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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...

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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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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...

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 ...

Sri Lanka's PickMe started surge pricing to bridge supply gap: official

Sri Lanka's PickMe, a ride-hailing company had introduced surge pricing to bridge a supply gap during peak times, an off...

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka's Cargills profits boom on demand recovery

Cargills (Ceylon) Plc, which operates Sri Lanka's largest supermarket chain, said profits for the December quarter grew ...

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Elpitiya Plantations in talks with Sim Leisure for Sri Lanka theme park

Elpitiya Plantations, a unit of Sri Lanka's Aitken Spence group, said it is talks with Sim Leisure Group Ltd for a possi...

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Manufacturing growth slows, services accelerate to 24-month high in Dec

Sri Lanka’s manufacturing sector growth slowed in December from a month earlier, while services accelerated to a 24-mo...

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Samurdhi partners with Daraz to boost low-income Sri Lanka entreprenuers

Sri Lanka’s Samurdhi Department signed a memorandum of understanding with the e-commerce platform daraz.lk, enabling S...

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Sri Lanka to probe ragging suicides as thousands drop out of university

Sri Lanka as appointed a committee to probe over 2,000 victims of ragging, a type of extreme physical, mental and sexual...

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Inland Revenue Department in Sri Lanka flashes red light as firms charge wrong VAT

Sri Lanka's Inland Revenue Department officials said they have found businesses which have been charging Value Added Tax...

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Sri Lanka to control foreign university placement offices after student deaths

Sri Lanka will introduce a regulatory framework for agencies that place students in foreign universities after three un...

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Sri Lanka's transport regulator to expand into restaurants

Sri Lanka's National Transport Commission, which issues route licenses to buses, will set up and regulate network of roa...

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Sri Lanka universities to be given more freedom to change syllabi

Sri Lanka's universities should be given the freedom to change their curriculum to the needs of the country, as some of ...

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Sri Lanka mandates fat, salt, sugar labels in foods

Sri Lanka will mandate the labeling of salt and fat and in foods after a similar rules were imposed on sugar content in ...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka to build 300 university colleges for higher education: Minister

Sri Lanka will set up 300 university colleges where students who cannot enter state universities can join and earn a hig...

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IFC and Ceylon Biscuits Limited to back women retailers in Sri Lanka

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), said it has inked a partnership with Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL) Group to...

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Sri Lanka monthly manufacturing growth slows, services accelerate in Nov

Sri Lanka's manufacturing growth slowed in November on the apparel industry, while services growth accelerated during th...

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Sri Lanka's John Keells Holdings postpones Crescat refurbishment on Dec sales

Sri Lanka's John Keells Holdings (JKH) has decided to postpone the decision to refurbish the Crescat shopping mall due t...

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Sri Lanka to bar foreigners from free state healthcare

Sri Lanka will ban foreign nationals in the country from getting free healthcare from the state hospitals, under a new g...

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Sri Lanka's Harpo's to bake pizza across South Asia

Harpo's, the homegrown Sri Lankan pizza and pasta chain, will be expanding into South Asia with a franchise, founder and...

Tania Madies

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Sri Lanka's Caroline Jurie crowned Mrs World at pageant in US

Caroline Jurie from Sri Lanka has been crowned Mrs World at a pageant held in Las Vegas USA on December 06, more than t...

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Sri Lanka's Hatch to launch US$3-5mn fund for startups to find early clients

Hatch, a Sri Lankan co-working space, will launch a 3-5 million US dollar fund named MESH to help startups find their ea...

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Qualified people to head Sri Lanka SOEs, president says

Only qualified and experienced people will be appointed to head Sri Lanka's statutory bodies and State-Owned Enterprises...

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