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U.S. partners with David Pieris Motor Company to boost electric mobility in Sri Lanka

The U.S. government, through its development agency, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is committed to accelerating clean energy to drive social and economic sustainable growth in Sri Lanka. …

War in Ukraine raises global shipping costs, stifles trade – UNCTAD

The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says the war in the Ukraine is stifling trade and logistics of the country and the Black Sea region, increasing global vessel…

Crisis in Colombo port drives shipping lines to alternative routes

Due to the ongoing political unrest in Sri Lanka, shipping lines are going for transshipment routes that do not pass through the port of Colombo for the transport of goods…

Sri Lanka to setup SEZs in Galle, Bandarawela, Ratnapura,Thimbirigasyaya, Fort, Pettah and Kollupitiya

The Urban Development Authority (UDA)  has proposed to set up Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Galle, Bandarawela, Ratnapura city center, Thimbirigasyaya, Fort, Pettah, and Kollupitiya under proposed city development plans. Urban…

THE WALL OF STRENGTH AGAINST AGGRESSION

By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera 141 of the 193 United Nations member states voted for the UN resolution on Russia’s aggression (thirty-five abstained and five voted against). Almost the entire world has…

Colombo Port’s East Container Terminal’s Construction Second Phase Begins

Construction of the second phase of the Eastern Container Terminal (ECT) of Colombo harbor commenced today (12th) morning under the patronage of President Gotabhaya Rajapaksha and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksha.…

Most Sri Lankan Exporters Grappled with high costs and shortages in sourcing inputs for exports

Most of Sri Lanka’s exporters are grappled with high costs in sourcing export inputs with some exporters are struggling to source export inputs while facing shortages, according to a recent…

China Communications Construction Company Bags Two Lucrative Port Deals in Sri Lanka

Chinese-state owned China Communications Construction Company has secured two lucrative port deals at the deep-water East Container Terminal (ECT) of Port of Colombo as China made further inroads deep into…

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…

Expolanka Survives from 25% surcharge tax proposed in budget 2022

Sri Lanka’s second-largest listed firm, Expolanka Holding PLC will not be subjected to a one-off 25% surcharge tax proposed in budget 2022 given the company’s earnings heavily skewed its overseas…