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How Citizens Are Using Sri Lanka’s Shiny New RTI

Just over two weeks ago, a day before Sri Lanka’s 69th Independence Day, the Right to Information Act kicked in with much fanfare from…

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No Respite From Drought

Economy

Treasury Bond Scam ‒ An Update On The Saga

It’s been nearly two years since the controversial transaction of treasury bonds, popularly referred to as the bond scam (thankfully, the media has yet…

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Long Road Home: The Lives of Mullaitivu’s Displaced

Reporting from Keppapulavu, Mullaitivu For over two weeks now, families from a remote village in Mullaitivu have been camping outside an Air Force base,…

Environment & Wildlife

The Indian Ocean, Climate Change, And Failing Monsoons

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article was published on Roar.lk on February 23, 2016, but is being re-published following a series of…

Environment & Wildlife

On The Way Out: Sri Lanka’s Ten Critically Endangered Birds

A number of factors, primarily climate and topographical conditions, have contributed to Sri Lanka being recognised as one of the world’s 25 biodiversity hotspots. What…

Features

Air Turbulence: SLAF’s Costly Procurement Plans

The Sri Lanka Air Force put on a spectacular display on Independence Day, but appearances could be deceptive. Is the SLAF fit for purpose…

Economy

Manpower Strikes And Sri Lanka Telecom ‒ What You Need To Know

Strikes and protests by ‘manpower’ workers in the state sector are not unheard of in Colombo. However, recent trade union action connected to Sri…

Economy

2017: Where Is The Economy Headed?

Key points: Though relatively stable for the most part, economic activity likely to be constrained in 2017 Characterised by changes in the policy and…

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SAITM For Sore Eyes

If the abbreviations SAITM, SLMC, GMOA, and IUSF are alien to you, and you’re confused as to why students are being tear-gassed and water…

Features

Ceylon: A Look Back At The Long Road To Freedom

If you’ve ever been stuck in traffic at the Dickman’s Road/Havelock Road intersection in Thimbirigasyaya (and let’s face it; who hasn’t?), you’ve seen the…

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The Problem With Coca-Cola’s Plan To ‘Open Happiness’ In Sri Lanka

Coca-Cola is in the local news again, although thankfully this hasn’t meant another river’s been polluted. This time around, the multinational has expressed an…

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The Gist Of It: SAITM Court Ruling

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India Says ‘No’ To Trinco Port

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The RTI And Us: A Citizen’s Guide

Starting this week, Sri Lankans will finally be able to exercise their rights to access public information. After the long legal journey since the…

Editorial

Sri Lanka Wants Reconciliation – How Much Longer Will It Take?

If there’s one thing that continues to haunt all of Sri Lanka more than anything else since the end of the war, it’s the…

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The Right Thing At The Right Time: Five Ways To Achieve Employee Satisfaction

Whether you are a start-up, a government office, a factory, or in the service industry, a healthy work culture and employee satisfaction is vital…

Features

Cogs Of Democracy: Sri Lanka’s Power Structure

This is part of an ongoing series of articles by Roar breaking down the functions and constituencies of the various institutions of the Democratic…