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Sri Lanka teachers struggle to abide by saree 'law'

Quality of education is measured through the syllabus and skills of the educator, not on what the teacher is wearing

December 3, 2022 4 min read
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Sri Lanka State Tourism Minister claims in talks for $5 bln investment for transport hub

Foreign investors have kept away from Sri Lanka due to unprecedented economic crisis

November 28, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka transport minister says public can force tuk-tuk fare drop

"The government should step in and set a rate, but instead they are making obnoxious statements."

October 27, 2022 3 min read
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Sri Lanka mulls hi-tech circulator buses without conductor: Minister

Quality of public buses is low - except on expressways - due to regulated pricing and a rigid licensing system.

October 27, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka tuk-tuk drivers refuse to drop fares, demand 30-litre weekly quota

"For a week, we need 30 liters if we run an average of 100 kilometres a day."

Sri Lanka president approves proposal to increase tuktuk petrol quota to 10 litres

The first phase will commence in the Western province, the PMD said.

Sri Lanka to probe alcohol producers running their own retail outlets

Commissioner General of Excise for a report about alcohol producers running their own retail outlets

October 21, 2022 1 min read

Private bus owners in Sri Lanka threatens nationwide strike on Oct 25, demand moratorium

"We urge the government and the leasing companies to grant us a moratorium until next March."

Neshella Perera
October 20, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka tuk-tuk drivers refuse to reduce fares despite drop in petrol price

"We have obligations to meet for our families and five litres is not doing us any good. It’s simply not enough"

Neshella Perera
October 3, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's China-backed Port City to issue dollarized business licenses

Colombo Port City to be protected from the central bank's policy rate and depreciation

September 29, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka private bus service in turmoil, must be permitted to refuel anywhere: PBOA

“The allocation of fuel to the transport industry is not an efficient or fair allocation,” he said.

Neshella Perera
September 19, 2022 2 min read
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Decathlon closes Sri Lanka store after import ban

Due to the ongoing situation in the country it has become impossible for us to resupply our product ranges

September 10, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka may consider increased fuel quotas for police-registered tuktuks

“We asked them to register with the police because it will make it easier to identify them."

Dulya de Silva
September 6, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Noyon Lanka develops eco-friendly plant based dye

Firm entering global market with Control Union certification

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 1, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka partners with USAID to convert petrol-run tuktuks to electricity

The move also aims to promote a greener transportation sector, a statement said.

Mahadiya Hamza
August 17, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to launch new weekend long-distance train and bus service

Two test runs have been completed, he said.

Mahadiya Hamza
August 17, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka private bus owners expect to operate at 90 pct as schools reopen

"We plan to commence bus services 100 percent islandwide. If not 100 percent, at least 90 percent should be doable."

August 15, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's energy ministry looking to allocate more fuel quotas for buses, taxis

"The ministry will look at the possibility of allocating additional quotas for those requirements on a separate QR code"

August 8, 2022 1 min read

Private buses on strike in Sri Lanka over fuel issue, fare revision

Miranda said long distance buses will be given around 125-150 litres of diesel at a time.

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 5, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka reduces bus fares by over 11 percent; minimum fare down to 34 rupees

The minister of transport has approved the price revision with the recommendation of the NTC.

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 4, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka expansion eyed by Acuity Knowledge Partners amid soft-peg collapse

Employee benefit raised as the rupee falls and inflation goes up

July 27, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to raise bus fares by 22 percent from midnight June 30

"In the annual price revision, 12 factors including the fuel prices will be taken into consideration."

Chanka Jayasinghe
June 30, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's private buses en route to grinding halt as fuel crisis deepens

“Even today fewer than 10 per cent of buses are running. Drivers are on strike because they have no fuel."

Dulya de Silva
June 27, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka private bus services hit by fuel hoarding, tyre price hike

Private buses now spend a longer time at bus stops waiting for passengers in an attempt to cover costs.

Dulya de Silva
June 23, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to introduce new trains including luxury services to manage costs: minister

The minister said that the new train will be a welcome addition for office workers.

Dulya de Silva
June 13, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka minister proposes train ticket price policy at half the bus fare

“There’s a loss of 300,000 rupees for just one trip,” he said.

June 8, 2022 2 min read
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