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Having arrived in Sri Lanka in 1505, Portuguese explorers quickly established a foothold via their trading relationship with the kingdom of Kotte. In 1521 an uprising in the kingdom saw King Vijayabahu VII’s three sons mutiny and kill their father in a bid for power, in what would become known as the “Spoiling of Vijayabahu”. Soon afterwards,...

Articles & Analysis | Tips for your trip to Sri Lanka from The Report: Sri Lanka 2017


ETIQUETTE: Business settings remain formal with small cultural nuances, but leeway is given to foreigners in this respect. While men normally shake hands with other men, and women with women, some women may not wish to shake hands with a man outside of family circles. It is best to wait and see if a...

Articles & Analysis | Sri Lanka Hotel Listings from The Report: Sri Lanka 2017


HILTON COLOMBO 2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha Colombo 2 T: +94 112 544 644 F: +94 112 544 657 Rooms: 142 Hilton Guest rooms, 92 deluxe rooms, 61 executive rooms, 37 suites. Business & Conference Facilities: 24-hr secretarial services, fax, internet, printing, scanning, spiral...

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What is the pace of development in the middle and upper segments of the residential property market, and does this need to be adjusted?


How can policymakers work to ensure the population base is spread across the city and not just the central business district?