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    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
    Will Jaffna International Airport help the Northern economy take-off at last?

    Will Jaffna International Airport help the Northern economy take-off at last?

    [By Jekhan Aruliah]****The opening, strictly speaking the re-opening, of Jaffna International Airport (IATA airport code JAF) in October 2019 was…

    Jekhan Aruliah
    Palaly comes to life again

    Palaly comes to life again

    [By Capt Elmo Jayawardena ] *****17 October Sri Lanka is scheduled to re-open the Palaly Airport as its third international aerodrome.…

    Capt Elmo Jayawardena
    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
    News Today

    Sri Lanka to buy 500 buses from India for $15 mn

    Sri Lanka to buy 500 buses from India for $15 mn

    Sri Lanka will purchase 500 buses from India for USD 15 million by utilising the…

    ASEAN Envoys meet PM

    ASEAN  Envoys meet  PM

    Heads of Mission of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) based in Colombo met Prime…

    Minister Gunawardhana met Bangladesh High Commissioner

    Minister Gunawardhana met Bangladesh High Commissioner

    Minister Dinesh Gunawardhana met Bangladesh high commissioner Riza Hamidulla at the Foreign Ministry recently. They…

    EU Ambassador visits Northern Province

    EU Ambassador visits Northern Province

    Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Sri Lanka, Denis Chaibi, visited…

    India pledges USD 50mn to strengthen defence cooperation

    India pledges USD 50mn to strengthen defence cooperation

    India has pledged a US$ 50 million assistance to Sri Lanka to help the country…

    UN Resident Coordinator delighted with President’s sustainable development programs

    UN Resident Coordinator delighted with President’s sustainable development programs

    Meeting President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Friday (17) at the Presidential Secretariat, United Nations Resident Coordinator Hanna…

    Sri Lanka elephants: ‘Record number’ of deaths in 2019

    Sri Lanka elephants: ‘Record number’ of deaths in 2019

    A record number of elephants – 361 – have died in Sri Lanka during 2019,…

    Chinese research vessel “Xiang Yang Hong 06” arrives at the Port of Colombo

    Chinese research vessel “Xiang Yang Hong 06” arrives at the Port of Colombo

    Xiang Yang Hong 06”, a research vessel belongs to the People’s Republic of China which…

    News Province
    World Today

    ASEAN Envoys meet PM

    ASEAN  Envoys meet  PM

    Heads of Mission of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) based in Colombo met Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday and expressed their interest in strengthening…

    India pledges USD 50mn to strengthen defence cooperation

    India pledges USD 50mn to strengthen defence cooperation

    India has pledged a US$ 50 million assistance to Sri Lanka to help the country purchase equipment for its security forces, when National Security Advisor of India Ajit…

    UN Resident Coordinator delighted with President’s sustainable development programs

    UN Resident Coordinator delighted with President’s sustainable development programs

    Meeting President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Friday (17) at the Presidential Secretariat, United Nations Resident Coordinator Hanna Singer responded positively to his commitment to sustainable development. The discussions among other…

    Russian Foreign Minister meets with Sri Lanka President

    Russian Foreign Minister meets with Sri Lanka President

    Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov met with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat today (14). The Minister who started his diplomatic career at the Soviet Embassy…

    Business

    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…

    Omega Line to build new $24 mn lingerie factory

    Omega Line to build new $24 mn lingerie factory

    The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed an agreement with Omega Line Limited to reconstruct the factory building complex at…

    Travel

    SriLankan codeshare with Gulf Air

    SriLankan codeshare with Gulf Air

    SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, and Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, have entered into a codeshare partnership with effect…

    Environment

    Sri Lanka elephants: ‘Record number’ of deaths in 2019

    Sri Lanka elephants: ‘Record number’ of deaths in 2019

    A record number of elephants – 361 – have died in Sri Lanka during 2019, environmental groups say. It is highest figure of elephant deaths to be…

    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

    Minister Gunawardhana met Bangladesh High Commissioner

    Minister Gunawardhana met Bangladesh High Commissioner

    Minister Dinesh Gunawardhana met Bangladesh high commissioner Riza Hamidulla at the Foreign Ministry recently. They discussed the higher education opportunities, human resource development , tourism sector, regional…

    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…