3-D Features
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
Food Security: Does it Matter for Sri Lanka?

Food Security: Does it Matter for Sri Lanka?

(By Manoj Thibbotuwawa- Research Fellow at the IPS)Over eight hundred million people in the world do not have enough to…

Manoj Thibbotuwawa PhD
Where should Donald Trump begin in South Asia?

Where should Donald Trump begin in South Asia?

(By Alyssa Ayres is senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the CFR)Donald J. Trump will assume the…

Alyssa Ayres – Senior Fellow,CFR
News Today

Russia pledges to enhance economic cooperation

Russia pledges to enhance economic cooperation

Sri Lanka and Russia pledged to enhance long term economic cooperation and affirmed to build…

Rajinikanth’s Sri Lanka visit triggers opposition from Tamil outfits

Rajinikanth’s Sri Lanka visit triggers opposition from Tamil outfits

Superstar Rajinikanth’s visit to Sri Lanka next month to inaugurate a housing scheme has met…

Sri Lankan PM says spread of dengue part of health crisis in Asia

Sri Lankan PM says spread of dengue part of health crisis in Asia

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday informed his parliament that the spread of…

Kremlin Guard of Honour for President Maithripala Sirisena

Kremlin Guard of Honour for President Maithripala Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena was received with a Guard of Honour at the Kremlin’s Alexander Garden…

Sri Lankan Navy action hitting diplomatic efforts, says Tamil Nadu CM

Sri Lankan Navy action hitting diplomatic efforts, says Tamil Nadu CM

Alleging that Sri Lanka had been trying to thwart efforts for a diplomatic solution to…

Somali security forces that freed pirated ship say NATO must do more

Somali security forces that freed pirated ship say NATO must do more

Somali officials whose forces freed a hijacked oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew…

Sri Lanka to sign tourism cooperation agreement with Russia

Sri Lanka to sign tourism cooperation agreement with Russia

Sri Lanka will sign a tourism promotion agreement with Russia during the visit of its…

Chinese defense minister to visit Sri Lanka, Nepal

Chinese defense minister to visit Sri Lanka, Nepal

Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan left on Sunday for official visits to Sri Lanka and…

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World Today

Russia pledges to enhance economic cooperation

Russia pledges to enhance economic cooperation

Sri Lanka and Russia pledged to enhance long term economic cooperation and affirmed to build a strong foundation to take bilateral relations to a new high. These sentiments…

Kremlin Guard of Honour for President Maithripala Sirisena

Kremlin Guard of Honour for President Maithripala Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena was received with a Guard of Honour at the Kremlin’s Alexander Garden when he visited the Red Square to place a wreath at the Tomb…

Somali security forces that freed pirated ship say NATO must do more

Somali security forces that freed pirated ship say NATO must do more

Somali officials whose forces freed a hijacked oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew said on Sunday that NATO ships must do more to prevent the illegal…

Chinese defense minister to visit Sri Lanka, Nepal

Chinese defense minister to visit Sri Lanka, Nepal

Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan left on Sunday for official visits to Sri Lanka and Nepal, the Defence Ministry said, trips that could unnerve neighboring India. China is…

Business

Colombo to host International Summit on Textile Coloration

Colombo to host International Summit on Textile Coloration

The International Summit on Textile Coloration 2017: Colouring the ‘Emperors New Clothes’ will tackle some of the difficult questions around technical…

Canned fish imports reduced by 16.2% in 2016

Canned fish imports reduced by 16.2% in 2016

The import of canned fish to Sri Lanka has decreased by 16.2 per cent in 2016. Import of canned fish to…

Sri Lanka’s mega port city poised to change face of Colombo

Sri Lanka’s mega port city poised to change face of Colombo

A mega port city project is set to change the face of Colombo, the Sri Lanka’s capital city, in the coming…

CB joins Dept for Registration of Persons against money laundering

CB joins Dept for Registration of Persons against money laundering

The Financial Intelligence Unit, located at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the…

Travel

Sri Lanka Megapolis light rail feasiblity starts, EOIs by year-end

Sri Lanka Megapolis light rail feasiblity starts, EOIs by year-end

A feasibility study on building a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo starts today with expressions of interest and request for proposals…

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

Sri Lankan doctor freed after manslaughter of abusive husband in Geraldton

Sri Lankan doctor freed after manslaughter of abusive husband in Geraldton

A Sri Lankan-born doctor who was convicted of the manslaughter of her abusive husband last year has been granted parole and will be released from prison this…

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’s Sri Lanka visit triggers opposition from Tamil outfits

Rajinikanth’s Sri Lanka visit triggers opposition from Tamil outfits

Superstar Rajinikanth’s visit to Sri Lanka next month to inaugurate a housing scheme has met with opposition from pro-Tamil outfits here, who cautioned him from getting “involved”…

South Asia

Survey ship to take up Sri Lanka mission

Survey ship to take up Sri Lanka mission

INS Darshak, a hydrographic survey ship of Eastern Naval Command, sailed out of Visakhapatnam for a two-month long deployment for undertaking joint hydrographic surveys along with the…

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…