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Himal Kotelawala

Himal Kotelawala

Himal is a staff writer at Roar

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Everything You Need To Know About The Hambantota Port Lease

The controversy surrounding the Concession Agreement (CA) signed between Sri Lanka and China on Saturday, July 29, handing over a majority stake of the…

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The World Capital Centre Controversy, Explained

Earlier this month, an official announcement was made that Asia’s tallest building, to be titled World Capital Centre (WCC), will be constructed in Colombo….

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What’s Happening With Constitutional Reforms?

Constitutional reform has been on the cards since January 8, 2015 when then Common Presidential Candidate Maithripala Sirisena came into power, promising to usher…

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Polythene Ban: Should We Celebrate Just Yet?

This week’s announcement by the Government of a ban on polythene lunch sheets, rigifoam boxes, and shopping bags starting September 1 has been met…

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SAITM Saga At A Standstill?

The seemingly endless SAITM saga is now at a crossroads with the Government and the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) locked in an apparent…


Is Global Warming Mass Murdering Sri Lankans?

In the first few months of 2016, if you recall, there was barely a drop of rain. But come mid-May, there was a torrential…

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Aftermath Of UK Polls: Too Early In The Day To Tell?

To say British Prime Minister Theresa May’s high-risk gamble this Thursday didn’t pay off would be an understatement, at best. By calling a snap…

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#FloodSL Response: State Vs. Private

Disaster Management Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa arrived in Sri Lanka today, shortly after Mora, the cyclone that wreaked havoc on the island over the…

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Cabinet Reshuffled: Now What?

The much-hyped Cabinet reshuffle finally took place on Monday without much fanfare, though amidst heavy speculation that the event was a culmination of rising…

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Cabinet Reshuffle On Monday. Will Heads Roll?

Following weeks of speculation, the Yahapalana Cabinet will finally be reshuffled this Monday (May 22), with two key and at times controversial UNP Ministers…


New Inland Revenue Act On The Cards

Sri Lanka is getting a brand new Inland Revenue Act. Though yet to be gazetted, the draft Act has already been approved by the…

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Monsoon On The Way – Is Sri Lanka Ready?

While the whole country is no doubt happy to see the back of the torturous April heatwave, it is worth reminding ourselves that the…