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Sunday January 29th, 2023

Sri Lanka imports down 21-pct in October

Investments goods imports plunged 42 percent to 188.2 million US dollars in October as private credit contracted

December 6, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka export revenue falls in October as global recession bites

Sri Lanka has been focusing on boosting exports to come out of economic crisis

December 6, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka should prioritize RCEP, not small FTAs: economist

We do not have the bandwidth in government to do multiple trade agreements

December 5, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka plans Ceylon tea promotions in Europe, US

Promotions planned in 20 countries

December 5, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka cabinet spokesman bats for China FTA as crisis haunts 

Sri Lanka is in the process to resume FTA talks with China, five years after suspending it

Sri Lanka minister mulls paths of self-sufficiency or economic freedom for 2023

Out of 1645 items which under import bans after 2020 monetary instability, 795 have been removed

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

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
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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

Sri Lanka to use US$20mn from Indian credit for animal feed

Maize imports to improve availability of animal feed

August 12, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka food prices down over open account imports: Minister

More money from Indian credit line

August 11, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka air travellers warned of confiscation, fines by Customs

To face confiscation of goods under the Customs Ordinance and Import and Export Control Act and additional fines

August 10, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka President lifts import ban on glyphosate

Glyphosate now under import permit

August 8, 2022 1 min read