Construction Expo 2021 to be held in July

Exhibition of Construction Building Materials, Machinery & Interior Products Our ancient forefathers were expert builders. Centuries later we still witness the formidable structures they built, motivated by an indomitable will to succeed as a nation. We have been dazzled by their colossal reservoirs, majestic citadels, magnificent temples and villages that resonate with the original blueprints […]

The HOPE Consortium and leading experts pledge to close the global immunization gap

● Government ministers from the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UK, Nigeria, and Kenya, came together to discuss how the world can bridge the geographical gap in vaccine distribution. ● The Chair of the Executive Board at WHO, Group Medical Director of International SOS, Director-General of the Red Cross, Regional Director of IATA in Africa & […]

Behind and Beyond Burqa Ban

Speaking in Parliament on the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Easter serial blasts of 2019, Public Safety Minister, Rear-Adm Sarath Weerasekara (retd) has indicated the government’s decision to ban madarasas and burqua, both identified with the Islamic community the world over. He has claimed that this would help de-radicalise Islam […]

How poor countries develop rich countries

We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of their wealth to the poorer nations of the global south, to help them eradicate poverty and push them up the development ladder. Yes, during colonialism […]

Global tourism trends for the success of tourist destinations in the future.

       Tourism is a highly significant economic sector globally & locally, & provides real prospects for enduring & inclusive economic growth. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) rates that internationally there were just 25 million tourist arrivals in 1950. This number has increased 68 years later to 1.4 billion international arrivals per […]

Sustainable Development Goals can guide Asia-Pacific to build back better

By Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations-Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) The COVID-19 crisis poses an unprecedented threat to development in the Asia-Pacific region that could reverse much of the hard-earned progress made in recent years. The good news is we know how […]

U.S.-Chinese Rivalry Is a Battle Over Values

Great-Power Competition Can’t Be Won on Interests Alone. On the campaign trail, U.S. President Joe Biden pledged to put values at the heart of his administration’s China policy. Since entering office, he has called on the world’s democracies to gird for a new era of strategic competition with China in which they “work together to […]

Webinar – After The Pandemic: The Way Ahead The Sri Lanka

Webinar – After The Pandemic: The Way Ahead The Sri Lanka – Japan Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has organized a webinar titled “After The Pandemic: The Way Ahead”, which will be held on Wednesday, 17th March 2021 at 03.30 p.m. The opening remarks will be made by His Excellency Akira Sugiyama, […]

SLT-MOBITEL joins hands with CMC to facilitate registrations for COVID-19 Vaccination process within Colombo City Limits through eChannelling

SLT-MOBITEL has collaborated with the IT Division of Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) to introduce yet another pioneering initiative through Mobitel’s eChannelling service, enabling the convenient registration of persons for the COVID-19 vaccination. As part of the first phase, senior citizens over the age of 60 years and residing within the city of Colombo can avail […]