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Seoul Metropolitan Honorary Citizenship conferred to President Sirisena

Seoul Metropolitan Honorary Citizenship conferred to President Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena was conferred with the Honorary Citizenship of Seoul Metropolitan Government today. The Honorary Citizenship was conferred by Mayor of Seoul Metropolitan Government, Park Won-soon at a special…

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 wielding to advance their foreign-policy goals. After years of using…

Extraordinary gesture of friendship from President Moon

Extraordinary gesture of friendship from President Moon

President Maithripala Sirisena received an unexpected warm welcome from Korean President Moon Jae-In yesterday, a day ahead of the scheduled official meeting. President Sirisena, who arrived in Seoul yesterday morning…

EU to reduce poverty in Uva and Central Provinces

EU to reduce poverty in Uva and Central Provinces

The European Union launched one of the largest programs of development support in the country. The European Union will contribute Rs. 5.4 billion in to reduce poverty in the provinces…

India and China flex muscles over Sri Lankan hub

India and China flex muscles over Sri Lankan hub

At the eerily quiet Mattala Airport, on the forested southern coast of Sri Lanka, a battle between Asian superpowers is unfolding. Few outside the country have heard of Mattala, and…

South Korean firms to do Sri Lanka LRT feasibility study

South Korean firms to do Sri Lanka LRT feasibility study

Sri Lanka’s government has chosen two South Korean engineering consultancy firms to do a pre-feasibility study for six planned Light Rail Transit systems linking the capital Colombo with suburbs. A…

Climate change-fuelled drought pushes Sri Lanka farmers to cities

Climate change-fuelled drought pushes Sri Lanka farmers to cities

When Siri Hettige, a sociology professor at Colombo University, conducts surveys of young people across Sri Lanka, he never fails to ask one key question: Does anybody want to become…

A case of too many tuk-tuks: Sri Lanka faces labor crisis

A case of too many tuk-tuks: Sri Lanka faces labor crisis

Asitha Udaya Priyantha has found the dream job: The 22-year-old is already his own boss, cruising Sri Lanka’s streets in his autorickshaw, earning good money on his own time. However,…

Sri Lanka’s Colombo moves to 25 among container ports

Sri Lanka’s Colombo moves to 25 among container ports

Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port has moved up two places to become the 25th busiest container port, next to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, helped by a Chinese run terminal, a…

ADB support for Sri Lanka’s railway sector master plan

ADB support for Sri Lanka’s railway sector master plan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved technical assistance to help prepare a master plan for the development of Sri Lanka’s railway sector for the next 20 years. The ADB…

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