The Premier integrated telecommunication service provider, Sri Lanka Telecom PLC. (SLT) announced its group and company financial results for the year 2012, notching Rs. 6.17bn Group Operating Profit, a growth of 19% Year on Year (YoY).
The Board of Investment (BoI) signed an investment agreement with GVR Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd to set up the first-ever mixed development real estate project in Kandy, close to the famous ‘Elephant Bath’ locale.
Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa yesterday opened South Asia’s first underwater tunnel aquarium at Water World, Biyagama.
AFP: The President of t h e World Bank warned the finance chiefs of the world’s leading economic powers that global warming is a real risk to the planet and already affecting the world economy in unprecedented ways.
Blue chip conglomerate Aitken Spence PLC reported its interim results to the Colombo Stock Exchange yesterday, showing Rs 3.1 bn as profit before tax, which is an increase of 18 per cent for the nine months ended December 31, 2012, amidst challenging macroeconomic conditions.
The Rs.250 million second tranche of Commercial Credit and Finance PLC’s debenture issue was oversubscribed, the company informed the Colombo Stock Exchange yesterday.
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the national telecommunications provider, proudly announces the appointment of Lalith De Silva as the new Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from February 7, 2013.
Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC (LLUB) recorded a 2 percent Year-on-Year (YoY) increase in net profits up to Rs. 571.4 million during the fourth quarter of last year (4Q12).
Ceylon Tobacco Company Plc (CTC), the local unit of British American Tobacco, posted a consolidated after tax profit of Rs.8.2 billion for the financial year ended December 31, 2012 up 24.4 percent from a year ago.
Textured Jersey Lanka PLC (TJL), Sri Lanka’s leading provider of knit fabric to major global brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Marks & Spencer, Intimissimi and Decathlon, reported Rs.365 million in net profit for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 (3Q FY2012/13), growing 95 percent compared to the same period last year, as per the financial results released to the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE).
Improving the quality and accessibility of internet connectivity across the island must become a top priority for the Sri Lankan government if it is to continue fostering the growth of the country’s Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing (IT/BPO) sectors, according to Chairman, SLASSCOM, Sujiva Dewaraja.
Sri Lanka must find its own balance between free education and fee-based education, particularly in the field of tertiary education in order to bring maximum benefit to the wider economy, according to Global President of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Sir Paul Judge.
Hotel Services (Ceylon) PLC, the owners of Kingsbury Hotel, previously known as Ceylon Continental, posted a net loss of Rs.138.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2012, as against a profit of Rs.13.2 million in the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
HSBC has appointed Patrick Gallagher, CEO of HSBC Bahrain, as the new CEO of HSBC Sri Lanka and Maldives with effect from April 30, 2013, subject to regulatory approval
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is working with Sri Lanka’s Credit Information Bureau (CRIB) to make it easier for up to 37,000 micro and small businesses to access loans and other forms of financing using movable assets as collateral.
Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) welcomed the vessel “Mv Queen Mary 2” yesterday at a brief ceremony held at the Colombo harbour. The luxury carrier, owned by a UK-based company, had over 2300 tourists on board from USA, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada.
The recent increase in export taxes and the lack of communication between tea exporters and the government authorities are contributing to the progressive demise of the country’s tea industry, Colombo Tea Traders Association (CTTA) said in a statement.
John Keells Holdings PLC’s leisure sector recorded a 33 percent Year-on-Year increase in profits before tax to reach Rs. 1.34 billion during the third quarter of 2012 despite flagging demand for the conglomerate’s resort hotels.
Work on the refurbishment of the Vihara Maha Devi Park is expected to take place in mid-February under the Metro Colombo Urban Development Project (MCUDP).
The imposition of a 5 percent Ports and Airports Levy (PAL) on bunkering services, a move currently under review by the government, could have serious negative implications on operators, according to Ceylon Association of Ships’ Agents Chairman, Ralph Anandappa.
Lankem Consumer Products Ltd, a subsidiary of Lankem Ceylon PLC, recently commissioned its brand new laundry soap plant at its manufacturing complex in Sapugaskanda, thereby taking yet another step into the future.
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