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Biden Bursts the Bubble of Populism

2020-11-18 13:49:00

When Hungarian strongman Viktor Orban said in September that rooting for the re-election of Donald Trump was his “Plan A”, he was probably echoing the sentiments..


Economic expectations and prospects post 2020

2020-11-16 14:56:00

COVID-19 has triggered the deepest global recession in decades. While the ultimate outcome is still uncertain, the pandemic will result in economic contractions across the vast majority of emerging markets and developing economies...


A Year in Cloud Cuckoo Land

2020-11-16 14:10:00

A pandemic with no end in sight, an economy that is unravelling, a fiscal abyss, a debt pile-up, an overwhelmed public health system – and the Gotabaya-Mahinda government is planning to build a leisure park near the Peralanda wetland in Ragama...


Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics”

2020-11-14 11:27:00

Based on more than 100 contributions from international experts, it offers 250 recommendations on how to rein in a phenomenon that threatens democracies and human rights, including the right to health...


Is the climate crisis pushing the world towards a ‘point of no return’?

2020-11-13 03:25:00

A new study claims we may have already reached a hypothetical ‘point of no return’, but other researchers say this is ‘at odds’ with what we know about climate science. Daisy Dunne examines the arguments..


In Sri Lanka, turmeric is being exchanged for gold on the black market

2020-11-13 02:25:00

Demand for the spice, believed to have immunity-boosting qualities, has skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic..


The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on women in Sri Lanka

2020-11-10 19:28:00

While the health crisis continues to ravage the country, Sri Lanka cannot ignore the socio-economic inequalities that are widened as a result of the COVID-19 situation...


“Misguiding information circulated on Media forms fear of HIV among Public,” Talk with Sriyal Nilanka

2020-11-10 00:52:00

For people living with HIV, also known as PLHIV, the struggles may have been significant in the context of Covid-19, catering to difficulties of being able to access health-services for their medication, safe environments and discrimination-free social interaction...


Lessons for Governments from Trump’s Defeat

2020-11-08 15:51:00

While many believed in Trump’s ability to handle the economy better, his presidency was full of petty battles in which he seemed to relish, as chaos reigned around him...


Proposed Constitution will enhance existing lawlessness

2020-11-07 18:06:00

Why is there a need for a constitutional change? Is it to make the already bad situation worse? Or is it to undo, the state of disorder brought about by the 1978 constitution...


COVID 19 : MISLEADING NEWS AND RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PUBLIC AND GOVERNMENT - REPUBLICATION

2020-11-06 09:13:00

During the period when the first wave of Covid 19 was spreading in Sri Lanka, Lanka News Web published an extensive and investigative article on the subject by Major General Dr. Boniface Perera, which received a high response from the regime as well as the general public...


Climate change: US formally withdraws from Paris agreement

2020-11-05 21:22:00

After a three-year delay, the US has become the first nation in the world to formally withdraw from the Paris climate agreement...


The Arctic hasn’t been this warm for 3 million years

2020-11-04 03:25:00

The last time CO2 concentrations reached today’s level was 3 million years ago, during the Pliocene Epoch. Hear from geoscientists who see evolving conditions in the Arctic as an indicator of how climate change could transform the planet...


COVID-19 and the case for digital contact tracing

2020-11-02 23:06:00

Authored by Ms. Ayushka Nugaliyadda, Ms. Bhagya Maheshi and Ms. Sarika Warusavitarana of Citra Social Innovation Lab..


October – A Bleak Month for Freedom of Expression

2020-11-02 20:52:00

October was a bleak month for freedom of expression with four cases of assault against five provincial journalists. All five journalists had to be hospitalized...


GR needs a Top Team to lead the economic revival

2020-11-01 17:49:00

According to Bloomberg Sri Lanka has tumbled from best to worst in Asia’s dollar bond market, underscoring how fast the pandemic can chill sentiment toward weaker emerging-market assets...


Sri Lanka Debt Tumbles From Best to Worst in Asia on Virus Pain

2020-11-01 15:55:00

Sri Lanka has tumbled from best to worst in Asia’s dollar bond market, underscoring how fast the pandemic can chill sentiment toward weaker emerging-market assets...


Why the world is counting on a Biden victory

2020-11-01 14:20:00

It has exposed the dark underbelly of the American political system and left us all wondering whether America, the world’s oldest modern democracy, will indeed prove to be a democracy at all?..


What the World Will Look Like in 2050 If We Don’t Cut Carbon Emissions in Half

2020-10-31 17:25:00

Rivett-Carnac is a founding partner of Global Optimism and co-author of The Future We Choose..


’’Insanely Warm’’ Arctic Ocean Waters Are Delaying Freeze-Up and Pouring Heat Into the Atmosphere

2020-10-31 14:59:00

In late October, sea ice off Siberia has only now begun to start freezing — an unprecedented situation for that part of the Arctic..



Enhancing the Sri Lankan response to COVID-19: Communique from CCPSL

2020-10-28 01:35:00

Enhancing the Sri Lankan response to COVID-19: Communique from the College of Consultant Community Physicians of Sri Lanka (CCPSL)..


Our relationship with the outside world is a key factor in achieving this objective: Dr. Harsha De Silva speaks on international relations amid Covid crisis

2020-10-25 23:07:00

Sri Lanka must not build a wall around our nation, instead we must build bridges from our country to the region and beyond. That is how we could build the national economy and achieve our overall objective of development...


Sri Lanka’s bonds slump after US calls for ’difficult’ choices over China ties

2020-10-25 07:45:00

Pompeo to visit Delhi, Colombo, the Maldives and Jakarta in coming days; US wants Rajapaksa government to loosen ties with Beijing, but it has already proposed a free-trade agreement with China..


Sri Lanka president tightens grip with constitutional changes (The Guardian Report)

2020-10-24 17:12:00

Sri Lanka’s parliament has approved constitutional changes that give more power to the president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, leading to fears the authoritarian leader will strengthen his hold on the country...


President got what he wanted; he must now get the job done

2020-10-24 12:55:00

The new powers that he got with the support of eight crossovers from the Opposition, which his brother former President Mahinda Rajapaksa enjoyed, must now be used to get the job done fast, efficiently and professionally...


The Continuing October Revolutions in Sri Lanka

2020-10-22 00:13:00

“October Revolution” is a term that used to gladden the hearts of Communist stalwarts the world over, our own left parties included...


Are Licensed Finance Companies the missing link in Sri Lanka’s Financial Inclusion quest?

2020-10-20 21:41:00

The writer is the Immediate Past Chairman of the FHA with 25 years of experience in finance industry...


Bradman Weerakoon 90 not-out!

2020-10-20 15:35:00

Bradman Weerakoon, arguably the most veteran diplomat in Sri Lanka, turns 90 today...


Why New Zealand rejected populist ideas other nations have embraced

2020-10-19 21:19:00

Labour’s historic win delivered Ardern a second term while voters punished politicians who embraced populism..