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  1. September 17, 2014

    Sri Lanka sees benefits of China’s ‘maritime silk road’ plan

    President Xi Jinping’s talk of a “21st-century maritime silk road” linking China to Europe through the seas of south Asia...

  2. September 15, 2014

    Gemfields turns to Sri Lanka for sapphires

    Gemfields, the Aim-quoted precious stone miner, has extended its reach to Sri Lanka by buying a majority stake in 16...

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  1. August 19, 2014

    Climate change to slash south Asian GDP, development bank warns

    South Asian economies will be badly squeezed by climate change within a few decades if no action is taken to reduce the...

  2. July 4, 2014

    ‘Noontide Toll’, by Romesh Gunesekera

    Noontide Toll, by Romesh Gunesekera, Granta, RRP£12.99, 256 pages “They say this island of ours is the crossroads of the...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    June 24, 2014

    Bubble sunset

    Eranga Jayawardena/AP Sri Lankan children playing with bubbles are silhouetted against the setting sun in Colombo, Sri Lanka ...

  4. FT Photo Diary

    June 18, 2014

    Sri Lanka's Muslims

    Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP Sri Lankan Muslims, made homeless after two days of anti-Muslim riots in the tourist region of...

  5. FT Photo Diary

    June 16, 2014

    Religious conflict in Sri Lanka

    Eranga Jayawardena/AP A Muslim woman looks out on the street in Aluthgama town, 50 km south of Colombo, Sri Lanka. At least...

  6. June 16, 2014

    Sri Lanka struck by religious violence

    Clashes between Buddhist and Muslim groups in Sri Lanka have claimed the lives of three people and injured almost 80,...

  7. June 13, 2014

    I don’t want to be caught out over cash, says cricketer Ian Bell

    England and Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell will be a key player in this summer’s Investec Test series against Sri Lanka and...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    June 12, 2014

    Eye on the ball

    Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters A boy is silhouetted as he plays with a football at night in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Wednesday....

  9. beyondbrics

    June 9, 2014

    Interview: rate cuts on Sri Lanka's radar

    With inflation in Sri Lanka tamed to single digits for the longest period on record, there is room to cut interest rates...

  10. May 22, 2014

    Cricket Diary: One-day wanderings between the raindrops

    I only reached my first international fixture of the summer half way through so missed the wrath of Valhalla that plunged...

  11. May 21, 2014

    Why topsy-turvy Asia is not the place it used to be

    The Philippines may have better medium-term growth prospects than China. From Beijing to Kuala Lumpur, cheese is in greater...

  12. FT Photo Diary

    May 20, 2014

    Memorial for the fallen in Sri Lanka

    Lakruwan Wanniarachichi/AFP/Getty Images Sri Lankans read a memorial for those killed in the decades-long conflict against...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    May 6, 2014

    Sri Lanka's wheelchair tennis team

    Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters Gamini Dissanayake, 36, an army soldier and member of Sri Lanka’s national wheelchair tennis...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    April 30, 2014

    Prisoners do the Kandyan dance

    Eranga Jayawardena/AP Sri Lankan prisoners perform the maiden traditional Kandyan dance at the main jail in Colombo, Sri...

  15. April 28, 2014

    India needs a jolt – and Modi is a risk worth taking

    There is something thrilling about the rise of Narendra Modi. Indian politics has been dominated by the Gandhi dynasty since...

  16. April 16, 2014

    Bond investors parse the frontier story

    Many of the world’s poorest countries have notched up a debut dollar bond issue in recent years, taking advantage of strong...

  17. beyondbrics

    April 11, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    A slew of new economic data out of Friday signalled just how badly India’s economy is doing. Industrial production in the...

  18. beyondbrics

    April 11, 2014

    India elections: foreign policy? What foreign policy?

    India’s neighbours tend to think that its leaders spend much time plotting to influence events in their own countries. South...

  19. April 8, 2014

    Sri Lanka’s borrowing costs hit record low

    Sri Lanka’s borrowing costs have dropped to a record low, the latest sign of strong global appetite for frontier market...

  20. April 4, 2014

    Cricket season arrives at stumps with a whimper

    Sunday marks perhaps the most traditional rite of the English sporting spring: the start of the county cricket season. It...

  21. March 27, 2014

    UN launches Sri Lanka war crimes investigation

    GENEVA, March 27 – The UN on Thursday launched an inquiry into war crimes allegedly committed by Sri Lankan state forces and...

  22. March 18, 2014

    Sri Lanka arrests raise fears of authoritarian crackdown

    The arrest of two prominent political activists on terrorism charges has raised concern about creeping authoritarianism in...

  23. February 24, 2014

    Frontier market havens come under threat as frailties appear

    Frontier markets are poised at the extremities of market capitalism, a position that often equates to life on the edge for...

  24. February 21, 2014

    The Dhaka Art Summit

    A young man stands motionless with his back to the wall. On his shoulder rests a pole, which tilts diagonally down to the...

  25. February 21, 2014

    Why the Commonwealth is force for good – by its secretary-general

    On this side is a Syrian, the uncle of Assad, and on my other side is a prince from Saudi Arabia, he was governor of...

  26. February 20, 2014

    Manmohan Singh condemns Tamil Nadu plan to release Gandhi killers

    Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister, has condemned plans by the southern state of Tamil Nadu to free seven people...

  27. February 19, 2014

    India set to free Rajiv Gandhi killers

    The Indian state of Tamil Nadu has announced it will free seven prisoners convicted of helping to assassinate former Indian...

  28. February 14, 2014

    Postcard from . . . Sri Lanka: a seaplane service that’s making waves

    High in Sri Lanka’s hill country, Kandy has what must rank as one of the world’s most scenic airports. Ringed on both sides...

  29. beyondbrics

    February 6, 2014

    India tourism: set for visa-on-arrival big boost?

    Visa? Tick. India’s long-awaited plan to extend the option of a visa on arrival to more tourists was finally confirmed this...

  30. beyondbrics

    February 4, 2014

    Mauritius: storm brewing

    This is cyclone 96S, currently heading for the island of Mauritius: Source: MetoMauritius This is the Mauritian rupee, off...

  31. beyondbrics

    January 28, 2014

    Doing business in Sri Lanka: a cautionary tale

    A leading British hotelier in Sri Lanka faces deportation after hanging the Sri Lankan flag upside down. Should foreign...

  32. January 12, 2014

    Fears for Bangladeshi democracy rumble across region

    Democracy in Bangladesh might not be as dead as Khaleda Zia, the country’s opposition leader, would have the world believe,...

  33. December 17, 2013

    Asia’s casinos face a tough fight to attract overseas high-rollers

    Casinos are big business in Asia, but the scale of the bets now being placed on its growth is staggering. The latest punt...

  34. December 8, 2013

    Stand by the ICC

    Eleven years ago the International Criminal Court was established to prosecute individuals for genocide, war crimes and...

  35. November 20, 2013

    Tea traders see price recovery brewing

    When Williamson Tea Kenya, one of the biggest growers of the leaf in Africa, released its quarterly results earlier this...

  36. November 17, 2013

    Commonwealth hedges criticism of Sri Lankan human rights

    COLOMBO – Sri Lanka’s human rights record was glaringly absent from a communiqué ssued by Commonwealth leaders on Sunday at...

  37. beyondbrics

    November 16, 2013

    Commonwealth: to what extent a club of unfree nations?

    The Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka, a country that still represses civil liberties, has prompted attacks on the attendees...

  38. November 16, 2013

    Cameron says Sri Lanka must complete war crimes probe by 2014

    David Cameron has set Sri Lanka a deadline of March 2014 to complete its investigation into alleged war crimes committed...

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