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Most fascinating SUV of 2014: Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

In 2015, Toyota will begin shipping hydrogen-powered vehicles to select US showrooms.The 4Runner TRD Pro will not be among them. Notwithstanding the Japan-only Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series Anniversary Edition – a paragon of circa-1984 off-roading aesthetics and technology – there may be no more retrograde a vehicle introduced in 2014 than this special-edition SUV….

(0)Comments | December 10, 2014 2:39 pm

Low interest rates for Green Buildings in Sri Lanka

Plans are afoot to provide loans at low interest rates for those building eco-friendly ‘Green Houses’ says Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) Chairman Dr. Rohan Karunaratne. During a special discussion with he added that discussions are ongoing with several banks in this regard. He pointed out that construction of environment friendly Green Buildings is…

(0)Comments | December 10, 2014 11:53 am

Jan-Oct exports surge to $9B

Sri Lanka’s January – October YoY exports have surged by almost 9% while an export product that recently faced volatile EU markets showed a promising turnaround, as revealed on 09 December. “For the month of October 2014 alone our provisional exports were at $ 900 Mn- and this is only merchandise exports without taking into…

(0)Comments | December 10, 2014 10:19 am

New opportunity for Sri Lanka: Colombo hospitals ready for Medical Tourism – VIDEO INTERVIEW

Several prominent private hospitals in Colombo are preparing to attract tourists for healthcare or Medical Tourism. While commenting on this latest opportunity which brings together two sectors, tourism and healthcare, Chief Executive Officer of Lanka Hospitals Dr. Lakieth Pieris said that Lanka Hospitals too was making preparations for this. The exclusive interview BIZ 24X7 of…

(0)Comments | December 9, 2014 4:26 pm

Considering Moving Back to Sri Lanka? WorkInSriLanka Conference – Dec 23, 2014

For many years, Sri Lanka experienced a steady “brain drain”, where highly-educated professionals sought out employment and started lives overseas. However, now this trend is slowly but surely reversing with a considerable number of them returning and settling back in the island.  The end of the 30-year domestic conflict in 2009 was an obvious factor…

(0)Comments | December 9, 2014 11:32 am

Former Malaysian PM Mahathir bin Mohamad in Sri Lanka to launch several projects

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad who holds the reputation of transforming Malaysia into an Economic Tiger of Asia is to arrive in Sri Lanka this evening (09 December). He is to deliver the keynote address at the Hambantota Conclave 2014 at the BMICH Sirimavo Bandaranaike Hall A and B, a forum which…

(0)Comments | December 9, 2014 11:26 am

Joe DiMaggio’s love letter to Marilyn Monroe sells for $78,000

Marilyn Monroe’s passionate love letters didn’t just mean a lot to her. They’re also worth tens of thousands of dollars apiece to the unnamed buyers who scooped them up at auction this weekend. One letter from her soon-to-be ex-husband Joe DiMaggio, the Yankee great, sold for more than $78,000, Julien’s Auctions announced. “Dear Baby —…

(0)Comments | December 9, 2014 10:52 am

Stock Market Review – 08th Dec 2014

Colombo shares started the weekly operation with a lack lasting trading session on Monday, recording a nearly 18-week low turnover of LKR 612mn. ASI dropped by 24.60 points during the morning session and bounced back in the latter part to close mere 2.55 points or 0.04% higher at 7,241.47 while 20-script S&P SL index marginally…

(0)Comments | December 8, 2014 6:32 pm

CMEC Starts $230 Million Water Supply Project in Sri Lanka

China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), a Chinese firm specializing in the construction of power projects, recently started its water supply project worth $230 million in Sri Lanka, the biggest in the history of the island’s government, according to an official’s statement on Saturday. Basil Rajapaksa, the Economic Development Minister of Sri Lanka, laid the inaugural…

(0)Comments | December 8, 2014 6:26 pm

KIA ready to introduce electric car to Sri Lanka – VIDEO INTERVIEW

KIA Motors Lanka Limited is to introduce an electric car to Sri Lanka for the first time, said the company’s Managing Director Mahen Thambiah. Interview BIZ 24X7 of the Ada Derana 24X7 Channel had with Managing Director Mahen Thambiah:

(0)Comments | December 8, 2014 1:14 pm