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Sri Lanka's exports drop slightly in August 2020

Sri Lanka, Sept. 12 -- Sri Lanka's exports during the month of August 2020 recorded a downfall of 8.3% to US$ 947.7 Mn as compared to the value of US$ 1,033.3 Mn recorded same month of last year. Des... Read More


Singapore Temasek Foundation donates 1Mn face masks to Sri Lanka produced by MAS Holdings

Sri Lanka, Sept. 12 -- Temasek Foundation of Singapore presented 1 million Livinguard reusable masks to Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to Singapore Sashikala Premawardhane for the people of Sri Lanka. ... Read More


BASL appoints special committee to study proposed 20th amendment to the constitution

Sri Lanka, Sept. 11 -- The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has appointed a special committee comprising of senior members of the BASL to study the proposed bill for the 20th amendment of the const... Read More


World Bank supports Sri Lanka with USD 56Mn to mitigate COVID-19 impacts

Sri Lanka, Sept. 11 -- The World Bank has reallocated $56 million from ongoing projects in Sri Lanka to protect the most vulnerable in the agriculture sector, improve COVID-19 protection measures on p... Read More


Govt. plans to produce 50-pct of Sri Lanka's pharmaceutical requirement locally within 3 yrs.

Sri Lanka, Sept. 11 -- Sri Lanka's Government plans to produce 50 percent of the country's requirement of pharmaceuticals locally within the next three years. The objective is to provide high-quality... Read More


Mastercard launches Central Bank Digital Currencies Testing Platform

Sri Lanka, Sept. 11 -- Mastercard has announced a proprietary virtual testing environment for central banks to evaluate Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) use cases. The platform enables the sim... Read More


Richard Pieris Finance and Arpico Insurance join forces to serve customers

Sri Lanka, Sept. 10 -- Arpico Insurance PLC stepped up to create an exclusive policy that provides a life cover of up to 1,000,000 rupees to customers of Richard Pieris Finance Ltd. The MOU in this re... Read More


No discussion yet to amend unfavorable conditions of MCC compact, says Cabraal

Sri Lanka, Sept. 10 -- State Minister of Money and Capital Markets and State Enterprise Reforms Ajith Nivard Cabraal says that the government has not yet discussed with the Millennium Challenge Corpor... Read More


Regional health leaders call for greater investments in sector

Sri Lanka, Sept. 10 -- The seventy-third Regional Committee Session of WHO South-East Asia Region began today with health leaders emphasising on greater investments for strengthening health systems an... Read More


Colombo fashion week introduces retail week with One Galle Face

Sri Lanka, Sept. 10 -- A new normal environment calls for a new normal experience, Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) curates a first-of-its-kind experiential retail interaction through knowledge in a respons... Read More