Recipient countries like Sri Lanka shape Chinese Belt and Road Initiative

Shahar Hameiri (The Interpreter) The conventional account is that China lent money to Sri Lanka to build the port, knowing that Colombo would experience debt distress and Beijing could then seize it in exchange for debt

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26 MPs in present parliament voted for all 17th, 18th and 19th amendments

Ajith Perakum Jayasinghe (Read in Sinhala) 17th amendment to the constitution was passed on October 03, 2001. Under this, the Constitutional Council was established and members were appointed to independent

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Where to for Sri Lanka’s foreign policy?

Shakthi de Silva A much-anticipated general election in Sri Lanka last month ended with a resounding victory for the Sri Lanka People’s Front (Sri Lanka Podujana Party), which was spearheaded

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A Smuggler of Sri Lankan Migrants Is Busted

By Todd Bensman  The horrific Islamic jihadist bombings that killed more than 300 Sri Lankan Christians celebrating Easter in April 2019 had to have been on the forefront of U.S. investigators’

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Prageeth Ekneligoda tops “10 Most Urgent” list of journalists of One Free Press Coalition

Sri Lankan missing journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda tops the latest “10 Most Urgent” list of journalists whose press freedoms are being suppressed or whose cases are seeking justice, published by One

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Art fosters Buddhist-Christian dialogue in Sri Lanka

Aruni Ruwandathi, a Christian graduate student, was surprised to find a bas-relief sculpture of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples at Tulana in Kelaniya. (Visit Tulana) Buddhist monk Ven.

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Many Sri Lankan expats to remain in UAE, finding new jobs

Sri Lankan Ambassador to United Arab Emirates (UAE) Malraj de Silva said to Emirates News Agency that many of the Sri Lankans who registered to return to motherland had changed

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What is the social representation of the new cabinet of Sri Lanka?

Praja Research Team We analyzed the representation of the new cabinet of Sri Lanka and identified the following facts. It has four members from Rajapakse family, namely Gotabhaya, Mahinda, Chamal

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Eight Women Elected to Parliament of Sri Lanka

Ajith Perakum Jayasinghe Six women were elected for parliament in the 2020 election. Out of those, three were from Ratnapura District. Pavithra Wanniarachchi (Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna)Thalatha Athukorala (Samagi Jana

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Battered by poverty and COVID disruptions, Sri Lanka’s gypsies pushed to the edge

Millions of daily wage earners in Sri Lanka have been badly affected by disruptions in the informal economy caused by COVID-19. Among the hardest hit is the country’s nomadic gypsy

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