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Wednesday May 12th, 2021
Namal Suvendra

Sri Lanka police rush to learn sign language amid tapping claims

Senior police officers were scrambling to learn sign language following disclosures that the Inspector General of Police was tapping their phones and ...

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Blow to Sri Lanka's first on-line workers

ECONOMYNEXT, Sri Lanka's government Tuesday slapped severe restrictions on the country's first on-line workers -- the toddy tappers -- ...

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Duminda to become Sri Lanka's 21st century 'Madduma Bandara'

Politician and convicted murderer Duminda Silva is widely expected to follow in the footsteps of a Sinhala legend Madduma Banadara who braved the exec...

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Sri Lanka reporters drive fear into President, PM at Central Bank

Sri Lanka's President and Prime Minister are known to mingle freely with crowds with minimal security at former war zones, but when it comes to visiti...

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Sri Lanka police in unique move to tackle rising road fatalities

ECONOMYNEXT - After failing to implement basic lane discipline, Sri Lanka's police has come up with a unique way to reduce fatal accidents - in future...

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Sri Lanka's haves, have nots and have yachts

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's latest budget has scrapped unfair privileges accorded to elite state employees that widened the gap between the haves and th...

Following Pope: Namal Suvendra

Pope Francis left Sri Lanka after what the Vatican had described as a successful visit, but there were ominous signs and...

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Getting Maithri's goat: Namal Suvendra

President Mahinda Rajapakse was the last to release an election manifesto, but the delay may have been deliberately desi...

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Maths barrier explains Sri Lanka's economic success

Sri Lanka's international lenders have often questioned the quality of economic data despite the authorities maintaining...

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Sri Lanka presidential candidates in pinched battle over manifestos

Namal Suvendra takes a toungue-in-cheek look at the manifesto battle

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Policemen may eye divorce to raise spending power

Sri Lanka’s latest move to offer free water and electricity to unmarried policemen and women could encourage bach...

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Politics to push Sri Lanka's growth

(Economynext) Sri Lanka's stock exchange may have dipped following the mass defection of legislators from the ruling par...

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