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Maintaining the Momentum: Building on Year One of the SDGs

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September 19, 2016 10:59 am

One year ago, leaders of 193 countries came together to commit to ending poverty, combatting climate change, and fighting injustice. They agreed a plan for the future of the wor...


A little-known Pakistani tribe that loves wine and whiskey fears its Muslim neighbors

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August 17, 2016 12:49 pm

KALASH VALLEY, Pakistan — Hidden up in the mountains near Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan, the Kalash tribe loves homemade wine and whiskey, dances for days ...


Taxing times ahead

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August 16, 2016 12:40 pm

With fiscal problems further fuelling public discontent, Sri Lanka’s ‘unity’ government, writes Neville de Silva, is more divided than ever.   After S...


Desperate and depressed, Syrian refugees in Greece regret leaving home

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August 03, 2016 01:57 pm

ATHENS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - If Mustafa had known what it would be like living in a refugee camp in the Greek capital, he would never have left Syria. Four mont...


Political connections and firm value: an analysis of listed firms in Sri Lanka

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August 01, 2016 11:09 am

The following study examines the impact of political connections on firm value in a Sri Lankan setting. Since the Presidential elections in 2005 until 2011, the end of our ...


Europe’s Three Tribes – Big Tribes, Small Tribes and New Tribes

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August 01, 2016 09:58 am

I am sitting in Colombo, Sri Lanka. We are at peace and are enjoying real democracy after more than three decades of civil war and almost five years of creeping authoritari...


If Trump wins, Asia loses

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July 27, 2016 02:32 pm

South Korea, Philippines are most at risk in Asia if trade barriers rise.   Investors say there's a low chance Donald Trump will build a wall on th...


ASEAN breaks deadlock on South China Sea, Beijing thanks Cambodia for support

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July 25, 2016 02:09 pm

(REUTERS) Southeast Asian nations overcame days of deadlock on Monday when the Philippines dropped a request for their joint statement to mention a landmark legal ruling on...


Boris Johnson refuses to apologize for 'thesaurus' of insults

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July 20, 2016 02:36 pm

(REUTERS) British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday it would take far too long for him to apologize for the "rich thesaurus" of rude comments and insults...


The Suitors Line Up

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July 19, 2016 01:17 pm

The West hopes to woo the island nation away from its previously pro-China stance, but Neville de Silva reports that Beijing is not giving up.   Cynics see something Fa...


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Head down to the Kala Pola this Sunday

The Silver Anniversary edition of Sri Lanka’s acclaimed open-air art fair, Kala Pola, will take place at Anan...

Calling all creative writers

The English Writers Cooperative of Sri Lanka invites entries for the 2018 creative writing competition. Short...

Jaffna Festival back at the Cinnamon Grand

Cultural extravaganza, Jaffna Festival is back at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel. Visitors to the Cinnamon Grand&rsquo...

Maha Shivarathri: Religious observances by night

As Hindu devotees celebrated Maha Shivarathri throughout the island yesterday our photographer captured these images ...



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