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Friday July 30th, 2021
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Sri Lanka plans to export sugar for Rs2,500 a kg after fertilizer ban: Minister

Sugar SOEs expect to produce 20-pct of organic fertilizer needs

3 min read

Sri Lanka could double exports to US$20bn with organic crops after fertilizer ban: Trade Minister

"If we make the country organic we can earn 20 billion US dollars in two years." the minister said

3 min read

Sri Lanka clears Water Villa resort at Kalpitiya islets

Sun Resort Investment Lanka Pvt Ltd to set up 50 villas

3 min read

Sri Lanka Tourism requests further debt relief

License periods also extended

3 min read

Sri Lanka, tea, palm oil farms to be hit by fertilizer ban: Fitch

Tea production could sharply fall if fertilizer supplies reduce

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

Customers, partners and competition

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

1 min read

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

3 min read

Sri Lanka Olympic team dressed by LOVI in sarongs and sarees

The collection to represent unity

1 min read

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

2 min read

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

4 min read

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.

2 min read

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

The first factory ready to produce in an year

2 min read

Sri Lanka grants tax relief to fabric makers in Eravur zone

Tax relief up to 10 years for larger investments

3 min read

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.

1 min read

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Sri Lanka 2016-2017 cash subsidy reduced fertilizer use but not yield: Minister

Imports were 400,000 tonnes in 2016 compared to 900,000 in 2019

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka's JAT Holdings seeks Rs1.5bn in IPO, Rs731 sale by investor

Plans to develop export markets

2 min read

Sri Lanka vaccinates 30-pct of apparel workers, 50-pct targeted by July

Hopes vaccinate the entire workforce before the end of 2021.

2 min read

Sri Lanka to reopen nearly 3,000 schools in July: education minister

“It was decided to formulate a plan to reopen the schools step by step,” the minister said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

Sri Lanka to fine traders US$500 for breaking edict maxima on rice amid money printing: report

The rupee has fallen from 182 to 200 amid the latest money printing

4 min read

Sri Lanka fabric park for 'greener' apparel with transparent supply chain

BOI upgrading older industrial to higher eco-standards

Mahadiya Hamza

5 min read

Sri Lanka will not reverse chemical fertilizer import ban, move to save US$400mn

Officials not taking decisions due to fear

2 min read

Sri Lanka aborts plan to import compost fertilizer

Liquid organic fertilizer extracts would continue to be allowed

1 min read

Over 100 Sri Lankan ICT companies linked with UAE market: Foreign Ministry

The initiative was taken to expand and double the island's export options and income, the ministry said.

Mahadiya Hamza

1 min read

Sri Lanka retailers seek loan restructure, rent and utility relief on Covid-19 hit

SLRA said many members are struggling to stay afloat

2 min read