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Sri Lanka to end emission testing duopoly

State organizations like the Sri Lanka Transport Board can also do emission testing

May 9, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka state bus system looks to e-ticketing to combat revenue leaks

"The take home amount is 10 million rupees daily, or 100 lakhs, which together becomes 3 billion a year.

April 3, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka to transfer expressways, some domestic debt to separate SOE

RDA expressways, land and related local debt to go the SOE

March 26, 2024 1 min read

India pledges 61.5 million dollar grant for Jaffna KKS port Sri Lanka says

A new breakwater will be constructed, and the port will be dredged up to a depth of 30 metres for deep-draft vessels.

March 19, 2024 2 min read
Sri Lanka railway station gets digital time schedule

Thousands of commuters gather daily at the central Colombo Fort Railway Station.

Sri Lanka state bus service makes Rs1.098bn in 2023: Minister

SLTB has made a profit of 1.098 billion rupees in 2023, ahead of digitalisation

Sri Lanka's Motor Traffic Dept in final phase of digitalization: Min

DMT registers doubling of profit in 2023 despite vehicle import ban

February 29, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka's deaf drivers can get light vehicle driving licenses

Hearing impaired drivers will be allowed to obtain light vehicle driving licenses in pilot project

February 6, 2024 1 min read

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

January 17, 2024 1 min read
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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'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

China Civil Engineering Construction to build Sri Lanka Railways factory in Ratmalana

The project is a part of the Railway Efficiency Improvement Project implemented with Asian Development Bank funds.

Nethmi Rajawasam
December 13, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka minimum room rates were a temporary help to hotels: Minister

President had made a clear remark that market forces to keep running

December 7, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to commence rural road repairs using ADB funds first week of Dec

“There were roads that were in a state of disrepair,” Minister Gunawardana said. “So this is for urgent work.”

November 30, 2023 2 min read

E-ticketing system will minimise SLTB losses: Sri Lanka minister

Steps are underway to digitalize functions of the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB)

November 30, 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
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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 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

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
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