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Emerging Technologies and Trade: Can Sri Lanka Stay Ahead of the Game?

Emerging Technologies and Trade: Can Sri Lanka Stay Ahead of the Game?

[ By Janaka Wijayasiri PhD  ]We live in an era marked by unprecedented technological change and innovations, which are transforming…

Janaka Wijayasiri PhD
Tourism vs. Remittances: Impact of Easter Attacks on Sri Lanka’s Foreign Exchange Earnings

Tourism vs. Remittances: Impact of Easter Attacks on Sri Lanka’s Foreign Exchange Earnings

(By Bilesha Weeraratne PhD) Sri Lanka was a few days short of celebrating a decade of peace since the end of…

Bilesha Weeraratne PhD
Counting the Cost: Terrorism and its Impact on the Sri Lankan Economy

Counting the Cost: Terrorism and its Impact on the Sri Lankan Economy

(By Dr. Dushni Weerakoon   )Terrorism is not an obvious subject for economic analysis. The greatest cost comes in the form of…

Dr. Dushni Weerakoon
Improving Quality of Jobs in Sri Lanka: Can Exports be the Panacea?

Improving Quality of Jobs in Sri Lanka: Can Exports be the Panacea?

(By  Nisha Arunatilake PhD) Sri Lanka’s labour market has been riddled with persistent high informality, an unchanging low female labour force…

Nisha Arunatilake PhD
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
News Today

Sri Lanka industrial production up by 2.2-pct in Jun 2019

Sri Lanka industrial production up by 2.2-pct in Jun 2019

Sri Lanka’s industrial production has increased by 2.2 percent in the month of June compared…

Sri Lanka forex reserves drop in July to US$8.34bn

Sri Lanka forex reserves drop in July to US$8.34bn

Sri Lanka’s gross official foreign reserves dropped 421 million US dollars during the month of…

Sri Lanka sets US$3.5bn tea export target for 2030

Sri Lanka sets US$3.5bn tea export target for 2030

Sri Lanka is targeting 3.5 billion US dollars in foreign exchange and 350 million kilogrammes…

SriLankan welcomes free visa on arrival facility to 48 countries

SriLankan welcomes free visa on arrival facility to 48 countries

SriLankan Airlines welcomes the launch of the free visa on arrival facility that the Government…

SLTPB to invest Rs 1,050 mn for Palaly development

SLTPB to invest Rs 1,050 mn for Palaly development

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) will invest Rs. 1,050 million to assist in the…

Technology, Digital Transformation drives Sri Lanka’s future of business: IBM Forum

Technology, Digital Transformation drives Sri Lanka’s future of business: IBM Forum

IBM recently conducted an IBM Innovation Forum in Colombo that brought together business leaders to…

UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion, Ahmed Shaheed to visit Sri Lanka

UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion, Ahmed Shaheed to visit Sri Lanka

The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed, will carry out…

US Asst. State Secy meets FM

US Asst. State Secy meets FM

Visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs (acting) Alice Wells…

News Province
World Today

US Asst. State Secy meets FM

US Asst. State Secy meets FM

Visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs (acting) Alice Wells yesterday[12.08.2019] met with Minister for Foreign Affairs Thilak Marapana, Ministry sources disclosed. The…

President meets Prime Minister of Cambodia

President meets Prime Minister of Cambodia

President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a state visit to Cambodia, held a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Mr. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Pakdei Techo HUN SEN today…

South-South Cooperation on Renewable Energy: Sri Lanka- Ethiopia & China

South-South Cooperation on Renewable Energy: Sri Lanka- Ethiopia & China

A workshop to promote South – South Cooperation on Renewable Energy: Sri Lanka- Ethiopia and China, was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the patronage of the United…

Jaishankar discusses bilateral ties with Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Mongolian, Bangladeshi counterparts

Jaishankar discusses bilateral ties with Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Mongolian, Bangladeshi counterparts

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday held a series of bilateral meetings in Bangkok with his counterparts from Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Timor Leste and Bangladesh during…

Business

Sri Lanka vehicle registrations down in June 2019

Sri Lanka vehicle registrations down in June 2019

Sri Lanka’s vehicle registrations across most categories have declined in June relative to May, a new report shows. Data compiled by…

Exports grow 11.4% in first half of 2019

Exports grow 11.4% in first half of 2019

Sri Lanka’s exports grew 11.4% in the first half of this year, recording $ 8.4 billion compared with $ 7.5 billion…

World Bank classifies Sri Lanka as upper-middle income country under new revision

World Bank classifies Sri Lanka as upper-middle income country under new revision

Sri Lanka has moved up to the upper-middle income category from lower-middle income category under the World Bank’s new country classification…

Growing taste for Sri Lankan tea among Chinese youth triggers export boom

Growing taste for Sri Lankan tea among Chinese youth triggers export boom

Chinese youth are acquiring a taste for Sri Lanka’s black tea, with shipments to China, mainly a green tea market, growing…

Travel

SriLankan welcomes free visa on arrival facility to 48 countries

SriLankan welcomes free visa on arrival facility to 48 countries

SriLankan Airlines welcomes the launch of the free visa on arrival facility that the Government of Sri Lanka is providing to citizens of 48 countries in Australasia,…

Environment

SL needs Rs. 30 bn to achieve biodiversity targets

SL needs Rs. 30 bn to achieve biodiversity targets

Sri Lanka needs to invest Rs. 30 billion over the next five years to achieve national biodiversity targets and to avoid future expenses related to biodiversity restoration…

Women

Dushni Weerakoon appointed as member of Monetary Board

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

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

Billionaire Binod Chaudhary predicts new “wave of growth” in Sri Lanka

Billionaire Binod Chaudhary predicts new “wave of growth” in Sri Lanka

Nepali billionaire and business tycoon Dr Binod Chaudhary, who is a major investor in Sri Lankan leisure sector, believes Sri Lanka is about to experience a new…

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…