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Sri Lanka's Mattala airport offers aircraft parking services to Covid-hit airlines

Sri Lanka's Mattala international airport has offered aircraft parking services as thousands of aircraft are grounded w...

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Sri Lanka allows 12-hour transit at Colombo airport amid Covid-19 controls

Sri Lanka is allowing 12 hour transit at Colombo airport, the Indian Ocean island's Civil Aviation Authority told carrie...

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SriLankan Airlines in rescue flights for China, UK, and Australia in Covid battle

SriLankan Airlines which halted scheduled flights to Colombo has flown rescue flights for China, UK and Australia, and i...

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SriLankan Airlines rescue flights to Nepal, India, Pakistan to return 433 citizens

SriLankan Airlines said it will operate rescue flights to Nepal, India and Pakistan to bring back stranded travelers fro...

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Sri Lanka forum on port development, investment or sale

Sri Lanka port development will be the focus of a forum conducted by Advocata Institute on February 12 amid attempts to ...

Sri Lanka has not told India and Japan it is pulling out of Port deal

Sri Lankan government is yet to officially tell India and Japan that it is withdrawing from the trilateral agreement tha...

Sri Lanka Dockyard says ship building recovery not in sight yet

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan shipbuilder Colombo Dockyard said 2017 was yet another tough year for ship yards despite...

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Sri Lanka John Keells unit gets land in logistics zone

ECONOMYNEXT – John Keells Logistics (Pvt.) Ltd., part of Sri Lanka’s John Keells Holdings group, will get ...

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Sri Lanka seeks investors for traffic management system

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s government is working with Korea’s aid agency to select investors for an ...

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Small cars zoom ahead of tuk-tuks after Sri Lanka budget

ECONOMYNEXT - Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera's move to slash duty has encouraged the import of smaller cars which ...

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Sri Lanka’s Colombo Dockyard near profit in December quarter

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Colombo Dockyard narrowed its losses further to just Rs192,000 in the December 2...

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Sri Lanka small car, heavy truck imports rebound in January

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan vehicle imports recovered in January 2018 with big increases seen in small cars, scooter...

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Sri Lanka Ports Authority, SAGT recognized

Sri Lanka Ports Authority, a state port agency and South Asia Gateway Terminals which operates a terminal, has been reco...

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India’s RITES gets Sri Lanka central expressway consultancy deal

ECONOMYNEXT – Indian engineering consultancy company RITES Limited has won a contract to provide advisory service...

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SMEC, RDC to do Sri Lanka elevated highway feasibility

ECONOMYNEXT – SMEC International Pty, a unit of Singapore-based urban planning consultancy Surbana Jurong Pvt Ltd...

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SriLankan Airlines says flights delayed , congestion at airport

ECONOMYNEXT - SriLankan Airlines said it was experiencing flight delays and congestion at Colombo’s international...

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Sri Lanka's Colombo port container volumes up 16.4-pct in January 2018

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port handled 564,155 containers in January 2018, up 16.4 percent from a year earlier, with transhipm...

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US-based GE wins US$48mn Sri Lanka locomotive deal

US-based General Electric Company has won 48 million US dollar deal to supply locomotives for SR Lanka's state-run railw...

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Sri Lanka's Expolanka Holdings net up 22-pct

Sri Lanka-based Expolanka Plc, an international logistics company said profits in the December 2018 quarter rose 22 perc...

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Sri Lanka’s Walkers Colombo Shipyard launches harbour tug

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Walkers Colombo Shipyard (Private) Limited has completed the construction of its...

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Sri Lanka to lease Mattala airport to India by August: report

Sri Lanka is expecting to wrap up leasing Mattala Airport, a rarely used facility, which was built with loans from China...

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Sri Lanka's Colombo port volumes up 8.3-pct in 2017

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port has ended 207 handling 6.2 million containers up 8.3 percent in 2017, with the state-run ports ...

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Thales wins Sri Lanka Flight Information Management System deal

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka has given a contract to France-based aerospace and defense group Thales to modernise its flight ...

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SriLankan Airlines says Weliamuna allegations probed by police, Bribery Commission

ECONOMYNEXT - Police and Bribery Commission were investigating allegations of corruption and abuse of power at SriLankan...

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Sri Lanka to buy electric buses for BRT system

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka’s government bus service is to buy 50 electric buses for a planned Bus Rapid Transit (BR...

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Ashok Leyland Sri Lanka unit December net profit up 81-pct

ECONOMYNEXT – The Sri Lankan unit of Ashok Leyland has reported a sharp rise in net profit for the December 2017 ...

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