3-D Features
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
Four Lessons from the Pakistan-China FTA for Sri Lanka

Four Lessons from the Pakistan-China FTA for Sri Lanka

(By Janaka Wijayasiri, PhD, Research Fellow)Sri Lanka is currently engaged in trade negotiations with China, and five rounds of talks have taken…

Janaka Wijayasiri, PhD, Research Fellow
Managing Wastewater in Sri Lanka: An Uncomfortable Reality

Managing Wastewater in Sri Lanka: An Uncomfortable Reality

(By Athula Senaratne PhD)Water can easily become ‘wastewater’ due to many reasons – mostly tied to human activity. The most…

Athula Senaratne PhD
Crop Insurance: Is it Workable in Sri Lanka?

Crop Insurance: Is it Workable in Sri Lanka?

(Kanchana Wickramasinghe – Research Economist)Farmers have been severely affected by various natural calamities – floods, droughts and excessive rainfalls during the…

Kanchana Wickramasinghe – Research Economist
Why Sri Lanka need comprehensive and Integrated responses to mental health Issues

Why Sri Lanka need comprehensive and Integrated responses to mental health Issues

(Yolanthika-Research Assistant, IPS)This year’s  World Mental Health Day was observed under the theme ‘Dignity in Mental Health-Psychological and Mental Health…

Yolanthika Ellepola -Research Assistant ,IPS
A water war in Asia cannot be ruled out

A water war in Asia cannot be ruled out

(By Professor Brahma Chellaney)   Tensions over water are rising in Asia—and not only because of conflicting maritime claims. While territorial disputes, such…

Professor Brahma Chellaney PhD
News Today

FM highlights potential for increased Sri Lanka – U.S. bilateral trade

FM highlights potential for increased Sri Lanka – U.S. bilateral trade

Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce highlighted prospects for…

Trinco port, FTA among topics for discussion during Modi visit

Trinco port, FTA among topics for discussion during Modi visit

The contract for the construction of the Trincomalee Port and the conclusion of the Free…

Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickermesinghe to visit India before Modi’s meet next month

Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickermesinghe to visit India before Modi’s meet next month

Prime Minister Ranil Wickermesinghe will be travelling to India on a visit from April 25…

Prime minister Narendra Modi to visit Sri Lanka in may

Prime minister Narendra Modi to visit Sri Lanka in may

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sri Lanka next month to take part in the…

VN, Sri Lanka enhance co-operation

VN, Sri Lanka enhance co-operation

Việt Nam’s Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe expressed…

EU pledges Euro 42 million to Sri Lanka

EU pledges Euro 42 million to Sri Lanka

The European Union (EU) will step up its assistance to Sri Lanka by providing Euro…

Vietnam and Sri Lanka agree to strengthen ties

Vietnam and Sri Lanka agree to strengthen ties

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Vietnamese Premier Nguyen Xuan Phuc agreed to enhance commercial trades…

PM meets Japanese Economic, Trade and Industry Minister

PM meets Japanese Economic, Trade and Industry Minister

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe held discussions with Japanese Economic, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko…

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FM highlights potential for increased Sri Lanka – U.S. bilateral trade

FM highlights potential for increased Sri Lanka – U.S. bilateral trade

Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce highlighted prospects for increasing bilateral trade and U.S. investment in Sri Lanka at a breakfast roundtable…

Trinco port, FTA among topics for discussion during Modi visit

Trinco port, FTA among topics for discussion during Modi visit

The contract for the construction of the Trincomalee Port and the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement are among some of the bilateral agreement that will visited during…

VN, Sri Lanka enhance co-operation

VN, Sri Lanka enhance co-operation

Việt Nam’s Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe expressed determination to elevate the two countries’ relations during talks in Hà Nội yesterday.…

Vietnam and Sri Lanka agree to strengthen ties

Vietnam and Sri Lanka agree to strengthen ties

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Vietnamese Premier Nguyen Xuan Phuc agreed to enhance commercial trades between the two countries by USD 1 billion and to strengthen ties in…

Business

UAE exchange partners with Sri Lanka’s eZ Cash

UAE exchange partners with Sri Lanka’s eZ Cash

UAE Exchange, a leading global remittance, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, has partnered with eZ Cash, Sri Lanka’s largest and…

Trade and investment promotion event held in New Delhi

Trade and investment promotion event held in New Delhi

Sri Lanka High Commission in New Delhi organized a trade and investment promotion event recently at the High Commission premises. The main…

First Sea Cucumber breeding center commence in Mannar

First Sea Cucumber breeding center commence in Mannar

The first and largest government-owned Sea Cucumber breeding center commenced under the directives of Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera recently in Olaithuduwa,…

European Investment Bank to explore future investment in Sri Lanka

European Investment Bank to explore future investment in Sri Lanka

A delegation from the European Investment Bank will make a three-day visit to Sri Lanka later this week to discuss recent…

Travel

Maldives national carrier to resume flights to Colombo

Maldives national carrier to resume flights to Colombo

Maldives national airline Maldivian will resume flights to Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo in the coming weeks, an official of Sri Lanka’s Aviation Ministry said Monday. The authorization…

Environment

Sri Lanka ramps up fuel imports as drought hits hydropower

Sri Lanka ramps up fuel imports as drought hits hydropower

Sri Lanka’s fuel imports in January jumped to double typical monthly levels, with the country rushing to plug an energy shortfall as severe drought hits its hydropower…

Women

Sandya Eknaligoda, recipient of International Women of Courage award

Sandya Eknaligoda, recipient of International Women of Courage award

Missing Journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda’s wife Sandya Ekneligoda was a recipient of ‘International Women of Courage Award for 2017’ from US First Lady Melania Trump at a ceremony…

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

Rajinikanth not to visit Sri Lanka

Rajinikanth not to visit Sri Lanka

Following appeals made by politicians in Tamil Nadu, actor Rajinikanth has cancelled his scheduled visit to Jaffna in Sri Lanka on April 9. Mr. Rajinikanth was to…

South Asia

Pakistan sends three ships of rice to SL

Pakistan sends three ships of rice to SL

The Government of Pakistan had dispatched three relief ships containing 3000 Metric Tons (Three million kgs) of rice, to as drought relief , Deputy Head of Mission…

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

Sri Lanka says 32 “elite” Muslims have joined IS in Syria

Sri Lanka says 32 “elite” Muslims have joined IS in Syria

Thirty-two Sri Lankan Muslims from “well-educated and elite” families have joined Islamic State in Syria, the justice minister said on Friday, adding that the government would not…