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President Rajapaksa Arrives in Shanghai

President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in China this morning. The President was welcomed at the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai by Deputy Secretary-General of Shanghai Municipal Government Mr. Huang Rong, Executive Vice President of Shanghai People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (SPAFFC) Mr. Wang Xiaoshu and Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in China Mr. Ranjith Uyangoda. Photos-…

(0)Comments | May 20, 2014 2:38 pm

LSE Executive Who Rebuilt Trading Platform Is Resigning

Tony Weeresinghe, the London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LSE) executive who helped rebuild the market’s core trading technology, plans to resign at the end of June. He joined the exchange in 2009 after selling his company, Sri Lanka-based MillenniumIT, to LSE for $30 million. MillenniumIT forms the basis of LSE’s trading system. Now based in…

(0)Comments | May 20, 2014 12:15 pm

Central Bank policy interest rates unchanged. Government guarantee for gold backed loans

The Monetary Board of the Sri Lanka Central Bank (SLCB) has decided not to change the  policy interest rates that decide the interest rates of commercial banks since the borrowings of the private sector have recorded a positive growth during March this year. Hence, the SLCB policy interest rates would remain unchanged from between 6.5 to 8.0 percent….

(0)Comments | May 20, 2014 12:13 pm

Mahesh Amalean steps in as Jayantha Dhanapala leaves Dialog board of directors

Chairman of a giant among Sri Lanka’s apparels sector MAS Holdings Group, Mahesh Amalean has been appointed an independent, non-executive director of Dialog Axiata. This appointment follows after Jayantha Dhanapala left Dialog Axiata as a independent, non-executive director recently.

(0)Comments | May 20, 2014 11:19 am

Japanese collaborate on research & development for new fuel efficient engines

TOKYO – Japan’s automakers, aiming to take the lead in fuel-efficient power-trains have joined forces in a new consortium to develop the next generation of fuel-sipping combustion engines. Their goal: A 30 percent improvement in the fuel efficiency of traditional gasoline and diesel engines by 2020. The Japanese government is to aid the country’s eight…

(0)Comments | May 19, 2014 10:44 pm

Stock Market Review

Colombo shares started a fresh week on Monday with mixed results as All share price index gained 4.05 points (+0.06%) to close at 6,319.24 while S&P SL 20 index lost 6.38 points (-0.18%) to close at 3,472.79. Price advancement in counters such as Ceylinco Insurance (closed at LKR 13.50, +5.4%), Dialog Axiata (closed at LKR…

(0)Comments | May 19, 2014 5:49 pm

How will new Indian leader’s economic policies impact Sri Lanka?

Though Indian Prime Minister designate Narendra Singh Modi’s economic policies have not yet been fully revealed, his statement that he is prepared to maintain stronger ties with Sri Lanka is very significant to the island economically, says Sri Lanka Central Bank Deputy Governor Nandalal Weerasinghe. While speaking to AdaderanaBiz he said that India’s middle class…

(0)Comments | May 19, 2014 3:57 pm

AMW to introduce luxury Nissan Patrol SUV in Sri Lanka

Associated Motorways (Pvt) Ltd, today announced its intention of introducing the luxury, new Nissan Patrol Y62 to the Sri Lankan market. The vehicle dubbed the “ultimate luxury SUV” first appeared at the 2010 Abu Dhabi Motor Show, and has since then been the undisputed choice in off-road regions like the Middle East and the outback…

(0)Comments | May 19, 2014 3:25 pm

Macksons Holdings enters the leisure sector with a 100 suite serviced apartments project in the heart of Colombo

Macksons Properties (Pvt) Ltd the newest business venture of Macksons Holdings entered into an agreement with the BOI Sri Lanka for the development of a 100 room luxury service apartment project in the heart of Colombo 3.  This agreement was signed by the Chairman of the BOI, Dr.Lakshman Jayaweera and the Deputy Chairman of Macksons…

(0)Comments | May 19, 2014 9:52 am

Narendra Modi: India’s Shinzo Abe

NEW DELHI – After a prolonged period of political drift and paralysis, India’s new government will be led by a man known for his decisiveness. Just as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s return to power in late 2012, after six years of political instability, reflected Japan’s determination to reinvent itself as a more competitive and…

(0)Comments | May 18, 2014 8:29 pm