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* Certificate of Good Manufacturing Practice made mandatory for food suppliers

Feb 15 (CP) Colombo- The Consumer Affairs Authority of Sri Lanka has made Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Certification mandatory for food suppliers including hotels from next month. The procurement of a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification based on the Sri Lanka Standard Code of Hygienic Practice for Catering Establishments has been made mandatory
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* Hutch, BOI sign supplementary agreement with $115 mn investment

Feb 15 (CP) Colombo- The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed a Supplementary Agreement with Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka (Pvt) Ltd on February 11, 2019.
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* Sri Lanka rupee ends weaker on importer dollar demand; stocks at near 4-mth low

Feb 15 (Reuters) COLOMBO- Sri Lanka's rupee ended weaker on Friday, as dollar demand from importers weighed on the currency, market sources said.
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* Sri Lanka’s largest brewer urges government to plug tax revenue leakages

Feb 15 (DM) Sri Lanka’s largest brewer has urged the government to come up with a foolproof mechanism to eliminate the tax revenue leakages stemming from non-declaration of full production volumes by spirits makers.
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* Sri Lanka sets to launch global campaign to promote Ceylon Tea

Feb 15 (Xinhua) COLOMBO- Sri Lanka sets to launch a mega global campaign to promote its popular Ceylon Tea this year in order to boost its tea exports, local media reports said here on Thursday. Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake said the global campaign will first start off in China in May and in Russia in September followed by Germany, Ukraine and Japan.
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* FriMi presents Lanka Bell monthly bills in real-time

Feb 14 (Island) FriMi, Sri Lanka’s first ever Digital Bank, Mobile Wallet and Payment System all wrapped up in one single App powered by Nations Trust Bank has joined hands with Lanka Bell to provide customers a convenient and a trouble-free bill settlement option.
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* Rs. 4.5 bn Ceylon Tea global campaign soon

Feb 14 (DN) The much awaited and long overdue Ceylon Tea Global Campaign which faced delays due to several reasons, would be launched this year, targeting three countries namely China, Russia and Japan, starting from May.
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* 'So Sri Lanka' wins the 'Best Decorated International Pavilion' at the 26th PTAA Travel and Tour Expo 2019 in Manila

Feb 15 (CP) Colombo- The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila with the support of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) for the second consecutive year participated at the 26th Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) Travel and Tour Expo 2019 from 08 to 10 February 2019 at the SMX Convention Center, Manila.
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* Dialog and LECO to launch Sri Lanka's first IoT based smart-grid solution to support prepaid electricity metering

Feb 14 (CP) Colombo- Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, Lanka Electricity Company (LECO) and the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy announced the deployment of an innovative Internet of Things (IoT) enabled smart-grid solution to introduce Prepaid Electricity Metering to Sri Lanka at the "GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities Asia Industry Forum 2019".
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* CSE announces appointment of two new directors to its board

Feb 15 (Island) The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) announces the appointment of Dimuthu Sanjaya Abeyesekera and Murtaza Jafferjee as directors of the CSE Board with effect from 1st February 2019.
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* Sri Lanka growth at 3.5-pct in 2019 : Room to be better managed : World Bank

Feb 15 (LBO) World Bank Vice President, South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer says that he finds the island facing a challenging macroeconomic landscape and that the nations Gross Domestic Product could be managed in a more effective manner.
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* Sri Lanka rupee ends lower on high dollar demand from importers; stocks steady

Feb 14 (Reuters) COLOMBO- Sri Lanka's rupee ended tad weaker on Thursday led by higher importer dollar demand, market sources said.
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* Access Engineering set to secure largest overseas project

Feb 14 (DM) Access Engineering PLC is en route to secure its largest construction contract outside Sri Lanka worth of 14 million euros to design and construct substructures for a Spanish-funded steel overpass for vehicles in Nairobi, Kenya, as the firm eyes business expansion in East Africa.
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