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* SR Attygalle appointed as Treasury Secretary

Nov 19 (CP) Colombo- Deputy Treasury Secretary SR Attygalle has been appointed as the new Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and the Treasury Secretary. Mr. Attygalle is a senior economist and has previously served as a Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
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* Dialog and Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka to establish 'Digital Health Innovation Laboratory'

Nov 19 (CP) Colombo- Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider partnered with Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka (HISSL), to establish a 'Digital Health Innovation Laboratory', the first of its kind in the country, to incubate innovative digital solutions for the healthcare sector.
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* Sri Lanka Telecom Group operating profit up 37%, revenue recorded at Rs. 63.9 billion: first nine months 2019

Nov 18 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) announced its financial results for the first nine months of 2019, which again proven to be strong and impressive. The Profit After Tax (PAT) of the Group for the first nine months of 2019 reported at Rs. 5.0 billion
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* Biz community confident about economic revival under new President

Nov 19 (DN) The Business Chambers congratulated the 7th elected Executive President of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa and expressed confidence that he would work towards the prosperity of the nation.
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* World's biggest float: Saudi oil giant Aramco poised for record 1.3trillion valuation in its stock market debut

Nov 18 (AFP) Saudi Aramco will seek a blockbuster 1.3trillion valuation in its stock market debut, putting it on course for the world's biggest float. In a prospectus, the state-owned oil giant said it would sell 1.5 per cent of its shares on Riyadh's Tadawul exchange for between 30 and 32 Saudi riyals (620p to 660p) each.
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* Share prices rise on Sri Lanka polls result

Nov 18 (Times) Share prices rose in early trade on Monday at the Colombo bourse as brokers and investors basked in the glory of a presidential victory by Gotabaya Rajapakse.
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* John Keells Holdings partners with University of Moratuwa as the Platinum Sponsor of the annual career fair 'Are you ready? 2019'

Nov 19 (CP) Colombo- John Keells Holdings PLC, Sri Lanka's largest conglomerate, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Moratuwa on the 23rd of August, as the Platinum Sponsor of the University's annual career fair 'Are you ready?' 2019.
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* ComBank provides Internet Payment Gateway to Nuwara Eliya Golf Club

Nov 18 (CP) Colombo- The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club (NEGC), one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia, recently appointed the Commercial Bank of Ceylon as its Internet Payment Gateway (IPG) service provider.
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* CILT opens trading at CSE to celebrate Centenary Year

Nov 18 (CP) Colombo- The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) recently rang the Opening Bell to commence trading at the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) to mark the organization's centenary year.
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* Sri Lankan stocks jump to more than 1-year high, rupee up after Rajapaksa poll win

Nov 18 (Reuters) COLOMBO- Sri Lankan shares jumped to their highest in more than a year in heavy volume, while the rupee rose to a two-and-half month high on Monday, after former wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa won the presidency by a big margin.
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* Piramal Glass declares half-year results

Nov 18 (Island) Piramal Glass Ceylon PLC has successfully completed the first half of FY20 with its revenue crossing Rs.3.5 Bn mark & PAT of Rs. 95 million. The half-yearly turnover stands at Rs 3,527 Mn contributed by Rs. 2,476 Mn from the Domestic Market & Rs. 1,051 Mn from the International Market.
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* Sluggish demand, higher finance costs impact Softlogic 2Q

Nov 18 (DM) Diversified conglomerate Softlogic PLC reported depressed results for the period ended September 2019 (2Q20) amid sluggish consumer demand, fall in tourist arrivals and higher finance costs.
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