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Monday October 18th, 2021
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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...

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Sri Lanka President, India's Jaishankar discuss East Container Terminal, LNG plant

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapasksa had discussed the East Container Terminal of the Colombo Port and a liquefied ...

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Sri Lanka seeking investor for East Terminal, expert committee report awaited: Ports Minister

Sri Lanka is seeking an investor to complete the East Container Terminal of the Colombo Port and a report from a technic...

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Sri Lanka port workers object to India, offer to find US$500mn for terminal

Sri Lanka port workers objecting to a plan to get Indian led investment to develop a container in Colombo have offered t...

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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

Sri Lanka looks to raise port charges

Sri Lanka is looking to raise charges and get more revenue from port services, Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samar...

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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...

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Indian shipping modernisation threatens Sri Lankan transhipment volumes

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

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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...

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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...

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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 - ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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Sri Lanka’s shipping community agree on anti-corruption policy

ECONOMYNEXT – Key segments of Sri Lanka’s shipping community have agreed on an anti-corruption and zero to...

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Sri Lankan port transshipment volumes up 19.8-pct in first half

ECONOMYNEXT – Container transshipment volumes at Sri Lanka’s Colombo port grew 19.8% to 2.7 million contai...

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Sri Lanka shipping sector still corrupt, Shippers’ Council chief says

ECONOMYNEXT – Corrupt practices are is still prevalent in the shipping sector which, along with government polici...

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Sri Lankan industry told to face competition, no protection

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s government is committed to further opening up the economy and industry must be r...

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Maersk extends store-to-door integrated logistics service to Sri Lanka

Danish shipping line Maersk plans to offer its new ‘store-to-door’ service in Sri Lanka, under a global str...

Rohan Gunasekera

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