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Good Governance in Sri Lanka

Good Governance in Sri Lanka The World Bank Group's Worldwide Governance Indicators are: voice and accountability, political stability and absence of violence, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of law and control of corruption. Show More Summary

ICC investigation a challenge for SLC's clean-up act

22 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

As Sri Lanka Cricket grappled with the tentacles of politics for many years, the ICC was not spurred into action. The decision to enquire into government interference may have come at a time when there are signs of positive change

Jane Goodall on ‘Monkey Kingdom,’ Conservation and Climate Change

With "Monkey Kingdom," in theaters today, primatologist Jane Goodall sees a message of hope and conservation in a tale about Maya, a tocque macaque born at the bottom of her troop's social ladder in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Tour highlights Kandy Esala Perahera festival

Dancers, jugglers, musicians, fire-breathers and lavishly decorated elephants are all part of the pageantry during the Kandy Esala Perahera festival, the oldest and largest Buddhist festival in Sri Lanka.

ICC hits SLC with funding blow over committee formation

2 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

The ICC has begun investigating possible government interference in Sri Lanka cricket, and has raised the possibility of withholding the next financial distribution due to the SLC

Chameera, Kaushal in SL A squad

4 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Quick Dushmantha Chameera and offspinner Tharindu Kaushal have been named in Sri Lanka A's one-day and four-day squads for the upcoming series against Pakistan A, at home

The fading tea fields of Sri Lanka

5 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

During this year’s sourcing trip through Sri Lanka I took a passenger train from Ella to Colombo. The train was packed with locals in transit and tourists lining up along the window sills to snap photos of the picturesque countryside of the island nation. Continue reading ? The post The fading tea fields of Sri Lanka appeared first on T Ching.

Supporting Sri Lanka’s Journey Toward a Lasting Peace

Since the end of Sri Lanka’s almost 30-year civil war -- and after the conflict and challenges -- the country has grappled with how to achieve reconciliation and hold on to the traditions of democracy, tolerance and civil society for which it had long been known.

Woutersz named SL team manager for Pakistan, India series

6 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Jeryl Woutersz, the former first-class cricketer and domestic match referee, has been appointed Sri Lanka's team manager for the incoming tours of Pakistan and India

Fawad to lead Pakistan A in Sri Lanka

6 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Fawad Alam will lead the Pakistan A one-day and four-day squad on their month-long tour of Sri Lanka.

A nuclear bunker to lay your head

6 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Gulliver

HOTELS designed by arty types, one feels, can go either way. Possibly Gulliver’s favourite hotel on the planet is Helga’s Folly in Kandy, Sri Lanka—a madhouse that came from the imagination of Helga Da Silva Blow Perera, and which Salvador Dali might have considered a bit too whacky. Show More Summary

Regime Change in Sri Lanka

The defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Sri Lankan Presidential elections on January 8 is hailed internationally as a victory for the rule of law, democracy, freedom of expression and good governance. The Rajapkasa government (2005-2015) defeated the terrorist LTTE in 2009 ending the longest running conflict in Asia. Show More Summary

Journalist faces charges after publishing report critical of Sri Lankan police

New York, April 9, 2015--A freelance journalist for a Tamil-language daily in Sri Lanka has been charged in connection with a story he wrote that criticized the police, according to news reports and the paper's editor, who spoke to the Committee to Protect Journalists....

Little Big Island

Sri Lanka’s new leader has a tough job: restore democracy and pacify the major powers

T20 leagues offer great learning opportunities - Thisara

Thisara Perera has said he likes playing T20 cricket around the world, but was also hoping to find a way back into Sri Lanka's Test side

Wijegunawardene replaces Jayasuriya as chief selector

Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Kapila Wijegunawardene was named the new chairman of cricket selectors replacing Sanath Jayasuriya

US Airways Credit Card Signup Links, Mutiny on a Plane, Julianne Moore Fired by Airline for Poor Acting

News and notes from around the interweb: 2250 Bonus American Miles from the AAdvantage Shopping Portal Well, that’s one way to protest. Turkish Tourism Minitry Fires Julianne Moore for Bad Acting The government of Sri Lanka is accusing their oneworld member and national airline of corruption. Show More Summary

Sri Lanka alleges 'billions' lost in corruption at national carrier

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's new government has ordered a criminal investigation into alleged corruption at the state-run national airline that it says involved "billions of dollars".

What Modi’s Visit to Sri Lanka means for the Tamils

Ahead of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka on Friday, Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar announced New Delhi’s cooperation with Sri Lanka's new government on the repatriation of 100,000 Tamils currently residing in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

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