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Saturday December 3rd, 2022

Sri Lanka president instructs to execute politicized FTA with Singapore immediately 

Former president Rajapaksa's government reviewed the FTA after trade union protests

November 16, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka has potential to grow tourism, trade with Mexico: envoy

Cinnamon, used in Mexican foods was the top export from Sri Lanka

November 12, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka imports down 15.9-pct in September 2022

Inflows government down, but tourism and remittances start to pick up

November 5, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka allows milk powder import under "Open Account" amid central bank concerns

Hawala/Undiyal transactions amid Sri Lanka's forex shortage forced central bank to ban open accounts

November 1, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka free trade deals drive 600-pct more exports than imports

Indo-Lanka Free Trade deal brings largest export volume

China welcomes resumption of Sri Lanka free trade talks

I sincerely wish that both sides could work together and reach an agreement as early as possible

Sri Lanka poultry farmers unable to make open account imports of maize

Open account channel for maize not open

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 29, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka President allows imports of electric vehicles on expat worker permit

Electric vehicles for expat workers until Dec 31

September 28, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to prioritise Singapore FTA, president tells Singapore PM in Tokyo

President Wickremesinghe is in Tokyo on a two-day official visit.

September 27, 2022 1 min read

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka likely to resume China FTA talks along with India's CEPA: sources 

Sri Lanka is caught in a geopolitical cold war between China and India, analysts say

Shihar Aneez
September 22, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka may cut high tax sanitary napkins after currency crisis pushes up price

Teachers unions have said school kids were staying away because they could no longer afford sanitary napkins

September 20, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to allow maize, soybean imports on open account

Maize and Soybean could be imported by registered poultry feed makers

September 20, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka looks for more economic links with Greater Mekong region

The Greater Mekong Chamber deals with East Asian countries

September 18, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka President relaxes import ban on over 150 items

Toilet paper allowed, squatting pans banned

September 14, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to review industry-crippling import ban every two weeks

Pathirana said exemptions have been made for items that have been recognised as essential.

September 13, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka has potential to benefit and learn from closer engagement with Vietnam

I believe there are greater opportunities for co-operation between Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

September 11, 2022 3 min read
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Sri Lanka red hot crop, closed economy get rave views as malnutrition widens

From one acre there are people who have earned 4 million rupees

September 4, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka infotech, mobile telephony in a fix after import ban

IT industry also hit from ban on computer items

August 30, 2022 3 min read

US to redouble efforts to support crisis-hit Sri Lanka: Ambassador

"US-Sri Lanka bilateral trade already supports more than 180,000 workers supplying exports to the US."

August 30, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka import controls are temporary: CB Governor

These are temporary measures

August 28, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka housing hit by protectionist taxes, monopoly power: Developers

Unjustified protectionism has created a monopoly for a few players with dire consequences on an entire industry

August 26, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka hotels, software firms with German partners to face human rights law

Companies that do not comply may face lose German business partners

August 25, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka property developers allowed to import tiles

Approved condominiums, mixed development projects, approved hotels and government projects

August 25, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka President allows imports of electrical bikes

Lithium batteries remain on the banned list

August 23, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka halts imports of over 300 items

Goods allowed for re-export

August 23, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to benefit from access to UK's new trading scheme: high commissioner

"It will also simplify some season tariffs, meaning additional and simpler access for Sri Lanka's exports to the UK."

Mahadiya Hamza
August 17, 2022 2 min read