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Sri Lanka to offer land for investors to build industrial zones

Foreign investors are again showing interest in the country as stability returns

May 28, 2023 2 min read

Damith Pallewatte to be next CEO of Sri Lanka's Hatton National Bank

He will succeed Jonathan Alles, who is retiring from August 23,2024

May 28, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka gets go ahead for water villa development: Minister

Islets off Kalpitiya approved

May 28, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka apparel factories running below capacity, 20-pct drop in orders

Sometimes they have to stop a production line, or operate below capacity

May 28, 2023 3 min read
Sri Lanka coconut auction prices down 8-pct in new year

Coconut shells were listed at 26,000 to 28,000 rupees a tonne

Sri Lanka’s 2023 tourism revenue jumps to $2.1 bln from previous year’s $1.1 bln

Sri Lanka's tourism is recovering from Easter attack, pandemic, and economic, political crisis

Sri Lanka welcomes 3,366 tourists Feb 2021, led by Kazakhstan

Sri Lanka has welcomed 3,366 tourists in February 2021 led by Kazakhstan up from 1,682 after the Indian Ocean island re-...

March 3, 2021 1 min read

Pakistan, Sri Lanka in talks for pharma JVs supported by buy-back deals

Sri Lanka has invited the Pakistani Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA) to set up joint ventures with par...

March 2, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka golf holiday homes launched by John Keells

John Keells Properties, a unit of John Keells Holdings said it has sold most of the land plots at Victoria Golf and Coun...

February 28, 2021 1 min read

China MCC in talks with Sri Lanka over US$310mn mineral sand venture

China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC) is in talks with Sri Lanka over a 310 million US dollar mineral sand project...

February 27, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka turns hotels in Colombo into Coronavirus hospitals

Sri Lanka's Nawaloka Hospitals said it had teamed up with two hotels in the capital Colombo to build intermediate care c...

February 27, 2021 2 min read

Land values Sri Lanka's Colombo district rise 4.6-pct in 2020 2H

Property in Sri Lanka's Colombo district had risen 4.6 percent in the second half of 2020 from a year earlier according ...

February 26, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lankan exporters to the EU and Germany must develop sustainable supply chains

Sri Lankan exporters and providers of services to the European Union (EU) market are being encouraged to develop sustain...

February 25, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka projects 424,500MT maize harvest in 2021 main season

Sri Lanka is projecting a record 424,508 metric tonne maize harvest in the main Maha season in 2021 amid an import ban, ...

February 23, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka Army, Lanka Hospitals run facility to house tourists with Coronavirus

Sri Lanka will house tourists confirmed with Coronavirus at a hospital resort in Koggala which is run by the Sri Lanka A...

February 18, 2021 1 min read

Campuses prepare for the increased number of students this year

Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry expects to vaccinate university students against Covid 19 virus as groups starting from 4t...

February 17, 2021 2 min read
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Sri Lanka lifts travel restriction from UK, tourists also allowed

Sri Lanka has lifted a restriction for travellers originating from the United Kingdom subject to 14 day quarantine, the ...

February 17, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka rough rice harvest to top 3.0mn tonnes in 2021 Maha

Sri Lanka is forecasting a 3.08 million tonne rough rice (paddy) harvest from the main Maha cultivation season in 2021, ...

February 17, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka manufacturing, services expand in Jan 2021:PMI

Sri Lanka's manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index remained in expansion at 60.2 percent though 1 point down from Dece...

February 16, 2021 2 min read

A centralized education system is a hindrance to reform experts say

Centralization of the administration of the country’s education system is the biggest problem in education which needs...

Imesh Ranasinghe
February 15, 2021 4 min read

Singapore Airlines group starts flying with vaccinated crew

Singapore Airlines which flies three times a week to Sri Lanka, and its affiliates Scoot and SilkAir has begun to operat...

February 12, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka, India making progress in resuming flights under 'air bubble'

Sri Lanka and India is making progress on an 'air bubble' between the two countries, Deputy High Commissioner Vinod K Ja...

February 11, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka to import more than a million cows – Agriculture Minister

Sri Lanka will launch an ambitious program to be nearly self-sufficient in liquid milk aiming to meet most of the nation...

February 10, 2021 2 min read

CWC Leaders thank Mahinda for the daily wage increase

Members of Parliament from the Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) are thanking Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa for succeedin...

February 9, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka makes progress in approving Pfizer vaccine, data awaited from China, Russia

Sri Lanka has made progress in analyzing data on a vaccine produced by Pfizer as a 'good one' based on analysis of data ...

February 9, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka welcomes 1,635 tourists in Jan 2021 led by Ukraine

Sri Lanka has welcomed 1,635 tourists in January 2021 after airports were re-opened and post-Coronavirus tourism resume...

Mahadiya Hamza
February 8, 2021 1 min read