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Sino-Lankan archaeologists look for Chinese artifacts in Jaffna

Sino-Lankan archaeologists look for Chinese artifacts in Jaffna

An archaeological team from Shanghai Museum have set off for Sri Lanka on a 40-day excavation mission to learn more about the ancient Maritime Silk Road. Led by archaeologist Chen Jie, the five-member team also features pottery and porcelain experts. Chen and his colleagues have …

Slow motion disintegration?

Slow motion disintegration?

By Veeragathy Thanabalasingham: The government will complete three years in office today (17), marking a milestone of sorts when the two traditionally rival political parties, the United National Party (UNP) and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), set aside their differences and came together to form the …

UK funds resettlement and peacebuilding

UK funds resettlement and peacebuilding

Nearly 600 families resettled on newly released land in the North and East of Sri Lanka will benefit from £1 million from the UK Government to support the provision of basic infrastructure and services. Helping families return to their villages is a crucial element of …

Escaping the paradox of slow growth and labour scarcity

Escaping the paradox of slow growth and labour scarcity

In the World Bank’s Sri Lanka Development Update Report 2018 on creating more and better jobs for an upper middle-income Sri Lanka. The theme chapter usefully analyses the state of Sri Lanka’s labour market and identifies various challenges to attaining this development goal such as …

India warns states on dealing directly with countries of concern

India warns states on dealing directly with countries of concern

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has warned states against directly dealing with policing agencies of “countries of concern” like China, Iran and Afghanistan on matters of internal security. In a communication to states, the MHA said that any such communication must be routed through …

Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, is the subject of fierce controversy all across the globe and is classified by the World Health Organization as “probably” being carcinogenic. After a US court on Friday ordered Monsanto …

Post Amma and Ayya: The new Tamil Nadu potboiler

Post Amma and Ayya: The new Tamil Nadu potboiler

A short while after Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war came to an end in May 2009, Tamil Nadu’s then chief minister M. Karunanidhi had made one of his usual visits to the DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) headquarters. But instead of meeting with visitors as per …

Sampanthan, has found a way to coexist

Sampanthan, has found a way to coexist

All this hullabaloo in Parliament by the joint opposition demanding the appointment of Dinesh Gunawardene as Opposition Leader leaves a window open for the island’s citizens to think deeply about the national question. Sampanthan, has found a way to coexist with the Yahapalana regime The …

Concerns Over China’s Global Investments

Concerns Over China’s Global Investments

Several U.S. senators are pressing the Trump administration to detail what it is doing to deal with Beijing’s financing of international infrastructure projects that have left many countries indebted to China and potentially in need of bailouts. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin …

Can Sri Lanka capitalise out of its strategic location in the Indian Ocean region?

Can Sri Lanka capitalise out of its strategic location in the Indian Ocean region?

Today there is growing importance of oceans for trade and commerce. The Indian Ocean is the world’s third-largest body of water with 50% of trade traversing the region covering approximately 20% of the water on the Earth’s surface. Due to existence of power rivalries and …