Saturday, December 16, 2017

News Feature

News Feature

With new players in the market, challenges have multiplied at the same pace as opportunities in the digital era Banking is experiencing a major transformation,...

Cyber bullying has increased its spread rapidly in recent years, where it involves the use of cell phones, instant messaging, e-mail, chat rooms or...

Green Initiatives in the Blue-Green Budget Sri Lanka’s Budget proposals for 2018 explicitly identify that changing weather patterns and the increased frequency and severity of...

Don’t be misled by the 2014-2015 Provincial GDP Growth figures. The Northern Province had the joint highest GDP growth rate that year. Mathematically if...

As part of USAID and Common Grounds, a delegation from Columbia comprising of eleven membersvisited Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation on 21.11.2017 to...

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka’s new trade policy published in the ministry of development strategies and international trade says a lot of home truths protectionism,...

For some, he will always remain a hero who brought independence and an end to white-minority rule. Even those who forced him out blamed...

Bane or Boon of Sri Lanka’s Tourism? The end of the civil conflict in 2009 resulted in significant developments in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry. The...

There is little argument that both Colombo and the city of Galle are two of the most developed urban regions in Sri Lanka. What’s...

Strengthening and supporting the voice of children and youth is extremely vital in creating a vibrant society, where diversity is respected; acknowledged; celebrated and...

COLOMBO, Nov 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Siri Hettige, a sociology professor at Colombo University, conducts surveys of young people across Sri Lanka,...

Asitha Udaya Priyantha has found the dream job: the 22-yearold is already his own boss, cruising Sri Lanka’s streets in his autorickshaw, earning good...

Returning after nine years and the end of a brutal civil war, Bourdain finds cautious hope for the country’s future. Anthony Bourdain returns to Sri...

That was the call she was expecting but did not have courage to receive. She took the phone with trembling hands. She can hear...

The 2017 grade five scholarship exam results were released in early October, with 356,728 candidates sitting for the exam across Sri Lanka. As usual,...

Driver Meher Muhammad Khalil became a hero when militants attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team bus on a busy street in Lahore in 2009,...

As the work of the Constitutional Assembly of the Parliament progresses to a reasonable level opposition is mounting from various quarters who argue that...

Positive impact from GSP+ Sri Lanka’s external sector has shown a mixed performance in August 2017 as despite increased export earnings higher growth in import...

The main hospital in the northern city of Jaffna is a clean, white building, bustling with activity. At first glance there is little to...

“Women made to feel especially vulnerable in their own homes,” - CBSL Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy Sri Lanka’s external debt burden is well known. The...

Op-ed by Achim Steiner, Patricia Espinosa and Robert Glasser (To coincide with International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, 13 October 2017) From Miami and Puerto...

BY Prasad Kariyawasam (Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) This is the eighth successive year in which the Galle Dialogue International Maritime Conference is...

On Sunday, the deadline fell for 30,500 asylum seekers living in Australia to lodge their applications for asylum. Immigration minister Peter Dutton announced the...

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka’s rulers and bureaucrats are planning to poke their itchy interventionist fingers in to taxis and school vans, twin services that...

It’s easy to romanticize about a dark skinned man with a European accent who comes to Sri Lanka looking for his long lost mother...

A two thirds majority of the Parliamentarians elected to the Sri Lankan Parliament through the people’s vote are honoured for passing the Amendment of...

Reconciliation is a process which can rebuild the jagged relationships between diverse groups that have been victims of violence in Sri Lanka. International Human rights...

Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera last week condemned the attack carried out on Rohingya refugees when they were housed in a safe...

General Secretary of the Ravana Balaya, Iththekande Sadhdhatissa Q : What is your position with regard to the refugee situation? The Government has not notified us...

Lawyers and organizations working towards achieving refugee rights and welfare highlighted that all matters pertaining to any Rohingya ethnics arriving on local territorial shores,...
View of South India and Sri Lanka from space

In a significant yet unexpected ‘arrival statement of sorts’ on the national scene without notice, Sri Lanka’s Northern Province Tamil Chief Minister C V...
The black hole of memory

The Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation issued a clarion call to the governmental health authorities to recognize the country’s situation with regard to the prevalence of...

A very good evening to all of you! His excellency the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA), excellencies, his excellency the...

With the Government proposing to afford legal recognition to the sign language, experts on disability studies highlighted issues pertaining to the lack of sign...

The ‘Diyakawa’ training organised by the Sri Lanka Army for the eighth time commenced on September 3 with the participation of 2,675 personnel of...

Ralph started with the idea that Sri Lanka faces a window of opportunity during which key reforms could transform the country and its economy....

Inventors and the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC) bemoaned the society’s negative attitude towards purchasing products with the ‘Made in Sri Lanka’ label and...

Petronet LNG’s plan to set up an LNG terminal in Sri Lanka is an integral part of India’s strategy on energy security, and also...

Paralympian track and field athlete in the F46 class standing throws category, retired Corporal of the Sri Lanka Army formerly attached to the Third...

Nutritionists raised concerns about the prevalence of wasting, low weight for height, being quite high and in fact too much for a middle income...

The Northern Provincial Council (NPC), which came into being in September 2013, after a landmark election, had raised much hopes among the people in...

President Maithripala Sirisena opened the first super luxury hotel with residential units in Nuwara Eliya last Saturday on (26th) which is the only star-class...

Gender parity in the work place is a widely discussed topic contemporarily, with much conversation brewing on the ‘glass ceiling’ and ‘shortage of women...

The Sri Lanka Army-initiated interactive and intellectual forum,‘Colombo Defence Seminar,’ slated to discuss a wide range of geo-strategic security concerns with special focus on...

KE-10 to KE-55 Model Car Owners Club of Sri Lanka organised its third Old Japanese Motor Car Rally on August 20, 2017 . The rally...

ADIGAMA, Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scorched by a 10-month drought that has killed crops and reduced residents to buying trucked-in water, Adigama’s...

The polythene ban will come into effective from September 1. While little can be done about the woes of polythene manufacturers and recyclers a...

I think that the government is treading a progressive path. However, there are problems and issues pertaining to the minorities. They should be solved...

In India, thugs assault Dalits and Muslims employed in the cattle trade in the name of Hindu dharma, a writer is hounded out of...

Developmental economists and researchers highlighted that one of Sri Lanka’s largest exports to India, in terms of value, was scrap metals and as such...

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