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Sri Lanka: Rising from the ashes, but much left to do

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 08:52

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has plenty of links to the country’s bloody past but now he needs to look to the future. He has five years left of a generous six year presidential term and will need all that time — and more — to introduce the reforms the country so urgently needs.

Growers despair as disease ravages timeless olive groves of Italy

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 13:33

Italian olive grower Federico Manni is at the end of his tether.

Film review : Deadpool is a superhero movie for adults only

Monday, 15 February 2016 12:44

Deadpool is foul-mouthed and filthy – but it skewers the comic-book movie genre as ruthlessly as the title character slices through bad guys, writes critic Owen Gleiberman.

Colombo’s trunk call: the amazing elephant orphanage of Sri Lanka

Sunday, 14 February 2016 09:43

IT’S BAD enough at children’s bathtime, telling the little darlings to desist from displacing the water all over the walls and floor. Imagine trying to bring order to 20 baby elephants as they gambol towards a river for their daily session of splash ’n’ squirt at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka.

Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to Beijing's embrace

Thursday, 11 February 2016 09:40

Just over a year after a new leader was elected and Sri Lanka's business ties with China came under close scrutiny, Colombo is reversing course by resuming a stalled port project and naming Beijing as the front runner for a new special economic zone.

From Suppa Devi to 'Lion Beer' ; A Preface for "Sinha-lé"

Saturday, 06 February 2016 17:22

From Suppa Devi to 'Lion Beer' ;
A Preface for "Sinha-lé"

The country that supplies eyes

Monday, 01 February 2016 23:27

To restore sight to damaged eyes, doctors often need to transplant the cornea - the transparent covering of the iris and the pupil - from a donor's dead body. There is a worldwide shortage, but one country, Sri Lanka, is doing its best to satisfy demand, without seeking any reward - at least in this life.

Hoppers, restaurant review: 'Love at first taste as I'm transported to Sri Lanka'

Sunday, 31 January 2016 09:36

I fell in love in Sri Lanka. It's been 24 years now, but my love endures. If anyone asks me where they should go on holiday, I invariably say Sri Lanka. Not because they'll end up marrying the person they go with (as I did), but because they will form an ardent, lifelong love for the food (as I did).

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