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Sunday, 9 February 2014


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The sixth edition of the Footwear and Leather Fair kicked off at the BMICH on Friday. The three-day exhibition which concludes today attracted a large number of visitors. Here visitors take a close look at products at one of the stalls. Pic: Vipula Amarasinghe

MICE tourism targets $ 200 m revenue this year

The Meeting, Incentives Conference and Exhibition (MICE) tourism sector targets around US$ 200 million this year, said Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB), General Manager Vipula Wanigasekera. He said that the MICE sector which achieved a revenue of around US$ 160 million last year attracted around 129,000 visitors to the country.

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NCC to re-open wood-carving village

The Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises will open the reconstructed traditional wood carving village in Horana on Tuesday. It was revived by the National Craft Council (NCC). NCC Chairman Buddhi Keerthisena said that four small villages, Olaboduwa, Batuwita, Bandarawatte and Mawgama in the Kalutara district have been integrated under this traditional wood-carving development program.

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Market turmoil hits airports and airlines

Many airports across the world had to shut down due to poor planning, design and management, Professor of Engineering Systems, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Prof. Richard de Neufville told a seminar last week on ‘Planning,

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Prepaid bus tickets: Bus owners urge transparency

The Ministry of Private Transport Services and the National Transport Commission (NTC) launched a prepaid ticketing service for private buses last week in partnership with Mobitel and the People's Bank. This is the second prepaid bus ticketing system introduced by the transport authorities and in June 2011 a similar service was launched with the telecommunication company Dialog Axiata.

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