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Sri Lanka considering visa extensions for Ukrainian, Russian tourists

The Ministry of External Affairs and Department of Immigration and Emigration are working together in this regard.

February 28, 2022 1 min read

No PCR tests for Sri Lanka bound travelers from March 01: SriLankan

Fully vaccinated travellers are those who had taken a second dose at least two week before departure

February 28, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka tourism earnings revenues revised up 142-pct

Higher tourism receipts, like exports and remittances generates more imports as recipients spend the money

February 27, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka scraps COVID-19 PCR requirement for inbound travellers

Sri Lanka has seen an increase in inbound travellers, mainly tourists, to the country.

February 27, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka high mid grown teas ease, low growns gain

Ceylon tea prices gained steeply in 2022, after the rupee fell.

Sri Lanka's Kanrich Finance directed to settle liabilities by Feb 2023

Action was taken due to capital deficiencies in the company

Sri Lanka scraps licences for transport of sand, clay and gravel

Sri Lanka has removed the requirement of a permit for transporting sand, clay and gravel, the cabinet office said.

December 5, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals recover to a 9.5-pct fall in Nov

Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals were down 9.5 percent from a year earlier to 244,239 in November 2019, recovering from a 70...

December 5, 2019 1 min read

HSBC, IUCN to study on sustainability in Sri Lanka apparel sector

HSBC Sri Lanka, in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), have begun a study to pla...

December 4, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka plans fabric processing zone in East, targets China

Sri Lanka's apparel industry is planning a fabric processing park in Eravur, Batticaloa in the East of the island, to dr...

Tania Madies
December 4, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka to draw foreign capital into infrastructure via BOT projects: Minister

Sri Lanka is looking to structure build operate transfer style agreements to bring foreign investments into expressways ...

December 3, 2019 1 min read

O/L candidates not affected by adverse weather so far – DMC

There have been no reports of G. C. E O/L Examination candidates being affected by adverse weather thus far, the DMC Ass...

Nisali De Silva
December 2, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka coconut auction prices sharply up in November

Prices at coconut auctions in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo had picked up sharply in November, amid seasonally weaker prod...

December 2, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka to sell rice stocks at controlled prices through state retail outlets

Sri Lanka’s Finance Ministry said paddy stocks stored in government warehouses will be milled and sold through state-o...

November 28, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka tax cuts to boost growth amid concerns: report

A host of tax cuts by Sri Lanka's new government will provide an immediate boost to economic growth and corporate profit...

November 28, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka food industries should disclose risks promptly: Health official

Food industries should disclose any risks or hazards they encounter promptly to prevent bigger problems and loss of trus...

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 27, 2019 2 min read
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Australian mineral sands firm increases Sri Lanka deposits with acquisition

Australian mineral sands miner Titanium Sands Ltd. will increase its resource base in Sri Lanka with shareholder approva...

November 26, 2019 1 min read

Conde Nast Traveler readers vote Sri Lanka 4th best to visit

Readers of the upmarket travel publication Conde Nast Traveler have voted Sri Lanka the fourth best country to travel to...

November 26, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka's ACL buys 51-pct stake in cable firm for Rs481mn

Sri Lanka's ACL Cables said it plans to buy a 51 percent stake in another cable manufacturing company called Cable Solut...

November 26, 2019 1 min read

Brick export market promising, Sri Lanka ceramic industry told

Sri Lankan ceramic exporters have been told the export market for bricks in industrialised countries is very promising w...

November 26, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka cement production picks up

Sri Lanka's domestic cement production has risen 26.6 percent from a year earlier to 2.31 million tonnes in the first se...

November 25, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka to bridge knowledge gap in dairy tech with Dutch backing

Sri Lanka is setting up a training center to boost knowledge in dairy farming, backed by the Netherlands, which has one ...

Mahadiya Hamza
November 24, 2019 4 min read

Qualified people to head Sri Lanka SOEs, president says

Only qualified and experienced people will be appointed to head Sri Lanka's statutory bodies and State-Owned Enterprises...

November 22, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s Softlogic to hive off equity to raise funds for retail expansion

Sri Lanka’s Softlogic Holdings group plans to hive off equity to raise funds in its retail sector which was restructur...

November 22, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Hurulu eco park major tourist draw, revenue up 6-fold

Sri Lanka's Hurulu Eco park in north-central Habarana has become a major tourist attraction, with foreign visitors and r...

November 22, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka tableware industry seeks kaolin mining revival

Sri Lankan ceramic tableware manufacturers are trying to revive kaolin or china clay mining to reduce reliance on import...

November 22, 2019 1 min read