Monthly Archives: December 2016

Can make Hambantota work

Can make Hambantota work

Sri Lanka will buy more military transport planes from China and seek its help in transforming its failed Hambantota port into a hub comparable with Shenzhen, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told This Week in Asia in an exclusive interview. “I have travelled around in some …

How Sri Lanka won the malaria war

How Sri Lanka won the malaria war

On September 5 this year, Sri Lanka was declared malaria-free at the 69th Session of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Committee for South-East Asia held in Colombo. This is another milestone in Sri Lanka’s outstanding achievements in public health, also reflected in standard health …

No clear solution

No clear solution

Despite hopes raised by the meeting of the Foreign and Fisheries Ministers of India and Sri Lanka in New Delhi on November 5, the issue of Tamil Nadu fi shermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters and getting arrested or beaten up, continues. Apparently, no steps …

Calls for unity, reconciliation

Calls for unity, reconciliation

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena called on parties and scholars Friday to join in the efforts to strengthen reconciliation and support the new constitution to solve issues in the island nation. “If we cannot strengthen reconciliation among all communities it is a massive disaster,” President …

Ethnic Reconciliation Facing Jeopardy

Ethnic Reconciliation Facing Jeopardy

By R.Hariharan:                                                                       No one shall be liable to be tried …

Interviews with some of Sri Lanka’s most vulnerable war-affected persons in the north show that a meaningful post war reconciliation process to them includes action towards human development, based on a comprehensive and consistent post conflict development policy that is focused on knowledge and understanding …

Proposed new Constitution would be acceptable to Tamil aspirations

Proposed new Constitution would be acceptable to Tamil aspirations

In an interview with Tamil Guardian spokesperson for the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and MP, M. A. Sumanthiran  discussed matters of the constitution, transitional justice and the budget. On the Constitution Mr Sumanthiran was positive on the outlook of the recently released constitutional sub-committee reports, saying …

Tamil Nadu fishermento wants to attend consecration of Church

Tamil Nadu fishermento wants to attend consecration of Church

The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday petitioned Delhi to help the state’s fishermen to attend the December 7 consecration of the St. Antony’s Church at Katchatheevu. The uninhabited island in the Palk Strait had been gifted to Sri Lanka by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi during …

Sri Lankan auto-parts maker rides global demand wave

Sri Lankan auto-parts maker rides global demand wave

Across a brightly-lit factory floor in a free trade zone in Biyagama, a commercial town on the eastern fringes of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, workers in white baseball caps are hunched over long tables, methodically threading wires into matchbox-sized containers. The factory, which makes …

Construction loans a key driver of loan growth

Construction loans a key driver of loan growth

Moody’s Investors Service has maintained its stable outlook on Sri Lanka’s banking system, as moderate economic growth and reduced external volatility should keep operating conditions for the country’s banks stable. “Continued strong loan growth may put downward pressure on asset quality and liquidity conditions, but …