India & Lanka: Is bonhomie fading?

India & Lanka: Is bonhomie fading?

(By Padma Rao Sundarji – A senior freelance journalist specialising in foreign affairs.) At his weekly media briefing on May 12, the external affairs ministry’s erudite spokesman read out details of foreign secretary S. Jaishankar’s visit to Bangladesh and immediately threw the floor open to questions. There were many. But…

Colombo port, China and India

Colombo port, China and India

(By Dr Amitendu Palit ) Resolution of the impasse between Sri Lanka and China on the construction of a Chinese-funded port city at Colombo is not only indicative of the pragmatic policy posture of the Sri Lankan government, but also an important first step towards the materialisation of the…

Trade in a Time of Protectionism

Trade in a Time of Protectionism

(By Ranil Wickremesinghe – Prime Minister of Sri Lanka) As China’s economy slows and growth in the developed world remains anemic, governments across Asia are working to keep their economies on an upward trajectory. In Sri Lanka, where I am Prime Minister, the challenge is to find a way…

Reducing fertilizer dependency in paddy farming in Sri Lanka:Should we change our approach?

Reducing fertilizer dependency in paddy farming in Sri Lanka:Should we change our approach?

(By Chatura Rodrigo) Sri Lanka’s paddy farming solely depended on organic fertilizer many years ago; but the use…

‘Need safeguards against majoritarianism’

‘Need safeguards against majoritarianism’

(By Dr.Jayampathy Wickramaratne )Jayampathy Wickramaratne on the importance of an inclusive Constitution in Sri Lanka. Jayampathy Wickramaratne, 67, is…

Accentuating positive growth

Accentuating positive growth

(by Dr.Asad Zaman) Starting from weaker economies, many other countries to our east (China, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam…

Sri Lankan economy: ‘An upward trend from about 2017′

Sri Lankan economy: ‘An upward trend from about 2017′

(By Ranil Wickremesinghe) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is currently attending the World Economic Forum in Davos,…

Patient waiting times in private hospitals: A growing concern in Sri Lanka

Patient waiting times in private hospitals: A growing concern in Sri Lanka

  (By Shanika Samarakoon PhD)   Patient waiting times, an important aspect of the patient experience, influences patient satisfaction…

The future of US-Sri Lanka relations

The future of US-Sri Lanka relations

(By Taylor Dibbert) Sri Lanka’s President, Maithripala Sirisena, will soon complete his first year in office and many promises…

Smart City: Sri Lanka’s next step towards a viable future

Smart City: Sri Lanka’s next step towards a viable future

(Indika De Zoysa is the Country Business Manager of Intel Sri Lanka)  Amongst many technological notions and ideas…

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