Pollution levy Bill on hold due to TU pressure
The Environmental Conservation Levy Bill to
mitigate global warming, protect wildlife, the fauna and flora and
set up a solid waste management system in the country which was
scheduled to be presented in Parliament shortly has been put on hold
due to Trade Union pressure, Ministry sources said.
IATA countdown -100 days to e-ticketing
The International Air Transport Association (IATA)
on Friday began an important countdown-100 days to 100% e-ticketing.
"In 100 days the paper ticket gets put in a museum. On June 1, 2008
we will achieve 100% electronic ticketing," said Giovanni Bisignani,
IATA's Director General and CEO.
Boatshow to raise awareness, promote tourism
The first boatshow organised by the Boat
Building Technology Improvement Institution Lanka Ltd. (BTI) will be
held this year to raise awareness on the potential of the boat
building industry and promote tourism.