3-D Features
Limits of exclusivism

Limits of exclusivism

(By Ahilan Kadirgamar – Political economist)The recent no-confidence motion in Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council (NPC) in Jaffna, moved by a…

Ahilan Kadirgamar – Political economist
New Delhi’s Indian Ocean Outreach

New Delhi’s Indian Ocean Outreach

(By Prof. Harsh V. Pant) Sri Lanka is facing a humanitarian crisis as a consequence of the nation’s worst torrential…

Prof. Harsh V. Pant
As Sri Lanka leans towards China, Modi’s trip has high stakes

As Sri Lanka leans towards China, Modi’s trip has high stakes

(By  Maya Mirchandani – Consulting Editor NDTV  )This week, Sri Lanka is “Dhammadvipa”, the island of Buddhist philosophy, as it celebrates…

Maya Mirchandani – Consulting Editor
Are Sri Lanka’s ports the next Great Game for China, India and Japan?

Are Sri Lanka’s ports the next Great Game for China, India and Japan?

(By Jeremy Luedi) Increased international interest in the Indian Ocean comes at a convenient time for Sri Lanka, as the…

Jeremy Luedi – columnist for GRI
Four Lessons from the Pakistan-China FTA for Sri Lanka

Four Lessons from the Pakistan-China FTA for Sri Lanka

(By Janaka Wijayasiri, PhD, Research Fellow)Sri Lanka is currently engaged in trade negotiations with China, and five rounds of talks have taken…

Janaka Wijayasiri, PhD, Research Fellow
Managing Wastewater in Sri Lanka: An Uncomfortable Reality

Managing Wastewater in Sri Lanka: An Uncomfortable Reality

(By Athula Senaratne PhD)Water can easily become ‘wastewater’ due to many reasons – mostly tied to human activity. The most…

Athula Senaratne PhD
News Today

Sri Lanka’s Malinga gets suspended ban for media comments

Sri Lanka’s Malinga gets suspended ban for media comments

Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has received a suspended one-year ban after pleading guilty…

More must be done to curb drug abuse in Sri Lanka: Premier

More must be done to curb drug abuse in Sri Lanka: Premier

Sri Lanka has become an international narcotics hub and more must be done to curb…

President congratulates Jayathma Wickramanayake

President congratulates Jayathma Wickramanayake

Ms Jayathma Wickramanayake, who has been appointed as the new UN Envoy on Youth by…

Sri Lankan companies commence production in Ethiopia

Sri Lankan companies commence production in Ethiopia

The grand production inauguration ceremony of the Hawassa Industrial Park in Ethiopia that has attracted…

Improved Swedish interest in Sri Lanka imports after GSP+

Improved Swedish interest in Sri Lanka imports after GSP+

An increased interest to import products from Sri Lanka to Sweden has been noticed since…

Two French naval ships arrive at Colombo harbour

Two French naval ships arrive at Colombo harbour

French naval ships ‘Mistral’ and ‘Courbet’ arrived at the Colombo harbour on a goodwill visit…

Sri Lanka’s food gap widens in wake of floods and drought: UN

Sri Lanka’s food gap widens in wake of floods and drought: UN

An extreme drought followed by floods has affected large swathes of cropland in Sri Lanka,…

Moragahakanda hydro-electricity plant ready to generate electricity

Moragahakanda hydro-electricity plant ready to generate electricity

All the testing work of the Moragahakanda hydro-electricity plant, which will generate 25MW to the…

News Province
World Today

Sri Lanka’s Malinga gets suspended ban for media comments

Sri Lanka’s Malinga gets suspended ban for media comments

Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has received a suspended one-year ban after pleading guilty to comments he made to the media in breach of his contract, the…

President congratulates Jayathma Wickramanayake

President congratulates Jayathma Wickramanayake

Ms Jayathma Wickramanayake, who has been appointed as the new UN Envoy on Youth by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential…

Two French naval ships arrive at Colombo harbour

Two French naval ships arrive at Colombo harbour

French naval ships ‘Mistral’ and ‘Courbet’ arrived at the Colombo harbour on a goodwill visit on Wednesday. The two ships were welcomed in compliance with naval customs by…

Singapore’s Mustafa Center to invest 200 mln USD in Sri Lanka

Singapore’s Mustafa Center to invest 200 mln USD in Sri Lanka

Singapore’s Mustafa Centre will go head with a 200-million-U.S. dollar mixed development project in Sri Lanka, the head of the country’s investments agency said on Friday. Board of…

Business

Sri Lankan companies commence production in Ethiopia

Sri Lankan companies commence production in Ethiopia

The grand production inauguration ceremony of the Hawassa Industrial Park in Ethiopia that has attracted 18 leading global apparel and textile…

Improved Swedish interest in Sri Lanka imports after GSP+

Improved Swedish interest in Sri Lanka imports after GSP+

An increased interest to import products from Sri Lanka to Sweden has been noticed since the GSP+ came in to function.…

Singapore’s Mustafa Center to invest 200 mln USD in Sri Lanka

Singapore’s Mustafa Center to invest 200 mln USD in Sri Lanka

Singapore’s Mustafa Centre will go head with a 200-million-U.S. dollar mixed development project in Sri Lanka, the head of the country’s…

Sri Lanka vehicle registrations drop in April: JB Securities

Sri Lanka vehicle registrations drop in April: JB Securities

Total vehicle registrations in Sri Lanka fell to 33,438 units in April from 40,021 in March, with declines in all major…

Travel

Sri Lanka completes Megapolis water transport study, EOIs soon

Sri Lanka completes Megapolis water transport study, EOIs soon

The Sri Lankan government has completed a pre-feasibility study on inland water transport in the planned Megapolis urban agglomeration project with Dutch governemnt support and investment proposals…

Environment

Sri Lanka’s food gap widens in wake of floods and drought: UN

Sri Lanka’s food gap widens in wake of floods and drought: UN

An extreme drought followed by floods has affected large swathes of cropland in Sri Lanka, United Nations agencies reported today, warning that the disaster threatens the food…

Women

President congratulates Jayathma Wickramanayake

President congratulates Jayathma Wickramanayake

Ms Jayathma Wickramanayake, who has been appointed as the new UN Envoy on Youth by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the…

Children

Sri Lanka’s deadly floods could worsen dengue crisis: NGO

Sri Lanka’s deadly floods could worsen dengue crisis: NGO

An International non-governmental organization that promotes Children’s rights warned on Sunday that the devastating floods in Sri Lanka could exacerbate the dengue crisis in the island country.…

Tamilnadu

Vaiko denied entry into Malaysia over ‘LTTE connections’

Vaiko denied entry into Malaysia over ‘LTTE connections’

MDMK chief Vaiko was stopped from entering Malaysia on Friday morning as his name is on the list of people who are against Malaysia. Vaiko went to Malaysia to attend the marriage…

South Asia

India and Japan to build LNG terminal in Sri Lanka

India and Japan to build LNG terminal in Sri Lanka

In a bid to counter China’s growing influence in the Island nation, India and Japan will join hands to set up a $250 million LNG import terminal…

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…