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Anwar: Not Malaysia’s Mandela, but something more

To those observing from the outside, it was a remarkable sight.

November 28, 2022 10 min read

The Maldives: Once Matriarchal Society is pushing women away from Leadership Roles

Maldivian women professionals and politicians ask, is it religion or society

November 20, 2022 6 min read

Trump launches Presidential bid to make America 'glorious'

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November 16, 2022 1 min read

Rishi Sunak named Tory leader, to be appointed UK's first ever non-white prime minister

Sunak is of Indian heritage and is a practising Hindu and will be the UK's first ever non-Christian prime minister.

October 24, 2022 1 min read
UK Prime Minister Liz Truss announces resignation

Upon her succession, the UK will have its third prime minister of the year.

Sri Aurobindo: Mystical Awareness Supplants Production

In India, religion and socialism commingle and collide.

UK PM Liz Truss makes surprise U-turn on widely panned tax cut

UK media reported that Truss had conceded that it could not go through the House of Commons.

October 3, 2022 1 min read

Oil prices spike after Putin orders partial mobilisation in Ukraine: report

Putin's order came as Western media outlets began to express cautious optimism about a possible Ukrainian victory

September 21, 2022 1 min read

UK's longest-serving monarch Queen Elizabeth II dies at Balmoral aged 96

With her death, her eldest son Charles will be the new King

September 9, 2022 2 min read

Liz Truss to become UK’s next prime minister

Monday’s announcement triggered the beginning of a handover from Boris Johnson.

September 5, 2022 1 min read

Multiple bomb, arson attacks rock Thailand's south: Reuters

Peace talks that began in 2013 have faced repeated disruptions.

August 17, 2022 2 min read

WHO declares Monkeypox as public health emergency

Cases have increased to 16,000 cases from 3040 cases a month ago and cases have been reported from 75 countries

July 23, 2022 3 min read

Former Japan PM Shinzo Abe dies after being shot: NHK

Abe was 67 years old.

July 8, 2022 1 min read

Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe hospitalised after apparent shooting: reports

Two gunshot sounds were heard at the site during a speech by Abe, and a male suspect was arrested.

July 8, 2022 1 min read

UK PM Boris Johnson to resign as Tory leader but continue as PM till autumn: BBC

He had vowed to "keep going" following a wave of resignations from the government over his leadership.

July 7, 2022 1 min read

South Asia’s smaller countries have a principled stand on Ukraine war

The South Asian region is deeply divided in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Arjuna Ranawna
June 8, 2022 7 min read
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For a “New Nepal”, more youth in political leadership the need

Senior politicians control the levers of power

Arjuna Ranawana
June 2, 2022 5 min read

Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister requests short-term funds from WB

WB is giving re-purposed money

May 30, 2022 1 min read

War in Ukraine and its implications in South Asia

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April 11, 2022 8 min read

Japan funds health centre for remote Ampara village

The grant is worth 17.7 million rupees

March 21, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka foreign minister briefs diplomats ahead of tough UNHRC session

Sri Lanka likely to face strong criticism over its human rights situation, diplomats say

January 28, 2022 3 min read
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Sri Lanka seeks US$175 mln for exclusive Galle tourist port

Sri Lanka to build an exclusive port for tourists to attract large cruise vessels

January 26, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka falls in transparency index; Bhutan leads in South Asia   

Sri Lanka's ranking under Corruption Perception Index has fallen eight ranks

January 26, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka declines USD 3.6 billion Oman fuel credit over conditions: spokesman

Sri Lanka won't go ahead with US$3.6 billion fuel credit line with Oman

January 25, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka condemns drone attack on UAE

The attack was on a fuel facility.

January 18, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka pledges to co-oporate with UN on labour issues – MFA

Sri Lanka appraised by UN on the progress it has made with regard to making the country a ‘child labour free zone

December 1, 2021 3 min read
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