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* Ceylon Chamber to publish a Registry of Northern Province SMEs

Apr 28 (CP) Colombo- The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in its initiative to assist Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Northern Province is making arrangements to publish a Registry of Small and Medium Enterprises operating in the region.
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* Taiwan company keen to set up garbage recycle, Electricity plant

Apr 28 (DN) One of the leading Taiwanese waste management companies is planning to set up office in Sri Lanka to introduce waste management systems with the ability for power generation.
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* Kiwis in flight: Glamping with elephants in Sri Lanka

Apr 28 (Stuff) Ever imagined sleeping in the jungle with leopards and elephants? Kiwis Brook Sabin and Radha Engling try it out We were both woken abruptly by a thud on the canvas. Leopard? Elephant? I scrambled for our tent's window.
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* SriLankan Airlines flights rescheduled today due to Indian experiment

Apr 27 (CP) Colombo- Due to an experimental flight launch by India and closure of the Indian airspace on April 27, the scheduled arrival and departure times of several SriLankan Airlines flights to several destinations would be changed today, the national carrier said in a statement.
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* Sri Lankan shares hit near 7-mth closing high on foreign buying

Apr 27 (Reuters) Sri Lankan shares closed at a near seven-month high in heavy trading on Thursday as foreign buying for 25 sessions in a row took net inflows into equities to 13.1 billion rupees ($86.1 million) and boosted sentiment.
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* Ceylinco Insurance announces another fat dividend

Apr 27 (DM) Ceylinco Insurance PLC has announced a dividend of Rs.27.50 per share to its shareholders for the year 2016, which constitutes a 275 percent dividend of the original share price.
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* Canadian maple syrup to delight Sri Lankan taste buds

Apr 28 (CP) Colombo- The Canadian High Commission in Colombo and Canada's Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) in partnership with the Sri Lanka Canada Business Council and the Kingsbury Hotel has organized the 'Canada Maple High Tea', an event aimed at promoting Canada's maple syrup - also known as 'liquid gold' to Sri Lanka.
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* Sri Lanka’s HNB to strengthen balance sheet with rights issue

Apr 28 (LBO) Sri Lanka’s Hatton National Bank is to issue up to 70,082,228 new ordinary shares by way of a rights issue, the company said in a stock exchange filing.
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* Sri Lankan exporters' delegation participates in SIAL 2017 Canada

Apr 27 (CP) Colombo- The High Commission of Canada today announced the participation of 10 small and medium sized exporters to the international food and beverage trade show SIAL Canada 2017 to be held from 2 to 4 May in Toronto, Canada.
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* Sri Lanka appoints seven lead managers for up to $1.5 bln sovereign bond - sources

Apr 27 (Reuters) Sri Lanka has appointed seven lead managers including for the upcoming up to $1.5 billion sovereign bond with the country expected to tap the capital market "possibly later in May", a source close to the deal told Reuters on Thursday.
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* Laugfs Holdings’ chairman buys 6 per cent stake in Pan Asia Bank

Apr 27 (Island) Laugfs Holdings chairman W.K.H. Wegapitiya, bought more than 27 million shares or an approximately 6 percent stake in Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC. The value of the deal is over Rs.500 million.
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* Tea Exporters cry foul over high taxes, CESS, levies

Apr 27 (DN) The Tea Exporter’s Association (TEA) has complained of the high taxes imposed on the sector. They lament that every exporter should renew their licence with the Tea Board (SLTB) annually at a cost of Rs. 500,000
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