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Sri Lanka industrial production up by 2.2-pct in Jun 2019

Sri Lanka industrial production up by 2.2-pct in Jun 2019

Sri Lanka’s industrial production has increased by 2.2 percent in the month of June compared to the same month in 2018, new data show. Among the manufacturing industries; volume of…

Sri Lanka forex reserves drop in July to US$8.34bn

Sri Lanka forex reserves drop in July to US$8.34bn

Sri Lanka’s gross official foreign reserves dropped 421 million US dollars during the month of July 2019 to end at 8,343.9 million US dollars, official data showed. Gross official reserves…

Sri Lanka sets US$3.5bn tea export target for 2030

Sri Lanka sets US$3.5bn tea export target for 2030

Sri Lanka is targeting 3.5 billion US dollars in foreign exchange and 350 million kilogrammes of tea production by 2030, officials said. “Our target is 350 million kilogrammes of tea…

SriLankan welcomes free visa on arrival facility to 48 countries

SriLankan welcomes free visa on arrival facility to 48 countries

SriLankan Airlines welcomes the launch of the free visa on arrival facility that the Government of Sri Lanka is providing to citizens of 48 countries in Australasia, Europe and North…

SLTPB to invest Rs 1,050 mn for Palaly development

SLTPB to invest Rs 1,050 mn for Palaly development

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) will invest Rs. 1,050 million to assist in the refurbishment and the development of the Palaly domestic airport into an international airport. Managing Director…

Technology, Digital Transformation drives Sri Lanka’s future of business: IBM Forum

Technology, Digital Transformation drives Sri Lanka’s future of business: IBM Forum

IBM recently conducted an IBM Innovation Forum in Colombo that brought together business leaders to explore how they can leverage next-generation technologies for innovating at scale. The forum saw more…

UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion, Ahmed Shaheed to visit Sri Lanka

UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion, Ahmed Shaheed to visit Sri Lanka

The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed, will carry out an official visit to Sri Lanka, from 15 to 26 August 2019. “I will look…

US Asst. State Secy meets FM

US Asst. State Secy meets FM

Visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs (acting) Alice Wells yesterday[12.08.2019] met with Minister for Foreign Affairs Thilak Marapana, Ministry sources disclosed. The discussion between…

Emerging Technologies and Trade: Can Sri Lanka Stay Ahead of the Game?

Emerging Technologies and Trade: Can Sri Lanka Stay Ahead of the Game?

[ By Janaka Wijayasiri PhD  ]We live in an era marked by unprecedented technological change and innovations, which are transforming economic activities, including trade. While developments such as advanced robotics,…

SriLankan welcomes free visa on arrival for 48 nationalities

SriLankan welcomes free visa on arrival for 48 nationalities

SriLankan Airlines has welcomed the launch of the free visa on arrival facility that the Government of Sri Lanka is providing to citizens of 48 countries in Australasia, Europe and…

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