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Sunday, 16 June 2013


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The Sri Lankan Embassy in Korea and the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau organised a Sri Lanka pavilion at the 26th Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA). It was held from May 30 to June 2. Here visitors throng the pavillion.

Ornamental fish export revenue surpasses $ 7 m

The demand for ornamental fish has increased with its revenue surpassing $ 7 million, said a major ornamental fish exporter at an event to record Sri Lanka winning 30 awards at the recently concluded Aquarama 2013 ornamental fish competition in Singapore.

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Central Bank relaxes foreign exchange regulations

During the past few years, Sri Lanka’s macro economic fundamentals have improved and the domestic financial sector has become stronger and more resilient. In this background, foreign exchange regulations have been reviewed and relaxed gradually to achieve greater efficiency,

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Lanka No. 32 in business sophistication

There are many motivational factors for businesses and investors in Sri Lanka. The improvement of the business climate in Sri Lanka after the end of terrorism is significant and the changes that have taken place during the past three years is promising, said Director, Commercial Relations of Research in Motion (RIM) India, Hitesh Shah at the launch of BlackBerry Z 10 smart phone in Colombo last week.

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Tourist industry to provide 250,000 jobs by 2016

Sri Lanka Tourism is geared to attract high-end spenders from China, India, Turkey and Japan, said Sri Lanka Tourism, Chairman, Bhashwara Senanka Gunarathna at the launch of Hotel Show 2013. He said that Sri Lanka Tourism has identified strategies to attract 2.5 million visitors by 2016 and added that the industry is confident it could achieve the target.

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HNB celebrates World Environment Day

Commemorating World Environment Day for the fifth consecutive year, Hatton National Bank PLC (HNB) distributed 25,000 plants among its Singithi minor account holders. “HNB creates awareness and promotes good environmental governance and practices it in day-to-day activities.

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