China’s economy grows in fourth quarter, bucking global trend despite Covid-19

China’s latest official figures have confirmed it was the only major economy to see growth in 2020. The world’s second-largest economy says it grew 2.3% last year, compared with the previous year, with the final quarter seeing growth of 6.5%. Shutdowns from Covid-19 had caused the economy to slump by 6.8% in the first three […]

Winners of the “Korean language speech contest” awarded

The gift of acquiring a new foreign language presents unique opportunities to learn a new culture, explore new academic pathways, meet new people and ultimately make a positive and worthwhile contribution to one’s own nation. As an event of “Korea Week”, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sri Lanka in collaboration with the […]

Indian projects in Sri Lanka to be expedited

Steps are to be taken to expedite Indian development cooperation projects in Sri Lanka. The High Commission of India in Colombo and relevant authorities of the Government of Sri Lanka held a series of meetings during the last two weeks to review the status of select ongoing development cooperation projects, the High Commission said in […]

Former Directors of Swarnamahal granted bail

Former Directors of Swarnamahal Jewellers, Jeewaka Edirisinghe, Nalaka Edirisinghe, Anjalee Edirisinghe and Asanka Edirisinghe, were granted bail by court today. The former Directors, who were arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate today, were granted bail. Jeewaka Edirisinghe, Anjalee Edirisinghe and Asanka Edirisinghe were arrested yesterday while Nalaka […]

Sri Lanka formally requests Indian assistance to obtain Covid 19 vaccine

Sri Lanka has formally requested Indian assistance to obtain the Covid vaccine. Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said that the request was conveyed to him during his meetings in Colombo today. He said that he will be taking the request back to India to be submitted to the Indian leadership. “We are now […]

UNDP’s Global Human Development Report launched in Sri Lanka

UNDP commits support to define and operationalize a national development plan underpinned by Green Development thinking Report notes it is time for all countries to redesign their paths to progress by fully accounting for dangerous pressures humans impose on the planet 6 January 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka– The Global Human Development Report (HDR) was launched […]

EU and WHO join hands to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 in Sri Lanka

The World Health Organization country office for Sri Lanka (WHO), with financial support worth EUR 2 million from the European Union (EU), will help improve emergency response capacities in Sri Lanka to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. The support will focus on several key areas, including enhancing the effectiveness of COVID-19 case management as well […]