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Sri Lanka tea industry unaffected by bombings, weather

Sri Lanka tea industry unaffected by bombings, weather

Production and sales of tea, Sri Lanka’s main export crop, are looking favorable this year despite suicide bombings in April and bad weather, Sri Lanka Tea Board chairman  Lucille Wijewardena said. “The tea industry was the least effected by the ethnic issues. Transportation takes place and auctions are…

Prime Minister Briefs Diplomats On Current Security Situation

Prime Minister Briefs Diplomats On Current Security Situation

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe held a meeting with the heads of foreign diplomatic missions in Colombo and briefed them on the current situation in the country. At the meeting, the Prime Minister requested the diplomats to lift travel restrictions and advisories on Sri Lanka as the situation in…

Japan and India to develop Sri Lanka’s Colombo port, countering China

Japan and India to develop Sri Lanka’s Colombo port, countering China

Sri Lanka has agreed to jointly develop a container terminal at the Port of Colombo with Japan and India, countering China’s expanding Indian Ocean presence, foreign media reported. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, a memorandum of understanding will be signed in the coming months for the east…

Sri Lanka, Pulwama attacks made determined to fight terrorism: Indian FM

Sri Lanka, Pulwama attacks made determined to fight terrorism: Indian FM

India on Wednesday said the ghastly bombings in Sri Lanka at a time when the wounds of the…

US extends counter-terrorism support to Lanka

US extends counter-terrorism support to Lanka

United States has offered to continue to expand counter-terrorism and maritime and border security cooperation with Sri Lanka…

Sri Lanka can recover from attacks if normality restored quickly: CB Governor

Sri Lanka can recover from attacks if normality restored quickly: CB Governor

Sri Lanka can contain damage from last month’s suicide bombings and ensure a quicker economic recovery if it…

India will support Lanka’s fight against terrorism

India will support Lanka’s fight against terrorism

Indian High Commissioner in Colombo Taranjit Singh Sandhu yesterday said that India will stand shoulder to shoulder with…

IMF approves extension & USD164mn disbursement; grants waivers to Sri Lanka for performance criteria

IMF approves extension & USD164mn disbursement; grants waivers to Sri Lanka for performance criteria

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has completed the fifth review of Sri Lanka’s economic performance…

USD 70mn loan facility from IDA to strengthen services of Local Govt Authorities

USD 70mn loan facility from IDA to strengthen services of Local Govt Authorities

The International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank has provided a loan facility of USD 70 million…

Govt. enter into 3 agreements with China on national security & development

Govt. enter into 3 agreements with China on national security & development

Sri Lanka and China will enter into three significant agreements during the current official visit of President Maithripala…

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