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Sri Lanka must rebuild agriculture sector immediately to prevent food shortages: PM

"We have to work hard from this point onwards to ensure the next harvest is a success."

June 7, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to write off small-time farmers' debt 100 percent

“We know that farming families who cultivate paddy on small lands are in a very precarious position."

June 7, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka expects 65,000MT of urea given by India after a month: Minister

May be able to use in the current season

June 7, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka plans to import 800,000MT of rice, no immediate shortage: Minister

Crop shortfalls due to fertilizer and fuel shortages

June 7, 2022 3 min read
Sri Lanka tourism sector sees strong prospects from India in 2023

Russian tourists have topped arrivals in the winter season but Indian tourists were on top in the full year 2022

Sri Lanka white water rafting stranded by Broadlands dam

Rafting operator's jobs threatened

Sri Lanka vehicle registrations pick-up in Jan 2020

Sri Lanka's new automobile registrations picked up to 34,475 in January 2020, up from an unusually low 25,291 a month ea...

February 18, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka exporters buckle-up for Coronavirus hit on China supply chain

Export industries in Sri Lanka which depend on inputs from China are looking for alternative source markets as a Coronav...

Mahadiya Hamza
February 18, 2020 4 min read

Sri Lanka's Watawala Plantations profits down in Dec on flat revenue

Watawala Plantations Plc, Sri Lanka's largest palm oil producer, said the firm's net profits fell 17 percent to 174 mill...

February 17, 2020 3 min read

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
February 17, 2020 3 min read

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...

February 17, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka's PickMe started surge pricing to bridge supply gap: official

Sri Lanka's PickMe, a ride-hailing company had introduced surge pricing to bridge a supply gap during peak times, an off...

Mahadiya Hamza
February 17, 2020 3 min read

The King Goes Hybrid — Range Rover P400E Autobiography

When the covers came off the very first Range Rover in June of 1970, the whole world sat up and took notice, because the...

Sajiv Weerakoon
February 15, 2020 7 min read

Sri Lanka's Lion Brewery profits fall in Dec

Lion Brewery Plc, Sri Lanka's largest beer manufacturer, said net profits for the December quarter fell 50 percent to 55...

February 13, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka looking into taxpayer top up for mandated estate wage hike: Minister

Sri Lanka's taxpayer support may be extended to supplement a state mandated wage hike to workers of plantations plantati...

February 13, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka apparel exporters eye regional supply chain management

Sri Lanka's apparel industry has the capacity to expand into offshore supply chain management for their customers and bu...

Mahadiya Hamza
February 13, 2020 2 min read
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Sri Lanka's free tourist visa scheme extended till April

The free visa scheme for tourists arriving in Sri Lanka which had begun last August will be extended to April 2020, the ...

February 13, 2020 1 min read

Apparel slowdown dampens Sri Lankan industrial activity in Dec

Sri Lanka's industrial activitiy slowed in December from a month earlier, with a fall in apparel manufacturing, the stat...

February 12, 2020 2 min read

Govt to woo high-end tourists to hit USD 10 bn revenue target by 2025

Government Media Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said that the government intends to develop the tourism industry to earn...

Imesh Ranasinghe
February 12, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Cargills profits boom on demand recovery

Cargills (Ceylon) Plc, which operates Sri Lanka's largest supermarket chain, said profits for the December quarter grew ...

February 12, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka firms could cut chemical usage by 40-pct: UNIDO

Sri Lankan firms could cut chemical usage and costs by 40 percent and save on water and energy use if they follow best ...

February 12, 2020 2 min read

Coronavirus stalls construction projects in Sri Lanka

Construction work on a number of major projects in Sri Lanka have stalled because of the novel coronavirus effect, an in...

Chanka Jayasinghe
February 11, 2020 2 min read

Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka profits up in Dec on lower input costs

Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka Plc (DCSL) posted 1.47 billion rupees in net profits for the December quarter, rising ...

February 11, 2020 2 min read

University courses must serve the job market - President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wants sweeping reforms in the University curricula gearing them to serve the job market to ...

February 11, 2020 2 min read

Aitken Spence Hotels returns to profits in Dec

Sri Lanka's Aitken Spence Hotel Holdings Plc posted 58 million rupees in profits for the December quarter, down 82.8 per...

February 10, 2020 1 min read

‘Hathe Ape Potha' was product of much effort and research, says author

The Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development yesterday met in parliament to discuss the...

Nisali De Silva
February 10, 2020 2 min read