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Balancing Chinese presence in Sri Lanka: India and Japan’s game of stag hunt

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Challenges in making Sri Lanka self-sufficient in milk

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When people get spun by Internet rumours

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Do we need gender quotas? Problem or solution?

In Sri Lanka we take pride in our women. Girls are educated on par with boys. Women are we...


Sri Lanka–Singapore FTA: An agreement between a giant and a child

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Productivity in public sector: Will it ever improve?

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Healthy oceans and sustainable fishing

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SL to advance cross border trading through NSW, trade information portal

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Customers’ personal experiences – once so fondly remembered – may fade with time

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Virtusa hosts professional panel discussion on ‘How to Achieve Career Nirvana’

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The vibrant role of women in building a modern and prosperous Sri Lanka

Today, despite immense progress made by enterprising, socially conscious and highly succes...


Does the stock market reflect state of the economy?

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Are you breathing plastic air at home? Here’s how microplastics are polluting our lungs

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Should emerging markets worry about higher interest rates and strong dollar?

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Sri Lanka and the world: Whither political prudence ?

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When (and when not) to use PPPs

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Five reasons why Sri Lanka needs to attract foreign direct investments

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How can Asia keep looming financial challenges at bay?

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Disruptive technologies: The challenge to business

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What’s the real investment in a Sri Lankan hotel plant?

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Tobacco policy: Mitigating influence of vested interests

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A.S. Jayawardena: Governor who turned adversity to prosperity

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Climate change readiness: Is Sri Lanka doing enough?

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Far from plain sailing on Maritime Silk Road

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the making of a modern chief executive officer

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ASEAN in 2018: Strength in economic diversity

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Japan’s Indo-Pacific strategy: The importance of Sri Lanka

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Colombo’s wetlands float to top of flood prevention plan

Thomson Reuters Foundation: On the surface, Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo looks like a...


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