3-D Features
The crisis in the Maldives, explained

The crisis in the Maldives, explained

( By Dr.Nayma Qayum.She is an assistant professor and chair of the Asian Studies department at Manhattanville College.) If you’ve heard of…

Dr.Nayma Qayum
Transforming Asia sets new challenge for India

Transforming Asia sets new challenge for India

India’s annual summit meetings with the Asean countries began 15 years ago, though inviting all 10 members to our Republic…

K C Singh- Former Secretary EAM
Sri Lanka’s Local Government Polls: Time To Send Signals?

Sri Lanka’s Local Government Polls: Time To Send Signals?

(By Dr. S. I. Keethaponcalan ) Local Government (LG) bodies in Sri Lanka are one of the cornerstones of public administration and…

Dr. S. I. Keethaponcalan
Nepal, Lanka, Maldives: Delhi strategy in tatters?

Nepal, Lanka, Maldives: Delhi strategy in tatters?

Indira Gandhi had annexed Sikkim, thus eliminating a troublesome buffer with China, in 1975, besides severing Pakistan into two in…

K C Singh- Former Secretary EAM
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
News Today

Sri Lanka receives South Asia Innovation Award

Sri Lanka receives South Asia Innovation Award

A case story on the path breaking reform submitted by the Department of Public Finance…

Thai experts arrive In Sri Lanka to create artificial rain

Thai experts arrive In Sri Lanka to create artificial rain

 A team of Thai experts have arrived in Sri Lanka to look at the possibility…

Sri Lankan rupee ends firmer on bank dollar sales

Sri Lankan rupee ends firmer on bank dollar sales

 The Sri Lankan rupee ended slightly firmer on Wednesday as exporter dollar sales outweighed importer…

Sri Lankan among two executives held for raping employee in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Lankan among two executives held for raping employee in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Lankan national was among two senior executives of a private company arrested for allegedly…

Sampanthan slams Rajapaksa for Tamil Eelam remarks

Sampanthan slams Rajapaksa for Tamil Eelam remarks

Leader of Opposition and senior Tamil politician R. Sampanthan on Monday said he was “alarmed”…

FTA with S’pore makes SL attractive digital hub – Minister

FTA with S’pore makes SL attractive digital hub – Minister

Sri Lanka’s IT industry has been one of the most remarkable success stories in the…

ADB gives USD 75mn for lending to Sri Lanka’s small businesses

ADB gives USD 75mn for lending to Sri Lanka’s small businesses

Sri Lanka has decided to obtain an additional financing through a loan of US 75…

Korea Eximbank approves USD14mn for garbage collection compactors

Korea Eximbank approves USD14mn for garbage collection compactors

Export-Import Bank of Korea has approved 14 million US dollars for supply of garbage collection…

News Province
World Today

Sri Lankans allowed to invest US$200,000 outside country

Sri Lankans allowed to invest US$200,000 outside country

Sri Lanka’s new forex law has allowed an individual to invest 200,000 dollars outside the country, in their lifetime, a partnership 300,000 dollars, but an unlisted company could…

Sri Lanka – Iran sign mutual cooperation deal

Sri Lanka – Iran sign mutual cooperation deal

 Iran and Sri Lanka have inked a deal for further cooperation between the two nation in the  areas of trade and economy. The agreements were signed following a…

Queen Elizabeth congratulates Sri Lanka on 70th Independence Day

Queen Elizabeth congratulates Sri Lanka on 70th Independence Day

The Queen Elizabeth II of England has sent a congratulatory message to Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena on the occasion of the country’s 70th National Independence Day. Her…

State banquet for Indonesian President

State banquet for Indonesian President

President Maithripala Sirisena hosted a State Banquet for Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Mrs Iriana Widodo at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday. Here, President Widodo greeting Prime Minister Ranil…

Business

Sri Lankan rupee ends firmer on bank dollar sales

Sri Lankan rupee ends firmer on bank dollar sales

 The Sri Lankan rupee ended slightly firmer on Wednesday as exporter dollar sales outweighed importer demand for the greenback on hopes…

FTA with S’pore makes SL attractive digital hub – Minister

FTA with S’pore makes SL attractive digital hub – Minister

Sri Lanka’s IT industry has been one of the most remarkable success stories in the country’s economy, said Minister of Development…

Sri Lankans allowed to invest US$200,000 outside country

Sri Lankans allowed to invest US$200,000 outside country

Sri Lanka’s new forex law has allowed an individual to invest 200,000 dollars outside the country, in their lifetime, a partnership…

Govt to attract US$ 2.5 bn FDI this year

Govt to attract US$ 2.5 bn FDI this year

The government plans to attract US$ 2.5 billion FDI in 2018 through foreign investment projects. Development Strategies and International Trade Minister…

Travel

Sri Lanka Tourist arrivals up 12.6-pct in Jan 2018

Sri Lanka Tourist arrivals up 12.6-pct in Jan 2018

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka rose 12.6 percent from a year earlier to 246,972 in January 2018 with Indian visitors taking the lead, official data shows. Arrivals…

Environment

Thai experts arrive In Sri Lanka to create artificial rain

Thai experts arrive In Sri Lanka to create artificial rain

 A team of Thai experts have arrived in Sri Lanka to look at the possibility of creating artificial rain in severe drought-affected areas of the island country,…

Women

Sri Lankan among two executives held for raping employee in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Lankan among two executives held for raping employee in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Lankan national was among two senior executives of a private company arrested for allegedly raping a woman employee of the firm, an official said. The accused…

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

Sri Lanka receives South Asia Innovation Award

Sri Lanka receives South Asia Innovation Award

A case story on the path breaking reform submitted by the Department of Public Finance of the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media felicitated for the Best…

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…