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BIA's lack of capacity seen as stumbling block to attracting greater tourist numbers

The lack of capacity at the  Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA)  to handle heavy traffic  is the stumbling block to attracting a large volume of tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka, Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga said.Read More...

'India and SL could be examples to South Asia'


Sri Lanka was among nine South Asian and East Asian countries in the list of top 75 nations in the world, says Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Addressing a ceremony to celebrate Sri Lanka’s 71st Independence Day and India’s 7...

Addicted to social media? Find relief at Momentum Youth Expo


Social media addiction has got to the point where many youngsters prefer their smart devices over their family folk, teachers, studies and even their household pets. Their behaviour is largely determined by social media data sets and various opinion po...

Sampath Bank successfully raises Rs.7 billion through Basel III compliant debenture


Sampath Bank announced that its third BASEL III compliant debenture issue, to raise Rs.7 billion, had been oversubscribed within a few hours of its opening on February 20.

Having pioneered Basel III compliant debentures in the Sri Lankan ma...

Sri Lanka Telecom chooses Fontech’s software to deliver public Wi-Fi connectivity


The deal includes Fontech’s Wi-Fi Service Management Platform (WSMP) and Connection Manager as well as an international roaming agreement with FonSri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the national ICT solutions provider and leading broadband and backbone infr...

DHL Express Sri Lanka opens new Express Centre at Union Place


DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has officially opened its newest Express Centre at Union Place, Colombo. The new Center caters to the high demand expected from this locality, and customers can access D...

Unusual selling pressure from all CSE counters

Both CSE indices fell yesterday, ie, the All Share Price Index by 41.13 points and S and P SL20 by  29.06 points due to unusual selling pressure from all counters. This stemmed from a loss of business sentiment/confidence among investors due to un...

SLPA launches news website on Sri Lanka port sector


Sri Lanka Ports Authority in collaboration with the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Southern Development launched its dedicated news website on Thursday.

The launch took place at a function held at the auditorium of the Minist...

Hat-trick for team SAGT at Global Ports Forum in Dubai


South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) enhanced its Portfolio of Awards by winning the title of "Best Terminal in the Indian Sub-Continent Region" presented by the Singapore based Global Ports Forum for the third consecutive year. SAGT also won ...

Emirates to launch new service to Porto


*Four times weekly service

*Porto will become Emirates’ second destination in Portugal

*Travellers in northern Portugal will have direct access to Emirates’ global network via Dubai

Emirates has announced it will la...

Mobitel gifts 40,000 free spectacles to improve vision


Committed to enhancing the quality of lives for customers islandwide, Mobitel regularly engages in unique CSR projects that have a positive impact on its customer base. In its most powerful CSR initiative yet, Mobitel has gifted 40,000 spectacles to it...

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