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In Special News
October 8, 2018 5:03 pm gmt |
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If trade barriers are overcome, trade within South Asia can increase three-fold, from $23 billion to $67 billion, suggests a new World Bank report. Sri Lanka has the potential to more than double its exports to South Asia. Increased intraregional trade will provide a greater variety of goods and serv...
In Srilanka
October 6, 2017 11:38 am gmt |
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The World Bank (WB) has recommended the raising of water tariffs, in order to meet costs needed for expansion and maintenance, despite Sri Lanka’s water tariffs being high compared with the South Asian average, a study released by the WB last month (September) showed. Whereas the South Asian av...
In Srilanka
August 27, 2017 9:40 am gmt |
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Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs and Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Alice Wells is to visit Sri Lanka this week. US President Donald Trump’s official will travel to Dhaka, Islamabad, and Colombo from August 28-September 2. She will me...
In India
January 4, 2016 8:00 am gmt |
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A powerful earthquake struck South Asia before dawn on Monday (January 4), killing at least nine people and injuring nearly 200, with efforts to rescue those trapped in rubble hampered by severed power supplies and telecommunication links. Six of the nine dead were in India, while three people in Ban...
In Srilanka
December 11, 2015 6:20 am gmt |
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The Cabinet has approved the proposal to draft legislations to introduce a minimum salary of Rs. 10,000 for private sector workers and it is expected to be implemented from next January, Labour Minister W.D.J.Senevirathne said. He who was speaking yesterday during the committee stage debate on the bu...
In Colombo
July 6, 2015 10:20 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals rose 12 percent to 115,467 in June 2015 from a year earlier driven by rapid growth from the main markets of China and India, data from the Sri Lanka Tourist Promotion bureau revealed. The first six months in the year 2015, the total number of visitors were up 14.1 p...
In India
June 26, 2015 4:49 am gmt |
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Far from being a non-performing region, South Asia is today the fastest growing region in the world. The South Asia Development and Cooperation Report 2015, brought out by the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), also terms a “statistical folly” the widespread n...
In Business
May 8, 2015 9:21 am gmt |
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According to the data released by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA)Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals rose 8.5 % in April this year compared to the same period last year. The month recorded 122,217 tourists arriving in the country compared to the 112,631 arrived in April 2014. In th...