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    The Growing Need for Privacy and Data Protection in Sri Lanka

    The Growing Need for Privacy and Data Protection in Sri Lanka

    (By Nuwanthi Senaratne – Research Assistant at IPS.  ) Every day, a vast amount of information is transmitted, stored, and collected across…

    Nuwanthi Senaratne – Research Assistant
    The Gender Dimension of Remittances to Sri Lanka: Who Remits More?

    The Gender Dimension of Remittances to Sri Lanka: Who Remits More?

    (By Bilesha Weeraratne PhD) ####  Remittances are often considered a stable and reliable source of development financing. In 2018, remittances to…

    Bilesha Weeraratne PhD
    Will Jaffna International Airport help the Northern economy take-off at last?

    Will Jaffna International Airport help the Northern economy take-off at last?

    [By Jekhan Aruliah]****The opening, strictly speaking the re-opening, of Jaffna International Airport (IATA airport code JAF) in October 2019 was…

    Jekhan Aruliah
    Palaly comes to life again

    Palaly comes to life again

    [By Capt Elmo Jayawardena ] *****17 October Sri Lanka is scheduled to re-open the Palaly Airport as its third international aerodrome.…

    Capt Elmo Jayawardena
    Emerging Technologies and Trade: Can Sri Lanka Stay Ahead of the Game?

    Emerging Technologies and Trade: Can Sri Lanka Stay Ahead of the Game?

    [ By Janaka Wijayasiri PhD  ]We live in an era marked by unprecedented technological change and innovations, which are transforming…

    Janaka Wijayasiri PhD
    Tourism vs. Remittances: Impact of Easter Attacks on Sri Lanka’s Foreign Exchange Earnings

    Tourism vs. Remittances: Impact of Easter Attacks on Sri Lanka’s Foreign Exchange Earnings

    (By Bilesha Weeraratne PhD) Sri Lanka was a few days short of celebrating a decade of peace since the end of…

    Bilesha Weeraratne PhD
    News Today

    New security camera system for Colombo port to ensure the safety

    New security camera system for Colombo port to ensure the safety

    Cabinet approval has been granted to implement a comprehensive integrated CCTV Camera system of the…

    Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force ship ‘Takanami’ arrives at port of Colombo

    Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force ship ‘Takanami’ arrives at port of Colombo

    Japanese ship ‘Takanami’ which belongs to the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force, arrived at the…

    Thailand Stands Ready to support Sri Lanka’s Development says Thai PM

    Thailand Stands Ready to support Sri Lanka’s Development says Thai PM

    The Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha recalling the strong bilateral ties between the…

    Galle port to be a yacht marina

    Galle port to be a yacht marina

    The Government will soon call for Request for Proposals ( RFPs) to develop the Galle…

    Afghanistan to support Sri Lanka in anti-drug trafficking

    Afghanistan to support Sri Lanka in anti-drug trafficking

    Afghanistan Ambassador to Sri Lanka M. Asharf Haidari pledged that Afghanistan would provide its assistance…

    President to Give South Asian Perspective at “The Future of Asia”

    President to Give South Asian Perspective at “The Future of Asia”

    The Japanese Government will ensure that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s scheduled visit to Japan will be…

    Belgrade Fair to be held on February 20-23

    Belgrade Fair to be held on February 20-23

    Under the slogan of ‘Hit the Road’, the 42nd Belgrade International Tourism Fair will be…

    Sri Lanka official reserves at USD7.5bn by end January

    Sri Lanka official reserves at USD7.5bn by end January

    Sri Lanka’s gross official reserves were 7.5 billion US dollars (USD7,526mn) by the end of…

    News Province
    World Today

    President of Guinea-Bissau meets PM

    President of Guinea-Bissau meets PM

    President of the Republic of Guinia-Bissau, Umaro Cissoko Embalo, accompanied by Suzi Barbosa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guinea-Bissau who made a brief visit to Sri Lanka this…

    Bilateral talks between two PMs

    Bilateral talks between two PMs

    Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is currently holding discussions with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.PM Rajapaksa was accorded a warm welcome by PM Modi in a ceremonial reception at…

    President meets the Russian Federation’s Commander-in-Chief

    President meets the Russian Federation’s Commander-in-Chief

    The President meeting the Russian Federation’s Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces, General Oleg Salyukov. Courtesy – News.lk…

    Cabinet approval for more foreign students

    Cabinet approval for more foreign students

    The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal made by Higher Education, Technology and Innovation Minister to take necessary measures to attract foreign and non-residential students to pursue higher…

    Business

    IFC Partners with Ceylon Biscuits Limited to Support Women Retailer Development, Promote Inclusive Business Growth in Sri Lanka

    IFC Partners with Ceylon Biscuits Limited to Support Women Retailer Development, Promote Inclusive Business Growth in Sri Lanka

    IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has joined hands with Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL) Group to provide training and…

    Gazette issued banning re-export of spices & allied products

    Gazette issued banning re-export of spices & allied products

    A Gazette notification has been issued prohibiting the re-export of key spices and allies products from Sri Lanka, with immediate effect.The…

    Investor Dr. Mark Mobius in Colombo next week

    Investor Dr. Mark Mobius in Colombo next week

    Colombo’s upcoming major mixed development, Cinnamon Life announced the visit of the legendary emerging markets investment pioneer, Dr. Mark Mobius for…

    Omega Line to build new $24 mn lingerie factory

    Omega Line to build new $24 mn lingerie factory

    The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed an agreement with Omega Line Limited to reconstruct the factory building complex at…

    Travel

    Galle port to be a yacht marina

    Galle port to be a yacht marina

    The Government will soon call for Request for Proposals ( RFPs) to develop the Galle Port for a Yacht Marina, Minister of Port Development , State Minister…

    Environment

    Sri Lanka elephants: ‘Record number’ of deaths in 2019

    Sri Lanka elephants: ‘Record number’ of deaths in 2019

    A record number of elephants – 361 – have died in Sri Lanka during 2019, environmental groups say. It is highest figure of elephant deaths to be…

    Women

    Dushni Weerakoon appointed as member of Monetary Board

    Dr (Ms) Dushni Weerakoon has been appointed as a member of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka with effect from July 29, 2019.…

    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

    Six SL refugees detained in India while attempting to flee illegally

    Six SL refugees detained in India while attempting to flee illegally

    Tamil Nadu Q branch police have detained six Sri Lankan Tamils, including a 10-year-old boy, when they attempted to flee to Sri Lanka from Danushkodi in an…

    South Asia

    India to enhance with SL business relations, connectivity, regional security

    India to enhance with SL business relations, connectivity, regional security

    India, as a trusted partner in Sri Lanka’s development efforts, will increase cooperation with Sri Lanka on enhancing economic, business, and investment relations, people-to-people connectivity and regional…

    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…