China's lucrative embrace of Sri Lanka stirs unease

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October 16, 2017 02:12 pm

Some 600 years ago, the great Chinese explorer Zheng He and his vast armada frequented Sri Lanka, including landing once to kidnap an uncooperative king. It was all part...

Trade facilitation reform in Sri Lanka can drive a change in culture

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October 11, 2017 02:53 pm

Two years ago, we started counting how many Sri Lankan agencies were involved in trade facilitation processes such as issuing permits and managing the movement of goods in and o...

5 Reasons Why ICAN Won the Nobel Peace Prize

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October 09, 2017 11:49 am

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for drawing attention to the "catastrophic humanitarian consequences"...

Six reasons why Sri Lanka needs to boost its ailing private sector

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October 05, 2017 01:15 pm

Sri Lanka experienced strong growth at the end of its 26-year conflict. This was to be expected as post-war reconstruction tends to bring new hope and energy to a country. &nb...

Dark nights in power-starved North Korea

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October 04, 2017 01:24 pm

Wonsan (North Korea) (AFP) - At the turbine hall at North Korea's Wonsan Number 5 hydropower station, a placard mounted on a wall proclaims: "Prosperous and Powerful Na...

How Trump turned against gun control

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October 03, 2017 11:41 am

When attempting to interpret Donald Trump's statements on firearm regulation, and how they could shape a presidential policy response to the Las Vegas mass shooting, the key...

Has the UN failed Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims?

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September 29, 2017 01:27 pm

The UN leadership in Myanmar tried to stop the Rohingya rights issue being raised with the government, sources in the UN and aid community told the BBC. One former UN...

Sri Lanka, you have a right to know!

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September 28, 2017 01:31 pm

Today, the world marks the International Day for the Universal Access to Information. Fittingly, we in Sri Lanka, celebrate 7 months since the Right to Information (RTI) Bill wa...

Could Botanic gardens be the 'best hope' for saving endangered plants ?

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September 26, 2017 02:31 pm

The world's botanic gardens contain about a third of all known plants and help protect 40% of endangered species, a study has found. By Helen Briggs ...

How plastic became a victim of its own success

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September 25, 2017 01:44 pm

"Unless I am very much mistaken, this invention will prove important in the future." Leo Baekeland wrote those words in his journal on 11 July, 1907. He was in a good ...

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Powerful former SL official to be arrested?

A powerful official of the former Sri Lankan regime is likely to be arrested tomorrow (Wednesday), informed sources said on Tuesday night. The...

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Geek Club of Sri Lanka remembers Arthur C. Clarke

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