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Sri Lanka's main int'l airport apologises for rapid PCR rush seen in viral video

The video showed a frustrated crowd gathered at the facility, with no social distancing between them, shouting.

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Air Seychelles to operate two flights to Sri Lanka in November

Air Seychelles is the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles.

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Sri Lanka airport starts online health declarations

This system aims to reduce queuing time at the airport and reduce physical form filling

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Flight from Sri Lanka to flag-off Kushinagar airport in India

A delegation of politicians and monks to city of significance to Buddhists

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India's Vistara Airlines resumes Sri Lanka flights

The airline will expand to daily operations between Delhi and Mumbai

Sri Lanka Airport Aviation Services loses Rs1.7bn in Covid-19

In 2019 without Covid AASL made profits of 15.2 billion rupees.

Sri Lanka's Hambantota port backed by China's Sinopec to expand bunkers offering

First cruise ship since Covid-19 pandemic calls at Hambantota

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Sri Lanka's Katunanayake, Mattala airports to run IFS ERP

The software will connect smaller airports owned and operated by the state-run AASL

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Sri Lanka's Adani-JKH US$650mn port terminal gets 25-year tax holiday

First 600mn phase to be operation in 36-months

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Sri Lanka Ports Authority profits Rs4.9bn up to April 2021

SLPA revenues had grown 23 percent to 17,024 million rupees

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SriLankan resumes weekly flights to Russia

Moscow flights are a significant air link that opens to the gateway of the South Asian region

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SriLankan MRO begins servicing Qatar aircraft

Plans to set up more facilities at regional airports

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Sri Lanka's ExpoLanka Holdings profits surge in June 2021

"This was driven by a surge in consumer demand in the US retail markets"

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Sri Lanka's Adani backed container terminal finalizing design, structuring: John Keells

Work is progressing well towards meeting the conditions stipulated in the LOI

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China firm proposes US$200mn cargo services centre in Colombo Port

Panel to evaluate the proposal

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Emirates extends suspension of passengers from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh

Emirates Airlines made this announcement on its website on July 24 in line with UAE government directives.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka container volumes up 19-pct in May 2021

Transshipment containers grew 14 percent to 464,269 unit though down from 483,732 pre-Covid

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Sri Lanka shippers welcome ruling on extra import freight charges

Delivery order fees capped

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Sri Lanka's China-backed Hambantota port volumes up 186-pct in 2021 first half

Cargo handled was 1,206,425 metric tonnes up from 420,421 metric tonnes a year ago.

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SriLankan Airlines loses Rs58bn to Feb 2021 amid Coronavirus

Accumulated loses rise to Rs384bn

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Sri Lanka's Mattala Airport gets international health certificate

Sri Lanka's Bandaranaike International Airport received ACI accreditation on January 11.

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Sri Lanka detectives drop another bombshell in X-Press Pearl probe

More communication records missing

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SriLankan gets top health rating from airline safety group

In January 2021 SriLankan was also awarded a “Platinum” standard for its extra safety measures and hygiene precautio...

Mahadiya Hamza

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X-Press Pearl - Sri Lanka's shipping agents group explains background on dangerous cargo

Most ships routinely carry hazardous cargo subject to rules

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Boxship MSC Messina hit by engine room fire after leaving Sri Lanka

Another vessel within sight

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Nihal Keppetipola takes over as Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority

He had been managing director of the agency and Harbhour Master in Colombo

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