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Tourism vs. Remittances: Impact of Easter Attacks on Sri Lanka’s Foreign Exchange Earnings

Tourism vs. Remittances: Impact of Easter Attacks on Sri Lanka’s Foreign Exchange Earnings

(By Bilesha Weeraratne PhD) Sri Lanka was a few days short of celebrating a decade of peace since the end of…

Bilesha Weeraratne PhD
Counting the Cost: Terrorism and its Impact on the Sri Lankan Economy

Counting the Cost: Terrorism and its Impact on the Sri Lankan Economy

(By Dr. Dushni Weerakoon   )Terrorism is not an obvious subject for economic analysis. The greatest cost comes in the form of…

Dr. Dushni Weerakoon
Improving Quality of Jobs in Sri Lanka: Can Exports be the Panacea?

Improving Quality of Jobs in Sri Lanka: Can Exports be the Panacea?

(By  Nisha Arunatilake PhD) Sri Lanka’s labour market has been riddled with persistent high informality, an unchanging low female labour force…

Nisha Arunatilake PhD
Managing Sri Lanka – China Economic Relations: BRI, Debt, and Diplomacy

Managing Sri Lanka – China Economic Relations: BRI, Debt, and Diplomacy

(Dr. Dushni Weerakoon) China holds approximately 9% of Sri Lanka’s total outstanding debt as of 2017, and 14% amongst bilateral…

Dr. Dushni Weerakoon
Sending Sri Lankans and Receiving Chinese Workers: Emerging Trend of Labour Migration in Sri Lanka

Sending Sri Lankans and Receiving Chinese Workers: Emerging Trend of Labour Migration in Sri Lanka

(By  Dr.Bilesha Weeraratne)   Kamal, a construction labourer living on-site in Colombo, finds it difficult to make ends meet with his…

Dr.Bilesha Weeraratne
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
News Today

Millennium Challenge Corp. committed to advancing Sri Lanka compact: New CEO

Millennium Challenge Corp. committed to advancing Sri Lanka compact: New CEO

New CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Sean Cairncross says that they are committed to…

Palali Airport to launch direct flights to four Indian destinations from Oct.

Palali Airport to launch direct flights to four Indian destinations from Oct.

The Palali airport is now being upgraded to be Sri Lanka’s third international airport after…

EU offers EUR 8.5mn for Sri Lanka to focus on counter-narratives, online radicalisation

EU offers EUR 8.5mn for Sri Lanka to focus on counter-narratives, online radicalisation

The European Union (EU) and Sri Lanka held on Monday an informal counterterrorism dialogue, chaired…

BASL meets PM

BASL meets PM

A delegation of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) today met with the Prime…

UN expert to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly in Sri Lanka

UN expert to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly in Sri Lanka

UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Sri Lanka from 18 to 26 July…

US Ambassador meets Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake

US Ambassador meets Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake

US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz met Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake…

Sri Lanka to revive visa on arrival for 39 countries except India, China

Sri Lanka to revive visa on arrival for 39 countries except India, China

he Sri Lankan government plans to revive the visa on arrival and free visa programme,…

WHO declares Sri Lanka ‘measles-free’ nation

WHO declares Sri Lanka ‘measles-free’ nation

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday declared that measles disease has been eradicated in the…

News Province
World Today

US Ambassador meets Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake

US Ambassador meets Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake

US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz met Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake and State Minister of Plantation Industries Wadiwel Suresh, recently at the Ministry premises in…

WHO declares Sri Lanka ‘measles-free’ nation

WHO declares Sri Lanka ‘measles-free’ nation

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday declared that measles disease has been eradicated in the island nation of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s achievement comes at a time when…

Japanese investor reiterates his confidence in Sri Lanka

Japanese investor reiterates his confidence in Sri Lanka

A leading Japanese investor – President of Tosslec Co. Ltd, Kyoto, Japan Jitsuo Mikasa – reaffirmed that his company would continue to invest in Sri Lanka without any…

US State Secretary to visit SL

US State Secretary to visit SL

United States’ Secretary of State Michael R.Pompeo is due to visit Sri Lanka in his forthcoming swing through Asia later this month. Pompeo is scheduled to visit India,…

Business

World Bank classifies Sri Lanka as upper-middle income country under new revision

World Bank classifies Sri Lanka as upper-middle income country under new revision

Sri Lanka has moved up to the upper-middle income category from lower-middle income category under the World Bank’s new country classification…

Growing taste for Sri Lankan tea among Chinese youth triggers export boom

Growing taste for Sri Lankan tea among Chinese youth triggers export boom

Chinese youth are acquiring a taste for Sri Lanka’s black tea, with shipments to China, mainly a green tea market, growing…

Japanese investor reiterates his confidence in Sri Lanka

Japanese investor reiterates his confidence in Sri Lanka

A leading Japanese investor – President of Tosslec Co. Ltd, Kyoto, Japan Jitsuo Mikasa – reaffirmed that his company would continue…

Sri Lanka e-commerce use still low, survey finds

Sri Lanka e-commerce use still low, survey finds

Sri Lankan internet users had the highest levels of awareness of e-commerce platforms but actual use, in completing transactions through to…

Travel

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals picking up; 66-pct increase in June from May

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals picking up; 66-pct increase in June from May

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka increased by 66 percent in the month of June 2019 from the previous month, the latest data from the Tourism Ministry showed.…

Environment

SL needs Rs. 30 bn to achieve biodiversity targets

SL needs Rs. 30 bn to achieve biodiversity targets

Sri Lanka needs to invest Rs. 30 billion over the next five years to achieve national biodiversity targets and to avoid future expenses related to biodiversity restoration…

Women

Sri Lankan Marini de Livera honored with Intl. Women of Courage Awards 2019

Sri Lankan Marini de Livera honored with Intl. Women of Courage Awards 2019

Ten extra ordinary women from around the world were honored with International Women of Courage Awards ( IWOC ) 2019 at the US State Department on 07th…

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

Billionaire Binod Chaudhary predicts new “wave of growth” in Sri Lanka

Billionaire Binod Chaudhary predicts new “wave of growth” in Sri Lanka

Nepali billionaire and business tycoon Dr Binod Chaudhary, who is a major investor in Sri Lankan leisure sector, believes Sri Lanka is about to experience a new…

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…