Colombo Port ranks 25th in world’s busiest container ports

Colombo Port ranks 25th in world’s busiest container ports

Colombo, Nov 2 - Sri Lanka's Colombo Port has moved up two places to become the 25th busiest container port, next to Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, helped by a Chinese run terminal, a global ranking has shown. In 2016 Colombo's volumes grew 10.6 percent to 5.734 million twenty foot equivalent units (TEUs) helping it overtake Bremen/Bremerhaven (5.535 mn) in...

Unlimited number of Sri Lankan flights can now operate from six Indian airports

Qatar studying proposals to partner with Sri Lankan Airlines

Colombo, Nov 1 (newsin.asia) - The Sri Lankan government, on Wednesday said that a Qatari delegation who was in the island earlier this week had held talks with debt ridden Sri Lankan Airlines after President Maithripala Sirisena had asked Qatar to partner with the national carrier. Cabinet Spokesperson, Rajitha Senaratne said that the delegation was expected to study the proposals...

China looks to bring in more Chinese businesses into Sri Lanka

China looks to bring in more Chinese businesses into Sri Lanka

Colombo, Oct 30 (newsin.asia) - China has expressed its willingness to bring in more Chinese businesses into Sri Lanka following discussions held between a visiting Chinese delegation and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, a statement said Monday. A Chinese Business Delegation led by Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai (CPIT Shanghai) visited the Chamber recently to hold discussions...

Pilots‘ Guild Okays Suspension of License of Drunken Sri Lankan Airlines Pilot on international flight

Sri Lanka asks Qatar to partner with SriLankan Airlines

Colombo, Oct 27 - Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena had asked Qatar to partner with the island's troubled national carrier SriLankan Airlines which had run hundreds of millions of losses under two administrations. "The special attention of the Emir of Qatar was drawn to the request made by the President regarding entering into partnership with the SriLankan Airlines," a statement from...

Sri Lanka launches first Banking Robot

Sri Lanka launches first Banking Robot

Colombo, Oct 26 (newsin.asia) - One of Sri Lanka's leading commercial banks, Sampath Bank, on Thursday said it had launched the country's first banking robot that works in the form of a humanoid teller. In a statement, Sampath Bank said the robot uses artificial intelligence to understand customers’ requests and performs transactions. It detects the presence of a customer and automatically...

The oceans can’t absorb all, says expert

The oceans can’t absorb all, says expert

Colombo, October 23 (Daily Mirror): The world appears to be blind to the dreadful consequences of polluting the oceans because of the mistaken belief that the oceans, vast as they are, can absorb anything and still be pristine, laments Admiral Dr.Jayanath Colombage, a former Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy who is now Director of the Indo-Lanka Initiatives (ILI). In...

Two million Bangladeshi women get free mobile internet connection

Two million Bangladeshi women get free mobile internet connection

Dhaka October 23 (newsin.asia): The State-owned Bangladeshi mobile phone company, Teletalk, will distribute two million SIMs free of cost among women in the next three months, as part of an effort to provide them with easy access to the internet and to empower them in the process. State Minister for Telecom Tarana Halim launched the scheme under a new package—Aparajita—at...

Bangladesh to sign 15-year deal to buy Indian gasoil on October 22

Bangladesh to sign 15-year deal to buy Indian gasoil on October 22

Numaligarh (Assam) October 19 (Reuters) :Bangladesh Petroleum Corp (BPC) is set to sign on October 22, a 15-year deal with Indian oil refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) to import gasoil to meet the country’s energy demand. The sales and purchase agreement is expected to be signed during Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit to the capital of Dhaka, BPC...

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