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How Offshore Fish Farming Can Help Combat Dwindling Marine Resources

With sustainable means of farming and agriculture becoming a need of the hour and more than just a trend, as an island, and a…

History

Kōpi Kāle ‒ When Coffee Was King

The Ethiopians cultivated coffee from about the 8th century. The Iranian philosopher and physician Abu Bakr Muhammed ibn Zakariya al-Raz (Rhazes) first recorded the…

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Burning Brides: Domestic Violence And The MMDA

Reporting from Kattankudy and Puttalam The Night of Destiny—this is what Muslims call the 27th night of the holy month of Ramadan. It is…

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Island Of Litter

Crow Island may be regaining popularity as a beach park—but along with an increase in visitors, is an increase in pollution.

Features

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…

Features

When Disaster Strikes, What Does Sri Lanka Do?

The floods came with tragic timing. The optimism that voted in “good governance”, terminally shrill even before the start, had already inverted into hysterical…

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Sri Lanka’s Worst Drought Since 2001

In the past month alone, Sri Lanka has battled through a cyclone, heavy monsoon rains, landslides, and some of the worst floods to hit…

Environment & Wildlife

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Omura’s Whale In Lankan Waters

There’s a new whale in town.

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Could Colombo Cope With A High-Rise Blaze?

In the aftermath of the London tower block disaster, the Sri Lanka Branch of the Institution of Fire Engineers, a body of leading fire…

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Squatting On Their Own Land

Features

Cogs Of Democracy: Sri Lanka’s Court System

The judiciary is the branch of government that determines whether the law has been violated. Though Sri Lanka’s current constitution does not effect a…

In The News

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…

Environment & Wildlife

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Snakes On An Island

Most Sri Lankan snakes are relatively harmless – but you may want to watch out for these.

Environment & Wildlife

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Stranded in Trincomalee

Pilot whales were recently stranded on a beach in Trinco – Is this normal?

History

Bodies Beneath: Accidentally Discovered Mass Graves In Sri Lanka

The recent discovery of human remains at the construction site of the Shangri La hotel stirred the old pot of conspiracy theories. News reports…

History

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Isle Of Graves

Sri Lanka’s accidentally discovered mass graves.

Economy

Hitching Onto China’s Belt In Africa

On May 14, China’s President Xi Jinping addressed a summit on his country’s USD 900 billion international infrastructure investment programme, known as the “Belt…

Environment & Wildlife

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Sri Lanka’s Waste (Mis)management