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SLT inks $ 415 m ICT investment deal with BOI

Latest move gets flagship status for SLT from BOI Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the flagship national ICT solutions provider and premier broadband services and backbone infrastructure operator, announced yesterday that the company has received flagship status from the Board of Investment (BOI) after committing a total investment of $ 415.44 million to undertake telecommunication, information [...]

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Opposition protests casinos as controversial bill taken up in Parliament
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The main Opposition yesterday staged a protest outside the proposed site for three casino investment valued at over $ 1 billion as Parliament prepared to pass controversial legislation legalising gambling. The three projects are a $ 350 million casino project by Australian casino mogul James Packer, a $ 300 million gaming facility by local tycoon [...]

BBS New SL’s No

Big draw for Central Bank’s 64th Annual Report launch

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A large number of officials, bankers and business leaders attended the launch of the 64th Annual Report of the Central Bank recently with President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Chief Guest. – Pix by Upul Abayasekara

අvurudu අsiriya

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By Cheranka Mendis Despite the sunny smile of the Sun Gods being replaced with the blessings of the rain, the Sinhala Tamil New Year is just around the corner. The spitting and crackling of the hot oil coming from the kitchen is a welcoming change as the women busy themselves in front of the hearth, [...]


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