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    Asia’s growth after Covid-19

    Asia’s growth after Covid-19

    (By Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja)  By The pace of Asia’s growth is likely to reach a historic low in over five…

    Dr Ganeshan Wignaraja
    Smoking in the Time of Corona: Why Limiting Smoking is Important in the Battle against COVID-19

    Smoking in the Time of Corona: Why Limiting Smoking is Important in the Battle against COVID-19

    (By Sunimalee Madurawala – Research Economist  )The COVID-19 pandemic has already claimed thousands of lives worldwide. As expected with any respiratory illness,…

    Sunimalee Madurawala – Research Economist
    ‘A Brewing Storm’: Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Sri Lanka

    ‘A Brewing Storm’: Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Sri Lanka

    ( By Kithmina Hewage – Research Economist) Over a quarter of the world’s population is currently under movement restrictions. For…

    Kithmina Hewage – Research Economist
    Coronavirus Epidemic and China’s Slowdown: Economic Impact on Sri Lanka

    Coronavirus Epidemic and China’s Slowdown: Economic Impact on Sri Lanka

    ( By Janaka Wijayasiri)  On 28 January 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus…

    Janaka Wijayasiri PhD
    The Growing Need for Privacy and Data Protection in Sri Lanka

    The Growing Need for Privacy and Data Protection in Sri Lanka

    (By Nuwanthi Senaratne – Research Assistant at IPS.  ) Every day, a vast amount of information is transmitted, stored, and collected across…

    Nuwanthi Senaratne – Research Assistant
    The Gender Dimension of Remittances to Sri Lanka: Who Remits More?

    The Gender Dimension of Remittances to Sri Lanka: Who Remits More?

    (By Bilesha Weeraratne PhD) ####  Remittances are often considered a stable and reliable source of development financing. In 2018, remittances to…

    Bilesha Weeraratne PhD
    News Today

    Indian High Commissioner meets Health Minister

    Indian High Commissioner meets Health Minister

    The Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay, paid a courtesy call on Health…

    Taxes imposed on gem and jewelry industry removed

    Taxes imposed on gem and jewelry industry removed

    President directs relevant officials to remove the15% import tax and 14% income tax on gold…

    Sri Lankan HC to Maldives presents credentials

    Sri Lankan HC to Maldives presents credentials

    The High Commissioner-designates of Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka presented their credentials to Maldivian President…

    United States donates 200 ventilators to support Sri Lanka’s response to COVID-19

    United States donates 200 ventilators to support Sri Lanka’s response to COVID-19

    The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated 200…

    State Minister Cabraal meets UN Resident Coordinator

    State Minister Cabraal meets UN Resident Coordinator

    State Minister Ajith Nivard Cabraal received a delegation led by Hanaa Singer, Resident Coordinator, UN…

    China assures support for education sector

    China assures support for education sector

    China has expressed its support to uplift the education sector of the country following a…

    Oil Palm industry calls for urgent engagement with govt. over cultivation ban

    Oil Palm industry calls for urgent engagement with govt. over cultivation ban

    The Palm Oil Industry Association (POIA) has said in a statement that while it respects…

    ICTA partners with UNDP for a comprehensive & inclusive digital transformation of Sri Lanka

    ICTA partners with UNDP for a comprehensive & inclusive digital transformation of Sri Lanka

    The Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in…

    News Province

    The Bourne Legacy – Official trailer
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    The Hobbit official trailer
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    World Today

    Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena unanimously elected as Speaker of ninth Parliament

    Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena unanimously elected as Speaker of ninth Parliament

    Matara District Parliamentarian Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena unanimously elected as the Speaker of the ninth Parliament. Leader of the House Dinesh Gunawardena proposed the name while General Secretary of…

    Coronavirus cases top 10 million worldwide

    Coronavirus cases top 10 million worldwide

    The number of novel Coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 10 million on Sunday morning as the death toll nears 500,000, Johns Hopkins University data shows. North America, Latin America…

    COVID-19 will leave lasting economic scars around the world

    COVID-19 will leave lasting economic scars around the world

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has dealt a severe blow to an already fragile global economy says Dana Vorisek, Senior Economist, Development Economics Prospects Group. Although the full scope…

    US, Sri Lanka discuss COVID-19 issues

    US, Sri Lanka discuss COVID-19 issues

    U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday morning and discussed a host of issues, including the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic,…

    Business

    Taxes imposed on gem and jewelry industry removed

    Taxes imposed on gem and jewelry industry removed

    President directs relevant officials to remove the15% import tax and 14% income tax on gold for the Gem & Jewellery industry,…

    Sri Lanka Ports Authority urges importers to clear vehicles

    Sri Lanka Ports Authority urges importers to clear vehicles

    Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) reiterates that the prevailing Covid-19 restrictions are no obstacle to clear the vehicles at the Colombo…

    IFC Partners with Ceylon Biscuits Limited to Support Women Retailer Development, Promote Inclusive Business Growth in Sri Lanka

    IFC Partners with Ceylon Biscuits Limited to Support Women Retailer Development, Promote Inclusive Business Growth in Sri Lanka

    IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has joined hands with Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL) Group to provide training and…

    Gazette issued banning re-export of spices & allied products

    Gazette issued banning re-export of spices & allied products

    A Gazette notification has been issued prohibiting the re-export of key spices and allies products from Sri Lanka, with immediate effect.The…

    Travel

    SL Tourism to support SME’s and product development with EU funding

    SL Tourism to support SME’s and product development with EU funding

    Sri Lanka Tourism has been in discussion with the European Union Office in Colombo regarding the most effective use of a Euro 3.5 million government to government…

    Environment

    Colombo air pollution down to moderate levels

    Colombo air pollution down to moderate levels

    As at 9am today, Colombo’s air pollution status stood at a moderate level of 89, as measured by PM 2.5 (fine particulate matter). The ‘moderate’ level, which…

    Women

    Dushni Weerakoon appointed as member of Monetary Board

    Dr (Ms) Dushni Weerakoon has been appointed as a member of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka with effect from July 29, 2019.…

    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

    Six SL refugees detained in India while attempting to flee illegally

    Six SL refugees detained in India while attempting to flee illegally

    Tamil Nadu Q branch police have detained six Sri Lankan Tamils, including a 10-year-old boy, when they attempted to flee to Sri Lanka from Danushkodi in an…

    South Asia

    Indian High Commissioner meets Health Minister

    Indian High Commissioner meets Health Minister

    The Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay, paid a courtesy call on Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi at the Ministry of Health . The Chief Secretary…

    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…