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Sunday, 14 April 2013


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Second Cross Street, the centre of textile and apparel wholesale and retail business was crowded with New Year shoppers last Wednesday. Pic: Susantha Wijegunasekera

Tight monetary policy pays dividends

The Sri Lankan economy grew at a healthy rate of 6.4 percent in 2012 while inflation was maintained at single digits for a fourth consecutive year, despite several global and domestic challenges, the annual report of the Central Bank, 2012 stated.The report was launched last week at a ceremony in Colombo. President Mahinda Rajapaksa was the chief guest at the launch.

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Food prices remain low

The prices of most food items remained low amidst increasing demand during the Sinhala and Hindu New Year festive season, market sources said. Traders said that due to uninterrupted supply and sufficient stocks, the price of rice declined during the festive season. Last week in the Pettah wholesale market, Nadu rice sold at Rs. 55-58, Samba at Rs 65-67 and red parboiled rice at 55-58, proprietor of Laxman Traders in Fourth Cross Street said.

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Legend of the Seas makes maiden voyage to Lanka

The Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Legend of the Seas made its maiden voyage to Sri Lanka last week.The ship arrived from a month-long US $50 million drydock in Singapore with an array of features and amenities for its remaining Asian season.

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Enormous potential for growth - Bangladesh High Commissioner

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh should explore opportunities in the ICT, construction and ship-building sectors in which Bangladesh has made great strides, said Bangladesh High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Sufiur Rahman.

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