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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

Cygnett to enter Dhaka, Colombo

Cygnett to enter Dhaka, Colombo

Gurugram-based Cygnett Hotels & Resorts is planning to set up hotels in Bangladesh and Sri…

China-built Sri Lanka ‘Port City’ aims to lure Indian investors

China-built Sri Lanka ‘Port City’ aims to lure Indian investors

A ‘Port City’ reclamation project funded by China next to Sri Lanka’s Colombo port to…

World Bank commits US$ 200 million to elevate Sri Lanka’s public health services

World Bank commits US$ 200 million to elevate Sri Lanka’s public health services

The World Bank has committed US$ 200 million to upgrade the standards of performance of…

Qatar Chamber discusses trade ties with Sri Lankan delegation

Qatar Chamber discusses trade ties with Sri Lankan delegation

Qatar Chamber held a meeting with a trade delegation from Sri Lanka led by Governor…

South Korea ready to share business, IT know-how with SL

South Korea ready to share business, IT know-how with SL

South Korea is ready to share its know-how on industrial, business and Information Technology since…

Deepa Mehta to adapt ‘Funny Boy’ on screen

Deepa Mehta to adapt ‘Funny Boy’ on screen

Filmmaker Deepa Mehta’s next film is an adaptation of Sri Lankan-Canadian novelist Shyam Selvadurai’s “Funny…

Millennium to invest Rs5bn in Sri Lanka affordable housing, luxury apartment

Millennium to invest Rs5bn in Sri Lanka affordable housing, luxury apartment

Sri Lanka’s Millennium Housing Developers Plc, a publicly traded company said it was investing 5…

Sri Lanka, Viet Nam Premiers affirm to strengthen relations in all spheres

Sri Lanka, Viet Nam Premiers affirm to strengthen relations in all spheres

Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc says that steps should be taken not only to…

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World Today

World Bank commits US$ 200 million to elevate Sri Lanka’s public health services

World Bank commits US$ 200 million to elevate Sri Lanka’s public health services

The World Bank has committed US$ 200 million to upgrade the standards of performance of Sri Lanka’s public health system under the Second Health Sector Development Project for…

South Korea ready to share business, IT know-how with SL

South Korea ready to share business, IT know-how with SL

South Korea is ready to share its know-how on industrial, business and Information Technology since it has made great strides in these fields today, South Korean Foreign Minister…

Sri Lanka, Viet Nam Premiers affirm to strengthen relations in all spheres

Sri Lanka, Viet Nam Premiers affirm to strengthen relations in all spheres

Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc says that steps should be taken not only to strengthen state relations between Sri Lanka and Vietnam, but also to strengthen relations…

Sri Lanka Navy ceremonially takes over US Coast Guard Cutter ‘Sherman’ at Honolulu

Sri Lanka Navy ceremonially takes over US Coast Guard Cutter ‘Sherman’ at Honolulu

The Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe officially took over the Ex-USCG “Sherman” into Sri Lanka Navy in a ceremony held at Honolulu, Hawaii, United States…

Business

Vision Care & Luxottica showcase their new eyewear collection

Vision Care & Luxottica showcase their new eyewear collection

  Vision Care Optical Services (Pvt) Ltd showcased  their new eyewear collection at their newly opened showroom at 505 Union Place in Colombo …

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…

Travel

Cygnett to enter Dhaka, Colombo

Cygnett to enter Dhaka, Colombo

Gurugram-based Cygnett Hotels & Resorts is planning to set up hotels in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka soon, said a top official. “Having established our presence in northern…

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

Deepa Mehta to adapt ‘Funny Boy’ on screen

Deepa Mehta to adapt ‘Funny Boy’ on screen

Filmmaker Deepa Mehta’s next film is an adaptation of Sri Lankan-Canadian novelist Shyam Selvadurai’s “Funny Boy”. First published in 1994, the book chronicles six poignant stories 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

Teplitz confirmed as new US Ambassador to Sri Lanka

Teplitz confirmed as new US Ambassador to Sri Lanka

The US Senate confirmed the appointment of Alaina B Teplitz as the new US Ambassador “Congratulations to Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz on her confirmation by the U.S.…

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…