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How an 'unemployable' student made it big in e-tail

CNBC - ‎15 hours ago‎
The 34-year-old angered his father by abandoning his economic major to study politics and psychology in the U.S. Yet Pathmalal ended up being one of Sri Lanka's most successful entrepreneurs, having set up, Sri Lanka's biggest e-tailer.
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Islamic State fails to gain a foothold in Sri Lanka

Asia Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
After three decades of war with a local terrorist group, the island nation was beginning to enjoy peace and normalcy when the Syrian crisis erupted drawing some Sri Lankan Muslim youth to the conflict zone. Colombo responded quickly by joining hands ...
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Trade, tech puts Sri Lanka's garment industry in a spin

CNBC - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
In today's world of Instagram and fast fashion, Sri Lanka's garment exporters have found a nice niche thanks to their design-to-deliver supply chain.
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Sri Lanka Seeks US Market Access as Countries Sign Action Plan

WWD - ‎4 hours ago‎
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Battle scars: Sri Lanka's north counts the cost of a 26-year war

CNBC - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Seven years after the end of a devastating civil war, Sri Lanka's northern province lags behind the rest of the country on economic development, and the catch-up process is proving long and tough.
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Sri Lanka tries new blood for England tour

Emirates 24|7 - ‎13 hours ago‎
Sri Lanka named a 17-member squad Wednesday, including two rookie players, for the three Test matches in the upcoming England tour while retaining Angelo Mathews as captain.
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Allan Donald to be next Australian bowling coach ahead of Sri Lanka cricket tour

ABC Online - ‎21 hours ago‎
Cricket Australia has confirmed former South Africa paceman Allan Donald will take on the role of bowling coach for Australia's upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. Donald will replace former mentor Craig McDermott on a short-term role, while Stuart Law will ...

Sri Lanka arrests 21 Indian fishermen in local waters

Shanghai Daily (subscription) - ‎14 hours ago‎
COLOMBO, April 28 (Xinhua) -- The Sri Lanka Navy assisted the Sri Lanka Coast Guard to arrest 21 Indian fishermen who were poaching illegally in the island country's northern seas on Thursday, the navy media unit said.
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Why Asia's giants are wooing Sri Lanka

CNBC - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Situated almost in the middle of the Indian Ocean, there is no escaping Sri Lanka's centrality. The country lies just a few nautical miles away from the super-busy east-west shipping route, through which an estimated 60,000 ships pass every year ...

Silva recovers from head blow to earn Sri Lanka recall for England tour

Gulf Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Sri Lanka opener Kaushal Silva has recovered from a blow to the head he suffered while fielding last weekend to be named in the Test squad for next month's tour of England.

Shangri-La's Hambantota Resort in Sri Lanka to open after delay

South China Morning Post - ‎19 hours ago‎
Shangri-La's Hambantota Resort & Spa will open on the south coast of Sri Lanka on June 1. Under construction since 2012, it was expected to open in 2014, a year after the launch of the nearby Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport.

As it celebrates Sri Lanka's National Laity Sunday, the Church says no one can be a bystander

Malaysian Christian News - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's Catholic churches celebrated 'National Laity Sunday' on 24 April, a day dedicated to the lay apostolate.

How to play the nascent Sri Lanka market

CNBC - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
After the end of a long-running civil war and the beginning of a fresh government, Sri Lanka's market offers both opportunities and pitfalls for investors.

Thirimanne named in Sri Lanka squad for England Tests

Cricbuzz - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Lahiru Thirimanne, the left-handed batsman, has been named in the Sri Lanka Test squad for next month's tour of England, the Aravinda de Silva-led selection committee anNounced on Wednesday (April 27), as a last act before the Sanath Jayasuriya-led ...

Wild times in Sri Lanka: On safari or in the city, the elephant has the right of way

National Post - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Though it is only twice the size of B.C.'s Vancouver Island, Sri Lanka has just about everything you could ask for in an exotic vacation: gorgeous beaches, spectacular mountains and tropical forests full of wildlife.

Sri Lanka: A Troubling Spate of Arrests Across the Northern and Eastern Provinces

Huffington Post - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
A recent spate of arrests across Sri Lanka's Tamil-dominated Northern and Eastern Provinces is cause for serious concern.
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Sri Lanka government stable, cannot be toppled, says Sirisena

Hindustan Times - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Rejecting reports of “internal disputes” in the party, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday said his government was completely stable and could not be toppled.

Sri Lankan 5-day rupee forwards firmer on bank dollar sales

Reuters - ‎16 hours ago‎
A dealer from a foreign bank said foreign investors have been buying government securities and more inflows are likely if Sri Lanka gets an International Monetary Fund loan. A staff-level agreement with IMF on the loan is expected as early as this week.

On This Day: Gilly destroys Sri Lanka - ‎18 hours ago‎
Against a Sri Lankan attack featuring cricket's most prolific bowler Muthiah Muralidaran and limited-overs gun Lasith Malinga, Gilchrist sent the white ball to all parts of the Kensington Oval, which was overflowing with fans praying for clear skies ...
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Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya back into the selection committee

Sportskeeda - ‎10 hours ago‎
Sanath Jayasuriya has returned to the selection panel as chief selector, a year later since he stepped down from the role, as confirmed by the Sri Lankan Cricket Board. The board desired to reinstall Jayasuriya as chief selector for a long time but was ...