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Sri Lankan companies commence production in Ethiopia

Sri Lankan companies commence production in Ethiopia

The grand production inauguration ceremony of the Hawassa Industrial Park in Ethiopia that has attracted 18 leading global apparel and textile companies was held recently at the Industrial Park with the…

Limits of exclusivism

Limits of exclusivism

(By Ahilan Kadirgamar – Political economist)The recent no-confidence motion in Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council (NPC) in Jaffna, moved by a section of the Council members against Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran,…

Improved Swedish interest in Sri Lanka imports after GSP+

Improved Swedish interest in Sri Lanka imports after GSP+

An increased interest to import products from Sri Lanka to Sweden has been noticed since the GSP+ came in to function. This was confirmed on Tuesday 20th June during a…

Two French naval ships arrive at Colombo harbour

Two French naval ships arrive at Colombo harbour

French naval ships ‘Mistral’ and ‘Courbet’ arrived at the Colombo harbour on a goodwill visit on Wednesday. The two ships were welcomed in compliance with naval customs by the Sri…

Sri Lanka’s food gap widens in wake of floods and drought: UN

Sri Lanka’s food gap widens in wake of floods and drought: UN

An extreme drought followed by floods has affected large swathes of cropland in Sri Lanka, United Nations agencies reported today, warning that the disaster threatens the food security of 900,000…

Moragahakanda hydro-electricity plant ready to generate electricity

Moragahakanda hydro-electricity plant ready to generate electricity

All the testing work of the Moragahakanda hydro-electricity plant, which will generate 25MW to the national grid have been concluded. The Electrical engineers say that the electricity generation could commence…

India and Japan to build LNG terminal in Sri Lanka

India and Japan to build LNG terminal in Sri Lanka

In a bid to counter China’s growing influence in the Island nation, India and Japan will join hands to set up a $250 million LNG import terminal in Sri Lanka,…

Singapore’s Mustafa Center to invest 200 mln USD in Sri Lanka

Singapore’s Mustafa Center to invest 200 mln USD in Sri Lanka

Singapore’s Mustafa Centre will go head with a 200-million-U.S. dollar mixed development project in Sri Lanka, the head of the country’s investments agency said on Friday. Board of Investments (BOI)…

800,000 Sri Lankans suffering from depression: WHO

800,000 Sri Lankans suffering from depression: WHO

World Health Organization office said that there are approximately 800, 000 people suffering from depression in Sri Lanka. Sources say that media can play a key role towards increasing the understanding…

Sri Lanka completes Megapolis water transport study, EOIs soon

Sri Lanka completes Megapolis water transport study, EOIs soon

The Sri Lankan government has completed a pre-feasibility study on inland water transport in the planned Megapolis urban agglomeration project with Dutch governemnt support and investment proposals will be called…

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