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Sri Lanka Customs has achieved a record revenue exceeding Rs. 900 billion in 2023, according to Customs Media Spokesman Seevali Arukgoda.

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Sri Lanka has just barely missed its 1.5 million tourist arrivals target set for 2023, despite seeing a record number of tourists visit the island nation in December last year.

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Department of Inland Revenue Commissioner A.M. Nafeer on Thursday revealed a sharp rise in tax files in 2023.

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The Ports and Airports Development Levy (PAL) currently imposed on fuel and gas is set to be removed upon implementation of the revised Value Added Tax (VAT).

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Sri Lanka has seen more than 200,000 tourist arrivals in the month of December alone, Tourism Minister Harin Fernando said in a post on the social media platform X.

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A Sri Lankan born pioneer of location-tracking technology has been appointed OBE in the King’s New Year Honours.

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To maintain Sri Lanka’s wildlife tourism, starting January 1, 2024, only trained and certified safari jeep drivers would be permitted to enter the Yala Block, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority said.

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India and South Korea are exploring joint development projects in neighboring Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, sources familiar with the matter revealed.

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Two lawyers today filed a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court seeking an order quashing the decision of the President to appoint Senior DIG Deshabandu Thennakoon, as the “acting” Inspector General of Police.

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Central Bank Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe said yesterday any government could renegotiate the programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) but it would be required to follow the path chosen currently to get international support.

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