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Lest we forget

Do you remember December 26, 2004? That was the day, exactly 14 years ago, when the massive Indian Ocean Tsunami hit Sri Lanka and 13 other countries in the Indian Ocean and African region.

Taking the Putin route

There has long been speculation that Gotabhaya Rajapaksa will throw his hat into ring at the next Presidential race. Most felt that the Viyathmaga and Eliya movements formed under his leadership were just stepping stones for his larger ambition to be President. But it does not seem so. At least, if one were to take the comments made by Basil Rajapaksa, seriously.

Protecting the tea industry

Most Sri Lankans and indeed many others, cannot begin the day without a hot “cuppa” which sets the tone for the hours ahead. And when you want a steaming cup of hot tea, there is only one option: Ceylon Tea.

Its all systems go

Its election time once again, with Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya announcing that the Local Government Elections will be held on February 10, next year. The gazette setting out the date will be issued on December 26, he told a media briefing.

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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...