3-D Features
Fishing in troubled waters

Fishing in troubled waters

(By M.A. Sumanthiran M.P) The issue of poaching by Indian trawlers in Sri Lankan waters has over the years become an increasingly…

M. A. Sumanthiran – Parliamentarian
Sri Lanka ‘very concerned’ about the probable impact of a British exit from the EU

Sri Lanka ‘very concerned’ about the probable impact of a British exit from the EU

( By Ranil Wickremesinghe – Prime Minister ) As a politician who was first elected to Government in 1977, I have…

Ranil Wickremesinghe – Prime Minister
India & Lanka: Is bonhomie fading?

India & Lanka: Is bonhomie fading?

(By Padma Rao Sundarji – A senior freelance journalist specialising in foreign affairs.) At his weekly media briefing on May 12, the…

Padma Rao Sundarji -Senior freelance journalist
Colombo port, China and India

Colombo port, China and India

(By Dr Amitendu Palit ) Resolution of the impasse between Sri Lanka and China on the construction of a Chinese-funded port…

Dr Amitendu Palit PhD
Trade in a Time of Protectionism

Trade in a Time of Protectionism

(By Ranil Wickremesinghe – Prime Minister of Sri Lanka) As China’s economy slows and growth in the developed world remains anemic,…

Ranil Wickremesighe – Prime Minister
Reducing fertilizer dependency in paddy farming in Sri Lanka:Should we change our approach?

Reducing fertilizer dependency in paddy farming in Sri Lanka:Should we change our approach?

(By Chatura Rodrigo) Sri Lanka’s paddy farming solely depended on organic fertilizer many years ago; but the use of chemical…

Chatura Rodrigo – Research Economist
News Today

Baby elephants become latest status symbol among Sri Lanka’s rich

Baby elephants become latest status symbol among Sri Lanka’s rich

Expensive and high-maintenance, baby elephants have become the ultimate status symbol for Sri Lanka’s wealthy…

Sushma Swaraj assures solution on fishermen issue

Sushma Swaraj assures solution on fishermen issue

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday told a delegation of fishermen associations from Tamil…

Suspicious vessel seized off seas in Galle

Suspicious vessel seized off seas in Galle

The Sri Lanka Navy, together with the Sri Lanka Coast Guard seized a suspicious cargo…

Zeid wants use of cluster bombs by Lankan forces probed

Zeid wants use of cluster bombs by Lankan forces probed

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid, has called for a probe into…

Tamil Nadu police holds 12 Lankan Tamils escaping to Australia

Tamil Nadu police holds 12 Lankan Tamils escaping to Australia

A new and scary dimension is now added to the long-standing problem of the trafficking…

Cluster bombs in war zones: Lanka rejects link with govt. forces

Cluster bombs in war zones: Lanka rejects link with govt. forces

The Sri Lankan Government has rejected that it used weapons in the former war-hit areas…

Refugees should return, returnees are happy: SC Chandrahasan

Refugees should return, returnees are happy: SC Chandrahasan

There are about 65,000 refugees living these camps, almost half of them born here to…

Asylum seekers need public health assistance

Asylum seekers need public health assistance

More than 40 Sri Lankans were stranded in Indonesian waters following a failure of their…

News Province
World Today

Zeid wants use of cluster bombs by Lankan forces probed

Zeid wants use of cluster bombs by Lankan forces probed

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid, has called for a probe into allegations that cluster bombs were used by the Sri Lankan Security Forces in…

EU referendum: UK’s EU commissioner Lord Hill to resign

EU referendum: UK’s EU commissioner Lord Hill to resign

The UK’s European Commissioner Lord Hill is to stand down, saying “what is done cannot be undone” after the UK voted to leave the European Union. In a…

Asylum seekers need public health assistance

Asylum seekers need public health assistance

More than 40 Sri Lankans were stranded in Indonesian waters following a failure of their boat’s engine. The group of asylum seekers includes a pregnant woman and children…

Indonesia lets aid groups assist stranded Sri Lankan Tamil refugees

Indonesia lets aid groups assist stranded Sri Lankan Tamil refugees

Indonesia has allowed international humanitarian organisations to assist Sri Lankan Tamil refugees stranded in Aceh after bad weather foiled much-criticised plans to tow the group’s boat back into…

Business

Flow of investments from Oman to Sri Lanka on the upswing

Flow of investments from Oman to Sri Lanka on the upswing

A large number of Omanis are turning to Sri Lanka to invest in property, infrastructure development and the farming sector, officials…

Sri Lanka seeks new agreement for Colombo Port City

Sri Lanka seeks new agreement for Colombo Port City

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister has appointed a committee to look into the possibility of formulating a new agreement for the Colombo…

Singapore, Sri Lanka keen to pursue bilateral free trade pact

Singapore, Sri Lanka keen to pursue bilateral free trade pact

Singapore and Sri Lanka are both keen to pursue a bilateral free trade agreement, ministers from both countries have said on…

Singapore Biz delegation here in June

Singapore Biz delegation here in June

Co-operation between Sri Lanka and Singapore is projected to increase with the visit of Singapore’s Trade and Industry Minister S. Iswaran…

Travel

Post-civil war, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry having one great run

Post-civil war, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry having one great run

In 2009, 4,48,000 arrivals were recorded, while in 2015 it had grown by a little over 300 p.c. to 17, 98, 380 visitors. Post-civil war, Sri Lanka’s tourism…

Environment

Baby elephants become latest status symbol among Sri Lanka’s rich

Baby elephants become latest status symbol among Sri Lanka’s rich

Expensive and high-maintenance, baby elephants have become the ultimate status symbol for Sri Lanka’s wealthy elite — a trend that has horrified conservationists and prompted a government…

Women

Women take charge as populist surge sweeps Italy

Women take charge as populist surge sweeps Italy

Virginia Raggi was elected Sunday as Rome’s first female mayor in a triumph for the populist Five Star Movement (M5S) that represents a stinging setback for Italian…

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

Refugees should return, returnees are happy: SC Chandrahasan

Refugees should return, returnees are happy: SC Chandrahasan

There are about 65,000 refugees living these camps, almost half of them born here to parents who had fled by boats from the Eelam war zones. Almost…

South Asia

Coast Guard to sign MoU to conduct joint exercises with Lanka, Myanmar

Coast Guard to sign MoU to conduct joint exercises with Lanka, Myanmar

Indian Coast Guard will be signing a memorandum of understanding to conduct joint exercises with Sri Lankan and Myanmar Coast Guards, according to Director-General of Indian Coast…

Middle East

Al-Salem receives deputy foreign minister of Sri Lanka

Al-Salem receives deputy foreign minister of Sri Lanka

Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Salem met at his office here yesterday with Deputy Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Harsha de…

Africa

China, Nigeria pledge to further promote strategic relations

China, Nigeria pledge to further promote strategic relations

China and Nigeria has pledged to further promote their strategic partnership during the state visit of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. To further deepen the two countries’ friendship…