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    1. August 23, 2015

      Sri Lanka says good riddance to Rajapaksa

      Sri Lankan voters have dealt a decisive blow to the comeback ambitions of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who ran...

    2. August 19, 2015

      Sri Lanka plans ‘big bang’ reforms

      Sri Lanka’s incoming government plans to push forward with a range of “big bang” reforms to open up its financial...

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    1. August 18, 2015

      New era for Sri Lanka as Rajapaksa loses

      As former president Mahinda Rajapaksa comes to terms with his second electoral defeat in eight months, many in Sri...

    2. August 18, 2015

      Mahinda Rajapaksa poised for defeat in Sri Lanka poll

      Early results in Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections show former president Mahinda Rajapaksa heading for defeat, ending...

    3. August 17, 2015

      Sri Lanka’s prime minister pledges continued China ties

      Sri Lanka’s controversial investment ties with China are set to continue amid a broader push to attract foreign capital...

    4. August 16, 2015

      Former Sri Lankan leader plots election comeback

      Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa struck a defiant tone in front of thousands of cheering supporters at his last...

    5. August 12, 2015

      Sri Lanka murder probe hinders Rajapaksa comeback

      Attempts by Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s former president, to launch an unlikely comeback in parliamentary elections...

    6. FT Alphaville

      July 30, 2015

      A sovereign legal scorecard

      First let’s start with a scatter chart, courtesy of Charles Robertson at Renaissance Capital. Click to enlarge… That...

    7. July 30, 2015

      Google signs up Sri Lanka as first Project Loon partner

      Project Loon, Google’s stratospheric internet access project, has signed its first national agreement with the...

    8. July 13, 2015

      Gallery Café, Colombo

      Where 2 Alfred House Rd WiFi Yes Plug sockets Yes Espresso Rs450 ($3.30) Open 10am-midnight Mon-Sun Privacy 4/5 Since...

    9. beyondbrics

      July 2, 2015

      Democratisation and the investment consequences for frontier markets

      March 28 this year was a date for the history books. It marked the first time the Nigerian presidential election had...

    10. June 26, 2015

      The Austrian art curator who built a school in Sri Lanka

      Serendipity is what brought Kathrin Messner to Sri Lanka — appropriately enough, given the word’s origin. Coined by...

    11. May 8, 2015

      Asean countries to benefit from China’s waning competitiveness

      Just over one-third of the manufacturers in China’s Pearl River delta — the country’s export powerhouse — plan to shift...

    12. April 6, 2015

      China cannot believe its luck over new investment bank

      The Chinese government can scarcely believe its own luck. Heaping Asian insult upon Capitol Hill injury, last week...

    13. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2015

      bb review: is Nigeria really the most attractive frontier market?

      “Buy when there’s blood in the streets,” Baron Rothschild once famously said. Applying that wisdom to emerging markets,...

    14. March 10, 2015

      Modi launches charm offensive in Indian Ocean backyard

      Narendra Modi is due to arrive in Mauritius on Tuesday at the start of visits to three Indian Ocean island nations, as...

    15. February 28, 2015

      Sri Lanka to review terms of Chinese loans

      Sri Lanka’s foreign minister said on Saturday that his government would send a delegation to Beijing to discuss...

    16. beyondbrics

      February 26, 2015

      Asia's coconuts go global - but what about the farmers?

      For centuries, street vendors across southeast Asia have hacked open fresh coconuts, selling their refreshing water to...

    17. February 20, 2015

      Cause for optimism about global health

      Given the clouds of pessimism sweeping across the world, it is a good time to ask a simple question: is global health...

    18. February 17, 2015

      UN delays release of Sri Lanka war crimes report

      The UN will delay for six months a much-awaited report into alleged war crimes committed during Sri Lanka’s civil war,...

    19. February 8, 2015

      Twenty20 cricket has driven ODI sixes hit to one every 11 overs

      Next week New Zealand hosts Sri Lanka in the opening fixture of the 11th Cricket World Cup. When the sides met in...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      February 4, 2015

      Independence Day in Sri Lanka

      Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil dancers from the northern province perform during Independence Day celebrations in Colombo, Sri...

    21. February 2, 2015

      Casino projects founder after Sri Lanka poll

      Australian billionaire James Packer has finally walked away from controversial plans to open his first casino in Sri...

    22. January 30, 2015

      The call of Galle: Sri Lankan homes in demand since end of war

      The ruined ramparts of Galle Fort feel out of place in this peaceful seaside town. The bastioned stone walls, built by...

    23. beyondbrics

      January 29, 2015

      New Sri Lankan government hobbled by old Chinese debts?

      The Chinese banks and companies that have bankrolled Sri Lanka’s recent infrastructure boom have much to lose from the...

    24. beyondbrics

      January 21, 2015

      Uphill economic task for Sri Lanka's new president

      As Sri Lanka’s new president, Maithripala Sirisena, takes the reigns in Colombo, the focus is on his plans to overhaul...

    25. beyondbrics

      January 19, 2015

      Guest post: can India repeat China's ascent?

      By Frederic Neumann, HSBC Things in China look a bit soggy. True, growth a touch above 7 per cent is nothing to sneer...

    26. The World

      January 16, 2015

      Sri Lanka and an unravelling string of pearls

      The recent Sri Lankan presidential election was remarkable for several reasons. First, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the...

    27. January 16, 2015

      Sri Lanka’s new president appoints central bank governor

      Arjuna Mahendran, a former private banker, has been appointed to head the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in the latest sign...

    28. January 14, 2015

      Rajapaksa’s defeat holds lessons for Asia’s rightwing leaders

      Pope Francis rounded off his two-day trip to Sri Lanka on Wednesday by visiting a jungle shrine in the island’s...

    29. beyondbrics

      January 14, 2015

      Sri Lankan election result stirs optimism for Jetwing boss

      When the government finally defeated separatist Tamil guerrillas in 2009 – bringing an end to a 25-year civil war –...

    30. January 13, 2015

      Pope Francis calls for reconciliation in Sri Lanka

      The Pope in Sri Lanka Pope Francis has urged Sri Lanka to investigate the “truth” behind events during its bloody civil...

    31. FT Alphaville

      January 12, 2015

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      A show of unity in Paris, an AirAsia black box and Apple’s secret door More than 3.7m marched in Paris and across...

    32. beyondbrics

      January 12, 2015

      Corruption is key issue as Sri Lankan poll ousts president

      The streets of Colombo were strangely quiet in the hours after Mahinda Rajapaksa, the former Sri Lankan president,...

    33. January 12, 2015

      Five themes colour Pope’s Asia agenda

      Pope Francis departs on Monday for his second trip to Asia — and his seventh international visit — since he was elected...

    34. January 9, 2015

      Maithripala Sirisena faces task of repairing Sri Lanka’s image

      Maithripala Sirisena was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new president in front of cheering crowds on Friday evening after his...

    35. January 9, 2015

      Profile: Maithripala Sirisena

      Following his resounding victory, Maithripala Sirisena is the new leader of Sri Lanka’s 21m people and $67bn economy....

    36. January 9, 2015

      Stocks retreat after US payrolls data

      Friday 21.00 GMT. Global stocks ended the week on the back foot while Treasury bond prices rose and the dollar’s recent...

    37. January 9, 2015

      Opposition’s Sirisena wins election in Sri Lanka

      President Mahinda Rajapaksa conceded defeat in Sri Lanka’s election early on Friday, handing the reins to opposition...

    38. January 7, 2015

      Sri Lanka: Test for triumphalism

      The Port of Colombo ranks among the busiest in south Asia, with gigantic red and yellow cranes shifting millions of...

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