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Will Jaffna International Airport help the Northern economy take-off at last?

Will Jaffna International Airport help the Northern economy take-off at last?

[By Jekhan Aruliah]****The opening, strictly speaking the re-opening, of Jaffna International Airport (IATA airport code JAF) in October 2019 was…

Jekhan Aruliah
Palaly comes to life again

Palaly comes to life again

[By Capt Elmo Jayawardena ] *****17 October Sri Lanka is scheduled to re-open the Palaly Airport as its third international aerodrome.…

Capt Elmo Jayawardena
Emerging Technologies and Trade: Can Sri Lanka Stay Ahead of the Game?

Emerging Technologies and Trade: Can Sri Lanka Stay Ahead of the Game?

[ By Janaka Wijayasiri PhD  ]We live in an era marked by unprecedented technological change and innovations, which are transforming…

Janaka Wijayasiri PhD
Tourism vs. Remittances: Impact of Easter Attacks on Sri Lanka’s Foreign Exchange Earnings

Tourism vs. Remittances: Impact of Easter Attacks on Sri Lanka’s Foreign Exchange Earnings

(By Bilesha Weeraratne PhD) Sri Lanka was a few days short of celebrating a decade of peace since the end of…

Bilesha Weeraratne PhD
Counting the Cost: Terrorism and its Impact on the Sri Lankan Economy

Counting the Cost: Terrorism and its Impact on the Sri Lankan Economy

(By Dr. Dushni Weerakoon   )Terrorism is not an obvious subject for economic analysis. The greatest cost comes in the form of…

Dr. Dushni Weerakoon
Improving Quality of Jobs in Sri Lanka: Can Exports be the Panacea?

Improving Quality of Jobs in Sri Lanka: Can Exports be the Panacea?

(By  Nisha Arunatilake PhD) Sri Lanka’s labour market has been riddled with persistent high informality, an unchanging low female labour force…

Nisha Arunatilake PhD
News Today

EU says fundamental freedoms and civic rights respected during election

EU says fundamental freedoms and civic rights respected during election

The European Union (EU) states that the fundamental freedoms and rights of the citizens of…

India to keep a watch on Sri Lanka’s behaviour after Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s win

India to keep a watch on Sri Lanka’s behaviour after Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s win

India will adopt a ”wait and watch” approach on Sri Lanka following the victory of…

SLTDA and DCC & CRM sign MOU to fasten investment approvals for tourism

SLTDA and DCC & CRM sign MOU to fasten investment approvals for tourism

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) and the Department of Coast Conservation & Coastal Resources…

ADB gives USD150Mn for rural road development

ADB gives USD150Mn for rural road development

Over 3400 kilometers of rural roads and 340 kms of national highways will be developed…

Lanka’s effort in carbon sequestration commended

Lanka’s effort in carbon sequestration commended

Commonwealth Secretary General Rt. Patricia Scotland visited a mangrove replanting site in Wadduwa, Koggala recently…

Prez poll first results by midnight Saturday

Prez poll first results by midnight Saturday

The first result of the ‘Presidential Election 2019’ can be expected by midnight on Saturday,…

Lanka-Australia trade tops AUD 1.5 bn mark

Lanka-Australia trade tops AUD 1.5 bn mark

As the Sri Lankan economy continues to grow, opportunities for greater trade and investment will…

BACA president meets Sri Lankan ambassador

BACA president meets Sri Lankan ambassador

Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) President Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa receives Sri…

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World Today

Lanka-Australia trade tops AUD 1.5 bn mark

Lanka-Australia trade tops AUD 1.5 bn mark

As the Sri Lankan economy continues to grow, opportunities for greater trade and investment will also increase for Australia, said High Commissioner of Australia to Sri Lanka David…

Sri Lanka removed from FATF’s Grey List

Sri Lanka removed from FATF’s Grey List

Sri Lanka has been removed from the “Grey List” of the international terror financing watchdog FATF, according to a media report. The FATF, whose five-day plenary concluded in…

Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka hail development of cooperation

Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka hail development of cooperation

Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Tilak Marapana on the sidelines of the 18th…

‘Global business value from AI to reach US$ 2.6 tn in 2020’

‘Global business value from AI to reach US$ 2.6 tn in 2020’

Artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics represents a growing opportunity and global business value derived from AI in 2020 will reach US$ 2.6 trillion, said Dr. Jasmine Begum,…

Business

Omega Line to build new $24 mn lingerie factory

Omega Line to build new $24 mn lingerie factory

The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed an agreement with Omega Line Limited to reconstruct the factory building complex at…

Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port in deal with NYK to tranship vehicles

Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port in deal with NYK to tranship vehicles

Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) said it recently entered into an agreement with Japanese shipping conglomerate Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), for…

SL should prepare implementable electricity generation plans: Nishan de Mel

SL should prepare implementable electricity generation plans: Nishan de Mel

Sri Lanka should prepare implementable and consistent electricity generation plans incorporating PESTAL factors, global trends and policy changes, without focusing only…

Slowdown of Indian economy to affect Colombo port earnings: CBSL Chief

Slowdown of Indian economy to affect Colombo port earnings: CBSL Chief

Earnings of Sri Lanka’s main commercial port in Colombo is to be affected by the slowdown of the Indian economy, the…

Travel

SLTDA and DCC & CRM sign MOU to fasten investment approvals for tourism

SLTDA and DCC & CRM sign MOU to fasten investment approvals for tourism

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) and the Department of Coast Conservation & Coastal Resources Management (DCC & CRM) marked a significant milestone when the two institutions…

Environment

Sri Lanka air quality returning to normal

Sri Lanka air quality returning to normal

 Sri Lanka’s air quality is soon returning to normal as the air quality index has reached moderate levels from above 100 recorded last week, the state owned…

Women

Dushni Weerakoon appointed as member of Monetary Board

Dr (Ms) Dushni Weerakoon has been appointed as a member of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka with effect from July 29, 2019.…

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

Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting inaugurated

Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting inaugurated

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was the Chief Guest at the inauguration of the 2019 Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting held in Colombo yesterday evening. Law Ministrs and Attorney…

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…