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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
Balancing the Chinese presence in Sri Lanka: India and Japan’s game of the stag hunt

Balancing the Chinese presence in Sri Lanka: India and Japan’s game of the stag hunt

(By Eshan Jayawardena , a guest lecturer at the Open University of Sri Lanka.)The rivalry existing between China and India is…

Eshan Jayawardena – Guest lecturer
Malnutrition in Sri Lanka: A Persistent Problem

Malnutrition in Sri Lanka: A Persistent Problem

Although Sri Lanka performs well in most health indicators, child nutrition is still a major challenge. Sri Lanka Human Development Report…

Priyanka Jayawardena – Research Economist
The crisis in the Maldives, explained

The crisis in the Maldives, explained

( By Dr.Nayma Qayum.She is an assistant professor and chair of the Asian Studies department at Manhattanville College.) If you’ve heard of…

Dr.Nayma Qayum
Transforming Asia sets new challenge for India

Transforming Asia sets new challenge for India

India’s annual summit meetings with the Asean countries began 15 years ago, though inviting all 10 members to our Republic…

K C Singh- Former Secretary EAM
Sri Lanka’s Local Government Polls: Time To Send Signals?

Sri Lanka’s Local Government Polls: Time To Send Signals?

(By Dr. S. I. Keethaponcalan ) Local Government (LG) bodies in Sri Lanka are one of the cornerstones of public administration and…

Dr. S. I. Keethaponcalan
News Today

Sri Lanka expects to wrap up US$1.7bn LRT project finance by November

Sri Lanka expects to wrap up US$1.7bn LRT project finance by November

Sri Lanka is expecting to wrap up financing for a 1.7 billion US dollar light…

Sri Lanka elephants face plastic danger foraging dumps for food

Sri Lanka elephants face plastic danger foraging dumps for food

At a garbage dump in central Sri Lanka a herd of wild elephants forage among…

Sri Lanka may lose Japan tea market due to continued glyphosate ban

Sri Lanka may lose Japan tea market due to continued glyphosate ban

Sri Lanka is facing the risk of a complete ban on tea exports to Japan…

Indian healthcare firm expands into Sri Lanka with ADB funds

Indian healthcare firm expands into Sri Lanka with ADB funds

Asian Development Bank (ADB) will invest 10 million US dollars in India’s DCDC Healthcare Services…

Sri Lanka gets India-authorized labs to smoothen food exports

Sri Lanka gets India-authorized labs to smoothen food exports

India’s food safety and standards authority has authorized three labs in Sri Lanka to issue…

Over 3000 refugees have left TN for Sri Lanka since 2015

Over 3000 refugees have left TN for Sri Lanka since 2015

More than 3,000 Sri Lankan refugees, who had been staying in India, have left for…

Rs. 9 billion to restore over 13,000 small reservoirs

Rs. 9 billion to restore over 13,000 small reservoirs

The Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera says that his ministry has devised a comprehensive program…

Japan gives Yen 265Mn for Sri Lanka human resources development scholarships

Japan gives Yen 265Mn for Sri Lanka human resources development scholarships

The Government of Japan has agreed to offer a grant assistance of 265 million Yen…

News Province
World Today

Two urban corridors to spur growth

Two urban corridors to spur growth

Two Urban Corridors will be developed soon, one along the 134 km-long Central Expressway leading to Kandy, and the other along the 241 km-long Southern Highway leading to…

French Naval ships in the island

French Naval ships in the island

Making a one-day good will visit, two French Navy ships arrived to Sri Lanka yesterday (18th June).   Sri Lanka Navy accorded the ‘Dixmude’ and ‘Surcouf’ a traditional…

Sri Lanka joins combating Plastic Pollution

Sri Lanka joins combating Plastic Pollution

Coinciding with the World Environment Day, a “Code of Conduct on combating Plastic Pollution” was signed by 41 Embassies and International Organizations based in Ha Noi on 4th…

Millennium Challenge Corporation Official Visits Sri Lanka to Continue Progress on Compact Development

Millennium Challenge Corporation Official Visits Sri Lanka to Continue Progress on Compact Development

The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Managing Director for Europe, Asia, Pacific, and Latin America Caroline Nguyen visited Sri Lanka from June 11 to 13 to advance…

Business

Sri Lanka may lose Japan tea market due to continued glyphosate ban

Sri Lanka may lose Japan tea market due to continued glyphosate ban

Sri Lanka is facing the risk of a complete ban on tea exports to Japan due to the use of alternative…

India to cut tariffs on 3,142 items for Asia-Pacific trade bloc from July 1

India to cut tariffs on 3,142 items for Asia-Pacific trade bloc from July 1

India has agreed to provide tariff concessions on 3,142 products to Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) members, including Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, from July 1,…

Sri Lanka seeks joint venture with India to salvage Mattala airport

Sri Lanka seeks joint venture with India to salvage Mattala airport

Sri Lanka is seeking a joint venture with India to salvage the white-elephant Mattala international airport, a month after the last…

Sri Lanka exports up 6.3-pct to USD1.1Bn

Sri Lanka exports up 6.3-pct to USD1.1Bn

Sri Lanka’s overall exports were up by 6.3 percent to US 1.1 billion dollars with an increase in industrial exports, data from the…

Travel

Sri Lanka invites GCC travellers to explore wildlife attractions

Sri Lanka invites GCC travellers to explore wildlife attractions

Flag carrier SriLankan Airlines is offering travellers from the Middle East the opportunity to explore the wide variety of Sri Lanka’s abundant wildlife and natural beauty. With…

Environment

Sri Lanka elephants face plastic danger foraging dumps for food

Sri Lanka elephants face plastic danger foraging dumps for food

At a garbage dump in central Sri Lanka a herd of wild elephants forage among a mountain of rubbish, swallowing dangerous scraps of plastic mixed with rotting…

Women

Rosy becomes first female Mayor of Colombo

Rosy becomes first female Mayor of Colombo

The first female Mayor of the Colombo Muncipal Council (CMC) Rosy Senanayake and 60 other UNP members elected to the CMC took oaths in the presence of…

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

Minister Samaraweera holds discussions with AIIB President Jin Liqun

Minister Samaraweera holds discussions with AIIB President Jin Liqun

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera met with the President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Jin Liqun during the 3rd Annual General Meeting of the Board of Governors…

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…