26 November 2020

 

The theme for the 20th Sri Lanka Economic Summit is based on developing a roadmap for economic take-off for Sri Lanka leveraging on the key policy levers to ensure a successful economic recovery.

SLES 2020 will bring together key policymakers, business leaders, top international thought leaders and experts in devising this roadmap. The theme has been suitably chosen to reflect the need to emerge stronger with the setback due to the pandemic and use it as an opportunity to realign the country’s economic and development targets.

Each session will discuss a different aspect of the economic take-off with the initial sessions focusing on the global and local macroeconomic developments and the role of private sector in driving growth. There will be sessions focusing on domestic manufacturing, agriculture, tourism and technology and the role each sector will play in the economic revival process. To complement this, the role of government and state enterprises will be in focus as well.

 
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Tourism sector proposes to open country for global travellers under options

Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga has proposed to a recently appointed Sri Lanka Tourism Advisory Committee to consider opening up the country for foreign travellers under two options which include tourists undergoing a mandatory 14-day quarantine period after arriving here or travelling under a strict travel bubble, the Daily Mirror learns.

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Rediscovering Sri Lanka through a travel memoir

Foreign visitors have for centuries rhapsodized about Sri Lanka, or Ceylon as it was called until 1972: its seashores and landscapes, its governing religion, Buddhism, and its majority ethnicity, the Sinhalese.

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Why not live and work from Sri Lanka?

The new age of digital nomads

For those of us set to be working from home for the foreseeable future, an array of exciting possibilities has opened up. No longer limited by rigid working hours, face-to-face meetings and the daily commute, we have increased our everyday leisure time, and can work from whichever base we find most convenient: our bed; the garden; a coffee shop – or even a different country.

 
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More news.

European Union Delegation warns Sri Lanka over prolonged import ban

Nov 19, 2020 (LBO) – The current import restrictions are having a negative impact on Sri Lankan and European businesses, and on Foreign Direct Investment, the Delegation of the European Union (EU) said.

Issuing a statement, the Delegation of the European Union (EU) and the Embassies of France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and Romania reminded Sri Lanka that the Trade is not a one-way street.

Sri Lanka has what it takes to be vibrant in tourism and as a hospitality destination: Cinnamon CEO

The career of 50-year-old Mikael Svensson in the hospitality business can be described as a perfect case study for any aspirational intern in the industry. 

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2020-11-26
Sri Lanka seeks consultants for $100m solar project

The Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority has issued a tender to seek consultants for the pre-feasibility study of a large scale PV power plant.

2020-11-26
Netherlands agrees to provide free agricultural education and technical knowledge to Sri Lanka

Nov 26, Colombo: The Government of the Netherlands is ready to provide free higher and post education and technical knowledge related to agriculture in Sri Lanka, said the Ambassador of the Netherlands in Sri Lanka, Tanja Gonggrijp.

2020-11-20
Business Today TOP 30 2019–2020 - Corporate Performance In A Challenging Environment

The financial year 2019-2020 can be considered as one of the most challenging periods for corporate Sri Lanka with the companies being selected for their performance during the financial year 2019-2020. The main factors that impacted the performance of the economy was political instability and insecurity that hindered growth. The country and corporate sector have weathered many storms in the past, therefore, in this uncertain environment corporate Sri Lanka forged ahead.

2020-11-25
THE SMART HOME REVOLUTION IS HERE!

Over the last few months, we realized that there is more potential in the market for smart homes than we expected. People are on the lookout for new trends and ways in which they can add comfort to a busy lifestyle. With several apartment complexes promoting smart homes, the concept is growing fast.

2020-11-23
Korean entrepreneur wins business rights for cable car project in Sri Lanka

A Korean entrepreneur has won the business rights to a cable car project in Sri Lanka’s Kandy -- home of the Temple of the Tooth Relic, which is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world.

 
 

2020-11-20
Från lokala affärer till global succé – så tar ni företaget ut i världen

Vill ni ta ert företag på en global resa? För att lyckas internationellt krävs inte bara vilja och driv utan även väl genomtänkta strategier, rätt kompetens och kapital. Swedish Scaleups guidar er genom de viktigaste stegen.

2020-11-15
CMC’s energy-efficient Smart-LED street lighting drive progressing

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) is on course to roll out energy-efficient Smart-LED street lighting throughout the city, following the completion of the Galle Face stretch down Galle Road, keeping with the committed time lines of the project.

 
 

2020-11-15
Qatar with 22 departures from Scandinavia

Since the onset of the pandemic, Qatar Airways has flown over 175 million kilometres taking home over 2.3 million passengers on over 37,000 flights. The airline has also operated more than 400 charter flights across the world enabling it to stay up to date with the latest airport and national health procedures and maintain a finger on the pulse of global passenger flows, in particular in markets where it does not operate regular scheduled flights.

 

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