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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 riven with communal differences ...

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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 parade in Colombo a...

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Trump inaugurated amid anti-fascist protests

Black-clad activists protesting U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration smashed store and car windows in Washington on Friday and fought with...

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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, saying she had been heartbro...

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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, instead of cutting spending (stat...

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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 pace is planning an initial publ...

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

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