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Sri Lanka to sell airtime on ex-DW relay station to Encompass Digital Media

Sri Lanka has agreed to sell airtime on a former Deutsche Welle relay station in Trincomallee in the North East of the i...

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Sri Lanka targets 25,000 women for Covid supply chain, amid constraints

Sri Lanka wants to help 25,000 women entrepreneurs get into distribution channels amid a Covid-19 pandemic State Ministe...

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Most Sri Lanka workers without formal protection amid Covid-19 shock: IPS study

About 75 percent of Sri Lanka's workforce or 1.5 million employees are facing a high risk of falling in to poverty, with...

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Harin urges President to move fast on a digital future

Opposition MP Harin Fernando is saying that if Sri Lanka is to go forward as a digital country, first, there is a need f...

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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...

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...

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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Sri Lanka's Prima Ceylon gives 222MT of wheat, poultry for Coronavirus quarantine drive

Sri Lanka's Prima Ceylon, a unit of Singpapore based Prima group has donated over 220 ttonnes of wheat flour, chicken, s...

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Sri Lanka supermarkets limit basket size, customers respond in Coronavirus fight

Sri Lanka largest supermarket chains have outlined measures maintain social distance to fight a Coronavirus outbreak and...

Mahadiya Hamza

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As Coronavirus curfew lifts Sri Lanka retailers to restrict entry, limit panic buying

Sri Lankan supermarket chains will limit the number of customers entering stores in a move to control the spread of Coro...

Mahadiya Hamza

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Colombo Fashion Week in eco-friendly drive, riding Sri Lanka's status as production hub

Sri Lanka has an opportunity to combine both design and manufacture of apparel to serve customers with eco-friendly prod...

Mahadiya Hamza

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UberEats in drive to give wheels to Sri Lanka women partners, boost safety

UberEats in Sri Lanka is working on arranging credit facilities for women drivers in their platform to get their own veh...

Tania Madies

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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 ...

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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

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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...

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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

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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...

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