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Sri Lanka China-backed port's plug-and-play factories almost ready

Operations are expected to begin by June 2023.

December 22, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka trains more teachers for IT subjects

There are approximately 20,000 IT job openings in the public and private sectors

December 21, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to improve upcountry plantation workers' lives amid Indian push 

Indians came as cheap labours under British Colonial rulers

December 20, 2022 2 min read

Saudi Arabia's Ajlan to join China's CHEC to invest in Sri Lanka Port City

To jointly invest in several pilot projects

December 20, 2022 1 min read
Sri Lanka to roll-out tourism campaign pushing repeat visits

About 30-pct of visitors from India and Europe make repeat visits

Indian Ocean Rim Association to meet in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka to host 23rd Ministerial Council meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association.

Sri Lanka high grown teas see pick up

Sri Lanka's High Grown teas, the cheapest teas in the island, saw a slight pick up in the first sale in August amid fair...

August 17, 2020 3 min read

Opinion: Leading For a New Safe and Prosperous Normal

The threat of Covid-19 still haunts us even though Sri Lanka is one of the few countries in the world, keeping it at bay...

Nipuna Kumbalathara
August 16, 2020 10 min read

Sri Lanka cigarette sales recovering fast from 38-pct plunge in Coronavirus lockdown

Ceylon Tobbacco Plc, a unit British American Tobacco that that has a monopoly in cigarette production said volumes fell ...

August 16, 2020 2 min read

University heads asked to crackdown on ragging as campuses open on Monday

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has instructed all heads of Universities, to forward all complaints of ragging an...

August 15, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka offering tax breaks for investments in the agricultural sector - Minister

Sri Lanka is offering tax incentives for local investors who want to put their money into developing agricultural projec...

August 14, 2020 1 min read

Multi-family office sees growing opportunities in Sri Lanka

A strong demand is seen to service as traditional family owned businesses grow larger, seek to internationalize their op...

August 14, 2020 4 min read

Sri Lanka drug manufacturers welcome pharma state ministry

Sri Lanka's pharmaceuticals manufacturers have welcomed the appointment of a minister for the sector, saying they now ac...

August 13, 2020 2 min read

Rights activist and academic Dr Harini Amarasuriya is the NPP National List nominee

Dr Harini Amarasuriya will be appointed as a National List Member of Parliament by the National People’s Power allianc...

August 12, 2020 2 min read
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Sri Lanka apparel industry congratulates government; says facing worst time in 40 years

Sri Lanka's Joint Apparel Association forum has congratulated President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Ra...

August 12, 2020 3 min read

Chinese Embassy tweets explanation to the Google map image 'CHINA SW' in Hambantota

The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka has replied to reports about the google map image that had emerged in social media show...

August 11, 2020 1 min read
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Sri Lanka gets Safe Travels Stamp from international tourism body

Sri Lanka has been endorsed as a destination following approved hygiene and safety protocols by World Travel & Tourism C...

August 11, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Teejay expects supply chain shake-up, lower cotton prices to help

Sri Lanka's Teejay Lanka Plc, a weft-knit fabric maker for foundation garments which shifted to mask cloth during a Coro...

August 11, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka-Myanmar explore the establishment of direct air connectivity

Sri Lanka is in talks with Myanmar Airways International (MAI), a private carrier based in Myanmar to establish direct a...

August 10, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka tea prices pick up

Sri Lanka tea prices picked up in the final sale for July amid improved demand for Ex-Estate, while Low Grown teas saw g...

August 10, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka coconut auction price up 6.6-pct

Sri Lanka’s average coconut prices grew 6.68 percent to 54,505 rupees for a 1000 nuts at an auction at the last auctio...

August 4, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka SEC urges real estate securities with rules in place

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka said rules are now in place for the issue of Real Estate Investment ...

August 2, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka expects 42,000MT maize crop in Yala season

Sri Lanka is expected to produce 42,000 metric tonnes of maize in the current Yala minor cultivation season up from 25,2...

July 31, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Vallibel Properties to build 16-storey office tower

Sri Lanka's Vallibel group will construct an 16-story office building in Colombo 03, at a cost of 8.1 million US dollars...

July 29, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka tea buyers led by Iraq, Turkey, Russia in 2020 first half

Sri Lanka produced 129.04 million tonnes of tea in the first half of 2020 down 18.76 percent from a year earlier, and ex...

July 29, 2020 2 min read

Fuelled by passion and innovation

Sri Lanka’s lockdown came swiftly, as a necessary measure to flatten the curve of COVID19. This put enormous pressure ...

July 28, 2020 7 min read