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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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All buses and trains to and from Western Province suspended

All train and bus services within the Western Province, as well as connections to the rest of the country, will be suspe...

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Coronavirus halts postal services in Sri Lanka's Western province, Galle, Bati, Kuliyapitiya offices

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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Light Rail Project: Maharagama to be linked to the network

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has asked that the Urban Development Authority (UDA) include the city of Maharagama in ...

Sri Lanka turns hotels in Colombo into Coronavirus hospitals

Sri Lanka's Nawaloka Hospitals said it had teamed up with two hotels in the capital Colombo to build intermediate care c...

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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Sri Lanka’s Softlogic to hive off equity to raise funds for retail expansion

Sri Lanka’s Softlogic Holdings group plans to hive off equity to raise funds in its retail sector which was restructur...

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Sri Lanka’s Softlogic in Rs762mn Sept quarter loss

Sri Lanka’s Softlogic Holdings made a loss of 762 million rupees in the September 2019 quarter compared with profits o...

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Festive demand boosts Sri Lanka factory output, automation hits service jobs

Sri Lanka’s factory production increased in October propelled by food and beverage manufacturing to meet festive deman...

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Sri Lanka Presidential candidates charged premiums for advertising

Sri Lanka's radio, television and newspapers are charging premium rates of 150 to 300 percent of standard prices from ca...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services rebrands as Acuity Knowledge Partners

Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services said it was re-branding as Acuity Knowledge Partners (“Acuity”) following the...

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Sri Lanka's draft data protection and privacy laws should not hamper markets, innovation: IPS

Sri Lanka's draft privacy and data protection laws, while important, should not place unnecessary burdens on businesses ...

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IFC to fund training for higher female participation in Sri Lanka's retail supply chains

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a part of the World Bank Group, said it will be funding a 478,149 US dolla...

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UberEats expands Sri Lanka restaurant sales, female job opportunities

Says over three million orders delivered over the past year

Tania Madies

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Sri Lanka to recruit more tax-payer paid doctors

Sri Lanka's tax-payer funded health service is running below the optimal level of doctors required and more will be recr...

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Sri Lanka gets applications for two casino licenses

Two parties have applied to open income tax files for casinos in Sri Lanka but no licenses can be issued to them, after ...

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