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Sri Lanka students seeking overseas education sees change in Covid-19

Over 21,000 students are based overseas on higher education each year,

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Sri Lanka manufacturing, services expands in March 2021: PMI

Sri Lanka's manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index reached a 9-month high as activities continue to recover backed by production and n...

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Sri Lanka Colombo Port City featured in on Veemansa forum

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port City will be featured on an online forum where Secretary to the President P B Jayasundera will be keynote speaker.

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Sri Lanka's Colombo Port City Special Economic Zone to have gaming

A special economic zone to be set up in the Colombo Port City reclaimed from the sea will have regulation covering gaming according to a draft law to...

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Sri Lanka Port City Economic Zone workers to earn tax free, dollar salaries

Employees working for companies within 'Colombo Port City Special Economic Zone' in land reclaimed by a China-based firm will get tax free dollar sala...

Sri Lanka's Hemas Hospital starts automated negative pressure PCR testing lab

Sri Lanka's Hemas Hospitals said it had commissioned an automated PCR testing laboratory in a negative pressure chamber which will boost the country's...

Sri Lanka should start fund to bring back stranded workers: legislator

Sri Lanka should start a fund to bring back stranded foreign workers, as some are reportedly being forced into prostitut...

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Sri Lanka to sell airtime on ex-DW relay station to Encompass Digital Media

Sri Lanka has agreed to sell airtime on a former Deutsche Welle relay station in Trincomallee in the North East of the i...

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Sri Lanka targets 25,000 women for Covid supply chain, amid constraints

Sri Lanka wants to help 25,000 women entrepreneurs get into distribution channels amid a Covid-19 pandemic State Ministe...

Mahadiya Hamza

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Most Sri Lanka workers without formal protection amid Covid-19 shock: IPS study

About 75 percent of Sri Lanka's workforce or 1.5 million employees are facing a high risk of falling in to poverty, with...

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Harin urges President to move fast on a digital future

Opposition MP Harin Fernando is saying that if Sri Lanka is to go forward as a digital country, first, there is a need f...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka to open Rs6.9bn Peliyagoda Manning vegetable market

Sri Lanka is opening a new 6.9 billion rupee vegetable wholesale market in Peliyagoda, in the periphery of the capital C...

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Ceylon Chamber of Commerce welcomes Sri Lanka's budget, calls for consultations

Sri Lanka's Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has welcomed a budget for 2021 present by Prime Minister and its tax stability an...

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Sri Lanka EDB, BOI firms, essential offices to run in new Coronavirus isolated Colombo are...

Factories linked to the Board of Investment, Export Development Board, courts, essential government and private companie...

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Sri Lanka hikes bus fares by 20-pct as Covid-19 alert limits passenger carriage

Sri Lanka has raised bus fares 20 percent as passenger carriage was limited to the number of seats as required by health...

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Sri Lanka civil defence force to help run Covid-19 hit Manning market

Sri Lanka's civil defence force cadres will help run a Coronavirus hit wholesale vegetable market in the capital Colombo...

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Keells Supermarket in Union Place closed over Covid-19 as Sri Lanka total tops 13,000

A Keells Supermarket in Union Place had been closed after two workers tested positive for Coronavirus on November 07, fo...

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Restarting economies – Bankers and Telcos must rethink strategies to help Ecommerce

The COVID-19 pandemic has facilitated lifestyle changes for most globally, and in this new normal, more and more folk ha...

Kshama Ranawana

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Sri Lanka Coroanvirus guidelines for businesses in non-curfew areas

Sri Lanka has released a series of Coronavirus protection guidelines for businesses operating in non-curfew areas.

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Government to regulate PCR testing by the private sector – Ministry of Health

Sri Lanka is to regulate Covid 19 testing being carried out by the private sector the, country’s Ministry of Health an...

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Sri Lanka female workers more productive, stressed during Covid-19 work-from-home : IFC

About 75 percent of female respondents had said they were equally or more productive during Coronavirus work-from-home a...

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Coronavirus halts postal services in Sri Lanka's Western province, Galle, Bati, Kuliyapiti...

Sri Lanka Post said it is halting letter deliveries to the Western province and post offices in Galle, Batticaloa and Ku...

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Sri Lanka's Hemas Hospital says 8 staff isolated after Coronavirus patient

Sri Lanka's Hemas Hospital said eight staff at its branch in Thalwatugoda was isolated and health rules are being follow...

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Sri Lanka firms asked to update staff records over Coronavirus crisis as new Covid-19 clus...

Sri Lanka's companies should update the employment records of staff with the current addresses and telephone numbers so ...

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Sri Lanka's BOI firms asked to test 5-pct of workforce a week, legislator questions costs

Sri Lanka's Board of Investment has asked export firms to conduct PCR tests on 5 percent of the workforce from four priv...

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Sri Lanka job seekers should be adaptable, have self-initiative in post-Covid world: CIMA ...

Young people and private sector workers who wanted to succeed in the post-Coronavirus environment should be adaptable an...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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