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Friday June 18th, 2021

China changes health certification for fish imports: Sri Lanka embassy

China is one of Sri Lanka's key export markets for fisheries

2 minutes

Bahrain halts work permits to Sri Lanka citizens over Covid

Sri Lanka along with India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal which have been placed on the 'red list'

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Sri Lanka to vaccinate export zone workers from July: Namal

Health Ministry has approved

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Sri Lanka flags off US$675mn elevated expressway by China Harbour

CHEC will get a 15-year concession

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Sri Lanka has freshwater moss, seaweed, lots of chickens to make organic fertilizer: Minis...

Farmers having less than one hectare of land will also be given 30,000 rupees to produce organic fertilizer.

Sri Lanka to sign MoUs with foreign universities to improve local unis' global ranking

The cabinet of ministers has approved a proposal by Education Minister Prof G L Peiris to sign the MoUs

Sri Lanka asks fertilizer traders to release stocks as import ban triggers shortages

But permission will be given to import fertilizer in 2021

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Sri Lanka to fix transponders to monitor 4,200 ocean going boats

Australia to fund it

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South Asian travel trade banking on regional tourism

The tourist trade in South Asia are hoping regional and domestic tourism will save the day.

Kshama Ranawana

7 min read

Sri Lanka to co-produce Sinovac vaccines: Minister

Plant being readied in Kundasale

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Sri Lanka lifts ban on foreign arrivals from June 01

Indian visitors still restricted

Mahadiya Hamza

1 min read

Sri Lanka awards BOT expressway to China Harbour Engineering

CHEC to get 15 year concession

1 min read

Colombo Port City could boost Sri Lanka's GDP by US$12bn a year: Minister Cabraal

Aims to create 83,000 dollar salaried jobs in five years

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Sri Lanka PMI shows manufacturing, services drop in April

Covid-19 third wave hits activity except hotels

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Sri Lanka export firms to run with workers from outside Covid-19 lockdown areas

Export firms should operate a bio-secure bubble by ensuring secure transport and accommodation

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Sri Lanka extends resident and tourists visas for 60 days amid anti-Coronavirus controls

Visas extended without penalty

2 min read

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Sri Lanka to run long-distance office trains for essential workers

Employers asked to only the bare minimum workers

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Sri Lanka Air Force to produce high flow oxygen units for Covid-19 patients

The Air Force was planning to produce 50 machines and was ready to make more

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Sri Lanka to quarantine all arrivals irrespective of vaccination status

Foreigners are to be quarantined at a quarantine hotel or a level 1 certified hotel.

Mahadiya Hamza

2 min read

Sri Lanka to borrow US$200m from ADB to upgrade rural roads

It is a tranche of a $900 million project.

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Sri Lanka allows import of some agro-chemicals under license

The new rules apply to bills of lading and airway bills dated May 06 or after.

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Sri Lanka students seeking overseas education sees change in Covid-19

Over 21,000 students are based overseas on higher education each year,

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China looking at Sri Lanka to fill and finish Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines

World Health Organization has approved the emergency use of Sinopharm vaccine

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Sri Lanka PM flags off Rs54bn Ruwanpura Expressway

The 54.7 billon contract was awarded to Sri Lanka-based Maga Construction.

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Schools, universities, tutories to remain shut in Sri Lanka amid COVID-19 resurgance

"Students' health is priority at the moment," Peiris told reporters today.

Chanka Jayasinghe

1 min read

Sri Lanka welcomes 4,100 tourists in April, India leads

India and China leads arrivals

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