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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
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
News Today

Sri Lanka tea industry unaffected by bombings, weather

Sri Lanka tea industry unaffected by bombings, weather

Production and sales of tea, Sri Lanka’s main export crop, are looking favorable this year…

Prime Minister Briefs Diplomats On Current Security Situation

Prime Minister Briefs Diplomats On Current Security Situation

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe held a meeting with the heads of foreign diplomatic missions in…

Japan and India to develop Sri Lanka’s Colombo port, countering China

Japan and India to develop Sri Lanka’s Colombo port, countering China

Sri Lanka has agreed to jointly develop a container terminal at the Port of Colombo…

Sri Lanka, Pulwama attacks made determined to fight terrorism: Indian FM

Sri Lanka, Pulwama attacks made determined to fight terrorism: Indian FM

India on Wednesday said the ghastly bombings in Sri Lanka at a time when the…

US extends counter-terrorism support to Lanka

US extends counter-terrorism support to Lanka

United States has offered to continue to expand counter-terrorism and maritime and border security cooperation…

Sri Lanka can recover from attacks if normality restored quickly: CB Governor

Sri Lanka can recover from attacks if normality restored quickly: CB Governor

Sri Lanka can contain damage from last month’s suicide bombings and ensure a quicker economic…

India will support Lanka’s fight against terrorism

India will support Lanka’s fight against terrorism

Indian High Commissioner in Colombo Taranjit Singh Sandhu yesterday said that India will stand shoulder…

IMF approves extension & USD164mn disbursement; grants waivers to Sri Lanka for performance criteria

IMF approves extension & USD164mn disbursement; grants waivers to Sri Lanka for performance criteria

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has completed the fifth review of Sri…

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World Today

Chinese President assures support to wipe out terrorism from Sri Lanka

Chinese President assures support to wipe out terrorism from Sri Lanka

President of China Xi Jinping has assured President Maithripala Sirisena that China is ready to render its support to Sri Lanka to eradicate terrorism and to ensure the…

Seven new foreign envoys present credentials to President

Seven new foreign envoys present credentials to President

Seven new foreign Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s House in Colombo today, the President’s Media…

ADB in close partnership with Int’l Community to support Sri Lanka

ADB in close partnership with Int’l Community to support Sri Lanka

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), is coordinating closely with the UN and members of the International Community and looking for any options for assisting and supporting Sri Lanka,…

UN Under-Secretary General meets PM; pledges their support

UN Under-Secretary General meets PM; pledges their support

The Under-Secretary General of the United Nations Miguel Angel Moratinos visited Sri Lanka and paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, expressing his condolences with regard to…

Business

Scientists develop salt tolerant rice variety

Scientists develop salt tolerant rice variety

A group of Indian scientists has developed a new salt-tolerant transgenic rice plant by over-expressing a gene from a wild rice…

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,…

Travel

Sri Lanka suspends visa on arrival programme after Easter Sunday tragedy

Sri Lanka suspends visa on arrival programme after Easter Sunday tragedy

Sri Lanka has postponed the launch of its program on visa regime facilitation with 39 countries in the wake of the deadly bombings that shook the country…

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

Japan and India to develop Sri Lanka’s Colombo port, countering China

Japan and India to develop Sri Lanka’s Colombo port, countering China

Sri Lanka has agreed to jointly develop a container terminal at the Port of Colombo with Japan and India, countering China’s expanding Indian Ocean presence, foreign media…

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…