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Sri Lanka firms with global links learn to compete better and raise standards

Customers, partners and competition

July 24, 2021 4 min read

Sri Lanka manufacturing, service start to recover in June 2021

Third wave led to a dip in May

July 16, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka railway department adds more trains as govt relaxes COVID-19 restrictions

Trips will continue to be increased in the future upon further discussion, an official said.

July 12, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka retailers seek loan restructure, rent and utility relief on Covid-19 hit

SLRA said many members are struggling to stay afloat

June 21, 2021 2 min read
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.

Sri Lanka's private buses on 24-hour strike in support of May 06 hartal

Wijeratne said bus service operators may have to halt their services even after the hartal.

Sri Lanka’s UberEats partners Cargills and other business to distribute goods

UberEats Sri Lanka, a food delivery firm said it had partnered with a top retail chain and other businesses to deliver f...

Tania Madies
March 31, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka PM asks Covid-19 food delivery blocks to be cleared amid permit raj

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has asked police to remove impediments for food transport amid a Covid-19 c...

March 28, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka's PickMe Food pilots grocery delivery in Colombo with Sathosa

Sri Lanka's PickMe Food has partnered with the state-owned supermarket Sathosa to test deliver grocery packs from Wedne...

March 26, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Prima Ceylon gives 222MT of wheat, poultry for Coronavirus quarantine drive

Sri Lanka's Prima Ceylon, a unit of Singpapore based Prima group has donated over 220 ttonnes of wheat flour, chicken, s...

March 24, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka supermarkets limit basket size, customers respond in Coronavirus fight

Sri Lanka largest supermarket chains have outlined measures maintain social distance to fight a Coronavirus outbreak and...

Mahadiya Hamza
March 23, 2020 2 min read

As Coronavirus curfew lifts Sri Lanka retailers to restrict entry, limit panic buying

Sri Lankan supermarket chains will limit the number of customers entering stores in a move to control the spread of Coro...

Mahadiya Hamza
March 22, 2020 3 min read

Colombo Fashion Week in eco-friendly drive, riding Sri Lanka's status as production hub

Sri Lanka has an opportunity to combine both design and manufacture of apparel to serve customers with eco-friendly prod...

Mahadiya Hamza
March 9, 2020 3 min read

UberEats in drive to give wheels to Sri Lanka women partners, boost safety

UberEats in Sri Lanka is working on arranging credit facilities for women drivers in their platform to get their own veh...

Tania Madies
March 7, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka social media blackouts, protectionism hurt young female entrepreneurs: IPS

Social media blackouts and protectionism hurt women-led micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) which rely on ...

March 5, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka auto garages lobby regulations for domestic protection

Sri Lanka's automobile repair service (garages) are pushing for state controls to stop agents of major brands from quick...

Chanka Jayasinghe
March 1, 2020 5 min read
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Sri Lanka receives Ford Foundation grant to boost startup ecosystem

The Ford Foundation will provide a 300,000 US dollar grant in a deal with the Lankan Angel Network (LAN) to boost Sri La...

February 25, 2020 2 min read

Paypal gap holds back Sri Lanka's online fashion aspirations

Sri Lanka's apparel firms that have built brands and would like to sell online are constrained by the lack of Paypal or ...

Mahadiya Hamza
February 17, 2020 3 min read

Coronavirus dampens Sri Lanka manufacturing and service activity in Jan

Sri Lanka's industrial and service sectors fell in January from December on the coronavirus outbreak in China, the centr...

February 17, 2020 2 min read

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
February 17, 2020 3 min read

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 ...

February 12, 2020 2 min read

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...

February 7, 2020 1 min read

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...

January 20, 2020 3 min read

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, enabling S...

January 19, 2020 1 min read

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...

January 19, 2020 2 min read

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...

January 17, 2020 2 min read