Exploding a nutty myth : Research on characteristics of coconut oil

Exploding a nutty myth : Research on characteristics of coconut oil

(By Eranga Samaranayake)During early 1960s there was a strong lobby against coconut oil by the Western countries producing soya and other commercial scale oils. But times are changing. Coconut oil contains around 92% of saturated fats. Although coconut oil contains saturated fatty acids (In the form of triglycerides)…

China’s One Belt One Road Initiative: Implications for Sri Lanka

China’s One Belt One Road Initiative: Implications for Sri Lanka

( By Nipuni Perera- Research Officer,  IPS ) Trade along the Ancient Silk Road can be traced back to historical times when land and sea routes between China and Europe were vibrant with the movement of a range of goods including silk, spices, precious stones, etc., as well…

Fishing in troubled waters

Fishing in troubled waters

(By M.A. Sumanthiran M.P) The issue of poaching by Indian trawlers in Sri Lankan waters has over the years become an increasingly contentious one, seriously threatening the livelihood of Sri Lanka’s fishing community. Fishers being among the poorest communities in both Sri Lanka and India, it is an issue of…

Sri Lanka ‘very concerned’ about the probable impact of a British exit from the EU

Sri Lanka ‘very concerned’ about the probable impact of a British exit from the EU

( By Ranil Wickremesinghe – Prime Minister ) As a politician who was first elected to Government in 1977,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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