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Sri Lanka chicken farmers eye exports as domestic prices drop

Chicken meat has fallen to around Rs1,000 to 1,200 a kilo

December 9, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka in deep talent drain in latest currency crisis

"quite an exodus of staff (migrating) to countries we have not seen in the past."

December 7, 2022 3 min read

Despite losses, Sri Lanka to resume "park & ride" transport after complaints  

Minister Gunawaredena had asked the CTB chief to resign after failing to provide public service

December 7, 2022 2 min read

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka sees recovery in cruise ship tourism from zero

Cruise ships had sopped calling Sri Lanka ports after pandemic

December 7, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka hopes to resume road projects after debt restructuring, IMF review

Most road projects are suspended due to lack of funding after Sri Lanka declared bankruptcy

Sri Lanka's higher education ministry cracks down on ragging

Higher Education Ministry to introduce new regulations and a hotline for tips against ragging in universities

Sri Lanka government looks beyond current crisis to source export markets

The Ministry of Foreign Relations through its Mission network and in collaboration with the Export Development Board (ED...

April 4, 2020 2 min read

New Range Rover Evoque — City Car or Softroader?

Sam D. Smith
April 4, 2020 5 min read

Sri Lanka hunting Covid-19 contacts in Malindo Air flight as Coronavirus toll climbs

Sri Lanka is searching for 36 passengers who had arrived in Sri Lanka in Malindo Air 0D-185 flight on March 17, after on...

April 2, 2020 4 min read

SriLankan Airlines to stop outbound passenger flights from April 08

State-run SriLankan Airlines said it will stop flying passenger flights from April 08 to April 21, due to restrictions i...

April 1, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka extends visas of all foreigners till May 12 over Coronavirus

The validity of all visas issued to foreigner in Sri Lanka will stand as extended till May 14, under an order issued by ...

April 1, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s UberEats partners Cargills and other business to distribute goods

UberEats Sri Lanka, a food delivery firm said it had partnered with a top retail chain and other businesses to deliver f...

Tania Madies
March 31, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka apparel exports to lose US$1.5bn as Coronavirus cripple buyers

Sri Lanka’s apparel industry is expecting to lose 1.5 billion US dollars’ worth of revenue between March to June as ...

Mahadiya Hamza
March 31, 2020 4 min read

Sri Lanka apparel firms face uphill battle to make Coronavirus masks, million safety suites

Sri Lanka's apparel sector has turned their factories to make mask and protective equipment for frontline workers who ar...

Mahadiya Hamza
March 29, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka PM asks Covid-19 food delivery blocks to be cleared amid permit raj

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has asked police to remove impediments for food transport amid a Covid-19 c...

March 28, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka closes export industrial zones over coronavirus

Sri Lanka has closed export industrial zones and sent workers home as part of efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic,...

March 27, 2020 1 min read
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Sri Lanka's PickMe Food pilots grocery delivery in Colombo with Sathosa

Sri Lanka's PickMe Food has partnered with the state-owned supermarket Sathosa to test deliver grocery packs from Wedne...

March 26, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka to help 18,000 tourists return home in Coronavirus crisis

Sri Lanka is ready to help an estimated 18,093 tourists return home either via scheduled flights which are still operati...

March 26, 2020 2 min read

UK advises Britons in Sri Lanka to return as Coronavirus trigger airport closures

United Kingdom has asked Britons in Sri Lanka and elsewhere to return in an "exceptional travel advisory" note, while th...

March 26, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka rubber industry calls for state support

Sri Lanka's rubber producers, who export nearly 1 billion US dollars annually, is calling for state support during the ...

March 26, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka declares three districts as "high risk" for COVID19; organises home delivery of essentials

Sri Lanka has declared three districts including that of the capital Colombo as high risk for the spread of COVID19 and ...

March 24, 2020 1 min read

Prima Ceylon says has 3-month wheat flour security for Sri Lanka to fight Coronavirus

March 24, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Prima Ceylon gives 222MT of wheat, poultry for Coronavirus quarantine drive

Sri Lanka's Prima Ceylon, a unit of Singpapore based Prima group has donated over 220 ttonnes of wheat flour, chicken, s...

March 24, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka supermarkets limit basket size, customers respond in Coronavirus fight

Sri Lanka largest supermarket chains have outlined measures maintain social distance to fight a Coronavirus outbreak and...

Mahadiya Hamza
March 23, 2020 2 min read

As Coronavirus curfew lifts Sri Lanka retailers to restrict entry, limit panic buying

Sri Lankan supermarket chains will limit the number of customers entering stores in a move to control the spread of Coro...

Mahadiya Hamza
March 22, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka asks telecos to give emergency credit to keep in touch in Coronavirus fight

Sri Lanka has asked telecom companies to extend credit to customers with most people unable to settle bills or make pre-...

March 22, 2020 1 min read