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Sri Lanka manufacturing, services expands in March 2021: PMI

Sri Lanka's manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index reached a 9-month high as activities continue to recover backed by p...

April 16, 2021 2 min read

80 percent of Colombo's private bus drivers are on drugs; test on the cards: state minister

Some 80 percent of private bus drivers that operate in Colombo and its suburbs drive under the influence of narcotics, S...

April 13, 2021 1 min read

More buses, trains deployed for Sri Lankans visiting hometowns for New Year

The Ministry of Transport has deployed more buses and trains for Sri Lankans visiting their hometowns for the upcoming S...

April 9, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka Colombo Port City featured in on Veemansa forum

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port City will be featured on an online forum where Secretary to the President P B Jayasundera will ...

April 6, 2021 1 min read
Sri Lanka railway strike results in Rs 25 million loss due to free rides; TUs warns of more strikes

“We will wait until changes are made, but if things don't turn around we will have to take union action again.”

Sri Lanka opens Japan-funded 'Golden Gate Kalyani' bridge

The total cost for the project is 55,000 million rupees, according to the president’s media division (PMD).

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

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
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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...

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

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...

January 16, 2020 2 min read

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...

January 7, 2020 2 min read

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 ...

January 5, 2020 2 min read

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
January 4, 2020 2 min read

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...

December 31, 2019 2 min read

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...

December 17, 2019 2 min read

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...

December 17, 2019 2 min read

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...

December 17, 2019 2 min read