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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
Managing Sri Lanka – China Economic Relations: BRI, Debt, and Diplomacy

Managing Sri Lanka – China Economic Relations: BRI, Debt, and Diplomacy

(Dr. Dushni Weerakoon) China holds approximately 9% of Sri Lanka’s total outstanding debt as of 2017, and 14% amongst bilateral…

Dr. Dushni Weerakoon
Sending Sri Lankans and Receiving Chinese Workers: Emerging Trend of Labour Migration in Sri Lanka

Sending Sri Lankans and Receiving Chinese Workers: Emerging Trend of Labour Migration in Sri Lanka

(By  Dr.Bilesha Weeraratne)   Kamal, a construction labourer living on-site in Colombo, finds it difficult to make ends meet with his…

Dr.Bilesha Weeraratne
News Today

Sri Lanka business registrations can now be done from home

Sri Lanka business registrations can now be done from home

Opening a new chapter in Sri Lanka’s private sector development, incorporation of a new company…

EU provides Euro 40Mn to strengthening transformation, reconciliation

EU provides Euro 40Mn to strengthening transformation, reconciliation

The European Union (EU) is providing 40 million euros to Sri Lanka to co-finance the…

Light Rail Transit operations to commence in 2025

Light Rail Transit operations to commence in 2025

The total cost of the project is US D 2.2 billion, of which USD 1.8…

Altair infuses USD 25 mn via syndicated loan

Altair infuses USD 25 mn via syndicated loan

A consortium of leading local banks, comprising of the Bank of Ceylon, NDB Bank and…

Sri Lanka appointed to key posts in World Tourism Organization

Sri Lanka appointed to key posts in World Tourism Organization

Sri Lanka has been appointed as one of the two Vice-Chairpersons for the South Asia…

CaFFE to deploy 7500 observers for presidential election

CaFFE to deploy 7500 observers for presidential election

The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) Director Surangi Ariyawansa said that the organization…

Mihintale sacred city now a national heritage

Mihintale sacred city now a national heritage

The three days of religious observances and rituals declaring the Mihintale sacred city a national…

Sri Lanka Govt allows internal flight operation for foreign airlines

Sri Lanka Govt allows internal flight operation for foreign airlines

The Sri Lanka govenments cabinet of ministers has given the nod for foreign airlines to…

News Province
World Today

New British High Commissioner Meets the Speaker

New British High Commissioner Meets the Speaker

Sarah Hulton OBE, new High Commissioner of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today (09…

‘Sri Lanka commits to achieving SDGs’

‘Sri Lanka commits to achieving SDGs’

Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Samantha K. Jayasuriya said Sri Lanka has taken keen interest…

SRI LANKA AND VENEZUELA AGREE TO FORGE CLOSER BILATERAL TIES

SRI LANKA AND VENEZUELA AGREE TO FORGE CLOSER BILATERAL TIES

As part of an Asian tour undertaken to promote closer cooperation between the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Asian countries, the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for Asia,…

US Asst. State Secy meets FM

US Asst. State Secy meets FM

Visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs (acting) Alice Wells yesterday[12.08.2019] met with Minister for Foreign Affairs Thilak Marapana, Ministry sources disclosed. The…

Business

Altair infuses USD 25 mn via syndicated loan

Altair infuses USD 25 mn via syndicated loan

A consortium of leading local banks, comprising of the Bank of Ceylon, NDB Bank and National Savings Bank has raised a…

Shangri La’s ‘One Galle Face’ mall to open November 8th

Shangri La’s ‘One Galle Face’ mall to open November 8th

In an opening that will transform the retail sector in Sri Lanka, Shangri La has announced it will open its shopping…

Sri Lankan tourist traffic recovers after Easter attacks

Sri Lankan tourist traffic recovers after Easter attacks

Immediately after the Easter bombings of churches and hotels, inbound traffic was down to 25-30 percent of previous levels, according to  Sanjeewa…

Opposition to FTAs due to lack of knowledge – PM

Opposition to FTAs due to lack of knowledge – PM

Those who feel that Free Trade Agreements (FTA’s) are destroying our country and destabilizing the economy are definitely thinking and walking…

Travel

Light Rail set to be SL’s first women-friendly public transport system

Light Rail set to be SL’s first women-friendly public transport system

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide technical assistance to strengthen the Gender Action Plan (GAP) for Colombo Light Rail, towards making it the first woman-friendly…

Environment

SL needs Rs. 30 bn to achieve biodiversity targets

SL needs Rs. 30 bn to achieve biodiversity targets

Sri Lanka needs to invest Rs. 30 billion over the next five years to achieve national biodiversity targets and to avoid future expenses related to biodiversity restoration…

Women

Dushni Weerakoon appointed as member of Monetary Board

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

‘Ram Setu is an ancient Indian engineering marvel,’ HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal tells IIT students

‘Ram Setu is an ancient Indian engineering marvel,’ HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal tells IIT students

Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal on Tuesday claimed that the Ram Setu was an ancient Indian engineering feat that astonishes the world till date, and asked…

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…