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Sri Lanka gets 5,040 tourists in August 2021, Pakistan, India, Maldives in top six

Arrivals creeping up

September 8, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka to set up state tech park company, list in stock market

Tech parks will be set up in Galle, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Kandy and Batticaloa districts.

September 7, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka to give 2,771 acres of state land for commercial dairy farms

Fiver firms to invest Rs8bn and import 4,200 milch cows

September 7, 2021 2 min read

Agility, being customer-centric key to post-pandemic success, Sri Lanka marketers say

Customer behavior expected to shift

September 4, 2021 4 min read
Sri Lanka chicken, egg prices soar due to demand spike, animal feed shortage

"Around 40 percent of the supply comes from the SME sector while around 60 percent comes from large scale suppliers."

Sri Lanka free trade zone manufacturers alarmed by electricity tariff hike

FTZMA said the high tariffs which are driving up cost of production would make Sri Lankan products highly uncompetitive

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
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Sri Lanka heading for bumper rice harvest in 2019

Sri Lanka is forecasting 1.471 million tonnes of paddy to be produced in the Yala 2019 minor cultivation season with 12,...

August 19, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka to re-take to state aquaculture areas for mangrove regeneration

Sri Lanka plans to re-take unused coastal areas released for aquaculture and salterns as part of a project to re-generat...

August 18, 2019 1 min read

India's Mahindra starts vehicle assembly at Sri Lanka JV plant

Vehicle assembly at a joint venture plant by India's Mahindra & Mahindra and Sri Lanka's Ideal Motors was flagged off by...

August 17, 2019 1 min read

Softlogic plans five more supermarkets in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Softlogic Holdings Plc is planning to expand its new Glomark supermarket chain with five more outlets...

August 17, 2019 1 min read

Thousands of 'Varsity students quit because of ragging - Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena says that between 10 and 12 per cent of new University students quit and return home beca...

August 16, 2019 1 min read

Sirimal Fernando heads Sri Lanka Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association

Sirimal Fernando was re-elected the President of the Sri Lanka Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Association (SLPMA) at its ...

August 16, 2019 1 min read

Onalie Dissanayaka appointed CIM head for Sri Lanka and Maldives

Onalie Dissanayaka has been appointed as the head of the Charted Institute of Marketing (CIM) in Sri Lanka and the Maldi...

August 15, 2019 1 min read

Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka net up 56-pct

Profits at Distilleries Corporation of Sri Lanka Plc, the island's largest alcohol producer, grew 56 percent to 1.66 bil...

August 15, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka to give paddy dryers to help boost farmer incomes

Sri Lanka will provide mobile and fixed dryers for paddy farmers , who are now forced to sell their harvest at ad hoc di...

August 14, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s Jetwing Symphony June losses grow with Easter Sunday hit

Sri Lanka’s Jetwing Symphony said that its net losses for the June 2019 quarter grew 4.1 percent to 161.6 million...

August 13, 2019 2 min read