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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
Explore All Options! Single Window Operational Models for Sri Lanka

Explore All Options! Single Window Operational Models for Sri Lanka

(By Janaka Wijayasiri PhD) Sri Lanka is committed to establishing a National Single Window (NSW) for international trade as a policy priority,…

Janaka Wijayasiri PhD
Regulating Inbound Migration: ‘In’s and ‘Out’s of Sri Lanka’s Policy Framework

Regulating Inbound Migration: ‘In’s and ‘Out’s of Sri Lanka’s Policy Framework

(By  Dr.Bilesha Weeraratne) With the recent signing of the Sri Lanka – Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA), as well as…

Dr.Bilesha Weeraratne
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Sri Lanka to obtain USD330Mn World Bank loan for climate mitigation

Sri Lanka to obtain USD330Mn World Bank loan for climate mitigation

Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers has approved the implementation of phase 1 of a multi-phase program…

Spanish investor to build cabana hotel near Sri Lanka’s Yala nature reserve

Spanish investor to build cabana hotel near Sri Lanka’s Yala nature reserve

A Spanish investor is to build a hotel with 43 luxury cabanas close to the…

Japanese investor reiterates his confidence in Sri Lanka

Japanese investor reiterates his confidence in Sri Lanka

A leading Japanese investor – President of Tosslec Co. Ltd, Kyoto, Japan Jitsuo Mikasa –…

Japanese PM’s Special Advisor to visit SL

Japanese PM’s Special Advisor to visit SL

Japanese Prime Minister’s Special Advisor, Dr Hiroto Izumi is due to visit Sri Lanka. He…

Japan will extend unstinted support to SL

Japan will extend unstinted support to SL

Japan’s visiting State Foreign Affairs Minister Toshiko Abe assured yesterday thatJapan will extend its unstinted…

Sri Lanka to collaborate with UN mechanisms

Sri Lanka to collaborate with UN mechanisms

Tangible measures to collaborate with UN mechanisms in keeping with international norms and practices took…

US State Secretary to visit SL

US State Secretary to visit SL

United States’ Secretary of State Michael R.Pompeo is due to visit Sri Lanka in his…

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…

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World Today

Japanese investor reiterates his confidence in Sri Lanka

Japanese investor reiterates his confidence in Sri Lanka

A leading Japanese investor – President of Tosslec Co. Ltd, Kyoto, Japan Jitsuo Mikasa – reaffirmed that his company would continue to invest in Sri Lanka without any…

US State Secretary to visit SL

US State Secretary to visit SL

United States’ Secretary of State Michael R.Pompeo is due to visit Sri Lanka in his forthcoming swing through Asia later this month. Pompeo is scheduled to visit India,…

U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Highlights 970 Million Rupees for Mine Clearance

U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Highlights 970 Million Rupees for Mine Clearance

The U.S. Department of State’s Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper visited Sri Lanka from June 2 through 5 to discuss security cooperation and assess the…

US Assistant Secretary to visit Sri Lanka

US Assistant Secretary to visit Sri Lanka

US Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper will visit Sri Lanka next week, the US Embassy in Colombo announced. “Assistant Secretary Cooper will meet…

Business

Japanese investor reiterates his confidence in Sri Lanka

Japanese investor reiterates his confidence in Sri Lanka

A leading Japanese investor – President of Tosslec Co. Ltd, Kyoto, Japan Jitsuo Mikasa – reaffirmed that his company would continue…

Sri Lanka e-commerce use still low, survey finds

Sri Lanka e-commerce use still low, survey finds

Sri Lankan internet users had the highest levels of awareness of e-commerce platforms but actual use, in completing transactions through to…

Scientists develop salt tolerant rice variety

Scientists develop salt tolerant rice variety

A group of Indian scientists has developed a new salt-tolerant transgenic rice plant by over-expressing a gene from a wild rice…

SriLankan Airlines formulates new 5-year Strategic Business Plan

SriLankan Airlines formulates new 5-year Strategic Business Plan

SriLankan Airlines has formulated a new five-year Strategic Business Plan for the period 2019-24 with the objective of transforming itself into…

Travel

Sri Lanka suspends visa on arrival programme after Easter Sunday tragedy

Sri Lanka suspends visa on arrival programme after Easter Sunday tragedy

Sri Lanka has postponed the launch of its program on visa regime facilitation with 39 countries in the wake of the deadly bombings that shook the country…

Environment

Spanish investor to build cabana hotel near Sri Lanka’s Yala nature reserve

Spanish investor to build cabana hotel near Sri Lanka’s Yala nature reserve

A Spanish investor is to build a hotel with 43 luxury cabanas close to the Yala nature reserve on Sri Lanka’s southeast coast, the Board of Investment…

Women

Sri Lankan Marini de Livera honored with Intl. Women of Courage Awards 2019

Sri Lankan Marini de Livera honored with Intl. Women of Courage Awards 2019

Ten extra ordinary women from around the world were honored with International Women of Courage Awards ( IWOC ) 2019 at the US State Department on 07th…

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…