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Tuesday November 29th, 2022

Sri Lanka's China backed port visited by top Japan foreign officers

Sought information relating to port activity and the economy of the southern part of Sri Lanka

May 1, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's China-backed port visited by Defence Attachés

USA, Maldives, France, Germany, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland

March 20, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa, Indian PM Modi meet ahead of USD 1 bln credit line deal

The USD 1 billion credit line is expected to be signed during Rahjapaksa's visit, which was postponed twice.

March 16, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Ports Authority to waive penalties for delayed containers as dollar bites

"We can’t even be sure of the exact number of requested waivers as we have received many in a short period.’’

February 23, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka detectives drop another bombshell in X-Press Pearl probe

More communication records missing

June 30, 2021 3 min read

X-Press Pearl - Sri Lanka's shipping agents group explains background on dangerous cargo

Most ships routinely carry hazardous cargo subject to rules

June 29, 2021 8 min read

Boxship MSC Messina hit by engine room fire after leaving Sri Lanka

Another vessel within sight

June 25, 2021 1 min read

Nihal Keppetipola takes over as Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority

He had been managing director of the agency and Harbhour Master in Colombo

June 23, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka links some turtle deaths to X-Press Pearl fire, whale death probed

Some fish coming ashore have also had plastic nurdles (polypropylene granules) that had spilt from the ship.

Imesh Ranasinghe
June 19, 2021 5 min read

X-Press Pearl fully sunk off Sri Lanka, sonar search planned for lost containers

Navigation warning lights to be installed to warn other ships

June 17, 2021 2 min read

X-Press Pearl chemicals likely to get diluted off Sri Lanka seas: official

Plastics collection is a key focus

June 15, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka arrests X-Press Pearl captain under pollution law, seeks IMO expertise

IMO expertise also sought

June 14, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka seeks US$40mn in interim damages from X-Press Pearl

Expert Committees to assess longer term damage

June 12, 2021 1 min read

Partially sunken X-Press Pearl off Sri Lanka leaching grey material into sea

Vessel carried over 800 tonnes of caustic soda and also urea

June 11, 2021 2 min read
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Sri Lanka to probe spill-like satellite images of X-Press Pearl wreck: Minister

Up to June 09 no oil spill was reported on the vessel that carried sodium hydroxide

June 10, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka should modernise maritime policy, review role of shipping agents: Shippers' Council

Maritime conventions have to be ratified, firefighting and other services upgraded

June 9, 2021 4 min read

Sri Lanka scrapes 1,075 tonnes of X-Press Pearl waste off shores

"We are doing a complete study (adyanayak) about the incident."

June 9, 2021 2 min read

X-Press Pearl: Sri Lanka forms expert groups for environmental, economic costs

To get maximum compensation and channel to affected persons

June 8, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka Shippers Council calls for independent probe into X-Press Pearl fire

Impartial investigation particularly keeping politics and geopolitics aside

June 8, 2021 4 min read

X-Press Pearl which carried caustic soda sinks slowly off Sri Lanka, no oil spill yet

Oil watch continues as bow bow goes under water

June 7, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka recovers X-Press Pearl black box, chief officer questioned on stowage plan

Police have questioned the captain, chief engineer and deputy chief engineer

June 6, 2021 4 min read

Sri Lanka official on X-Press Pearl fire: loading conflicts on dangerous goods are usually detected

Goods have to be correctly declared for safe stowage

June 6, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka says X-Press Pearl insurers have agreed to interim compensation

It is uncertain whether there is any oil on board

June 5, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka in biggest ever nurdle hunt after X-Press Pearl spill, volunteer hunters arrested

At least eight nurdle hunters were arrested perhaps for the first time in the world

June 4, 2021 3 min read
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