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Governor’s Challenge Trophy for Global Commerce Excellence 2017

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:43

GATT was the mechanism under which most international trade was conducted from 1948 until 1995, when the WTO or World Trade Organization was formed...


Hoegh Tracer to call at Hambantota Port in March

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:42

Hoegh Tracer, the world’s largest Pure Car & Truck Carrier (PCTC) belonging to Hoegh Autoliners AS – Oslo, is scheduled to...


Port tour by Trade Finance Association of Bankers

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:40

The port tour participants The Trade Finance Association of Bankers (TFAB) recently organised an educational tour to Colombo Port ...


European Chamber promotes Sri Lanka as a maritime hub

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:39

The European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ECCSL) has identified Sri Lanka as a potential hub for rig refurbishment and marine repairs.  ...


Hambantota not a strategic port for shipping business

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:37

Hambantota is not a strategic port for shipping business, said Rohan J. Abeywickrema, delivering a paper at a seminar organised by the Organization...


How can your supply chain consistently delight your customers?

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:34

CMI and KPMG to share insights on building a demand-driven supply chain Drones will soon be delivering everything from consumer...


CMMSL and OPA seminar reveals Sri Lanka lacks maritime regulations

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:33

The Company of Master Mariners of Sri Lanka (CMMSL), a professional organisation of Sri Lankan ship captains, jointly with the Organization of Prof...


Improved East-West services by Maersk-Hamburg Sud in April

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:32

Over direct port pairs; best transit times Thanks to a slot charter agreement with Maersk Line, Hamburg Süd will be offering an...


Connecting Sri Lanka: EFL Express opens second centre in Galle 

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:31

EFL Express opened its second service centre in Galle this month. The domestic logistics provider has been based in Colombo since it was founded a ...


China’s Zhenjiang Shipyard delivers two tugboats to Sri Lanka

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:30

China’s Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard (Group) Co has successfully delivered two 6,000HP tugboats to the Sri Lanka Government Ports Auth...


Year of sustained growth for Etihad Airways in 2016 as it evolves into Etihad Aviation Group

/ Monday, 13 February 2017 00:47

  Etihad Airways has delivered another year of sustained growth in 2016, helped by new aircraft, additional frequencies and t...


SIA places $13.8b order for Boeing aircraft to drive additional growth through next decade

/ Monday, 13 February 2017 00:46

  Singapore Airlines (SIA) last week agreed to place firm orders with Boeing for 20 777-9s and 19 787-10s, for additional gro...


Emirates says flight delayed after Delta refuse spare part

/ Monday, 13 February 2017 00:46

Flight delayed while Emirates searched for spare part Delta says it was last spare part of its kind in Seattle DUBAI (...


Indian airports face capacity crunch as market booms

/ Monday, 13 February 2017 00:45

  MUMBAI (Reuters): India’s aviation industry risks a capacity crunch as an expansion in landing slots and terminals f...


BIA to implement Phase Two of development project

/ Monday, 13 February 2017 00:44

The Government last week approved a proposal to implement Phase Two of the Bandaranaike International Airport development project which includes co...


Global companies in retreat, a threat to shipping

/ Monday, 13 February 2017 00:20

Global companies in retreat, a threat to shipping As stated in ‘The Economist’ among the many things that President Donald Trump...


Hamburg Süd opens office in Dubai

/ Monday, 13 February 2017 00:18

Hamburg Süd has opened its first proprietary agency in the Middle East. On 1 February Hamburg Süd Shipping LLC commenced operations in ...


WISTA Sri Lanka organises insightful port tour for members and children

/ Monday, 13 February 2017 00:18

WISTA Sri Lanka beckoned the New Year by organising a guided port tour for its members and their children.  The aim of the port tour was to ed...


Eagle Logistics International Trade Compliances Forum

/ Monday, 13 February 2017 00:17

The organising committee    Supply chain logistics company Eagle Logistics facilitated another forum for its cus...


Maersk Line plans digitisation push to improve customer experience in Sri Lanka

/ Monday, 13 February 2017 00:16

Maersk has been consistently investing in Sri Lanka enabling exports and imports  Maersk Line to focus on increased digitisation ...


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SAITM and private medical schools: One bad start should not lead to throwing away a good idea

20 February 2017

Opposition to SAITM SAITM, the abbreviation for Sri Lanka's newest private university, South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (available at: http://www.saitm.edu.lk/), has been denoting a derogatory meaning in Sri Lankans' pres...


Delightfully imperfect?

18 February 2017

  A foreign national passing through the Colombo Private Bus Terminal on the day of a private bus strike  – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara     “Forty-year-old Mrs. Doreen Kulandivelu ...


Mother Lanka pregnant for the third time!

18 February 2017

A nattami carrying goods at Manning Market; the National Flag is seen on the wall in the background                                      &nbs...


Acting now for a better Sri Lanka

17 February 2017

Soldiers looking for survivors after a massive landslide in Aranayaka last year. The consequences of climate change will create a new pool of conflicts and will force people to survive and find a suitable way to live somewhere else – Pic by ...


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