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Sunday, 20 July 2014


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The fruit promotion week organised by the Department of Agriculture at the Fruit Research and Development Institute in Kananvila, Horana concludes today. The program aims at increasing fruit consumption as nutritionists recommend a minimum of 200 grams of fruit per person per day. Pic: Sudam Gunasinghe

Norochcholai Phase II:

More power for national grid soon

Construction work on buildings and installing of generators in the second phase of the Lakwijaya coal power plant in Norochcholai has been completed and a test run of the plant was done recently, said Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), General Manager Shavindranath Fernando.

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Lanka should develop hinterland connectivity - Port experts

Sri Lanka should focus on developing feeder operator and hinterland connectivity with mega carriers coming on stream, said panellists at a seminar on ‘Changing Dynamics of Logistics and Transport with the Advent of Mega Ships’ organised by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Sri Lanka (CILT) recently.

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Two bulk carriers for CSC

Sri Lanka will take delivery of two, 65,000-ton bulk carrier ships in 2016. The two ships are being built for the Ceylon Shipping Corporation Ltd (CSC), the government official website reported last week, quoting Ceylon Shipping Corporation Chairman Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage.

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Tourism earnings top US $ 900 m in first five months

Earnings from tourism recorded a growth of 35.8 percent to US $ 901.8 million during the first five months this year, a Central Bank report said. The number of tourist arrivals up to May increased by 26.5 percent to 624,178. Arrivals in June grew at 14.3 percent, year-on-year,

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Airlines divert flights from eastern Ukraine

The European flight safety body Eurocontrol said that the Ukrainian authorities have closed the airspace in the east of the country to all airline flights. It said all flight plans that use routes in the area were rejected. It follows the crash of Malaysian airliner flight MH17 with 298 people on board, amid claims it was shot down.

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