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Monday April 15th, 2024

BIMSTEC Secretary General visits Sri Lanka, discusses regional cooperation

Met with senior officials to discuss measures to enhance regional cooperation under various BIMSTEC initiatives

April 15, 2024 1 min read

No rice imports permitted in Sri Lanka, says State FinMin

The government reduced import tax on rice by 65 rupees for 19 days in January to encourage imports

April 15, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka services surplus exceeds trade deficit in Feb 2024: analysis

The trade deficit is triggered when people spend income from tourism, BPO services and worker remittances

April 10, 2024 4 min read

Sri Lanka to publish 'indicative prices' for essential goods as rupee strengthens

If the rupee strengthens, price can fall further

April 9, 2024 3 min read
Singapore inspects Sri Lanka poultry, seafood, rice processors ahead of exports

For Sri Lanka to export poultry products to Singapore, it is imperative for country to meet stringent requirements

Sri Lanka begins implementing Singapore free trade deal

20-pct of imports to be taxed to give profits to special interests

Sri Lanka to allow import of 750 vans and 250 buses for tourism

Vans with 6–15 seating capacity, 250 buses with 6–30 and 30–45 seating capacity with no tax concessions

April 2, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka awaiting RCEP admission mechanism

RCEP membership allows for more flexible rules of origin

March 31, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka seasonal food protectionist tax to replace SCL from Jan 01

There will be an import duty and a seasonal duty.

March 30, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka trade deficit up 77-pct to Feb, imports surge, rupee appreciates

Trade deficit up 817-pct in Jan

March 29, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka to import onions from China after India export ban: Minister

“Importation is less than before,”

Apsara Rodrigo
March 28, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka earns 3.4bn from coconut water export in Feb: Minister

"If not for wildlife eating crops this would have been higher"

March 26, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka exports marginally up in Feb 2024

Export to UK and US up

March 23, 2024 1 min read

Developing India-Sri Lanka trade relations crucial: President

“We aim to foster comprehensive ties between our two nations, particularly in the realms of transportation and energy,...

March 15, 2024 5 min read

Sri Lanka to import Rose Onion amid rising big onion prices

The supply of big onions in the country decreased after neighboring India and Pakistan stopped onion exports.

March 13, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka and China standards agencies to sign agreement

SLSI, Standardization Administration of China to sign MoU to reduce technical barriers in Lanka-China trade

March 12, 2024 1 min read
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Sri Lanka to gazette price ceiling for eggs

Price ceiling for eggs, as prices in the market rise ahead of several key religious and cultural holidays.

Nethmi Rajawasam
March 6, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka imports rise in Jan as tourism, remittances boost dollar incomes

.The trade deficit expanded to 541 million US dollars from 445 million as non-Merchandise incomes were spent

March 1, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka, Romania to strengthen trade ties

Romania will sign an agreement with Sri Lanka to further speed up the trade process and prevent double taxation.

February 27, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka and India negotiating on bilateral investment treaty: report

Discussion on the ETCA, are at an advanced stage

February 27, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka meets only 10 pct of global demand for king coconuts, plans to develop crop

"The variety of king coconut grown here is not available anywhere else in the world," he said.

February 26, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka seeks wider cooperation with BIMSTEC partners

Such an agreement could boost intra-regional trade as well as trade between BIMSTEC and the rest of the world

February 26, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka to get update on GSP+ cycle at EU joint commission meeting

To be briefed on new GSP Regulation and the new cycle of the EU GSP+ concessions

February 22, 2024 2 min read

US sanction-hit Iran explores new partnerships with crisis-hit Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is unable to buy Iran crude since 2012 after the US sanctions

February 21, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka exporters confident about growth prospects: Chamber survey

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce survey covering 2023 and forecasting 2024, exporters expressed confidence in growth prospects

February 16, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka's rubber workers get certified, coconut pluckers and toddy tappers to follow

169 rubber workers, or those who harvest the sap, were awarded NVQ-3 certificates by NAITA

February 16, 2024 2 min read
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