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Sri Lanka to launch remittance mobile app to boost inflows from expatriates

The app will be an incentive for expatriates who use formal banking channel

April 3, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to hike tourist arrival target to 2.0mn for 2023

"The target for March 2023 was only 90,000, but we have exceeded that.

April 3, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka start-up takes handlooms to premium neckwear market

Global neckwear market estimated at US$5.7bn

April 2, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka High and Medium Grown tea prices fall at weekly auction

The weekly sale average fell to 1271.28 rupees from 1282.01 rupees a week ago,

April 2, 2023 2 min read
India to construct 10,000 houses in Sri Lanka plantation areas

The overall commitment of the Indian government under the project is 60,000 houses.

Sri Lanka's BoI signs deal for cable car system

Board of Investment has signed an agreement to develop a cable car system

Sri Lanka's Port City says Covid-19 positive China workers linked to another site

CHEC Port City Colombo, which has reclaimed the sea off Sri Lanka's capital says four workers from China that tested pos...

November 14, 2020 2 min read

China construction workers in Sri Lanka hit by Coronavirus

Four Chinese nationals working in a construction site in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo and two locals have been confirmed ...

November 13, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka Lions Beer ‘AAA(lka)’ rating confirmed despite covid-19 hit sales: Fitch

Fitch Ratings said it was confirming an ‘AAA(lka)’ rating of Sri Lanka's Lion Brewery (Ceylon) Plc despite a hit on ...

November 12, 2020 8 min read

India ITC hotel Covid-19 workers in Sri Lanka for over a year

Construction workers linked WelcomHotels Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, a unit of India's ITC group has been resident in Sri Lanka for...

November 12, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka hikes bus fares by 20-pct as Covid-19 alert limits passenger carriage

Sri Lanka has raised bus fares 20 percent as passenger carriage was limited to the number of seats as required by health...

November 11, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s First Capital Treasuries Limited ratings upgraded to SL [A]: ICRA

The ratings of First Capital Treasuries Limited has been upgraded to [SL]A with a stable outlook from SL [A-] as the S...

November 11, 2020 10 min read

Sri Lanka civil defence force to help run Covid-19 hit Manning market

Sri Lanka's civil defence force cadres will help run a Coronavirus hit wholesale vegetable market in the capital Colombo...

November 11, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka tea sector face labour issues as Coronavirus bites

Sri Lanka tea sector including buyers who process and pack tea for export as well as some factories within isolated area...

Tania Madies
November 9, 2020 2 min read

Keells Supermarket in Union Place closed over Covid-19 as Sri Lanka total tops 13,000

A Keells Supermarket in Union Place had been closed after two workers tested positive for Coronavirus on November 07, fo...

November 7, 2020 1 min read

Restarting economies – Bankers and Telcos must rethink strategies to help Ecommerce

The COVID-19 pandemic has facilitated lifestyle changes for most globally, and in this new normal, more and more folk ha...

Kshama Ranawana
November 6, 2020 8 min read
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Scrap metal from government to be given at concessionary rates to local industry

Government has decided to sell scrap metal produced by the state sector to local industries outside the formal procureme...

November 3, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka country-wide curfew stopped with greatest difficulty: Basil

A request for a national curfew by health authorities was avoided with the greatest difficulty Basil Rajapaksa, brother...

November 3, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka Coroanvirus guidelines for businesses in non-curfew areas

Sri Lanka has released a series of Coronavirus protection guidelines for businesses operating in non-curfew areas.

November 3, 2020 1 min read

Government to regulate PCR testing by the private sector – Ministry of Health

Sri Lanka is to regulate Covid 19 testing being carried out by the private sector the, country’s Ministry of Health an...

November 2, 2020 2 min read

Shaky table possible cause of Sri Lanka PCR machine breakdown: China

An unstable work bench may have caused the malfunction of a PCR testing machine in the forefront of containing the sprea...

October 31, 2020 1 min read

China techies in Sri Lanka to fix Coronavirus PCR machines as Covid-19 spreads

Technicians from a company in China that has manufactured a high capacity Coronavirus PCR machine that is currently out ...

October 31, 2020 5 min read

Sri Lanka's Nuwara Eliya vacation city warns off visitors as Coronavirus spikes

Sri Lanka's hill country vacation hotspot Nuwara Eliya has asked weekend trippers not to come to the town as 30 Coronavi...

October 29, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka female workers more productive, stressed during Covid-19 work-from-home : IFC

About 75 percent of female respondents had said they were equally or more productive during Coronavirus work-from-home a...

October 29, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka export firms to run during curfew, helpdesk set up

Export firms will continue to operate during curfews and a help desk has been set up to support companies, Sri Lanka's E...

October 29, 2020 1 min read

All buses and trains to and from Western Province suspended

All train and bus services within the Western Province, as well as connections to the rest of the country, will be suspe...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 29, 2020 2 min read