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Schooling in corruption

/ Wednesday, 1 June 2016 00:00

Applications for Grade 1 admissions have begun, which usually means a fresh round of bribery and corruption is likely around the corner. Last year ...


Near-poor and natural disasters

/ Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:01

Sri Lanka’s high level of “near-poor” people has made economic recovery from the recent floods and landslides even more challengi...


Tourism travails

/ Monday, 30 May 2016 00:00

LAST week Sri Lanka Tourism celebrated 50 years. As arrivals plateau in a challenging external environment, the private sector is waiting for regul...


Doing vs. knowing

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

SRI Lankans dislike being described as lazy, but a recent survey suggests they while they overwhelmingly know what to do to stay healthy, many of t...


Making OMP a reality 

/ Friday, 27 May 2016 00:00

Sri Lanka has the largest number of outstanding cases of disappearances in the world – a fact acknowledged by the Foreign Minister, who this ...


Development for all

/ Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:00

PRIME Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that the National Government will soon reveal its four-year development plan for the country. Speaking...


Paying the price of disaster

/ Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

Over the last week Sri Lankans have displayed an impressive amount of empathy and charitable in response to devastating floods and landslides. Whil...


Rebuilding with transparency

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:01

As flood waters recede marginally, Sri Lankans are taking a moment to savour their incredible efforts over the past week and consider the harder lo...


Humbled by humanity

/ Saturday, 21 May 2016 00:49

More than any other time of the year, Vesak is a chance to give. The central teaching of Buddhism is to give as much of yourself as possible to acc...


Powering a nation

/ Friday, 20 May 2016 00:00

A TINY window has reopened for Sri Lanka to fast track its expansion into more eco-friendly energy with Indian President Narendra Modi reportedly r...


Friends in need

/ Thursday, 19 May 2016 00:00

OVER 350,000 people have been affected by the serious floods and landslides that swept through the country over the last four days – an unpre...


Temasek tales

/ Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

Sri Lanka is a country that runs on imports. From coal to cars, goods manufactured from around the world find their way to Sri Lanka daily so it is...


Stench of incompetence?

/ Tuesday, 17 May 2016 00:01

DESPITE numerous and serious protests, no efforts have been made to at least minimise Colombo’s garbage problem, which is made worse by torre...


Living by the law

/ Monday, 16 May 2016 00:00

Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella has vowed to step up the fight against ragging. The arrest of 10 Kelaniya university undergraduates and...


Corruption results

/ Saturday, 14 May 2016 00:00

PRESIDENT Maithripala Sirisena has taken his message of anti-corruption to the world during his address at the Global Anti-Corruption Conference he...


Medical marijuana: Madness or method?

/ Friday, 13 May 2016 00:00

COULD Sri Lanka become an exporter of medical marijuana? The idea is clearly heating up the mind of Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne who told...


Equality and Panama Papers

/ Thursday, 12 May 2016 00:00

The Panama Papers have taken the world by storm with names of those holding offshore companies even hitting Sri Lankan headlines and pushing Govern...


Maid problems

/ Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00

Remittances are an integral part of Sri Lanka’s economy, not only because it provides much-needed foreign exchange earnings but also because ...


Ending ragging

/ Tuesday, 10 May 2016 00:01

THE arrest of 10 Kelaniya university undergraduates and the enforcement of the law on students caught ragging is a giant positive leap for a proble...


Collective effort needed to boost exports

/ Monday, 9 May 2016 00:00

With a new Government in place,  Sri Lanka is onto  a fresh phase of hearing serious commitments from all and sundry in the Government as...


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2030 Development Agenda for Sri Lanka

1 June 2016

  President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the SDG summit   In September last year, the President attended the United Nations Summit, at which world leaders endorsed the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 with 1...


The sound of silence deafens democracy?

1 June 2016

   Courtesy: Osho News    Before anything critical of our crumbling republican government (the ‘GG’s) is further essayed, one thing must be said. The dogs may bark, but the caravan moves on m...


Invest in Sri Lanka needs a step change in strategy

31 May 2016

In the backdrop of the financial crisis, when the dreaded flood hit Sri Lanka, my mind went back to the time of 2007/08 when the war was ranging at its highest with the prices of petroleum touching $ 150 and foreign reserves were at just one month...


Recent floods, culprits galore

31 May 2016

The country suffered from an unprecedented drought from January to April and the populace faced the highest temperatures for decades. The monsoon was late and the arrival of rains in early May brought relief, but in a couple of weeks the relief wa...


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