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Namal Suvendra

Sri Lanka’s ‘Royal’ mess explained by old boy: Namal Suvendra

Our tongue in cheek columnist looks at leadership

February 24, 2023 2 min read

Anger over Sri Lanka’s ban on balls

The government also banned rackets although eliminating rackets may be a tough nut to crack

August 27, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s prestige battle: Ananda passes the baton of blame

Credit for attack on peaceful protestors go to Royal

July 24, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka worst crisis could be biggest blessing

Empty streets reduce emissions, lack of chemical fertilizer promotes organic food

July 3, 2022 3 min read
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...

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 to...

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 Maddum...

Namal Suvendra
September 13, 2016 2 min read

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 zone...

Namal Suvendra
June 29, 2016 2 min read

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 redu...

Namal Suvendra
March 5, 2016 3 min read

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 th...

Namal Suvendra
November 21, 2015 2 min read

Tendulkar pushes Sri Lanka’s sanitation drive of potty politicians

ECONOMYNEXT - Indian mega star Sachin Tendulkar is pushing a major sanitation drive in Sri Lanka encouraging children to...

Namal Suvendra
October 13, 2015 2 min read

Monk, murder suspect, mistress in Sri Lanka's new parliament

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's new parliament will have a motley collection that will include a monk, a murder suspect, a mis...

Namal Suvendra
August 21, 2015 2 min read

Sri Lanka party promises fairy tale weddings

ECONOMYNEXT - Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's lavish policy document was launched at a red-carpet ceremony in Colom...

Namal Suvendra
July 28, 2015 2 min read

Modi gets jabbed in Sri Lanka's parliament: Namal Suvendra

COLOMBO (EconomyNext) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi boldly suggested that Sri Lanka should emulate his "cooperative fed...

Namal Suvendra
March 15, 2015 2 min read

Sri Lanka hypes bad taste in luxury RVs: Namal Suvendra

Sri Lanka's new administration has relished shaming the former first family for expropriating two buses for luxury joy r...

Namal Suvendra
February 3, 2015 3 min read

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...

Namal Suvendra
January 15, 2015 2 min read
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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...

Namal Suvendra
December 27, 2014 3 min read

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...

Namal Suvendra
December 24, 2014 2 min read

Sri Lanka presidential candidates in pinched battle over manifestos

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

Namal Suvendra
December 22, 2014 2 min read

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...

Namal Suvendra
December 17, 2014 2 min read

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...

Namal Suvendra
November 27, 2014 2 min read