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How Expack Embarked On A Mission To Create Social Value

When a business is caught up in day-to-day work, it’s easy to forget that they do not exist in isolation and are, in fact,…

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How Sri Lankan Cinnamon Invaded Mexican Cuisine

In 711, a force of 7,000 Berber horsemen, commanded by Tariq Ibn Ziyad, crossed the narrow strait (“of Gibraltar”, named after him) that divides…

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Freedom Of Speech And Defamation In Sri Lanka: Where To Draw The Line

Sri Lankans are not entirely unfamiliar with the word “defamation”. You do hear, for instance, news of one politician suing another for millions of…

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How Sri Lankan Militants Tried To Topple The Maldives Government In ’88

There is a Maldivian legend about a Sri Lankan prince named KoiMalé who was marooned in a Maldivian lagoon with his wife, the daughter of…

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How Sri Lanka Commissions Away The Disappeared

Parliament last year approved the establishment of a Permanent Office for Missing Persons (OMP), in an attempt to address the country’s ugly legacy of…

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Life Under Sirimavo

‘During her first ten months in office as the world’s first woman Prime Minister, Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike, 45, has a record of more trouble…

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Is The New Constitution A New Con?

The Government has pledged us a new constitution, an inclusive constitution, an openly drafted constitution, a referendum approved constitution. Last year, the whole Government seemed…

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Assassinations That Shocked Sri Lanka

The answer to the question “how many prominent Sri Lankans have been assassinated?” should always be “too many,” but there have been a handful…

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Combating Global Warming: A Citizens’ Guide

Anthropogenic global warming is an unfortunate reality. We have scientific facts, up-to-date trends of increasing temperatures, and even the most skeptical can feel a…

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Sri Lanka’s Elusive Tree Dweller: The Slender Loris

Bug-eyed, slow, but somehow still elusive, the slender loris is perhaps Sri Lanka’s most peculiar wild inhabitant. But despite this, and despite the island’s…

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Police Net Dolphin Killers

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In Post-war Sri Lanka, Returning IDPs Face Fresh Challenges

Reporting from Keppapulavu, Mullaitivu Displaced since the last stages of Sri Lanka’s civil war, returnees from the northeastern village of Pilakudiyiruppu in Mullaitivu are…

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SLAF’s Costly Procurement Plans Hit More Turbulence

President Maithripala Sirisena was among the many visitors who thronged the Ratmalana Air Force Base for a special exhibition to mark the 66th anniversary…

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Military Returns Lands

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Female Firsts: Sri Lanka’s Women Pioneers

The 2017 theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) is “Be Bold for Change” – and with good reason. Although many may argue that Sri…

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What Mangala Said (And Didn’t Say) At The UNHRC

Last week, during the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), and a full 17 months since Sri Lanka’s co-signing of…

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The Wildest Cats In Town

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Diabolical Bonds