Sri Lanka tightens security at tourist hotspots

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April 20, 2018 12:47 pm

The Government will be strengthening the police force in tourist hotspots in a bid to contain incidents of violent attacks against travellers to these destinations in the wake o...

Unions go ahead with May 1 rallies, ignoring official May 7 change in date

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April 19, 2018 07:32 pm

Sri Lankan trade unions are to ignore a Government decision to change May Day, saying they will go ahead with May 1 rallies and processions – bracing for a possible con...

Tax exemption removal worries Lankan gem trade

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April 19, 2018 06:57 am

Sri Lanka’s Gem and Jewellery industry is falling apart, accusing the government of neglect, not properly fostering the sector and removing a key tax concession in rece...

Govt. takes serious note, authorities close Mirissa hotel

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April 17, 2018 06:35 pm

Sri Lanka's tourism authorities have ordered to close the establishment where the recent sexual and physical assault of tourists occurred on April 8 in Mirissa. The Sri L...

CB cautions against the use of virtual currencies in Sri Lanka

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April 16, 2018 06:39 pm

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank (CB) on Monday alerted the public to the dangers of dabbling in cryptocurrencies which it said “may pose significant risks in terms of fi...

Govt. suspects organised attacks on tourists

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April 16, 2018 04:39 pm

Sri Lankan government believes there are “unseen hands” linked politically in carrying out orchestrated attacks on tourists like the recent physical and sexual attac...

Sri Lanka’s fuel pricing formula comes into effect in May

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April 16, 2018 02:26 pm

  Sri Lanka is set to introduce a cost-reflective transparent fuel pricing, based on international market prices, next month. This new transparent mechanism will be submi...

Online visas to the UK from April 5

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April 06, 2018 05:37 pm

The number of travellers to the UK from Sri Lanka has grown during the past few years for business and for other purposes, the UK said, announcing a new online visa facility....

SL makes double digit growth in digital payments

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April 05, 2018 07:00 pm

Sri Lanka has made double digit growth in digital payments which is considered to be a substantial increase for credit card platforms like Visa which arrived in the country 30 y...

SriLankan Airlines turnaround in 3 years

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April 05, 2018 02:04 pm

The new board of directors at national carrier SriLankan Airlines has assured that plans are underway to turnaround the organization in three years. The airline's new C...

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