3-D Features
Women in the Sri Lankan Workforce: Dissecting Education and Female Labour Force Participation

Women in the Sri Lankan Workforce: Dissecting Education and Female Labour Force Participation

(By  Nisha Arunatilake PhD ) There has been renewed interest among policy makers to get more women to enter the…

Nisha Arunatilake PhD
Bridging the Skill Gap: A Challenge in Sri Lanka’s Quest for Economic Growth

Bridging the Skill Gap: A Challenge in Sri Lanka’s Quest for Economic Growth

(By Priyanka Jayawardena – Research Economist) According to the Government’s Economic Policy Statement issued in October 2016, Sri Lanka envisions achieving…

Priyanka Jayawardena – Research Economist
Limits of exclusivism

Limits of exclusivism

(By Ahilan Kadirgamar – Political economist)The recent no-confidence motion in Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council (NPC) in Jaffna, moved by a…

Ahilan Kadirgamar – Political economist
New Delhi’s Indian Ocean Outreach

New Delhi’s Indian Ocean Outreach

(By Prof. Harsh V. Pant) Sri Lanka is facing a humanitarian crisis as a consequence of the nation’s worst torrential…

Prof. Harsh V. Pant
As Sri Lanka leans towards China, Modi’s trip has high stakes

As Sri Lanka leans towards China, Modi’s trip has high stakes

(By  Maya Mirchandani – Consulting Editor NDTV  )This week, Sri Lanka is “Dhammadvipa”, the island of Buddhist philosophy, as it celebrates…

Maya Mirchandani – Consulting Editor
Are Sri Lanka’s ports the next Great Game for China, India and Japan?

Are Sri Lanka’s ports the next Great Game for China, India and Japan?

(By Jeremy Luedi) Increased international interest in the Indian Ocean comes at a convenient time for Sri Lanka, as the…

Jeremy Luedi – columnist for GRI
News Today

India eyes airport in Sri Lanka, near Chinese Belt and Road outpost

India eyes airport in Sri Lanka, near Chinese Belt and Road outpost

India is in advanced talks with Sri Lanka to operate an airport on the southern…

President Meets Pakistani Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua

President Meets Pakistani Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua

President Maithripala Sirisena met with Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua at the Presidential Secretariat this…

Pakistani Foreign Secretary due today

Pakistani Foreign Secretary due today

Pakistani Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua will visit Sri Lanka for the fifth Foreign Office consultations today,…

Sri Lanka poised to leapfrog the economy after long years of conflict and political instability -FM

Sri Lanka poised to leapfrog the economy after long years of conflict and political instability -FM

Sri Lanka under the unity government headed by President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister…

SL to receive USD 700 million from Millennium Challenge Corporation

SL to receive USD 700 million from Millennium Challenge Corporation

Minister of Finance and Media, Mangala Samaraweera, met Fatema Z. Sumar, the Regional Deputy Vice…

“Designer Budget” will focus on a Start-up culture of “Empowering the Private Sector”- Minister Samaraweera

“Designer Budget” will focus on a Start-up culture of “Empowering the Private Sector”- Minister Samaraweera

Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera met the Director South Asia of the…

Finland Speaker meets PM Wickremesinghe

Finland Speaker meets PM Wickremesinghe

The Speaker of Finland Parliament Maria Lohela said that strengthening the relationship between the Parliaments…

PM meets Finland Defence Minister

PM meets Finland Defence Minister

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had a discussion with the Minister of Defense of Finland, Yussi…

News Province
World Today

Sri Lanka poised to leapfrog the economy after long years of conflict and political instability -FM

Sri Lanka poised to leapfrog the economy after long years of conflict and political instability -FM

Sri Lanka under the unity government headed by President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe is poised to leapfrog the economy after long years of conflict…

SL to receive USD 700 million from Millennium Challenge Corporation

SL to receive USD 700 million from Millennium Challenge Corporation

Minister of Finance and Media, Mangala Samaraweera, met Fatema Z. Sumar, the Regional Deputy Vice President for Europe, Asia, Pacific and Latin America in the Millennium Challenge Corporation…

“Designer Budget” will focus on a Start-up culture of “Empowering the Private Sector”- Minister Samaraweera

“Designer Budget” will focus on a Start-up culture of “Empowering the Private Sector”- Minister Samaraweera

Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera met the Director South Asia of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank – Mengistu Alemayehu in Washington…

Finland Speaker meets PM Wickremesinghe

Finland Speaker meets PM Wickremesinghe

The Speaker of Finland Parliament Maria Lohela said that strengthening the relationship between the Parliaments of Sri Lanka and Finland steps should be taken to start exchange programs…

Business

Petronet to form JV with Japan, Sri Lanka firms for LNG plant

Petronet to form JV with Japan, Sri Lanka firms for LNG plant

 India’s biggest gas importer, Petronet LNG, will soon form a joint venture with Japanese and Sri Lankan companies to build a…

Sri Lanka accepts power generation with LNG as policy

Sri Lanka accepts power generation with LNG as policy

Sri Lanka’s cabinet on Tuesday officially accepted generating electricity with Liquid Natural Gas and providing required infrastructure as public policy. The…

State Minister Senasinghe hails Turkish investors

State Minister Senasinghe hails Turkish investors

At the invitation of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Sri Lanka a ministerial delegation led by State Minister…

Thailand’s Rojana to set up industrial zone in Sri Lanka

Thailand’s Rojana to set up industrial zone in Sri Lanka

Rojana Industrial Park is to set up Sri Lanka’s first industrial zone in over a decade, aiming to use the island’s…

Travel

Crocodile kills British journalist holidaying in Sri Lanka

Crocodile kills British journalist holidaying in Sri Lanka

A young British journalist was dragged into a river and killed by a crocodile while holidaying in Sri Lanka, the country’s navy said on Friday. Paul McClean,…

Environment

Sri Lanka accepts power generation with LNG as policy

Sri Lanka accepts power generation with LNG as policy

Sri Lanka’s cabinet on Tuesday officially accepted generating electricity with Liquid Natural Gas and providing required infrastructure as public policy. The cabinet appointed a cabinet subcommittee chaired…

Women

Pakistani Foreign Secretary due today

Pakistani Foreign Secretary due today

Pakistani Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua will visit Sri Lanka for the fifth Foreign Office consultations today, the Foreign Ministry said. The consultations are expected to focus on areas…

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

Vaiko denied entry into Malaysia over ‘LTTE connections’

Vaiko denied entry into Malaysia over ‘LTTE connections’

MDMK chief Vaiko was stopped from entering Malaysia on Friday morning as his name is on the list of people who are against Malaysia. Vaiko went to Malaysia to attend the marriage…

South Asia

President Meets Pakistani Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua

President Meets Pakistani Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua

President Maithripala Sirisena met with Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon. At the meeting the President has emphasized the need to expand…

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…