3-D Features
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
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
News Today

Sri Lanka, UN sign Sustainable Development Framework, USD 300 mln pledged

Sri Lanka, UN sign Sustainable Development Framework, USD 300 mln pledged

Sri Lanka’s Government and the United Nations have signed the 2018 – 2022 United Nations…

Sri Lanka motor car registrations dip in June, electric cars out of favor: JB

Sri Lanka motor car registrations dip in June, electric cars out of favor: JB

Sri Lanka motor car registrations dipped slightly in June to 2,800 units from 2,812 registered…

Forty Malaysian youths to be deployed to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh under MyCorps volunteer mission

Forty Malaysian youths to be deployed to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh under MyCorps volunteer mission

A total of 40 youths have made the cut to be deployed to Sri Lanka…

International Coconut Rubber and Tea (CRT) Trade Fair

International Coconut Rubber and Tea (CRT) Trade Fair

President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurated the International Coconut Rubber and Tea (CRT) Trade Fair at the…

Farewell for Ambassador P Kariyawasam in Washington DC

Farewell for Ambassador  P Kariyawasam in  Washington DC

Though I wind up as Ambassador to the USA, I want to say that I…

India interested in developing Mattala Airport

India interested in developing Mattala Airport

The Government of India (GOI) has expressed interest in developing the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport…

Bangladesh High Commissioner meets State Minister

The High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Sri Lanka Riaz Hamidullah made a call on State…

Sri Lanka – Philippines to intensify defense cooperation

Sri Lanka – Philippines to intensify defense cooperation

Sri Lanka and the Philippines on 3rd August agreed to strengthen defense cooperation through training,…

News Province
World Today

Sri Lanka, UN sign Sustainable Development Framework, USD 300 mln pledged

Sri Lanka, UN sign Sustainable Development Framework, USD 300 mln pledged

Sri Lanka’s Government and the United Nations have signed the 2018 – 2022 United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF), which pledges to invest US 300 million dollars over…

Forty Malaysian youths to be deployed to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh under MyCorps volunteer mission

Forty Malaysian youths to be deployed to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh under MyCorps volunteer mission

A total of 40 youths have made the cut to be deployed to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on a volunteer mission under the MyCorps@South Asia programme. The 40, comprising 15…

International Coconut Rubber and Tea (CRT) Trade Fair

International Coconut Rubber and Tea (CRT) Trade Fair

President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurated the International Coconut Rubber and Tea (CRT) Trade Fair at the Sirimvavo Bandaranaike exhibition Centre in the BMCIH premises yesterday. The CRT is an…

China-Sri Lanka port deal helps Sri Lanka boost forex reserves, attracts more investments: Moody’s

China-Sri Lanka port deal helps Sri Lanka boost forex reserves, attracts more investments: Moody’s

Sri Lanka’s deal with China to develop the Hambantota Port in southern Sri Lanka will boost Sri Lanka’s foreign-exchange reserves and help bolster investors confidence, rating agency Moody’s…

Business

Sri Lanka motor car registrations dip in June, electric cars out of favor: JB

Sri Lanka motor car registrations dip in June, electric cars out of favor: JB

Sri Lanka motor car registrations dipped slightly in June to 2,800 units from 2,812 registered in May, JB Securities said in…

International Coconut Rubber and Tea (CRT) Trade Fair

International Coconut Rubber and Tea (CRT) Trade Fair

President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurated the International Coconut Rubber and Tea (CRT) Trade Fair at the Sirimvavo Bandaranaike exhibition Centre in the…

Sri Lanka exports to rise after regaining GSP+ status

Sri Lanka exports to rise after regaining GSP+ status

On May 19 the EU formally restored Sri Lanka to the ranks of countries that benefit from the enhanced Generalised System…

Sri Lanka to abolish import control fee for tea

Sri Lanka to abolish import control fee for tea

Sri Lanka’s cabinet nod has been received to abolish the import control license fee for imported tea in line with 2017…

Travel

Air India to operate Varanasi-Colombo flights for pilgrims

Air India to operate Varanasi-Colombo flights for pilgrims

For the first time Air India will commence twice weekly flights beginning on 04 August. This operation will also facilitate the Hindu Pilgrims in their travel to…

Environment

Sri Lanka seeks World Bank assistance for elephant conservation

Sri Lanka seeks World Bank assistance for elephant conservation

Sri Lanka has sought assistance from the World Bank for the conservation of its wild elephant population, an official said . Sri Lanka boasts 6,000 wild elephants. It…

Women

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…

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

China-Sri Lanka port deal helps Sri Lanka boost forex reserves, attracts more investments: Moody’s

China-Sri Lanka port deal helps Sri Lanka boost forex reserves, attracts more investments: Moody’s

Sri Lanka’s deal with China to develop the Hambantota Port in southern Sri Lanka will boost Sri Lanka’s foreign-exchange reserves and help bolster investors confidence, rating agency…

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…