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Sri Lanka exports up 12-pct up to August 2022

In the eight months to August, exports were up 12.04 percent to 8.8 billion US dollars.

September 27, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka exporters expect orders to fall and job losses: survey

Exporters' main challenge is meeting orders due to fuel and power shortages and policy uncertainties.

September 26, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka plantations call for new model as wage talks loom

Plantations losing labour

September 26, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka to open extended safari park next month to woo tourists 

Sri Lanka is in the process of boosting its tourism amid forex shortage

September 24, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka above 18 voters should open tax files - State Minister

“If citizens at the age of 18 years can vote for the President, choose how a country is led, then they should pay tax....

Sri Lanka Telecom, HNB, Hemas added to liquid stock index

Browns and co, Teejay Lanka and Watawala Plantation had been dropped.

Elpitiya Plantations in talks with Sim Leisure for Sri Lanka theme park

Elpitiya Plantations, a unit of Sri Lanka's Aitken Spence group, said it is talks with Sim Leisure Group Ltd for a possi...

February 7, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka plantation wage hike still under discussion: minister

The decision to raise the daily wage of plantation workers to 1000 rupees per day is still under discussion, the Ministe...

February 6, 2020 2 min read

Denmark's Orana to set up fruit processing plant in Sri Lanka

Denmark-based Orana, a fruit compound maker will set up a 1.5 million dollar processing plant in Sri Lanka, the state in...

February 6, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Kahatagaha Graphite mine to seek partner to add value

Sri Lanka's state-run Kahatagaha Graphite has been given the clearance to seek an investor to add value to production, t...

February 6, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka screens cruise ships for Coronavirus

Sri Lanka is screening passengers arriving in cruise ships as coronavirus infected persons were found on a liner in Japa...

February 6, 2020 3 min read

Audi agent in Sri Lanka eyes stronger sales in 2020, pleads for stable policies

Drive One (Pvt) Ltd, agents for Germany-based Audi in Sri Lanka is expecting a revival in the vehicle market, which coul...

February 4, 2020 3 min read

China tourists to Sri Lanka plunge since Coronavirus scare, bigger fall expected

Tourist arrivals from China to Sri Lanka have dropped about 40 percent from January 23 as both countries tightened trave...

Mahadiya Hamza
February 3, 2020 3 min read

Does the facelifted Jeep Renegade offer enough to be a credible SUV?

The Renegade spearheads this push to convert car users into Jeep-lovers, while offering an alternative for hard-core ent...

Sam D. Smith
February 3, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals fall 7-pct in Jan 2020 amid virus, China down 15-pct

Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals dropped 7.4 percent from a year earlier to 226,094 and arrivals from China dropped 15 perce...

Mahadiya Hamza
February 3, 2020 1 min read

China virus outbreak: how governments have reacted

February 2, 2020 2 min read
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Closing borders could allow China virus to spread faster: WHO

February 1, 2020 2 min read

WHO says 'no reason' to close borders with China, quarantine healthy travellers

January 31, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka's Tokyo Cement returns to profit in Dec 2019 quarter

Tokyo Cement Plc, which runs grinding plants in Sri Lanka and also distributes imported cement earned profits of 257 mil...

January 30, 2020 1 min read

Lovely Ella has a big dirty problem

Ella, that lovely mountain resort which is now a popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka is awash with garbage because ...

Chanka Jayasinghe
January 29, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka coconut auction prices continues surge in January 2020

Sri Lanka raw coconut prices grew 6.21 percent to 48,077 rupees for 1000 nuts at the auction on the third week of Jauary...

January 29, 2020 1 min read

Some operators cancelling Chinese group tours to Sri Lanka

Some tour operators have begun cancelling bookings from China to Sri Lanka as Beijing banned group travel from yesterday...

Chanka Jayasinghe
January 28, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka tightens visas for tourists from China

Sri Lanka has halted automatic issue of electronic travel authorization for tourists from China and will give approvals ...

January 28, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka's large engine car registrations slow to a trickle on luxury tax

Registration of cars with engines larger than 1,600cc has nearly halted in December 2019, which requires a rethink of th...

January 28, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Atlas Axillia overcomes boycotts, eyes exports

Atlas Axillia, a top stationery maker in Sri Lanka, says it has managed overcome any significant dent to revenue from th...

Chandeepa Wettasinghe
January 28, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka's Bairaha Dec profits down as costs rise

Sri Lanka’s Bairaha Farms Plc posted a net loss of 742,875 rupees in December 2019 quarter, from a 43.66 million rupee...

January 27, 2020 2 min read