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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
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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
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Sri Lanka will not increase bus fares but bus owners will be provided concessions: Minister

“We will not increase bus fares by even one rupee,” he said.

June 14, 2021 2 min read
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Sri Lanka PMI shows manufacturing, services drop in April

Covid-19 third wave hits activity except hotels

May 18, 2021 2 min read
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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 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
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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 ...

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 daraz.lk, 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
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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...

January 17, 2020 2 min read
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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...

January 16, 2020 2 min read
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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...

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
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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...

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
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