News & Events

  • Economic, Business and Consumer events that took place in Sri Lanka during the month of January 2016.

    January 30th, 2016

    Economic News Budget deficit reaches 7.2% in 2015. 2016 budget revisions continue, VAT/NBT latest casualty. USD 5-6bn FDI targeted; 2015 inflows fall to USD 700-800m. Sri Lanka slightly improves to 83rd in the Corruption Index. ASPI closes at 6,340.10 in Jan. (-8.0% YoY). Business News Tourist arrivals...

  • Sri Lanka seen as a possible maritime hub in South Asia

    January 29th, 2016 By Hiran H.Senewiratne

    Sri Lanka has a high potential and all the advantages to be developed as the economic hub of Asia and as a maritime hub of the region, Secretary General, Indian Ocean Marine Affairs Co-Operation Dr. Hiran Jayawardena said. "Sri Lanka has all the potential to become a maritime hub when considering the...

  • Sri Lanka Customs launches Single Window system

    January 5th, 2016

    Sri Lanka has been linked up with high tech Single Window programme implemented worldwide to facilitate the export-import process of the country. This move has been initiated by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake in line with the international regulations of the World Trade Organization and the World...