Treasury Bond issue attracts Rs 133.32 b
The Rs 45 b Treasury Bond issue attracted a record number of
investments amounting to Rs 133.32 b with the Central Bank accepting
bids amounting to Rs 45.45 b, data released by the Public Debt
Department of the Central Bank said.
Foreign participation was massive, currency dealers said.
The rupee gained some ground against the US dollar on account of the
foreign interest in the bond auction. Similar to the first bond issue,
foreign investor appetite was apparent with yields falling in the third
bond issue this year, unlike the second issue which saw yields stay flat
on limited foreign participation.
Nenasalas in the North
The Information Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA)
is to set up 40 Nenasalas (Arivahamís) in the Northern Province.
Applications have been called from registered community-based
organisations for setting up these Nenasala Arivahamís (Wisdom Outlets,
Telecentres) in the Northern Province.
Rural development societies, womenís associations, sports clubs,
public libraries, organisations in-charge-of places of worship and
social groups committed to village development could submit their
application under this project.
Economic Forum 2013
The World Economic Forum 2013 will be held in Davos Klosters,
There will be 2,600 participants representing over 100 countries. The
roll call includes CEOs and representatives from the world's biggest
corporations, politicians and Heads of State from the G20 and other key
countries, technology innovators, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists
and media companies.
Asanga Abeygunasekera will be attending the conference from Colombo.
SriLankan Airlines opens sales office
SriLankan Airlines opened a passenger sales office in Gampaha.
The branch will facilitate travel formalities to a large clientele
in the Gampaha district by providing facilities including handling of
reservations, ticketing, Prepaid Ticket Advices (PTA), requests for
special services, information on fares, schedules and packages
essentially offering the same sales activity carried out by any city
office of the airline.
HDFC Bank gets new CEO
Nimal J.B Mamaduwa
Nimal J.B Mamaduwa assumed duties as the new CEO and GM of the HDFC
Mamaduwa is a senior professional banker with 38 years' experience in
commercial and development banking, including 29 years at Hatton
National Bank PLC. He was the General Manager and CEO at Sanasa
Development Bank PLC from 2006 up to October 2012.
Cairn Lanka workshop
As part of concluding its preparation and ahead of commencing the
exploratory drilling of the Phase 2 Exploration period in the Mannar
Basin, Cairn Lanka organised a stakeholder workshop in Colombo recently.
Senior Government officials representing the Petroleum Resources
Development Secretariat (PRDS) and Marine Environment Protection
Authority, the Commander of Sri Lanka Navy and senior officers from the
Sri Lanka Air Force took part.
Several members of other relevant government bodies and ministries
were present at the workshop.