3-D Features
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
Implementing Green Goals in SDGs in Sri Lanka

Implementing Green Goals in SDGs in Sri Lanka

(By Kanchana Wickramasinghe – Research Economist  IPS) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) takes more of an integrated approach when compared to the Millennium…

Kanchana Wickramasinghe – Research Economist
New dawn for India-Sri Lanka relations

New dawn for India-Sri Lanka relations

( PK Balachandran – Senior Journalist ) Historically, relations between India and Sri Lanka have been fraught with controversies and…

PK Balachandran – Senior Journalist
News Today

Indonesian support for development including transport sector

Indonesian support for development including transport sector

Government of Indonesia assured its fullest support towards the future development activities in Sri Lanka.…

Ethnic problems cannot be resolved over night – PM

Ethnic problems cannot be resolved over night – PM

Political issues prevailing in the country for over 30 -40 years due to the difference…

Switch off street lamps: Power generation possible only until April – Minister

Switch off street lamps: Power generation possible only until April – Minister

Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya requests to curtail the duration of lighting…

Sri Lankan Airlines named Best Airline in South Asia

Sri Lankan Airlines named Best Airline in South Asia

China’s Top Travel magazine named Sri Lankan Airlines the Best Airline in South Asia at…

Indonesian Naval Ship ‘Kri Sultan Iskandar Muda – 367’ arrives at the Port of Colombo

Indonesian Naval Ship ‘Kri Sultan Iskandar Muda – 367’ arrives at the Port of Colombo

The Indonesian Naval Ship, ‘Kri Sultan Iskandar Muda – 367’ arrived at the Port of…

Showery condition to enhance from today

Showery condition to enhance from today

Showery condition is expected to enhance from today evening, particularly in the southern half of…

Navy Commander calls on high ranking dignitaries in Pakistan

Navy Commander calls on high ranking dignitaries in Pakistan

Commander of Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, during his official tour in Pakistan,…

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…

News Province
World Today

Third Session of Maldives-Sri Lanka Joint Commission held

Third Session of Maldives-Sri Lanka Joint Commission held

Third Session of the Joint Commission between Maldives and Sri Lanka was held this morning (9th Feb.)  at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maldives. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of…

I was forced into a deal with India, Jayewardene told U.S. envoy

I was forced into a deal with India, Jayewardene told U.S. envoy

Former Sri Lanka President claimed his troops refused to take Jaffna, reveal declassified papers Sri Lanka was forced into making a deal with India as its own armed…

Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2017

Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2017

The fifth edition of Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair is scheduled to be held from 27 to 30 October 2017 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Boasting…

Sri Lanka to support Nepal rebuild Rato Machhindranath Temple

Sri Lanka to support Nepal rebuild Rato Machhindranath Temple

Sri Lankan Ambassador to Nepal, WS Perera, on Tuesday, said Sri Lanka would help Nepal rebuild the Rato Machhindranath Temple in Bungamati and the Ananda Kuti Vihar in…

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 to launch tourism promotion in southeastern China

Sri Lanka to launch tourism promotion in southeastern China

The Sri Lanka government will undertake a tourism promotion drive in Fujian province of China next week to attract more and more Chinese tourists, a Sri Lankan…

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

Oshin here next month

Oshin here next month

Ayako Kobayashi, who played the role of Oshin in the tele drama ‘Oshin’ the most famous Japanese TV show in history, will be in Colombo early next…

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

Indian, Sri Lankan fishermen repatriated

Indian, Sri Lankan fishermen repatriated

Fifty-one Indian and three Sri Lankan fishermen were on Tuesday repatriated to their respective countries in line with the decision taken at recent ministerial-level talks held in…

South Asia

India meddling in Sri Lanka port program: experts

India meddling in Sri Lanka port program: experts

Sri Lanka’s vow not to allow Chinese military activity in the port of Hambantota is meant to pacify India, but is “unnecessary” since the port has always…

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…