3-D Features
Sri Lanka’s Local Government Polls: Time To Send Signals?

Sri Lanka’s Local Government Polls: Time To Send Signals?

(By Dr. S. I. Keethaponcalan ) Local Government (LG) bodies in Sri Lanka are one of the cornerstones of public administration and…

Dr. S. I. Keethaponcalan
Nepal, Lanka, Maldives: Delhi strategy in tatters?

Nepal, Lanka, Maldives: Delhi strategy in tatters?

Indira Gandhi had annexed Sikkim, thus eliminating a troublesome buffer with China, in 1975, besides severing Pakistan into two in…

K C Singh- Former Secretary EAM
Why India is buying the world’s emptiest airport

Why India is buying the world’s emptiest airport

(By Dr David Brewster)  Geopolitical rivalry between big powers sometimes yields odd results. The latest development in growing strategic competition…

Dr David Brewster
A new front in Asia’s water war

A new front in Asia’s water war

(By Professor Brahma Chellaney) China has long regarded fresh water as a strategic weapon—one that the country’s leaders have no compunction about…

Professor Brahma Chellaney PhD
Building Resilience for Climate-induced Disasters in Sri Lanka

Building Resilience for Climate-induced Disasters in Sri Lanka

(By Kanchana Wickramasinghe-Research Economist IPS) With the arrival of monsoon rains, Sri Lanka is just seeing the end of the…

Kanchana Wickramasinghe – Research Economist
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
News Today

Sri Lanka’s cabinet approves signing FTA with Singapore

Sri Lanka’s cabinet approves signing FTA with Singapore

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet has approved a proposal to sign the proposed Free Trade Agreement between…

ADB gives USD270Mn for road and water projects in Jaffna

ADB gives USD270Mn for road and water projects in Jaffna

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will give US 270 million dollars in financial assistance from for the implementation…

Indian minister Ravi Shankar Prasad calls on President

Indian minister Ravi Shankar Prasad calls on President

The Indian Union Minister for Law and Justice, Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad…

India sugar exporters to seek lower import tax on shipments to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

India sugar exporters to seek lower import tax on shipments to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

Indian sugar exporters will seek lower import duties on its sugar exports to neighbouring Sri…

France to help Sri Lanka build mini diary network

France to help Sri Lanka build mini diary network

France will give a 13.9 million Euro concessional loan to Sri Lanka to build six…

India provides Rs. 6.9 bn to upgrade KKS Harbour

India provides Rs. 6.9 bn to upgrade KKS Harbour

India provides US $ 45.27 million (LKR 6.9 billion) to upgrade Kankesanthurai (KKS) Harbour and…

Sri Lanka to import 78,000MT of frozen coconut kernels

Sri Lanka to import 78,000MT of frozen coconut kernels

Sri Lanka-based export coconut product brands have been issued permits to import 78,000 metric tonnes…

Sirisena seeks judicial opinion on 6-year term

Sirisena seeks judicial opinion on 6-year term

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has sought the Supreme Court’s opinion on whether he could…

News Province
World Today

India to consider talks with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh to export sugar

India to consider talks with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh to export sugar

India will consider initiating preliminary talks with neighbouring Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to seek lower import duties for its sugar exports to prevent a glut next season, a…

France seeks Sri Lanka’s support for Expo 2025 bid

France seeks Sri Lanka’s support for Expo 2025 bid

The head of France’s bid to host the 2025 World Expo held talks with Sri Lankan leaders Friday in a bid to secure their support. Pascal Lamy told…

Tamil Tiger financiers to stand trial in Switzerland

Tamil Tiger financiers to stand trial in Switzerland

Thirteen financiers accused of funnelling more than CH15 million ($15.3 million) to the Sri Lankan Tamil separatist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) will stand trial before…

First batch of CCC leaves for Mali

First batch of CCC leaves for Mali

The first group of the Mali-bound Combat Convoy Company (CCC) of the Sri Lanka Army left Sri Lanka recently (24th Dec.). According to Army media, the first contingent of…

Business

Sri Lanka’s cabinet approves signing FTA with Singapore

Sri Lanka’s cabinet approves signing FTA with Singapore

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet has approved a proposal to sign the proposed Free Trade Agreement between Sri Lanka and Singapore. The proposed…

India sugar exporters to seek lower import tax on shipments to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

India sugar exporters to seek lower import tax on shipments to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

Indian sugar exporters will seek lower import duties on its sugar exports to neighbouring Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, a top industry…

France to help Sri Lanka build mini diary network

France to help Sri Lanka build mini diary network

France will give a 13.9 million Euro concessional loan to Sri Lanka to build six hi tech mini dairies which can…

India to consider talks with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh to export sugar

India to consider talks with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh to export sugar

India will consider initiating preliminary talks with neighbouring Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to seek lower import duties for its sugar exports…

Travel

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka up 3.2-pct in 2017 despite set-backs

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka up 3.2-pct in 2017 despite set-backs

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka has reached an all-time high of 2,116,407 in 2017 according to the latest data released by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority.…

Environment

Commencing of Moragahakanda is happiest event in my life – President

Commencing of Moragahakanda is happiest event in my life – President

“The happiest day of life is not the day I became the President but, today with the commissioning of the largest water reservoir of Sri Lanka, the…

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

Indian minister Ravi Shankar Prasad calls on President

Indian minister Ravi Shankar Prasad calls on President

The Indian Union Minister for Law and Justice, Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (15th Jan.).…

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…