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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
Sri Lanka’s Local Government Polls: Time To Send Signals?

Sri Lanka’s Local Government Polls: Time To Send Signals?

(By Dr. S. I. Keethaponcalan ) Local Government (LG) bodies in Sri Lanka are one of the cornerstones of public administration and…

Dr. S. I. Keethaponcalan
News Today

No duty-free edible oil from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

No duty-free edible oil from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

India allowing duty-free import of edible oil from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka under South Asian…

India concerned over China’s rising investments in Sri Lankan port projects

India concerned over China’s rising investments in Sri Lankan port projects

As China rushes to invest in more ports in Sri Lanka, India views with concern…

Colombo cuts rates after India eases cabotage rules

Colombo cuts rates after India eases cabotage rules

Colombo port, which thrives on Indian cargo containers that passes through it, has cut transshipment…

China proposes gold exchange in Sri Lanka

China proposes gold exchange in Sri Lanka

China has proposed setting up an international gold exchange and a gem and jewellery hub…

The World’s loneliest airport has India, Sri Lanka in a tough spot

The World’s loneliest airport has India, Sri Lanka in a tough spot

Sri Lanka and India seem to be on the opposite sides of the table on…

UAE, Sri Lanka discuss cooperation in tourism sector

UAE, Sri Lanka discuss cooperation in tourism sector

Ahmad Ali Al Mualla, UAE Ambassador to Sri Lanka, and John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism…

‘Lanka among top five fastest growing tourism markets’

‘Lanka among top five fastest growing tourism markets’

GlobalData has ranked Sri Lanka as the fourth fastest growing tourism market in the world.…

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…

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World Today

China proposes gold exchange in Sri Lanka

China proposes gold exchange in Sri Lanka

China has proposed setting up an international gold exchange and a gem and jewellery hub in Colombo, Sri Lanka with an investment of 30 million US dollars, the…

Switzerland and Sri Lanka plan closer cooperation

Switzerland and Sri Lanka plan closer cooperation

The Swiss justice minister, Simonetta Sommaruga, has agreed an extended migration partnership accord with Sri Lanka. On Monday, Sommaruga signed a memorandum of understanding in the capital Colombo…

Call for Lanka to promote more intra-Commonwealth trade, investment

Call for Lanka to promote more intra-Commonwealth trade, investment

Sri Lanka should promote more intra-Commonwealth trade and investment as there are growing opportunities in this area, said Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt. Patricia Scotland QC. The Secretary General, who…

PM meets Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland

PM meets Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe welcoming the visiting Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland at Temple Trees yesterday. Picture by Hirantha Gunathilake. Courtesy – Daily News…

Business

No duty-free edible oil from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

No duty-free edible oil from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

India allowing duty-free import of edible oil from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka under South Asian Free Trade Area (Safta) framework has…

Colombo cuts rates after India eases cabotage rules

Colombo cuts rates after India eases cabotage rules

Colombo port, which thrives on Indian cargo containers that passes through it, has cut transshipment rates by 9.5 per cent after…

China proposes gold exchange in Sri Lanka

China proposes gold exchange in Sri Lanka

China has proposed setting up an international gold exchange and a gem and jewellery hub in Colombo, Sri Lanka with an…

‘Lanka among top five fastest growing tourism markets’

‘Lanka among top five fastest growing tourism markets’

GlobalData has ranked Sri Lanka as the fourth fastest growing tourism market in the world. Iceland, Japan, Hungary, Sri Lanka and…

Travel

UAE, Sri Lanka discuss cooperation in tourism sector

UAE, Sri Lanka discuss cooperation in tourism sector

Ahmad Ali Al Mualla, UAE Ambassador to Sri Lanka, and John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs of Sri Lanka, have discussed issues of…

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

Rosy becomes first female Mayor of Colombo

Rosy becomes first female Mayor of Colombo

The first female Mayor of the Colombo Muncipal Council (CMC) Rosy Senanayake and 60 other UNP members elected to the CMC took oaths in the presence 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

Minister Samaraweera holds discussions with AIIB President Jin Liqun

Minister Samaraweera holds discussions with AIIB President Jin Liqun

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera met with the President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Jin Liqun during the 3rd Annual General Meeting of the Board of Governors…

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…