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Friday May 24th, 2024

Sri Lanka's Pick Me powers JumJum mobike app in Nepal

The app called JumJum (Let’s Go) will initially launch in Kathmandu

May 14, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka railway track upgrade with India credit line begins

India has provided over a billion US dollars to upgrade railways

January 8, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka seeks foreign investors for 200-electric bus service

Charging points require larger number of buses to recover investment

August 30, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka Railways to be studied by restructuring committee

People asking that the railways be privatized

July 25, 2023 1 min read
Sri Lanka plans aircraft dismantling at Mattala Airport 

To boost utilization of the airport government approval has been received for several new activities

Sri Lanka to build road fund with fuel tax, revenue licenses

Fuel and car license fess to be taxed

Sri Lanka apparel exporters object to planned change in shipping charges


January 20, 2023 6 min read

India lends over US$1.1bn to upgrade Sri Lanka Railways

About US$180mn project ongoing or planned

January 9, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's China-backed port mulls yard expansion amid roaring RO-RO business

In 2022, HIP handled a total volume of 558,188 units through 249 vessel calls, which is expected to increase.

January 8, 2023 1 min read

India's IRCON to upgrade Sri Lanka's Northern railway track for Rs33bn

Colombo Jaffna direct trains halted from 5 months from Jan 05

December 28, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka 2023 budget proposes logistic hubs to boost trade

Sri Lanka has been in the process of coming out of an unprecedented economic crisis

November 16, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka railways in losses despite fare hike

In 2021 Sri Lanka Railways lost Rs10.3bn rupees

September 30, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka plans to sell tickets in US dollars to tourists: Minister

Hotels charge in US dollars, I do not see why we cannot

September 28, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka railways seek forex from scrap metal amid currency crisis

We are collecting old rails and other metal scrap to sell

September 22, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to allow electric tuk tuks

To reduce fossil fuels

August 9, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka PM reveals plan to prevent tuk-tuk fuel shortage

Three-wheel drivers have been significantly affected by the fuel shortage, price hike

Neshella Perera
June 3, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka Railway promises normal operations, union leader says no


May 5, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka raises bus fares 15-pct after rupee collapse

The minimum fare had gone up from 17 to 20 rupees

March 15, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Ports Authority to waive penalties for delayed containers as dollar bites

"We can’t even be sure of the exact number of requested waivers as we have received many in a short period.’’

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
February 23, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka warned of 'kota uda' vehicles as forex crisis bites spare parts

If the transportation sector grinds to a halt, that would have a severe impact on exports and tourism

February 18, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Railways starts Mt Lavinia to Jaffna train with India support

Another Indian firm is upgrading railway tracks between on the Maho-Anuradhapura-Omanthai track.

January 10, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka gets more railway coaches from India under US$82.6mn deal

RITES will also supply two AC diesel multiple units (DMU) to Sri Lanka Railways.

September 18, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka rupee plunges as car registrations collapse under import controls

Sri Lanka rupee has fallen from 186 to around 194 to the US dollar in January 2021 as new car imports and registrations ...

March 1, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka to drop provincial prefixes from vehicle number plates

Sri Lanka will drop provincial pre-fixes from vehicle numbers to end the hassle of changing plates when a person from a ...

December 15, 2020 1 min read

China delayed loan to Sri Lanka expressway for 4.5 years: ex-highways minister

China delayed a loan for an expressway to Kandy for 4.5 years though the building contract was awarded to a Chinese cont...

Chanka Jayasinghe
December 9, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka lifts government fees on long-distance buses during Covid-19 crisis

ri Lanka will lift a series of fees charged from inter-provincial private bus operators from March to December 2020 to r...

November 10, 2020 1 min read
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