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Sunday, 29 June 2014


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CEO and MD of Chevron Lanka, Kishu Gomes at the SriLankan Airlines One World launch in Colombo recently. Pic: Sagara Lakmal de Mel

‘Bunkering at H'tota will attract more vessels’

The business community and chamber heads commended the commissioning of the bunkering facilities and the tank farm at the Hambantota port last week. It will help attract a large number of vessels and boost the port's transshipment status in the region.

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Tourism exhibition concludes

Sancharaka Udawa 2014, the exhibition that showcases development of the tourism industry in Sri Lanka, was held in Colombo last week. The exhibition was organised for the fourth consecutive year by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) with the Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO).

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Rice imports stabilise prices

Rice prices in the market have stabilised with stocks of rice imported from India and Pakistan coming into the market. However, there is no significant price decline and the wholesale price of local Nadu was over Rs. 66 per kg and local samba was over Rs. 76.

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CB debunks EPF 'liquidity crisis'

The Central Bank (CB) last week denied reports of the Government's move to amend the EPF Act as reported by certain sections of the media. The CB in a media release, categorically denied the allegations in the news reports that said the EPF Act will be amended to avoid making lump sum payments to retiring employees.

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Bureau Veritas opens modern laboratory

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, a company involved in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), opened a new laboratory in Katubedda recently. Apparel and non apparel vendors, government and semi-government authorities and members of Chambers were present.

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Turkish medical supplier mulls hospital projects

A leading global electro-surgical gear maker with nanotech ability is scouting for entry to Sri Lanka’s healthcare sector. “We are of gold standard in terms of electro-surgical gear and operating theatre equipment.

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