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President requests tea industry not to tarnish ‘Ceylon Tea’ brand name

Sri Lanka President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Friday made an appeal to tea factory owners not to tarnish the reputation of Ceylon Tea brand, which has long been an attractive brand around the world and request them to supply high quality tea to global market

Covid Task Force urges the public not to relax their guard against the virus

The authorities are warning the public not to relax their guard against the Covid 19 virus saying the risk of infection remains even though there is no evidence of community transmission of the disease, in Sri Lanka an official statement said

Sri Lanka to do utmost to prevent human trafficking

Sri Lanka will do its utmost to prevent human trafficking, Minister of Justice Ali Sabry has assured the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Cabinet minister accuses Sri Lanka central bank of not prioritising customer well-being

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank has formulated most of its monetary policies with the well-being of banks and finance companies in mind rather than that of their customers, Minister of Industries Wimal Weerawansa said

Sri Lanka progresses in human capital gains, needs to improve in nutrition and learning outcomes

The World Bank Group’s 2020 Human Capital Index, released today, finds that a child born in Sri Lanka today will be 60 percent as productive when she grows up as compared to if she enjoyed complete education and full health

Sri Lanka ranks 83 on the Economic Freedom of the World index

Sri Lanka ranks 83 out of 162 countries and territories included in the Economic Freedom of the World: 2020 Annual Report, released by Canada’s Fraser Institute in association with the Advocata Institute Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka airports will not be opened until COVID-19 is 100% controlled - Tourism Minister

Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga says that the airport will not be reopened until they receive confirmation from the Ministry of Health that COVID-19 epidemic has been brought under control 100 percent

ADB forecasts Sri Lanka's growth to contract by 5.5%

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday forecast Sri Lanka's economic growth to contract by 5.5 per cent this year, while South Asia's overall growth will shrink by 6.8 per cent

Sri Lanka responds to UN Human Rights Chief’s “unwarranted and pre-judgmental” concerns

Sri Lanka responding to the references made by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michele Bachelet at the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Monday in Geneva, said the High Commissioner’s comments on the proposed 20th Amendment are unwarranted and pre-judgmental, based on presumption

Sri Lanka claims Rs. 340 million for extinguishing fire on MT New Diamond

Sri Lanka’s Attorney General has submitted a written claim to the lawyers of the owners of the fire-stricken MT New Diamond to reimburse the costs incurred for extinguishing the fire onboard the ship and related activities

Construction of 100,000 km of rural roads in Sri Lanka will be completed in 2024

Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has entrusted officials with the responsibility of completing the construction of 100,000 km of rural roads and connecting them to the main road network by 2024

Construction work on Sri Lankan expressway begins with Chinese funds

Construction work on the first section of the Central Expressway in Sri Lankan began today (15), the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said

President emphasizes ports' development to make Sri Lanka one of world’s leading maritime hubs

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that Sri Lanka can use its unique locational advantage to become one of the world’s leading maritime hubs

Sri Lanka envisages meeting 70% of country’s total electricity demand from renewable energy by 2030

President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has stated that plans should be made to generate 70% of the country’s total electricity requirement from renewable energy sources by the year 2030

Sri Lanka trade deficit narrows in July 2020 as exports surpass US$ 1 bn

Sri Lanka’s trade deficit significantly narrowed in July 2020, as exports increased to surpass US$ 1 billion while imports recorded a decline, the Central Bank reported Tuesday in its External Sector Performance review for the month

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