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Saturday November 27th, 2021
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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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Hambantota port builds station for Sri Lanka police

Hambantota International Port, run by China's CM Ports group as a joint venture with Sri Lanka Ports Authority said it h...

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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

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

Sea polluted with debris and plastic granules

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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Maersk presses for Sri Lanka ship agency, logistics ownership liberalisation

ECONOMYNEXT – Danish shipping line Maersk has said it is waiting for Sri Lanka’s government to implement p...

Rohan Gunasekera

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Pay hike seen hitting Sri Lanka Ports Authority profit

ECONOMYNEXT – A pay hike demanded by stevedores unions at Colombo port after the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA)...

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China rejects debt trap charge; says making Sri Lanka logistics hub

China has rejected charges of creating a debt trap in Sri Lanka despite gaining a 99-year lease on a port, which is much...

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Sri Lanka PM says turning white elephants green

The Sri Lankan government has started to turn around Hambantota port, a white elepant that was draining a state port age...

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Sri Lanka says pressing ahead with shipping liberalization, amid Indian moves

Sri Lanka will press ahead with liberalizing the island’s shipping industry Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera ...

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China’s CM Port makes last payment to Sri Lanka for Hambantota Port

ECONOMYNEXT – Chinese global port operator China Merchant Port Holdings Limited (CM Port) has paid Sri Lanka the ...

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Sri Lanka’s SAGT gets third service from Japanese shipping group

ECONOMYNEXT – Ocean Network Express (ONE), the mega carrier born out of the merger between three Japanese shippi...

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