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Sunday, October 08, 2006
Vol. 41 - No 19
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Cautious welcome from business
By Feizal Samath
Sri Lanka’s business community on Friday greeted the historic coming-together between the ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the main opposition United National Party (UNP) with cautious optimism and urged both sides to make sure it works.
LPG prices: Shell to battle consumer authorities again
By Lakwimashi Perera

With current LPG prices in Sri Lanka based on world market rates that are nearly a year old, Shell Gas is again preparing to battle the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) – with a price hike.

Dialog TV in six months
Dialog Telekom Ltd, the leader in mobile telephony, will go live with a pay TV channel in six months time, after which it would provide options for mobile television, company officials said.
Asian Cotton turns to property development
The Asian Cotton Mills Ltd (Ascot) is set to make a 600 million-rupee profit in seven months with its latest joint venture with Roton Vander (Freighting) Ltd to develop a commercial property at Darley Road opposite the HNB towers.
BOI eats its words
The Board of Investment (BOI) is eating its words now that adamant corporate raider Harry Jayawardena has accomplished what he set out to do -- acquire Lanka Hospitals Corporation Limited (LHCL), the holding company of Apollo Hospitals. The new owners (Sri Lanka Insurance) are also said to be negotiating with the Parkway Hospitals Singapore, owners of the Gleneagles Hospital, to replace Apollo management. Last week the BOI said that they ‘wish to confirm that the terms of the BOI agreement would be continued provided that all terms and conditions as provided for in the agreement are complied within a period of six months from the date of transfer of LHCL shares.’
35,000 construction jobs for Doha Asian Games
Sri Lankan authorities are planning a crash programme to churn out skilled construction workers to feed a construction boom in Doha sparked by this December’s Asian Games.
New alliances and Apollo drama
Legal regime in South Asia, oil and gas exploration
Indo-Lanka FTA; misused and underused
Victorious Bodyline
Sri Lankan migrant workers return to Lebanon
Threat of withdrawing incentives to Apollo Hospitals
Rubber-wood industry in Sri Lanka threatened
Microsoft helps make lessons more interesting for students
Lak Sathosa aims to bring down COL
Japanese beauties at Sri Lanka tourism promotion
Top Security Strategist at Lankan tech fair on Oct 25-27
Education Ministry debuts groundbreaking SchoolNet project
Port congestion issue sorted out
New means of expanding higher education in Sri Lanka
Nepal meeting to focus on extreme poverty in South Asia
Trend of jobless growth in Lanka
Uditha and Harsha join DIMO Board
Bookings on SriLankan Airlines even four hrs before departure
Total solutions – solar/LPG – from Shell
‘Explore’ - a Business and Entrepreneurship Forum
Food Safety Summit 2007
Nawaloka investing over Rs 600mln while marking 21st year
IPS’ State of the Economy 2006 report out
Fitch assigns 'AA(lka)' Rating to ComBank’s debentures
Emirates increases services to Sri Lanka
HSBC helps educate microfinance recipients
Host of ICT events this month
Fitch affirms NDB ratings; withdraws NDB Housing Bank rating on merger
ICTA’s Nenasalas improve quality of ICT literacy in rural areas
Lanka Tiles group turnover up despite uncertainties
Emerging trends in ICT, electronic banking and the legal environment
Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results!
Seminar on Sri Lanka’s proposed expressways
Panadura is on JAC’s map
4.3 million mobile phones in Sri Lanka
Directors Institute discuss independent directors practice
TGS-NOPEC must pay Sri Lanka; not the other way around


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