Pathirana said exemptions have been made for items that have been recognised as essential.
I believe there are greater opportunities for co-operation between Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
From one acre there are people who have earned 4 million rupees
IT industry also hit from ban on computer items
Seeds, fertilizer and some agro chemicals
Plantations Minister looking to limit imports
We have to act before the economy falls off a complete precipice
Exports also up
Forex shortages are a problem associated with pegged exchange rates which do not allow short term rates to float
India is also recognised as a key investment partner of Sri Lanka
A transparent process will be followed
About US$200mn expected to be allocated for medicines
Finalising the proposed FTA between Sri Lanka and China would immensely benefit the local market and products
Milk tea -- a mix of hot, strong tea with powdered and usually sugar -- is a favourite beverage in Sri Lanka.
A 400g pack will be sold at 790 rupees while a 1kg pack will be sold at 1,945 rupees.
US$ 1 billion credit line signed for essential commodities
India has promised a billion US dollar credit line for imports
In the 9 months to September 2021, gross trade credits went up US$478mn
Sri Lanka's dollar shortage has forced its central bank to impose ban of several imports and seek credit lines
Many patients tempted to buy drugs in small amount "without taking them for the prescribed period of time." - MCPA
Strategic Development Law projects may be given exemptions
Some exporters have also started to convert, market participants said
No active trading is expected for the rest of the day
Some items have been brought under licensing, some under taxes and some under taxes and licensing
The cabinet approved it before the decision was made to change the exchange rate