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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
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
News Today

ICF unveils Sri Lanka Railways diesel-electric multiple units

ICF unveils Sri Lanka Railways diesel-electric multiple units

The first of six 13-car diesel-electric multiple-units which Indian Railways’ Integral Coach factory is building…

Lanka tea takes 10% share in Chinese market

Lanka tea takes 10% share in Chinese market

Sri Lanka tea exporters to China are increasing and the country has been able to…

Battle against Sena intensifies

Battle against Sena intensifies

The Agriculture Ministry has already taken measures to control the spread of crop-destroying caterpillar known…

Over 153,000 tourist arrivals in October

Over 153,000 tourist arrivals in October

The total number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during October 2018 was 153,123.…

Sri Lankan students arrived on student visas: government official

Sri Lankan students arrived on student visas: government official

The government clarified Thursday that a group of Sri Lankan students who arrived in Taiwan…

China, India avoid taking sides in Sri Lanka

China, India avoid taking sides in Sri Lanka

China and India are closely watching the constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka, which has been…

Climate resistant apparel industry for SL

Climate resistant apparel industry for SL

The adverse effects of climate change, such as floods, erosion and landslides are increasingly hitting…

New hotel proposals almost double in Sri Lanka

New hotel proposals almost double in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s growing tourism industry has attracted a lot of investments during the first eight…

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World Today

China, India avoid taking sides in Sri Lanka

China, India avoid taking sides in Sri Lanka

China and India are closely watching the constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka, which has been a battleground in their struggle for geopolitical supremacy in South Asia. Chinese and…

U.S. Ambassador Teplitz Presents Credentials to President Sirisena

U.S. Ambassador Teplitz Presents Credentials to President Sirisena

Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz officially began her tenure as the U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka today(01.11.2018) after presenting her credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena.  The ceremony was held…

Galle Dialogue International Maritime Conference concludes

Galle Dialogue International Maritime Conference concludes

This year’s Galle Dialogue International Maritime Conference drew to a close on Tuesday. The conference, held under the theme ‘Synergising for Collaborative Maritime Management’, was organised by the…

New U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka sworn in

New U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka sworn in

Ambassador Alaina Teplitz was sworn in as the next U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka and to the Republic of Maldives.She took oath of office…

Business

Lanka tea takes 10% share in Chinese market

Lanka tea takes 10% share in Chinese market

Sri Lanka tea exporters to China are increasing and the country has been able to take 10% share of the Chinese…

Sri Lanka top place to travel in 2019: Lonely Planet

Sri Lanka top place to travel in 2019: Lonely Planet

Sri Lanka’s has been named the best place to travel in 2019 by Lonely Planet, “Sri Lanka is decidedly having its…

Developing Economies Call for Global Action to Contain Risks

Developing Economies Call for Global Action to Contain Risks

Concern over rising risks to emerging market economies were centre stage this week as global Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors…

Sri Lanka has potential to more than double its exports to South Asia – World Bank report

Sri Lanka has potential to more than double its exports to South Asia – World Bank report

If trade barriers are overcome, trade within South Asia can increase three-fold, from $23 billion to $67 billion, suggests a new…

Travel

Over 153,000 tourist arrivals in October

Over 153,000 tourist arrivals in October

The total number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during October 2018 was 153,123. In comparison to October last year, there is a growth of 0.5%…

Environment

India to develop model to give flash floods warning to Asian nations

India to develop model to give flash floods warning to Asian nations

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has assigned India the task of developing a customised model that can issue advance warning of floods to Asian countries, including Vietnam,…

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

China, India avoid taking sides in Sri Lanka

China, India avoid taking sides in Sri Lanka

China and India are closely watching the constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka, which has been a battleground in their struggle for geopolitical supremacy in South Asia. Chinese…

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…