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Why India is buying the world’s emptiest airport

Why India is buying the world’s emptiest airport

(By Dr David Brewster)  Geopolitical rivalry between big powers sometimes yields odd results. The latest development in growing strategic competition…

Dr David Brewster
A new front in Asia’s water war

A new front in Asia’s water war

(By Professor Brahma Chellaney) China has long regarded fresh water as a strategic weapon—one that the country’s leaders have no compunction about…

Professor Brahma Chellaney PhD
Building Resilience for Climate-induced Disasters in Sri Lanka

Building Resilience for Climate-induced Disasters in Sri Lanka

(By Kanchana Wickramasinghe-Research Economist IPS) With the arrival of monsoon rains, Sri Lanka is just seeing the end of the…

Kanchana Wickramasinghe – Research Economist
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
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Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa meets Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe; regional security, defence among issues discussed

Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa meets Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe; regional security, defence among issues discussed

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister…

Credit card hacking detected in Punjab

Credit card hacking detected in Punjab

The law enforcement agencies have traced out gang that was involved in hacking and stealing…

CMEC to build 400 MW LNG power plant, terminal in Sri Lanka

CMEC to build 400 MW LNG power plant, terminal in Sri Lanka

China Machinery Engineering Corporation is to build a 400MW natural gas power plant in Sri…

Sri Lanka tests 25MW Moragahakanda hydropower plant

Sri Lanka tests 25MW Moragahakanda hydropower plant

Sri Lanka has begun test runs on a 25 MegaWatt hydropower plant in Moragahakanda after…

Ukraine and Sri Lanka are to ratify on Criminal Matters and Sentence persons

Ukraine and Sri Lanka are to ratify on Criminal Matters and Sentence persons

Ambassador for Ukraine to Sri Lanka, resident in New Delhi, Igor Polika, and Secretary to…

Bangladesh Naval ship in the island

Bangladesh Naval ship in the island

Making a three-day official goodwill visit, the Bangladesh Naval Ship (BNS) Bijoy arrived in Sri…

Sri Lanka to hand port to Chinese firm, receive $300 million

Sri Lanka to hand port to Chinese firm, receive $300 million

Sri Lanka will hand over commercial activities in its main southern port to a Chinese…

SL, US to amend open skies deal facilitating efficient cargo movement

SL, US to amend open skies deal facilitating efficient cargo movement

United States and Sri Lanka on Monday signed an agreement to amend the bilateral Open…

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World Today

Ukraine and Sri Lanka are to ratify on Criminal Matters and Sentence persons

Ukraine and Sri Lanka are to ratify on Criminal Matters and Sentence persons

Ambassador for Ukraine to Sri Lanka, resident in New Delhi, Igor Polika, and Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Prasad Kariyawasam exchanged Instruments of…

SL, US to amend open skies deal facilitating efficient cargo movement

SL, US to amend open skies deal facilitating efficient cargo movement

United States and Sri Lanka on Monday signed an agreement to amend the bilateral Open Skies Agreement of 2002 to facilitate the movement of cargo more efficiently and…

French Naval ship in Colombo

French Naval ship in Colombo

Making a four-day official goodwill visit, the French Naval Ship ‘Auvergne’ arrived in the country on Sunday (3rd Dec.). The 142m long and 20m wide ship has a…

Iranian Oil Tanker Rescues Sri Lankan Fishers in Indian Ocean

Iranian Oil Tanker Rescues Sri Lankan Fishers in Indian Ocean

The Sri Lankan fishing ship named VLCC was capsized in the Indian Ocean when the crew asked for the Iranian oil tanker’s help. The relief and rescue operations…

Business

CMEC to build 400 MW LNG power plant, terminal in Sri Lanka

CMEC to build 400 MW LNG power plant, terminal in Sri Lanka

China Machinery Engineering Corporation is to build a 400MW natural gas power plant in Sri Lanka’s southern Hambantota  industrial zone, a…

Sri Lanka to hand port to Chinese firm, receive $300 million

Sri Lanka to hand port to Chinese firm, receive $300 million

Sri Lanka will hand over commercial activities in its main southern port to a Chinese company on Saturday and receive around…

SL, US to amend open skies deal facilitating efficient cargo movement

SL, US to amend open skies deal facilitating efficient cargo movement

United States and Sri Lanka on Monday signed an agreement to amend the bilateral Open Skies Agreement of 2002 to facilitate…

A case of too many tuk-tuks: Sri Lanka faces labor crisis

A case of too many tuk-tuks: Sri Lanka faces labor crisis

Asitha Udaya Priyantha has found the dream job: The 22-year-old is already his own boss, cruising Sri Lanka’s streets in his…

Travel

ADB support for Sri Lanka’s railway sector master plan

ADB support for Sri Lanka’s railway sector master plan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved technical assistance to help prepare a master plan for the development of Sri Lanka’s railway sector for the next 20…

Environment

CMEC to build 400 MW LNG power plant, terminal in Sri Lanka

CMEC to build 400 MW LNG power plant, terminal in Sri Lanka

China Machinery Engineering Corporation is to build a 400MW natural gas power plant in Sri Lanka’s southern Hambantota  industrial zone, a government spokesman said. The project will…

Women

Pakistani Foreign Secretary due today

Pakistani Foreign Secretary due today

Pakistani Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua will visit Sri Lanka for the fifth Foreign Office consultations today, the Foreign Ministry said. The consultations are expected to focus on areas…

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

Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa meets Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe; regional security, defence among issues discussed

Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa meets Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe; regional security, defence among issues discussed

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Colombo and held discussions on matters of bilateral importance,…

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…