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Sunday, April 22, 2007
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ADB back with fresh power sector talks

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) which pulled out a major power sector loan last year is back with fresh loan negotiations with the government following a decision to replace power sector reforms with a regulatory process rather than privatisation.

Rajapaksa leads powerful business delegation

President Mahinda Rajapakse is leading a powerful Sri Lankan business delegation to the World Economic Forum, the biggest grouping of political and business leaders, being held in Jordan from May 18 to 20 and will thereafter proceed to Kuwait for a May 21-22 visit.


Dhammika’s plans on jump-starting the BOI

The new ambitious Chairman at the Board of Investment (BOI) has given six months to the investors to start their projects once approved. Dammika Perera, also an entrepreneur in his own right, is planning to sanction the 550 aspirant investors within less than two weeks. “We will take less than two weeks to approve these applications.


Central Bank to keep ‘adventurous types’ out

The Central Bank says it’s not interested in any more Indian or Pakistani banks but is keen to attract banks from Singapore, Japan and China.“There are some banks from both India and Pakistan that are seeking approval, but the Central Bank is not keen on any more banks from these countries,” a senior Central Bank source told The Sunday Times FT.


Hemas eyeing Maliban
Fixed phones from Dialog
Debate over GDP, statistics, data - Comment
What you should know and should do- Feature

Agalawatte Plantations posts highest ever turnover

NGOs - intelligence service to deter peace -Wimal
CNN, Cartoon Network on Dialog mobiles
Dialog Telekom to launch Rs 15.54 bln rights issue
Lankan firm develops software solution for Galileo-Emirates
Finance Co appointed Ceylinco Fastcash distributor
GDP up despite mounting problems, high inflation
CCC says growth commendable
Many workers have lost jobs on quota crisis
Minister’s website wins global recognition
Seminar on Investigations
Experts at Muslim Aid microfinance meet
Shah Rukh, Chopra launch TAG Heuer’s latest creation
Three Cheers for Tokyo Cement
Environmentally-friendly shopping bag from Keells Super
National Equity Fund celebrates 15 years
Coke leads the way in recycling waste
Sri Lanka appeals to Commonwealth to bridge digital divide
SLT, SIA in joint pact to promote tourism
Tsunami victims hit by cost of living
Better public service through IT
Ban unfair, discriminatory on women migrant workers
Call for transparency and accountability in biz sector - Comment
Sri Lanka’s way forward - Comment
Human resources challenges for Sri Lanka - Comment
Holcim warns against rising prices
IT perspective in proposed ComBank-NDB merger
JKH pledges support for 8th ICAAP
Business news in brief

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