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Global anti-doping conference gets underway in Sri Lanka

A global anti-doping intergovernmental ministerial meeting got underway in Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo? on Monday, in order to discuss ways of freeing national and international level athletes from prohibited substances.

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One year after: A critical analysis

Today, August 17, marks the completion of one year since the 2015 general elections which led to the appointment of a National Unity Government between the two major parties -- the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) which had ruled Sri Lanka separately for the 68 years since independence, the UNP for 33 years and the SLFP for 35.

Sri Lanka: Challenging 'gender norms' brings abuse

Transgender people and others who do not conform to social expectations about gender face discrimination and abuse in Sri Lanka, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.  

Sri Lanka Child Protection Authority launches survey to investigate child sex worker industry

Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority has launched a survey to investigate the child sex worker industry in the country as the full extent of child sex tourism and exploitation in Sri Lanka has been difficult to document because of its covert nature.

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port City: The frontline of China and India's geopolitical showdown

The story goes that in 2011 Sri Lanka’s then-president Mahinda Rajapaksa looked out from the land reclamation site of Colombo’s emerging South Container Terminal and had an epiphany: why not just keep going and build an entirely new city district? The idea was as pragmatic as it was visionary — the area next to the new port was silting up naturally anyway.

The story goes that in 2011 Sri Lanka’s then-president Mahinda Rajapaksa looked out from the land reclamation site of Colombo’s emerging South Container Terminal and had an epiphany: why not just keep going and build an entirely new city district? The idea was as pragmatic as it was visionary — the area next to the new port was silting up naturally anyway.
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Three new projects in U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative

The U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, led by the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies and the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, has announced three new projects with the state government of Maharashtra

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India-Australia free trade agreement soon?

 

The long-pending free trade agreement with Australia is expected to be cleared with Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu's visit to the country on June 26. T...

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