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    Asia’s growth after Covid-19

    Asia’s growth after Covid-19

    (By Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja)  By The pace of Asia’s growth is likely to reach a historic low in over five…

    Dr Ganeshan Wignaraja
    Smoking in the Time of Corona: Why Limiting Smoking is Important in the Battle against COVID-19

    Smoking in the Time of Corona: Why Limiting Smoking is Important in the Battle against COVID-19

    (By Sunimalee Madurawala – Research Economist  )The COVID-19 pandemic has already claimed thousands of lives worldwide. As expected with any respiratory illness,…

    Sunimalee Madurawala – Research Economist
    ‘A Brewing Storm’: Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Sri Lanka

    ‘A Brewing Storm’: Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Sri Lanka

    ( By Kithmina Hewage – Research Economist) Over a quarter of the world’s population is currently under movement restrictions. For…

    Kithmina Hewage – Research Economist
    Coronavirus Epidemic and China’s Slowdown: Economic Impact on Sri Lanka

    Coronavirus Epidemic and China’s Slowdown: Economic Impact on Sri Lanka

    ( By Janaka Wijayasiri)  On 28 January 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus…

    Janaka Wijayasiri PhD
    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
    News Today

    Proposal to reopen Airports for tourists from August

    Proposal to reopen Airports for tourists from August

    The Task Force Committee entrusted with COVID – 19 control proposed to President to reopen…

    OSLs to be brought back on staggered basis

    OSLs to be brought back on staggered basis

    Overseas Sri Lankans who wish to return home will be brought back on a staggered…

    New Indian HC calls on President

    New Indian HC calls on President

    The newly appointed Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay paid a courtesy call…

    Indian HC meets PM

    Indian HC meets PM

    The Indian Government and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the Sri Lankan Government’s measures…

    Ceylon Agro-Industries to produce Castor oil

    Ceylon Agro-Industries to produce Castor oil

    Turning a new leaf in the Sri Lankan agriculture sector Ceylon Agro-Industries Limited, an associate…

    All PCR Testing laboratories to be accredited -Dr. Jasinghe

    All PCR Testing laboratories to be accredited -Dr. Jasinghe

    All state and private laboratories which conduct PCR Testing in Sri Lanka will be accredited…

    Over 100 Lankans stranded in Russia return

    Over 100 Lankans stranded in Russia return

    A special repatriation flight carrying over 100 Lankans stranded in Russia due to the Covid-19…

    Sri Lanka seeks USD1.1bn special SWAP facility from India

    Sri Lanka seeks USD1.1bn special SWAP facility from India

    President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday asked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help Sri Lanka by…

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    US, Sri Lanka discuss COVID-19 issues

    US, Sri Lanka discuss COVID-19 issues

    U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday morning and discussed a host of issues, including the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic,…

    WHO defends coronavirus outbreak response

    WHO defends coronavirus outbreak response

    The World Health Organization says it “didn’t waste time” responding to the coronavirus after facing criticism for its handling of the outbreak. Its head Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus…

    WTO, IMF call on countries to remove recent trade restrictions

    WTO, IMF call on countries to remove recent trade restrictions

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) and The International Monetary Fund (IMF) call on governments to refrain from imposing or intensifying export and other trade restrictions and to work…

    China re-affirms its support for Sri Lanka’s post-COVID – 19 economic revival

    China re-affirms its support for Sri Lanka’s post-COVID – 19 economic revival

    “Sri Lanka is a special friend of China.  We have long standing and cordial relations between the two countries.  When we faced COVID- 19 disaster recently, Sri Lanka…

    Business

    Sri Lanka Ports Authority urges importers to clear vehicles

    Sri Lanka Ports Authority urges importers to clear vehicles

    Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) reiterates that the prevailing Covid-19 restrictions are no obstacle to clear the vehicles at the Colombo…

    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…

    Travel

    Sri Lanka Tourism requests all tourists in the island to register

    Sri Lanka Tourism requests all tourists in the island to register

    Sri Lanka Tourism is in the process of gathering details of all tourists, businessmen and expatriates engaged in the tourism industry of Sri Lanka in the outbreak…

    Environment

    Colombo air pollution down to moderate levels

    Colombo air pollution down to moderate levels

    As at 9am today, Colombo’s air pollution status stood at a moderate level of 89, as measured by PM 2.5 (fine particulate matter). The ‘moderate’ level, which…

    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

    Indian HC meets PM

    Indian HC meets PM

    The Indian Government and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the Sri Lankan Government’s measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic in the country under the leadership of…

    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…