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Sri Lanka’s Fastest-Growing Apparel Manufacturer Hela Clothing Officially Joins U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomes global apparel manufacturer Hela Clothing, a provider of sustainability-focused supply chain solutions, as a new member. With facilities located in Sri Lanka, Kenya, Ethiopia…

Navigating through High Maritime Freight Rates

By Imesha Dissanayake Maritime Freight rates have been on an upward trend since the second half of 2020. The Drewry’scomposite World Container Index (WCI) as of 30th September 2021 increased…

Sri Lanka Lifts margin deposit requirement on mobiles, home appliances, and over 600 other imported goods

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) removed the 100 percent cash margin deposit requirement imposed on 623 ‘non -essetial’/non urgent’ imported goods including mobiles, home appliances, clothing, household, and…

Sri Lanka bans China manufactured ‘organic’ fertilizer after detection of bacteria again

Sri Lanka banned the import of organic fertilizers manufactured in China after state agriculture authorities detected harmful bacteria in them for the second time. Director General (DG) of Agriculture, Ajantha…

Sri Lanka’s Forex Crisis Worries South Indian textile and fabric exporters

South India’s textile and fabric exporters are worried that the economic crisis in Sri Lanka–India’s second-largest export destination for clothing products—may lead to a delay in payments from buyers in…

China’s Global Network of Shipping Ports Reveal Beijing’s Strategy

VOA News: A powerhouse in global trade, China has more shipping ports at home than any other country. Key investments add about another 100 ports in at least 60 nations.…

Inflation Spectre Floats on Developing World’s Horizon including Sri Lanka

By Rabah Arezki and Jean-Pierre Landau As the global economy begins to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, managing inflation risks will be much more challenging in developing countries than in…

Sri Lanka’s Agripreneurs Alarmed Over Contaminated Organic Fertilizer Sample Imported From China

Sri Lanka Agripreneurs’ Forum (SLAF) expressed grave concerns regarding the importation of a batch of contaminated organic fertilizer following confirmation from the Minister of Agriculture and National Plant Quarantine Services…

Sri Lanka food crisis: Forex dips to risky levels. Can Colombo avoid IMF?

Sri Lanka is experiencing acute food emergency. Long food queues are seen even in Colombo neighbourhoods amid tight lockdown measures. Shelves at government-run supermarkets are running low – some even…

Cumulative workers’ remittances inflows into Sri Lanka declines in the first eight months

Workers’ remittances inflows into Sri Lanka declined sharply for the third consecutive month in August erasing the growth see in remittances inflows in the early months of the year. The…