Fillip for research in food processing
There will be tax reductions for research and
development in the food processing industry, said Industry and
Commerce Ministry Secretary Dr. Anura Siriwardena at the launch of
the 13th edition of the Pro Food Pro Pack and Agbiz exhibition which
will be held at the BMICH from August 22-24.
Luxury train service to Pallai
A luxury train service with fully
air-conditioned compartments from Colombo to Pallai will be launched
on March 7, CGR officials said. This train service starts with the
completion of reconstruction of the Northern railway track from
Kilinochchi to Pallai.
Drought affects rice prices
The prolonged drought has caused rice prices to
rise, market sources said. Traders at the Pettah wholesale market
said that supplies are low and prices have gone above stipulated
prices. According to statistics released by the Department of Census
and Statistics (DCS) rice prices have increased between 2.7-12.9
percent compared to February 2013 prices.
Ceylon Cinnamon secures two international trademarks
Ceylon Cinnamon, which is Sri Lanka's second
global brand, has secured its trademark at two more leading markets
- with another country application in the registration process.
Export Development Board (EDB) Chairman Bandula Egodage commended
the EDB's Agro Division for its efforts at the monthly review
meeting of the EDB last week.
Edexcel launches computer programs for children
Edexcel launched ‘Computer Pioneers’ in Sri
Lanka recently. 'Computer Pioneers' is a group of courses that
enable children from four to 16 years to develop computing skills
systematically to be digitally literate, creative, active and
responsible participants in the digital world.