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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

India provides assistance to build another 1,200 houses in 50 villages in Sri Lanka

India provides assistance to build another 1,200 houses in 50 villages in Sri Lanka

India on Saturday provided Sri Lanka with additional assistance to build another 1,200 houses through…

President speaks with Indian PM over phone

President speaks with Indian PM over phone

President Maithripala Sirisena had a cordial discussion over the telephone with Indian Prime Minister Narendra…

Israel to grant five-year visas for agriculture sector

Israel to grant five-year visas for agriculture sector

Israeli has agreed to grant a five-year visa for Sri Lankan migrant workers in the…

Sri Lanka successfully launches a platform to define the Indian Ocean’s future

Sri Lanka successfully launches a platform to define the Indian Ocean’s future

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe,highlighted the need to maintain freedom of navigation and freedom…

Sanath Jayasuriya: Ex-Sri Lanka captain faces corruption charges

Sanath Jayasuriya: Ex-Sri Lanka captain faces corruption charges

Ex-Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged by the International Cricket Council with two…

Govt. presents Chemical Weapons Convention Amendment Bill

Govt. presents Chemical Weapons Convention Amendment Bill

The government on Friday presented the Chemical Weapons Convention Amendment Bill in Parliament. The Ministry of…

PM says no Chinese military base at H’tota

PM says no Chinese military base at H’tota

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has rejected US’ claim that China might set up a “forward…

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…

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World Today

Sanath Jayasuriya: Ex-Sri Lanka captain faces corruption charges

Sanath Jayasuriya: Ex-Sri Lanka captain faces corruption charges

Ex-Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged by the International Cricket Council with two breaches of its anti-corruption code. The 49-year-old former all-rounder is accused of failing…

PM says no Chinese military base at H’tota

PM says no Chinese military base at H’tota

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has rejected US’ claim that China might set up a “forward military base” at Hambantota Port, describing it as “imaginary”, the Economic Times reported…

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 gathered in Bali, Indonesia yesterday. Bali hosted…

PM opens trading at London Stock Exchange

PM opens trading at London Stock Exchange

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is on an official visit to the UK opened trading at the London Stock Exchange yesterday. The Premier had been invited as the…

Business

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…

PM opens trading at London Stock Exchange

PM opens trading at London Stock Exchange

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is on an official visit to the UK opened trading at the London Stock Exchange yesterday.…

India, Sri Lanka urged to be more open; new trade deal expected in December

India, Sri Lanka urged to be more open; new trade deal expected in December

India and Sri Lanka are likely to sign a new trade deal by December and both countries should be more open…

Travel

Over 1.73 Mn tourists visited Sri Lanka up to September 2018

Over 1.73 Mn tourists visited Sri Lanka up to September 2018

Latest data outlines that as at 30th September 2018, 1,731,922 tourists had visited Sri Lanka for this year which is a 11.6% growth over last year when…

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

Deepa Mehta to adapt ‘Funny Boy’ on screen

Deepa Mehta to adapt ‘Funny Boy’ on screen

Filmmaker Deepa Mehta’s next film is an adaptation of Sri Lankan-Canadian novelist Shyam Selvadurai’s “Funny Boy”. First published in 1994, the book chronicles six poignant stories 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 speaks with Indian PM over phone

President speaks with Indian PM over phone

President Maithripala Sirisena had a cordial discussion over the telephone with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday evening on several key issues, including the development activities in…

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…