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Potato harvesting has begun in Nuwara Eliya. The farm gate price of potatoes has dropped to Rs. 80 per kg. Here a farmer collects his harvest in Meepitimana, Nuwara Eliya. Pic: Susantha Wijegunasekera

MICE sector to boost tourism growth

Sri Lanka's MICE (Meetings, Incentive travel, Conferences, Exhibitions and Events) tourism potential lies in corporate meetings and incentive travel which could contribute immensely to boost growth in the leisure industry, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB) General Manager and Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority,

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Lanka woos investors for services sector

Sri Lanka now seeks more foreign investments for the services sector and in the post-terrorism growth chapter of the island investment priorities have changed from manufacturing industries to services. Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal,

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Shipping industry, a major contributor to economy

“You are entering a global industry. The interaction, integration and connectivity that lies within Sri Lanka will extend in terms of trade ties, political relationships and greater economic pursuits through this industry,” said former Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama, at the certificate awarding ceremony of the Institute of Charted Ship Brokers.

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Textech exhibitions, a boon for textile exports

Three exhibitions to showcase the textile and garment sector in Sri Lanka will be held from February 28 to March 2 at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre. It is organised by CEMS Global USA, a multinational exhibition organiser. Textech Sri Lanka 2013 International Expo exhibition,

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Govt intervention, a must to reduce agro chemical prices

Vegetable farmers in Nuwara Eliya urge strong government intervention to reduce agro input prices and they said that a cartel of companies dominate the market. As agro chemical and seed prices increase, the cost of production of agro products is increasing and profitability of the industry is declining as farmers cannot increase prices of agro products.

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'Architects to be stakeholders in making Lanka the Wonder of Asia'

The 31st annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA), 'Architect 2013' under the theme 'Think Smart Innovative Enterprise - Architecture' was inaugurated by Minister of International Monetary Co-operation and Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr Sarath Amunugama at the BMICH last week. Mayor, Colombo Municipal Council,

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Mitsubishi Mirage makes its debut

United Motors Lanka PLC (UML) launched the Mitsubishi Mirage, a five-door hatchback to the automobile market last week. The Mirage will primarily cater to the increased demand for superior, fuel efficient and eco-friendly vehicles. The Mirage, a key in Mitsubishi Motor Corporation's plans to focus on global models for Asian markets will be available in nine colours.

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