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Sri Lanka links up with Korea for rural development

The MoU will be signed between Ministry of Public Administration, Department of External Resources and the foundation

March 28, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka likely to see further beef price hike over lump disease in North

The disease is also slightly spreading to other provinces in Sri Lanka

March 16, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka power regulator chief sues colleagues, state-run CEB against tariff hike

The CEB move has mainly burdened lower unit consuming users, the official CEB data showed.

March 10, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka health technicians on sick note campaign

"We expect more than 100,000 workers to join with us."

March 7, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka to expand cancer hospital after funds improve

There is a delay in some projects due to foreign exchange shortages, he said.

Sri Lanka plans electric bus PPPs

Pilot projects are planned in Colombo and Gampaha districts initially.

Sri Lanka seeks development agency backing for CEB reforms

"A reforms office will be opened at the Ministry of Power & Energy to see through the transformation."

February 24, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Dialog Axiata AAA (lka) rating confirmed

Firm plans to boost international business, cut forex debt

February 22, 2023 7 min read

Sri Lanka PUCSL chief says will go to court against tariff hike

"However I know one thing, and that is the CEB is unable to manage whatever the income they get."

February 16, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka ETF law to be changed for private worker health insurance

ETF fund needs to be amended

February 9, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka Railways to seek PPPs to boost revenue streams

"And we cannot expect and do not hope for money from the government."

February 6, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka Transport Board expansion will reduce passengers, says private bus grouping

SLTB plans to include 500 more buses from through an India credit line in 2023 and so far 125 buses have been added.

February 6, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to spend Rs10bn to give free rice to families

The government will buy 61,600 metric tonnes of paddy to produce 40,000 MT of rice.

January 17, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka Railways plans to recruit 8,000 workers

The multi-task force was allocated 9.8 billion rupees in the 2023 budget.

January 15, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's state-run LP gas firm reduces prices on easing global price

Sri Lanka saw long queues for cooking gas last year

January 5, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka scraps 'semi-luxury' buses on Colombo-Kataragama run

"From today onwards there will be no such buses in the Kataragama – Colombo route via Galle road."

January 5, 2023 1 min read
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Sri Lanka power regulator on collision course with cabinet

Their target is to earn 100 billion rupees from all citizens that uses less than 120 units in 2023

January 2, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka needs higher tariffs for water PPPs: ADB official

PPP might be hesitating because they do not see a proper ROI for their investments due to low tariff.

December 16, 2022 3 min read

IFC sees Sri Lanka PPP investments if reforms are made

Land is another area where which is critical

Chanka Jayasinghe
December 12, 2022 2 min read

Despite losses, Sri Lanka to resume "park & ride" transport after complaints  

Minister Gunawaredena had asked the CTB chief to resign after failing to provide public service

Neshella Perera
December 7, 2022 2 min read

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

Neshella Perera
December 3, 2022 4 min read

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

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."

Chanka Jayasinghe and Neshella Perera
October 27, 2022 3 min read

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

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."

Neshella Perera
October 25, 2022 2 min read

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.

Mahadiya Hamza
October 24, 2022 1 min read
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