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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

Listed Sri Lanka hospitals have strong growth prospects: Fitch

Listed Sri Lanka hospitals have strong growth prospects: Fitch

Sri Lanka’s listed hospitals will continue to grow strongly given growing demand for private health…

SL Embassy in Beijing participates in International Film and TV Exhibition

SL Embassy in Beijing participates in International Film and TV Exhibition

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing participated in the 15th International Film and TV…

President Trump nominates Alaina B. Teplitz as Ambassador to Sri Lanka

President Trump nominates Alaina B. Teplitz as Ambassador to Sri Lanka

Washington,DC: The United States President Donald Trump Thursday nominated career foreign service officer Alaina B…

Interest rates on Chinese loans to Lanka ‘very low’: envoy

Interest rates on Chinese loans to Lanka ‘very low’: envoy

Chinese Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan yesterday said there is no truth in alleged Chinese militarization of…

Austrian banks grant Rs2.7bn interest free loans for university & health sectors

Austrian banks grant Rs2.7bn interest free loans for university & health sectors

Two Austrian banks have provided over 2.7 billion rupees worth interest free loans for health…

IFC to finance Fairway Sri Lanka’s waste-to-energy firm

IFC to finance Fairway Sri Lanka’s waste-to-energy firm

Washington based International Finance Corporation said it is planning to help finance a 67 million…

ADB gives US$453mn for Sri Lanka’s Mahaweli water security investment

ADB gives US$453mn for Sri Lanka’s Mahaweli water security investment

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is giving Sri Lanka a loan of US$453 million to…

Sri Lanka among 23 countries vulnerable to Chinese debt distress: Study

Sri Lanka among 23 countries vulnerable to Chinese debt distress: Study

Sri Lanka has been classified as a highly vulnerable country to debt distress of China’s…

News Province
World Today

Malaysia foils smuggling of 131 Sri Lankan immigrants

Malaysia foils smuggling of 131 Sri Lankan immigrants

Malaysian police have intercepted a tanker with 131 Sri Lankans believed bound for Australia and New Zealand, smashing a large human smuggling ring that has been operating for…

Mangala leads lankan delegation to adb manila confab

Mangala leads lankan delegation to adb manila confab

Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera will lead the Sri Lankan delegation at the 51st Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors’ Annual Meeting 2018 at the…

Cuba pledged to support Sri Lanka’s health sector

Cuba pledged to support Sri Lanka’s health sector

The Cuban Government pledged extended its fullest support to develop the Sri Lankan health sector, Health Ministry spokesman said today. The Cuban public Health Minister Roberto Morales Ojeda…

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…

Business

China Harbour Engineering to construct 7-star Achilleion project

China Harbour Engineering to construct 7-star Achilleion project

 Sri Lankan real estate player Blue Mountain has signed an agreement with China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. (CHEC) to build Achilleion, its…

Mangala leads lankan delegation to adb manila confab

Mangala leads lankan delegation to adb manila confab

Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera will lead the Sri Lankan delegation at the 51st Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board…

India’s rice exports surge to record high in 2017-18

India’s rice exports surge to record high in 2017-18

India’s rice exports surged 18 per cent from a year ago to a record 12.7 million tonnes in 2017-18 on good…

Pakistani investors came to explore new investment opportunities

Pakistani investors came to explore new investment opportunities

A group of investors from several Pakistani companies has come to Sri Lanka to look into several new investment opportunities in…

Travel

Japan firm eyes electric three wheeler plant in Sri Lanka

Japan firm eyes electric three wheeler plant in Sri Lanka

Tokyo-based Future Science Research Inc, has expressed interest in starting an electric three wheeler factory in Sri Lanka catering to the domestic market, the ministry of industries…

Environment

Seabased rides Sri Lanka wave

Seabased rides Sri Lanka wave

Swedish wave energy company Seabased is working with Infocom Connect to develop renewables projects in Sri Lanka. The first project the partners will work on is a…

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

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 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…