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IndiGo flights to Sri Lanka from India starting on Sept 10

Flights from Mumbai, Kochi and Chennai

September 10, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s Expolanka buys US-based Complete Transport System for $6.1mn

The deal follows the acquisition of a South American logistic company

September 9, 2021 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines to resume direct flights to Paris thrice a week

"This new service will allow leisure and business travelers alike to travel to and from Paris non-stop".

September 7, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka awards coal barge contract to Shreeji Shipping of India

Contract for the period 2021/2022 and 2022/2023

August 31, 2021 1 min read
Seventeen ships turned back after Colombo Port anti-tax protests, claims minister

"The result of the protests will be the strengthening of those ports and the collapse of ours," he said

New SriLankan Airlines business plan focuses on routes, fleet

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s loss-making national carrier said it has drawn up a new business plan aimed at r...

April 4, 2019 3 min read

India's Ircon wins US$91mn deal to modernise northern Sri Lanka rail line

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's government has awarded India’s Ircon International Ltd. a contract for 91.3 million US ...

April 3, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka investment agency opens centre in Hambantota port

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Board of Investment (BOI) has set up a ‘one-stop’ service centre at...

April 3, 2019 2 min read

Student enrolment propels 40-pct growth in Sri Lanka logistics institute membership

ECONOMYNEXT – Membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in Sri Lanka grew 40 percen...

April 3, 2019 2 min read

First Sri Lanka multimodal transport centre opens Sunday

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s first multimodal transport centre enabling travellers to easily switch between r...

March 29, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka state firm to buy 37 luxury buses from Softlogic

ECONOMYNEXT - State-run Sri Lanka Transport Board has awarded a contract to supply 37 luxury buses to Softlogic Automobi...

March 28, 2019 1 min read

Mahindra TREO electric trishaws launched in Sri Lanka

Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd of India has launched its TREO electric trishaw in Sri Lanka which will reduce pollution and n...

March 27, 2019 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines to increase flights to Tokyo to five a week

ECONOMYNEXT - SriLankan Airlines is increasing its number of flights to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport to f...

March 27, 2019 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines London-Colombo flight diverted owing to medical emergency

ECONOMYNEXT - SriLankan Airlines said an overnight flight from London to Colombo Sunday was diverted to Bucharest, Roman...

March 25, 2019 2 min read

GAC Sri Lanka gets new chief, eyes outsourcing business

ECONOMYNEXT – Ravi Edirisinghe has been appointed director and chief executive in Sri Lanka of GAC Group, a globa...

March 25, 2019 2 min read
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Sri Lanka expects a deal with India on Mattala airport in three months: PM

Sri Lanka is expecting to conclude a deal with India to operate Mattala airport in the next three months, Prime Minister...

March 25, 2019 1 min read

Suburban Sri Lankans spend six years in traffic

An average Sri Lankan living in the outer suburbs of the capital Colombo will spend around six years of their life on th...

March 21, 2019 2 min read

60-pct foreign ownership in Sri Lanka shipping, Maersk keen on East Terminal

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka will raise foreign ownership in ship agencies to 60 percent in the first stage of liberal...

March 15, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka vehicle registrations fall in February as demand slows

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan vehicle registrations fell sharply in February 2019 to 2,347 units from 3,147 units the ...

March 14, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka Ports Authority to buy three cranes from China

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority is to buy three ship-to-shore gantry cranes from China’s Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Ind...

March 14, 2019 1 min read

No Boeing B737 Max aircraft flying over or to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is monitoring the safety issue of Boeing B737 Max aircraft after a crash in Ethiopia, but no aircraft is overf...

March 13, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka’s Dockyard eyes LNG storage, hi-tech, smaller vessels

ECONOMYNEXT – Colombo Dockyard, Sri Lanka’s listed shipyard, is changing its shipbuilding strategy and aim...

March 13, 2019 2 min read

New Sri Lanka logistics park to offer inventory management, handle returns

ECONOMYNEXT – A logistics facility Sri Lankan conglomerate John Keells Holdings is building with an investment of...

March 11, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka gets Japanese Rs48bn soft loan for light rail

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka Monday signed an agreement with Japan for a soft loan to build a light rail transit (LRT)...

March 11, 2019 4 min read

SriLankan Airlines all-women crew flies to Singapore

State-run SriLankan Airlines said its first all-female crew flew an airliner to Singapore.

March 8, 2019 1 min read
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