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    Asia’s growth after Covid-19

    Asia’s growth after Covid-19

    (By Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja)  By The pace of Asia’s growth is likely to reach a historic low in over five…

    Dr Ganeshan Wignaraja
    Smoking in the Time of Corona: Why Limiting Smoking is Important in the Battle against COVID-19

    Smoking in the Time of Corona: Why Limiting Smoking is Important in the Battle against COVID-19

    (By Sunimalee Madurawala – Research Economist  )The COVID-19 pandemic has already claimed thousands of lives worldwide. As expected with any respiratory illness,…

    Sunimalee Madurawala – Research Economist
    ‘A Brewing Storm’: Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Sri Lanka

    ‘A Brewing Storm’: Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Sri Lanka

    ( By Kithmina Hewage – Research Economist) Over a quarter of the world’s population is currently under movement restrictions. For…

    Kithmina Hewage – Research Economist
    Coronavirus Epidemic and China’s Slowdown: Economic Impact on Sri Lanka

    Coronavirus Epidemic and China’s Slowdown: Economic Impact on Sri Lanka

    ( By Janaka Wijayasiri)  On 28 January 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus…

    Janaka Wijayasiri PhD
    The Growing Need for Privacy and Data Protection in Sri Lanka

    The Growing Need for Privacy and Data Protection in Sri Lanka

    (By Nuwanthi Senaratne – Research Assistant at IPS.  ) Every day, a vast amount of information is transmitted, stored, and collected across…

    Nuwanthi Senaratne – Research Assistant
    The Gender Dimension of Remittances to Sri Lanka: Who Remits More?

    The Gender Dimension of Remittances to Sri Lanka: Who Remits More?

    (By Bilesha Weeraratne PhD) ####  Remittances are often considered a stable and reliable source of development financing. In 2018, remittances to…

    Bilesha Weeraratne PhD
    News Today

    Outgoing Navy Commander calls on President

    Outgoing Navy Commander calls on President

    The outgoing Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Piyal de Silva called on…

    SL economy awaits strong rebound in 2H-CBSL

    SL economy awaits strong rebound in 2H-CBSL

    Based on incoming data, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) expects that the Sri…

    Foreign Minister outlines Sri Lanka’s digital responses to COVID -19

    Foreign Minister outlines Sri Lanka’s digital responses to COVID -19

    The leadership of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the effective use of technology in a whole…

    Essential to re-align “World of Work” Post-COVID

    Essential to re-align “World of Work” Post-COVID

    “COVID-19 posed us with perhaps the greatest human crisis in the modern period. As a…

    Sri Lanka Navy launches Maritime Doctrine

    Sri Lanka Navy launches Maritime Doctrine

    Sri Lanka Navy yesterday launched the Maritime Doctrine of Sri Lanka (MDSL) at the Navy…

    Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 recovery rate reaches 94. 08 %

    Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 recovery rate reaches 94. 08 %

    The COVID-19 recovery rate of Sri Lanka has reached 94.08 percent which is the highest…

    Five suspects remanded for harassing female Russian tourist

    Five suspects remanded for harassing female Russian tourist

    The five suspects who were arrested for allegedly harassing a female Russian tourist at Galle…

    Tourism Ministry and SLTDA to provide relief to industry stakeholders Author LBO

    Tourism Ministry and SLTDA to provide relief to industry stakeholders Author LBO

    To sustain the lives of employees directly involved in the tourism industry and linked to…

    News Province
    World Today

    Coronavirus cases top 10 million worldwide

    Coronavirus cases top 10 million worldwide

    The number of novel Coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 10 million on Sunday morning as the death toll nears 500,000, Johns Hopkins University data shows. North America, Latin America…

    COVID-19 will leave lasting economic scars around the world

    COVID-19 will leave lasting economic scars around the world

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has dealt a severe blow to an already fragile global economy says Dana Vorisek, Senior Economist, Development Economics Prospects Group. Although the full scope…

    US, Sri Lanka discuss COVID-19 issues

    US, Sri Lanka discuss COVID-19 issues

    U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday morning and discussed a host of issues, including the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic,…

    WHO defends coronavirus outbreak response

    WHO defends coronavirus outbreak response

    The World Health Organization says it “didn’t waste time” responding to the coronavirus after facing criticism for its handling of the outbreak. Its head Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus…

    Business

    Sri Lanka Ports Authority urges importers to clear vehicles

    Sri Lanka Ports Authority urges importers to clear vehicles

    Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) reiterates that the prevailing Covid-19 restrictions are no obstacle to clear the vehicles at the Colombo…

    IFC Partners with Ceylon Biscuits Limited to Support Women Retailer Development, Promote Inclusive Business Growth in Sri Lanka

    IFC Partners with Ceylon Biscuits Limited to Support Women Retailer Development, Promote Inclusive Business Growth in Sri Lanka

    IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has joined hands with Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL) Group to provide training and…

    Gazette issued banning re-export of spices & allied products

    Gazette issued banning re-export of spices & allied products

    A Gazette notification has been issued prohibiting the re-export of key spices and allies products from Sri Lanka, with immediate effect.The…

    Investor Dr. Mark Mobius in Colombo next week

    Investor Dr. Mark Mobius in Colombo next week

    Colombo’s upcoming major mixed development, Cinnamon Life announced the visit of the legendary emerging markets investment pioneer, Dr. Mark Mobius for…

    Travel

    Tourism Ministry and SLTDA to provide relief to industry stakeholders Author LBO

    Tourism Ministry and SLTDA to provide relief to industry stakeholders Author LBO

    To sustain the lives of employees directly involved in the tourism industry and linked to establishments registered with the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, following relief measures…

    Environment

    Colombo air pollution down to moderate levels

    Colombo air pollution down to moderate levels

    As at 9am today, Colombo’s air pollution status stood at a moderate level of 89, as measured by PM 2.5 (fine particulate matter). The ‘moderate’ level, which…

    Women

    Dushni Weerakoon appointed as member of Monetary Board

    Dr (Ms) Dushni Weerakoon has been appointed as a member of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka with effect from July 29, 2019.…

    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

    Six SL refugees detained in India while attempting to flee illegally

    Six SL refugees detained in India while attempting to flee illegally

    Tamil Nadu Q branch police have detained six Sri Lankan Tamils, including a 10-year-old boy, when they attempted to flee to Sri Lanka from Danushkodi in an…

    South Asia

    Indian HC meets PM

    Indian HC meets PM

    The Indian Government and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the Sri Lankan Government’s measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic in the country under the leadership of…

    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…