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Where should Donald Trump begin in South Asia?

Where should Donald Trump begin in South Asia?

(By Alyssa Ayres is senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the CFR)Donald J. Trump will assume the…

Alyssa Ayres – Senior Fellow,CFR
Implementing Green Goals in SDGs in Sri Lanka

Implementing Green Goals in SDGs in Sri Lanka

(By Kanchana Wickramasinghe – Research Economist  IPS) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) takes more of an integrated approach when compared to the Millennium…

Kanchana Wickramasinghe – Research Economist
New dawn for India-Sri Lanka relations

New dawn for India-Sri Lanka relations

( PK Balachandran – Senior Journalist ) Historically, relations between India and Sri Lanka have been fraught with controversies and…

PK Balachandran – Senior Journalist
SAARC Minus X

SAARC Minus X

(By Dr Pradumna B. Rana) India and four other countries pulled out of the 19th summit of the South Asia Association…

Dr Pradumna B. Rana
The India–Sri Lanka fisheries dispute: Creating a win-win in the palk bay

The India–Sri Lanka fisheries dispute: Creating a win-win in the palk bay

( By Prof. V. Suryanarayan ) The Palk Bay, a narrow strip of water separating the state of Tamil Nadu in India…

Prof. V. Suryanarayan
Justice and accountability for war related sexual violence in Sri Lanka

Justice and accountability for war related sexual violence in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil war survivors listen to the UN, 2013. Photo: Eranga Jayawardena/ Press Association. All rights reserved  …

Chulani Kodikara-Senior Research Officer
News Today

Sri Lanka calls for measures to address the menace of chemical terrorism

Sri Lanka calls for measures to address the menace of chemical terrorism

Sri Lanka has called for ways and means to address the menace of chemical terrorism,…

Maldivian foreign minister calls on foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera

Maldivian foreign minister  calls on foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera, held discussions with Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs…

Sri Lanka’s budget headed in right direction: IMF

Sri Lanka’s budget headed in right direction: IMF

Sri Lanka’s budget for 2017 is headed in the right direction, especially in terms of…

UniMAP, University Of Moratuwa Plan To Forge Cooperation

UniMAP, University Of Moratuwa Plan To Forge Cooperation

Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) and University of Moratuwa plan to establish cooperation in various fields…

Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy meets Secretary

Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy meets Secretary

Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy, Admiral Sunil Lanba met the Secretary to…

US Pacific Fleet worried about ISIS activities in the Indo-Pacific region

US Pacific Fleet worried about ISIS activities in the Indo-Pacific region

The increasing activity of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Indo-Pacific…

Galle Dialogue 2016 commenced under patronage of President

Galle Dialogue 2016 commenced under patronage of President

The International Maritime Conference, “Galle Dialogue 2016”, organized by the Sri Lanka Navy commenced under…

Sirisena to write to Trump seeking relief for Sri Lanka from human rights allegations

Sirisena to write to Trump seeking relief for Sri Lanka from human rights allegations

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said that he will write to the US President-elect…

News Province
World Today

WHY DOES ISRAEL WANT TRUMP’S SON-IN-LAW TO BE MIDDLE EAST PEACE ENVOY?

WHY DOES ISRAEL WANT TRUMP’S SON-IN-LAW TO BE MIDDLE EAST PEACE ENVOY?

Israel’s top diplomat has welcomed suggestions that US President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner could be appointed as a special envoy to broker peace in the Middle East,…

US Pacific Fleet worried about ISIS activities in the Indo-Pacific region

US Pacific Fleet worried about ISIS activities in the Indo-Pacific region

The increasing activity of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Indo-Pacific region is worrying the United States, said Adm. Harry B.Harris, Commander of the…

Galle Dialogue 2016 commenced under patronage of President

Galle Dialogue 2016 commenced under patronage of President

The International Maritime Conference, “Galle Dialogue 2016”, organized by the Sri Lanka Navy commenced under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, today…

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dies aged 90

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dies aged 90

Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him,…

Business

Sri Lanka to finalize Hambantota port deal by next month

Sri Lanka to finalize Hambantota port deal by next month

Sri Lanka expects to finalize the deal with regard to the loss-making Hambantota port within three weeks, Ports Minister said. Minister…

First Japanese model farm starts in Walpita with US$ 1 mn investment

First Japanese model farm starts in Walpita with US$ 1 mn investment

The Japan Lanka Agriculture Industrial Research and Training Center (Pvt) Ltd (JLATC), held the ground breaking ceremony for the first Japanese…

Tehran, Colombo to launch direct trade

Tehran, Colombo to launch direct trade

Sri Lankan Minister of Primary Industries (agriculture and fisheries) Daya Gama said on Wednesday that direct trade between the two countries…

Japanese SME business delegation visits BOI on evaluation mission

Japanese SME business delegation visits BOI on evaluation mission

The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka hosted a large delegation consisting of representatives from the World Business Society of Tokyo…

Travel

Euromonitor research confirms Sri Lanka as star attraction for tourism investment

Euromonitor research confirms Sri Lanka as star attraction for tourism investment

An exhaustive and independent report into Sri Lanka’s tourism prospects by one of the world’s leading providers of global business intelligence, has confirmed that the Indian Ocean…

Environment

Rare turtle spotted at Mutyalammapalem

Rare turtle spotted at Mutyalammapalem

A rare, endangered leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) was accidentally entangled in the fishing nets at Mutyalammapalem under Parawada mandal on Saturday. The turtle that was seven-foot-long, weighing…

Women

Doctor Chamari Liyanage, who killed abusive husband with mallet, appeals to Peter Dutton to stay in Australia

Doctor Chamari Liyanage, who killed abusive husband with mallet, appeals to Peter Dutton to stay in Australia

A Sri Lankan-born doctor who bludgeoned her husband to death with a mallet after years of abuse is appealing to the Immigration Minister to allow her to…

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

India may patrol Palk Strait jointly with Sri Lanka

India may patrol Palk Strait jointly with Sri Lanka

For the first time in the history of Indo-Sri Lankan negotiations on the fishing issue troubling the two countries, India has agreed to “consider” Sri Lanka’s proposal…

South Asia

Maldivian foreign minister calls on foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera

Maldivian foreign minister  calls on foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera, held discussions with Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives on Friday (02.11.2016) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The…

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

Sri Lanka says 32 “elite” Muslims have joined IS in Syria

Sri Lanka says 32 “elite” Muslims have joined IS in Syria

Thirty-two Sri Lankan Muslims from “well-educated and elite” families have joined Islamic State in Syria, the justice minister said on Friday, adding that the government would not…