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IMF, World Bank Begin Push To Swap Debt Relief For Green Projects

(AFP): The idea of forgiving debt held by poor countries in exchange for “green” investments gained ground this week during the spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank, with…

The United States Blacklists Seven Chinese Supercomputing Entities

The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has added seven Chinese supercomputing entities to the Entity List for conducting activities that are contrary to the national security…

Cracking the Code of Financial Inclusion in Sri Lanka

By Savani Jayasooriya The refreshing taste of thambili, otherwise known as king coconut, is a preferred beverage for many Sri Lankans. Roadside stalls laden with thambili, like one owned by…

Huawei Y7a, Huawei FreeBuds Pro, Huawei Sound X for an all-inclusive life

Huawei, the global smartphone brand is renowned for its wide range of product line up from smartphones to laptops, tablets, smartwatches, audio devices and cutting edge technologies such as Huawei…

Sri Lanka asks Amazon to remove bikinis and doormats featuring its flag

Sri Lanka has asked retail giant Amazon to take down bikinis, briefs and doormats featuring the nation’s lion flag from its site, authorities said Sunday, two days after it protested…

Gembridge appoints top gem merchant Armil Sammoon as its ambassador to Sri Lanka

Digital coloured gemstone trading platform Gembridge appointed top gem merchant Armil Sammoon as its ambassador to Sri Lanka. Under its global ambassador network, Gembridge plans to popularise the trading platform…

Sri Lanka brings back offer of developing deep-sea port to India and Japan

Sri Lanka is once again offering a strategically located deep-sea port to India and Japan as the island seeks to balance traditional ties against China’s rising regional influence. The government…

Spotify to Expand into Sri Lanka over the next few days

Swedish audio streaming and media services provider and the world’s largest music streaming platform, Spotify announced that it would expand into Sri Lanka over the next few days, as it…

Daraz, Dialog, Samsung, Singer, and SLTMobitel Are Most Popular Brands Online in Sri Lanka

Daraz, Dialog, Samsung, Singer, and Mobitel were named among the top five visible brands by internet users in Sri Lanka, according to a survey. The Asia Pacific Institute of Digital…

Bitcoin tops $50,000 as it wins more mainstream acceptance

(Reuters) – Bitcoin rose above $50,000 on Tuesday for the first time, adding steam to a rally fuelled by signs that the world’s biggest cryptocurrency is gaining acceptance among mainstream…