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Sri Lanka coconut production down 18.6-pct in 2017

Sri Lanka coconut production down 18.6-pct in 2017

Sri Lanka’s coconut production dropped 18.6 percent to 2.449 million nuts in 2018 amid a drought, from 3.011 million a year earlier, central bank data showed. A severe drought in…

India, Sri Lanka hold talks on smuggling

India, Sri Lanka hold talks on smuggling

India and Sri Lanka resolved to strengthen co-operation in preventing the smuggling of gold, drugs, fake Indian currency notes (FICN), wildlife, and other contraband across their route, and to address trade-related issues such as ‘Country of Origin’ frauds…

Technical Group meeting of the G-24 in Colombo

Technical Group meeting of the G-24 in Colombo

The two-day Technical Group Meeting of the G- 24 countries will be inaugurated by the Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera at 9.00 am on February 27, at…

Sri Lanka receives South Asia Innovation Award

Sri Lanka receives South Asia Innovation Award

A case story on the path breaking reform submitted by the Department of Public Finance of the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media felicitated for the Best Country Case Story…

Sri Lanka expects 2018 Maha paddy output to rise 57-pct after rains

Sri Lanka expects 2018 Maha paddy output to rise 57-pct after rains

Sri Lanka is expecting to a paddy output in the main Maha cultivation season to rebound 57 percent from a year earlier to 2.32 million kilograms with better rainfall, though…

Thai experts arrive In Sri Lanka to create artificial rain

Thai experts arrive In Sri Lanka to create artificial rain

 A team of Thai experts have arrived in Sri Lanka to look at the possibility of creating artificial rain in severe drought-affected areas of the island country, Xinhua news agency…

Sri Lankan rupee ends firmer on bank dollar sales

Sri Lankan rupee ends firmer on bank dollar sales

 The Sri Lankan rupee ended slightly firmer on Wednesday as exporter dollar sales outweighed importer demand for the greenback on hopes that political stability would resume after coalition partners agreed…

Sri Lankan among two executives held for raping employee in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Lankan among two executives held for raping employee in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Lankan national was among two senior executives of a private company arrested for allegedly raping a woman employee of the firm, an official said. The accused were identified as…

Sampanthan slams Rajapaksa for Tamil Eelam remarks

Sampanthan slams Rajapaksa for Tamil Eelam remarks

Leader of Opposition and senior Tamil politician R. Sampanthan on Monday said he was “alarmed” at former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s recent pre-poll campaign in which he told the Sinhalese electorate…

FTA with S’pore makes SL attractive digital hub – Minister

FTA with S’pore makes SL attractive digital hub – Minister

Sri Lanka’s IT industry has been one of the most remarkable success stories in the country’s economy, said Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, Malik Samarawickrama. He was speaking…

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