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Tuesday May 30th, 2023

East or West, women-headed startups face obstacles in a man’s world

“Women get more questions about how they manage risk,” entrepreneur Elly Oldenburg

November 14, 2021 6 min read

Reliance India buys Sri Lanka's amanté lingerie unit from MAS

The company sells through its own stores multi-brand outlets, and e-commerce channels across India and Sri Lanka

November 13, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka to set up tuk tuk regulator despite bus regulation debacle

Only 47 percent of the over one million registered threewheelers in Sri Lanka are used for hiring

November 12, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka to allocate Rs 30 bn for teachers' pay hike to be paid in one go

“This is in addition to the current allocation of over 109,000 million rupees on teachers' and principals' salaries."

November 12, 2021 1 min read
Sri Lanka renewable energy industry seeing engineering brain drain

"How can we replace these professionals? The ones who are migrating are the best ones."

Keerthi Gunawardane to head Sri Lanka chamber federation

He is the past president of Sri Lanka Association of Printers.

Sri Lanka's RIOCOCO coir-fibre medium group recognized at global awards

Ceyhinz Link International Inc, part of Sri Lanka based RIOCOCO coir fibre growth medium group and its chief executive h...

October 27, 2019 1 min read

Address ragging - SLMA tells Candidates

The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) is urging all presidential candidates to address the violence in universities p...

October 26, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka Tea Smallholder Factories loss narrows in Sept quarter

Tea Smallholder Factories, which makes black tea from leaves bought from Sri Lankan small farmers, said losses narrowed ...

October 25, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka to set up hotel school in Jaffna

The Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management (SLITHM), a state-run hotel school, is looking to establis...

October 25, 2019 2 min read

Easter Sunday aftermath drives Sri Lanka's John Keells Hotels into the red in Sep

John Keells Hotels Plc (KHL), the Sri Lankan and Maldivian resort operator of the John Keells Group, said it posted 470 ...

October 24, 2019 2 min read

Air tickets in Sri Lanka dollarized after 'flexible exchange rate' collapse

Airlines have started to denominate tickets in US dollars instead of rupees, travel agents in Sri Lanka said, in a new ...

October 24, 2019 4 min read

Sri Lanka cuts VAT on apartments to 6-pct, small condos exempted

Sri Lanka has cut a value added tax on condominiums to 6 percent and has exempted small apartments priced below 25 mill...

October 24, 2019 1 min read

Melstacorp, Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka 'AAA(lka)' ratings confirmed

Fitch Ratings has confirmed the ratings of Sri Lankan conglomerate, Melstacorp, and its subsidiary, Distilleries Company...

October 23, 2019 8 min read

Sajith Premadasa says tourism will be treated as exports if elected

Sajith Premadasa, a candidate for upcoming polls from a coalition led by the ruling United National Party said he will t...

October 23, 2019 3 min read

Fitch confirms Sri Lanka Sierra Cables rating at 'BB+(lka)'

Fitch Ratings said it has confirmed the national long-term rating on Sri Lankan copper and aluminium cable manufacturer ...

October 23, 2019 7 min read
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More ADB funding for Sri Lanka tea industry in 2020

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) plans to allocate more money for Sri Lanka's tea industry in its 2020 lending program, ...

October 23, 2019 2 min read

Omega Line in US$24mn Sri Lanka lingerie factory expansion

Italy's Calzedonia group has over 4,600 shops in 42 countries in Europe,

October 22, 2019 1 min read

Flood warning for Kelani River near Sri Lankan capital Colombo

Sri Lanka has issued a flood warning to residents of low lying areas on the Kelani River, which runs north of the capita...

October 22, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka likely to get higher rainfall for upcoming cultivation season

Sri Lanka is likely to get higher than normal rainfall, for the upcoming Maha main cultivation season but water levels o...

October 22, 2019 1 min read

Lanka Milk Foods invests US$7mn more in Sri Lanka dairy farm

Lanka Milk Foods said it was investing seven million US dollars more in its dairy farm at Ambewela to increase productio...

October 17, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s industrial production up 2.5-pct in August 2019

Industrial sector activity in Sri Lanka grew 2.5 percent in August 2019 from a year earlier, with a growth in manufactur...

October 17, 2019 1 min read

Travel Agents Association of India confab in Sri Lanka in solidarity

The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) will hold its annual convention in November in Sri Lanka to express solida...

October 16, 2019 1 min read

UberEats expands Sri Lanka restaurant sales, female job opportunities

Says over three million orders delivered over the past year

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October 16, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Kandy city to get new US$5.2mn 5-star hotel

Sri Lanka's investment promotion agency has approved building of a five-star hotel in the central hill country city of K...

October 9, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka tourist drivers boost skills with training academy

Sri Lanka's tourist drivers have set up a training academy and are conducting regular programs to upgrade skills and cus...

October 9, 2019 2 min read