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Sri Lanka Nieslen retail store audit continued by PepperCube

Colombo-based PepperCube Consultants said it will conduct a nation-wide retail store audit (RSA) from March 2021 having ...

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Sri Lanka, Vietnam ICT sectors explore co-operation

Information and communications industries of Sri Lanka and Vietnam had a virtual meeting to discuss future co-operation,...

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Sri Lanka PM plans tax concessions for film industry

Sri Lanka is planning to give tax concessions to the film industry involving import duties and income tax relief, Prime ...

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Sri Lanka should start fund to bring back stranded workers: legislator

Sri Lanka should start a fund to bring back stranded foreign workers, as some are reportedly being forced into prostitut...

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Sri Lanka students seeking overseas education sees change in Covid-19

Over 21,000 students are based overseas on higher education each year,

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...

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 ...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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Sri Lanka businesses call for labor law flexibility, deferred EPF in Coronavirus curfews

Sri Lanka's businesses hit by Coronavirus curfews need flexible labor laws to prevent, deferment in Employees Provident ...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka economy after Covid-19 - biz leaders speak out - WATCH VIDEO

Sri Lanka business leaders in consumer, healthcare, construction, exports and telecoms are on a live online forum discus...

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Sri Lanka biz leaders online at Echelon Decodes: The economy after Covid on May 01 at 1000

Sri Lanka business leaders in consumer, healthcare, construction, exports and telecoms will be at an online forum discus...

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Sri Lanka private hospitals to give Coronvirus testing capacity to government

Sri Lanka's private hospitals have agreed to give their laboratory test capacity to the government to conduct Coronavir...

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Post-Covid Sri Lanka e-commerce online forum at 1130h

Sri Lanka's e-Commerce prospects after a Covid-19 crisis will be the focus of an online seminar organizers Asia Securiti...

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Sri Lanka Coronavirus health guidelines for supermarkets, restaurants

Sri Lanka's Health Ministry has issued the following guidelines for supermarkets, and restaurants and eateries when Coro...

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Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh small biz given Instagram tool to sell online

Small businesses in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan have been given a tool on Instagram, a social media platform to ...

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Dialog Axiata gives Rs200mn to expand ICUs in Sri Lanka hospitals

Sri Lanka's Dialog Axiata said it is giving 200 million rupees to expand intensive care capacity in Sri Lanka's hospital...

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Singer (Sri Lanka) downgraded by a notch over Coronavirus

Singer (Sri Lanka) Plc, a consumer durables retailer has been downgraded to 'BBB+(lka)' from 'A-(lka)' by Fitch Ratings ...

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Sri Lanka pharmacies asked not to play doctor during Coronavirus curfew

Sri Lanka's pharmacies which are allowed to be open during a nation-wide curfew imposed to combat the spread of Coronavi...

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Sri Lanka's Softlogic group cuts salaries 20-30-pct as Coronavirus hits

Sri Lanka's Softlogic has cut salaries of top executives between 20 to 30 percent, as curfews imposed to curb Coronaviru...

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Sri Lanka business leaders slash their pay 60-pct over Coronavirus

Senior executives of top business groups in Sri Lanka have taken up to 60 per cent salary cuts as Coronavirus kills sale...

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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

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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...

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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...

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