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What happened in Hambantota Last Weekend

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2017 ‒ Mahinda’s Year?

New Year resolutions are the biggest cliche there is. As a new year dawns, we mortals ‒ most of us, anyway ‒ resolve to…

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Lottery Ticket Sellers Out Of Luck?

Noticed how the lottery ticket depot you pass on your way to office has been closed since the New Year dawned? You probably didn’t,…

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Post-floods, The Long Wait For Compensation

2016 was an eventful year for Sri Lanka. Amidst the politics, celebrity deaths and world’s largest Christmas tree, Mother Nature also left an indelible…

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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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2016: The Year In Review

Just one more day to go and this exhausting, not altogether pleasant (to some of us, at least) year will come to a rather…

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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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What Happened In Hambantota

Starting last week, the Magampura Port in Hambantota was the scene of a nine-day long protest which also witnessed the Navy Commander allegedly assault…

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Skilled Vs. Unskilled Workers And Sri Lanka’s Migrant Labour Problem

The Government recently passed a regulation further tightening the current selection criteria imposed on women seeking foreign employment. According to the Government, the motive…

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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…

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MMDA Reforms: The Fight For Rights

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PTA Vs. CTA: Is New Necessarily Better?

Terrorism is undoubtedly one of the most pressing global issues of today. Although Sri Lanka has sought to, since the war ended in May…

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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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#SLBudget2017: Live Blog

   

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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…