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  • Hambantota Port Welcome largest cruise ship

    February 8th, 2016
    Hambantota Port Welcome largest cruise ship

    Hambantota Port received its first ever biggest cruise ship-MS Rotterdam, belonging to the American Line shipping company yesterday, Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) said. There were1,400 passengers and 600 crew on the vessel. Measuring 238 m in length and comprises of 600 staff, MS Rotterdam is a luxurious...

  • Tourism kicks of 2016 with record arrivals in January

    February 8th, 2016

    China remains the rising star with arrivals more than doublingSri Lanka tourism has got off to a record start in 2016 with January arrivals notching up an all time high of 194,280. The record figure for the month of January is a growth of 24.3% over 2015 arrivals of 156,246. In 2014 January arrivals...

  • Sri Lanka’s road to economic liftoff

    February 2nd, 2016
    Sri Lanka’s road to economic liftoff

    Finance Asia: George Soros declared in January that the world is witnessing “only the beginning of the decline of financial markets and only the beginning of Sri Lanka being the exception.”The billionaire investor made the bold claim at a conference in Colombo one year after the country’s...

  • Sri Lanka enhances partnership with Korea ahead of 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations

    February 2nd, 2016
    Sri Lanka enhances partnership with Korea ahead of 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations

    Sri Lankan traditional artists perform at the Sri Lankan Food Festival at the Millennium Seoul Hilton on ThursdayKorean Herald: Ahead of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Korea, Sri Lanka is enhancing its partnership with Korea and promoting itself as an attractive investment destination...

  • SLT rolls out SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable system and First Tier 4 ready data centre for Sri Lanka

    February 2nd, 2016
    SLT rolls out SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable system and First Tier 4 ready data centre for Sri Lanka

    President Maithripala Sirisena virtually opens the new building of SEA-ME-WE 5 cable landing station at Matara. Telecom and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando is also presentPresident Maithripala Sirisena yesterday virtually opened the new building of South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe...