(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – “As Sri Lanka needs to build its foreign earnings, the role of the apparel industry is more important than ever. The government has taken steps to create the enabling environment for further export growth – and it is my wish to see numerous other industries breaking into export markets with the same success as the apparel sector”, so said Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera at the Annual General Meeting…"“Government creates environment for export growth” – Finance Minister"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The external sector performance was driven by a double digit growth in exports (year-on-year) in September 2017, surpassing the USD 1 billion mark of monthly exports for the third consecutive month. However, the trade deficit expanded with higher imports of fuel and rice during the month."Exports surpass USD 1 Bn again"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) has turned out to be a profit making body this year by recording a Rs.2 billion profit so far in 2017, Transport and Civil Aviation Deputy Minister Ashoka Abeysinghe said in Parliament on Saturday (25th Nov.)."SLTB earns Rs.2 Bn profit this year"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –UTSAV, a three days cultural extravaganza was held at the natural surroundings of ViharaMahadevi Open Air Theatre in Colombo from 17-19 November as a part of ongoing [email protected] celebrations showcasing glimpses of popular Indian culture ."Folk Dance and Music from Punjab enthralled Sri Lankans in Colombo, Galle and Polonnaruwa"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Second Round of Senior Officials’ Talks between the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade concluded in Canberra yesterday (16th November)."Sri Lanka – Australia Senior Officials’ Talks concluded in Canberra"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Microsoft’s Asia Digital Transformation Survey (2017), involving 1,494 business leaders in 13 Asia Pacific markets, found that 81% of Financial Services Industry (FSI) leaders believethey need to transform to a digital business to enable future growth. They also believe that big data, AI and cloud computing are now an essential part of that transformation strategy."What Does the 4th Industrial Revolution Mean for the Financial Services Industry in Sri Lanka?"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Pioneering skin care nutrient brand Glow, recently joined hands with two Sri Lankan fashion icons, at the ‘Purple Fashionista’ coffee morning in aid of a family who lost everything to the recent floods brought on by the SouthWest Monsoon."GlowReinforces its commitment to ‘Inner Beauty’ in Partnership with ‘Purple Fashionista’"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Market interest rates are unlikely to experience volatility through public debt-servicing requirements, as the Central Bank and the Sri Lankan government are better prepared to mange domestic and foreign debt next year with the planned implementation of the Liability Management Act and the buffers being built up by the state."No rate volatility next year as govt. better prepared – CB"