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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
The crisis in the Maldives, explained

The crisis in the Maldives, explained

( By Dr.Nayma Qayum.She is an assistant professor and chair of the Asian Studies department at Manhattanville College.) If you’ve heard of…

Dr.Nayma Qayum
Transforming Asia sets new challenge for India

Transforming Asia sets new challenge for India

India’s annual summit meetings with the Asean countries began 15 years ago, though inviting all 10 members to our Republic…

K C Singh- Former Secretary EAM
News Today

SL, UNDP to improve tourism sustainability standards

SL, UNDP to improve tourism sustainability standards

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority will be launching a sustainable tourism certificate scheme for the…

President approves Malinga as Captain for NZ Tour

President approves Malinga as Captain for NZ Tour

Lasith Malinga has been appointed as the Captain of the Sri Lanka ODI and T20I…

Parliament cannot be dissolved for four and half years

Parliament cannot be dissolved for four and half years

The Supreme Court seven-judge-Bench headed by Chief Justice Nalin Perera yesterday unanimously ruled that the…

Jet Airways Flight To Colombo Returns To Mumbai Due To Technical Snag

Jet Airways Flight To Colombo Returns To Mumbai Due To Technical Snag

  A Colombo-bound Jet Airways flight returned to the Mumbai airport due to some technical…

Norway partners with UNDP Sri Lanka to support peace & justice

Norway partners with UNDP Sri Lanka to support peace & justice

Norwegian government has entered into a partnership agreement with the UNDP Sri Lanka to extend…

Sri Lanka signs agreement with FAO & China to strengthen fruit value chain

Sri Lanka signs agreement with FAO & China to strengthen fruit value chain

The signing ceremony of the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Tripartite Agreement between the Food and Agriculture…

October tea crop up 15%

October tea crop up 15%

Tea production in October gained by 3.9 million kilos or 15% to 29.6 million though…

Sri Lanka ranks 2nd in climate risk index

Sri Lanka ranks 2nd in climate risk index

In a new global index, Sri Lanka has been ranked second among the countries most…

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Norway partners with UNDP Sri Lanka to support peace & justice

Norway partners with UNDP Sri Lanka to support peace & justice

Norwegian government has entered into a partnership agreement with the UNDP Sri Lanka to extend support to UNDP Sri Lanka’s flagship portfolio on SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) 16:…

Moody’s downgrades Sri Lanka ratings to B2 amid political crisis

Moody’s downgrades Sri Lanka ratings to B2 amid political crisis

Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded the Government of Sri Lanka’s foreign currency issuer and senior unsecured ratings to B2 from B1 and changed the outlook to stable from negative.…

Scientists from Edith Cowan University, Australia visit Sri Lanka

Scientists from Edith Cowan University, Australia visit Sri Lanka

Under a new Colombo Plan project, a 19-member team of Sport Scientists from Edith Cowan University in Australia will spend two weeks in Sri Lanka collaborating with counterparts…

China, India avoid taking sides in Sri Lanka

China, India avoid taking sides in Sri Lanka

China and India are closely watching the constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka, which has been a battleground in their struggle for geopolitical supremacy in South Asia. Chinese and…

Business

John Keells, Indra Traders sign agreement with BOI for TRI-ZEN

John Keells, Indra Traders sign agreement with BOI for TRI-ZEN

Braybrooke Residential Towers (Pvt) Ltd, signed an agreement with the Board of Investment for TRI-ZEN a pioneering residential development. The project…

Xiaomi officially enters the Sri Lanka market

Xiaomi officially enters the Sri Lanka market

New and innovative Chinese smartphone Xiaomi today announced its official entry into the Sri Lankan market to strengthen its presence and…

Social and Labour Convergence Project launched in Colombo

Social and Labour Convergence Project launched in Colombo

Sri Lanka was last month chosen for the global launch of the Social and Labour Convergence Project (SLCP), the country’s Joint Apparel…

Moody’s downgrades Sri Lanka ratings to B2 amid political crisis

Moody’s downgrades Sri Lanka ratings to B2 amid political crisis

Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded the Government of Sri Lanka’s foreign currency issuer and senior unsecured ratings to B2 from B1 and…

Travel

SL, UNDP to improve tourism sustainability standards

SL, UNDP to improve tourism sustainability standards

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority will be launching a sustainable tourism certificate scheme for the industry in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme in 2019, an…

Environment

New Delhi and Beijing vie for influence in Sri Lanka

New Delhi and Beijing vie for influence in Sri Lanka

(Dr Manoj Kumar PhD) India, a big country with a large population drawn from diverse ethnic, cultural and linguistic communities sharing commonalities with other groups in the…

Women

SL embassy celebrates Vietnam Women’s Day

SL embassy celebrates Vietnam Women’s Day

The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Vietnam, Hasanthi U. Dissanayake, for the third consecutive year, organised an informal networking reception at her official residence to celebrate Vietnam…

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

Indian Coast Guard Ships to Visit Sri Lanka

Indian Coast Guard Ships to Visit Sri Lanka

Indian Coast Guard Ships CGS to visit Sri Lanka from 01 to 07 December 2018. Would also be visiting Galle. The ships arrived in Colombo after participating…

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…