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‘SL Tourism recovers fast with promotional activities’

‘SL Tourism recovers fast with promotional activities’

The recovery of Sri Lankan Tourism is now well intensified by the promotional activities undertaken by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, as well as due to travel incentive packages…

Sri Lanka raises $2 bln in bond sales amid strong risk appetite

Sri Lanka raises $2 bln in bond sales amid strong risk appetite

Sri Lanka raised $2 billion through bond sales, the central bank said on Tuesday, as falling U.S. treasury yields helped boost risk appetite in the island’s debt despite a slowing…

200 MICE travelers from Chennai arrived Sri Lanka

200 MICE travelers from Chennai arrived Sri Lanka

SriLankan Airlines in an effort to improve tourism between India and Sri Lanka organized a MICE promotions activity by bringing in 200 travelers from Chennai last week. Accordingly, a group…

Tourism vs. Remittances: Impact of Easter Attacks on Sri Lanka’s Foreign Exchange Earnings

Tourism vs. Remittances: Impact of Easter Attacks on Sri Lanka’s Foreign Exchange Earnings

(By Bilesha Weeraratne PhD) Sri Lanka was a few days short of celebrating a decade of peace since the end of the 30-year old separatist conflict, when a series of horrific…

State-funded treatment abroad for Easter bomb victims

State-funded treatment abroad for Easter bomb victims

People injured by the Easter Sunday bombings who cannot be properly treated locally will be sent abroad for treatment at state expense, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinge promised yesterday. The Prime…

No evidence Islamic State had foreknowledge of Sri Lanka bombings, says official

No evidence Islamic State had foreknowledge of Sri Lanka bombings, says official

It is not at all clear that the Islamic State and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who claimed responsibility of the Sri Lanka bombings in April, had foreknowledge of the…

Planters propose Lankan model to check entry of Nepal teas

Planters propose Lankan model to check entry of Nepal teas

Bengal’s tea planters have suggested adoption of the Sri Lankan model for tea imports as a measure to regulate entry of teas from Nepal which have found shelf space in…

Ambassador Rohan Perera pays farewell call on UN Secretary General

Ambassador Rohan Perera pays farewell call on UN Secretary General

Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York, Rohan Perera paid a farewell call on the UN Secretary General, Antònio Guterres on Tuesday, as he concludes…

University of Technology Sydney to open pathway college in Sri Lanka with USD2.1mn investment

University of Technology Sydney to open pathway college in Sri Lanka with USD2.1mn investment

Following the announcement this week that the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has become the world’s 140th ranked university, in addition to being Australia’s number 1 ranked young university (under…

SL needs Rs. 30 bn to achieve biodiversity targets

SL needs Rs. 30 bn to achieve biodiversity targets

Sri Lanka needs to invest Rs. 30 billion over the next five years to achieve national biodiversity targets and to avoid future expenses related to biodiversity restoration and management, according…

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