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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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Dealing With The Drought

Sri Lanka is currently experiencing a drought, believed to be the worst in nearly four decades. As of noon today (January 21), over one…

Economy

Low Wages And Outdated Laws: The Domestic Worker’s Dilemma

Although many parts of the world had abolished slavery by the twentieth century, modes of unjust servitude exist, to this day, in the form…

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The BIA Is Under Renovation: What To Keep In Mind

Sri Lanka’s main International Airport ‒ the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) ‒ is under scheduled renovation for three months from January 5, 2017 to…

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The Asylum Seekers Who Sheltered A Whistleblower

It isn’t rare to hear of Sri Lankans being described as generous and hospitable ‒ but it may have come as a surprise to…

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Traffic Violation Fines And Protesting Vehicle Owners

Commuters across the island were greatly inconvenienced last Friday (December 2) when the All Island Private Bus Owners Federations (AIPOBF), the Lanka Private Bus…

Environment & Wildlife

The Otters Of Sri Lanka

Yes, you read that right. Often disregarded or dismissed as the ever present mongoose, otters have been an important part of Sri Lanka’s ecosystem…

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Of Hate Speech, Extremism, And Impunity

While the nearly three decade war, instigated by racial unrest, may have come to an end, the country’s post-war era hasn’t painted a picture…

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Budget 2017: Education Down, President’s Expenditure Up

The country gears up this week to hear the reading of the 2017 Budget, which is to be presented in Parliament on Thursday (November…

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Mihin Lanka: No More To Fly

After a decade of incurring losses and piggybacking off national carrier SriLankan Airlines, budget airline Mihin Lanka has finally decided to cease all flights…

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Unrest In The North: Student Deaths And A Troubled Aftermath

Last week’s killing of two Jaffna University students by the police has sparked protests in the North, with shops and businesses in Jaffna shutting…

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Norochcholai: A Case Of Constant Breakdowns?

Not for the first time, the Lakvijaya coal power station at Norochcholai suffered a breakdown last week, resulting in power cuts across several parts…

Features

Tuk Tuk Scams: Yet Another Reason The Industry Needs Regulation

Three-wheelers ‒ fondly known as tuk tuks, are a colourful, relatively cheap mode of transport, and in a country like Sri Lanka, very convenient. It…

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Sri Lanka Is Experiencing A Drought ‒ What We Know So Far

As Hurricane Matthew continues to batter the United States, what has come to be one of the hottest topics of the year is once…

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The Government Has Proposed To Regulate The Tuk Tuk Industry ‒ Why This Could Be Good News

In June 2016, the Road Passenger Transport Authority (RPTA) of the Western Province introduced a new regulation decreeing that all three-wheelers operating passenger transport…