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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 plans deal with Maldives to tighten border controls

The plan also involves facilities for capacity in technology and human resources.

December 6, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka president seeks Indian help to emulate white revolution 

Sri Lanka still imports significant amount of milk powder

December 5, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka business roundtable in NY to attract investment

Business meeting in New York saw participation from 40 US businesses keen on exploring investment and trade in SL

Sri Lanka to produce pomegranates to ‘save forex’ amid inflationism

After eight months, a tree will give a yield of 10 to 15 kilograms. A tree has a lifespan of about 35 years.

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

Sri Lanka airport allowing ferry flights, outbound passengers, cargo

Sri Lanka's airport is open for outbound passengers and cargo, a top official said, amid report s that flights had been ...

March 22, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lankan hotels offer to set up quarantine facilities

Three hotel chains in Sri Lanka; Cinnamon, Citrus and Serendib, have offered properties to be used as quarantine centers...

March 22, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka sets up Coronavirus tourist hotline 1912

Sri Lanka has set up a hotline for with a the short number 1912 for tourists in the island, the island's tourism promoti...

March 20, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka to buy US$760mn in chemical fertilizer

Sri Lanka's cabinet of ministers has approved the purchase of 760 million US dollars in chemical fertilizer from the wor...

March 20, 2020 1 min read
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Sri Lanka extends visas of all foreigners till April 12

Sri Lanka has extended the validity of all types of visas for foreigners in the country till April 12 asking no one to v...

March 18, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka RPCs to pay Rs.1,000 daily wage on higher productivity, trade unions yet to agree

Sri Lanka's regional plantation companies (RPCs) have agreed to pay its labourers a 1,000 rupee daily wage, in return fo...

March 17, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka tourism could be facing worst crisis in history from Coronavirus: hotels chief

With a global Coronavirus pandemic keeping people at home and flights cancelled from many countries Sri Lanka's tourism ...

March 16, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka Coronavirus cases go up, authorities try to keep people at home

Sri Lanka has seen a surge of new Coronavirus cases driven by returnees from Italy, with one confirmed case who had not...

March 15, 2020 4 min read

A new leaf for MG? — The MG HS

The MG HS is the latest offering from the originally British but now Chinese-controlled auto manufacturer. Think not of ...

Sam D. Smith
March 15, 2020 5 min read

Sri Lanka finds three Coronavirus patients among returnees from Italy, Germany

Sri Lanka has found three new Coronavirus virus among persons who had recently returned from abroad, the state informati...

March 13, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka to ban travellers from eight European nations from March 15 over Coronavirus

Sri Lanka will deny entry to travelers from France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden and Austri...

March 13, 2020 1 min read

All govt schools and Pirivenas closed till April 20- Education minister

All government schools and Pirivenas will close from tomorrow and reopen for the next term on April 20, Minister of Educ...

March 12, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka halts on-arrival visa for tourists

Sri Lanka is halting on-arrival visa for tourists until further notice, in a new Coronavirus control measures, the state...

March 11, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka to probe domestic maize collector racket

Sri Lanka's Consumer Affairs Authority has been instructed probe a racket to push up domestic maize prices just as the h...

March 11, 2020 2 min read