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Sri Lanka airport vaccinates frontline staff against Coronavirus

Sri Lanka has started to vaccinate frontline aviation sector staff on a voluntary basis, the Indian Ocean island's state...

February 21, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka extends landing and parking fee waivers at Mattala, Ratmalana airports

Sri Lanka has extended a waiver of parking and landing fees for charter operators at two airports in the country until ...

February 16, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka gets 1,000 air passengers a day as scheduled carriers and charters return

Sri Lanka is getting about 1,000 passengers a day including tourists and returning residents after airports formally ope...

February 12, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka withdrew from East Terminal deal due to dispute over terms: Minister

Sri Lanka withdrew from an agreement to jointly complete East Container Terminal in Colombo port with India and Japan du...

February 12, 2021 1 min read
Sri Lanka's fuel crisis will not impact aviation services: minister

Steps have been taken to ensure the services provided to SriLankan Airlines are never disrupted, the minister said.

Sri Lanka's Access Logistics Park gets 36-acre state land

The long lease will be based on the estimation of the Government Chief Valuer

Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port gets new gear for heavy load handling

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Chinese-run Hambantota port on the south coast has got new equipment designed to...

November 6, 2018 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines traffic falls as newcomer steals market share

ECONOMYNEXT- State-owned national carrier SriLankan Airlines brought 641,634 tourists to the country in 2017, down 2.1 p...

November 5, 2018 4 min read

Sri Lanka Air Force to develop Palali airport for commercial flights

Sri Lanka's air forces had been given the go ahead to upgrade Palaly airport in Jaffna, for commercial flights in a bid ...

October 26, 2018 1 min read

Sri Lankan private bonded warehouses allowed to clear LCL cargo

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka is allowing privately-held warehouses to clear goods imported in less than a container load of ca...

October 23, 2018 1 min read

Sri Lanka-India air liberalisation not fully exploited by domestic carriers

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka has not been able to fully capitalise on the near-monopoly position it holds on the Sri Lanka-In...

October 17, 2018 1 min read

Sri Lanka state airline to fly to Europe after finding partner: Tourism Minister

State-run SriLankan Airlines plans to find a joint venture partner by end 2018 and will resume flight to Europe, Tourism...

October 5, 2018 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines says named world's most punctual airline

ECONOMYNEXT - SriLankan Airlines said it has been named the world’s most punctual airline in September 2018, acco...

October 5, 2018 1 min read

SriLankan Catering services used free of charge for political, social events

ECONOMYNEXT-The profitable catering arm of the loss-making state-owned national carrier SriLankan Airlines had supplied ...

October 4, 2018 2 min read

Indian shipping modernisation threatens Sri Lankan transhipment volumes

ECONOMYNEXT – The modernisation of Indian ports and liberalisation of regulations could threaten the container tr...

October 4, 2018 2 min read

Sri Lankan new car importers call for controls on competition

ECONOMYNEXT – Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA) has urged Sri Lanka’s government to regulate vehicle...

October 4, 2018 5 min read
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China State Construction Engineering wins Sri Lanka’s airport terminal deal

ECONOMYNEXT – China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd. has won a contract to build a pre-fabricated ...

October 3, 2018 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s ship agency liberalisation will draw foreign investment, cut costs: Eran

ECONOMYNEXT – Liberalising Sri Lanka’s ship agency sector will attract foreign investment, improve efficie...

October 2, 2018 2 min read

Contentious Sri Lanka shipping reforms under spotlight at forum

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lankan government plans to liberalise shipping by removing foreign ownership controls will be discusse...

October 1, 2018 2 min read

Sri Lanka's BOI says rail deal rejected on weak information and tax-holiday demands

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's Board of Investments said it has rejected an investment proposal for a high-speed railway proj...

September 26, 2018 2 min read

Suzuki small cars dominate Sri Lanka August vehicle registrations

ECONOMYNEXT – Suzuki small cars continued to dominate new and pre-owned vehicle registrations in Sri Lanka in Aug...

September 25, 2018 1 min read

Japan keen on China-run Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka

ECONOMYNEXT - Japan’s aid agency said it is in talks with Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG), a China - ...

September 17, 2018 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port to boost volumes with K-Line terminal deal

Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port said it has signed a terminal service agreement with Japan's K-Line, which will lead to more...

September 13, 2018 1 min read

Sri Lankan airline jettisons cashews after Sirisena's nut rage

Sri Lanka’s hugely loss-making national carrier Sri Lankan withdrew cashews from aircraft after President Maithri...

September 12, 2018 2 min read

Auditors qualify Sri Lanka’s Mercantile Shipping Company accounts

Auditors have given a qualified opinion on the accounts of Sri Lanka’s Mercantile Shipping Company with the group...

September 10, 2018 3 min read

SriLankan Airlines Catering makes Rs3.9bn net profit

ECONOMYNEXT – SriLankan Airlines’ catering unit, which has a monopoly at the island’s two internati...

September 10, 2018 2 min read
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