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Improving early childhood care and education in Sri Lanka’s plantations

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May 18, 2018 04:00 pm

In Sri Lanka, the plantation sector comprises tea, rubber or coconut plantations managed or owned by the state, regional plantation companies, individuals, or families. ...


The U.S. is opening an embassy in Jerusalem. Why is there a furor?

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May 14, 2018 05:17 pm

The opening ceremony is at a U.S. consular building in the Arnona neighborhood. It will house an interim embassy for the ambassador and a small staff until a larger site is foun...


What Oil at $70 Means for the World Economy

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May 11, 2018 11:02 am

Rising oil prices are a double-edged sword for the world economy. With the price of crude up about 18 percent this year and now trading at the highest since 2014, export...


Could your diet influence the onset age of menopause ?

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May 01, 2018 01:22 pm

Eating lots of pasta and rice was associated with reaching menopause one-and-a-half years earlier than the average age of women in the UK of 51. However, the University ...


How thousands of South Asian doctors helped keep the NHS afloat

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April 26, 2018 11:54 am

Migrant architects of the NHS: South Asian doctors and the reinvention of British general practice (1940s-1980s) says that 16% of GPs working in England and Wales by the 19...


Afghan girl spends life disguised as 'son' her parents wanted

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April 23, 2018 03:48 pm

Sitara Wafadar yearns for long hair like other girls. Instead, the Afghan teenager has disguised herself as a boy for more than a decade, forced by her parents to be the "s...


"Belt and Road" Ports Align with China's Military Interests

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April 20, 2018 10:20 am

A new report by non-profit C4ADS suggests that China's "Belt and Road" seaport projects in the Indo-Pacific may be intended to serve strategic, military objec...


Night owls risk dying younger, should sleep in: study

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April 12, 2018 01:56 pm

People who stay up late and have to drag themselves out of bed are likelier to die younger than those who rise and set with the Sun, researchers said Thursday. A survey ...


Americans world's biggest TV addicts watching four hours a day

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April 09, 2018 03:55 pm

The average person around the world spent nearly three hours a day in front their television last year, according to a report released Monday. Eurodata TV Worldwide said...


Should we support a usurping government?

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April 05, 2018 12:32 pm

Varying opinions have been expressed in the aftermath of the communal violence in Kandy and Ampara Districts.   As usual the Government blames its political rivals for...


Game of Loans: How China Bought Hambantota

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April 03, 2018 07:01 am

The view from Hambantota’s Martello Tower says it all. Built by the British in the early 1800s as a lookout post, the small circular fort occupies a hill on Sri Lanka&rsqu...


What you need to know about Australia's ball-tampering row and why is it so serious

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March 27, 2018 05:35 pm

Hands up if you know how many runs South Africa won the third Test against Australia by? Or if you knew what the score was on day three? Or if, prior to Saturday, you knew there...


Top bottled water brands contaminated with plastic particles: report

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March 15, 2018 11:59 am

The world's leading brands of bottled water are contaminated with tiny plastic particles that are likely seeping in during the packaging process, according to a major study ...


Will 'WhatsApping' money change India's e-payment market?

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March 14, 2018 03:06 pm

WhatsApp is currently testing a beta version of its payment app, which it has rolled out for some Indian users. It will allow users to send and receive money using the popular a...


Preventing the next Emergency in Sri Lanka – OpEd

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March 12, 2018 08:18 am

After several years of ethnic strife and civil war and decisively defeating the separatists, it was thought that peace would prevail in Sri Lanka, that would facilitate the coun...


Has the social media slow down affected the way you do business ?

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March 08, 2018 06:40 am

Owing to the current situation in the country the TRC recently confirmed that all social media sites, including Facebook and Whatsapp, have been blocked in the country unti...


Game of cat and mouse between President and PM continues

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March 06, 2018 07:28 am

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe coming out of a special prayer offering at Kataragama, south Sri Lanka told the waiting provincial journalists he had gone to seek the blessi...


Justice delayed is justice denied

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March 05, 2018 12:52 pm

It was reported that the Prime Minister has appointed a three memberministerial committee to examine ways of expediting cases on corruption and fraud. It’s believed the de...


Sri Lankan government leaders continue fragile coalition

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February 27, 2018 05:06 pm

After more than a week of political wrangling, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe decided to continue the national unity governmen...


Sri Lanka at 70: Looking back and forward

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February 23, 2018 01:09 pm

Like many Sri Lankans across the country, I joined Sri Lanka’s 70th Independence Day festivities earlier this month. This was undoubtedly a joyful moment, and proof of the...


Sumanthiran and the Sinhala language proficiency

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February 21, 2018 04:36 pm

I was taken aback when I read in today's dailies that a Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian had asked for a postponement of the debate on the Central Bank bond sca...


Punishing white collar crime

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February 20, 2018 03:14 pm

  The Presidential Commission appointed to investigate into Treasury bond issuance in 2015 and 2016 was able to unearth irregularities taken place during this perio...


Geopolitical tug of war between India and China for the Indian Ocean, in case of China's One Belt, One Road initiative is implemented”

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February 20, 2018 03:05 pm

Since 15th Century, Indian Ocean has been a source of disseminating cultural, political, economic & social transformation across the regions. Also it remained as a significa...


Should President Sirisena ignore the AG's opinion ?

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February 20, 2018 12:00 pm

Did former President Mahinda Rajapaksa betray his inner authoritarian mind-set with what seemed an otherwise innocuous passing comment to a waiting journalist? - By...


Less-cool Facebook losing youth at fast pace: survey

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February 15, 2018 02:29 pm

With mom, dad and grandma signing up in increasing numbers, Facebook is losing younger users in the United States at a faster pace than previously estimated, researchers said Mo...


Sri Lanka: The New Regime And The Revolution

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February 15, 2018 08:30 am

At a meeting in Davos in 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping made a speech supporting the agenda on globalisation. Meanwhile, back in the US, President Trump was highlighting the...


Colombo: Beyond the concrete and asphalt

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February 13, 2018 02:51 pm

In 2014, the island was listed as one of the least urbanized countries in the World Urbanization Prospects (WUP),  with less than 20 percent of the population in...


Local Govt. Poll losses will test Sri Lanka’s leader, and the country’s direction

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February 12, 2018 11:23 am

Local elections across Sri Lanka on Saturday were supposed to be about small issues, like installing street lighting for some neighborhoods and improving garbage sweeping in oth...


End of the road for national unity govt ? Only polls will tell

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February 09, 2018 03:05 pm

Going by the high-voltage, competing campaign for Saturday’s (10 February) local government elections, and the intervening parliamentary debate on corruption, it seems to ...


Study reveals unapproved antibiotics being sold in India

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February 08, 2018 05:06 pm

A recent study has revealed that millions of unapproved antibiotics are being sold in India, and that multinational companies continued to manufacture many unapproved formulatio...




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