FILE PHOTO: A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus linked to the Wuhan outbreak, shared with Reuters on February 18, 2020. NEXU Science Communication/via REUTERS/File Photo
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A game of Ludo took a hilarious turn when a woman went to a court to file a complaint against his father for "cheating". (File photo for representation)
Think tank decries global push to privatize land
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Lankan and Indian PMs discuss wide ranging issues in first virtual summit
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How Asian countries view China’s growth and power

How Asian countries view China’s growth and power

By Laura Silver/Pew Research Center In 2017, just before the Chinese Communist Party’s 19 th.Congress in October, the Pew Research Center conducted a survey in leading Asian countries on how each looked at China’s economic growth and rising military power. Here are the results according to Pew researcher Laura Silver: 1 Views of China’s economic growth are mixed across the Asia-Pacific...

A Japanese assessment of Modinomics

A Japanese assessment of Modinomics

By Makto Kajiwara/Nikkei commentator Tokyo, January 3 (Nikkei): Overseas money is pouring into India as stock prices surge along with hopes for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aggressive reforms. But one has to wonder -- are global investors wearing blinkers as they race into the country? Do they not see the poverty, public health hazards and safety concerns that the nation of...

Lankan Prez gets report of commission on Central Bank bond scam

Lankan Prez gets report of commission on Central Bank bond scam

Colombo, December 30 (newsin.asia): The report on the controversial Central Bank treasury bond issue was handed over to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena by members of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry here on Saturday. The Commission’s Chairman Justice K.T. Chitrasiri handed over the report in the presence of two other members of the Commission, Justice P S Jayawardene and retired...

Sri Lanka’s fish exports to EU up by over 45 percent

Sri Lanka’s fish exports to EU up by over 45 percent

Colombo, Dec 28 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka’s fish exports to the European Union (EU) countries has recorded a 45.9 percent increase till November following the lifting of a ban on fish exports by the EU in June, the government information department said Thursday. Fish exports to the European Union countries amounted to 18,262 metric tons from January to September. This...

Unlimited number of Sri Lankan flights can now operate from six Indian airports

Sri Lanka to obtain credit package from Suisse Bank for debt ridden Sri Lankan Airlines

Colombo, Dec 27 (newsin.asia) - The Sri Lankan government has successfully negotiated a long-term credit package of 200 million US dollars with the Credit Suisse Bank in order to keep its debt ridden national airline afloat, the local Daily Mirror reported Wednesday. The cabinet which met earlier this week has approved to obtain the funds. State Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeyardena...

Sri Lanka’s Colombo port tops 6 million TEU mark

Colombo, Dec 26 (newsin.asia) - The Colombo Port reached new heights when it handled its six millionth TEU this month, making it a record for the South Asian port, local media reported Tuesday. In 2016 Colombo’s volumes grew 10.6 percent to 5.734 million twenty foot equivalent units (TEUs) helping it overtake Bremen/Bremerhaven (5.535 mn) in Germany and Tanjung Prion (5.515mn) in Indonesia, in a...

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