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Managing Sri Lanka – China Economic Relations: BRI, Debt, and Diplomacy

Managing Sri Lanka – China Economic Relations: BRI, Debt, and Diplomacy

(Dr. Dushni Weerakoon) China holds approximately 9% of Sri Lanka’s total outstanding debt as of 2017, and 14% amongst bilateral…

Dr. Dushni Weerakoon
Sending Sri Lankans and Receiving Chinese Workers: Emerging Trend of Labour Migration in Sri Lanka

Sending Sri Lankans and Receiving Chinese Workers: Emerging Trend of Labour Migration in Sri Lanka

(By  Dr.Bilesha Weeraratne)   Kamal, a construction labourer living on-site in Colombo, finds it difficult to make ends meet with his…

Dr.Bilesha Weeraratne
Explore All Options! Single Window Operational Models for Sri Lanka

Explore All Options! Single Window Operational Models for Sri Lanka

(By Janaka Wijayasiri PhD) Sri Lanka is committed to establishing a National Single Window (NSW) for international trade as a policy priority,…

Janaka Wijayasiri PhD
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
News Today

Two Australian Naval ships arrive at port of Trincomalee

Two Australian Naval ships arrive at port of Trincomalee

In view of initial survey of a drowned ship in the seas around Batticaloa during…

Australia to launch 7-nation Indian Ocean military exercises, starting in Sri Lanka

Australia to launch 7-nation Indian Ocean military exercises, starting in Sri Lanka

Australia will launch a seven-nation Indian Ocean military exercise next week. It will start in…

French company Boccard to develop dairy farming and processing in SL

French company Boccard to develop dairy farming and processing in SL

The Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries & Aquatic Resources…

Sri Lankan imports fall sharply in December 2018, trade gap narrows

Sri Lankan imports fall sharply in December 2018, trade gap narrows

Sri Lanka’s imports fell sharply in December 2018 from a year ago with the trade…

Japan’s Belluna expects Sri Lanka property pick up

Japan’s Belluna expects Sri Lanka property pick up

Japan based Belluna group. which is investing 450 million US dollars in Sri Lanka’s tourism…

Grand welcome for President at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Grand welcome for President at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

President Maithripala Sirisena, who arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, yesterday (13)on a four-day…

EU considers Sri Lanka request to increase skilled labour migration

EU considers Sri Lanka request to increase skilled labour migration

A Sri Lankan request to increase skilled labour migration to the European Union was taken…

Sri Lanka official reserves at USD 6.0 billion by end February

Sri Lanka official reserves at USD 6.0 billion by end February

Sri Lanka’s gross official reserves were 6,005.5 million US dollars by the end of February,…

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World Today

Grand welcome for President at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Grand welcome for President at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

President Maithripala Sirisena, who arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, yesterday (13)on a four-day Official Visit to Kenya to attend the fourth session of the UN Environment…

Sri Lankan Marini de Livera honored with Intl. Women of Courage Awards 2019

Sri Lankan Marini de Livera honored with Intl. Women of Courage Awards 2019

Ten extra ordinary women from around the world were honored with International Women of Courage Awards ( IWOC ) 2019 at the US State Department on 07th March…

Norway to provide NOK 60 million for mine action in Sri Lanka

Norway to provide NOK 60 million for mine action in Sri Lanka

The Government is providing NOK 60 million over a period of three years for mine action in Sri Lanka. ‘Sri Lanka has been heavily contaminated by landmines, but…

Sri Lanka in Geneva:: ‘Multilateralism could still deliver, despite challenges’

Sri Lanka in Geneva:: ‘Multilateralism could still deliver, despite challenges’

During a high-level panel discussion on ‘Human Rights Mainstreaming’ at the ongoing 40th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Sri Lanka said it believed the “picture…

Business

French company Boccard to develop dairy farming and processing in SL

French company Boccard to develop dairy farming and processing in SL

The Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development of Sri Lanka signed a…

The One Transworks Square invests US$ 450 mn for three towers

The One Transworks Square invests US$ 450 mn for three towers

The One Transworks Square launched Phase Two of its high end luxury development project with the launch of its second tower,…

Pakistan, Sri Lanka FTA discussed

Pakistan, Sri Lanka FTA discussed

The Consul General of Sri Lanka H.E G.L Gnanatheva visited the FPCCI to meet Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Senior Vice President,…

Sri Lanka’s ceramic firms snarled in regulations; calls for more protection

Sri Lanka’s ceramic firms snarled in regulations; calls for more protection

Sri Lanka’s ceramic tile makers are snarled in a plethora mining and transport regulations blocking access to raw materials and increasing…

Travel

Sri Lanka to give free visas to tourists for 06 months from April

Sri Lanka to give free visas to tourists for 06 months from April

Sri Lanka will grant free visas to tourists from key markets like the United Kingdom, Europe and Asian Buddhist countries like Thailand for six months from 1…

Environment

Sri Lanka ready to create artificial rain for hydropower generation

Sri Lanka ready to create artificial rain for hydropower generation

Ceylon Electricity Board and Sri Lanka Air Force today signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate the project of creating artificial rain for hydropower generation. The Air…

Women

Sri Lankan Marini de Livera honored with Intl. Women of Courage Awards 2019

Sri Lankan Marini de Livera honored with Intl. Women of Courage Awards 2019

Ten extra ordinary women from around the world were honored with International Women of Courage Awards ( IWOC ) 2019 at the US State Department on 07th…

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

BNS Dhaleshwari arrives at port of Colombo

BNS Dhaleshwari arrives at port of Colombo

The Bangladesh Naval Ship (BNS) Dhaleshwari arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit yesterday and the ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy…

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…