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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
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
News Today

Maldivian FM appreciates deep-rooted bilateral relations with Sri Lanka

Maldivian FM appreciates deep-rooted bilateral relations with Sri Lanka

Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid, calling on his Sri Lankan counterpart Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on Thursday…

Thomas Cook India acquires rights to Thomas Cook Brand for India, Sri Lanka & Mauritius

Thomas Cook India acquires rights to Thomas Cook Brand for India, Sri Lanka & Mauritius

India’s leading integrated travel and travel-related financial services company, Thomas Cook India today announced it…

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…

PM accepts Imran Khan’s invite

PM accepts Imran Khan’s invite

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has accepted the invitation of the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan…

Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi calls for optimising bilateral economic linkages

Pakistan Foreign Minister  Qureshi calls for optimising  bilateral economic linkages

Pakistan Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi who arrived in Sri Lanka on a two…

FM Qureshi arrives Colombo on 2-day official visit

FM Qureshi arrives Colombo on 2-day official visit

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Sunday arrived Sri Lanka on a two-day official visit where…

President invites Indian PM Modi

President invites Indian PM Modi

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has extended an invitation to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit…

Visit to further cement bilateral ties – Jaishankar

Visit to further cement bilateral ties – Jaishankar

Indian Foreign Affairs Minister Dr.S.Jaishankar said President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s two day official visit to India…

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World Today

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 an exclusive breakfast forum hosted by the…

British HC calls on President

British HC calls on President

British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Sarah Hulton called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday. The High Commissioner congratulated the new President on behalf of…

US Ambassador meets President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

US Ambassador meets President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Aliana Teplitz  and Ambassador of the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka  Sugiyama Akira called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat…

Lanka-Australia trade tops AUD 1.5 bn mark

Lanka-Australia trade tops AUD 1.5 bn mark

As the Sri Lankan economy continues to grow, opportunities for greater trade and investment will also increase for Australia, said High Commissioner of Australia to Sri Lanka David…

Business

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…

Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port in deal with NYK to tranship vehicles

Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port in deal with NYK to tranship vehicles

Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) said it recently entered into an agreement with Japanese shipping conglomerate Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), for…

SL should prepare implementable electricity generation plans: Nishan de Mel

SL should prepare implementable electricity generation plans: Nishan de Mel

Sri Lanka should prepare implementable and consistent electricity generation plans incorporating PESTAL factors, global trends and policy changes, without focusing only…

Travel

Thomas Cook India acquires rights to Thomas Cook Brand for India, Sri Lanka & Mauritius

Thomas Cook India acquires rights to Thomas Cook Brand for India, Sri Lanka & Mauritius

India’s leading integrated travel and travel-related financial services company, Thomas Cook India today announced it has signed an agreement with AlixPartners, Thomas Cook UK’s appointed Special Managers,…

Environment

Sri Lanka air quality returning to normal

Sri Lanka air quality returning to normal

 Sri Lanka’s air quality is soon returning to normal as the air quality index has reached moderate levels from above 100 recorded last week, the state owned…

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

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

Maldivian FM appreciates deep-rooted bilateral relations with Sri Lanka

Maldivian FM appreciates deep-rooted bilateral relations with Sri Lanka

Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid, calling on his Sri Lankan counterpart Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on Thursday (05), conveyed his country’s appreciation for Sri Lanka’s longstanding partnership in socio-economic…

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…