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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
Explore All Options! Single Window Operational Models for Sri Lanka

Explore All Options! Single Window Operational Models for Sri Lanka

(By Janaka Wijayasiri PhD) Sri Lanka is committed to establishing a National Single Window (NSW) for international trade as a policy priority,…

Janaka Wijayasiri PhD
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
News Today

USD 125 million from IDA for the Climate Smart Irrigated Agriculture Project

USD 125 million from IDA for the Climate Smart Irrigated Agriculture Project

The International Development Association (IDA) of the World bank has provided financial assistance of USD 125…

ADB plans annually $800 million in loans to Sri Lanka next four years

ADB plans annually $800 million in loans to Sri Lanka next four years

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) as a leading multilateral development partner of Sri Lanka, plans…

Pope denounces ‘cruel violence’ of Sri Lanka Easter attack

Pope denounces ‘cruel violence’ of Sri Lanka Easter attack

Pope Francis denounced the “cruel violence” of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners…

US navy begins annual military exercise at Hambantota

US navy begins annual military exercise at Hambantota

The U.S. Navy kicked off its 25th annual military exercise, Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training…

Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker lauds Amir’s speech

Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker lauds Amir’s speech

Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament, Karu Jayasuriya, has lauded the speech by Amir H…

Canadians to help Sri Lanka build 100-MW floating solar park

Canadians to help Sri Lanka build 100-MW floating solar park

The governments of Sri Lanka and Canada have signed a cooperation agreement for the construction…

Sri Lanka’s first 100MW floating solar power plant before November

Sri Lanka’s first 100MW floating solar power plant before November

Sri Lanka’s Power Ministry and the Canadian Commercial Corporation, the Crown Corporation of the government…

Central Bank launches roadmap for sustainable finance in Sri Lanka

Central Bank launches roadmap for sustainable finance in Sri Lanka

Central Bank of Sri Lanka launched a Roadmap for Sustainable Finance in Sri Lanka on…

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World Today

USD 125 million from IDA for the Climate Smart Irrigated Agriculture Project

USD 125 million from IDA for the Climate Smart Irrigated Agriculture Project

The International Development Association (IDA) of the World bank has provided financial assistance of USD 125 Million to implement a climate resilient agricultural projects covering eleven dry zone districts in…

Pope denounces ‘cruel violence’ of Sri Lanka Easter attack

Pope denounces ‘cruel violence’ of Sri Lanka Easter attack

Pope Francis denounced the “cruel violence” of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian…

Ambitions are affordable for Asia & the Pacific: Executive Secretary of UN ESCAP

Ambitions are affordable for Asia & the Pacific: Executive Secretary of UN ESCAP

Op-ed by Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Three years of implementation of the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific shows the region has some catching…

HMS ‘Montrose’ arrives at port of Colombo

HMS ‘Montrose’ arrives at port of Colombo

HMS ‘Montrose’ of the Royal Navy arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit today (02nd April). The visiting ship was welcomed by Sri Lanka Navy in…

Business

SriLankan Airlines formulates new 5-year Strategic Business Plan

SriLankan Airlines formulates new 5-year Strategic Business Plan

SriLankan Airlines has formulated a new five-year Strategic Business Plan for the period 2019-24 with the objective of transforming itself into…

SL’s economic growth to pick up in 2019

SL’s economic growth to pick up in 2019

Sri Lanka’s current account deficit will drop to 2.5% of GDP in 2019 with the recovery in agriculture exports, the continued…

Largest oil field production asset calls Sri Lanka

Largest oil field production asset calls Sri Lanka

Hayleys Energy Services (HES), yesterday ushered in the first floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) asset to ever call Sri Lanka,…

Modernizing Sri Lanka’s bamboo industry could reduce poverty, protect environment

Modernizing Sri Lanka’s bamboo industry could reduce poverty, protect environment

Sri Lankan farmers could cultivate bamboo to diversify and enhance their income sources if the industry is modernized, experts said. Institute…

Travel

SriLankan Airlines formulates new 5-year Strategic Business Plan

SriLankan Airlines formulates new 5-year Strategic Business Plan

SriLankan Airlines has formulated a new five-year Strategic Business Plan for the period 2019-24 with the objective of transforming itself into a financially viable organization airline group,…

Environment

Biodiversity Sri Lanka helps small business comply with conservation measures

Biodiversity Sri Lanka helps small business comply with conservation measures

Biodiversity Sri Lanka has begun working with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to strengthen knowledge and compliance of environmental and biodiversity conservation measures. “’Green transformation’ is a…

Women

Sri Lankan Marini de Livera honored with Intl. Women of Courage Awards 2019

Sri Lankan Marini de Livera honored with Intl. Women of Courage Awards 2019

Ten extra ordinary women from around the world were honored with International Women of Courage Awards ( IWOC ) 2019 at the US State Department on 07th…

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

India and Sri Lanka to increase cooperation in curbing drugs and human trafficking

India and Sri Lanka to increase cooperation in curbing drugs and human trafficking

India and Sri Lanka agreed to increase cooperation in security and defence spheres in several areas, including regional security, curbing drug smuggling and human trafficking and training…

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…