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New Zealand ban live exports of animals by sea citing reputational risks from poor animal welfare practice

Citing reputational risk from poor animal welfare practice, New Zealand is banning live exports of animals by sea. New Zealand’s Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor on Wednesday announced the controversial practice…

Farmers move to occupy a critical elephant corridor in Sri Lanka

By Malaka Rodrigo Earlier this month, more than 300 people gathered near the borders of the Dahaiyagala Wildlife  Sanctuary in Sri Lanka’s Uva province armed with axes, long knives, ropes and handheld…

Cabraal Leads Sri Lankan Delegation to Lulu Regional Office

A high-level delegation from Sri Lanka headed by the State Minister of Money & Capital Market and State Enterprise Reforms H E Ajith Nivard Cabraal visited Lulu regional headquarters recently.…

Sri Lanka finalizes air bubble pact with India to resume air travel

India has finalized a bilateral air bubble arrangement with Sri Lanka for the operation of special international passenger flights between the two countries, the Civil Aviation Ministry said on Saturday.…

MolecuLight Appoints Nanomedix as a specialized Distributor in Sri Lanka

 MolecuLight Inc., the leader in point-of-care fluorescence imaging for detection of wounds containing elevated bacterial loads Nanomedix (PVT) LTD as the specialized Distributor in Sri Lanka for its i:X fluorescence…

Softlogic brings all retail operations into one core vertical

Softlogic Holdings PLC completed the transfer of all retail operations into one core vertical under Softlogic Retail Holdings (Pvt) under the restructure plan announced over two years ago. “Softlogic Retail…

Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical Plans to Submit Regulatory Filings for its Dengue vaccine in Sri Lanka this year

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accepted the Company’s filing packages for its dengue vaccine candidate (TAK-003) which is being investigated for the…

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank Signs $1.5 B bilateral currency swap Pact WIth China

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank (CB) entered into a $1.5 billion ( CNY 10 billion) bilateral currency swap agreement with the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) for a three-year period. However,…

BreadTalk To Close Down All Outlets in Sri Lanka Until Further Notice

The Board of Directors of FoodBuzz (Private) Limited, the sole custodian of franchise rights for BreadTalk in Sri Lanka decided to temporarily suspend its business operations. The parent of FoodBuzz…

Sri Lankan Airlines Signs engineering maintenance agreement with FITS Aviation

Sri Lankan Engineering, the Engineering arm of Sri Lankan Airlines signed a total 360 engineering maintenance agreement with FITS Aviation, encompassing base maintenance, line maintenance, and other engineering services, for FITS Aviation’s Airbus A320 fleet…