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Friday August 12th, 2022

Building Race Relations in Uneasy Batticaloa

The Eastern city of Batticaloa in Sri Lanka is one of the most multicultural and multi-lingual in the country, but is ri...

February 9, 2020 6 min read

Sri Lanka deletes laptop dance from i-day parade

Sri Lankan authorities have scrapped a “laptop dance” by school girls during the main Independence Day para...

February 3, 2018 1 min read

Trump inaugurated amid anti-fascist protests

Black-clad activists protesting U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration smashed store and car windows in Washin...

January 20, 2017 2 min read

Meryl Streep decries nationalism, xenophobia in Trump's USA

Actress Meryl Streep turned a Golden Globe acceptance speech into a scathing attack on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump...

January 9, 2017 3 min read
Sri Lanka on path to raise more taxes and fix state finances: IMF Video

Sri Lanka's current administration began a drive to increase government revenues getting more taxes from the people, ins...

Vietnam's 'Bikini Airline' valued at over billion US dollars in planned IPO

Vietnam's Vietjetair, the country's only private airline, a firm barely five years old and is growing at a blistering pa...

Sri Lanka expects Google Loon to increase competition, reduce prices

ECONOMYNEXT – Google’s Project Loon aerial wireless network using balloons Sri Lanka is trying out should ...

February 2, 2016 3 min read

Amazon releases video showcasing unmanned delivery drones

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Amazon has unveiled what its unmanned drones for package delivery would look like with a vi...

November 30, 2015 2 min read

WTF: observers study space junk as it burns off Sri Lanka

ECONOMYNEXT - A team of US and German scientists, backed by the Abu Dhabi based International Astronomical Center (IAC) ...

November 15, 2015 1 min read

Sri Lanka Colombo test

Sri Lanka Colombo test

March 4, 2015 1 min read

IMF explains ways to end poverty

EconomyNext News
November 23, 2014 1 min read

Sri Lanka told better public transport can prevent gridlock

Nov 04, 2014 (economynext) – A top transport official from Hong Kong, which topped this year's global urban mobil...

Rohan Gunasekera
November 14, 2014 3 min read
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