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Wednesday September 27th, 2023

French government aids Sri Lanka in satellite technology oil spill monitoring system

It will help Sri Lanka gain expertise in the fight against marine pollution through the use of cutting-edge technologies

September 12, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka customs confiscates mis-declared arecanut

Sri Lanka Customs confiscates arecanut valued at 27,484,868 rupees.

September 12, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka Ports Authority has 914 excess staff, pays overtime


September 10, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's China-backed Hambantota Port expands RORO yard

Nine main shipping lines are now using the port for vehicle transshipment

June 18, 2023 1 min read
Sri Lanka India industrial zone around Trinco, maritime links mooted

Sri Lanka to participate in The Global Maritime India Summit

Sri Lanka Customs confiscates 4.5 million illicit cigarettes, offers reward for whistleblowers

Reward of up to thirty percent of smuggled item's value offered

Sri Lanka's Colombo North Port growth will be linked to India: President

India has strong prospects for growth

April 23, 2023 7 min read

China Merchants, Sri Lanka's Access to build US$392mn logistics hub

The 530,000 CBM facility will begin construction in 2023 and be completed in 2025

April 22, 2023 2 min read

US Transport Dept in collaboration talks with Sri Lanka port

Officials of the U.S. Department of Transportation discussed on further collaboration

April 13, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka exports will be hit after freight surcharge gazette removed: shippers


March 13, 2023 5 min read

Sri Lanka unions threaten to cripple economy against IMF-backed reforms

“If the government still doesn’t get it, at midnight on March 14 all trains will stop, as will power supply."

March 13, 2023 5 min read

China Merchants, Sinopec teams seeking Sri Lanka investments: embassy

CM Ports is already running Hambantota Port

March 12, 2023 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

March 8, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to crush illegally imported vehicle parts to be sold as scrap metal

Most illegal spare parts that need a license are imported by mixing them with legal spare parts

February 21, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka awaits salvage of X-Press Pearl wreck to make second damage claim

Salvage had been delayed due to bad weather

February 1, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Expolanka net down 87-pct as Fed stops printing money

Both air and sea freight see contraction as global trade volumes fall

January 29, 2023 2 min read
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Sri Lanka cabinet clears China backed cargo service centre

It will be developed with a 150 million US dollar investment

January 24, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's ECT revenue rises as government awaiting for Japan offer response

Sri Lanka's dilomatic ties with Japan, India severed after it unilaterally cancelled a tripartite deal

January 2, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka importers see freight costs plunge after US tightening

Today a container from Shanghai to Colombo is 1,100 US dollars. Back to normal.

December 22, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Navy rescues 104 Myanmar boat people

In rough sea conditions, the Navy made a strenuous effort and rescued those 104 Myanmar nationals

December 19, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka offers East Container Terminal to Japan: President

Sri Lanka cancelled the ECT deal with India and China unilaterally in February 2021

December 5, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Ports Authority East Terminal contractor paid: Minister

Every penny we collect as dollars we are keeping them separately

December 4, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka China-backed port to welcome second cruise ship

Mein Schiff 5 was the first cruise ship to call at Hambantota since the Coronavirus pandemic

December 1, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka 2023 budget proposes logistic hubs to boost trade

Sri Lanka has been in the process of coming out of an unprecedented economic crisis

November 16, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's China-backed Port eyes Japan reconditioned car shipments

Expects to transship more than 500,000 new vehicles this year

November 7, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's China-backed Hambantota Port enters bonded fertilizer business

A cement raw material warehouse also to come on stream

November 2, 2022 1 min read