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Op-ed/Special Reports

Fifteen years after the end of the war, victims still await justice at Mullivaikkal: Amnesty

“Today’s anniversary is a grim reminder of the collective failure of the Sri Lankan authorities"

May 18, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka's Easter Bombings: A Preventable Tragedy

If it was, preventable, then why was it not?

April 21, 2024 7 min read

Regional integration to empower Sri Lankan women

Providing equal employment opportunities for men and women can enable South Asia to enhance incomes by 25%.

April 4, 2024 6 min read

In the political arena, South Asian women face similar hurdles

In South Asia, women face similar hurdles when breaking into the male-dominated political arena

March 29, 2024 5 min read
Regional cooperation and PPPs key to developing educational technology in Sri Lanka: IPS

Expanding Ed-tech through partnerships, collaborations, and AI can improve quality education

Sri Lanka top doctor seeks equality in healthcare

He urged fellow doctors to ensure a change of attitude to end discrimination by educating other health care staff

Creative industries remain an untapped sector in Sri Lanka

They create employment, income, increase export earnings, promote innovation and contribute to societal wellbeing

January 18, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka, the Wedding Isle

Every wedding is special for participants and ordinary for the rest of the world.

Krishantha Prasad Cooray
January 13, 2024 4 min read

Sri Lanka police in dire straits as three-times lucky IGP gets extension: focus

Our police correspondent examines the crisis in the department

Police Correspondent
October 15, 2023 4 min read
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Sri Lanka's trade and cultural links across the Indian Ocean from antiquity

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October 8, 2023 7 min read

Sri Lanka's 'big match' fever is healing

There’s nothing ‘mad’ about March

Krishantha Prasad Cooray
March 16, 2023 5 min read
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Sri Lanka's economic crisis and COVID-19 pandemic reverses progress in SDGs - IPS

"Financing SDGs has become the biggest challenge for Sri Lanka"

January 13, 2023 8 min read

Call to liberalize Sri Lanka shipping for export competitive economy

Singapore has 5,000 shipping agencies and have 140 shipping lines headquarters

January 4, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka’s sorry record on protecting Free Expression

The aragalaya has a lit a lamp for free expression

Arjuna Ranawana
December 30, 2022 10 min read

Sri Lanka economic recovery, a common minimum program

A series of detailed proposals

July 1, 2022 15 min read

Bangladesh a surprising economic success

Led by garment exports Bangladesh graduating from Least Developed status

Arjuna Ranawana
April 23, 2022 5 min read
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Sri Lanka on the brink of political revolution

The latest viral video is a Sinhala version of the anti-Fascist Anthem known by its original Italian title BellaCia

Arjuna Ranawana
April 16, 2022 9 min read
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Proposed Sri Lanka National Policy for Industrial Development: A commentary

Trade and industrial policies complement each other

December 6, 2021 24 min read

Easter Sunday blasts; an issue that the government wants to wish away

Pressure from various groups primarily the Catholic Church for answers rattles the government

Arjuna Ranawana
December 4, 2021 9 min read

Sri Lanka government heading into a perfect storm: Opinion

Protests over several issues including the Easter Sunday probe magnify economic troubles

Arjuna Ranawana
November 11, 2021 5 min read

Military training: Misguided, Counterproductive, and Against Buddhist Values.

Skills cultivated through mindfulness include awareness, scientific observation, empathy, equanimity, and compassion.

Nipuna Kumbalathara.
July 31, 2021 7 min read

Sri Lanka's sovereignty and Port City Commission Bill - an analysis

Debate on the bill is scheduled for this week

May 18, 2021 12 min read

Sri Lanka fertilizer ban haphazard, modern tech, risk management the answer: researcher

Outright chemical fertilizer ban may have negative consequences

May 8, 2021 11 min read

Sri Lanka's Drug menace needs a new approach

Crime surrounding the increased use of hard drugs in Sri Lanka is a major societal and law and order concern, but are we...

Imesh Ranasinghe
March 17, 2021 8 min read

Sri Lanka import controls and their impact

Sri Lanka's import controls have created shortages and inflated prices giving profits to some domestic producers from fa...

March 17, 2021 3 min read

The often futile quest for Justice in Sri Lanka affects all

Justice is central to the Christian faith and I hope that at least now, Sinhalese and Tamil Catholics can support each o...

Ruki Fernando
March 3, 2021 9 min read
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