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The Mane Question: What’s Happening In Hambantota?

Environment & Wildlife

Trade In The World’s Most Trafficked Animal Has Come To Sri Lanka

Earlier this year, a Sri Lankan woman was nabbed by Customs at Bandaranaike International Airport while attempting to smuggle 11 kgs of pangolin scales…

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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 Mane Question: What’s Up With The World Capital Centre?

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Culling Of Stray Animals At University Of Moratuwa: What You Need To Know

On Saturday (July 15), explosive videos emerged on social media of stray animals being rounded up and drugged on the University of Moratuwa premises,…

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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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Canada Has Promises To Keep

Unless Canada steps in to help ‒ and fast ‒ the Sri Lankan asylum seekers who once sheltered Edward Snowden risk arrest and deportation…

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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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Plastic Bag Regulations Around The World

How have other countries fared with their plastic/polythene regulations?

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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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Investing: The Art of Watching Your Money Grow

Investment has traditionally been seen in Sri Lanka as a pastime for the retired. The able-bodied consign their youth to the routine of monthly…

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Sri Lanka’s Bottom Trawling Ban Explained

Sri Lanka has finally banned bottom trawling, becoming one of a handful of states throughout the world to do so. The ban was implemented…

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Dengue: Situation Report

Sri Lanka is currently facing a dengue crisis on an unprecedented scale. With the health sector overwhelmed by the crisis, fears that things can…

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THE LONG HAUL

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Plugging Leaks in Democracy

Features

Colombo: The Garbage Apocalypse

Out on the roads, without the least flinch of self-respect at the congregating pests or the trampling tyres, the selfishness of our people appears…

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Paddy Problems Persist

The long-drawn-out drought has severely impacted agriculture.

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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…