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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 cluster climbs...

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 forum

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

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Sri Lanka makes progress in approving Pfizer vaccine, data awaited from China, Russia

Sri Lanka has made progress in analyzing data on a vaccine produced by Pfizer as a 'good one' based on analysis of data ...

Sri Lanka to manufacture 100 railway passenger coaches with private participation

Sri Lanka will manufacture 100 railway coaches locally with private sector participation to meet existing demands, the G...

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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Sri Lanka's SOS Village youth have high employability

Children who grow up and leave the care of SOS Children's Villages have high employability, with the charity giving them...

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Sri Lanka students allowed to work in new UK immigration route

UK has launched new visa for students from Sri Lanka and other territories to remain in Britain two years after graduati...

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Enterprise Sri Lanka in Jaffna draw large crowds

An exhibition to promote entrepreneurs has drawn over 300,000 visitors and there was strong interest in loans to mechani...

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Softlogic Life wins top award at Sri Lanka's Effies 2019

Softlogic Life Insurance Plc, has won the gold award for 'brand of the year' at the 2019 Effie Advertising awards in Sr...

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Sri Lanka’s Odel lobbying for lower import duties, to lure tourists

Sri Lankan retailer Odel is lobbying the government to reduce import duties and help make the island an attractive shopp...

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Sri Lanka to tighten controls on private higher education

Sri Lanka is drawing up laws to tighten controls on private higher education, the state information office said.

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Sri Lanka newspaper circulation falls for second straight year

Sri Lanka's newspaper circulation has fallen for the second straight year in 2018, with diminishing readership across al...

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Softlogic plans five more supermarkets in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Softlogic Holdings Plc is planning to expand its new Glomark supermarket chain with five more outlets...

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Sirimal Fernando heads Sri Lanka Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association

Sirimal Fernando was re-elected the President of the Sri Lanka Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Association (SLPMA) at its ...

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Onalie Dissanayaka appointed CIM head for Sri Lanka and Maldives

Onalie Dissanayaka has been appointed as the head of the Charted Institute of Marketing (CIM) in Sri Lanka and the Maldi...

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