Sri Lanka to Consider Myanmar as One of the Possible Suppliers of 100,000 MT Rice

July 06, Colombo: Following a first round of assessment, Sri Lanka has decided to take a closer look at four international rice suppliers to meet its urgent market needs, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said today. On the directions of President Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka plans to purchase 100,000 metric tons of rice […]

Sri Lankan Airlines expands network to Myanmar

SriLankan Airlines will expand its network to Yangon, capital of Myanmar, from 1st June 2017, with the commencement of a codeshare partnership with Myanmar Airways International (MAI), one of Myanmar’s best-known airlines. SriLankan will codeshare on flights operated by MAI between Bangkok and Yangon; and also Singapore and Yangon; while MAI will codeshare on flights […]

Himalaya Airlines to fly Yangon

Himalaya airlines is adding its fleet to Yangon capital of Burma from 24 February Friday. The airlines will be operating its first flight to Mingaladon International Airport Yangon from Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu at 10:55 am on 24 February. According to our source, the airlines had decided to add its fleet to Yangon earlier this […]

Continental Shipping begins Yangon feeder service

Continental Shipping Lines (CSLPL) announced the commencement of their feeder service from Yangon directly to Colombo yesterday. This is the first time that a direct cargo link has been established between Colombo and Yangon opening a new opportunity for Sri Lanka exports to explore this market, SAR Maritime Agencies Limited General Manager Ruby Dole said. […]

India’s Myanmar Policy

Indian foreign policy has changed markedly since the 1990s, driven by realism and its own economic and strategic interests. One important change has been the increased attention New Delhi has been paying to Southeast Asia over the past two decades. The government of P. V. Narasimha Rao, which initiated India’s “Look East Policy,” also recognized […]

India-Myanmar container service runs into trouble in two months post launch

NEW DELHI: The India-Myanmar container service, an offshoot of the government’s Look East Policy, has run into a rough patch just two months into its launch. Questions are being raised over the sustainability of the service, which is riding on a kitty of Rs 14 crore, after it incurred a loss of over Rs 1 […]

Chennai set to retrace old Myanmar business route

CHENNAI: The Union shipping ministry is likely to launch a cargo ferry service soon between Chennai and Yangon (Myanmar). Official sources said the service will open a sea route to largely land-based trade that is already worth billions of dollars. For Tamil Nadu, however, the opening of a sea route will re-establish economic ties that […]