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Emission scandal put paid to Volkswagen’s Sri Lanka plant

Emission scandal put paid to Volkswagen’s Sri Lanka plant

Colombo, January 5 (The New Indian Express): The emission scandal in which German car maker Volkswagen (VW) was embroiled since September 2015, put paid to its project to set up an assembling facility in Sri Lanka, which was to come up this month. Explaining the circumstances in which the VW plant project was called off, Deputy Foreign Minister Harsha de...

Sri Lanka might turn out to be the next Asian pivot

Sri Lanka might turn out to be the next Asian pivot

By Sunanda K.Datta-Ray/Free Press Journal Sri Lanka has always been a small country in search of a global role. History recalls how Jawaharlal Nehru rushed up to Sir John Kotelawala, prime minister of what was then Ceylon, after he had gone against the fashionable trend and made an anti-China speech at the Bandung conference. “Why didn’t you show me your...

Is Ashwin one of India’s greatest bowlers?

Is Ashwin one of India’s greatest bowlers?

By Kanishkaa Balachandran It might still be too early to include him in the elite list, but given his achievements in 2016 alone, Indian bowler Ravichandran Ashwin is set to break more Indian records. At the start of this decade, Indian cricket was on the cusp of change. It was an adjustment not many would have looked forward to, with...

Sri Lanka’s batsmen undone by lack of patience

Sri Lanka’s batsmen undone by lack of patience

Poor shot selection cost Sri Lanka the first Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth, says Kanishkaa Balachandran When South Africa were bowled out for 286 early on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, there was hope that the match could turn out to be more evenly matched than anticipated. Sri Lanka were...

Young boy and bad proofreading blamed for Sri Lankan hymn book including Tupac’s obscene “Hail Mary”

Young boy and bad proofreading blamed for Sri Lankan hymn book including Tupac’s obscene “Hail Mary”

Colombo, December 27 (NIA): A “young boy” in-charge of downloading hymns from the internet and careless proofreading by others, had led to a Sri Lankan Catholic hymn book including in its list, American rapper Tupac Shakur’s obscene and vitriolic “Hail Mary” instead of the traditional Catholic prayer of the same name. More than a thousand copies of the hymn book...

Merriam-Webster picks “surreal” as word of the year

Merriam-Webster picks “surreal” as word of the year

Donald Trump's upset win in the US presidential election astonished people so much that they rushed to the dictionary to look up the word everyone was using to describe the event: surreal. Indeed, Merriam-Webster’s dictionary on Monday named “surreal” its Word of the Year 2016, the honor given to the word or term with the sharpest spike in look-ups over...

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