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The World in 2017

This year was a very challenging one for the entire world, with political, climatic and societal upheavals in many countries. The most transformative event of 2017 was the swearing-in of real estate tycoon Donald Trump as the President of the United States, which would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.

The status quo will prevail

The SLFP faction of the Unity Government are on overdrive these days attempting to distance themselves from the UNP.

A challenge for 2018

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed separate commissions to probe the massive losses at SriLankan Airlines and Mihin Lanka, which was more or less absorbed into SriLankan after this government came to power. This is a step in the right direction that will help unravel what went wrong with these institutions.

Don’t vote for environmental law violators

The much anticipated Local Government and Provincial Council Elections are to be held shortly. With less than two months for the polls, we have seen controversy and excitement. We have seen blatant election law violations, those accused being nominated to run for the election.

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,


UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...