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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
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
News Today

Colombo Port’s deep water capacity to enhance by March

Colombo Port’s deep water capacity to enhance by March

Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) has announced a significant equipment additionthat will enhance the terminal’s…

Global player to run bunkering in Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port

Global player to run bunkering in Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port

 A global player in the bunkering business will be selected soon to supply ship fuel…

BOI inks deals in tourism and pharmaceutical sectors

BOI inks deals in tourism and pharmaceutical sectors

The Board of Investment signed Agreements for projects in the field of hotels and the…

Lanka and IRRI sign framework to boost national rice sector

Lanka and IRRI sign framework to boost national rice sector

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Government of Sri Lanka today (18) inked a…

PTFD to conduct drug prevention in schools

PTFD to conduct drug prevention in schools

The Presidential Task Force on Drug Prevention will conduct a drug prevention week in schools…

Vestas bags EPC deal in Sri Lanka, 219 MW of turbine deals in China

Vestas bags EPC deal in Sri Lanka, 219 MW of turbine deals in China

Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) has secured an order to build Sri Lanka’s first large-scale…

Sri Lanka to get digital transit card for bus, rail transport

Sri Lanka to get digital transit card for bus, rail transport

Sri Lanka’s central bank is working to help introduce a digital transit card to be…

Sri Lanka mulls extending IMF deal amid soft-peg trouble

Sri Lanka mulls extending IMF deal amid soft-peg trouble

Sri Lanka may extend an International Monetary Fund program which due to end in the…

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Lanka and IRRI sign framework to boost national rice sector

Lanka and IRRI sign framework to boost national rice sector

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Government of Sri Lanka today (18) inked a comprehensive work plan to advance Sri Lanka’s rice self-sufficiency goals through joint research…

Chinese Ambassador reiterates support to develop Sri Lanka economy

Chinese Ambassador reiterates support to develop Sri Lanka economy

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera met with the Chinese Ambassador Cheng XueYuan and the delegation at the Treasury today, the Finance Ministry said. At the meeting, the Minister has apprised the…

EU Parliamentarians meet Finance Minister

EU Parliamentarians meet Finance Minister

Two European Union Parliamentary Members, Lord William Dartmouth and  Geoffrey Van Orden, who visited Sri Lanka as members of the “Friends of Sri Lanka Group”, paid a courtesy…

Marella Discovery makes maiden call to Colombo port

Marella Discovery makes maiden call to Colombo port

Super luxury passenger vessel M.V. Marella Discovery of Marella Cruises with 1,732 passengers and 764 crew on board made her maiden call at the Port of Colombo recently.Managing…

Business

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…

India Tea is likely to benefit from Sir Lanka wage hike

India Tea is likely to benefit from Sir Lanka wage hike

Indian Tea is likely to gain benefit from wage hike in Sri Lankan plantations and pesticide problems in Vietnam. India is…

Half of India’s surplus Sugar exported to Sri Lanka

Half of India’s surplus Sugar exported to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has developed as the largest sugar importer by contributing nearly half of India’s total sweetener exports during the current season beginning…

John Keells, Indra Traders sign agreement with BOI for TRI-ZEN

John Keells, Indra Traders sign agreement with BOI for TRI-ZEN

Braybrooke Residential Towers (Pvt) Ltd, signed an agreement with the Board of Investment for TRI-ZEN a pioneering residential development. The project…

Travel

Sri Lanka to get digital transit card for bus, rail transport

Sri Lanka to get digital transit card for bus, rail transport

Sri Lanka’s central bank is working to help introduce a digital transit card to be used in buses and trains and supporting infrastructure for ticketing and fare…

Environment

New Delhi and Beijing vie for influence in Sri Lanka

New Delhi and Beijing vie for influence in Sri Lanka

(Dr Manoj Kumar PhD) India, a big country with a large population drawn from diverse ethnic, cultural and linguistic communities sharing commonalities with other groups in the…

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

Reserve Bank of India agrees to provide USD400mn SWAP to Central Bank

Reserve Bank of India agrees to provide USD400mn SWAP to Central Bank

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has agreed to provide 400 million US dollars to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka under its SAARC SWAP facility which will…

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…