3-D Features
Women in the Sri Lankan Workforce: Dissecting Education and Female Labour Force Participation

Women in the Sri Lankan Workforce: Dissecting Education and Female Labour Force Participation

(By  Nisha Arunatilake PhD ) There has been renewed interest among policy makers to get more women to enter the…

Nisha Arunatilake PhD
Bridging the Skill Gap: A Challenge in Sri Lanka’s Quest for Economic Growth

Bridging the Skill Gap: A Challenge in Sri Lanka’s Quest for Economic Growth

(By Priyanka Jayawardena – Research Economist) According to the Government’s Economic Policy Statement issued in October 2016, Sri Lanka envisions achieving…

Priyanka Jayawardena – Research Economist
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
News Today

President meets Nepal Prime Minister

President meets Nepal Prime Minister

The Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba said that the commitment shown by Sri Lankan…

Seafood exports increase after EU ban removal

Seafood exports increase after EU ban removal

Sri Lanka’s seafood exports have recorded a 40 percent growth during past six months due…

The rebuilding process of Sri Lanka is commendable – Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Thomas A. Shannon

The rebuilding process of Sri Lanka is commendable – Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Thomas A. Shannon

The Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Thomas A. Shannon says the political, social and economic…

Feasibility Study on establishment of ICT Hub completed

Feasibility Study on establishment of ICT Hub completed

The Exim Bank of Korea has completed the KSP-ADB Joint Consulting Program for establishment of…

President urges world to support forward march of Sri Lanka

President urges world to support forward march of Sri Lanka

President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to seriously consider the tremendous progress made…

US, Sri Lanka first families

US, Sri Lanka first families

President Maithripala Sirisena and First Lady Jayanthi attended a reception hosted by US President Donald…

President attends UN Economic, Social Council Sessions

President attends UN Economic, Social Council Sessions

The Sessions of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) commenced on 18th September at…

President arrives in New York

President arrives in New York

President Maithripala Sirisena who left for New York to attend the 72nd General Assembly of…

News Province
World Today

The rebuilding process of Sri Lanka is commendable – Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Thomas A. Shannon

The rebuilding process of Sri Lanka is commendable – Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Thomas A. Shannon

The Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Thomas A. Shannon says the political, social and economic rebuilding process of Sri Lanka in the post- conflict era is highly commendable.…

President urges world to support forward march of Sri Lanka

President urges world to support forward march of Sri Lanka

President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to seriously consider the tremendous progress made by the government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and the…

President attends UN Economic, Social Council Sessions

President attends UN Economic, Social Council Sessions

The Sessions of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) commenced on 18th September at the UN Headquarters in New York.   President Maithripala Sirisena also participated at…

President arrives in New York

President arrives in New York

President Maithripala Sirisena who left for New York to attend the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations arrived at the John F. Kennedy International Airport this morning…

Business

Sri Lanka accepts power generation with LNG as policy

Sri Lanka accepts power generation with LNG as policy

Sri Lanka’s cabinet on Tuesday officially accepted generating electricity with Liquid Natural Gas and providing required infrastructure as public policy. The…

State Minister Senasinghe hails Turkish investors

State Minister Senasinghe hails Turkish investors

At the invitation of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Sri Lanka a ministerial delegation led by State Minister…

Thailand’s Rojana to set up industrial zone in Sri Lanka

Thailand’s Rojana to set up industrial zone in Sri Lanka

Rojana Industrial Park is to set up Sri Lanka’s first industrial zone in over a decade, aiming to use the island’s…

Hambantota Port deal opens new era for China-Sri Lanka ties

Hambantota Port deal opens new era for China-Sri Lanka ties

On July 29, Chinese port operator China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPort) and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) signed a 99-year…

Travel

Crocodile kills British journalist holidaying in Sri Lanka

Crocodile kills British journalist holidaying in Sri Lanka

A young British journalist was dragged into a river and killed by a crocodile while holidaying in Sri Lanka, the country’s navy said on Friday. Paul McClean,…

Environment

Sri Lanka accepts power generation with LNG as policy

Sri Lanka accepts power generation with LNG as policy

Sri Lanka’s cabinet on Tuesday officially accepted generating electricity with Liquid Natural Gas and providing required infrastructure as public policy. The cabinet appointed a cabinet subcommittee chaired…

Women

Researcher from Sri Lanka’s LIRNEAsia to chair ITU expert session

Researcher from Sri Lanka’s LIRNEAsia to chair ITU expert session

Shazna Zuhyle, a researcher from Colombo-based LIRNEAsia, a regional policy research body will chair an International Telecommunication Union expert group meeting. The 8th meeting of the Expert…

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

President meets Nepal Prime Minister

President meets Nepal Prime Minister

The Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba said that the commitment shown by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena for the activities of the SAARC is significant and…

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…