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Wednesday September 29th, 2021
General Industry

Sri Lanka's top alcohol maker sales down 12-pct in March 2020 quarter

Distilleries Corporation of Sri Lanka, the island's top arrack producer said sales fell 12 percent to 19.07 billion rupe...

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Sri Lanka to ban FMCG sachet packs, mulls banning 'quarter' alcohol bottles: report

Sri Lanka's environment ministry will take a final decision on banning 'quarter' arrack bottles this week while a decisi...

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Sri Lanka export agency to help get US and EU approval for Covid-19 nanotech

Sri Lanka's Export Development Board said it getting ready to help get approval from US and EU medical regulators for C...

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Sri Lanka renews efforts to draw British FDI

Sri Lanka's investment promotion office said it is ramping up efforts to draw UK investors and has had talks with the Br...

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Sri Lanka manufacturing, services expand in Jan 2021:PMI

Sri Lanka's manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index remained in expansion at 60.2 percent though 1 point down from Dece...

Sri Lanka makes ceramic components for New Zealand tech company

Royal Fernwood Porcelain Limited, manufacturer of porcelain tableware said it had begun producing engineering components...

Sri Lanka manufacturing, services sector growth slows in Feb

Sri Lanka's manufacturing and services sector growth slowed down in February from January amid a shorter month and uncer...

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Sri Lanka’s Bogala Graphite gains on high value products, rupee weakness

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan graphite miner Bogala Graphite said its return to profit in 2018 was helped by more sale...

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Sri Lanka industrial activity flat in January, food output down

Manufacturing activity in Sri Lanka grew marginally by 0.1 percent in January 2019 compared to a year earlier, the Censu...

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Sri Lanka to set up drugs manufacturing zone near Hambantota port

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka is to set up a pharmaceutical manufacturing zone close to the southern in Hambantota port...

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Prima to increase investments in Sri Lanka

ECONOMYNEXT- Prima Ceylon (Pvt.) Ltd, Sri Lanka's largest flour mill, is hoping to increase its investments after 40 yea...

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Regulatory trap thwarts Sri Lanka clay tile makers from clearing silted tanks

A web of regulations and processes is blocking Sri Lanka's clay tile makers from clearing silt from tanks which can expa...

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Sri Lanka industrial activity grows in December with higher food production

Sri Lanka's industrial activity grew 1.6 percent in December 2018 compared to November with higher food production in th...

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UK’s Flexicare to make medical devices in Sri Lanka

Flexicare (Group) Limited, a United Kingdom-headquarted manufacturer and supplier of medical devices, will set up a disp...

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Sri Lanka soft drink maker sees volumes plunge 23-pct

Sri Lanka's John Keells Holdings group, which makes Elephant House branded soft drinks said sales of soft drinks plunge ...

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Sri Lanka’s Dipped Products December profits double amid capital gain

Sri Lankan glove maker Dipped Products said net profit shot up 266 percent to 766 million rupees in the December 2018 qu...

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Sri Lanka SOE sells Zircon, mineral sands

State-run Lanka Mineral Sands will sell 40,000 metric tonnes of non-magnetic heavy mineral concentrate to Alchemy Heavy ...

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Political crisis seen delaying Iluka mining investment in Sri Lanka

ECONOMYNEXT - Australian mineral sands miner Iluka Resources Ltd. has said Sri Lanka’s recent political crisis co...

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Industrial production in Sri Lanka slows amid political crisis in Nov

Industrial activity in Sri Lanka has slowed in November with lower food production and despite growth in apparel manufac...

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Eco Spindles says recycling 20-pct of PET bottles in Sri Lanka

Eco Spindles (Pvt) Ltd, a unit of Sri Lanka based BPPL Group, says it is recycling 20 percent of Sri Lanka's used plasti...

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IV fluids plant to be set up in Sri Lanka industrial park

ECONOMYNEXT – An intravenous (IV) fluids manufacturing plant is to be set up in an industrial park in central Sri...

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Sri Lanka industrial activity up 2.8-pct in October

ECONOMYNEXT- Industrial activity in Sri Lanka grew 2.8 percent from a year earlier in October 2018 with growth across mo...

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Sri Lanka industrial production down 0.7-pct in Sept

Sri Lanka's industrial production in September 2018 fell 0.7 percent from a year earlier with declines in food manufactu...

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Sri Lanka’s Haycarb Sept net profit up 56-pct

Sri Lankan coconut shell-based activated carbon maker Haycarb said net profit rose 56 percent to 203 million rupees in t...

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Sri Lanka’s Piramal Glass in Sept quarter loss as costs rise

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka’s Piramal Glass Ceylon said it made a loss of 8.5 million rupees in the September 2018 qu...

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Sri Lanka industrial production picks up 0.4-pct in August

Sri Lanka's industrial production increased 0.4 percent in August 2018 from a year earlier, driven by... the state stati...

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