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As Chinese influence grows, Japanese warship visits Sri Lanka

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October 01, 2018 05:03 pm

Japan’s largest warship, the Kaga helicopter carrier, sailed into Sri Lanka’s Colombo harbour this weekend, marking Tokyo’s highest profile salvo in a diplomat...


How can Sri Lanka better protect its people from sudden disasters

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September 26, 2018 10:52 am

Sri Lanka has a long history of coping with weather impacts.   About two thousand years ago, the country built one of the world’s first irrigation system to c...


SAARC needs to find means to resolve internal rifts

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September 17, 2018 06:15 pm

It is not the Soviet Union, or indeed any other big power, who need the UN for their protection; it is all the others. In this sense, the organisation is first of all their orga...


A change in our education system

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September 07, 2018 01:56 pm

Unemployment is a problem experienced in many countries, especially in developing countries. Sri Lanka is also experiencing a similar problem. According to the available stat...


How unbundling bus provision from operation can support bus modernization programmes

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August 29, 2018 07:25 am

The World Bank is supporting the Government of Sri Lanka’s efforts to create a roadmap for the modernization of urban bus services in the capital, Colombo. We have discuss...


Unchecked threats in Lanka

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August 22, 2018 11:21 am

Before long, it may be that the limited progress on freedom of expression that Sri Lanka has made over the past three and half years, particularly in the South of the country, n...


The ills of relocating wild elephants

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August 14, 2018 02:00 pm

  ‚ÄčThe subject of translocating wild elephants has been a much debated topic recently, after the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWLC), acting on the orders ...


Repatriation of human remains of Lankans housed in Swedish Museums

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August 10, 2018 03:42 pm

Social Anthropologist, Daniel Cidrelius writes the following piece referring to the human remains of four Sri Lankan persons dating back to the 1800s that are housed a...


Our addiction to plastic

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August 09, 2018 02:12 pm

Can we think of what it’s like to live a non-disposable lifestyle? There it becomes easy to appreciate just how much unnecessary waste we create on a daily basis and how s...


Sri Lanka's 'new Dubai': will Chinese-built city suck the life out of Colombo?

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August 03, 2018 01:37 pm

Iron cannons installed by the Dutch to ward off colonial rivals still line Galle Face Green, a grassy, mile-long promenade along the Colombo seafront. Further out to sea, within...




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