Sri Lanka’s Dialog trials 5G, a first in South Asia

Sri Lanka’s Dialog trials 5G, a first in South Asia

Colombo, Aug 23 - Dialog Axiata, on Tuesday, demonstrated 5G (Generation) Technology for the first time in South Asia, paving the way for next generation wireless connectivity with speeds in excess of 35 Gbps (Gigabits Per Second). The ground-breaking 5G technology capability trial was carried out by Dialog Axiata with technology partners Ericsson and Huawei at the Dialog Iconic in Colombo....

Bangladesh trade with India grows slowly, trade gap widens rapidly

Bangladesh trade with India grows slowly, trade gap widens rapidly

By Azzam Khan/South Asian Monitor Trade connectivity and inclusive development, the key words emerging over the last decade, are tangible challenges for Bangladesh. Pragmatic measures and political consensus are imperative to meet these challenges. Also essential for trade, connectivity and inclusive development are cordial and sincere relations. These views were expressed by speakers at a seminar on ‘Bangladesh in Regional Trade...

Sri Lanka “a most valued partner” in India’s ‘Neighborhood First policy’ affirms Envoy

Sri Lanka “a most valued partner” in India’s ‘Neighborhood First policy’ affirms Envoy

Colombo, August 119 (newsin.asia): The Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, has said that Sri Lanka is “one of the most valued partners” in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Neighborhood First” policy. “The verse from Panchatantra, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (the whole world is a family), engraved at the entrance of the Indian Parliament, encapsulates all that India stands for,...

India’s “Act East” policy rests on forging closer links with ASEAN

India’s “Act East” policy rests on forging closer links with ASEAN

Given its seemingly intractable problems with neighbors Pakistan and China, India has been reaching out to friendlier countries beyond the region, both to its West and the East. writes P.K.Balachandran in DailyFT. In the East, its key partners are Japan and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), comprising Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam....

Sri Lanka may soon promote Ceylon Tea at London’s luxurious Harrods store

Sri Lanka may soon promote Ceylon Tea at London’s luxurious Harrods store

Colombo, Aug 13 - Sri Lanka is considering a proposal from Harrods, the luxury department store in London, for an in-store promotion of Ceylon tea as the island looks to break into the luxury market, Jeevani Siriwardene, director-general of Sri Lanka's Export Development Board (EDB) said here recently. Speaking at the Colombo International Tea Convention to mark 150 years of Ceylon tea, Siriwardena,...

Long way to go for gender equality in Sri Lanka despite early start

Long way to go for gender equality in Sri Lanka despite early start

Sri Lanka has led the way to female liberation or gender equality in Asia in important ways, and has had an early start in comparison with other South Asian countries. Yet, gender equality remains a distant dream for the majority of its women, writes P.K.Balachandran in DailyFT. With economic development, spread of higher education, and a rise in awareness through...

Bank of China to open its first Sri Lankan branch in Port City

Bank of China to open its first Sri Lankan branch in Port City

By Jamila Husain Colombo, Aug 10 (newsin.asia) - Bank of China, one of the biggest state owned commercial banks in China will open its first branch in Colombo this year in the presently constructed 1.4 billion dollar Port City, China's Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Yi Xianliang said. The Bank would bring in an initial capital of 80 million dollars which...

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