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Lanka tea industry reeks of corruption, says Minister

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January 24, 2018 06:20 pm

Sri Lankan Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake on Wednesday told a packed room of journalists how the tea industry is reeking of corruption and that he will be a...


SL-S’pore FTA to open trade to the East Asian region

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January 24, 2018 03:09 pm

The Sri Lanka and Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed on Tuesday during a current visit by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is part of the broader strategy of eyeing th...


Singapore and Sri Lanka, dismissing protests, sign free trade agreement

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January 23, 2018 02:41 pm

Singapore and Sri Lanka signed a free trade agreement (FTA) on Tuesday in Colombo despite strong objections from professional groups in Sri Lanka. The pact is expected t...


Sri Lanka picked to host World Health Day 2018

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January 23, 2018 09:30 am

  Sri Lanka has been given the honour of hosting this year’s globally, recognized World Health Day. During the ongoing 142nd Session of the Executive Boa...


SL to raise $2 bln in bonds in 2018; seeks lead managers/book runners

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January 22, 2018 10:10 am

Sri Lanka is seeking to raise US$2 billion in sovereign bonds in the international capital markets this year to settle debt and has called for applications lead managers...


Visiting Singapore PM urged not to sign FTA with Sri Lanka 

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January 22, 2018 09:37 am

  Professional groups in Sri Lanka, engaged as key stakeholders in discussions with the Government on proposed Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with India, China and Si...


Police, public officials must act “within the law” during upcoming polls -HRC

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January 22, 2018 09:23 am

  Public officials and the Police have been directed by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRC) to ensure that the upcoming February 10 local council electio...


Hemas acquires Atlas, a popular brand of school and office needs

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January 19, 2018 04:48 pm

Hemas Holdings PLC has acquired 75.1 per cent of Atlas Axillia Co (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka’s leading school and office brand, for a consideration of Rs. 5.7 billion. The ex...


Lankan activists continue agitation against archaic alcohol laws despite new setback

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January 18, 2018 02:55 pm

Petitioners of a case filed in Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Wednesday challenging a decision to revoke an order to allow women to be employed in places of the production a...


Increase in wheat flour consumption in Sri Lanka, says Serendib Flour Mills

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January 18, 2018 11:18 am

Serendib Flour Mills hold 27 per cent of the wheat flour market share in Sri Lanka where the consumption pattern has grown to 60,000-65,000 of metric tonnes a month. &ldquo...


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