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Sri Lanka's tuk tuk drivers to be registered, issued QR code

A database containing details of tuk tuk (three-wheeler) drivers will be introduced and drivers will be issued a QR code

January 17, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s DMT to end backlog in issuing 865,000 licenses for temporary holders by Oct 2024

Sri Lanka suspended printing laminated driving licenses after severe dollar shortages amid economic crisis

January 17, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to have pricing formula for water: Minister

Water price formula will be prepared by National Water Supply Board and the Asian Development Bank

January 15, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka's state bus services to go QR in two months to save billions in losses

"You know the problems that crop up when you try to do something new with the SLTB," he said.

January 11, 2024 2 min read
Sri Lanka Trade Minister opts for drastic CAA restructuring

CAA's price fixing strategy has failed to benefit consumers

Sri Lanka to issue on arrival driving license for foreigners from April: State Minister

Sri Lanka has been charging 30,000 rupees from foreigners for driving license under one-day service

Deloitte South Asia CEO to visit Sri Lanka this month

Deloitte now has nearly 1,000 professionals and 28 Partners in Sri Lanka and Maldives

November 15, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to reconstruct pedestrian bridges across Marine Drive

We estimate the cost of the reconstruction at 96 million

Apsara Rodrigo
November 7, 2023 1 min read

SriLanka government to disburse August Aswesuma payments this week after July drag

The new program replaced the politically-motivated Samurdhi scheme

October 30, 2023 3 min read

Deloitte in Sri Lanka and Maldives appoint new leadership team

The appointments come at a time when Deloitte is investing and expanding its presence in the South Asia region

October 29, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka to develop Palali airport: Minister

Palali international airport will be expanded with bigger passenger terminal and duty-free shopping mall

October 23, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka firms exit PwC to join Deloitte

The firms intend to join the Deloitte network, with effect from 28 October 2023

October 10, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka domestic air travel a must for tourism: minister

If Sri Lanka is to attract high-end tourism, domestic air transportation has to be developed, tourism minister says.

October 4, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka railway reservation squatters committing offence: Minister

Squatters along the Kelani Valley railway reservation from Siwali Pura to Kirulapona were re-housed under an ADB fund.

Nethmi Rajawasam
October 3, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to promote electric vehicles among ministry officials

Exhibition of electric vehicles produced by local designers, to promote electric vehicle use among ministry officials

October 3, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to implement new vehicle revenue licence issuing system

A new system of issuing vehicle licences called eRL 2.0 is to be implemented in 8 provinces

Nethmi Rajawasam
September 30, 2023 1 min read
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ADB-funded Sri Lanka railways squatter relocation project 45 pct complete

Project to relocate squatters living on Sri Lanka Railways lands along Kelanivalley line, and improve railway efficiency

Nethmi Rajawasam
September 27, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka hopes to resume road projects after debt restructuring, IMF review

Most road projects are suspended due to lack of funding after Sri Lanka declared bankruptcy

September 18, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka railway unions defy presidential decree, continue train strike despite death

“If this strike continues, more trains will have to be cancelled,” said Indipolage.

September 13, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka cabinet spokesman blames tragic train accident on railway union

The accident had occurred near the Horape railway station in the Gampaha district.

September 12, 2023 2 min read

Government not prepared to negotiate with Railways terrorists - minister

Striking employees responsible for passenger's death, Transport minister says

September 12, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka Railways land can be leased to develop Eastern Province: Minister

“The government is prepared to lease these lands in a transparent manner for projects by charging an appropriate rent....

Nethmi Rajawasam
September 1, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka bus fares to remain unchanged

"According to the calculation there should be an increase of 6.42 percent in bus fares."

June 30, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka passport application online, fingerprints at 51 regional offices

The passports will be delivered to the applicant’s addresses upon completion within three days.

Neshella Perera
June 15, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka consumer goods face challenges, driven by essentials: retailer

Falling prices

May 22, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka state agency to develop Singapore designed Western province plan

Officials also discussed the release of land and land acquisition for the implementation of development works.

May 15, 2023 2 min read