri Lankan cricket team's decision to temporarily halt a Test match in Delhi due to pollution caused a lot of anger in India and outcry on social media, however  me...


Sri Lankan cricketers get tested by Delhi’s toxic air : Should the match have continued ?

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December 04, 2017 05:16 pm

Two years ago when Gardiner Harris, South Asia correspondent of NYT, wrote about being forced to return to the US because of how much the polluted Delhi air had hurt the he...


Sri Lanka’s Trade Imperative – Analysis

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December 01, 2017 12:36 pm

Optimism in Sri Lanka following the end of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s presidency in 2015 saw civil and political freedoms liberalised, ethnic relations improved, and foreign rela...


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UN Working Group on Arbitrary detention asks for reform of excesive use of preventive prison in Sri Lanka

 The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, visiting Sri Lanka, today requested reforms to address the excessive use of pretrial detention a...

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Sriyani Wijewickrama sworn in as State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government

15 December 2017

Sri Lanka joins global landmine ban

15 December 2017

IndiGo announces Colombo as 8th international destination

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Photographic Exhibition Celebrates Australia - Sri Lanka Cooperation

The Australian High Commissioner, Bryce Hutchesson,opened a photographic exhibition at the Hall de Galle recentl...

In pictures: Women Of The World Festival

The Southbank Centre’s WOW (Women of the World) Festival, Colombo was held recently in partner...

Christmas services at Christ the Living Saviour

The Christmas services at the Anglican Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour will be as follows: Christmas Eve Ser...

Mr.England title winner Jack Eyers visits the Adidas flagship store

Holder of the 2017/2018 Mr.England title, Jack Eyers recently visited the Adidas flagship store at the Racecours...



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