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Friday July 30th, 2021
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Sri Lanka, tea, palm oil farms to be hit by fertilizer ban: Fitch

Tea production could sharply fall if fertilizer supplies reduce

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Sri Lanka firms with global links learn to compete better and raise standards

Customers, partners and competition

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Sri Lanka’s Ceylon tea prices weak, output fall expected

Crop intake may be falling in some areas

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Russell Juriansz takes over as chairman of Sri Lanka Shippers' Council

The council held its 51st AGM on the 14th of July

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Virtual education further stalled in Sri Lanka as talks fail between teachers and PM

The strike will deprive tens of thousands of Sri Lanka’s students of virtual education.

Sri Lanka postpones GCE O/L exams to February 2022

The exam will take place from February 21 to March 03, the education minister said.

Sri Lanka tea prices dip

Prices ease in the second week

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Sri Lanka removes seventh-day PCR test for fully vaccinated travellers

Unvaccinated children (aged two to eighteen) accompanying their parents must undergo a PCR test on the seventh day.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka tea production up 5.8-pct in May 2021

In the five months to May 2021 Sri Lanka had produced 134.72mn kilograms up 30.6-pct from Covid-19 hit

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Watch: Covid-19 in Sri Lanka and business: What next?

#Restart21 (Episode 1) Kasturi Chellaraja, Hilmy Cader, Chanakya Dissanayake, and Kenneth De Zilwa

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Sri Lanka manufacturing, service start to recover in June 2021

Third wave led to a dip in May

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Sri Lanka allows vaccinated tourists without quarantine after PCR test

Partially or non-vaccinated arrivals in bio-bubble

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Sri Lanka event managers seek equal treatment in Covid guidelines for corporate events

The events industry has been closed for over a year and most companies are on the brink of bankruptcy

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka to promote electric vehicles with renewable power expansion

A study by the University of Moratuwa has found that 60 per cent of the air pollution was caused by vehicle emissions.

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Sri Lanka to pay Rs25,000 organic fertilizer subsidy to rice farmers

Up to 800,000 hectares of rice is expected to sown in the upcoming season

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Sri Lanka to offer digital nomad visa to boost tourism

Up to one year visa planned

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Sri Lanka railway department adds more trains as govt relaxes COVID-19 restrictions

Trips will continue to be increased in the future upon further discussion, an official said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka's Kotelawala Defence University bill could crush student freedoms: SJB

If the bill is passed, said Wijeratne, students will lose their rights and free education itself will be in peril.

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka's CEAT Kelani radial tyre capacity raised amid money printing, import controls

Radial capacity up over 30-pct in 2021

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Sri Lanka Olympic team dressed by LOVI in sarongs and sarees

The collection to represent unity

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Sri Lanka welcomes 1,614 tourists in June, 16,900 in first half of 2021

The June arrivals of 1,614 were slightly up from 1,497 in May

Mahadiya Hamza

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Fully vaccinated travellers can now enter Sri Lanka with one-day quarantine

Meanwhile Sri Lankans can return to the island without obtaining prior approval from the foreign ministry.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka retailers seek utility relief, re-opening of closed outlets

The SLRA has also requested permission to re-open some of the sectors that are currently closed.

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Sri Lanka's China backed Xinji 'plug-and-play' electronic park built at high speed

The first factory ready to produce in an year

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Sri Lanka grants tax relief to fabric makers in Eravur zone

Tax relief up to 10 years for larger investments

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Sri Lanka's state-run Paddy Market Board to purchase rough rice

The current Yala season is expected to product 1.5 million tonnes of paddy.

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