3-D Features
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
Sri Lanka’s Local Government Polls: Time To Send Signals?

Sri Lanka’s Local Government Polls: Time To Send Signals?

(By Dr. S. I. Keethaponcalan ) Local Government (LG) bodies in Sri Lanka are one of the cornerstones of public administration and…

Dr. S. I. Keethaponcalan
Nepal, Lanka, Maldives: Delhi strategy in tatters?

Nepal, Lanka, Maldives: Delhi strategy in tatters?

Indira Gandhi had annexed Sikkim, thus eliminating a troublesome buffer with China, in 1975, besides severing Pakistan into two in…

K C Singh- Former Secretary EAM
News Today

Five-year plan to achieve rice self-sufficiency

Five-year plan to achieve rice self-sufficiency

The Agriculture Ministry and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) signed an agreement on the…

IMF says Sri Lanka’s economy remains vulnerable to shocks, due to high debt

IMF says Sri Lanka’s economy remains vulnerable to shocks, due to high debt

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday said Sri Lanka’s economy remains vulnerable to adverse…

Internal Aviation Services to be promoted

Internal Aviation Services to be promoted

Five institutions have put forward their proposals to Internal aviation services and a committee consist…

Sri Lanka is base to tap into the fast growing Indian Ocean region

Sri Lanka is base to tap into the fast growing Indian Ocean region

Sri Lanka is poised to be a major source of investment for companies looking to…

French Naval ships in the island

French Naval ships in the island

Making a one-day good will visit, two French Navy ships arrived to Sri Lanka yesterday…

Iran, Sri Lanka meet in August for trade talks

Iran, Sri Lanka meet in August for trade talks

Sri Lanka will look to diversify exports to Iran after Tehran proposed to host the…

JICA funds good agriculture practices training

JICA funds good agriculture practices training

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) funded a study programme recently for Sri Lankan government officials…

Australia to provide $A 700,000 for demining efforts in Sri Lanka

Australia to provide $A 700,000 for demining efforts in Sri Lanka

Australia will provide renewed support for the humanitarian de-mining efforts in Sri Lanka committing $A700,000…

News Province
World Today

French Naval ships in the island

French Naval ships in the island

Making a one-day good will visit, two French Navy ships arrived to Sri Lanka yesterday (18th June).   Sri Lanka Navy accorded the ‘Dixmude’ and ‘Surcouf’ a traditional…

Sri Lanka joins combating Plastic Pollution

Sri Lanka joins combating Plastic Pollution

Coinciding with the World Environment Day, a “Code of Conduct on combating Plastic Pollution” was signed by 41 Embassies and International Organizations based in Ha Noi on 4th…

Millennium Challenge Corporation Official Visits Sri Lanka to Continue Progress on Compact Development

Millennium Challenge Corporation Official Visits Sri Lanka to Continue Progress on Compact Development

The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Managing Director for Europe, Asia, Pacific, and Latin America Caroline Nguyen visited Sri Lanka from June 11 to 13 to advance…

Sri Lanka to complete mine action and reaching mine-free status by 2020

Sri Lanka to complete mine action and reaching mine-free status by 2020

Sri Lanka is making steady progress towards the goal of mine free status and remains hopeful of completing mine action by 2020, Sri Lanka Permanent Representative to the…

Business

Sri Lanka exports up 6.3-pct to USD1.1Bn

Sri Lanka exports up 6.3-pct to USD1.1Bn

Sri Lanka’s overall exports were up by 6.3 percent to US 1.1 billion dollars with an increase in industrial exports, data from the…

China Harbour Engineering to construct 7-star Achilleion project

China Harbour Engineering to construct 7-star Achilleion project

 Sri Lankan real estate player Blue Mountain has signed an agreement with China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. (CHEC) to build Achilleion, its…

Mangala leads lankan delegation to adb manila confab

Mangala leads lankan delegation to adb manila confab

Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera will lead the Sri Lankan delegation at the 51st Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board…

India’s rice exports surge to record high in 2017-18

India’s rice exports surge to record high in 2017-18

India’s rice exports surged 18 per cent from a year ago to a record 12.7 million tonnes in 2017-18 on good…

Travel

Tourist arrivals up 24.1% in March

Tourist arrivals up 24.1% in March

Tourist arrivals increased by 24.1 per cent in March 2018 as a result of higher numbers of tourists arriving from India, the United Kingdom and Germany in…

Environment

Sri Lanka joins combating Plastic Pollution

Sri Lanka joins combating Plastic Pollution

Coinciding with the World Environment Day, a “Code of Conduct on combating Plastic Pollution” was signed by 41 Embassies and International Organizations based in Ha Noi on…

Women

Rosy becomes first female Mayor of Colombo

Rosy becomes first female Mayor of Colombo

The first female Mayor of the Colombo Muncipal Council (CMC) Rosy Senanayake and 60 other UNP members elected to the CMC took oaths in the presence of…

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

President Sirisena was able to deliver long term benefits to Sri Lanka

President  Sirisena was able to deliver long term benefits to Sri Lanka

The Indian President Ram Nath Kovind says the current President Maithripala Sirisena has been able to deliver long term benefits to Sri Lanka while establishing peace and…

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…