Savithri Rodrigo

Sri Lanka’s most vulnerable paddy farmers get fertilizer, seed and training

Colombo Sri Lanka (Commonwealth Union)_The economic crisis including the ban of fertilizer from about two years ago has seen Sri Lanka’s farmers, especially smallholder...

South Africa’s load shedding burdening industry, developing legislation for energy projects

By Savithri Rodrigo Cape Town, South Africa (Commonwealth Union)_Plagued by electricity blackouts which are slowly grinding Africa’s most industrialised economy to a halt, South Africa...

Sri Lankan President calls for end to divisive politics, minority discrimination

Colombo Sri Lanka (Commonwealth Union)_Sri Lanka celebrated 75 years of independence from the British amidst economic turmoil and seemingly insurmountable social challenges.  While there...

Cryptocurrency idea pitched by Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper rejected by Sri Lanka

By Savithri Rodrigo Colombo Sri Lanka (Commonwealth Union)_American billionaire and cryptocurrency evangelist Tim Draper who was in Sri Lanka to shoot an episode of his...

Seychelles is Africa’s least corrupt country in 2022, tops rank for fifth year

By Savithri Rodrigo Victoria, Seychelles (Commonwealth Union)_Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean has been ranked the least corrupt country in the...

The Queen is out – Indigenous Culture is in!

Sydney Australia (Commonwealth Union)_Australia decides to remove the illustration of Queen Elizabeth II adorning its AUSD5 banknotes with designs that reflect and honour Australia’s...

Educational accessibility more important than spending on Independence Day celebrations

Dodoma, Tanzania (Commonwealth Union)_Tanzania’s first female president Samia Hassan took a bold step this year to cancel Independence Day celebrations citing more urgent priorities...

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