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 seeks World Bank assistance for elephant conservation

Sri Lanka seeks World Bank assistance for elephant conservation

Sri Lanka has sought assistance from the World Bank for the conservation of its wild…

Sri Lanka technical interns to be trained in Japan

Sri Lanka technical interns to be trained in Japan

Sri Lanka is to sign a memorandum of understanding with International Manpower Development Organization of…

SLR signs agreement with Prima Company

SLR signs agreement with Prima Company

Department of Sri Lanka Railway (SLR) signed an agreement with Prima Company to recommence the…

Sri Lanka exports to rise after regaining GSP+ status

Sri Lanka exports to rise after regaining GSP+ status

On May 19 the EU formally restored Sri Lanka to the ranks of countries that…

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…

Sri Lanka to abolish import control fee for tea

Sri Lanka to abolish import control fee for tea

Sri Lanka’s cabinet nod has been received to abolish the import control license fee for…

Labor shortage hits Sri Lanka’s cinnamon industry

Labor shortage hits Sri Lanka’s cinnamon industry

Along Sri Lanka’s west coast, towns like Negombo have abundant green cinnamon farms that keep…

Sri Lanka Economic Summit to discuss need for Smarter Trade Strategy

Sri Lanka Economic Summit to discuss need for Smarter Trade Strategy

‘Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017’ will dig deeper into the island’s trade reform agenda anchored…

News Province
World Today

Sri Lanka exports to rise after regaining GSP+ status

Sri Lanka exports to rise after regaining GSP+ status

On May 19 the EU formally restored Sri Lanka to the ranks of countries that benefit from the enhanced Generalised System of Preferences Plus (GSP+), which provides additional…

PM, Foreign Minister meet Sri Lankan FM

PM, Foreign Minister meet Sri Lankan FM

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani met Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake, and the accompanying delegation, in Doha…

Govt. ready to facilitate an export friendly economic policy: Finance Minister

Govt. ready to facilitate an export friendly economic policy: Finance Minister

A delegation of representatives from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Sri Lanka, accompanied by the Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Kenichi Suganuma, called on the…

Top Saudi entrepreneurs explore investment possibilities in Sri Lanka

Top Saudi entrepreneurs explore investment possibilities in Sri Lanka

One of the leading international entrepreneurs, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud called on President Maithripala Sirisena today (July 4) at the Presidential Secretariat. The Prince,…

Business

Sri Lanka exports to rise after regaining GSP+ status

Sri Lanka exports to rise after regaining GSP+ status

On May 19 the EU formally restored Sri Lanka to the ranks of countries that benefit from the enhanced Generalised System…

Sri Lanka to abolish import control fee for tea

Sri Lanka to abolish import control fee for tea

Sri Lanka’s cabinet nod has been received to abolish the import control license fee for imported tea in line with 2017…

Labor shortage hits Sri Lanka’s cinnamon industry

Labor shortage hits Sri Lanka’s cinnamon industry

Along Sri Lanka’s west coast, towns like Negombo have abundant green cinnamon farms that keep peelers of the bushes’ fragrant inner…

Sri Lanka Economic Summit to discuss need for Smarter Trade Strategy

Sri Lanka Economic Summit to discuss need for Smarter Trade Strategy

‘Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017’ will dig deeper into the island’s trade reform agenda anchored towards new preferential trade pacts, tariff…

Travel

Air India to operate Varanasi-Colombo flights for pilgrims

Air India to operate Varanasi-Colombo flights for pilgrims

For the first time Air India will commence twice weekly flights beginning on 04 August. This operation will also facilitate the Hindu Pilgrims in their travel to…

Environment

Sri Lanka seeks World Bank assistance for elephant conservation

Sri Lanka seeks World Bank assistance for elephant conservation

Sri Lanka has sought assistance from the World Bank for the conservation of its wild elephant population, an official said . Sri Lanka boasts 6,000 wild elephants. It…

Women

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…

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

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

Air India to operate Varanasi-Colombo flights for pilgrims

Air India to operate Varanasi-Colombo flights for pilgrims

For the first time Air India will commence twice weekly flights beginning on 04 August. This operation will also facilitate the Hindu Pilgrims in their travel to…

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…