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Tuesday October 26th, 2021
Business

Sri Lanka Ports Authority plans waterfront PPP in Mahara stone quarry

Mixed development with urban residential, cultural and recreation facilities

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Sri Lanka's school teachers to return to work on Oct 25 but TU campaign to continue

"But we will not stop our struggle. Even after resuming teaching, we will continue."

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Sri Lanka manufacturing, some services recover in Sept 2021: PMI

Retail and leisure still hit amid lockdowns

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Sri Lanka tea farms welcome nitrogen fertilizer relaxation, but say problems remain

Industry is also awaiting further clarity on the use of other essential inputs for control of weeds and pests

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Sri Lanka's Peoples Insurance A+(lka) confirmed amid import controls, pandemic

Fitch Ratings has confirmed an 'A+(lka)' National Insurer Financial Strength rating of People's Insurance Plc

Sri Lanka telecom regulator to strengthen its position as property developer

4 acres to be given for offices, foods stalls and car park

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Sri Lanka teachers promise more protests on World Teachers' Day if salary crisis not resolved

The cabinet has announced a decision to declare both teachers and principal's services as closed services.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Top China tour operator to direct one million tourists to Sri Lanka: Ambassador

China is one of Sri Lanka’s top three tourist source markets.

Mahadiya Hamza

2 min read

Sri Lanka in in discussion with India, China to acquire nitrogen extract: agriculture minister

Farmers in Sri Lanka are banned from using chemical fertilizer and insecticides, amid import controls.

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Sri Lanka 'organic' tea prices may have to rise 75-pct to offset hit from fertilizer ban

So automatically, the cost of production will increase to 30 to 40 percent as a result of lower yields

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Sri Lanka's Lion Brewery 'AAA(lka) rating confirmed by Fitch, tax hike expected

Lion has significant rating headroom to weather even more prolonged disruptions to its operations

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Sri Lanka milk importers cry over dollars

If we are unable to get the money, we have no choice but to divert the stocks to another country

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Sri Lanka tea farms fear 40-pct crop loss in 2022, rubber wipe-out over fertilizer ban

As bad as the coffee blight?

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South Asia immigration barriers hindering industrial hub potential

It is not that the region is lacking in natural and human resources, both skilled and unskilled

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Sri Lanka halts import of Chinese organic fertilizer found to contain harmful bacteria

"Two out of nine samples were confirmed to have this Erwina bacteria in them", Aluthgamage told reporters.

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

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Sri Lanka trade union collective threatens to join school teachers on strike

The Sri Lanka Trade Union Alliance (SLTUA) has threatened to to put their weight behind the strike, now into 81 days.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka removes on-arrival PCR requirement for all arrivals in bid to boost tourism

Fully vaccinated tourists are free to move across the country the way they did before the pandemic.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka to kick off online events to mark World Tourism Day

Seven webinars and competitions to commemorate World Tourism Day 20211

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Sri Lanka hires by India's HCL Technologies top 1,000 in first year

HCL Technologies said it had hired new graduates and also "seasoned industry professionals".

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Sri Lanka's 167 year old Planters' Association to hold online AGM in Covid-19

The sector had funded one fourth of Sri Lanka's hill country railway system in 1857 through a voluntary CESS tax

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Sri Lanka to soon reopen schools with 200 students or fewer for grades 1 to 5

“We ask academic staff to revamp the school sick rooms, and bring students back to school under health protocols.”

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Sri Lanka seeks technical assistance for organic agriculture

Sri Lanka welcomes technical assistance and bilateral support in this regard

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Sri Lanka should open schools, but reduce exam pressure: EducationForumSL

Alternatives to the “covering the syllabus to prepare children for exams” approach is needed

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Sivashanth Sundararajee appointed COO of CT CLSA Securities Services

Sivashanth is banker with over 20 years’ experience in retail banking and global banking.

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Sri Lanka exports soar 12-pct, banks limit overseas credit card transactions

The August 2021 is slightly up from the pre-COVID19 pandemic export earnings in August 2019

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