3-D Features
Implementing Green Goals in SDGs in Sri Lanka

Implementing Green Goals in SDGs in Sri Lanka

(Kanchana Wickramasinghe – Research Economist  IPS) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) takes more of an integrated approach when compared to the Millennium Development…

Kanchana Wickramasinghe – Research Economist IPS
The India–Sri Lanka fisheries dispute: Creating a win-win in the palk bay

The India–Sri Lanka fisheries dispute: Creating a win-win in the palk bay

( By Prof. V. Suryanarayan ) The Palk Bay, a narrow strip of water separating the state of Tamil Nadu in India…

Prof. V. Suryanarayan
Justice and accountability for war related sexual violence in Sri Lanka

Justice and accountability for war related sexual violence in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil war survivors listen to the UN, 2013. Photo: Eranga Jayawardena/ Press Association. All rights reserved  …

Chulani Kodikara-Senior Research Officer
Exploding a nutty myth : Research on characteristics of coconut oil

Exploding a nutty myth : Research on characteristics of coconut oil

(By Eranga Samaranayake)During early 1960s there was a strong lobby against coconut oil by the Western countries producing soya and…

Eranga Samaranayake – Research Officer
China’s One Belt One Road Initiative: Implications for Sri Lanka

China’s One Belt One Road Initiative: Implications for Sri Lanka

( By Nipuni Perera- Research Officer,  IPS ) Trade along the Ancient Silk Road can be traced back to historical…

Nipuni Perera – Research Officer IPS
Fishing in troubled waters

Fishing in troubled waters

(By M.A. Sumanthiran M.P) The issue of poaching by Indian trawlers in Sri Lankan waters has over the years become an increasingly…

M. A. Sumanthiran – Parliamentarian
News Today

Sri Lanka, New Zealand to set up high commissions

Sri Lanka, New Zealand to set up high commissions

New Zealand wants more access to a market that’s a gateway to a fast-growing part…

NZ and Sri Lanka beef up diplomatic ties

NZ and Sri Lanka beef up diplomatic ties

Mr Key was speaking at a joint news conference with his Sri Lankan counterpart, Ranil…

PM Dahal inaugurates SAARC Effectiveness Conference

PM Dahal inaugurates SAARC Effectiveness Conference

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal inaugurated the SAARC Effectiveness Conference here on Thursday. Parliamentarians, politicians,…

New HC Chitranganee Wagiswara presents credentials to Indian President

New HC Chitranganee Wagiswara presents credentials to Indian President

High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India Chitranganee Wagiswara presented credentials to the President of…

Over US$ 2 bn investments from India envisaged

Over US$ 2 bn investments from India envisaged

Over US$2 billion investments from India is envisaged within the next three to four years,…

Yashvardhan Sinha appointed as High Commissioner to UK

Yashvardhan Sinha appointed as High Commissioner to UK

Mr. Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, has been appointed as…

Body of Sri Lankan journalist who foresaw his murder to be exhumed

Body of Sri Lankan journalist who foresaw his murder to be exhumed

The body of a celebrated Sri Lankan journalist gunned down in the final months of…

ADB to give Sri Lanka USD24.2Mn for transport feasibility studies

ADB to give Sri Lanka USD24.2Mn for transport feasibility studies

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help Sri Lanka prepare studies and designs for new…

News Province
World Today

NZ and Sri Lanka beef up diplomatic ties

NZ and Sri Lanka beef up diplomatic ties

Mr Key was speaking at a joint news conference with his Sri Lankan counterpart, Ranil Wickremesinghe, in Auckland this morning. Mr Key said Mr Wickremsinghe’s visit to New…

PM Dahal inaugurates SAARC Effectiveness Conference

PM Dahal inaugurates SAARC Effectiveness Conference

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal inaugurated the SAARC Effectiveness Conference here on Thursday. Parliamentarians, politicians, diplomats and journalists from India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Afghanistan and Pakistan…

EU moves to take Hamas, LTTE off terrorism list

EU moves to take Hamas, LTTE off terrorism list

The European Union’s top court took a step towards confirming the removal of Hamas, as well as the Tamil Tigers, from an EU terrorism blacklist despite protestations from…

Sri Lankan President calls Modi, condemns Uri attack

Sri Lankan President calls Modi, condemns Uri attack

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi and condemned the “cross-border terrorist attack” in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir. “President Maithripala Sirisena…

Business

Sri Lanka’s Trade Pacts with India and China will be trade light bristling with exemptions and loopholes, warns economist

Sri Lanka’s Trade Pacts with India and China will be trade light bristling with exemptions and loopholes, warns economist

Dr.Razeen Sally, Chairman of the Institute of Policy Studies in Sri Lanka and Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public…

Duty concessions to APTA members get approval

Duty concessions to APTA members get approval

India’s decision to offer duty concessions on about a fourth of its traded products to the members of the Asia Pacific…

Hanjin shipping bankruptcy to have indirect impact on Sri Lanka

Hanjin shipping bankruptcy to have indirect impact on Sri Lanka

The filing for bankruptcy by South Korean container shipper Hanjin Shipping will have an indirect impact on Sri Lanka with reduced…

Five IT companies begin operations at GIT Japan

Five IT companies begin operations at GIT Japan

The Global IT (GIT) Park Japan was opened on August 23 at Minami Uonuma City, Japan. Five Sri Lankan IT companies…

Travel

Japan’s bullet-trains play a significant part in the growth plan

Japan’s bullet-trains play a significant part in the growth plan

Britain may have invented the steam locomotive and Germany the electric tram but Japan can viably claim to be the original home of high-speed rail travel. In…

Environment

Rare turtle spotted at Mutyalammapalem

Rare turtle spotted at Mutyalammapalem

A rare, endangered leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) was accidentally entangled in the fishing nets at Mutyalammapalem under Parawada mandal on Saturday. The turtle that was seven-foot-long, weighing…

Women

Samia Shahid ‘honour killing': Raped before death

Samia Shahid ‘honour killing': Raped before death

A British woman who died in Pakistan in a so-called honour killing was raped before her death, the officer in charge of the investigation has said. Samia…

Children

I was adopted from a Sri Lankan village and returned to find my birth mother

I was adopted from a Sri Lankan village and returned to find my birth mother

I’ve since set up a charity When I was a baby, I was adopted from a small village in Sri Lanka. For most of my life, I…

Tamilnadu

Swaraj chairs meeting on vexed fishermen issue with Lanka

Swaraj chairs meeting on vexed fishermen issue with Lanka

In an effort to find a permanent solution to the vexed fishermen issue with Sri Lanka, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today held a high-level meeting with…

South Asia

Unlike Sri Lanka, the war against malaria is far from over in India

Unlike Sri Lanka, the war against malaria is far from over in India

Sri Lanka was certified malaria-free by the World Health Organisation at its 69th Regional Committee session in Colombo, making it the second country in the region, after…

Middle East

Al-Salem receives deputy foreign minister of Sri Lanka

Al-Salem receives deputy foreign minister of Sri Lanka

Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Salem met at his office here yesterday with Deputy Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Harsha de…

Africa

China, Nigeria pledge to further promote strategic relations

China, Nigeria pledge to further promote strategic relations

China and Nigeria has pledged to further promote their strategic partnership during the state visit of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. To further deepen the two countries’ friendship…