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Last Updated = Sun, Sep 14, 2014, 11:32 pm SL Time

* Monetary Policy goal is to achieve price stability -PBJ

Sept 14 (Nation) The Secretary to the Treasury and Ministry of Finance and Planning Dr. P.B. Jayasundera says Sri Lanka’s target is to consolidate to lower single digit inflation and bring about an interest rate and exchange rate policy environment around which price stability would become the monetary policy goal.
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* Treasury bails out crisis-hit development lottery

Sept 14 (ST) The Treasury has bailed out the development lottery after a financial crisis that crippled transactions including the payment of Rs. 10,000 and above cash prices for the winners of the lottery when its bank accounts were frozen by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) last week, officials said.
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* SriLankan Cargo moving towards the future with the adoption of e-air waybill system

Sept 13 (CP) Colombo: Ushering a new era in Sri Lanka's airfreight industry, the national carrier's cargo arm, SriLankan Cargo signed e-AWB (air waybills) agreements with four of its top customers, September 10.
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* Lanka to double tea market share in U.S

Sept 13 (DN) The market share of the Sri Lankan tea in USA is very low and efforts are being made to increase this to a sizeable figure, Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the USA, Prasad Kariyawasam said.
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* Over 2,000 more hotel rooms in Colombo this year

Sept 14 (Island) One of Sri Lanka’s most successful hoteliers, Mr. Ravi Thambiayah, Chairman of Renuka City Hotels PLC, has welcome the spectacular growth of the country’s hotel stock and room capacity saying "this growth and competition would be welcome provided that there is a steady increase in tourist arrivals."
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* Vast opportunities in seaweed cultivation - NARA

Sept 14 (SO) Seaweed cultivation is a lucrative new business venture and vast export opportunities are available, said the chairman of the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA), Dr. S.G. Samarasundara.
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* SLI launches a special motor insurance package for GDSA

Sept 13 (Island) An MOU was signed between Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation (SLIC) & Government Dental Surgeons Association (GDSA) for an exclusive Motor insurance package for the members of the Association of Dental Doctors which was launched recently.
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