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Sunday, 12 October 2014


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Rains have again played havoc with the onion harvest. Dambulla onion farmers are in a quandary as they have to harvest earlier than usual due to the rains. Here farmers fill their harvest for sale. Pic: Susantha Wijegunasekera

Value added products will capture niche markets

The high GDP growth rate, low inflation and interest rates in the country is an impetus for accelerated economic growth which the corporate community should make full use of to reach the next level of business, said Chevron Lubricants, Managing Director and CEO and top corporate personality Kishu Gomes,

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Building a sustainable future:

Engineers have a key role to play

Engineers have a key role in building a sustainable future in the backdrop of emerging issues related to unbalanced development taking place today, ignoring the social and environment aspects of development, Prof. Mohan Munasinghe told the 108th annual sessions of the Institute of Engineers of Sri Lanka (IESL) in Colombo last week.

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'Knowledge Economy concept gains momentum'

This conference is taking place at a crucial time. The President will present his 10th consecutive National Budget soon, spelling out the policy direction of the past 10 consecutive years of transformation of the economic landscape of our country, in terms of the outlined direction.

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Tourist arrivals up 16.8%

Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose 16.8 percent to 105,535 in September 2014 compared to the corresponding period last year, according to official statistics. The growth was driven by India and China. In the nine months of 2014, arrivals were up 22.4 percent to 1,107,178. Visitors from South Asian countries were up 9.7 percent to 28,561 compared to the same month last year with arrivals from India,

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FDI inflow hits US $ 1b mark

Direct Foreign Investment inflow has past the US$ 1 billion mark by the third quarter of 2014. BOI enterprises exported goods and services worth US$ 4.844 billion and imported raw materials and project-related items worth US$ 3.184 billion, Investment Promotion Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena told the media in Colombo last week.

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'Launching global marketing campaign vital'

Research shows that a majority of successful Sri Lankan business houses have been launched by local visionaries who had the courage to take calculated risks and most importantly a majority of those start-ups had plantations and tea as the foundation, Chairman,

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