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Sri Lanka may halt rice imports to maintain farmgate paddy prices: Minister

We decided to progressively reduce it and halt imports

September 15, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka president calls for food security plan amid UN hunger warnings

"Sri Lanka needs to work collectively to solve the food issue in the face of the global food crisis."

September 14, 2022 3 min read

UN Food Programme, FOA warn of a Sri Lanka food 'shortage'

The organisations expect the situation to worsen mainly during October 2022 to February 2023.

September 14, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to get maize seeds with Japan support

JICA to provide 200MT of seed

September 14, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka paddy farmers gets modern techniques in EU-FAO project

The eligible paddy farmers cultivating up to 0.5 hectares of land will receive 50 kg urea fertilizer

Sri Lanka tea prices fall at weekly auction

Sri Lanka’s High, Medium and Low Growns prices were down at an auction on April 19, following the New Year holidays

Sri Lanka tourist agency assesses, supply, demand for post-Coronvirus strategy

Sri Lanka's tourism promotion agency said it is assessing supply with the UN backed program and is also looking at marke...

April 23, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka eyes post-Coronavirus tourism with tighter visa, health rules

Sri Lanka is making plans draw tourists after a Coronavirus crisis, with a raft of new operating rules for hotels, trans...

Tania Madies
April 22, 2020 4 min read

Sri Lanka hotels brace for 12-month slump on Covid-19 hit

Sri Lanka's tourism industry is bracing for a year long downturn with the Coronavirus crisis coming on top of a hit from...

Chanka Jayasinghe
April 22, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals down 70-pct in March 2020

Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals had dropped 70.8 percent from a year earlier to 71,370 in March 2020, amid a Coronavirus cr...

April 22, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka cabinet clears global tourism promotion campaign

Sri Lanka' cabinet of ministers had cleared a global promotion plan proposed by the tourism promotion office with no mod...

Chanka Jayasinghe
April 21, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka tourism leaders at Advocata online forum LIVE NOW on Coronavirus fallout

Advocata Institute, a Colombo-based think tank, is hosting an online discussion on April 21 from 1030hour with leaders o...

April 21, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka apparel sector faces mass-unemployment, firms run out of cash

Many of Sri Lanka's apparel firms have run out of working capital and credit lines to pay salaries in April and mass une...

Mahadiya Hamza
April 21, 2020 6 min read

Educators urge President not to open schools without a plan

A group of renowned educators and school administrators is urging the government to refrain from re-opening schools on M...

April 20, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka tourism leaders on Advocata online forum on April 21 on Coronavirus fallout

Colombo-based Advocata Institute, a think tank, said it is hosting an online discussion on April 21 at 1030hour with lea...

April 20, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka property developers seek to re-start work, clarity on import controls

Sri Lanka's property developers have asked President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to start work which had been halted to stop Coro...

April 18, 2020 6 min read
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Sri Lanka tea plantations to pay salaries of workers in April

Sri Lanka's tea farms will be able to pay salaries to workers in April since tea is being plucked and prices have also r...

Chanka Jayasinghe
April 18, 2020 2 min read

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 ...

April 18, 2020 8 min read

Sri Lanka tea firms lose 40-pct output, working with tight Covid-19 rules

Sri Lanka commercial tea plantations which have thousands of workers per farm said they were operating with tight health...

April 17, 2020 3 min read

New grading system for London (Cambridge) O/L, A/L, other students missing June exams

Cambridge Assessment International Education has introduced a new grading system for students, in view of the COVID-19 p...

April 17, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka's FUTA questions regulator decision to reopen universities in May

Sri Lanka’s Federation of University Teachers' Associations (FUTA) urged the University Grants Commission (UGC) yester...

April 16, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka activates tea, rubber, cococnut spice export crops amid Coranvirus curfew, hotlines given

Sri Lanka has given the go-ahead for tea, coconut, rubber, pepper, Cinnamon and other crop producers to resume harvestin...

Chanka Jayasinghe
April 15, 2020 1 min read

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...

April 12, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka issues permits during Coronavirus curfew to start mineral exports

Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) said it had started issuing permits for firms that are shipping minerals out o...

April 12, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka to allow factories in low Coronavirus-risk areas to open

Sri Lanka will allow factories in low-risk areas and export processing zones to operated subject to health regulations d...

Imesh Ranasinghe
April 11, 2020 1 min read

Immigration Department transferred to Sri Lanka's Mahaweli Ministry

Sri Lanka's Department of Immigration and Emigration has been transferred to the Ministry of Mahaweli, Agriculture, Irri...

April 11, 2020 1 min read