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Sri Lanka establishes temporary sea turtle hatchery near Chinese Port City

Sri Lanka's sea turtles are under threat amid poaching, egg consumption

January 19, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka optimistic of 2023 tourism targets after Jan performance: official

Fernando said tourism revenue in 2022 was 1.2 billion US dollars.

January 18, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to spend Rs10bn to give free rice to families

The government will buy 61,600 metric tonnes of paddy to produce 40,000 MT of rice.

January 17, 2023 2 min read

Pakistan diplomats and Sri Lanka Chamber Federation look to boost trade

Trade and Investment Attache of Pakistan was also present in the meeting.

January 16, 2023 1 min read
Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka to buy Heineken beer

Heineken brands to be produced by Distilleries

Sri Lanka to implement 'English for All' initiative by 2030: president

We aim to adopt successful education systems from around the world,” he said.

BMW 530e — One for the drivers left amongst us

The BMW 5-Series is a hugely-important car in the Bavarian automaker's model architecture. The 3, 5, and 7 have been aro...

Sam D. Smith
March 7, 2020 5 min read

SriLankan Airlines suspends flights to Jeddah, China amid Coronavirus

State-run SriLankan Airlines may suspend flights to China for a time amid a Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, as passenge...

March 6, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka to set up state real estate holding company for Hilton, Hyatt, GOH

Sri Lanka will set up a holding company owned by the Treasury, Bank of Ceylon and Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation to con...

March 5, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka halts cruise tourism on Coronavirus, to quarantine high risk arrivals

Sri Lanka's has halted cruise tourism as the Coronavirus spread to Europe and the US and the Indian Ocean island will al...

March 5, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka social media blackouts, protectionism hurt young female entrepreneurs: IPS

Social media blackouts and protectionism hurt women-led micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) which rely on ...

March 5, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals slide with Coronavirus, Chinese arrivals plunge 92-pct in Feb

Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals have fallen 17.7 percent from a year ago to 207,507 in February 2020, hit by the novel Coro...

March 4, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka President in push to ensure fertilizer supplies for Yala

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has met officials to ensure supplies of fertilizer with for the Yala cultivatio...

March 4, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka to host UN Asia-Pacific tourism crisis management confab

Sri Lanka will host a conference of Asia Pacific tourism ministers, state and industry officials in June 2020 focussing ...

March 3, 2020 1 min read

Nestlé Sri Lanka unit Dec profits fall on lower sales

The Sri Lankan unit of food and beverage multinational Nestlé said profits for the December quarter fell 17.2 percent t...

March 3, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka coconut prices edge up at auction

Sri Lanka's average coconut prices edged up 1.2 percent to 45,455 rupees for a 1000 nuts from 44,882 rupees a week earli...

March 3, 2020 1 min read
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Sri Lanka apparel exporters see orders slashed as Coronavirus spread to markets in Europe

Apparel exporters in Sri Lanka, already battered by disruptions of raw materials from China which may trigger factory cl...

Mahadiya Hamza
March 3, 2020 3 min read

Dialog to provide weather and disaster warning data to Sri Lankan fishers

Dialog Axiata Plc, Sri Lanka's largest mobile telco, will be providing location-specific weather and disaster warning da...

March 2, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Colombo Dockyard returns to losses in Dec on forex transactions

Colombo Dockyard Plc, a Sri Lankan shipbuilding unit of Japan's Onomichi Dockyard, reported a 90.98 million rupee loss f...

March 2, 2020 2 min read

Mahindra & Ideal Motors roll-out the KUV100 NXT K6+ to the market

The latest KUV100 from Mahindra has been launched to Sri Lankan consumers. Assembled in Sri Lanka, the first KUV100s hav...

March 1, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka Coronavirus controls aimed at new hotspots in Korea, Italy

Sri Lanka is applying its anti-Coronavirus control procedures to new hotspots as Italy, Korea and Iran emerged to the fo...

March 1, 2020 6 min read

Sri Lanka auto garages lobby regulations for domestic protection

Sri Lanka's automobile repair service (garages) are pushing for state controls to stop agents of major brands from quick...

Chanka Jayasinghe
March 1, 2020 5 min read

Sri Lanka hotels given more time to pay tourism tax

Sri Lanka's hotels, which were given till January 2020, to pay a tourism tax for 2019, after the industry was hit by sui...

February 29, 2020 1 min read

'Suraksha' student insurance scheme to continue

The government will continue the ‘Suraksha’ student insurance scheme initiated by the previous government.

Imesh Ranasinghe
February 28, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka to open US$3.5mn spice testing lab for exports

Sri Lanka's Industrial Development Board (IDB), in partnership with multilateral agencies is in the process of installin...

February 28, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka expects maize production to rise 40-pct in 2020 main season

Sri Lanka is expecting domestic maize output to reach 310,497 metric tonnes in the main Maha harvesting season that is g...

February 27, 2020 1 min read