Monthly Archives: April 2017

China’s GPS system BeiDou to expand

China’s GPS system BeiDou to expand

China’s home-grown BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), a GPS-like global positioning system, will expand its footprints to Sri Lanka, Thailand and later to the entire Southeast Asia, in a bid to go global, the system’s operator has said. Du Li, general manager of Wuhan Optics …

Howlers due to faulty usage of the English Language

Howlers due to faulty usage of the English Language

By R.S. Karunaratne.                                                              I still follow a piece of advice given to his students by T. …

Sri Lanka is rich

Sri Lanka is rich

Sri Lankan finance minister Ravi Karunanayake recently declared he would push capital market reform ahead in 2017 with eye-catching privatizations of state enterprises and securitization of billions of dollars of his government’s debt. These were big promises, but could such ideas deliver the desired results? …