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Foreign Minister meets Indian PM

Foreign Minister meets Indian PM

Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana during his official visit to New Delhi from 8th  – 10th September called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Foreign Minister Marapana conveyed the greetings of President…

Researcher from Sri Lanka’s LIRNEAsia to chair ITU expert session

Researcher from Sri Lanka’s LIRNEAsia to chair ITU expert session

Shazna Zuhyle, a researcher from Colombo-based LIRNEAsia, a regional policy research body will chair an International Telecommunication Union expert group meeting. The 8th meeting of the Expert Group on Telecommunication/ICT…

MP Paisley denies ‘defamatory inferences’ in Sri Lanka holidays report – lawyer

MP Paisley denies ‘defamatory inferences’ in Sri Lanka holidays report – lawyer

DUP MP Ian Paisley has totally denied “defamatory inferences” in a report that he did not declare trips paid for by the Sri Lankan government. The party founder’s son has…

Armenia Expo 2017 slated for September 8-10

Armenia Expo 2017 slated for September 8-10

 More than 120 companies from Armenia, Russia, Iran, Germany, Belarus, Sri Lanka, Egypt and India will be showcasing their products at the 17th Armenia Expo 2017, scheduled to run in…

Sri Lanka’s tourism industry looks to India for growth: OBG

Sri Lanka’s tourism industry looks to India for growth: OBG

Increased access for air travellers, stronger advertising campaigns and enhanced bilateral cooperation are underpinning Sri Lanka’s push to expand its foothold in one of the world’s largest potential tourism source…

India hands over off-shore patrol vessel Varuna to Sri Lanka

India hands over off-shore patrol vessel Varuna to Sri Lanka

Stepping up cooperation between the two coast guards, India today handed over an off-shore patrol vessel, Varuna, to Sri Lanka, the Indian maritime security agency said. The ship was decommissioned…

ADB to assist in increasing insurance penetration in SL

ADB to assist in increasing insurance penetration in SL

The insurance penetration in Sri Lanka is 1.2% of its GDP in 2015 whereas those in Malaysia and Thailand are above 5% respectively, said Sri Widowati, Country Director, Sri Lanka…

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 by Special Assignments…

Concern in Colombo over delay in Indian projects

Concern in Colombo over delay in Indian projects

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and discussed bilateral matters, including the perceived delay in implementing Indiabacked projects in the island. The meeting…

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 workforce. Most solutions for encouraging women to enter the labour…

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