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Ending teacher-centric learning in South Asia’s schools

Schools in the region need to break out of ‘bell, break and test’ mode

December 11, 2022 5 min read

Daily spend of tourists in Sri Lanka rises to US$190 a day

There is an indication of roughly a 5 dollar increase in per day spending of tourists

December 11, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka bans beef, mutton transport after cold shock death wave

Inter district transport banned on public health grounds

December 10, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka has excess rice amid malnutrition: President

Now there can be situation of excess rice, we have to protect the farmers

December 10, 2022 4 min read
Sri Lanka lowers 'maize mafia' tax

The intention is to reduce the cost of animal feed

Sri Lanka plans to attract five million tourists; new investment body propsed

Investment Infrastructure Corporation and a decision-making council and regional committees were also proposed.

Schools to re-open for Grades 11, 12 and 13 on July 27, the rest on August 10 – Education Minister

Sri Lanka’s schools will stay closed for another week although the Health Authorities are convinced that there is no c...

July 18, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka health professionals to get quick visas to work in the UK

The United Kingdom will launch and 'Health and Care Visa' for Sri Lanka health workers and their families to get fast-tr...

July 17, 2020 2 min read

WFP and Australia donate food packs to kids missing free midday meals due to school closures

Australia and the World Food Programme (WFP) have donated Rs74mn to fund take-home rations for children covered by the n...

July 17, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka monetary board vacancies full from June 29

Sri Lanka's central bank said all vacancies in its governing monetary board has been filled with effect from June 29, 20...

July 16, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka to spend Rs10.4 billion for paddy floor price

Sri Lanka has allocated 10.4 billion rupees to help enforce a floor price for paddy harvested during the Yala minor cult...

July 16, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka PMI rebounds strongly in June as Coronavirus controls relaxed

Sri Lanka's manufacturing and services Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) has rebounded strongly for the second month in ...

July 16, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka coconut auction prices drop 12-pct from peak

Sri Lanka's average coconut prices fell 5.67 percent to 48,743 rupees for a 1000 nuts at an auction at the second aucti...

July 15, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka to give same state guaranteed price for all types of paddy

Sri Lanka will give the same guaranteed price of 50 rupees for all types of paddy, during the Yala 2020 minor cultivatio...

July 15, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka delays opening airport for tourists after new Coronavirus cluster

Sri Lanka has decided to delay the re-opening of it airports to foreigners a report said, after a new Coronavirus cluste...

July 13, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka Rs3bn tech campus building deal goes to Maga-ICC

A contract to build Faculty of Computing and Technology at Sri Lanka's University of Kelaniya for three billion rupees h...

July 12, 2020 1 min read
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Autogroup Sri Lanka re-exports right hand drive US cars to Australia, UK


July 12, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka state fertilizer deals won by Swiss Singapore and Midgulf International

Sri Lanka's state owned enterprises engage in fertilizer distribution have awarded contracts for 75,000 metric tonnes of...

July 12, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka low grown teas see pick up

Sri Lanka tea prices pick up marginally in the second week of July, helped by stronger demand low grown grades, after a ...

July 11, 2020 4 min read

Sri Lanka coconut auction price drops 6-pct

Sri Lanka’s average coconut prices dropped 6.07 percent to 51,674 rupees for 1000 nuts at an auction on July 02, falli...

July 8, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka eases Coronavirus austerity on wedding parties

Sri Lanka has relaxed guest limits on wedding parties allowing couples to have more lavish wedding and hotels to earn mo...

Chanka Jayasinghe
July 7, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka's state universities to re-open subject to 11 conditions

Sri Lanka’s state universities will recommence their academic activities starting today, subject to 11 conditions, Uni...

July 6, 2020 2 min read

Farmers ask President to prevent artificial rice shortages

On the campaign trail in Polonnaruwa President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been asked by local farmers not to allow “interm...

July 6, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka still on UK travel advisory despite Coronavirus control

Sri Lanka is not on a list of 67 countries that has been removed from a travel advisory issued for its nationals for tou...

July 5, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka tech campus drives online exams in Covid-19 lockdown

Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, a fee levying tech campus said nearly 10,000 students sat for exams onlin...

July 1, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka day-care centres to run full capacity with Covid-19 contained

Sri Lanka's health authorities have given the go ahead to for day care centres to run at full capacity from July 06, und...

Chanka Jayasinghe
June 30, 2020 7 min read