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No duty-free edible oil from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

No duty-free edible oil from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

India allowing duty-free import of edible oil from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka under South Asian Free Trade Area (Safta) framework has raised the hackles of the domestic industry. The domestic…

India concerned over China’s rising investments in Sri Lankan port projects

India concerned over China’s rising investments in Sri Lankan port projects

As China rushes to invest in more ports in Sri Lanka, India views with concern the Asian neighbour’s bid to increase its footprint in the Indo-Pacific region. China also recently…

Colombo cuts rates after India eases cabotage rules

Colombo cuts rates after India eases cabotage rules

Colombo port, which thrives on Indian cargo containers that passes through it, has cut transshipment rates by 9.5 per cent after India lifted cabotage restrictions in May, allowing foreign ships…

China proposes gold exchange in Sri Lanka

China proposes gold exchange in Sri Lanka

China has proposed setting up an international gold exchange and a gem and jewellery hub in Colombo, Sri Lanka with an investment of 30 million US dollars, the Sri Lanka’s…

The World’s loneliest airport has India, Sri Lanka in a tough spot

The World’s loneliest airport has India, Sri Lanka in a tough spot

Sri Lanka and India seem to be on the opposite sides of the table on a crucial issue of bilateral ties. Earlier this month, Sri Lankan civil aviation minister Nimal…

UAE, Sri Lanka discuss cooperation in tourism sector

UAE, Sri Lanka discuss cooperation in tourism sector

Ahmad Ali Al Mualla, UAE Ambassador to Sri Lanka, and John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs of Sri Lanka, have discussed issues of mutual interest, especially…

‘Lanka among top five fastest growing tourism markets’

‘Lanka among top five fastest growing tourism markets’

GlobalData has ranked Sri Lanka as the fourth fastest growing tourism market in the world. Iceland, Japan, Hungary, Sri Lanka and Chile have been listed as the top five fastest…

India to develop model to give flash floods warning to Asian nations

India to develop model to give flash floods warning to Asian nations

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has assigned India the task of developing a customised model that can issue advance warning of floods to Asian countries, including Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Myanmar…

PROGRESS ON PLAN TO PROTECT YALA NATIONAL PARK

PROGRESS ON PLAN TO PROTECT YALA NATIONAL PARK

Yala, as an internationally renowned wildlife park, has attracted a large number of international and national visitors annually. The majestic leopard endemic to Sri Lanka is one of the main…

Sri Lanka’s female unemployment on the rise

Sri Lanka’s female unemployment on the rise

Sri Lanka’s unemployment in the first quarter of 2018, rose to 4.5 percent, up from 4.1 percent a year earlier, with female unemployment up to 7.4 percent in the quarter from 6.5…

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