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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...


Sirisena does a Rajapaksa, changes stand on Chinese investments

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July 30, 2018 01:22 pm

Over the last few years, Sri Lanka has become a case study of how Chinese money and clout have the capability to buy favors and concessions. The government under Mahinda Rajapak...


Should China be included as a dialogue partner within SAARC? – Analysis

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July 23, 2018 12:44 pm

In response to the perception that Pakistan would be a major hindrance in pushing through Indian sponsored connectivity plans for the South Asian region within the SAARC forum a...


Sri Lanka’s Chinese connection: beyond bribes and debts

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July 16, 2018 11:45 am

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s ambition was to build a port in his own district of Hambantota. Although feasibility studies showed the port to be commerci...


Disappearing culture of truth-telling in Public Service

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July 10, 2018 02:35 pm

The common perception is that the Public Service is slow, inefficient and costly. One can righty argue that the public service is a broken organization. In fact, though far from...


Letter : Life of an audit trainee

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June 29, 2018 02:44 pm

A lot of noises coming from all around; sisters screaming, loud music and I just had to wake up. Sleeping from yesterday afternoon and knowing tomorrow is a working day just ...


Methodist Day falls today

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June 29, 2018 12:05 pm

What is Methodist Day ? This is the day- 29th June, (1814)- on which five of the original band of seven Methodist missionaries set foot on Sri Lankan soil.  The leader...


How China got Sri Lanka to give up a port

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June 27, 2018 03:28 pm

  HAMBANTOTA, SRI LANKA—Every time Sri Lanka’s president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, turned to his Chinese allies for loans and assistance with an ambitious por...


Why we need Laura Ingalls Wilder and The ‘Little House’ books

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June 26, 2018 02:56 pm

Luara Ingalls Wilder’s name has been stripped, by the Association for Library Service to Children, from the “Laura Ingalls Wilder Award” for children’s l...


Postal service in complete disarray

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June 22, 2018 11:31 am

The Postal employees who are engaged in an indefinite strike, has led to the closing down of Post Offices and the Postal Service has been badly affected. The strikers allege the...


Father’s Day Greetings to the Children of our Nation

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June 18, 2018 10:21 am

The second Sunday of the month of June is considered as Father’s Day. We all celebrate this special day with our children. On this day I would like to share my thoughts an...


India facing the 'worst water crisis in its history'

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June 15, 2018 05:01 pm

India is facing its worst-ever water crisis, with some 600 million people facing acute water shortage, a government think-tank says. The Niti Aayog report, which draws o...


Sri Lanka And the World: Whither Political Prudence? – Analysis

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June 04, 2018 12:27 pm

There is piercing hopelessness for the future when listening to certain political rhetoric in Sri Lanka. The International Workers Day, a day to remember workers’ rig...


Five reasons why Sri Lanka needs to attract foreign direct investments

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May 31, 2018 03:34 pm

You may have heard that Sri Lanka is intent on drumming up more foreign direct investments up to $5 billion by 2020. At the same time, the government aims to improve the lives o...


Sri Lankan Equities Attracting Interest From Wider International Audience

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May 30, 2018 11:29 am

Investment flows from the Scandinavian region to the Sri Lankan stock market have made a noteworthy improvement in recent years, where inward investments have grown by 39% per a...


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 ...




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