3-D Features
Building Resilience for Climate-induced Disasters in Sri Lanka

Building Resilience for Climate-induced Disasters in Sri Lanka

(By Kanchana Wickramasinghe-Research Economist IPS) With the arrival of monsoon rains, Sri Lanka is just seeing the end of the…

Kanchana Wickramasinghe – Research Economist
Women in the Sri Lankan Workforce: Dissecting Education and Female Labour Force Participation

Women in the Sri Lankan Workforce: Dissecting Education and Female Labour Force Participation

(By  Nisha Arunatilake PhD ) There has been renewed interest among policy makers to get more women to enter the…

Nisha Arunatilake PhD
Bridging the Skill Gap: A Challenge in Sri Lanka’s Quest for Economic Growth

Bridging the Skill Gap: A Challenge in Sri Lanka’s Quest for Economic Growth

(By Priyanka Jayawardena – Research Economist) According to the Government’s Economic Policy Statement issued in October 2016, Sri Lanka envisions achieving…

Priyanka Jayawardena – Research Economist
Limits of exclusivism

Limits of exclusivism

(By Ahilan Kadirgamar – Political economist)The recent no-confidence motion in Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council (NPC) in Jaffna, moved by a…

Ahilan Kadirgamar – Political economist
New Delhi’s Indian Ocean Outreach

New Delhi’s Indian Ocean Outreach

(By Prof. Harsh V. Pant) Sri Lanka is facing a humanitarian crisis as a consequence of the nation’s worst torrential…

Prof. Harsh V. Pant
As Sri Lanka leans towards China, Modi’s trip has high stakes

As Sri Lanka leans towards China, Modi’s trip has high stakes

(By  Maya Mirchandani – Consulting Editor NDTV  )This week, Sri Lanka is “Dhammadvipa”, the island of Buddhist philosophy, as it celebrates…

Maya Mirchandani – Consulting Editor
News Today

President opens Shangri-La hotel Colombo

President opens Shangri-La hotel Colombo

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday opened the Shangri-La Hotel built in front of Galle Face. This…

Sri Lanka – Australia Senior Officials’ Talks concluded in Canberra

Sri Lanka – Australia Senior Officials’ Talks concluded in Canberra

The Second Round of Senior Officials’ Talks between the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry and the…

SC asks Centre to clarify its stand on the Ram Setu within six weeks

SC asks Centre to clarify its stand on the Ram Setu within six weeks

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to clarify if it wants to remove…

Royal ANS ‘HMAS Newcastle’ arrives at port of Colombo

Royal ANS ‘HMAS Newcastle’ arrives at port of Colombo

The Royal Australian Navy Ship ‘HMAS Newcastle’ arrived at the port of Colombo on a…

Joint venture company takes over H’tota Port operations on Dec. 8

Joint venture company takes over H’tota Port operations on Dec. 8

The Joint Venture Company formed between the China Merchant Port Holding (CMPort) Company and the…

Sri Lanka’s economic performance broadly satisfactory in 1H-2017 – WB

Sri Lanka’s economic performance broadly satisfactory in 1H-2017 – WB

Despite significant challenges, Sri Lanka’s economic performance remained broadly satisfactory in the first half of…

Opposition Leader hails Budget 2018

Opposition Leader hails Budget 2018

Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan commended the Budget stating that it included proposals beneficial to all…

Thailand begins talks on FTA with Sri Lanka

Thailand begins talks on FTA with Sri Lanka

Thailand has started negotiations to enter into a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Sri Lanka,…

News Province
World Today

President opens Shangri-La hotel Colombo

President opens Shangri-La hotel Colombo

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday opened the Shangri-La Hotel built in front of Galle Face. This hotel is another stride in the expansion of the facilities for the tourists…

Royal ANS ‘HMAS Newcastle’ arrives at port of Colombo

Royal ANS ‘HMAS Newcastle’ arrives at port of Colombo

The Royal Australian Navy Ship ‘HMAS Newcastle’ arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit today (14th Nov.). Sri Lanka Navy welcomed the visiting ship in…

Joint venture company takes over H’tota Port operations on Dec. 8

Joint venture company takes over H’tota Port operations on Dec. 8

The Joint Venture Company formed between the China Merchant Port Holding (CMPort) Company and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) will officially take over operations of the Hambantota…

‘Finance’ city development in countries like SL

‘Finance’ city development in countries like SL

As cities become the driver of economic growth and the main ‘beneficiaries of economies of scale’, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday asked the Mayor’s Dialogue, ‘City Net Congress’…

Business

President opens Shangri-La hotel Colombo

President opens Shangri-La hotel Colombo

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday opened the Shangri-La Hotel built in front of Galle Face. This hotel is another stride in the…

Sri Lanka’s economic performance broadly satisfactory in 1H-2017 – WB

Sri Lanka’s economic performance broadly satisfactory in 1H-2017 – WB

Despite significant challenges, Sri Lanka’s economic performance remained broadly satisfactory in the first half of 2017. The corrective policy measures taken…

Sri Lanka in Talks for Refinery at Port of Hambantota

Sri Lanka in Talks for Refinery at Port of Hambantota

Sri Lanka’s agreement to lease the port of Hambantota to a Chinese state-owned enterprise could soon blossom into a much larger…

Petronet to form JV with Japan, Sri Lanka firms for LNG plant

Petronet to form JV with Japan, Sri Lanka firms for LNG plant

 India’s biggest gas importer, Petronet LNG, will soon form a joint venture with Japanese and Sri Lankan companies to build a…

Travel

President opens Shangri-La hotel Colombo

President opens Shangri-La hotel Colombo

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday opened the Shangri-La Hotel built in front of Galle Face. This hotel is another stride in the expansion of the facilities for the…

Environment

Ozone layer protection

Ozone layer protection

Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol were adopted respectively in 1985 and 1987 on the above purpose and its final amendment was done on 15 October 2016 at…

Women

Pakistani Foreign Secretary due today

Pakistani Foreign Secretary due today

Pakistani Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua will visit Sri Lanka for the fifth Foreign Office consultations today, the Foreign Ministry said. The consultations are expected to focus on areas…

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

Pakistani Naval ship arrives to the country

Pakistani Naval ship arrives to the country

Making a four day goodwill visit, the Pakistan Naval Ship “Saif” arrived to Sri Lanka yesterday (5th Nov.).   The ship was accorded a traditional welcome upon…

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…