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Stocks soar to 3-year high

Speculative trading raises concerns say analysts Reuters: Stocks edged up for the fifth straight session on Friday to hit a three-year high, led by large cap Ceylon Tobacco Co Plc, while block deals in market heavyweight John Keells Holdings Plc boosted the turnover. Analysts said investors’ sentiment was boosted by the low interest rates, but [...]

Govt. called on to promote organic food locally

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First-ever livestock and weather index insurance schemes launched Largest agriculture-based processed food and packaging exhibition open Sri Lanka needs a systematic process to relay chemical-free food material for the local market to provide for local consumers, an industry expert said yesterday at the opening of the Pro Food Pro Pack & Agbiz 2014 exhibition yesterday. [...]

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Pro Food Pro Pack & Agbiz 2014

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The Pro Food Pro Pack & Agbiz 2014 exhibition organised by the Sri Lanka Food Processors Association and Lanka Exhibition and Conferences Services Ltd. was unveiled at the BMICH yesterday. The exhibition, which showcases processed food and agri products,... 

Little-known coastal Veddhas

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By D.C. Ranatunga A Veddah is generally identified as a bare-chested man, carrying a short ‘porawa’ on his shoulder with the hair tied behind in a ‘konde’. This description does not fit in to the Veddah community in the east who are referred to as ‘Muhudu Veddahs’ – Veddahs of the Sea. They mainly live in the districts of Trincomalee and... 


Yala National Park gasping for breath

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By Srilal Miththapala Recently I had the good fortune (or was it bad fortune?) of going down to Yala and staying at the newly-opened Jetwing hotel. I thoroughly... 

Indu’s back with ‘Must Be Looking for a Bride, No?’

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‘Must be Looking for a Bride, No?’ is yet another rib-tickling new comedy from Indu Dharmasena. The play is scheduled to be staged at the Lionel Wendt... 

Accessing the seas of Mannar

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By Thulasi Muttulingam Time and tide, they say, wait for no man. Now though, through the intervention of an infrastructure project funded by the European... 

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