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X-Press Pearl watched by India Coast Guard for oil spill off Sri Lanka

Indian Coast Guard vessels have the equipment to contain an oil spill

May 29, 2021 2 min read

Si Lanka halts coastal fishing over X-Press Pearl pollution hitting 5,600 boats

Sea polluted with debris and plastic granules

May 28, 2021 3 min read

X-Press Pearl fire orgin is still a mystery, Sri Lanka official says

Actually this (leaking container) was on deck. The fire started in the Number 02 hold

May 28, 2021 3 min read

X-Press Pearl came to China run terminal, SLPA says rendered all assistance

No notice was given of an acid leak before arriving

May 28, 2021 2 min read

SriLankan MRO ready for C-checks on A320NEO

SriLankan Engineering said it had completed its first C-check on an Airbus A320neo aircraft and is ready to offer servic...

February 13, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka shipping policy to encourage ship finance

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s new national policy for its maritime and logistics sectors has recommended sever...

February 12, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Expolanka Freight net up 39-pct

Profits at Sri Lanka's Expolanka Freight Holdings Plc grew 39 percent to 469 million rupees in the December 2018 quarter...

February 8, 2019 2 min read

Colombo Dockyard gets US$3mn deal for Sri Lanka Ports Authority pilot boats

ECONOMYNEXT - Colombo Dockyard has won a 3.12 million US dollar order to build two pilot boats for the Sri Lanka Ports A...

February 5, 2019 1 min read

Strategic partner for SriLankan suggested by committee

An expert committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena had suggested finding a strategic partner to make the ai...

January 31, 2019 2 min read

New Sri Lanka shipping policy sees lower dependence on Indian cargo

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s new national policy for its maritime and logistics sectors foresees reduced depe...

January 31, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka trying to reduce delays at international airport

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Arjuna Ranatunga said new measures were being ...

January 31, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka to review proposed port tariff hike after protests

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka has appointed a committee to review a hike in port charges proposed in late 2018, and no change ...

January 29, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lankan Airlines needs debt restructuring, raising capital: committee

A committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena has recommended debt re-structuring and capital raising as the b...

January 28, 2019 1 min read

India funds for Sri Lanka railways climb to US$1.3bn

Sri Lanka is beginning to commission diesel multiple units supplied under a 100 million dollar credit line from India, w...

January 28, 2019 1 min read
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SriLankan Airlines lose Rs40bn amid currency fall

State-run SriLankan Airlines had lost 135 million US dollars (40 billion rupees) up from 66 million US dollars (11 billi...

January 23, 2019 2 min read

Aercap leases unusable aircraft to SriLankan Airlines

Aercap leased an unusable A330 aircraft to state-run SriLankan Airlines as part of a deal reached in 2017 with the then ...

January 18, 2019 1 min read

ADB to finance US$300mn Sri Lanka elevated port highway

Manila-based Asian Development Bank will help build an elevated access highway to Sri Lanka with financing of 300 millio...

January 17, 2019 1 min read

Kavan Ratnayaka new chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority

ECONOMYNEXT - Kavan Ratnayaka, former head of tourism development, has been appointed the new chairman of the state-run ...

January 17, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port diversifies into cement industry cargo

ECONOMYNEXT – Hambantota International Port (HIP) has handled its first shipment for the cement industry, enablin...

January 16, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port business diversifying, ship calls up

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port has seen a sharp increase in vessel calls in 2018 with its busin...

January 10, 2019 2 min read

New Sri Lanka logistics facility targets exporters

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s investment agency has approved a project to build a warehouse and container depo...

January 8, 2019 1 min read

Global player to run bunkering in Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port

ECONOMYNEXT – A global player in the bunkering business will be selected soon to supply ship fuel at Sri Lankaââ...

January 7, 2019 2 min read

A committee to decide future of SriLankan Airlines

A committee headed by State Minister for Finance Eran Wickremeratne has been appointed to decide on the future of state-...

January 7, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka based Hayleys Advantis to manage Abu Dhabi container depot

Sri Lanka-based Hayleys Advantis said it had won a deal to manage a container depot in Abu Dhabi, built by UAE based Tru...

January 6, 2019 2 min read
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