3-D Features
Exploding a nutty myth : Research on characteristics of coconut oil

Exploding a nutty myth : Research on characteristics of coconut oil

(By Eranga Samaranayake)During early 1960s there was a strong lobby against coconut oil by the Western countries producing soya and…

Eranga Samaranayake – Research Officer
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
News Today

India attends meet on migration of workers in Colombia

India attends meet on migration of workers in Colombia

Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh on Thursday attended the Fifth Ministerial Meeting…

Sri Lanka keen to invest in Nepal infrastructure, education

Sri Lanka keen to invest in Nepal infrastructure, education

The newly appointed Sri Lankan Ambassador to Nepal, WS Pereira, said that Sri Lanka was…

Sri Lankan mangroves respond to conservation plan

Sri Lankan mangroves respond to conservation plan

A year after Sri Lanka launched a mangrove conservation plan with funds from a U.S.…

Sri Lanka condemns deadly terror attack in Turkey

Sri Lanka condemns deadly terror attack in Turkey

The Sri Lankan government on Monday condemned an terror attack in Turkey, which left over…

Sri Lanka gets new World Bank procurement system ensuring integrity, transparency

Sri Lanka gets new World Bank procurement system ensuring integrity, transparency

The World Bank has given Sri Lanka a new procurement system to make the best…

Indian coast guard ship “Samarth’ arrives in Colombo

Indian coast guard ship “Samarth’ arrives in Colombo

Indian Coast Guard Ship “Samarth’ arrived at the Port of Colombo on a goodwill visit…

Jaffna investment forum may become an Issue between governor and Chief Minister Wigneswaran

Jaffna investment forum may become an Issue between governor and Chief Minister Wigneswaran

The Governor of Sri Lanka’s Tamil majority Northern Province, Reginold Cooray, is organizing an international…

UNESCO Director-General affirms role of ‘soft-power’ for Sri Lanka peace and development

UNESCO Director-General affirms role of ‘soft-power’ for Sri Lanka peace and development

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, at a public lecture at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International…

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World Today

Sri Lanka keen to invest in Nepal infrastructure, education

Sri Lanka keen to invest in Nepal infrastructure, education

The newly appointed Sri Lankan Ambassador to Nepal, WS Pereira, said that Sri Lanka was interested in investing in the infrastructure and education sectors in Nepal. Ambassador Pereira…

Japan’s bullet-trains play a significant part in the growth plan

Japan’s bullet-trains play a significant part in the growth plan

Britain may have invented the steam locomotive and Germany the electric tram but Japan can viably claim to be the original home of high-speed rail travel. In 1964,…

Neurologist treks to Everest to study monks in meditation

Neurologist treks to Everest to study monks in meditation

B.C. researchers have returned from Everest with some enlightening findings about the human brain. Scientists trekked to the remote village of Namche, Nepal in May to record the…

UNESCO Director-General affirms role of ‘soft-power’ for Sri Lanka peace and development

UNESCO Director-General affirms role of ‘soft-power’ for Sri Lanka peace and development

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, at a public lecture at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies in Colombo, affirmed the key role of ‘soft power’…

Business

Sri Lanka keen to invest in Nepal infrastructure, education

Sri Lanka keen to invest in Nepal infrastructure, education

The newly appointed Sri Lankan Ambassador to Nepal, WS Pereira, said that Sri Lanka was interested in investing in the infrastructure…

Sri Lanka and Tanzania to expand business relations

Sri Lanka and Tanzania to expand business relations

Sri Lanka and Tanzania opened a new chapter in business and investment promotion between the two countries with the launch of…

Meet Nita Ambani, The First Lady Of Indian Business

Meet Nita Ambani, The First Lady Of Indian Business

Ahead of its wider public rollout of much-awaited 4G phone service, Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom arm of oil and gas…

People suffer due to economic debacle caused by former government – President

People suffer due to economic debacle caused by former government – President

“The members of the former government are now walking on the roads by telling fairy tales. But the people are suffering…

Travel

Japan’s bullet-trains play a significant part in the growth plan

Japan’s bullet-trains play a significant part in the growth plan

Britain may have invented the steam locomotive and Germany the electric tram but Japan can viably claim to be the original home of high-speed rail travel. In…

Environment

Sri Lankan mangroves respond to conservation plan

Sri Lankan mangroves respond to conservation plan

A year after Sri Lanka launched a mangrove conservation plan with funds from a U.S. conservation group about half of its 37,000 hectares of mangrove forests are…

Women

Lanka world’s first in breast feeding

Lanka world’s first in breast feeding

Sri Lankan has been placed first in the world in breastfeeding during an international survey conducted in 2016 with the participation of 121 countries. Cuba won second…

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

Swaraj chairs meeting on vexed fishermen issue with Lanka

Swaraj chairs meeting on vexed fishermen issue with Lanka

In an effort to find a permanent solution to the vexed fishermen issue with Sri Lanka, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today held a high-level meeting with…

South Asia

India attends meet on migration of workers in Colombia

India attends meet on migration of workers in Colombia

Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh on Thursday attended the Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the Colombo Process, a regional meeting on labour mobility, in Sri…

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…