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Sri Lanka focus on ‘homegrown solutions’ to settle $6.9 billion external debt servicing obligations for 2022

Sri Lanka will focus on ‘homegrown solutions’ to settle $6.9 billion external debt servicing obligations for 2022 with nearly half of these obligations falling within the 1st quarter of the…

Sri Lanka’s Electronic Travel Approval (ETA) system not updated to cater to the needs of a modern traveler – COPA

Sri Lanka’s Department of Immigration and Emigration is yet to update the “Electronic Travel Approval” (ETA) system which aims to provide a more comprehensive and attractive service for tourists planning…

Gem Dealers in Sri Lanka Welcomes Govt Moves on Ease of Doing Business in Budget 2022

The Largest Association of Gem Dealers in Sri Lanka, the Chinafort Gem and Jewellery Traders Association welcomes the Government’s initiatives to promote Ease of Doing Business measures in the Gem…

Sri Lanka Eyes air connectivity for tourism recovery as the Island destination attracted 22,771 tourists in October

Sri Lanka’s tourism officials eyes direct air connectivity for tourism recovery as the Island destination attracted 22,771 tourists in October indicating modest improvement owing to factors such as vaccination advances…

Sri Lanka Commits to declare minimum 30% of the country’s marine reserves as protected areas at COP26

Sri Lanka signed up to the 30by30 target committing to declare a minimum of 30% of the country’s marine reserves as protected areas by 2030 at COP26 in Glasgow along…

Sri Lanka becomes first in Asia to tighten policy in pandemic-era

(Reuters) – The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) became the first in Asia on Thursday to raise interest rates since the pandemic began, as it acted to stem inflationary…

Emirates extend Suspension of inbound flights from Sri Lanka up to 7th August

UAE’s flagship airline Emirates confirmed yesterday that the suspension of inbound flights from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh has been extended at least till August 7, 2021. The airline…

Sri Lanka extends forex restrictions on capital flight by six months

The government has extended suspensions/restrictions on capital forex outflows (outward remittances) by six months with effect from the 2nd of July this year to preserve the country’s shrinking FX reserves.…

IATA Says Global Travel Restart Still Stalled In the Absence of Harmonized Measures-IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expresses frustration at the lack of coordination among governments worldwide for a data-driven risk-managed approach to re-establishing the freedom to travel while welcoming relaxation…

Sri Lanka Prepares to launch its first official Tourism ‘Travel App’ to Assure post-COVID travelers with Unique Experiences

Sri Lanka is preparing to launch its first official Tourism ‘Travel App’ with the assistance of WorldBank and Asian Development Bank with a focus on enhancing the visitor experience and improving the…