3-D Features
Food Security: Does it Matter for Sri Lanka?

Food Security: Does it Matter for Sri Lanka?

(By Manoj Thibbotuwawa- Research Fellow at the IPS)Over eight hundred million people in the world do not have enough to…

Manoj Thibbotuwawa PhD
Where should Donald Trump begin in South Asia?

Where should Donald Trump begin in South Asia?

(By Alyssa Ayres is senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the CFR)Donald J. Trump will assume the…

Alyssa Ayres – Senior Fellow,CFR
Implementing Green Goals in SDGs in Sri Lanka

Implementing Green Goals in SDGs in Sri Lanka

(By Kanchana Wickramasinghe – Research Economist  IPS) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) takes more of an integrated approach when compared to the Millennium…

Kanchana Wickramasinghe – Research Economist
New dawn for India-Sri Lanka relations

New dawn for India-Sri Lanka relations

( PK Balachandran – Senior Journalist ) Historically, relations between India and Sri Lanka have been fraught with controversies and…

PK Balachandran – Senior Journalist
SAARC Minus X

SAARC Minus X

(By Dr Pradumna B. Rana) India and four other countries pulled out of the 19th summit of the South Asia Association…

Dr Pradumna B. Rana
The India–Sri Lanka fisheries dispute: Creating a win-win in the palk bay

The India–Sri Lanka fisheries dispute: Creating a win-win in the palk bay

( By Prof. V. Suryanarayan ) The Palk Bay, a narrow strip of water separating the state of Tamil Nadu in India…

Prof. V. Suryanarayan
News Today

‘Jealous’ India Must Rethink Opposition To China’s Investment In Sri Lanka: Chinese Media

‘Jealous’ India Must Rethink Opposition To China’s Investment In Sri Lanka: Chinese Media

India should rethink its opposition to Chinese investments in Sri Lanka and join the port…

President calls for UN, FAO, and WFP involvement in drought relief

President calls for UN, FAO, and WFP involvement in drought relief

The United Nations and its affiliated bodies would take a serious note on the impending…

Sri Lanka eyes oil imports from Iran

Sri Lanka eyes oil imports from Iran

In a meeting with Iran’s FM Zarif, Sri Lankan Minister of Science announced that his…

Mangala meets with Commonwealth Secretary-General

Mangala meets with Commonwealth Secretary-General

Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera met with Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at Marlborough House on…

Commission proposes reinstating Sri Lankan trade concession

Commission proposes reinstating Sri Lankan trade concession

The European Commission on Wednesday (11 January) proposed that the bloc reinstates a trade concession to…

New resident magistrate takes oath

New resident magistrate takes oath

FORMER Sri Lankan district judge Geethani Wijesinghe Widanelage was sworn in today(13-01-2017) as Fiji’s new…

2-5 year Resident Visas for foreigners investing over USD 300, 000

2-5 year Resident Visas for foreigners investing over USD 300, 000

Resident Visas for up to 5 years would be issued to foreigners who would invest a…

Italian Naval Ship ‘Carabiniere’ arrives in the island

Italian Naval Ship ‘Carabiniere’ arrives in the island

Making a good will visit the Italian Naval Ship ‘Carabiniere’ arrived at the Port of…

News Province
World Today

Sri Lanka eyes oil imports from Iran

Sri Lanka eyes oil imports from Iran

In a meeting with Iran’s FM Zarif, Sri Lankan Minister of Science announced that his country is still interested in purchasing oil and related products from the Islamic…

Commission proposes reinstating Sri Lankan trade concession

Commission proposes reinstating Sri Lankan trade concession

The European Commission on Wednesday (11 January) proposed that the bloc reinstates a trade concession to Sri Lanka as an incentive to the government to promote human rights and…

Ban Ki-moon returns to South Korea in bid to lead It

Ban Ki-moon returns to South Korea in bid to lead It

Ban Ki-moon, a former United Nations chief and prominent international figure, returns on Thursday to his native South Korea in an increasingly uphill effort to succeed the nation’s…

New resident magistrate takes oath

New resident magistrate takes oath

FORMER Sri Lankan district judge Geethani Wijesinghe Widanelage was sworn in today(13-01-2017) as Fiji’s new Resident Magistrate by President Jioji Konrote. Magistrate Widanelage took her oath at the…

Business

2-5 year Resident Visas for foreigners investing over USD 300, 000

2-5 year Resident Visas for foreigners investing over USD 300, 000

Resident Visas for up to 5 years would be issued to foreigners who would invest a minimum of US $ 300 000…

Governor welcomes greater powers for CBSL

Governor welcomes greater powers for CBSL

The government has announced its intention to restructure the Central Bank to give greater powers to the Central Bank to regulate…

Sri Lanka to bring new foreign exchange controls

Sri Lanka to bring new foreign exchange controls

Sri Lanka will bring a new foreign exchange law ‘to protect foreign reserves from irregular transactions’ a budget for 2017 has…

Widening of FTA: India, Sri Lanka officials to meet this month

Widening of FTA: India, Sri Lanka officials to meet this month

Senior officials of India and Sri Lanka will meet this month in the island nation to discuss broadening of the existing…

Travel

SilkAir to add Colombo to network

SilkAir to add Colombo to network

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines (SIA), will commence flights to Colombo on April 8,2017.SilkAir will operate three flights per week, taking over SIA’s SQ466/SQ467 service.…

Environment

President calls for UN, FAO, and WFP involvement in drought relief

President calls for UN, FAO, and WFP involvement in drought relief

The United Nations and its affiliated bodies would take a serious note on the impending drought situation in Sri Lanka and assured President Mainthipala Sirisena to extend…

Women

New resident magistrate takes oath

New resident magistrate takes oath

FORMER Sri Lankan district judge Geethani Wijesinghe Widanelage was sworn in today(13-01-2017) as Fiji’s new Resident Magistrate by President Jioji Konrote. Magistrate Widanelage took her oath at…

Children

I was adopted from a Sri Lankan village and returned to find my birth mother

I was adopted from a Sri Lankan village and returned to find my birth mother

I’ve since set up a charity When I was a baby, I was adopted from a small village in Sri Lanka. For most of my life, I…

Tamilnadu

Indian, Sri Lankan fishermen repatriated

Indian, Sri Lankan fishermen repatriated

Fifty-one Indian and three Sri Lankan fishermen were on Tuesday repatriated to their respective countries in line with the decision taken at recent ministerial-level talks held in…

South Asia

Privilege to participate: Chandrababu Naidu

Privilege to participate: Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said he was  privileged to participate at the second anniversary celebration of the government of President Maithripala Sirisena. He said he…

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

Sri Lanka says 32 “elite” Muslims have joined IS in Syria

Sri Lanka says 32 “elite” Muslims have joined IS in Syria

Thirty-two Sri Lankan Muslims from “well-educated and elite” families have joined Islamic State in Syria, the justice minister said on Friday, adding that the government would not…