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Managing Sri Lanka – China Economic Relations: BRI, Debt, and Diplomacy

Managing Sri Lanka – China Economic Relations: BRI, Debt, and Diplomacy

(Dr. Dushni Weerakoon) China holds approximately 9% of Sri Lanka’s total outstanding debt as of 2017, and 14% amongst bilateral…

Dr. Dushni Weerakoon
Sending Sri Lankans and Receiving Chinese Workers: Emerging Trend of Labour Migration in Sri Lanka

Sending Sri Lankans and Receiving Chinese Workers: Emerging Trend of Labour Migration in Sri Lanka

(By  Dr.Bilesha Weeraratne)   Kamal, a construction labourer living on-site in Colombo, finds it difficult to make ends meet with his…

Dr.Bilesha Weeraratne
Explore All Options! Single Window Operational Models for Sri Lanka

Explore All Options! Single Window Operational Models for Sri Lanka

(By Janaka Wijayasiri PhD) Sri Lanka is committed to establishing a National Single Window (NSW) for international trade as a policy priority,…

Janaka Wijayasiri PhD
Regulating Inbound Migration: ‘In’s and ‘Out’s of Sri Lanka’s Policy Framework

Regulating Inbound Migration: ‘In’s and ‘Out’s of Sri Lanka’s Policy Framework

(By  Dr.Bilesha Weeraratne) With the recent signing of the Sri Lanka – Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA), as well as…

Dr.Bilesha Weeraratne
Balancing the Chinese presence in Sri Lanka: India and Japan’s game of the stag hunt

Balancing the Chinese presence in Sri Lanka: India and Japan’s game of the stag hunt

(By Eshan Jayawardena , a guest lecturer at the Open University of Sri Lanka.)The rivalry existing between China and India is…

Eshan Jayawardena – Guest lecturer
Malnutrition in Sri Lanka: A Persistent Problem

Malnutrition in Sri Lanka: A Persistent Problem

Although Sri Lanka performs well in most health indicators, child nutrition is still a major challenge. Sri Lanka Human Development Report…

Priyanka Jayawardena – Research Economist
News Today

Sri Lanka’s ceramic firms snarled in regulations; calls for more protection

Sri Lanka’s ceramic firms snarled in regulations; calls for more protection

Sri Lanka’s ceramic tile makers are snarled in a plethora mining and transport regulations blocking…

Sri Lanka on new EU list of high risk countries

Sri Lanka on new EU list of high risk countries

Sri Lanka has been placed on a new European Union list of high risk third…

Sri Lanka and EU advance on Sustainable Consumption and Production commitments

Sri Lanka and EU advance on Sustainable Consumption and Production commitments

The successful partnership between Sri Lanka and the European Union (EU) on Sustainable Consumption and…

Three Iranian ships arrive at port of Colombo

Three Iranian ships arrive at port of Colombo

The Iranian naval ships; Bushehr, Lavan and Bayandore arrived at the port of Colombo on…

World Bank VP says Sri Lanka among stronger economies in SA

World Bank VP says Sri Lanka among stronger economies in SA

The World Bank yesterday tipped Sri Lanka as one of the stronger economies in the…

President and PM condemn Pulwama terror attack

President and PM condemn Pulwama terror attack

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have condemned the Pulwama terrorist attack and…

‘India, SL could be example by growing together’

‘India, SL could be example by growing together’

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that India and Sri Lanka could be examples for South…

Kenya, Sri Lanka surpass India in CTC Tea exports

Kenya, Sri Lanka surpass India in CTC Tea exports

Kenya and Sri Lanka have continued to surpass India in CTC (Crush, Tear, Curl) Tea…

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World Today

World Bank VP says Sri Lanka among stronger economies in SA

World Bank VP says Sri Lanka among stronger economies in SA

The World Bank yesterday tipped Sri Lanka as one of the stronger economies in the South Asian region, but asserted the country is yet to reach its full…

Two “Wave Rider” produced by Navy donated to Seychelles

Two “Wave Rider” produced by Navy donated to Seychelles

Two “Wave Rider” craft produced by the Inshore Patrol Craft Construction Project established at the Naval base Welisara, were handed over to Seychelles government in a ceremony held…

Queen Elizabeth extends wishes on Independence Day

Queen Elizabeth extends wishes on Independence Day

Queen Elizabeth II in a message on Sri Lanka’s Independence Day has extended her best wishes for the good fortune and happiness of the people of Sri Lanka…

Norway and FAO welcome findings of the Nansen survey

Norway and FAO welcome findings of the Nansen survey

National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) and Institute of Marine Research, Norway (IMR) held an event to launch the main research findings of the survey carried…

Business

Sri Lanka’s ceramic firms snarled in regulations; calls for more protection

Sri Lanka’s ceramic firms snarled in regulations; calls for more protection

Sri Lanka’s ceramic tile makers are snarled in a plethora mining and transport regulations blocking access to raw materials and increasing…

Kenya, Sri Lanka surpass India in CTC Tea exports

Kenya, Sri Lanka surpass India in CTC Tea exports

Kenya and Sri Lanka have continued to surpass India in CTC (Crush, Tear, Curl) Tea export, although the combined production of…

Garment exporters keen on using Colombo port

Garment exporters keen on using Colombo port

Local garment exporters are keen on using the sea port in Colombo as it would save them time and money. “In…

Floriculture products muster over US$ 16 mn in 2017

Floriculture products muster over US$ 16 mn in 2017

Sri Lanka has earned around US$ 16 million in 2017 by exporting floriculture products. Of that 39% of products are exported…

Travel

Sri Lanka targets million tourists in 2019: minister

Sri Lanka targets million tourists in 2019: minister

Sri Lanka is targeting three million tourists for 2019 Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga said, after missing a 2.5 million target for 2018 partly due to a…

Environment

Sri Lanka ready to create artificial rain for hydropower generation

Sri Lanka ready to create artificial rain for hydropower generation

Ceylon Electricity Board and Sri Lanka Air Force today signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate the project of creating artificial rain for hydropower generation. The Air…

Women

SL embassy celebrates Vietnam Women’s Day

SL embassy celebrates Vietnam Women’s Day

The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Vietnam, Hasanthi U. Dissanayake, for the third consecutive year, organised an informal networking reception at her official residence to celebrate Vietnam…

Children

Girls above 10 years to be vaccinated against HPV

Girls above 10 years to be vaccinated against HPV

All Sri Lankan girls aged above 10 will be vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Health Ministry spokesman said. According to the spokesman, the vaccine will…

Tamilnadu

The forgotten people: on Sri Lankan refugees

The forgotten people: on Sri Lankan refugees

In recent months, the focus of the media has been on the Rohingya refugees in India. But the plight of Sri Lankan refugees, who have been here…

South Asia

President and PM condemn Pulwama terror attack

President and PM condemn Pulwama terror attack

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have condemned the Pulwama terrorist attack and offered their condolences to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At least 37…

Middle East

Sri Lanka says no change to policy on Palestine

Sri Lanka says no change to policy on Palestine

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera on Tuesday said there was no change to the country’s policy towards Palestine. Samaraweera made the remarks in the parliament. He…

Africa

Sustaining growth in less supportive environment

Sustaining growth in less supportive environment

It is quite likely you are reading this on a smartphone or tablet assembled in an emerging market economy. The beverage beside you could well be tea…