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Decathlon closes Sri Lanka store after import ban

Due to the ongoing situation in the country it has become impossible for us to resupply our product ranges

September 10, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka may consider increased fuel quotas for police-registered tuktuks

“We asked them to register with the police because it will make it easier to identify them."

September 6, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Noyon Lanka develops eco-friendly plant based dye

Firm entering global market with Control Union certification

September 1, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka partners with USAID to convert petrol-run tuktuks to electricity

The move also aims to promote a greener transportation sector, a statement said.

August 17, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka plans electric bus PPPs

Pilot projects are planned in Colombo and Gampaha districts initially.

Sri Lanka seeks development agency backing for CEB reforms

"A reforms office will be opened at the Ministry of Power & Energy to see through the transformation."

Sri Lanka's CIMA to help build global skills to find post-Covid digital careers

Sri Lanka's Chartered Institute of Management Accountants said it is holding a virtual career festival to help young peo...

September 3, 2020 2 min read

Multi-family office sees growing opportunities in Sri Lanka

A strong demand is seen to service as traditional family owned businesses grow larger, seek to internationalize their op...

August 14, 2020 4 min read

Sri Lanka's Hemas Hospital designs mobile chamber to move Covid-19 patients

Sri Lanka's Hemas Hospitals said it had designed a sealed chamber to move patients suspected of having Coronavirus or ot...

July 21, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka health professionals to get quick visas to work in the UK

The United Kingdom will launch and 'Health and Care Visa' for Sri Lanka health workers and their families to get fast-tr...

July 17, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka PMI rebounds strongly in June as Coronavirus controls relaxed

Sri Lanka's manufacturing and services Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) has rebounded strongly for the second month in ...

July 16, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka eases Coronavirus austerity on wedding parties

Sri Lanka has relaxed guest limits on wedding parties allowing couples to have more lavish wedding and hotels to earn mo...

Chanka Jayasinghe
July 7, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka tech campus drives online exams in Covid-19 lockdown

Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, a fee levying tech campus said nearly 10,000 students sat for exams onlin...

July 1, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka day-care centres to run full capacity with Covid-19 contained

Sri Lanka's health authorities have given the go ahead to for day care centres to run at full capacity from July 06, und...

Chanka Jayasinghe
June 30, 2020 7 min read

Addresses of 42,000 airmailed parcels to Sri Lanka lost at sea in Coronavirus crisis: Minister

Over 42,000 parcels airmailed to Sri Lanka from China and neigbhouring countries sent by sea container as airports were ...

Chanka Jayasinghe
June 18, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka manufacturing, services rebounds sharply in May from Coronavirus plunge: PMI

Manufacturing activity has rebounded strongly in May as Sri Lanka emerged from a Coronavirus crisis with some firms swit...

June 16, 2020 2 min read
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Uber backs Sri Lanka health workers battling Coronavirus

Ride-share firm Uber has introduced a program to provide up to 8.5 million rupees of free rides with 26 cars to top key ...

June 10, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka salons in survival battle amid Coronavirus and import controls

Sri Lanka's salons are struggling to make a comeback after a two month Coronavirus closure which devastated their busine...

Tania Madies and Chanka Jayasinghe
June 5, 2020 4 min read

Lion Brewery Sri Lanka rating lifted to 'AAA(lka)' by Fitch, despite 22-pct sales hit on Covid-19

The local rating of Sri Lanka's Lion Brewery (Ceylon) Plc, has been lifted to 'AAA(lka)' after a downgrade of the sover...

June 4, 2020 5 min read

Carlton Sports Network to resume broadcasts soon - Rohan Welivita

The Carlton Sports Network Television channel (CSN), will resume operations soon, a senior executive of the company said...

May 27, 2020 3 min read

Seychelles patients who came to Sri Lanka need heart surgery, cancer treatment: embassy

A group of Seychelles citizens who flew to Sri Lanka were in urgent need of medical care including cancer treatment and ...

May 26, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Sunshine Holdings boosts stake in tea marketing firm

Sri Lanka's Sunshine Holdings has boosted its stake in a branded tea company and trimmed the group interest in oil palm ...

May 12, 2020 1 min read

Sarvodaya Development Finance staff helps daily wage earners

Staff of Sarvodaya Development Finance, a licensed finance company, has contributed a part of their pay to help daily wa...

May 11, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka barbers seeking towels, salons struggling to obey Covid-19 rules

Sri Lanka's barbers do not have enough towels and beauty salons are also struggling to revamp their places of business t...

Chanka Jayasinghe
May 10, 2020 9 min read

Sri Lanka listed companies hit by Coronavirus, some firms resume work

Sri Lanka's publicly traded companies have said Coronavirus and curfews had badly hit their cashflows and revenues but s...

May 7, 2020 11 min read

Sri Lanka retailers appeal for 50-pct rent cut as most shops closed

Sri Lanka Retailers' Association (SLRA) which represents clothing, consumer durables, footwear, fashion and jewellery as...

May 5, 2020 1 min read