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Last Updated = Tue, Sep 2, 2014, 11:02 pm SL Time

* Sri Lanka to introduce a certified price for rubber

Sept 02 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Minister of Plantations Industries Mahinda Samarasinghe said that the government has taken steps to introduce a certified price for rubber. The Minister said the government has decided to pay the difference between the certified price and the actual market price in case the actual price is lower than the registered price.
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* Sri Lankan retailers step up India presence via single brand route

Sept 02 (Hindu) Sri Lankan retailers are making a beeline to enter India through the single brand FDI (foreign direct investment) route. After premium brands such as Avirate and Amante, fashion and lifestyle brand Odel is also seeking to set up stores in the country.
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* Rubber prices to be controlled

Sept 02 (Island) The government would control rubber prices soon, Plantation Industries Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said.
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* HRM Awards 2014

Sept 02 (DM) The Association of Human Resource Professionals (HRP) will organize the HRM Awards, the recognized benchmark for industry best practices in Human Resources, for the 6th time in 2014.
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* Sri Lanka bourse slips from over 3-year high on fall in large caps

Sept 01 (Reuters) COLOMBO- Sri Lankan stocks slipped on Monday from a more than three-year high hit in the previous session, led by a decline in shares of large-caps such as Ceylon Tobacco Co Plc and Nestle Lanka Plc.
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* Sri Lanka’s hard infrastructure drive phasing out: IMF

Sept 01 (DM) Sri Lanka’s first phase of economic development i.e. putting the hard infrastructure in place is now gradually phasing out and thus it is time authorities shift focus on building the soft side of the infrastructure consisting of a sound regulatory and tax environment, skill building and human resource development, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
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* Sri Lanka's Laugfs Gas ventures into international shipping and maritime services

Sept 02 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's private gas retailer Laugfs Gas has incorporated a fully owned subsidiary, Laugfs Maritime Services (LMS) (Pvt) Limited to expand its businesses into the international shipping industry.
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* Sri Lanka stocks slip; Keells, Dialog Axiata lead decline

Sept 02 (Reuters) Sri Lankan stocks slipped for a second straight session on Tuesday, moving further away from a more than three-year high hit on Friday, led by conglomerate John Keells Holdings Plc and Dialog Axiata Plc .
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* Bid to woo EU investments

Sept 02 (DN) a bid to woo more investments from the member countries of the European Union, Faiszer Musthapha, Deputy Minister of Investment Promotion addressed the EU business council which included H E David Daly, Ambassador of the European Union, L.W.M. Piet, Ambassador of the Netherlands, Fabrizio Pio Ambassador of Italy and Dr Michael Dohmen, Deputy Ambassador of Germany.
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* Bank of Ceylon extends anti-money laundering contract with Callcredit Group

Sept 01 (CP) London- The Bank of Ceylon (UK) Ltd, a subsidiary of Sri Lanka's largest bank, Bank of Ceylon, has signed a new contract with Callcredit Information Group which will help prevent money laundering and assist in meeting with regulatory compliance.
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* 3M Sri Lanka celebrates 20 years of innovation

Sept 01 (Island) 3M Sri Lanka, the local subsidiary of $30.8 billion global innovation giant 3M Company, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary in the country.
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* Mihin to acquire three more aircraft

Sept 01 (DN) Mihin Lanka Ltd, will acquire two brand new next generation aircraft in the the next two years to fly to new destinations and also add frequency to existing routes. In addition the budget airline of the nation would also take delivery of their fourth aircraft a 112 seater, A319, next March.
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