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Sri Lanka's Tess Agro eyes funds from Swiss firm to make tin cans

Food storing cans to be exported

September 15, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka state agency hikes paddy buying price by 10-pct after emergency raids

There was no mention of other grades of rice in the new statement

September 14, 2021 2 min read

Fully vaxxed tourists to Sri Lanka can leave bio-bubble but must pre-book travel sites

They must also only use transport booked by the hotel or the agent that handles their travel.

September 10, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Green Tape says online procurement taking off

Procured 500 million rupees worth of tenders

September 10, 2021 2 min read
Sri Lanka coconut auction prices continue to climb

Buyers offered 1,019,395 nuts at the auction and sold 576,906 nuts. 

Teejay Lanka to up revenues to US$300mn with productivity driven capacity boost

Teeja Lanka Plc, a apparel maker which has operations in Sri Lanka and India is planning to grow revenues 50 percent in ...

September 2, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka's Colombo bursting with tourists in August: minister

Sri Lanka's capital Colombo is fully booked with a convention involving a Bora religious dignitary and arrivals may top ...

August 31, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka to fund technology upgrades of rural dairy, agriculture and fisheries

Sri Lanka is unveiling a program to upgrade, rural agriculture, and diary and fisheries, which will boost their capacity...

August 30, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s Hirdaramani apparel exporter in circular economy push, cuts waste

Sri Lanka’s Hirdaramani Group has teamed up with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s ‘Make Fashion Circular’ initia...

August 29, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka asks tourists to apply for free visa online before travelling

Sri Lanka has asked tourists from 48 countries to eligible for a visa without payment, to apply for apply online get it ...

August 28, 2019 2 min read

Surbana Jurong, SMEC get Sri Lanka urban development deal

August 28, 2019 1 min read

Ruhuna campus ragging; victims gathering evidence against perpetrators

Darsha Udayanga the university student who stormed Media earlier this month with his tales of graphic sexual torture he ...

Imesh Ranasinghe
August 28, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka to lose only 10-pct arrivals to Easter blasts with rapid recovery

Sri Lanka is expecting a 10 percent fall in tourists to 2.1 million in 2019, sharply lower than the 30 percent loss init...

August 28, 2019 2 min read

Fake news scares, vested interests delaying Sri Lanka govt decision making: Harsha

Sri Lanka’s government decision making gets delayed as it has to grapple with vested interests and public agitati...

August 27, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lankans taking more drugs after price controls, sales rocket: Rajitha

Sales of better quality drugs are soaring after price controls...... Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 27, 2019 2 min read
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Sri Lanka govt dithers as palm oil plants rot in nurseries

Sri Lanka’s palm oil plantations stand to lose 500 million rupees worth of fully grown plants in nurseries as the...

August 27, 2019 3 min read

University Teachers threaten strike over pay demand

The Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) is threatening to strike from 10 September if they do not recei...

August 27, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka PM lays foundation for Lower Malwathu Oya reservoir

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe laid the foundation to build a 209 million cubic metre (169,000 acre feet) reservoir...

August 25, 2019 1 min read

Reviving Sri Lanka's cascade tank system helps farmers cope with water shortages

Restoring Sri Lanka’s ancient system of irrigation reservoirs is helping farmers in the dry zone better cope with...

August 23, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka expects tourist arrivals to fully recover in weeks: minister

Sri Lanka is expecting its tourism industry to recover to prior year levels within weeks, rather than months from the Ea...

August 23, 2019 2 min read

Bohra Conference to draw 25,000 visitors to Sri Lanka

The Bohra Global Conference 2019 will bring as many as 25,000 tourists to Sri Lanka from September 01 to 10, boosting po...

August 22, 2019 3 min read

Korea funds Sri Lanka vocational training facility for hi-tech industry

Sri Lanka Wednesday opened a technical and vocational education facility in Colombo built with South Korean funds that i...

August 21, 2019 2 min read

Iluka completes Sri Lanka pre-feasibility study, bombings delay investment

Australian mineral sands miner Iluka Resources Ltd. has said it has completed a pre-feasibility study of a Sri Lankan il...

August 20, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka newspaper circulation falls for second straight year

Sri Lanka's newspaper circulation has fallen for the second straight year in 2018, with diminishing readership across al...

August 20, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka, IFAD to fund rural youth for agriculture exports

A hundred young entrepreneurs will receive funding on August 19 to set up greenhouses and to link up with an export firm...

August 19, 2019 2 min read