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Sri Lanka tea output snarled by weed from glyphosate ban

Glyphosate ban may have reduced production by 10 to 15 pct

November 9, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka president calls for global agriculture ministers' meeting on food needs

The president has emphasised the need to work closely with the multilaterals, sources of funding

November 8, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka coconut auction prices ease 1.9-pct

Buyers offered 700,664 nuts at the auction, and sold 555,095.

November 6, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka tea production may recover in 2023 with fertilizer

In 2022 revenue of US$1.4bn is expected on production of 260mn kilograms of tea

November 6, 2022 2 min read
Visa delay threatens Sri Lankans’ Swedish university opportunities - applicants 

Only six out of 980 students have got visa - Applicants

Sri Lanka issues 538 soft alcohol licenses to boost tourism

Government began issuing soft liquor licenses to promote tourism

Sri Lanka's free tourist visa scheme extended till April

The free visa scheme for tourists arriving in Sri Lanka which had begun last August will be extended to April 2020, the ...

February 13, 2020 1 min read
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Apparel slowdown dampens Sri Lankan industrial activity in Dec

Sri Lanka's industrial activitiy slowed in December from a month earlier, with a fall in apparel manufacturing, the stat...

February 12, 2020 2 min read

Govt to woo high-end tourists to hit USD 10 bn revenue target by 2025

Government Media Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said that the government intends to develop the tourism industry to earn...

Imesh Ranasinghe
February 12, 2020 2 min read
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Sri Lanka's Cargills profits boom on demand recovery

Cargills (Ceylon) Plc, which operates Sri Lanka's largest supermarket chain, said profits for the December quarter grew ...

February 12, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka firms could cut chemical usage by 40-pct: UNIDO

Sri Lankan firms could cut chemical usage and costs by 40 percent and save on water and energy use if they follow best ...

February 12, 2020 2 min read

Coronavirus stalls construction projects in Sri Lanka

Construction work on a number of major projects in Sri Lanka have stalled because of the novel coronavirus effect, an in...

Chanka Jayasinghe
February 11, 2020 2 min read

Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka profits up in Dec on lower input costs

Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka Plc (DCSL) posted 1.47 billion rupees in net profits for the December quarter, rising ...

February 11, 2020 2 min read

University courses must serve the job market - President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wants sweeping reforms in the University curricula gearing them to serve the job market to ...

February 11, 2020 2 min read

Aitken Spence Hotels returns to profits in Dec

Sri Lanka's Aitken Spence Hotel Holdings Plc posted 58 million rupees in profits for the December quarter, down 82.8 per...

February 10, 2020 1 min read

‘Hathe Ape Potha' was product of much effort and research, says author

The Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development yesterday met in parliament to discuss the...

Nisali De Silva
February 10, 2020 2 min read
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UGC calls for public complaints on university ragging

All national newspapers carried a government advertisement today calling for public complaints on ragging at institutes ...

February 10, 2020 1 min read

Ford Ranger XLT: Can the blue oval's pick-up unseat the local competition?

The latest Ranger XLT comes into a market that is dominated by the likes of Toyota’s Hilux and the Mitsubishi L200, wi...

Jason Diaz
February 8, 2020 5 min read

Framework being developed for future sex education textbooks

The Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development yesterday decided to develop a framework w...

Nisali De Silva
February 7, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Ceylon Graphene Technologies ups capacity as advanced batteries are readied for sale

Ceylon Graphene Technologies, a start-up nano technology firm in Sri Lanka is expanding capacity as industrial batteries...

Chanka Jayasinghe
February 7, 2020 2 min read

UNIDO to help Sri Lanka formulate industrial policy

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization will help Sri Lanka to create an industrial policy to move into ...

February 7, 2020 4 min read

Sri Lanka's Teejay Lanka profits up in Dec quarter

Sri Lanka's Teejay Lanka Plc, a fabric maker which also has operations in India, said profits grew 31 percent to 718 mil...

February 7, 2020 2 min read

Chinese workers in Sri Lanka who went home for lunar New Year asked to remain

Chinese workers in Sri Lanka who had gone home for Lunar New Year holidays have been asked to delay their arrival, China...

February 7, 2020 1 min read

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