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Sri Lanka seeks improved relations with China

President Sirisena's visit to Beijing reaffirms longstanding ties with the country just weeks after trip to rival India.

Low-Calorie Rice Could Be the Food of the Future

Awesome news. Cooking hacks are quite common on the internet, of course, but this one caught Grub's attention: Two researchers at at Sri Lanka's College of Chemical Sciences have discovered a way to cook rice so that — almost by magic — it has far fewer calories. Show More Summary

Cooking Method Slashes Rice's Calorie Count

People in the world's biggest rice-eating countries are developing some of the world's biggest bellies, but chemists in Sri Lanka say they've found a way to combat obesity by dramatically cutting the calorie count in rice. The researchers say cooking rice with a small amount of coconut oil—they used...

Sri Lankan president seeks to mend ties with China after port suspension

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena headed to Beijing on Wednesday seeking to end a stalemate over China's biggest investment project in the island which his administration has suspended over allegations of wrongdoing.

NEH funds LACMA show on Sri Lanka, Ken Burns film on Vietnam War

The National Endowment for the Humanities will funnel $1.4 million to California museums, university-based scholars and libraries in grants announced this week, including $40,000 for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for a touring exhibition on the art of Sri Lanka.

Cook disappoints, Lyth impresses

4 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Alastair Cook lasted just six balls on his return to action, three months after his last innings on England's tour of Sri Lanka

Buddhist, Muslim Leaders Push For Peace In Conflict Areas

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Buddhist and Muslim leaders in South and Southeast Asia are working to spread a message of peace and dialogue as interreligious conflict continues to threaten stability in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and other nations in the region. Religious...Show More Summary

Sri Lanka Okays Construction on Stalled Chinese Port Project

 Sri Lankan government has approved the construction of a breakwater for a Chinese funded Colombo port city project which had been suspended by the government earlier this month.

Podcast #106: Photographing War and Conflict with Robert Nickelsberg

Robert Nickelsberg was a contract photographer for TIME magazine for 25 years. During that time he documented conflicts in Kashmir, Iraq, Sri Lanka, India, and Afghanistan. His most recent book Afghanistan: A Distant War highlights his work in Afghanistan from the Soviet retreat until the American conflict post 9/11. On the podcast Robert and I […]

Book Review: This Divided Island

This Divided Island by Indian journalist Samanth Subramanian is a unique blend of narrative nonfiction, memoir and research. Subramanian moved to Sri Lanka in 2011 and this book is a product of his extended stay on the island nation during that time. Subramanian does a nice job of capturing life in post-war Sri Lanka. Show More Summary

My Ultimate Relaxation Trip Report: Etihad and Emirates First Class, Food in Sri Lanka and Returning the Maldives

I’m beginning to write up the report of my most recent trip to the Maldives, and this is a basic preview and outline of the trip I’ll be sharing. Regular readers know that I love the Maldives. It’s not for everyone and I hope to give...Show More Summary

We're not going to show any weakness - de Villiers

South Africa captain AB de Villiers has said his side had prepared for a show of strength against Sri Lanka in their quarter-final in Sydney, which they won comprehensively by nine wickets

'Challenge has been to evolve' - Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene said that he had no regrets about hanging up his blue Sri Lanka shirt for the final time after their World Cup quarter-final defeat to South Africa

Sangakkara rues being undone by spin

Kumar Sangakkara was unhappy with Sri Lanka's capitulation to South Africa's spinners in the quarter-final at the SCG

Sri Lanka vs. South Africa: Live Cricket World Cup Quarterfinal

Join us for updates from the Cricket World Cup quarterfinal between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Sydney.

South Africa break World Cup knockouts jinx

Duminy's hat-trick, Tahir's four wickets help Proteas roll over Sri Lanka with ease in the World Cup quarter-final

Sri Lanka bat, 'mystery-spinner' Kaushal debuts

With time for mistakes overs, many will reckon South Africa made one already, losing the toss and thus being asked to chase in a high-pressure match

Offspinner Kaushal a chance to play SA

In a late move Sri Lanka have sought to replace injured left-arm spinner Rangana Herath with 22-year old offspinner Tharindu Kaushal, ahead of the quarter-final against South Africa on Wednesday

Bhutan 2, Sri Lanka 1: Last-Ranked Bhutan Does It Again, Stunning Sri Lanka

Bhutan’s soccer team advanced on Tuesday to the group stage of Asian qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, an almost unthinkable achievement for its players.

Bhutan, World's Lowest-Ranked Soccer Team, Advances In World Cup Qualifying

last weekNews : The Two-Way

They had been ranked 209th out of 209 national teams — but Bhutan will now progress to the second round of World Cup Qualifying, after beating Sri Lanka in consecutive matches.

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