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Role of tax cuts in Sri Lankan crisis

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has admitted that the failures of his government led to shortages and price hikes. Photo: AFP / Sri Lankan Presi...

Booker prize goes to Sri Lankan political satire

Shehan Karunatilaka, author. Photo: Dominic Sansoni Sri Lankan novelist Shehan Karunatilaka has won the 2022 Booker Prize for his...

Sri Lanka passes constitutional amendment to trim presiden...

A demonstrator shouts at a Sri Lankan police officer during an anti-government protest of the Inter University Students' Federation a...

Twin deficits, balance of payments issues plague Sri Lanka

The IMF has allowed Sri Lanka to use the funds provided by it for managing the fiscal deficit. Photo: AFP / Mandel Ngan After the...

Sri Lanka to keep ‘middle-income’ status, seek concessiona...

A worker cleans a hotel's window as the Sri Lankan flag waves in capital Colombo [File: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters] Sri Lanka will rem...

Sri Lanka must rescue its tourism sector

Dawn vies of Unawatuna Beach on Sri Lanka's south coast, a popular tourist destination. Photo: Wikipedia The tourism sector plays...

Sri Lanka is expected to lose the UNHRC vote but the resol...

Colombo: On October 6, when there is voting in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on a resolution on the human rights situation Sri La...

Sri Lanka’s unsustainable external debt patterns

A general view of the lit-up Lotus Tower in Colombo on September 16, 2019. The tower has been criticized as a vanity project worsenin...

Lankan President Wickremesinghe finds no basis for the Ind...

Concept of Indo-Pacific is Unrealistic The Sri Lankan President said that the concept of the “Indo-Pacific” is unrealisti...

Sino-Indian conflict in the Bay of Bengal is both economic...

Chinese research ship Yuan Wang 5.  Colombo: Indian strategic experts worry that increased Chinese presence in the Bay of Ben...

Bailouts Won’t Save Sri Lanka. Ending Dynastic Politics Mi...

In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, left, and former Defense Secretary and his brother...

Hambantota is being unfairly singled out to bash Sri Lanka...

Colombo: In his address to the first batch of graduates of Sri Lanka’s National Defense College here on Wednesday, President Rani...

How India- irked by a Chinese ship - issued an sdvisory th...

FILE PHOTO: A Navy officer stands in front of India's and Sri Lanka's national flags. Photo: Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte New Delhi:...

Writers From US, Britain, Ireland, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka...

The 2022 Booker Prize shortlist. Photo: Twitter/@TheBookerPrizes. London: American authors Elizabeth Strout and Percival Ever...

Why Sri Lanka’s ‘Aragalaya’ protesters are divided on back...

Sri Lanka’s President Ranil Wickremesinghe in Colombo on Thursday. Photo: Reuters Sri Lankan social media expert Vimukthi Du...

Loopholes in Sri Lanka’s security architecture

Colombo: The recent Sri Lanka-India-China triangular controversy over the docking of the Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 at Hambant...

For Sri Lanka, nuclear energy may be the best bet in the l...

Colombo: In his recent address to the Advocata Institute in Colombo, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe said: “I think we...

Load-shedding is fine, if...

A picture on Facebook of bullock carts on Colombo's streets brought to mind Sri Lanka's past glory. I visited the country several times...

Asian financial crisis lessons offer recovery path for Sri...

Jaya Container Terminal in Colombo: The government should look to list shares of profitable state companies such as the Sri Lanka Por...

Sri Lanka president seeks unity government to save economy

Ranil WickremesingheAFP file photo Sri Lanka’s new president Ranil Wickremesinghe has formally invited MPs to join an al...

Sri Lanka's new president: can 'the fox' defy skeptics?

Sri Lanka's newly elected president, Ranil Wickremesinghe, speaks to the media in Colombo on July 20.    © Reuters...