Kris Thomas

Kris Thomas

In The News

What Happened With The BIA Runway?

As many overseas travellers are aware, the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) underwent a major facelift at the beginning of this year, and closed down…

Features

Dangerous Waters: Sri Lanka And Pirate Encounters

Eight Sri Lankan sailors recently had a close shave with several Somali pirates who captured an oil tanker they were onboard. After being held…

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The RTI And Us: A Citizen’s Guide

Starting this week, Sri Lankans will finally be able to exercise their rights to access public information. After the long legal journey since the…

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The Story Behind The Hambantota Clashes

Hambantota just cannot catch a break. Not for the first time in less than a month, clashes in Hambantota have been making headlines. By…

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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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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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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…

Features

Human Trafficking In Sri Lanka Is A Bigger Problem Than We May Realise

Three years ago, Sri Lanka sent a record 293,105 men and women abroad as migrant labour, and the number is bound to have increased…

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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…

Features

Of Ministers’ Salaries And Parliamentary Perks

Recently, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe noted that his wife gets paid a higher salary in comparison to his monthly wage as the Premier of…

Editorial

How Sri Lankan Politicians Beat Trump In The Sexism Game

It would seem that Sri Lanka is inherently sexist. And there is data to back this up. According to the 2015 Global Gender Gap…

Features

Tuberculosis Is On The Rise In Colombo ‒ What You Need To Know

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises tuberculosis as the eighth deadliest disease in the world. Although Sri Lanka is a low-prevalence country, recent statistics…