3-D Features
China’s One Belt One Road Initiative: Implications for Sri Lanka

China’s One Belt One Road Initiative: Implications for Sri Lanka

( By Nipuni Perera- Research Officer,  IPS ) Trade along the Ancient Silk Road can be traced back to historical…

Nipuni Perera – Research Officer IPS
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
News Today

Attempt to block Lankan elephant’s transfer to Auckland

Attempt to block Lankan elephant’s transfer to Auckland

A legal bid – thought to be the first of its kind – is under…

EU-SL joint commission welcomes GSP+ application

EU-SL joint commission welcomes GSP+ application

The European Union and Sri Lanka Joint Commission held in Brussels on Tuesday welcomed Sri…

Ranil urges tri-nation economic convergence

Ranil urges tri-nation economic convergence

Improving on his 2003 idea of converting south India-Sri Lanka sub-region into a single market,…

Singapore, Sri Lanka start work on free trade pact

Singapore, Sri Lanka start work on free trade pact

Singapore and Sri Lanka started work on a free trade agreement (FTA) yesterday and agreed…

Singapore-India-SL in tripartite trade and investment agreement soon: PM

Singapore-India-SL in tripartite trade and investment agreement soon: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe predicted that the free-trade agreements between Singapore-India (CEPA), India-Lanka (ETCA) and…

IE Singapore inks first-ever MOU with Sri Lanka for business collaboration on megapolis

IE Singapore inks first-ever MOU with Sri Lanka for business collaboration on megapolis

International Enterprise (IE) Singapore signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Sri Lanka on Monday…

Chinese business delegation to visit for B2B meetings

Chinese business delegation to visit for B2B meetings

A 16-member business delegation from China will be visiting Sri Lanka on the 29th July,…

Lasantha murder case makes headway: Intelligence officer arrested

Lasantha murder case makes headway: Intelligence officer arrested

A sergeant attached to the intelligence unit of the Sri Lanka Army was arrested on suspected involvement…

News Province
World Today

Attempt to block Lankan elephant’s transfer to Auckland

Attempt to block Lankan elephant’s transfer to Auckland

A legal bid – thought to be the first of its kind – is under way to stop the transfer of an elephant from Sri Lanka to New…

Singapore, Sri Lanka start work on free trade pact

Singapore, Sri Lanka start work on free trade pact

Singapore and Sri Lanka started work on a free trade agreement (FTA) yesterday and agreed to deepen collaboration on multiple fronts, from urban planning to the training of…

Maldives cuts diplomatic ties with Iran

Maldives cuts diplomatic ties with Iran

The government of the Maldives said Tuesday it has decided to sever 40-year-old diplomatic ties with Iran, saying the country’s policies in the Middle East are detrimental to…

Turkey demands 8 coup soldiers’ extradition from Greece

Turkey demands 8 coup soldiers’ extradition from Greece

Turkey on Saturday demanded the extradition of eight military officers who fled to Greece following the failed coup. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tweeted that Turkey had “requested the…

Business

Petronet aims to setup terminal in Sri Lanka, eyes Narendra Modi govt push

Petronet aims to setup terminal in Sri Lanka, eyes Narendra Modi govt push

Petronet LNG, India’s biggest player in liquefied natural gas, is planning to set up a re-gassification terminal in Sri Lanka as…

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…

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

Attempt to block Lankan elephant’s transfer to Auckland

Attempt to block Lankan elephant’s transfer to Auckland

A legal bid – thought to be the first of its kind – is under way to stop the transfer of an elephant from Sri Lanka to…

Women

U.S. Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal gets cooking tips from Sri Lanka’s top chef

U.S. Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal gets cooking tips from Sri Lanka’s top chef

The United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal, who is on an official visit to Sri Lanka, today participated in…

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

Plea to shift Rajiv case convict to Sri Lanka

Plea to shift Rajiv case convict to Sri Lanka

A representation to central and state governments to transfer Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Santhan, a Sri Lankan national, to a prison in his country of origin,…

South Asia

India, Sri Lanka agree to start talks for ETCA

India, Sri Lanka agree to start talks for ETCA

India and Sri Lanka today agreed to start negotiations on fast-track basis for the proposed Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) and conclude the talks before end…

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…