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Colombo shares up on election prospects

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January 07, 2015 03:52 pm

    Colombo shares gained on Wednesday with improved turnover and analysts saying that the market was ‘highly excited’ about the presidential elections tomorrow...


Restricted hours at Sri Lankan banks tomorrow owing to election

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January 07, 2015 01:16 pm

Sri Lankan banks will operate fewer hours tomorrow (Thursday) owing to the presidential vote taking place on the same day. The Bank of Ceylon said in a newspaper advertisement t...


Colombo shares maintain New Year cheer on both indices

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January 06, 2015 03:40 pm

The Colombo stock market on Tuesday kept up the momentum from last Friday, being the second trading day since the dawn of the New Year when both indices posted near 1 per cent gain...


PBJ makes eve-of-election visit to Sri Lanka Customs

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January 06, 2015 03:14 pm

  Sri Lanka’s Treasury Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundera and several Finance Ministry senior officials visited the Sri Lanka Customs today (Tuesday) to attend a New Year get-toget...


JKH completes 75% sale of Union Assurance to Fairfax Asia

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January 06, 2015 12:47 pm

John Keells Holdings (JKH) has completed the sale of 78 per cent of its stake in Union Assurance General Ltd to Fairfax Asia Ltd, according to a January 2 company announcement. Th...


Ceylinco Life calls for applications for 2nd ‘Ran Daru’ Charika City Tour

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January 06, 2015 12:39 pm

    Ceylinco Life says it is again providing an opportunity for children across the country to try their luck to qualify for the second edition of its ‘Ran Daru Chari...


Asian Alliance Insurance says life and general insurance business segregation process complete

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January 06, 2015 12:34 pm

    Asian Alliance Insurance PLC said on Tuesday that is has successfully achieved the segregation of its Life and General Insurance operation as of 1st January 2015, a...


Colombo shares cheer in the New Year

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January 02, 2015 04:34 pm

The Colombo stock market on Friday cheered in the New Year when both indices posted positive gains at market’s close. Analysts said this was welcome – especially with today ...


New Year bonanza: Over 55 (yr olds) get 2% more on finance company deposits

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January 01, 2015 09:31 am

Sri Lanka's Central Bank (CB) on Thursday offered a New Year bonanza for elder citizens saying over 55-year olds could be provided 2 per cent more on their deposits in registered f...




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