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Sri Lanka's Teejay Lanka net down 82-pct in March 2023 quarter

Finance costs up

May 18, 2023 1 min read

Singapore based GoodHope's announce Sri Lanka delisting

A circular to the shareholders with full details of the proposed delisting will be issued shortly

May 17, 2023 1 min read

USAID, Ceylon Biscuits to transfer know-how to 12,000 Sri Lanka farmers

The 'climate-smart agriculture' initiative to improve productivity of five priority crops

May 16, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka state agency to develop Singapore designed Western province plan

Officials also discussed the release of land and land acquisition for the implementation of development works.

May 15, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka coconut auction prices end 6-pct down in 2023

Coconut auction prices ended down 6.6 percent at 75,879 rupees per thousand nuts at the last auction of the year

Sri Lanka gets 1.48 million tourists in 2023 led by India, Russia

Sri Lanka has welcomed 210,552 tourists in December

Sri Lanka, Maldives youth to get new skills to counter hate speech in social media

Social media influencers in Sri Lanka and the Maldives who are countering online hate could sharpen their skills in a pr...

January 13, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka 2021 main season rice expected at 2.8mn tonnes: Minister

Sri Lanka is expecting a rough rice (paddy) harvest of 2.8 million metric tons of rice in the main 2021 (Maha) cultivati...

January 13, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka politicos beat Ukraine tourists in Coronavirus: Minister

Sri Lanka's members of parliament were currently ahead of Ukraine tourists in Coronavirus confirmations, co-cabinet mini...

January 12, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka Femtech advances by MAS wins global recognition

Sri Lanka's MAS group said it had been recognized for advancements in female centric technology (FemTech) that improved ...

Mahadiya Hamza
January 9, 2021 4 min read

Government considering opening Tuition classes on Jan 25 – Prof GL

The government is seriously considering the re-opening of tuition classes throughout the country on January 25th when sc...

January 8, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka to take-over plantations company hospitals with land

Sri Lanka has decided to take over estate hospitals that are operated by a number of plantations companies along with la...

January 8, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka, India to discuss tourism revival strategy with Maldives, Nepal

Sri Lanka and India plans to initiate talks to revive post Coronavirus tourism President the office of President Gotabay...

January 7, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka to open airports for tourist flights from January 21: Tourism Minister

Sri Lanka will open airports for commercial tourist flights from January 21, 2021 and travel industry will have follow r...

January 5, 2021 1 min read

Udayanga Weeratunga in bubble, one law, one country not possible: Sri Lanka Tourism Minister

Udayanga Weeratunga, a former envoy to Ukraine who is under fire for arranging tours allegedly flouting of health rules ...

January 5, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka should start fund to bring back stranded workers: legislator

Sri Lanka should start a fund to bring back stranded foreign workers, as some are reportedly being forced into prostitut...

January 5, 2021 2 min read
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Sri Lanka state-run trading firm to buy paddy at Rs50-Rs44 a kilo

Sri Lanka's state-run Paddy Marketing Board will buy rough rice harvested in the current Maha cultivation season at pric...

January 5, 2021 1 min read

Rwandan help to fight Fall Army Worm part of on-going cooperation – Army spokesman

Rwandan military officers conducting experimental spraying of pesticides to combat the Fall Army Worm which is threateni...

January 4, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lankans banned from Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya when Ukrainians visit

Sri Lanka will restrict access to important religious and archaeological sites to its citizens as a group of Ukrainian t...

January 3, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka rough rice output in 2021 Maha could be down 10-pct

Sri Lanka's paddy farming in the 2021 Maha (main) season is below average, the state agricultural office said, forecasti...

January 1, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka to set up National Salt Company SOE with Elephant Pass salterns

Sri Lanka will set up state owned enterprise named National Salt Company to run salt pan in the Northern Province.

December 29, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka to sell airtime on ex-DW relay station to Encompass Digital Media

Sri Lanka has agreed to sell airtime on a former Deutsche Welle relay station in Trincomallee in the North East of the i...

December 29, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka welcomes first tourists ending 9-month Covid-19 hiatus

Sri Lanka welcomed the first tourists on December 28, after a 9-month break with a tour group arriving in flight from Uk...

December 28, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka President visits maize farms hit by fall armyworm

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had visited maize farms hit by infestations of fall armyworm, his office said.

December 28, 2020 1 min read

Strike Zone: Sri Lanka is a leading place for whales getting hit by ships

Why do whales get hit by ships? Why does ship strike happen?

Mark Hager
December 27, 2020 6 min read

Sri Lanka dried coconut slice imports made state monopoly

Sri Lanka is allowing the import of coconut dried coconut slices with the seed coat for domestic processing, under a sta...

December 26, 2020 2 min read