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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

June 8, 2022 7 min read

For a “New Nepal”, more youth in political leadership the need

Senior politicians control the levers of power

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

Peace talks that began in 2013 have faced repeated disruptions.

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

Nepal: Himalayan country in crisis

South Asian countries should have adopted a common regional strategy to combat COVID-19 in the region: Suhasini Haidar

Kshama Ranawana
July 6, 2021 9 min read

Sri Lanka wins special award for pesticide control, suicide prevention

Sri Lanka has won a special award along with the Philippines and Colombia.

July 3, 2021 2 min read

“Happy” Bhutan threatened by climate change and geopolitics

Bhutan, ever on the pursuit of happiness, is threatened by global warming and the India-China tussle, experts say

Kshama Ranawana
June 10, 2021 7 min read

NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan leaves the region nervous

The vacuummay create an opening for China to step in

Kshama Ranawana
June 7, 2021 6 min read

World's largest iceberg breaks off from Antarctica: reports

The break-off is part of the natural cycle and since it’s a floating ice shelf it will not cause sea levels to rise.

Mahadiya Hamza
May 20, 2021 2 min read

Myanmar military coup slams economy, to shrink 8.9-pct in 2021: IMF

Myanmar's economy could shrink 8.9 percent in 2021, as a military coup has descended on the country though most other A...

April 14, 2021 1 min read

Prince Philip dead at 99

April 9, 2021 1 min read

Maldives dollar Sukuk Islamic bond rated 'B3' by Moody's

Moody's has rated a planned US dollar Sukuk (Shariah law compliant bond) at 'B3' same as the government which will be us...

March 27, 2021 2 min read

Aruba rating downgraded to BBB by S&P, outlook stable

Standard and Poor's has downgraded Aruba's sovereign rating from to BBB from BBB+, with a stable outlook as tourism was ...

March 27, 2021 1 min read

Restarting South Asia: The Tea industry faces up to its challenges

The coronavirus pandemic wrought havoc on almost all walks of life, and the various industries ranging from commodities,...

Kshama Ranawana
March 23, 2021 6 min read
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Sri Lanka lobbying Muslim countries ahead of crucial Geneva vote

Sri Lanka has ramped up contacts with Islamic countries as the vote on the Resolution against the island nation at the U...

March 22, 2021 2 min read

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka pledge mutual assistance on a range of issues

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have signed 6 memoranda of understanding after Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed a...

March 20, 2021 1 min read

Indian becomes the second woman to swim across the Palk Straits

A 47-year old Indian, Syamala Goli, became the second woman and 13th person to swim across the Palk Strait when she reac...

March 20, 2021 2 min read

Mahinda pledges to stand with Bangladesh

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has stressed the possibilities of achieving closer cooperation in maritime, shipping, t...

March 20, 2021 2 min read

MR arrives in Dhaka, welcomed by Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will be the guest of honour at a ceremony to mark the birth centenary of the founder of...

March 19, 2021 2 min read

Prime Minister in Bangladesh on two-day visit

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is in Bangladesh today to join celebrations connected to the hundredth birth anniversar...

March 19, 2021 1 min read

FMM calls Myanmar coup a deathblow to democracy

Sri Lanka’s Free Media Movement (FMM) is strongly condemning the military coup in Myanmar calling it an “outrageous ...

February 5, 2021 2 min read

South Asia forging ahead towards renewable energy

Land-locked Nepal and the island nation of Sri Lanka are both rich in renewable resources that could be utilised for pow...

Kshama Ranawana
February 4, 2021 7 min read

Myanmar military takes over in apparent coup, detains Aung San Suu Kyi

In an apparent coup d'état, Myanmar’s military has handed over power to army chief Min Aung Hlaing, hours after detai...

February 1, 2021 2 min read

Major impact on education by Covid on South Asian kids

Neighbours India and Pakistan are experiencing the impact Covid 19 has had on their education systems very differently.

Kshama Ranawana
January 28, 2021 6 min read