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Sri Lanka expects tourists from Germany, Dubai as airports re-open

Sri Lanka is expecting the first tourists from Germany and Dubai after Colombo and Mattala airports re-opened for touris...

January 21, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka Air Force boosts canine capacity

Twenty canines brought from the Netherlands and trained to detect explosives and drugs with support from the Civil Aviat...

January 15, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka port terminal: India's Adani group and partners to hold 49-pct

India's Adani group and their partners will hold 49 percent and the Sri Lanka government a majority of 51 percent in a c...

January 14, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka airport gets international health safety certification

Sri Lanka's main international airport in Katunayake has been certified as having complied to internationally recognized...

January 13, 2021 1 min read
Air Seychelles to operate two flights to Sri Lanka in November

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

Sri Lanka airport starts online health declarations

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

Sri Lanka's Colombo port grows fastest in the world in first half of 2018

Container handling at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port grew 15.6 percent in the first half of 2018, which was the fastest in the...

September 10, 2018 2 min read

Sri Lanka inks US$82.6mn rail passenger coach deal with India

State-run Sri Lanka Railways has inked a 82.64 million US dollar deal to buy 160 passenger coaches from RITES Ltd, the I...

September 8, 2018 1 min read

Sri Lanka sees 180 train suicides in 2017

In 2017, 180 persons had been killed after throwing themselves at trains to commit suicide while another 4 persons passe...

September 7, 2018 1 min read

Sri Lanka car registration up in July, tax not yet hit

Sri Lanka's motor car registrations grew 137 percent to 7,193 units in July 2018 despite a hike in taxes, as there was a...

August 31, 2018 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines resumes flights to Cochin

ECONOMYNEXT – SriLankan Airlines said it resumed flights to the southern Indian city of Cochin on Thursday, 30th ...

August 30, 2018 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s EFL takes over SG Holdings operation in Malaysia

ECONOMYNEXT - Expolanka Freight (EFL), a global freight-forwarding company headquartered in Sri Lanka and part of the Ex...

August 30, 2018 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines to have three daily flights between Colombo and Singapore

ECONOMYNEXT - SriLankan Airlines said it will increase frequencies between Colombo and Singapore to 21 flights a week wi...

August 29, 2018 1 min read

Sri Lanka's freedom of navigation initiative aims for platform to resolve issues: PM

Sri Lanka's freedom of navigation initiative is to create a rules based mechanism where Indian Ocean littoral states and...

August 28, 2018 3 min read

Sri Lanka and India discuss fast tracking Indian Ocean naval, security deal

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj had discussed the need to fas...

August 27, 2018 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines drained by high commissions paid to GSAs owned by one person

SriLankan Airlines had been drained by unusually high commissions paid to general sales agencies operating in several co...

August 27, 2018 5 min read
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Sri Lanka committed to Indian Ocean freedom of navigation, PM assures Japan

Sri Lanka is committed to the freedom of navigation in the Indian Ocean, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had said du...

August 24, 2018 2 min read

Sri Lanka to start first boat service in Colombo canals with navy

ECONOMYNEXT – The Sri Lankan government is to start a passenger boat service on canals in the capital Colombo wit...

August 22, 2018 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines to swap Airbus A350s for smaller planes

State-run SriLankan Airlines is on track to renegotiate an order for four Airbus A350 long haul aircraft for other aircr...

August 22, 2018 2 min read

Sri Lanka to resume search for investor for SriLankan Airlines

Sri Lanka will re-start its search for a new partner for state-run SriLankan Airlines within the next three months throu...

August 21, 2018 2 min read

Sri Lanka finance minister slams neo-feudal bar on youth entry to service sector

SrI Lanka's finance minister Mangala Samaraweera has slammed a shocking neo-feudal law barring unemployed youth from ent...

August 19, 2018 4 min read

SriLankan offers Trivandrun or any other South Indian airport after Cochin closure

SriLankan Airlines said customers booked for Cochin which is closed till August 26 after floods could fly to any other S...

August 17, 2018 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines lose millions as ex-Chairman interferes in Paris flight

Nishantha Wickramasinghe, brother-in-law of ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa had caused millions of rupees in losses and r...

August 16, 2018 5 min read

SriLankan Airlines suspends flights to Cochin until August 18

ECONOMYNEXT - SriLankan Airlines said it has temporarily suspended flights to and from the South Indian city of Cochin u...

August 15, 2018 1 min read

Japan diplomats, defence officials, visit Sri Lanka's Hambantota port

A delegation of senior Japanese diplomats and military officials had visited Sri Lanka's Hambantota port, which is now o...

August 9, 2018 1 min read

Hambantota port control to revert to Sri Lanka after 80-years for one dollar

Sri Lanka can will regain a majority stake in the terminal company at Hambantota port from China after 80-years for one ...

August 9, 2018 2 min read