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* Cabinet approval for Public Debt Management Office

Oct 16 (CP) Colombo- Cabinet approval has been granted to establish a Public Debt Management Office under the Ministry of Finance for the purpose of addressing the issues relating to debt management.
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* Dialog and Samsung provide unlimited data for YouTube and Dialog ViU Premium with the all new Galaxy A Series

Oct 15 (CP) Colombo- Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, and Samsung, the No.1 smartphone brand in Sri Lanka, have partnered to provide an exclusive offer with every purchase of the newly-launched Samsung Galaxy A Series smartphone - unlimited data for YouTube and the all new Dialog ViU Premium.
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* SriLankan Airlines becomes 'Asia's Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean' at World Travel Awards for the third consecutive year

Oct 15 (CP) Colombo- SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance, reaffirming its stature as a leading airline in the Indian sub-continent, won the prestigious 'Asia's Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean' title for the third consecutive year at World Travel Awards Asia & Oceania Gala Ceremony, held on October 12, 2019 in Phu Quoc, Vietnam.
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* Proparco reasserts its commitment to development of SMEs in Sri Lanka

Oct 16 (Island) Proparco, a subsidiary of Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Group dedicated to private sector financing, signed an agreement with Commercial Bank of Ceylon last week.
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* Sri Lanka stocks slip from near 6-week high on profit-taking; rupee weakens

Oct 15 (Reuters) COLOMBO- Sri Lankan stocks ended weaker on Tuesday, snapping a run of seven straight gaining sessions to slip from a near six-week high hit in the previous session as investors booked profits.
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* CA Sri Lanka’s 40th National Conference kicks off today

Oct 15 (DM) The 40th National Conference of Chartered Accountants organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) will be inaugurated today at Waters Edge, Battaramulla under the patronage of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) President Fiona Wilkinson.
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* ComBank the highest ranked Bank in latest LMD 100

Oct 16 (CP) Colombo- The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has been ranked third in the latest edition of the 'LMD 100' - Sri Lanka's premier ranking of the country's listed companies - moving up two places from last year.
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* Sri Lanka's economy is expected to recover in medium term subjected to political stability

Oct 15 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's economic growth expected at 2.7 percent in 2019 is expected to recover in medium term subjected to the country' ability to ensure political stability and a return to normalcy, the World Bank says in its twice-a-year regional economic update on South Asia.
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* Sri Lankan stocks close lower for second day; rupee ends flat

Oct 16 (Reuters) COLOMBO- Sri Lankan stocks slipped for a second straight session on Wednesday, amid weakness in hotels and manufacturing shares, while the rupee ended flat.
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* Haycarb expands Haritha Angara green charcoaling initiative

Oct 16 (DN) Forging ahead with the sharing of its breakthrough, green - charcoaling technique with local suppliers across the island, pioneering activated carbon multi-national, Haycarb PLC announced plans to establish another 15 units of “Haritha Angara” by the end of the year.
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* Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment partners with Mobitel

Oct 15 (Island) Understanding the challenges and the long felt need of foreign migrant workers in connecting with their loved ones, Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) joined hands with Mobitel on September 16 to launch ‘Ran Piyapath’,
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* MTI enables Asia’s top ethnic fashion brand to explore Sri Lanka

Oct 15 (DN) An international delegation from Khaadi, an iconic fast fashion retail force, will be in Sri Lanka this week to meet potential franchise partners. Khaadi has identified Sri Lanka as a high potential market to establish its premium ethnic fashion brand
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