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Wednesday September 27th, 2023

Sri Lanka to optimize investments in mineral resources

These resources have the potential to yield significant value through the production of value-added goods.

September 26, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka smallholder tea growers still find fertiliser expensive 

Small holders were also offered an interest free loan to help apply fertilizer.

September 25, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka tea export revenues down 3.8-pct in August

Tea export revenues fell 3.8 percent to 119.63 million US dollars in Aug 2023 from 124.4 mn US dollars a year ago

September 25, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka rubber output to drop 15-pct in 2023 in deepening crisis

Natural rubber output may drop to 60 million kilograms in 2023, hit by a leaf disease

September 25, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka government to develop Arugam Bay tourism sector

The Arugam Bay Tourism Development Plan focuses on challenges to infrastructure development in the area

Malaysia to support Sri Lanka's bid to join RCEP

Malaysia to support Sri Lanka application to Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a key regional trade agreement

Sri Lanka, Nepal look to boost trade, tourism, and education opportunities

Potential to increase economic cooperation and enhance people to people contact through education opportunities

September 20, 2023 1 min read

Australia higher education promotion draws Sri Lanka students

An impressive number of students expressed their eagerness to select Australia as their preferred location

Apsara Rodrigo
September 20, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka business roundtable in NY to attract investment

Business meeting in New York saw participation from 40 US businesses keen on exploring investment and trade in SL

September 19, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to produce pomegranates to ‘save forex’ amid inflationism

After eight months, a tree will give a yield of 10 to 15 kilograms. A tree has a lifespan of about 35 years.

Nethmi Rajawasam
September 19, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka hopes to resume road projects after debt restructuring, IMF review

Most road projects are suspended due to lack of funding after Sri Lanka declared bankruptcy

September 18, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's higher education ministry cracks down on ragging

Higher Education Ministry to introduce new regulations and a hotline for tips against ragging in universities

Apsara Rodrigo
September 18, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to take steps to shorten school years: PM

Negotiations are underway to reduce the study period by one year.

September 18, 2023 2 min read

Researchers cast doubt on Beira Lake neutralisation project

Researchers raise concerns about the Beira Lake clean-up project

Nethmi Rajawasam
September 16, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka to open baby banana export processing factory in Hambantota

Sri Lanka plans to open a baby banana export processing factory in Hambantota to cater to international banana market

Apsara Rodrigo
September 16, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka egg production to pick up by year end: Minister

Egg and poultry prices are likely to drop by December, and there would be no further price hikes, minister says

September 15, 2023 2 min read
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Sri Lanka online businesses to register on QR code system

The government is unable to acquire any revenue from “large-scale online businesses” operating in the country

Nethmi Rajawasam
September 14, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka railway unions defy presidential decree, continue train strike despite death

“If this strike continues, more trains will have to be cancelled,” said Indipolage.

September 13, 2023 3 min read

Chinese industrialists to invest in aquaculture technology in Sri Lanka

Fujian fish export association to invest in aquaculture, to process and export seafood to Europe and North America

Nethmi Rajawasam
September 13, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka Customs confiscates 4.5 million illicit cigarettes, offers reward for whistleblowers

Reward of up to thirty percent of smuggled item's value offered

Apsara Rodrigo
September 13, 2023 1 min read

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka opens education sector with reforms aiming at investments, opportunities

Minister slams leftists, Marxists for resisting private universities

September 13, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka's UDA to transfer land with housing units to Colombo University

Cabinet approved a proposal by the UDA to transfer land with housing complex to the University of Colombo

September 12, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka cabinet spokesman blames tragic train accident on railway union

The accident had occurred near the Horape railway station in the Gampaha district.

September 12, 2023 2 min read

Government not prepared to negotiate with Railways terrorists - minister

Striking employees responsible for passenger's death, Transport minister says

September 12, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka customs confiscates mis-declared arecanut

Sri Lanka Customs confiscates arecanut valued at 27,484,868 rupees.

Apsara Rodrigo
September 12, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's GMOA criticises plans to establish three private medical colleges

"Even now, our medical faculties are run amidst great difficulty,” he said.

September 11, 2023 3 min read
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