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* Moody's affirms ratings of three Sri Lankan banks; maintains negative outlook

Dec 14 (CP) Colombo- Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the long-term ratings of three banks in Sri Lanka (B1 negative). The rating actions follow the affirmation of Sri Lanka's B1 sovereign rating.
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* Sri Lankan rupee ends firmer on exporter dollar sales

Dec 14 (Reuters) COLOMBO- The Sri Lankan rupee closed firmer on Thursday as late exporter dollar sales outpaced importer demand for the U.S currency, dealers said.
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* Asiamoney names HNB the ‘Best Cash Management Bank in Sri Lanka’

Dec 14 (Island) HNB, has been recognised by Asiamoney as the "Best Cash Management Bank in Sri Lanka". This prestigious award to HNB is a first for a local bank in Sri Lanka in cash management.
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* Arpico to add 100,000 sq ft of green retail space

Dec 14 (DN) Richard Pieris Distributors Ltd’s mission is to add 100,000 sq ft of retail space to the modern trade market, asserted K A S Lasantha, General Manager, Richard Pieris Distributors.
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* Sri Lankan community preparing for a multilingual internet using local scripts

Dec 13 (CP) Colombo- The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and local experts in policy, technical and linguistic fields convened in Colombo to introduce the Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) program and launch the Sinhala Generation Panel (GP).
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* Rice exporters' delegation from Pakistan in Sri Lanka to promote and market Pakistani rice

Dec 13 (CP) Colombo- A 15-member delegation of Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) is visiting Sri Lanka to promote and market Pakistani rice, according to a statement.
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* Telecom operators are biggest spammers in Sri Lanka: report

Dec 13 (LBO) Caller ID and spam detection app, Truecaller recently announced some revealing stats on spam and scam calls in Sri Lanka. The recently published Truecaller insights: ‘Top Spammers in Sri Lanka in 2017’ report reveals that Telecom operators are the biggest spammers
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* Up to 60% with DFCC Bank’s Vardhana Virtual Wallet 2017-12-12 17:07:54

Dec 13 (DM) The Christmas season just got a whole lot more interesting with an exciting seasonal offer from DFCC Bank! Vardhana Virtual Wallet customers can avail of steep discounts up to 60% at popular merchants encompassing online, clothing, restaurants, supermarket, taxi service and fresh sea food stores.
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* Shipwreck tourism comes calling in Sri Lanka

Dec 13 (TTG) A proposal has been submitted to the Sri Lankan government to encourage the promotion of shipwreck exploration alongside other attractions in the country, Sri Lanka Tourism chairman Udaya Nanayakkara announced.
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* Sri Lanka Tourism concludes successful roadshows and food & cultural Event in Australia

Dec 14 (CP) Colombo- With a growing focus on the Australian market, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) concluded a series of events that kept Australia interested an entire week, which commenced from 20th November 2017.
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* Sri Lankan stocks little changed near 8-month closing low

Dec 14 (Reuters) COLOMBO- Sri Lankan shares closed little changed on Thursday, hovering near their lowest close in eight months hit in the previous session, as gains in plantation and beverage stocks offset falls in palm oil and diversified shares.
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* IOC allegedly brought down substandard A1 Fuel

Dec 14 (DM) The Indian Oil Company (IOC) imported a stock of 14,000 metric tonnes of substandard aviation fuel into the country on Monday (11), the Petroleum Trade Union Alliance claimed yesterday.
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* Sri Lanka's industrial production index up 3.7 percent in October 2017

Dec 13 (CP) Colombo- According to the monthly Index of industrial Production (IIP) released by the Census and Statistics Department, the volume of industrial production in Sri Lanka has increased by 3.7 percent in October 2017 compared to the same month in 2016.
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* Sri Lanka Central Bank hosts 10th International Research Conference

Dec 13 (CP) Colombo- The 10th International Research Conference of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka was held on 08 December 2017 at the John Exter International Conference Hall of the Central Bank.
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* Sri Lankan stocks hit near 8-month closing low as banks fall

Dec 13 (Reuters) COLOMBO- Sri Lankan shares fell on Wednesday to their lowest close in nearly eight months as investors sold banking and diversified shares.
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* A novel solution to the food waste issue from Eco Waste Disposers

Dec 13 (Island) Eco Waste Disposers recently introduced a product which offers a unique solution to Sri Lanka’s garbage problem. The garbage disposers ease the hassle of collecting and disposing food waste
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* JAT Holdings wins Entrepreneur of the Year award

Dec 13 (DN) The ‘Entrepreneur of the Year award’, which is organized annually by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry to give due recognition to Sri Lankan entrepreneurs who excel in their fields, was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.
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