Last Updated : 02-09-2014 08:11

 
 

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NDB comes up with biggest debt issue ever

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National Development Bank PLC (NDB), a development financier, yesterday announced its plans for Rs.10 billion listed debt, the largest ever debenture issue a listed company has so far announced.
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President visits and tweets to the world from Airtel booth

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa ceremoniously inaugurated the Business Forum of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at the Hotel Cinnamon Grand yesterday.
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Neapli billionaire calls for policy consistency to boost SAARC investments

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Nepal’s first Forbes billionaire yesterday called for policy consistency by governments in the region, to foster investments and become globally competitive.
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Fashion Bug takes another stride in contributing to regional development

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Fashion Bug, one of Sri Lanka’s leading retail clothing stores with over 17 outlets island-wide, completed yet another project by donating a computer unit, under its present Social Sustainability platform titled ‘Sisu Dirimaga’.
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Italian high-end restaurant chain plans Lankan entry

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High-end Italian restaurant chain SOHO is currently in discussions with potential local partners to set up a luxury restaurant in Colombo as early as next year, followed by a second restaurant in Galle, according to the founder owner.
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Commonwealth Association of Accountants launched

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With the objective of bringing together the accounting professionals of the Commonwealth countries under one common platform, Sri Lanka last week took the lead in launching the first-ever Commonwealth Association of Accountants (CAA).
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CCC urges businesses to make use of CBF

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The Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) to be held from November 12 to 14 in Colombo within the ambit of CHOGM, would definitely provide the Sri Lankan businesses the prospect of harnessing new as well as expanding their existing business dealings to a greater level, a media statement by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) stated.
Views: 1428

S’pore bourse selects MillenniumIT as post-trade tech partner

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MillenniumIT, London Stock Exchange’s proprietary technology business service provider said yesterday that it has been selected by Singapore Exchange (SGX) to power the bourse’s post trade operations.
Views: 1855

Hemas announces key changes to top management

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Hemas Holdings PLC yesterday announced changes to its director board and the top management.
Views: 2022

Mobitel mTicketing now enables government employees to make reservations via warrants

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The National Mobile Service Provider, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel which introduced the innovative mTicketingservice which also offers purchasing train tickets via your Mobitel phone, has now extended its services for the greater convenience ofgovernment employees through a new service titled ‘mWarrants’. 
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Aitken Spence in US $ 100mn resort deal with Spanish chain

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As exclusively reported by Mirror Business a couple months back, Sri Lanka’s Aitken Spence PLC yesterday said it is teaming up with Spanish Hotel chain RIU Hotels to set up a US $ 100m million resort in Ahungalla.
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Krrish Group says Transworks project in tact

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India’s Krrish Group, which is supposed to be building a luxury apartment complex on the Transworks House land in Colombo Fort, yesterday, denied the claims that the Transworks site is going to be offered to potential investors attending the forthcoming Commonwealth Business Forum.
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Eden Lanka acquires Dickwella Resorts for Rs.1.5bn

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Eden Hotel Lanka PLC (Eden) said it is buying 99.9 percent of Dickwella Resorts (Pvt) Ltd (Dickwella), a 76-room luxury property for Rs.1.5 billion from LOLC Leisure Ltd, a subsidiary of LOLC Group.
Views: 1952

Lanka Walltile ups stake in Lanka Tiles

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Lanka Walltile PLC has acquired 13.59 percent of Lanka Tiles PLC in a deal worth over Rs.575 million. The purchase was executed at Rs.80 per share.
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Sriyan appointed Textured Jersey CEO

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Sriyan de Silva Wijeyratne, who stepped down as Country Manager, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for Microsoft, has been appointed MD/CEO of knit fabric maker, Textured Jersey Lanka PLC.
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SL’s domestic investment strategy not sustainable: Prof. Indraratna

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Sri Lanka’s strategy of meeting domestic investment requirements through borrowing cannot be sustained for much longer, according to Sri Lanka Economic Association (SLEA) President Prof. A. D. V. De S. Indraratna.
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Sri Lanka opens first private air terminal

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Sri Lanka opened its first private sector-operated domestic air terminal at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) recently.
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Ceylon Beverage invests Rs. 238mn in restaurant subsidiary

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Ceylon Beverage Holdings PLC has made a Rs.238 million investment in its fullyowned subsidiary, Pubs ‘N Places Private Limited, which is engaged in the business of owning and franchising out restaurants.
Views: 1712

Hameedia to dress Lankan cricketers

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Sri Lanka Cricket yesterday announced the appointment of men’s clothing specialists, Hameedia, as the official formal clothing sponsor of the Sri Lanka national cricket teams.
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Browns Investments to acquire controlling stake in Sun & Fun

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Browns Investments PLC said it has signed an agreement with Sun & Fun Resorts Ltd to invest Rs.250 million to acquire 50.1 percent of the company and to construct a four-star international standard hotel in Pasikudah with 71 rooms.
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India's Maruti to set up manufacturing plant here

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Maruti Suzuki India Limited, (Maruti Suzuki), India’s largest car manufacturer yesterday announced their plans to set up a car manufacturing plant in Sri Lanka and are confident of starting operations as early as next year if all goes well.
Views: 1971

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