3-D Features
India & Lanka: Is bonhomie fading?

India & Lanka: Is bonhomie fading?

(By Padma Rao Sundarji – A senior freelance journalist specialising in foreign affairs.) At his weekly media briefing on May 12, the…

Padma Rao Sundarji -Senior freelance journalist
Colombo port, China and India

Colombo port, China and India

(By Dr Amitendu Palit ) Resolution of the impasse between Sri Lanka and China on the construction of a Chinese-funded port…

Dr Amitendu Palit PhD
Trade in a Time of Protectionism

Trade in a Time of Protectionism

(By Ranil Wickremesinghe – Prime Minister of Sri Lanka) As China’s economy slows and growth in the developed world remains anemic,…

Ranil Wickremesighe – Prime Minister
Reducing fertilizer dependency in paddy farming in Sri Lanka:Should we change our approach?

Reducing fertilizer dependency in paddy farming in Sri Lanka:Should we change our approach?

(By Chatura Rodrigo) Sri Lanka’s paddy farming solely depended on organic fertilizer many years ago; but the use of chemical…

Chatura Rodrigo – Research Economist
‘Need safeguards against majoritarianism’

‘Need safeguards against majoritarianism’

(By Dr.Jayampathy Wickramaratne )Jayampathy Wickramaratne on the importance of an inclusive Constitution in Sri Lanka. Jayampathy Wickramaratne, 67, is one of…

Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne
Accentuating positive growth

Accentuating positive growth

(by Dr.Asad Zaman) Starting from weaker economies, many other countries to our east (China, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and others)…

Dr. Asad Zaman PhD
News Today

Is Wigneswaran planning to break away from TNA to form radical tamil party?

Is Wigneswaran planning to break away from TNA to form radical tamil party?

The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, appears to be planning…

Canada in dairy and agriculture project in Sri Lanka’s north

Canada in dairy and agriculture project in Sri Lanka’s north

Canada together with UNDP and FAO are working to strengthen agro economic cooperatives in the…

Repair and reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Repair and reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Returning to Jaffna last week after three decades was an emotional experience. My first visit…

President arrives in Nagoya to attend G 7

President arrives in Nagoya to attend G 7

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived this morning (May 26) in Nagoya in Southern Japan to participate…

Sri Lanka benefits from increased trade with India: OBG

Sri Lanka benefits from increased trade with India: OBG

Sri Lanka stands to benefit from efforts to strengthen economic cooperation with India particularly with…

Singapore Biz delegation here in June

Singapore Biz delegation here in June

Co-operation between Sri Lanka and Singapore is projected to increase with the visit of Singapore’s…

SL air pollution high – WHO

SL air pollution high – WHO

Air pollution levels in Sri Lanka are increasing and this is an alarming trend a…

Sri Lanka to get over $3.5 bil from Japan for development

Sri Lanka to get over $3.5 bil from Japan for development

Japan will lend Sri Lanka more than $3.5 billion, mostly to finance development, Finance Minister…

News Province
World Today

Cambodia rice exports dramatically increased

Cambodia rice exports dramatically increased

Agencies in Cambodia announced on Wednesday that the country’s rice exports have increased more than fivefold over the past five years. A joint statement released by the International…

Over 30,000 Japanese to be invited for Nepal visit

Over 30,000 Japanese to be invited for Nepal visit

A thanksgiving program will be organized on May 29 to thank Japanese who extended support to Nepal and Nepalis in the aftermath of the last year’s devastating earthquake.…

Pak envoy to UN calls for ‘independent and impartial plebiscite’ under UN in AJK

Pak envoy to UN calls for ‘independent and impartial plebiscite’ under UN in AJK

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Dr Maleeha Lodhi has said that Indian tactics to depict Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) as part of India cannot change…

Shekhar Koirala tells Nepali Congress cadres to prepare for local polls

Shekhar Koirala tells Nepali Congress cadres to prepare for local polls

Nepali Congress Central Working Committee member, Shekhar Koirala, today instructed the party cadres to stay prepared for local election as it could take place anytime. “The local election…

Business

Singapore Biz delegation here in June

Singapore Biz delegation here in June

Co-operation between Sri Lanka and Singapore is projected to increase with the visit of Singapore’s Trade and Industry Minister S. Iswaran…

WB urges Sri Lanka to boost apparel production

WB urges Sri Lanka to boost apparel production

The World Bank (WB) has urged Sri Lanka to position itself as regional hub for apparel making and take advantage of…

Lankan gem trade in peril

Lankan gem trade in peril

From the Queen of Sheba to Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, Sri Lanka’s sapphires have adorned royalty through the ages, but a…

JCorp expects to finalise first Investment deal in Sri Lanka this year

JCorp expects to finalise first Investment deal in Sri Lanka this year

Johor state-owned conglomerate, Johor Corp (JCorp), is expected to finalise its first investment deal in Sri Lanka later this year. President/Chief…

Travel

Post-civil war, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry having one great run

Post-civil war, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry having one great run

In 2009, 4,48,000 arrivals were recorded, while in 2015 it had grown by a little over 300 p.c. to 17, 98, 380 visitors. Post-civil war, Sri Lanka’s tourism…

Environment

SL air pollution high – WHO

SL air pollution high – WHO

Air pollution levels in Sri Lanka are increasing and this is an alarming trend a World Health Organisation’s (WHO) report on trends in air quality said. This…

Women

Sonakshi Sinha receives flak for her Nepal visit

Sonakshi Sinha receives flak for her Nepal visit

Recently, Sonakshi Sinha went to Nepal to perform at a charity event organised by the Nepal Army Wives Association, in aid of quake victims. According to reports,…

Children

I was adopted from a Sri Lankan village and returned to find my birth mother

I was adopted from a Sri Lankan village and returned to find my birth mother

I’ve since set up a charity When I was a baby, I was adopted from a small village in Sri Lanka. For most of my life, I…

Tamilnadu

Jayalalithaa: The leading lady of Tamil Nadu

Jayalalithaa: The leading lady of Tamil Nadu

In winning Tamil Nadu for a second straight term, J Jayalalithaa not only bucked the three-decade-old trend of yo yo politics in the state, but also proved…

South Asia

South Asia supports falling Indian engineering exports

South Asia supports falling Indian engineering exports

Sri Lanka helped to boost India’s engineering exports as it emerged as the next best market after the US and UAE, for the Indian shipments with $2.63…

Middle East

Al-Salem receives deputy foreign minister of Sri Lanka

Al-Salem receives deputy foreign minister of Sri Lanka

Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Salem met at his office here yesterday with Deputy Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Harsha de…

Africa

China, Nigeria pledge to further promote strategic relations

China, Nigeria pledge to further promote strategic relations

China and Nigeria has pledged to further promote their strategic partnership during the state visit of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. To further deepen the two countries’ friendship…