Queen’s Sri Lanka visit for Commonwealth meeting ‘grotesque’

Exclusive: David Miliband and Sir Malcolm Rifkind call on the Commonwealth Secretariat to stop Sri Lanka from hosting its heads of government meeting because of the country’s poor human rights record. described as “grotesque” the notion of the Queen attending the meeting as head of the Commonwealth, if it is to be hosted by what […]
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Commonwealth Business Forum will bring investment opportunities to Sri Lanka Dr Mohan

Mar 09, Colombo: The Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) 2013 to be held in the Sri Lankan capital in November will bring investment opportunities to the island, the Chairman of the Commonwealth Business Council, Dr. Mohan Kaul said. According to the Chairman, the CBF2013 to be held from November 12 to 14 in Colombo coinciding with […]
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Korean Air to commence direct flights to Sri Lanka from next month

Nov 09 2012, Colombo: Korean Airlines will once again commence direct flights to Colombo from next month, the airline has announced, here today. South Koera’s national career, Korean Air, has called it an aggressive measure in a quest to expand its routes, which will start direct flights from 23rd December 2012 from Seoul to Colombo. […]
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Sri Lankan NGO sends letters to foreign missions in the country calling to oppose resolution

Mar 04, Colombo: The Mawbima Lanka Foundation, a non-government, non-profit organization in Sri Lanka has sent letters to foreign missions in the country calling on them to oppose the US resolution against Sri Lanka to be tabled before the ongoing UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions. The Foundation has said it considers it is their […]
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Broad front formed to fight for the protection of free education in Sri Lanka

Mar 04, Colombo: A group of university lecturers, trade union leaders, representatives of students’ organizations and several civil society movements in Sri Lanka have formed a movement to agitate for the protection of free education in the country. Co-convener of the National Movement for Protecting Free Education, Ven. Dhambara Amila Thero has said at the […]
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Why isn’t agriculture sustaining RURAL poor?

Why isn’t agriculture sustaining RURAL poor? Lionel WIJESIRI Efforts to improve agricultural productivity in Sri Lanka relies primarily on policy changes to liberalize prices, exchange rates, and trade. Important as they are, it is increasingly clear that price changes alone are insufficient to stimulate agricultural production without supporting improvements in research, extension, and marketing. Agricultural […]
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* Sri Lanka introduces a new disease-tolerant hybrid carrot variety

Feb 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Bandarawela Regional Agricultural Research Institute has introduced a new disease-tolerant hybrid carrot variety called Lanka Carrot. The new hybrid carrot variety, reportedly resistant to common diseases like leaf blight was developed following long term research by the research center. The seeds of the new variety can be produced locally and […]
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