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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
The crisis in the Maldives, explained

The crisis in the Maldives, explained

( By Dr.Nayma Qayum.She is an assistant professor and chair of the Asian Studies department at Manhattanville College.) If you’ve heard of…

Dr.Nayma Qayum
Transforming Asia sets new challenge for India

Transforming Asia sets new challenge for India

India’s annual summit meetings with the Asean countries began 15 years ago, though inviting all 10 members to our Republic…

K C Singh- Former Secretary EAM
Sri Lanka’s Local Government Polls: Time To Send Signals?

Sri Lanka’s Local Government Polls: Time To Send Signals?

(By Dr. S. I. Keethaponcalan ) Local Government (LG) bodies in Sri Lanka are one of the cornerstones of public administration and…

Dr. S. I. Keethaponcalan
Nepal, Lanka, Maldives: Delhi strategy in tatters?

Nepal, Lanka, Maldives: Delhi strategy in tatters?

Indira Gandhi had annexed Sikkim, thus eliminating a troublesome buffer with China, in 1975, besides severing Pakistan into two in…

K C Singh- Former Secretary EAM
Why India is buying the world’s emptiest airport

Why India is buying the world’s emptiest airport

(By Dr David Brewster)  Geopolitical rivalry between big powers sometimes yields odd results. The latest development in growing strategic competition…

Dr David Brewster
News Today

‘Perekop’ arrives at Colombo Port

‘Perekop’ arrives at Colombo Port

Russian Naval Training Ship ‘Perekop’ arrived at the Colombo Port on a goodwill visit wendsday (18).…

Sri Lanka will ensure resource utilization in sustainable manner: President

Sri Lanka will ensure resource utilization in sustainable manner: President

Our Government’s “Blue-Green” economic plan will ensure the full utilization of the ocean and other…

Commonwealth Heads of Government Executive Sessions

Commonwealth Heads of Government Executive Sessions

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May greeting President Maithripala Sirisena on his arrival…

Commonwealth to combat marine plastics pollution

Commonwealth to combat marine plastics pollution

New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Ghana have joined the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance – a…

India gave grant of Rs 4,312 crore to Afghanistan, Nepal and Lanka from 2014-18: Government

India gave grant of Rs 4,312 crore to Afghanistan, Nepal and Lanka from 2014-18: Government

India has given a grant of Rs 4,312 crore to Afghanistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka…

IMF head warns China on exporting debt through ‘Silk Road’ amid Sri Lanka troubles

IMF head warns China on exporting debt through ‘Silk Road’ amid Sri Lanka troubles

 IMF chief Christine Lagarde warned China on Thursday about saddling other countries with a “problematic…

Syria atop Iran’s talks with Asian countries: Parl. speaker

Syria atop Iran’s talks with Asian countries: Parl. speaker

 Prior to Leaving Tehran for a two-stop visit to countries of Vietnam and Sri Lanka,…

Việt Nam, Sri Lanka agree to boost bilateral ties

Việt Nam, Sri Lanka agree to boost bilateral ties

The third Việt Nam-Sri Lanka political consultation took place in Colombo on Wednesday, during which…

News Province
World Today

President Sirisena meets Japanese Emperor Akihito

President Sirisena meets Japanese Emperor Akihito

President Maithripala Sirisena met with Japanese Emperor Akihito in order to strengthen ties between the two countries in Tokyo earlier today. The President and first lady Jayanthi Sirisena were…

UN condemns anti-Muslim attacks in Sri Lanka

UN condemns anti-Muslim attacks in Sri Lanka

The UN’s political chief on Sunday condemned anti-Muslim violence that has targeted mosques and businesses in Sri Lanka as he wrapped up a three-day visit to the Indian…

UN Under-Secretary-General meets Premier

UN Under-Secretary-General meets Premier

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman at the Temple Trees in Colombo, today(9/3/2018). The United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General arrived in Sri…

Lanka has USD 18 bn climate-smart investments -IFC

Lanka has USD 18 bn climate-smart investments -IFC

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has estimated that Sri Lanka can envisage a total climate-smart investment opportunity of USD 18 billion during 2018 to 2030. In a survey…

Business

Sri Lanka targets USD2.5Bn in FDI in 2018, USD 5Bn by 2020:Fin Min

Sri Lanka targets USD2.5Bn in FDI in 2018, USD 5Bn by 2020:Fin Min

Sri Lanka’s government is looking at attracting up to US 2.5 billion dollars in Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in 2018, and…

Lanka’s forex reserve increases to US$ 7.9 bn in February

Lanka’s forex reserve increases to US$ 7.9 bn in February

Sri Lanka’s forex reserve assets increased to US$ 7.9 billion in February 2018, above the average four month import bill value…

China’s Sri Lanka investments to get around trade sanctions

China’s Sri Lanka investments to get around trade sanctions

China is considering investments in export industries in Sri Lanka partly to get around trade sanctions now being imposed on the…

Business mission from New Zealand to arrive in April

Business mission from New Zealand to arrive in April

A group of 20 delegates representing 13 innovative New Zealand companies will arrive in Colombo on 2nd April for a 3-day…

Travel

Sri Lanka targets Saudi tourism market

Sri Lanka targets Saudi tourism market

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has successfully concluded a two-day promotional mission to Saudi Arabia as part of its on-going efforts to develop new markets and increase…

Environment

Commonwealth to combat marine plastics pollution

Commonwealth to combat marine plastics pollution

New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Ghana have joined the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance – a body co-chaired by the UK and the Pacific island nation Vanuatu –…

Women

Rosy becomes first female Mayor of Colombo

Rosy becomes first female Mayor of Colombo

The first female Mayor of the Colombo Muncipal Council (CMC) Rosy Senanayake and 60 other UNP members elected to the CMC took oaths in the presence of…

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

Vaiko denied entry into Malaysia over ‘LTTE connections’

Vaiko denied entry into Malaysia over ‘LTTE connections’

MDMK chief Vaiko was stopped from entering Malaysia on Friday morning as his name is on the list of people who are against Malaysia. Vaiko went to Malaysia to attend the marriage…

South Asia

President Sirisena was able to deliver long term benefits to Sri Lanka

President  Sirisena was able to deliver long term benefits to Sri Lanka

The Indian President Ram Nath Kovind says the current President Maithripala Sirisena has been able to deliver long term benefits to Sri Lanka while establishing peace and…

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…